The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST)

The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST), a project of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Africa program, documents and maps violence in Nigeria that is motivated by political, economic, or social grievances. Different groups in Nigeria resort to violence. The militant Islamist movement Boko Haram is active in northern Nigeria. Violence among ethnic groups, farmers, and herdsmen…

Hunters; pay us we’re ready to fight terrorism — NEWSSPLASHBLOG

Hunters said they were ready to help infighting terrorists provided they were incorporated in the salary scheme and provided with enough logistics to fight the terrorists. The National Adviser of Board of Trustees of the association, Chief Yusuf Alao, disclosed this while receiving a confirmation certificate as the new National Adviser of the association. hunters…

KAICIID BOARD CALLS FOR SOLIDARITY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND AMONG NIGERIAN CITIZENS TO RESIST HATRED DRIVEN BY MALICIOUS ACTS

KAICIID Board Calls for Solidarity in Central African Republic and among Nigerian Citizens to Resist Hatred Driven by Malicious Acts KAICIID’s Interreligious Board of Directors, composed of religious leaders from five major world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) issued the following statement following a series of violent attacks on 1 May 2018 in Bangui,…

The homeland security chief told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her in a cabinet meeting over border security

Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her on Wednesday in front of the entire cabinet for what he said was her failure to adequately secure the nation’s borders, according to several current and former officials familiar with the incident. Ms. Nielsen, who is a…

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests

Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and some other places in the valley on Monday to prevent separatist-called protests and a sit-in outside the Civil Secretariat here. The protest shutdown and sit-in was called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer…

‘Cocaine cowboy’ gets 11 years in prison after 26 years as fugitive

A fugitive dubbed the last of Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison after being a fugitive for 26 years. Gustavo Falcon, 56, aka “Taby,” played a key role in one of the biggest drug trafficking operations of the violent 1980s smuggling era, authorities said. He was part of a gang…

Lagos and the burden of resurgent insecurity -Ngozi Konyebagu

The security situation in Lagos is becoming a source of pain to residents and the earlier the Lagos State Government addressed this “festering wound”, the better for all. Attracting investors to Lagos has been a primary desire of the Government over the years. However, with the current state of insecurity in Lagos, it may be…

Court Jails Security Guard For Negligent Conduct

A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced a security guard, Shegun Adegbola, to one-month imprisonment for negligent conduct. Adegbola, who resides at Orozo Abuja, was convicted on one-count charge of negligent public conduct. A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, sentenced a security guard, Shegun Adegbola, to one-month imprisonment for…

Nigerian Homeland: Tackling Security Challenges of fragility

Nigerian Homeland: Tackling Security Challenges of fragility At the very moment when challenges to the Nigerian Homeland are growing in number and complexity, while economy has continued to kowtow to all Global currencies and youth radicalism has become a major issue in security planning, many analyst has concluded that the state is in its twilight….

Boko Haram have infiltrated herdsmen, warns Osita Okereke – The Sun

Director General, National Taskforce to combat illegal importation, smuggling of goods, small arms, ammunition and light-weapons, Dr. Osita Emmanuel Okereke, has called on Nigerian communities to be on alert, claiming that members of terror group Boko Haram have infiltrated herdsmen to cause havoc across the country. Okereke also accused security agencies of complicity in the…

Magu Not Fit as EFCC Acting Chairman – Nigerian Senate

Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and privileges, Senator Samuel Anyanwu has stated that Nigeria Senate no longer regard Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He gave this revelation at a press conference while reacting to questions bothering his Committee. He explained that there were massive petitions…

NIA DG explains why agency stopped EFCC from arresting Oke, blasts Magu

The National Intelligence Agency, NIA, has revealed why the agency blocked attempt to arrest its former DG, Ambassador Ayodele Oke. NIA operatives, last year, blocked officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from taking Oye for questioning.  The face-off led to a Senate investigation. On Thursday, the acting Director General of the Agency, Ambassador…

Magu running EFCC on gossips, marabouts advice – DSS DG, Daura

Magu Running EFCC on gossips, marabouts advice – DSS DG, Daura   Wale Odunsi The Director General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Lawan Daura, has accused the Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, of running the anti-graft agency based on gossips and political interference from certain quarters…