Thursday 25 July 2019

Cybersecurity Awareness: 15 Signs You've Been Hacked; What To Do

In today's threatscape, anti-malware software provides little peace of mind. In fact, anti-malware scanners are horrifically inaccurate, especially with exploits less than 24 hours old. Malicious hackers and malware can change their tactics at will. Swap a few bytes around, and a previously recognized malware program becomes unrecognizable.

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Cybersecurity Implications Of 5G Technology: What You Need To Know

5G is being touted as revolutionary due to the massive download speeds that consumers can expect when it is rolled out at full strength. Samsung is calling it “wireless fiber” and in addition to providing smartphone users with better networking, it will permit for improvements in IoT devices like connected cars and other futuristic smart city developments. 

National Security: Subversive Elements Exploit Social Media In Nigeria, Other African Nations - CISSA

The Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) has declared some activities in the social media as a national, regional and continental security threat. 

Monday 22 July 2019

Gunmen Kidnap Four Turkish Expatriates in Kwara, Northcentral Nigeria

Four expatriates, believed to be Turks, were on Saturday abducted from a pub in Gbale village in the Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Friday 19 July 2019

Boko Haram Insurgents Kill NGO Staff In Borno, Three Others Missing

Suspected Boko Haram militants reportedly killed a staff of the Action Against Hunger, while three aide workers are still missing as a result of the attack on their convoy.

Gunmen Kill Two Soldiers, Kidnap Expatriate At Project Site in Akwa Ibom

Daredevil gunmen killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate at a road construction site in Ukanafun council area of Akwa Ibom State.

Thursday 18 July 2019

How Trafficked Nigerians Fall Victims Of Organ Harvest In Europe

With the targeted airstrike at a migrants’ camp in Libya, it is clear the migrant crises is taking a new dimension. A good number of the victims are Nigerians but before that, Nigerian migrants trying to reach Europe have for long been falling victims to organ harvesting as our correspondent reports.

Armed Pirates Kidnap 10 Turkish Sailors Off Nigeria Coast

A group of 10 Turkish sailors has been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, reportedly for ransom.

Sunday 14 July 2019

El-Zakzaky: United States Issues Strong Warning To Americans In Nigeria

The United States has advised its citizens in Nigeria to avoid large crowds and demonstration by the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites.

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Security Risk Analysis: Kidnapping Hotbeds in South West Nigeria

Introduction: The first tranche of this series titled ‘’Security Risk Analysis: Kidnapping Hotbeds in Nigeria (1)’’, summed up data on reported kidnapping incidents and hotspots across Nigeria. Granted there are one-off incidents, but research indicates that many kidnapping incidents reoccur within some geographical swathes, along major highways in Nigeria. The kidnapping almost always entails an ambush usually at bad portions of the road and usually take place early in the morning or evenings.

Sunday 7 July 2019

Nigeria And Cameroon Pledge to Combat Terrorism, Secession

The Nigerian government has promised to assist Cameroon in combating the separatist crisis rocking the central African country's English speaking region.

Friday 5 July 2019

NAFDAC Intercepts 21 Containers of Damaged Frozen Fish in Lagos

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has intercepted 21 containers of spoilt frozen fish at Tincan Island Port in Lagos.

Gunmen Kill Police Escort, Kidnap Two Chinese Expatriates in Benin, Nigeria

Gunmen reportedly killed a police escort attached to some Chinese expatriates working with a glass and aluminium company in Benin, Edo State. Two Chinese were also kidnapped by the gunmen.

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Couner-Insurgency: How Nigeria’s Intelligence Agencies Wiretap Citizens, Deploy Phone-Interceptors

Counter-insurgency- credit: wikipedia
Bent on curbing the persistent leakages of information on the movements of troops to insurgents and other criminal elements, the Nigerian Intelligence services have in a counter-insurgency measures reportedly resorted to wiretapping people, especially those suspected to be informants.

How An Ex-Janjaweed Commander Now Calls The Shot In Sudan

General Mohammed ''Hemedti'' Hamdan Dagalo
In Classic Rock Music there is a line that says “Meet the New Boss, Same as the New Boss” in a song by the legendary British Rock Group The Who. When it comes to the TNC (Transitional National Council) in Sudan, the above mentioned line is very apropos.

Monday 1 July 2019

United Nations Wades Into Farmers-Herdsmen Clashes in Nigeria

As part of efforts to mitigate the herdsmen-farmers crisis in some parts of Nigeria, the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) has visited the country and met with key stakeholders to discuss the protracted conflict affecting numerous communities, particularly in Benue and Nasarawa states.