Saturday, 22 July 2017

Army Boss - Buratai Orders Troops To Capture Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Dead Or Alive

The Nigerian Army has given its troops an ultimatum to capture Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

46, 000 IDPs Return To Borno State, Nigeria, From Cameroon, Chad, Niger – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA says 46, 000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs displaced by Boko Haram insurgency have returned to Borno state, NE Nigeria.

Homosexuality on The Rise in Niger State, North-Central Nigeria, Says NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has raised the alarm that homosexuality was on the rise in Niger State adding that under aged boys were being used for the “wicked act”.

Reign of Criminals In Lagos State: Whither Security Agencies?

In yesterday’s issue, the report focused on how government and security agencies had risen to the challenges of insecurity in the state. Today, it presents accounts of the bizarre killings in Ikorodu by the Badoo cult group.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

5 Dead As Troops Engage Militants in Gun Battle in Rivers State

Nigerian troops attached to the Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield (OPS), have killed four suspected militants in the wee hours of yesterday in a gun battle at Tuma House Boat in Rivers State.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Boko Haram Raids Village Near Chibok in Borno State

Reports reaching DAILY POST from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital said, Boko Haram terrorists have invaded Korongilim village near Chibok local government area of the state, where they burnt down all the houses in the village.

Nigerian Senate Passes Whistleblower Protection Bill Into Law

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed another anti-corruption bill: ‘the whistle blower protection bill,’ after its third reading at plenary.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

United States Bolsters Nigerian Anti Corruption Initiative - #ReportYourself

The United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria in collaboration with BudgIT, a local NGO has launched "Report Yourself", a web-based platform built to encourage citizen participation in fight against corruption in Nigeria. The website is www.reportyourself.org, Twitter handle - @ReportYourselfNG, Hashtag - #ReportYourselfNG.

Russian Embassy Partners Nigerian Media on Counterterrorism Reporting

The Government of the Russian Federation, through its embassy in Nigeria, has entered into partnership with the Nigerian Media on on counterterrorism reporting.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Nigerian Senate Okays Compulsory Treatment Of Gunshot Victims

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill, which seeks to compel hospitals to treat persons with gunshot wounds before obtaining police report.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Re: Prospects of Biafra 2.0

Preamble: Any news-savvy individual not ensconced under the rock, not living in another planet in the last couple of years will attest to the strident publicity, increasing appeal of the Biafra independence movement. In addition to the #BiafraAt50 Anniversary cum a very successful sit-at-home order by Biafra campaigners which took place on May 30, 2017 and completely shut down the entire southeast and parts of the south-south, on Aljazeera, July 5, 2017, Aljazeera’s The Stream featured a programme titled - #Biafra50YearsOn: Is Nigeria's secessionist movement re-emerging? Coincidentally, the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, also did a broadcast on July 5/6, 2017 titled -Biafra at 50: The war that changed Nigeria. As the global awareness ramps up…the plot thickens and Nigeria increasingly looks like a country on the brink.

Cameroon Gendarmes Kill 97 Nigerians In Bakassi Peninsular

No fewer than 97 Nigerians have been killed by Cameroon gendarmes in part of Bakassi Peninsula ceded to the Central African nation since Wednesday, some returnees claimed on Thursday.

Nigerian Banks Record 82% Increase in Electronic Fraud, Lost N2.2bn in 2016, Says Central Bank 

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said the Nigeria InterBank Settlement System (NIBSS) recorded over 1,200 per cent increase in reported fraud cases in 2016, estimated at N2.19 billion when compared to 2014 cases.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

150 Nigerians Killed In Cross River State Communal Clash

No fewer than one hundred and fifty people have been confirmed dead after a three-day war between two communities in Cross River over land dispute.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Gunmen Kidnap Medical Doctor in Rivers State

Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a medical consultant with the Department of Family Medicine, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Dr. Alex Akani.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Proliferation of Vigilantes: Nigeria’s Next Security Problem?

Nigerian Vigilantes - Credit: pressherald.com
In 2013, thousands of young men formed a rag-tag militia and rounded up Boko Haram members in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, then handed them over to the military.

International Atomic Energy Agency in Nigeria To  Assess Nuclear Regulatory Infrastructure

The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) yesterday arrived Nigeria to assess the nuclear infrastructure in the country.

Biafra: Nigeria On The Brink

Introduction: More than one hundred years after disparate nation states with dissimilar cultures, religion, and values amongst others were forcefully amalgamated by British colonialists for administrative convenience, hegemonic aggrandizement and fifty years after a three year civil war, Nigeria simultaneously grapples with insurgency, terrorism, militancy, instability, and recurring agitation for the balkanization of the country. Most of the issues that led to the Nigeria-Biafra civil war were glossed over, remain unresolved. At the end of the civil war the then Head of State, General Gowon bandied the three R’s - reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction - which turned out to be mere clichés, unfulfilled promises.