Thursday, 25 May 2017

Gunmen Kidnap 6 Students in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria

Six students of Igbonla Model College in Epe Local Government Area, an outskirt of Lagos State, South-West Nigeria have been reportedly abducted by daredevil gunmen.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

United Kingdom Deports 35 Nigerians For Immigration Offences

Deported Nigerians - Credit - NAN

The Government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.

Gunmen Kidnap Septuagenarian Community Leader in Lagos, Demand N20m Ransom

Tension was heightened within Akodo area of Ibeju-Lekki Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos State, South-West Nigeria after a 75-year-old Baale (Community leader) was kidnapped by gunmen in the area.

Biafra Day Celebration: Police Warn IPOB, BIM Against Sit-at-home Order

The Enugu State Police Command has warned that it would resist any attempt by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM,, to compel people to stay indoors on May 30, as they celebrate the 50 years anniversary of the declaration of the defunct Biafran Republic.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

United Nations To Honour Two Nigerian Fallen Peacekeepers

Two fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria, Commodore Christopher Ademu Abu and Sgt. Mayehm Norbert, are among the 117 that would be honoured with the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld medal.

[UPDATED] Arms Proliferation: Again, Nigeria Customs Intercept Cache of Arms At Lagos Port

Seized illegal arms - Credit: Channels TV
Barely three months after the Nigerian Customs intercepted 661 pump action rifles in Lagos, the Customs once again says its operatives have intercepted another container laden with four hundred and forty (440) pieces of assorted Pump Action Riffles at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos, South-West Nigeria.

Suspected Niger Delta Militants Attack Oil Pipeline in Delta State

Suspected Niger Delta Militants attacked a gas pipeline in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta region hence breaking a fragile truce between them and the government, an oil company spokesman told AFP Tuesday.

Boko Haram Terror Plot: Nigeria Police Deploy Detectives in Public, Religious Places in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday confirmed the deployment of its detectives in churches, mosques and other public places in Abuja to prevent an alleged planned attack of the FCT by Boko Haram insurgents.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

UN Counterterrorism Centre Train 35 Nigerians on Aviation Security

The United Nations Counter Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) has graduated 35 Nigerian aviation security master trainers as part of its project to support efficient security screening across Nigeria’s civil aviation infrastructure.

Illegal Migration: 10,000 Nigerians Die in Mediterranean Sea, South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians

No fewer than 10,000 Nigerians have died between January and May 2017 while trying to illegally migrate through the Mediterranean Sea and the deserts, the Nigeria Immigration Service has said.
NIS Assistant Comptroller-General, in charge of training, manpower and development, Mr. Maroof Giwa, said that 4,900 Nigerians died in the Mediterranean Sea while the rest died while going through the deserts in their bid to cross to Europe.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Niger Delta: Itsekiri Youths, Edo Community Issue Ultimatum To Oil Firms Over 'Marginalisation', Environmental Degradation

Niger Delta: Itsekiri youths under the aegis of Itsekiri National Youths Council have issued a 21-day ultimatum to multinational oil companies to vacate their land over what they described as undue marginalisation by the Federal Government and oil firms.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Community Policing: Nigeria Police Set To Deploy Officers To Their Local Community

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said on Tuesday that policemen would soon be deployed to their communities of origin to enhance community policing.

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 2 Nigerian Soldiers In Borno NE Nigeria

A daredevil female suicide bomber has killed two soldiers at a military camp behind the Internally Displaced People's Camp in Mashimari town of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

Cybersecurity Awareness: 21 Best Practices To Forestall ‘’WannaCry’’ Ransomware, Cyberattacks

Introduction: A unique strain of ransomware known as ‘’WannaCry’’or ‘’Wanna DeCryptor’’, ‘’wcry’’, infected more than 300,000 vulnerable systems globally, across 150 countries since Friday, 12 May, 2017.  WannaCry installs Doublepulsar - a backdoor that allows the device to be remotely controlled. The malware freezes the infected device, pops up a red screen with the message, "Oops, your files have been encrypted!" It goes ahead to demand ransom payment in Bitcoin (equivalent to $300-$600) before subsequently destroying the encrypted files if payment is not made. To offer an insight on the consequences of the WannaCry ransomware attack, the Chinese state media says about 29,372 institutions was infected along with hundreds of thousands of devices. In Japan, 2,000 computers at 600 locations were reportedly affected. The ‘’WannaCry’’ransomware attack also denied access to confidential patient information, stalled x-rays, surgeries and other critical healthcare services in at least 47 hospitals under the auspices of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). The list goes on. Envisage a Stuxnet cyberattack on a vulnerable nuclear warhead or submarine. Tragedy!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Boko Haram Fighters Rearming, Returning To Sambisa Forest - Report

Members of a faction of Boko Haram are regrouping, re-arming and returning to the Sambisa Forest area, a report by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned.