Saturday 29 June 2019

Maritime Security: 5 Indian Sailors Kidnapped in Bonny Nigeria Freed

Five Indian sailors who were abducted from a ship in Nigerian waters, near Bonny, have been rescued after over two months in captivity, India’s Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday.

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

Insecurity: 25,794 People Killed In Nigeria During Buhari's First Term - Report

No fewer than 25,794 people were killed in various attacks during the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari between May 2015 and May 2019, a report analysed by PREMIUM TIMES indicates.

Nigerian Air Force Denies Supplying Weapons To Herdsmen In Enugu

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 Insurgents Attack Four Military Bases in One Week

Boko Haram fighters backed by the Islamic State West African Province have attacked at least four Nigerian Army bases between last Wednesday and Tuesday.

Maritime Security: Pirates Attack Cargo Vessel in Calabar, Nigeria

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.  

Cybersecurity: Nigeria Loses N3.133trn To Cybercrime Annually

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. 

Insecurity: UK Warns Citizens Against Travel To 21 Nigerian States

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

Suicide Bombers Kill 30, Injure 40 Football Fans in Borno, Northeast Nigeria

No fewer than 30 people have been killed in a suicide attack in north-eastern Nigeria, while watching a televised football match, officials say.

Nigeria Set To Deport Millions Of Illegal Immigrants

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

Nigeria Anti Human Trafficking Agency Warns Nigerians Against Visa Lottery Scams

Nigeria’s National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), has advised Nigerians to shun patronizing fake visa lotteries and their agents, warning that most of such schemes are scams.

Nigeria's Secret Police - The DSS Reportedly Clamps Down On Social Media Users Nationwide

The State Security Service on Wednesday announced a nationwide crackdown on individuals allegedly caught posting inciting materials on the Internet, in a move that could provoke fresh debates about the potency of Nigerian Constitution’s free speech safeguards.

Wednesday 12 June 2019

MNJTF Alerts The Public On ISWAP’s Misinformation, Recruitment Plans in Nigeria

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has said it has uncovered plans by Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) to launch recruitment drive in the coming months through misinformation embedded with radicalisation programmes.

Monday 10 June 2019

Gunmen Kidnap Two Lebanese Expatriates in Nigeria's Oil-Rich Rivers State

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 Pull Out N1.77tr From Nigeria Over Insecurity, Economic Uncertainty

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.

Bandits Attack Sokoto Communities, Kill 25 People.

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal on Sunday attended the funeral of 25 persons killed by bandits in a fresh attack which occurred on Saturday in three communities in Rabah local government area of the state.