Saturday, 16 December 2017

Nigeria Sitting On Time Bomb As 6,000 ISIS Fighters May Join Forces With Boko Haram –Experts


Security experts have warned that Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb as the African Union alerted recently that over 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq could soon be returning to the continent.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Boko Haram Supremacy Battle: Abubakar Shekau Loses Grounds To Albarnawi Faction

Credit: Daily Trust
Factional Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly lost grounds to Abu Mus’ab Albarnawi after days of clashes between the two terrorists factions in remote areas of Borno State, Daily Trust reliably gathered. 

Thursday, 14 December 2017

National Security: Nigeria Plans To Spend N25.5b On Hi-Tech Surveillance Equipments in 2018

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed to spend N25.5 billion on hi-tech gadgets to achieve surveillance activities across Nigeria next year, according to the details of the 2018 Appropriation Bill he transmitted to the National Assembly.

Boko Haram Insurgents Attempt Taking Over Military Base In Borno, NE Nigeria

Daredevil Boko Haram insurgents battled Nigerian soldiers for about an hour on Wednesday as they tried to take over a military base, in the latest attack against Nigerian troops in the restive northeast.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

DFID Says Nigeria Lost $32bn To Corruption Under Godluck Jonathan

About $32bn was lost to corruption during the six-year administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development said on Monday.

Boko Haram Kill Ten Nigerian Soldiers During An Ambush

Reports have it that Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday ambushed a convoy of Nigerian troops on Maiduguri-Damboa Highway on Sunday, killing at least 10 soldiers.

Muslims In Nigeria Protest Trump's Declaration Of Jerusalem As Capital

Three thousands Muslims in Nigeria took to the street to express their rejection of United States President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

UN Migration Agency, IOM Urges Social Media Platforms To Rein In People Smugglers Luring Migrants

The United Nations’ migration agency, IOM, is calling on social media giants to do more to crack down on people smugglers using their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya

Monday, 11 December 2017

Is Nigeria’s Security Architecture Degenerating Into a House Of Cards?

Director General of the Directorate of State Security, DSS, Lawal Daura accused the acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, lbrahim Magu of corruption and makes it official by sending his report to both president Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly (NASS).

Internet Security in Africa ‘Non-Existent’, Experts Warn

Data protection experts pushing for earnest legal frameworks for the privacy of Nigerians on the Internet have warned that there is no security in the African web space.

Friday, 8 December 2017

International Organization For Migration, EU Evacuate 164 More Nigerians From Libya

Two days after 401 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) on Friday facilitated the return of 164 more.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 12.34 a.m.

Ten Cybersecurity Predictions For 2018

This year, cybercriminals caused major service disruptions around the world, using their increasing technical proficiency to break through cyber defenses. In 2018, we expect the trend to become more pronounced as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks.

Why Cybersecurity Matters To Your Business

You start a business. You grow your company from an idea to a fully functioning and profitable entity. With success comes clients and, as with most companies, you store personal information either to be used in marketing or from a purchase. As a result, you hold the keys to many of the things that your customers value and treasure in their lives and it is now your responsibility to protect your their personal information. Additionally, your company has a myriad of confidential and private information internally that needs to be protected.

Ivory Trade: Nigerian Customs Seizes 55 Elephant Tusks Along Nigeria-Cameroon Border

The Nigerian government took a step in enforcing the global ban on illegal ivory trade as it seized dozens of elephant tusks illegally imported into the country.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Plateau State PDP Chair, Damishi Sango, Son, Four Others Kidnapped In Kaduna

Ahead of the Saturday national convention of the party, the Plateau State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was thrown  into mourning, on Thursday, as the chairman, Hon. Damishi Sango was kidnapped with five others along Jere village, Kaduna State.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

UNAIDS Says Nigeria Has Second Largest HIV Epidemic Worldwide

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has reported that Nigeria purportedly has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and has one of the highest new infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Former Nigerian Senator Kidnapped, Abductors Demand N80 Million

Senator Ayo Arise
A former senator and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Ayo Arise, has been abducted by unidentified gunmen. Senator Ayo Arise was reportedly kidnapped Sunday night.

Cybersecurity: UK Government Bans All Russian Anti-virus Software From Secret-Rated Systems


The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre has effectively banned the use of Russian anti-virus products from government departments and revealed it is trying to “prevent the transfer of UK data to the Russian state” from Kaspersky Labs software.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

CIA Director Says President Trump Tweets Yielding Valuable Intelligence

The CIA Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that President Donald Trump's prolific Twitter feed was yielding valuable intelligence.

Security Alert! Terrorists Planning To Bomb Nigeria's Capital - Abuja, UK, US Warn


The United Kingdom and United States governments have warned their citizens of terrorist groups’ threat to carry out bomb attacks in Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, during the Christmas season. 

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Borno Community NE Nigeria Where Boko Haram Recruits, Deploy Child Suicide Bombers; 110 Children Used For Suicide Bombings in 2017

Sequel to a visit to Muna Garage, a settlement in Borno State, northeast Nigeria that has experienced multiple attacks by suicide bombers, OLALEYE ALUKO writes on how Boko Haram terrorists infiltrate the community to recruit children who the Sect deploy as 'child soldiers' and for deadly suicide bombing missions.