Saturday 29 June 2019
Friday 28 June 2019
Postmortem Appraisal Of 2019 Election Security; Case For Demilitarizing Nigeria Civic Spaces, Diaspora And E-Voting
Preamble: Similar to a nation gearing up for war, the Nigerian space, political entropy is usually supercharged during elections and the 2019 general election is no exception. There is hysteria in the air as if the country is going to implode. Land and sea borders are shut preparatory to elections. The frenzy takes a toll on businesses, foreign direct investment (FDI) plummets and the Stock exchange bottoms out. To give us an idea, the volume of shares traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in January 2019 dropped by 42.38 per cent. Analysts attributed this to ‘’uncertainties surrounding the forthcoming general elections’’.
Monday 24 June 2019
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has denied the allegation that its helicopters were dropping weapons in Akwuke Forest, Enugu State for herdsmen’s use.
Friday 21 June 2019
Wednesday 19 June 2019
Boko Haram fighters backed by the Islamic State West African Province have attacked at least four Nigerian Army bases between last Wednesday and Tuesday.
A sea pirate attack has been recorded at the Eastern part of the country as a cargo vessel ‘M.V Esther’ was attacked en-route Cameroon with some cargo including the ship captain, abducted.
Nigeria Loses N3.133trn To Cybercrime Annually
The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, said yesterday, that Nigeria loses about N3.133 trillion to cybercrime and foreign software annually.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom has warned British nationals against travelling to about 21 states in Nigeria over security concerns.
Monday 17 June 2019
No fewer than 30 people have been killed in a suicide attack in north-eastern Nigeria, while watching a televised football match, officials say.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) will commence issuance of residence permits to foreign nationals in the next three months as it moves to expel millions of illegal immigrants living in the country.
Thursday 13 June 2019
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Monday 10 June 2019
Armed men in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers state kidnapped two Lebanese workers helping to build a road, a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.
Foreign investors pulled out N1.77 trillion from Nigeria's stock market in the last two years, citing insecurity and economic uncertainties. Many blue-chip companies quoted on the stock exchange also experienced huge losses within the period.