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High Profile Nigerians to Face Prosecution for financing Terrorism – AGF Abubakar Malami
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High Profile Nigerians to Face Prosecution for financing Terrorism – AGF Abubakar Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation has disclosed that some high profile Nigerians will be facing prosecution for financing terrorism. This is coming after over 400 businessmen were arrested in an operation coordinated by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), and in collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Malami who addressed newsmen on Friday May 7, said the arrest of some of the suspects followed the recent conviction of some Nigerians for financing terrorism in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He also disclosed that gave rise to a wider and far-reaching investigation in Nigeria. He said; “As you will actually know, some time back, there were certain convictions of Niger...
FG says prominent Nigerians to face trial for terrorism financing
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FG says prominent Nigerians to face trial for terrorism financing

The Federal Government says some prominent businessmen and organisations will soon be prosecuted for alleged offences relating to terrorism financing in the country. Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, revealed this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday. According to him, far-reaching investigations have indicated that high-profile individuals have been implicated in various cases of terrorism financing across the country. He said: “As you will actually know, sometimes back there were certain convictions of Nigerians allegedly involved in terrorism financing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “That gave rise to wider and far-reaching investigations in Nigeria. “I’m happy to report that arising from the wider inves...
ISIS and Al-Qaeda Planning to Penetrate Southern Nigeria, US warns
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ISIS and Al-Qaeda Planning to Penetrate Southern Nigeria, US warns

The United States has warned that Al-Qaeda and ISIS  are planning to penetrate Southern Nigeria. The US also said Al-Qaeda has started penetrating the north-western part of Nigeria. In a media briefing seen by TheCable, Dagvin Anderson, Commander of the US special operations command, Africa, said Al-Qaeda is also expanding to other parts of West Africa. Anderson said the US will continue to partner with Nigeria in sharing intelligence. "We have engaged with Nigeria and continue to engage with them in intel sharing and in understanding what these violent extremists are doing," he said. "And that has been absolutely critical to their engagements up in the Borno state and into an emerging area of northwest Nigeria that we’re seeing al-Qaeda starting to make some inroads in....
FG Establishes Centre for Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons
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FG Establishes Centre for Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons

The establishment of the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW) has been approved by the federal government. In a statement released on Monday May 3 by the Head, Strategic Communication, Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakariya Usman, it was gathered that the new center will be domiciled in the office of the National Security Adviser and Retired Major General AM Dikko has been appointed as Pioneer Coordinator. The Centre which will maintain international cooperation and also operate zonal offices in the Six Geopolitical Zones to ensure quick response and effective mobilization of resources, will serve as the National Focal Point on SALW in Nigeria and lead a multi-stakeholder process involving Government Ministries, Departments, Agencie...
PDP NEC Passes Vote Of Confidence On Secondus-led NWC
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PDP NEC Passes Vote Of Confidence On Secondus-led NWC

Communique Issued At The End of the Emergency Meeting of The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Today, Thursday, April 29, 2021. The National Executive Committee (NEC) after its emergency meeting today, Thursday, April 29, 2021 considered crucial issues regarding the programs of the party as well as extensively reviewed the state of the nation, especially the escalated insecurity engulfing all parts of our country and resolved as follows: NEC lamented the heightened insecurity pervading all parts of our nation due primarily to the misrule of President Muhammed Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as their failure to decisively tackle the menace of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, bloodletting and acts of violence in our country....
FFK shares throwback video of Gov El-Rufai blasting ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for not negotiating the release of the abducted Chibok girls
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FFK shares throwback video of Gov El-Rufai blasting ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for not negotiating the release of the abducted Chibok girls

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, today shared a throwback video of Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, berating former President Goodluck Jonathan, for not negotiating the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. In an interview with Sahara Reporters, El-Rufai, who was just a member of the opposition party, APC at the time, described the Jonathan administration as incompetent over the level of insecurity in the country. According to him, terrorism had become an industry in the Jonathan administration. He said the government should adopt military force and negotiations in securing the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. This video came as a surprise to many as El-Rufai who is now the governor of Kaduna state, has insisted that his government will not ne...
Pantami: Presidency’s Statement Confirms Sympathy For Terrorism – PDP
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Pantami: Presidency’s Statement Confirms Sympathy For Terrorism – PDP

