Monday 27 August 2018

Nigeria's Anti-Trafficking Agency - NAPTIP Launches App To Tackle Human Trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has launched a-one-in-all platform for the public called “NAPTIP ireport App.” The application was launched during a press conference in Abuja.

Restructure Nigeria Or We Resume Attacks, Niger Delta Militants Tell FG

Niger Delta militants under the auspices of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators have threatened fresh actions against the interest of the Nigerian government in the region if the country is not restructured.

Friday 24 August 2018

Nigeria-bound Russian Ship With Arms Intercepted in South Africa

A Nigeria–bound Russian ship is being detained in South Africa for carrying illegal arms. The cargo ship, LADA, was arrested on Sunday at the Port of Nura, near Port Elizabeth city, following a tip-off.

Monday 20 August 2018

Nigeria 2019 Elections: Threat, Political Risk Assessment

S/election seasons in Nigeria are synonymous with war situations, a do-or-die affair. Barely six months to Nigeria’s defining 2019 general elections, governance and business activities are almost at a standstill. Machiavellian intrigues, seismic political stunts, inter-party defections, impeachment plots are now the new normal in Nigeria. The political wheeling and dealing playing out in Nigeria is having a butterfly-effect on the already fragile economy, volatile political climate, security, geo-political risk, instability.

Bandits Kill 3,000, Kidnap 500, Destroy 2,000 Houses In Zamfara Siege

The ongoing banditry in Zamfara State has claimed over 3,000 lives and destruction of over 2,000 homes in the past seven years. Also, the bandits have burnt over 500 cars while 500 people were kidnapped for ransom within the same period.

Friday 17 August 2018

Cybersecurity: FBI Warns of Imminent Global ATM Bank Cyberattack

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has warned banks that ATMs will likely face a global attack by criminals in the “coming days.” The FBI was tipped off that these cybercriminals would hack payment card processors or banks and use ATMs all over the world to withdraw millions of dollars over the course of a few hours, as reported by cybersecurity blog Krebs on Security.

Why The Human Factor Is An Evergreen Problem in Cybersecurity

The human factor is a key concern for businesses trying to keep networks secure, according to Kaspersky Lab's State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2018 survey. With 40% of Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) computers undergoing attacks every six months, companies must try and find ways to end dangerous employee behaviors, said the press release.

Beware Of These 7 Biggest Social Media Scams

The massive rise in popularity of social platforms has led to a huge upswing in social media scams — putting a growing pool of users at risk. Facebook had 2.23 billion monthly active users as of the second quarter of 2018, while photo-sharing site Instagram hit 1 billion monthly active users by June 2018, according to Statista.

Army To Stage Operation Python Dance 3 In The South-East, Warns Pro-Biafra Agitators

The Nigerian Army yesterday said it will soon commence its annual training programme, the ‘Operation Python Dance III’, also known as Exercise Egwu Eke III, in South East States formations and units under 82 Division, Nigerian Army.

Nigeria Paid ‘Large Ransom’ To Boko Haram To Free Dapchi Girls, Says UN

Dapchi School girls
Despite repeated denials by the Nigerian government, the United Nations has said that a splinter Boko Haram group that kidnapped the Dapchi girls in February was paid a “large ransom”.

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Nigerian Army Uncovers Boko Haram's Social Media Recruitment Platforms

The Nigeria Army on Tuesday said it had uncovered a Facebook and other social media accounts, allegedly used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.

Sunday 12 August 2018

How Human Traffickers Tout For Business On Facebook – UK

Social networking platform, Facebook is failing to prevent human traffickers from luring in victims through the social network, law enforcement officials in Britain said on Friday. Criminal gangs are openly advertising “travel agent” style services into Europe, which conceal the risk of death or entrapment, said Chris Hogben, who leads Britain’s Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce.

Friday 10 August 2018

Cyber Crime: How Bank Insiders Mine Customer Data For Fraudsters

The pervasive electronic banking fraud in the banking sector is leaving in its wake losses and crisis of confidence in the financial industry, according to investigation by Nigeria CommunicationsWeek.

BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Nine People in Benue State

Suspected gunmen early hours of Friday attacked Tse Ujoh community in Ikyurav-Tiev in Katsina Alla local government area of Benue State and killed several people.

Thursday 9 August 2018

Breaking: Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Military Base in Borno, Kill 17 Soldiers

No fewer than 17 soldiers were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a military base in the Borno, military sources told AFP Thursday, the third assault on three different bases in less than a month.

Wednesday 8 August 2018

Pirates Reportedly Kidnap 35 Seafarers in the Gulf of Guinea – Report

Daredevil pirates operating in Nigeria have again come under global attention as they have been accused of  kidnapping 35 seafarers from cargo-laden vessels in the Gulf of Guinea so far this year.