Thursday 28 March 2019

Security Alert! Gunmen Regularly Kidnap Children in Jos, NorthCentral Nigeria

AHMAD Salkida, a Nigerian journalist with expertise in conflict and terrorism reporting, says that residents of Jos have recently been gripped by fear as a result of frequent kidnapping activities, with majority of the victims being children.

Monday 25 March 2019

Gunmen Kidnap Catholic Priest in Kaduna

The Parish Priest of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Ankwa Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna state Rev. Fr. John Bako Shekwolo has been abducted by unknown person.

Friday 22 March 2019

Transparency Int'l, EU Launch Anti-money Laundering Tracker for Nigeria, Others

Very keen to tighten the noose on money laundering and illicit financial flows, the European Union (EU) and Transparency International (TI), in collaboration with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) on Thursday, in Abuja, launched the anti-money laundering tracker for Nigeria in particular and West Africa in general.

Thursday 21 March 2019

Suspected Herdsmen Attack Benue Community, Kill 10

The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the killing of 10 persons by unknown gunmen at Tse-Uoreleyev community in Guma LGA of Benue State. The Police spokesperson, Catherine Anene, who confirmed the killings however said the Divisional Police Officer from Guma said that he saw five corpses at the time he got to the burial site.

Analyzing The Growing Tension Between Rwanda And Uganda

Just when one thinks that the situation in the Great Lakes of Africa could not get any more bizarre it just happens to do just that.

Implications of Goings-on in Benin Republic

With the myriad of issues plaguing the Gulf of Guinea region currently fueling instability, it is clear that several states have the potential to slide into what would be a state of crisis.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Gunmen Kidnap Top INEC Official in Jigawa State

A senior official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr Mahadi Hassan, has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen in Jigawa State.

Important Questions For Nigeria’s Democracy Aftermath of 2019 Elections

Nigeria recently held both presidential and gubernatorial elections in the span of a few weeks. The elections were replete with logistical failures and delays, misconduct, voting irregularities, and violence that resulted in the deaths of at least 58 people since the presidential elections began, and approximately 600 people since the start of campaigning in November 2018. Authorities and civil society groups are now seeking to determine how credible the results of the elections were and how and whom to hold accountable for any misconduct—questions which have significant bearing on Nigeria’s democracy in the coming years.

Ex US Ambassador To Nigeria, Campbell, Says Nigeria’s Presidential Election Is Bad News For Democracy

Former United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has described Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election as bad news for democracy, adding that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is unlikely to win his suit in court.

Zamfara Bandits Better Equipped Than Nigeria Military, Says Governor Yari

Governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari on Tuesday raised the alarm that the armed bandits terrorizing the state and other states in the North West have more sophisticated equipment than the Nigerian military.

Boko Haram Landmine Kills Eight in Borno, NE Nigeria

No fewer than eight people were reportedly killed in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon on Monday when a vehicle hit a roadside mine, security sources told AFP.

Monday 18 March 2019

Ten Students Killed, Scores Wounded in Nekede Polytechnic Cult War

No fewer than ten students have so far been mulled down and several others severely wounded in the raging cult war rocking the Federal Polytechnic Nekede in Imo State.

Friday 15 March 2019

Health Security: Nigeria Improves On HIV Ranking — Now ‘Fourth Most Affected’ Globally

A recently published report says at least 1.9 million Nigerians are living with HIV/AIDS, making it fourth most affected country in the world.

Cybersecurity: Nigeria Climbs To Third Position in Mobile Malware Attacks in 2018

No fewer than four African countries made the list in terms of top 10 countries by share of users attacked by mobile malware; Nigeria climbs from fifth place in 2017 to third in 2018.

Pirates Kidnap 5 Crew In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat

Information from the ICC IMB's Piracy Report says Nigerian pirates kidnapped five crew members from an OSV in the Gulf of Guinea last weekend despite the efforts of a security escort vessel.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

BREAKING: Scores of Pupils Feared Dead, Others Trapped In Lagos School Building Collapse

Scores of primary school pupils are feared dead on Wednesday after a three-storeyed building at Ita Faji, Lagos Island, collapsed around 10am.

Monday 11 March 2019

Election Security: Gunmen Kill Policeman, NSCDC officer, Kidnap 3 INEC Ad-hoc Ktaff in Katsina State

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a police officer and abduction of three INEC ad-hoc staff during the governorship and state assembly election in the state.

#NigeriaVotes: Tensions Rise As Nigerian Army Blocks Vote Counting in Volatile, Opposition State

Dozens of Nigerian soldiers in armoured vehicles reportedly encircled a vote counting centre in the opposition-held oil-rich southern city of Port Harcourt on Sunday, in the latest flashpoint as violence overshadowed Saturday’s closely-watched regional elections.

United States Slashes Imports of Nigerian Crude By 43%

The United States cut its imports of Nigerian crude oil by 48.87 million barrels or 43 per cent in 2018, according to the latest data released by the Energy Information Administration.

Lassa Fever Outbreak Kills 93 in Nigeria

The death toll from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has increased to 93, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed.

Monday 4 March 2019

Gunmen Kidnap Mother of Super Eagles Player, Kalu, Demand N50M Ransom

Samuel Kanu

The Mother of Super Eagles Star Samuel Kalu has been abducted in Aba, Abia state, southeast Nigeria by kidnappers who are demanding for N50m ransom. 

Another Opportunity For Nigeria Go Get Counter-terrorism Right

Aftermath of Nigeria's presidential election, much is anticipated regarding the new leader’s strategy to end the deadly Boko Haram insurgency in the country’s north-east. The new administration cannot afford to repeat the mistakes of previous administrations or ignore lessons learnt since the Boko Haram crisis began 10 years ago.

Boko Haram Insurgency: UN, Others Concerned Over ‘Forced Return’ of Nigerian Refugees To Rann

Tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees are being forced to return to a remote town repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram, despite lacking security, food, water and shelter, aid agencies said Friday.

Will Terrorism Continue To Ebb in 2019?

Lost in the headlines, rapidly accelerating news cycles and the pervasive fear generated by terrorist threats is the fact that terrorist attacks worldwide have actually been declining – in some areas substantially.