April 23, 2021 Press Statement The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the statement by the Buhari Presidency, in which it shows a desperation to provide official cover to a terrorism apologist further confirms public and international apprehensions that the Buhari administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are patronizing acts of terrorism in our country. Nigerians were traumatized that the Presidency could mount a hopeless defence and justification for the actions of the exposed Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, who had already confessed to supporting terrorist groups like al-Qaida and Taliban. It is instructive to note that this anti-people stance has heightened public anxiety that the Buhari Presidency is a haven for traitors who ...
U.S Asks Citizens To Avoid 14 Nigerian States
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U.S Asks Citizens To Avoid 14 Nigerian States

  The United States, in its latest travel advisories warned its citizens to avoid some 14 Nigerian states, rife with terrorism, banditry and kidnapping. Although it approved travel to other parts, it urged its citizens to “Reconsider travel to Nigeria”. the updated advisory, the U.S. State Department added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list. The UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others are on the list, citing a “very high level of COVID-19.” Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Do Not Travel.” The State Department now lists 150 countries at Level Four. Nigeria is categorised as Level 3. Unlike countries categorised as Level 4, based on the advice of the U.S. C...
Asylum To IPOB Members: UK Disrespectful, Sabotaging Terrorism Fight – FG
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Asylum To IPOB Members: UK Disrespectful, Sabotaging Terrorism Fight – FG

The Federal Government says the reported decision of the United Kingdom to grant asylum to “persecuted” members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is disrespectful of Nigeria as a nation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also said that the decision amounted to sabotaging the fight against terrorism and generally undermining Nigeria’s security. Fielding questions at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) flagship interview programe, NANForum, on Tuesday in Abuja, Mohammed said the decision is unacceptable to Nigeria. “Let me say straightaway that this issue is within the purview of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs and I am sure he will handle it appropriately. “But as the spokesman for the Federal Government of Nigeria, I will say that i...
Terrorism Financing: Dozens Arrested In Nationwide Crackdown
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Terrorism Financing: Dozens Arrested In Nationwide Crackdown

Dozens of persons have been arrested by security agents in an ongoing nationwide crackdown on suspected financiers and collaborators of Boko Haram and other criminal groups in Nigeria. This is coming five months after Daily Trust exclusively reported jailing of six Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates over allegations of terrorism financing. The ongoing inter-agency operation is being led by a top intelligence officer, with an army general leading a task team comprising military personnel and staff from intelligence services. Multiple sources informed Daily Trust that the closely-guarded operation is being coordinated by Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), in collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central ...
“I Have Changed Several Positions Taken In The Past” – Pantami
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“I Have Changed Several Positions Taken In The Past” – Pantami

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Ali Isa Pantami, has been under fire over comments which were interpreted as endorsing the extremist sects. Social media users and some government critics have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to fire him if he fails to step down. But while answering questions during his daily Ramadan lecture at Annor Mosque in Abuja on Saturday, the minister said he now knows better about some of the comments he made in the past. He said the campaign against him is politically motivated. “For 15 years, I have moved round the country while educating people about the dangers of terrorism. I have traveled to Katsina, Gombe, Borno, Kano states and Difa in Niger Republic to preach against terrorism. “I have engaged those with Boko Haram ideologi...
Iran vows ‘Revenge’ after Israel with help From US Attacked it’s Nuclear site
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Iran vows ‘Revenge’ after Israel with help From US Attacked it’s Nuclear site

Iran has said it will "take revenge" for an attack on an underground nuclear site, allegedly carried out by their eternal enemies, Israel. According to Iranian officials, the Natanz uranium enrichment plant was the target of "nuclear terrorism" on Sunday, April 11, after the nuclear site experienced power failure. The reported attack on the nuclear site came after the Iranian government announced it had activated new advanced centrifuges to help enrich its uranium. Uranium can be used to produce power but at high levels can also be used to produce nuclear bomb. Israel has vowed that Iran will never be allowed to produce nuclear weapons. "The Zionists want to take revenge because of our progress in the way to lift sanctions," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Za...
Recruit 50 Million Youths Into Army To Fight Insecurity – Tinubu To FG
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Recruit 50 Million Youths Into Army To Fight Insecurity – Tinubu To FG

