Wednesday 30 May 2018

Nigerian Female Peacekeeper, Others Get United Nations Medals

Peacekeeper: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres decorates Amodu
A Nigerian military officer, Cdr. Olufunmilayo Amodu, serving with the UN Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), has been decorated with medal for her outstanding service.

Monday 28 May 2018

Two Killed, Seven Injured In Borno Suicide Bomb Attack

 Two female suicide bombers suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists have killed at least two persons and injured seven others after an attack in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Buharimeter: Nigerians Rate Buhari Low on Corruption, Security, Economy – Poll

Despite scoring itself high on its achievements in the past three years, a new poll conducted ‘amongst 4,000 Nigerians’ has rated President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance below average.

Transparency International Asks Nigeria To End Opaque Security Votes

Campaigners on Monday urged Nigeria to stop handing out millions of dollars to tackle unspecified security issues with no questions asked, arguing the practice fuels corruption and conflict.

Thursday 24 May 2018

1,292 Nigerians Died in Road Accidents 1st Quarter of 2018

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has revealed that no fewer than 1,292 Nigerians were killed in road accidents in the 1st three months of 2018 across Nigeria. 

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Biafra Day Celebration Turns Bloody As Security Agents Allegedly Kill 4 Activists

Events marking the 18th anniversary celebration of new Biafra, yesterday turned bloody in Onitsha, Anambra State, as members of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, accused the joint military task force operating in the state of killing five of their members.

Crime: Kidnappers in South Africa Demand Ransom in Bitcoin To Free Teenager

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A criminal gang in South Africa who kidnapped a teenage boy on Sunday are demanding a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency of nearly $120,000, police said.

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Nigerian Air force To Protect Shell Installations in Niger Delta With Drones

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has declared its readiness to deploy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to the Niger Delta region to secure oil and gas pipelines and other critical oil installations owned by Shell company in the country.

Catholics Across Nigeria Protest Against Blooodletting

The Catholic faithful across Nigeria are embarking on peaceful protest over continued killings in the country today.

Monday 21 May 2018

Boko Haram Insurgents Still Control Parts of Northeastern Nigeria

People in two of northeastern Nigeria’s six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas despite the federal government’s unwavering stance that it has defeated the Jihadist militant group.

Maritime Security: Nigeria Outlaws Private Security Guards Onboard Vessels

Despite the spate of pirate attacks on its territorial waters, the Federal Government has declared that the Nigerian Constitution forbids the use of armed private guards on board vessels.

Herdsmen Kill Soldiers, Kidnap Two in Benue State

No fewer than five soldiers have been reportedly killed and two others kidnapped after suspected herdsmen clashed with some personnel in Logo LGA of Benue State on Sunday.

Wednesday 16 May 2018

30,000 Nigerian Illegal Immigrants To Be Deported From Germany

The German government has proposed a new process that will facilitate the smooth repatriation of over 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants back to the country.

35 States In Nigeria Will Experience Flooding in 2018 – NIHSA

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency on Thursday announced that 380 Local Government Areas in 35 states would experience flooding in 2018.

Health Security: Warning On Imminent Global Pandemic Known As "Disease X"

Though its name may not be known yet but the next pathogen to cause a deadly global pandemic will most likely be a respiratory disease, spread by a virus that is contagious during incubation or when symptoms are only mild, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins’ Center for Health Security, United States (U.S.).

2 Nigerians Murdered in South Africa, Death Toll Rises to 118

The death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to climb with two young Nigerians being the latest victims.

Monday 14 May 2018

Gunmen Attack Nigerian Air Force Helipad, Kill Airman

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday said that gunmen had attacked the guard post at the NAF Helipad at Igbodene in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, killing an airman.

Friday 11 May 2018

2 Police Detectives Kidnapped in Port Harcourt, Abductors Demand N30m

Abductors of two police detectives with the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abuja, have demanded N30m ransom. 

Killings in Nigeria: UN Advises Nigerian Security Agencies To Adopt Early Warning Systems

The United Nations on Thursday advised security agencies to act swiftly on early warning signals of attacks on communities in Nigeria.

Thursday 10 May 2018

Ebola Scare: FG Orders Surveillance At Nigeria Airports, Borders

Nigeria's Federal Executive Council (FEC), Wednesday directed the federal Ministry of Health to step up activities along all points of entry into the country to protect the country against the dreaded Ebola Virus.

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Police Confirm 45 Killed By Armed Men in Kaduna, North-Central Nigeria

The Kaduna State Police commissioner, Austin Iwar, on Sunday confirmed that 45 villagers were killed by bandits in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.

Gunmen Storm Veritas Catholic University Abuja, Kidnap Lecturer

Gunmen on Monday raided Veritas University, Bwari, Abuja, and abducted a lecturer, who is also the personal assistant to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Kwanashie.

Friday 4 May 2018

United States, Nigeria And 16 Countries Plan Largest Military Exercise in Africa - Pentagon

The United States, three of its allies, Nigeria and 13 other African countries are putting the finishing touches on plans for the largest military exercise in Africa this year, an official said in statement.
The Department of Defence, which said this in a statement issued in Washington on Thursday, added that a 60-member planning group were would be drawn from the countries.