Wednesday 19 September 2018

Proliferation of Weaponized Information: Threat To Democracy, National Security?

Food For Thought: ‘’Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral’’
-         Laws of Technology By Professor Melvin Kranzberg (1917-1995)

Introduction: Social media, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) can be likened to the 21st century arms race. These innovations have disrupted the way we communicate, predict patterns/the stock market, national security (electronic intelligence and cyber-defence), and democracy, amongst others. Evidence abound of States, rogue states, non-state actors or ‘’lone wolves’’ (cyber troops) weaponizing information or launching information warfare (IW), psychological warfare (PSYWAR) or psychological operations (PSYOPs), and in some cases, manipulating social media with a bid to influencing the outcome of an election.

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Flooding Claim 100 Lives in Nigeria; National Disaster Declared in 4 states

Nigeria has declared a national disaster after severe flooding left about 100 people dead across 10 states, the country’s main relief agency said on Tuesday. 

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Cybersecurity: How Terrorists Plan To Disrupt Nigeria 2019 Election – NITDA

The Director General of Nigeria's National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Pantami has said the 2019 general elections may be disrupted if adequate information technology security measures were not put in place.

Israel Pledges To Assist Nigeria Tackle Cyber Crimes, Security

The Israeli government has pledged to assist Nigeria in tackling cyber crime and Homeland Security (HLS) using modern technology.

Friday 7 September 2018

Abuja Earth Tremor: FEMA Speaks on ‘Possibility’ of Earthquake

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency on Friday assured residents of the territory that there was no likelihood of earthquake within the territory and the country, after the earth tremors in Mpape and its environs on Thursday.

Thursday 6 September 2018

Boko Haram Hijacks Commercial Bus, Abducts 20 Passengers in Maiduguri, Borno

Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday hijacked a commercial bus and kidnapped the passengers on board in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Nigerian Navy Deploys 16 Warships To Protect Critical Oil Installations in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Navy yesterday inaugurated 16 newly acquired warships and boats, and immediately deployed them to safeguard key oil installations in the oil rich Niger Delta region and the West African maritime domain.

Monday 3 September 2018

BREAKING: Gunmen Kidnap Catholic Priest in Delta State, Demand N15m Ransom

Christopher Ogaga, a priest at the Emmanuel Catholic Church, Oviri-Okpe in Okpe Council Area of Delta State has been kidnapped by gunmen.

Crime Watch: Inside Lagos’ Haven of Marijuana, Illegal Drug Business

This is arguably the headquarters of Marijuana, illegal drug business in Lagos Mainland. The story of Ojojo Estate, deep inside Mende in Maryland, Lagos is one that calls for urgent intervention. Gboyega Alaka who visited on several occasions, reports.

Nigeria, Germany, Norway, UN Hold Conference on ‘Boko Haram’

Nigeria, Germany, Norway, and the United Nations have converged on Berlin Monday for a “pledging conference on Boko Haram”.

Sunday 2 September 2018

Boko Haram Reportedly Kills 30 Soldiers, Sack Borno Village in NE Nigeria

About 30 soldiers have been killed in a battle with Boko Haram insurgents at Zari, a border settlement with Niger Republic in Borno State, about 30 kilometres from Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area.