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, on Monday, urged the Federal Government to recruit at least 50 million youths into the Nigerian Army to boost Nigeria’s fight against terrorism, banditry and all forms of internal and external security threats confronting the nation. Tinubu spoke at the 12th colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday in Kano State. He said, “We are under-policed and we are competing with armed robbers and bandits to recruit from the youths who are unemployed —33 per cent unemployed?” “Recruit 50 million youths into the army,” he stated, adding that “what they will eat —cassava, corn, yam, will grow here.” The APC chieftain, while reacting to recent statistics by the National Bureau of Statistics that over 23 million Nigerians are jobless, als...
20 Worshippers Wounded as Two Suicide Bombers Target Church in Indonesia on Palm Sunday
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20 Worshippers Wounded as Two Suicide Bombers Target Church in Indonesia on Palm Sunday

Two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sunday, March 28, wounding about 20 people on the first day of the Easter Holy Week. National police spokesman Inspector General Argo Yuwono said at a press conference in Jakarta that the worshippers suffered from wounds around their necks, chests and legs. Some had blisters on their hands and feet. The explosion occurred when the congregation had been inside the church on the island of Sulawesi, South Sulawesi police spokesman E Zulpan told Reuters. The two suspected suicide bombers are confirmed dead, said Coodinating Minister for Polical, Legal and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD. The minister said he has ordered the police and military to increase security in...
Taraba Kidnaping: Bala Wadume Hamisu, Others To Open Defence May 18
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Taraba Kidnaping: Bala Wadume Hamisu, Others To Open Defence May 18

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja has fixed May 18 for Bala Hamisu, popularly known as Wadume, to open his defence in the terrorism charge instituted against him and others by the Federal Government. Wadume and his co-defen­dants were docked before Jus­tice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja on June 8, 2020. Other defendants are Ali­yu Dadje (a police Inspector), Auwalu Bala (aka Omo Ra­zor), Uba Bala (aka Uba Delu) Bashir Waziri (aka Baba Runs), Zubairu Abdullahi (aka Basho) and Rayyanu Abdul. They are being prosecuted on a 13-count amended charge bordering on terrorism, kid­napping and related offences. At the resumption of trial on Tuesday, Shuiabu Labaran, leading a team of prosecutors called his sixth and final wit­ness, in the person of one...
“Covid Vaccine Dey Cure Hunger?” – Dino Melaye Mocks FG
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“Covid Vaccine Dey Cure Hunger?” – Dino Melaye Mocks FG

Former Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye has berated the Federal Government over the reception ceremony that greeted the arrival of 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine received in Abuja yesterday. Covid vaccine dey cure hunger? The vaccine go stop terrorism, bandits and kidnapping? If no....Bubu comot for road jare. Give me boli make i chop i beg. SDM
Service Chiefs, visa ban reversal top US, Nigeria talks
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Service Chiefs, visa ban reversal top US, Nigeria talks

The governments of the United States and Nigeria held a discussion on relations and recent developments. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama to highlight the importance his country places on the bond with Nigeria. State Department spokesperson Ned Price made details of the conversation public. The U.S. acknowledged the threats that terrorists pose to Nigerian and regional security. Blinken welcomed Buhari’s appointment of Service Chiefs to combat terrorism in the Northeast and provide national security. The top diplomat referenced President Joe Biden’s revocation of immigrant visa restrictions as affirmation of the close ties between Americans and Nigerians. He outlined a holistic approach to the U.S.-Nigeria partnership ...
Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Attack Abuja And Lagos (Video)
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Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Attack Abuja And Lagos (Video)

The Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters, a group of Niger Delta militants, has threatened to destroy infrastructure in Lagos and Abuja. In a video posted on Tuesday by Africa Independent Television (AIT), the group accused the federal government of marginalising the region and failing to deliver on the amnesty programme. Reading from a statement, a masked member of the group said after accepting the amnesty pact, “till date, there are no schools, no potable water, no light, no hospital and access roads for our people to enjoy”. The group also complained that “no meaningful progress has been made” with the Ogboni clean-up project “because the Nigerian government has decided to place politics against the meaningful development of our people”. It asked the government to allow t...
You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria
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You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria

