Secretary-General condemns Saturday’s attacks in Mogadishu

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today commended the first responders and residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for mobilizing to aid in what is being called Somalia’s worst-ever bomb attack. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General urged all Somalis “to unite in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism and work together in building a functional and inclusive federal state.” Strongly condemning the … Continue reading Secretary-General condemns Saturday’s attacks in Mogadishu

Nigeria’s current revenue sharing formula ‘illegal’, Senate declares

The Senate has called for a review of Nigeria’s revenue sharing formula to give states and local government areas greater share than what they get in the current formula, which gives more to the federal government. The Senate said the current formula is “unconstitutional” and does not reflect the country’s present realities. The Senate on Wednesday rejected a constitutional review proposal to devolve greater powers … Continue reading Nigeria’s current revenue sharing formula ‘illegal’, Senate declares

Torturing in the name of security.

In Cameroon, the authorities are illegally detaining and torturing people, and some are not surviving. Why are they doing this? Because the Cameroon government is fighting a war against the armed group Boko Haram. They will stop at nothing to win, including arresting people and torturing suspects until they confess. This means that if you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time … Continue reading Torturing in the name of security.

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu reveals those funding Biafra agitations, Boko Haram

 The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has claimed that looters of Nigeria’s treasury over the years were those sponsoring the current agitation for restructuring and Biafra. Magu stated this while speaking on Friday at a stakeholder’s meeting in Kano.  The anti-graft boss insisted that if the country must move forward, Nigerians must be determined to fight corruption … Continue reading The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu reveals those funding Biafra agitations, Boko Haram

Falana tackles National Assembly over budget alterations

Lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday said that no court of law in Nigeria had given legal backing to the powers of the National Assembly to either rewrite the appropriation bill or increase the budget estimates presented to it by the executive. The silk’s disclosure was in reaction to a statement credited to the National Assembly that its actions at altering the 2017 … Continue reading Falana tackles National Assembly over budget alterations

Cyber attack victims failed to update software- Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation has blamed the National Security Agency (NSA) for the recent ransomware cyber attack that has affected over 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The computer giant blamed NSA for storing data on software vulnerabilities which it discovered and such data was accessed by hackers. According to Microsoft, NSA (a military intelligence organization and a constituent of the United States Department of Defense (DOD) had … Continue reading Cyber attack victims failed to update software- Microsoft

Bin Laden’s son Hamza threatens U.S. over father’s death

Osama bin Laden’s son reportedly seeks to avenge his father’s death and is poised to become the new leader of Al Qaeda. Personal letters seized in the raid that killed bin Laden show that his son, Hamza, is set on avenging his father’s death, Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent, told CBS News in an interview that will air Sunday. “He tells him that…he remembers … Continue reading Bin Laden’s son Hamza threatens U.S. over father’s death

Gunfire heard in two Ivory Coast cities in grip of mutiny

Gunfire was heard early Monday in the Ivory Coast cities of Abidjan and Bouake, in the grip of a mutiny by ex-rebel soldiers, AFP journalists and witnesses said. In the economic capital of Abidjan, shots were fired at two military camps in Akouedo in the east of the city, which together form the country’s largest military barracks, a nearby resident said. Sustained gunfire was also … Continue reading Gunfire heard in two Ivory Coast cities in grip of mutiny

UN condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in Central African Republic

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attack against a convoy of the UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) that left four dead, one missing and 10 others evacuated. “Attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime,” Mr. Guterres said through his spokesperson yesterday on the attack perpetrated by suspected anti-Balaka elements against a convoy of the UN Nations … Continue reading UN condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in Central African Republic