Tuesday 30 October 2018

How Nnamdi Kanu Was Smuggled Out of Nigeria

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has revealed how he escaped during the military clamp down on the secessionist group.

Friday 26 October 2018

Nigeria Bans Unauthorised Use of Drones, Broadcast Equipment; Blames Social Media For Crises in Benue, Plateau, Zamfara and Kaduna

The federal government has, as part of broad measures to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, banned the unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones and broadcast equipment.

Thursday 25 October 2018

Gunmen Kidnap Twin Would-be Brides, 15 Others in Zamfara State

Gunmen reportedly abducted twin would-be brides and 15 others in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state, Daily Trust gathered.

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Nigeria, United Arab Emirate To Partner on Solar Energy, Artificial Intelligence

Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates have reached an accord to   cooperate in the area of solar energy and Artificial Intelligence for the mutual benefits of both countries. The agreement was reached   during a meeting between the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Nigeria, Fahad Al Taffaq Obeid Mohammed in Abuja.

Life Expectancy in Nigeria Now 55 Years – World Health Organization

The 2018 average life expectancy for Nigerians is now 55 years, a global data shows. According to the latest World Health Organisation data published for 2018 life expectancy in Nigeria, a male given birth to in Nigeria in 2018 is expected to live approximately 54.7 years while a female is expected to live approximately 55.7 years in good health. The data shows Nigeria has a World life expectancy ranking of 178 out of 192 ranked countries.

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Boko Haram Kills Two in Attack Near Chibok

Boko Haram jihadists have killed two people in an attack on a village in northeast Nigeria near the town of Chibok, residents and a militia official told AFP Tuesday.

Presidency Reacts To Nnamdi Kanu’s Reappearance in Israel

Nnamdi Kanu
The Nigerian Government Tuesday reacted to the reappearance of the Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu months after he was declared missing.

Monday 22 October 2018

Renewed Xenophobia: Nine Nigerian-owned Shops Burnt in South Africa

As Xenophobia on Sunday reared its ugly head again in South Africa, Nigerians lost more than nine shops to arsonists in Hillbrow, central Johannesburg.

5 Tips To Protect Your Business From Cybersecurity Threats

While a decade ago most businesses would not give much thought to cyber security, in our current times, it has become a crucial necessity. Last year, in 2017, the number of cyber attacks doubled, making it the worst year ever, with just under 160,000 cyber incidents targeting businesses, according to the Online Trust Alliance. 

Kaduna Crisis: NYSC Postpones Orientation For Kaduna Corps Members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the postponement of orientation course for corps members posted to Kaduna State.

How The United States Is Retooling Troops in Africa

Credit: africom.mil

In recent weeks there have some interesting comments regarding the status of American Forces Operating in Africa. There have been reports of shifting of and in some case removing Special Forces from the Continent to deal with emerging threats from both Russia and China.

Friday 19 October 2018

Police Uncover Cybercriminals Cloning Websites of Major World Banks from Lagos …Scammers Target Wells Fargo, CBN, IMF, UBA others

A cell of international cybercrime syndicate fleecing depositors of millions of dollars at banks across the world have been uncovered at a hideout in Ajah area of Lagos.

Crime: Suspects Confess To Selling 31 Human Heads, Body Parts To Prominent Individuals In Kwara State, Northcentral Nigeria

Eight suspects arrested by the Police in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, have confessed to selling 31 human heads to yet-to-be identified prominent personalities in Nigeria. They also confessed to selling body parts for rituals and spiritual powers.

#NigeriaDecides2019: National Security Council Foresees Post-Election Violence

The meeting of the National Security Council presided by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday raised security concern over post-election violence and stockpiling of weapons by desperate politicians across the country.

Monday 15 October 2018

BREAKING: Boko Haram Executes ICRC Aide Worker - Hauwa Liman, To Keep Leah Sharibu As Slave

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, has reportedly executed Hauwa Liman, an aide worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Using Open Source Intelligence, Social Media Data To Forecast #NigeriaDecides2019

Introduction: This research is aimed at harvesting and collating social media data, open source intelligence or publicly available information on political trends, narratives, opinion polls and employing the dataset to forecast the likely winner in Nigeria’s forthcoming presidential election slated to take place on February 16, 2019. Granted there are about 24 candidates in the forthcoming presidential election but realpolitik, pragmatism implies the election would be a two-horse race between two northern Muslims of Fulani extraction - Atiku Abubakar (Peoples Democratic Party, PDP) and Muhammadu Buhari (All Progressives Congress, APC). Naysayers would argue that politics is local; that elections are not won on social media. Despite its flaws, open source intelligence, social media and big data analytics has proven to be veritable tools for inter-alia: predicting social unrest, economic crises, medical epidemic, natural disasters, terrorism and also gauging the ‘political pulse’.

Saturday 13 October 2018

Nigerian Govt Bans 50 High-profile Nigerians From Travelling Abroad

The presidency has just circulated the statement below announcing the placement of 50 high-profile Nigerians on travelling restrictions.

The individuals, whose identities were not disclosed, include those whose assets, valued at N50million and above, are subject of corruption investigation and litigation.
The statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the measure is part of the implementation of Executive Order Number 6 which seeks to ensure “that all assets within a minimum value of N50 million or equivalent, subject to investigation or litigation are protected from dissipation by employing all available lawful means, pending the final determination of any corruption-related matter.”

Mr Shehu added that the financial transactions of these persons of interest are also being monitored by relevant agencies to ensure the assets are not dissipated and that such persons do not interfere with,investigation and litigation processes.



Following the instant judicial affirmation of the constitutionality and legality of the Executive Order 6 (EO6), President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice to implement the Order in full force.

To this end, a number of enforcement procedures are currently in place by which the Nigeria Immigration Service and other security agencies have placed no fewer than 50 high profile persons directly affected by EO6 on watch-list and restricted them from leaving the county pending the determination of their cases.

Also, the financial transactions of these persons of interest are being monitored by the relevant agencies to ensure that the assets are not dissipated and such persons do not interfere with, nor howsoever corrupt the investigation and litigation processes.

It is instructive to note that EO6 was specifically directed to relevant law enforcement agencies to ensure that all assets within a minimum value of N50 million or equivalent, subject to investigation or litigation are protected from dissipation by employing all available lawful means, pending the final determination of any corruption-related matter.

The Buhari administration reassures all well-meaning and patriotic Nigerians of its commitment to the fight against corruption, in accordance with the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the general principles of the Rule of Law.

Accordingly, this administration will uphold the rule of law in all its actions and the right of citizens would be protected as guaranteed by the Constitution.

We, therefore, enjoin all Nigerians to cooperate with the law enforcement authorities towards ensuring a successful implementation of the Executive Order 6 which is a paradigm-changing policy of the Federal Government in the fight against corruption.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)

October 13, 2018

Culled from: Premium Times 

Thursday 11 October 2018

Nigeria: Gunmen Kidnap Professional Footballer, Wife, Demand N50m Ransom

Lobi Stars Football Club's forward, Sunday Akleche and his wife have have been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Akleche was kidnapped alongside his wife along Abia state axis on his way to Port Harcourt to drop his wife, who is a serving Corp member in the state, according to members of his family.

Friday 5 October 2018

Another Ex South Korea President Jailed For Corruption

Former South Korea President - Lee Myung-bak
Former South Korea President Lee Myung-bak was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for corruption, the latest in a string of former leaders of the country who have faced similar charges after leaving office. He was also fined 13 billion won ($11.5 million).

UK Signs MoU With Nigeria To Strengthen Health Security

The United Kingdom, through its national public health institution, Public Health England, and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen health security in Nigeria.