The Canadian government has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to Nigeria over security not being predictable. The North American country in a travel advisory addressed to its citizens, also advised its citizens already in Nigeria to avoid travelling to Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Plateau states. According to Canadian authorities, there are risks of inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria. The travel advisory read;   “Avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings. “Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidna...
The Military Don’t Want Terrorism to End Because they’re Benefitting From it -Sheik Gumi
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The Military Don’t Want Terrorism to End Because they’re Benefitting From it -Sheik Gumi

Prominent Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi has alleged that the military does not want terrorism to end in the country because they are benefitting from it. Gumi who made the allegation in an interview on Arise TV, also alleged that some top military officials want insecurity to continue because of the huge funds allocated for tackling it. Also speaking on his recent trips to the forest to engage bandits on the need to embrace peace, the Islamic scholar said; “The military is not encouraging matters at all because they are the beneficiaries of this insecurity. “The bandits are ready to drop their arms and return back to the fold if the federal government will accede to their simple demands such as building schools, hospitals and providing water. “They (the bandits) are co...
Cryptocurrencies Have Become Well-suited for Conducting Many Illegal Activities – CBN
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Cryptocurrencies Have Become Well-suited for Conducting Many Illegal Activities – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria has explained why it banned cryptocurrency-related transactions in the country. The apex bank in a statement released on Sunday February 7, said cryptocurrencies have become well-suited for conducting many illegal activities including money laundering, terrorism financing, purchase of small arms and light weapons, and tax evasion. Daily Trust reported that CBN's Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi said the ban on such transactions will not have any negative impact on fintechs. It read; “The use of cryptocurrencies in Nigeria are a direct contravention of existing law. “It is also important to highlight that there is a critical difference between a Central Bank issued Digital Currency and cryptocurrencies. As the names im...
I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs
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I Will Be Praying For You, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs

The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ) , has assured the newly appointed service chiefs of his prayers as they lead the fight against terrorism , especially in Nigeria’ s North - Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. He also advised the service chiefs to give responsibilities to trusted hands , while charging them to be loyal and patriotic . The Special Adviser to President on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , stated this in a piece on Friday , titled , ‘ Inside PMB ’ s First Meeting With New Service Chiefs ’ . Adesina said the President assured the new service chiefs of his prayers and support , adding that “ victory comes from the divine powers” . But human rights lawyer, Femi Falana ( SAN) , has argued that no level of prayers can win the Boko Haram wa...
“God Destroy Every Fulani That Has A Hand In Terrorism” – Man Curses Bandits That Killed His 9-Month Pregnant Sister In Kaduna
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“God Destroy Every Fulani That Has A Hand In Terrorism” – Man Curses Bandits That Killed His 9-Month Pregnant Sister In Kaduna

A man identified as Asadullah Baba Walid is mourning his beloved sister, who was killed by suspected bandits along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway. Aisha Hashim Aliyu, a volunteer health worker and graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria . ABU, was shot dead by the gunmen while traveling to Kaduna from Birnin Gwari at Zankoro before Unguwar Yako on Sunday, January 24. Taking to Facebook, Asadullah shared a photo of his late sister and cursed the bandits that killed her. He wrote; "Every Fulani that has a hand in terrorism. Oh God, destroy them. Don't leave even a single grain oh God."
Outside Maiduguri, Nobody is Safe in Borno – Dean of Borno Elders Forum, Prof Dikwa says
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Outside Maiduguri, Nobody is Safe in Borno – Dean of Borno Elders Forum, Prof Dikwa says

Prof. Khalifa Dikwa, Dean of Borno Elders Forum has raised an alarm of nobody being safe in Borno state except in the state capital, Maiduguri. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Dikwa stated that even when Boko Haram insurgents are not physically present, they psychologically disturbing the people. He said;   “Even if they (Boko Haram) are not physically there, they are psychologically there, disturbing the people. “From time to time, they ride their motorcycles, come and harass them to pay levies and so on. Outside Maiduguri, no even five kilometres, nobody is safe. And they can strike at any time.” Dikwa also alleged that the military did not heed to the advice of the Private Military Contractor (PMC) to man the country’s land borders after they ...
Buhari Sympathizes With Niger Republic Over Terrorist Attack That Killed 70
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Buhari Sympathizes With Niger Republic Over Terrorist Attack That Killed 70

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 70 people in Zaroumdareye, a border town between Niger Republic and Mali by militants, describing the incident as another clarion call for united action by African leaders against terrorism. President Buhari, while reacting to the incident on Sunday in Abuja, said, “I am profoundly shocked by the large scale death of innocent people at the hands of these callous militants who have no regard for the sanctity of human life.” The President in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja last night said, “We are facing grave security challenges on account of the evil campaign of indiscriminate violence by terrorists in the Sahel and only united action can help us defeat t...
Terrorism May Persist For Another 20 Years In Nigeria – Buratai
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Terrorism May Persist For Another 20 Years In Nigeria – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen.Tukur Buratai, has hinted that insurgency and terrorism may continue in Nigeria for another 20 years. Buratai made the remark on his verified Facebook handle few days after Boko Haram massacred rice farmers in Borno State. There is general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail. There is likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years. It only depends on the level of escalation and the appropriate responses by all stakeholders both civil and military authorities. Also by both local in international actors. Citizens responsibility is equally important and imperative. All must cooperate to contain the lingering insecurity. Let there be collective action and responsibility.
US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state
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US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state

The United States has condemned the killing of 43 rice farmers in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents over the weekend.   The US embassy in a statement released on Monday November 30, stated that abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as they fight to defeat terrorism and work to bring the perpetrators to justice.   It read;    “The United States condemns in the strongest terms the November 28 violent attack in Borno, Nigeria. The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed or kidnapped. “These abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as...
CBN Accuses EndSARS Campaigners Of Terrorism
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CBN Accuses EndSARS Campaigners Of Terrorism

The Federal Government was able to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after telling a Federal High Court in Abuja that the funds in their accounts might have been linked to terrorist activities. This is according to a written address in support of a motion ex parte filed by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The CBN had in the second week of October frozen 20 accounts and thereafter approached the court to seek an ex parte order to freeze the accounts. In the case with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1384/2020, filed before Justice A. R. Mohammed, the CBN, however, made no mention of the fact that the 20 accounts were owned by persons involved in the #EndSARS protests, but told the court that the funds might have emanated from terrorist activities. The written address read in ...
Protesters Disseminated Inciting Content On Social Media – Babagana Monguno
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Protesters Disseminated Inciting Content On Social Media – Babagana Monguno

THE National Security Adviser, Maj . Gen . Babagana Monguno ( retd.) , has said the social media was used to disseminate subversive content to incite violence during the #EndSARS protests, which rocked the country . Monguno, who spoke at the multi -stakeholders ’ workshop for the validation of the draft National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy 2020, organised by his office in Abuja on Wednesday, also attributed the rising cases of terrorism , fake news, and other criminal activities to the cyberspace . The NSA stated , “ We are witnesses to the use of social media to disseminate subversive content to incite violence and heightened tension, causing unrest and sparking widespread looting and destruction across the country. ” He , however , noted that the sophistication of cy...
Knife Attack In French City, Nice Leaves Three Dead, Several Hurt (Photos)
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Knife Attack In French City, Nice Leaves Three Dead, Several Hurt (Photos)

Suspected assailant detained after carrying out attack, in which at least three people were killed, according to officials An attacker with a knife killed at least three people and wounded several others at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, officials said, in an incident the city’s mayor described as “terrorism”. Mayor Christian Estrosi, a former MP with the right-wing Republicans party, said on Twitter that police had detained the attacker. Estrosi tweeted: “I can confirm everything suggests this was a terror attack in the Notre-Dame Basilica,” in central Nice. He claimed that two women and one man were dead. One woman took refuge in a nearby bar where she succumbed to her injuries. The other was killed in the most “horrible” way, he said, “like the professo...
Reports suggest Paul Pogba could quit France football team over comments made by president Macron
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Reports suggest Paul Pogba could quit France football team over comments made by president Macron

Paul Pogba has reportedly quit international football after French President Emmanuel Macron's comments on ‘Islamist terrorism’ The Manchester United midfielder, 27, allegedly made the decision after President Macron said on Friday October 23, that 'monstrosity of Islamist terrorism' must be dealt with strongly. The president was speaking in the wake of the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty, 47, who was attacked on his way home from the junior high school where he taught in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 40km northwest of Paris. He was accused of showing his class two offensive cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. Mr. Paty was posthumously awarded the French Legion d'honneur,  France’s highest honour, in recognition of the fact that he died for trying to explain the importance of freedo...
Fighting Corruption Will Get More Difficult in Nigeria – Osinbajo
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Fighting Corruption Will Get More Difficult in Nigeria – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the ongoing fight against Corruption might get difficult in coming days. Speaking at the 20th-anniversary regional webinar organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday July 14, the Vice President stated that aside from the difficulties, many people will also get frustrated for standing against corruption. Osinbajo who spoke on the topic “Combating corruption and illicit financial flows: New measures and strategies", said; “The fight against corruption is nuanced and hydra-headed, it is not going to get easier by the day; as a matter of fact, it will get more difficult by the day and many will become discouraged in standing up against corruption. “…Over the years, massive public re...
Reps Probe Mass Resignation of Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram
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Reps Probe Mass Resignation of Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram

House of Representatives members have decried the mass resignation of soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram. 350 soldiers who were deployed to fight Boko Haram in the North-East region of the country had applied to resign from military service, citing loss of interest as their reason for resigning. Speaking during Tuesday's plenary, the chief whip, Mohammed Monguno said the mass resignation is huge blow on the military’s fight against insurgency and could pose serious risks to the society especially if the resigned personnel are without jobs. He also disapproved the chief of army staff's assent to the soldiers’ request of being voluntarily disengaged without making effort to address their grievance which he said includes loss of morale, unimproved allowances and mass casualtie...
Nigeria Fully Capable Of Dealing With Banditry, Terrorism – Presidency
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Nigeria Fully Capable Of Dealing With Banditry, Terrorism – Presidency

The Presidency assures Nigerians, again, that the nation’s armed forces are fully capable of dealing with the challenges of banditry and terrorism, urging more patience as the military takes appropriate steps to block gaps being exploited to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens. President Muhammadu Buhari, who has approved a joint military and police operation specifically targeted at combing Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States to rid the areas of bandits, assures that surveillance will be improved, with more night vision aircrafts already deployed under “Operation Accord’’. The operation was launched three weeks ago. “Nigeria’s military has displayed its capabilities in the past and will show it again by dealing with the current challenges,” the President says. ...
Captured Boko Haram Insurgents are Quarantined and Given Face Masks – Defence Headquarters
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Captured Boko Haram Insurgents are Quarantined and Given Face Masks – Defence Headquarters

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has shared some of the measures it has instituted to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the fight against terrorism. Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Coordinator of defence media operations, John Enenche said captured Boko Haram members are provided with face masks and also quarantined to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Eneche said;   “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way everything will be done. “We have ordered for PPE for troops at the frontlines. “The moment they (Boko Haram members) are captured, they are quarantined and given face masks while observing social distancing too. “Captured or surrendered enemies are treated in line with the Geneva Convention. COVID-19 has changed the way things are done at the front...
Jailed Saudi Princess Fears Coronavirus Risk in Prison
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Jailed Saudi Princess Fears Coronavirus Risk in Prison

A year after landing in jail without charge, her mercy plea unanswered by Saudi rulers and in fear of a coronavirus outbreak behind bars, a prominent princess did the unthinkable — and went public. Princess Basmah bint Saud, a 56-year-old royal family member long seen as a proponent of women’s rights and a constitutional monarchy, mysteriously disappeared from public life in March last year. Last month, her Twitter account sprang to life with a letter from the princess claiming she had been “abducted” and “thrown into prison” along with her 28-year-old daughter, Suhoud al-Sharif, and imploring King Salman and his powerful son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for help. The letter, a rare public appeal from a member of the secretive royal family, voiced fears that her “det...
Agba Jalingo Regains Freedom after 6 Months in Prison
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Agba Jalingo Regains Freedom after 6 Months in Prison

Agba Jalingo, the publisher of Cross River Watch has regained freedom after spending 6 months in prison. Recall the journalist was charged with conspiracy, terrorism, treasonable felony and an attempt to topple the state government after he published a story of how Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River allegedly approved and diverted N500 million meant for the state’s microfinance bank. Jalingo who was granted a N10 million bail by a federal high court in Calabar, was released today February 17 after perfecting the bail conditions. Nigerian lawyer, First Baba Isa who shared a photo of him driving the journalist out from prison wrote; The joy of going to the Calabar Prisons and driving out with Agba Jalingo as a free man... Oh what a joy   ...
Court Grants Journalist, Agba Jalingo, N10m Bail
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Court Grants Journalist, Agba Jalingo, N10m Bail

Justice Sule Shuaibu of the Federal High court in Calabar, Cross River State, has granted the bail application of  journalist and rights activist, Agba Jalingo. Agba who is the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22nd 2019, over a report alleging that Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million belonging to the state. He is standing trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony and attempt to topple the Cross River State government. While ruling on his bail application, Justice Shuaibu set the bail bond at N10 million with one surety in like sum. The judge ruled that the surety must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and his address must be physically verified. Also, he must show means that he will be able to forfeit t...
We Have Defeated Insurgency, But Facing Challenge Of Terrorism – Buratai
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We Have Defeated Insurgency, But Facing Challenge Of Terrorism – Buratai

The chief of army staff, Tukur Yusuf Buratai has stated that insurgency has been defeated across the country, but the country is still under attack from terrorists. Speaking on Arise News channels, he further went on to state that insurgency is different from terrorism. His words: “We have defeated insurgency, but facing the challenge of terrorism. “There is no where you will not find Boko Haram – even in Lagos here, there are Boko Hatam. In Kaduna, there are Boko Haram. There are more across the North-east. Many have been arrested here in Lagos. We have been tracking them. We arrest them and take them into custody. Buratai stressed that “We must differentiate between insurgency and terrorism. I have tried to tell them at the National Assembly. Someone said three local gove...
Don’t punish Nigerians for the Failure of Buhari’s Government – Atiku Pleads with Trump on Addition of Nigeria to Visa Ban List
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Don’t punish Nigerians for the Failure of Buhari’s Government – Atiku Pleads with Trump on Addition of Nigeria to Visa Ban List

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the addition of Nigeria to US visa ban list alongside 5 other countries. The former Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) who expressed sadness over the development, said the ban does not take into account the pro-American sentiments of the Nigerian public even though he understands that the decision was taken due to failure of the Buhari-led administration to share information and to address issues of terrorism. Atiku urged the US government to consider the history of US-Nigerian relationships and to adopt measures that individually target those in government who have failed in their duties, rather than target the entire Nigerian population. His statement reads; “I received with sadness the policy ...
Trump Administration Adds Nigeria & 5 Other Countries to Travel Ban List
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Trump Administration Adds Nigeria & 5 Other Countries to Travel Ban List

The US State Department on Friday night announced that it has put six new countries under its travel ban list. Under a proclamation signed Friday by President Trump, citizens from Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria- Africa's most populous country, won’t be allowed to apply for visas to immigrate to the U.S. Two other countries, Sudan and Tanzania, will be barred from participating in the diversity visa lottery, which randomly awards green cards to 50,000 immigrants from underrepresented countries annually. The six countries will join a list of seven nations, most of them Muslim-majority, which include Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea, that faced significant travel restrictions under President Trump’s original travel ban, issued in 2017. Ho...
Buhari Warns Plateau Against Revenge, Violent Attacks
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Buhari Warns Plateau Against Revenge, Violent Attacks

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Monday expressed concern over the killing of 15 people by bandits in Plateau State. He charged the military to stop the return of the ugly days of ethnic violence. President Buhari condoled the families of the victims, the government and people of Plateau, assuring them that terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and associated crimes would be defeated. The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, said: “In Plateau State, gun men launched yet another bloody attack, killing innocent citizens. “This shocking and sad incident should be condemned by all citizens. Revenge, hatred and violent attacks should have no place in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious society as we...
Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable Nigerians – Lai Mohammed tells US
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Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable Nigerians – Lai Mohammed tells US

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reacted to the planned addition of Nigeria to the list of countries on US visa travel ban. The Nigerian Minister who is in London for a meeting with international media and other think tanks, told Reuters that they will be responding comprehensively if the speculative move is effected. Lai Mohammed also stated that the move which will affect the vulnerable in Nigeria was informed largely on negative narratives spread by naysayers. He said; “On the issue of the travel ban our position is that it is still speculative because we are yet to be communicated. When we are communicated we will respond comprehensively. “However, in our view it was not well thought out but based largely on negative narratives spread by naysayers. ...
Nigerians Should Be Thankful That Bombing Has Reduced – Femi Adesina
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Nigerians Should Be Thankful That Bombing Has Reduced – Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says Nigerians ought to be thankful that the spate of attacks by Boko Haram has dropped. He said despite the recent bombings that have claimed scores of lives, the impact of terrorism was still less than what Nigerians faced under former President Goodluck Jonathan. Adesina, who is the most senior spokesman for the President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), said before the regime came into power, about six bombs were going off in a day. He said this during an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Sunday. The President’s spokesman was asked to explain to Nigerians why his principal had failed to deliver on one of his key promises, which was to defeat Boko Haram. He sai...
There’s no Progress in the Fight Against Boko Haram – EU
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There’s no Progress in the Fight Against Boko Haram – EU

European parliament, the legislative branch of the European Union has stated that there's been no progress in the fight against Boko Haram. In its resolution on January 16, 2020, the group of 28 countries that operates as a cohesive economic and political block lamented over the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria. The group which decried an alleged ill-treatment of children detained in military facilities, reminded the Nigerian government of its obligation to protect the rights of children and to ensure protection and provide care to those affected by terrorism or conflict. It also asked the Nigerian government to allow UN's access to its military detention facilities and to also sign a formal handover protocol to ensure that children detained by the military are quic...
An Australian Imam Has Accused Nigerian Government Of Sponsoring Terrorism
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An Australian Imam Has Accused Nigerian Government Of Sponsoring Terrorism

A popular Australian Muslim Scholar Imam Tawhidi, has alleged that Nigerian Government harbours all forms of terrorist organizations. Tawhidi is a Muslim influencer, who claims to be a reformist Imam. Some of his teaching is believed to be against Islamic terrorism, he is indeed a good teacher of Islam, who takes his teaching to his Twitter and IG page. According to Tawhidi, Boko Haram terrorists are allowed to operate with little or no effort to tackle them because of corruption in Nigeria. He took to his twitter handle and wrote: “We have ignored Nigeria in the discussion about terrorism. Nigeria is the most corrupt country in Africa. It is home to a terrorist government that harbours terrorists just like the government of Pakistan. Boko Haram were given the green light i...
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Former WAG who dreamed of becoming ISIS fighter convicted of funding terrorism

A former WAG who turned to religion after splitting from a Liverpool footballer has been convicted of funding terrorism. Amaani Noor, 21, married a jihadi fighter online and told him it was ‘her dream’ to join him in war-torn Syria. The former Miss Teen Great Britain star was arrested after sending $45.51 to a Paypal account linked to an Islamist group called The Merciful Hands on May 23, 2018. She denied knowing or believing that the money may be used for the purposes of terrorism. But a jury at Liverpool Crown Court heard Noor had expressed her support for ‘violent jihad’ and Islamic State terrorists via the encrypted instant messaging service Telegram. During the trial the court heard how Noor focused on religion after splitting with an LFC footballer, the Liverpool Echo repo...
President Buhari And Egyptian President, Abdelfattah el-Sisi Parley On Counter Terrorism
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President Buhari And Egyptian President, Abdelfattah el-Sisi Parley On Counter Terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Egyptian counterpart Abdelfattah el-Sisi have pledged to collaborate to eradicate the menace of terrorism in parts of Africa. Speaking during an audience with the Egyptian President on the sidelines of the Aswan Forum on Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa taking place in Egypt, President Buhari said that countries of the West African sub-region were already in close collaboration towards combatting terrorism by setting up a multinational task force. He said since terrorism was a worldwide phenomenon, more collaborative efforts were needed to rein in the menace. According to him: “Together with other West African leaders, we are working hard to ensure that terrorism is eradicated. It is also important that the conflicts in North of Af...
Join Us In Calling The World Against Boko Haram – Osinbajo To Egypt
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Join Us In Calling The World Against Boko Haram – Osinbajo To Egypt

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that concerted action by countries around the world was crucial towards tackling terrorism in the Sahel region, as well as the challenges posed by Boko Haram and ISWAP in Africa. Osinbajo made this call when he received a delegation of members of Egypt’s Parliament (House of Representatives), led by its Speaker, Dr Ali Abdel-Aal Sayed Hamad. The delegation also included the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Assem Hanafy Elseify, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. He said, “We urge Egypt to join us in calling upon the world, the international community, to immediately see the need for a concerted action against Boko Haram, Islamic State’s West Africa Province, and terrorist groups operating in the Sahel in particular. “We think that ...

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