Category: Reports

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REPORT: Yahoo – Yahoo’ Boys Are Armed Robbers – Clergy

Over the years, the alarming growth of the internet and its wide acceptance has led to increase in security threats.

In Nigeria today, several internet assisted crimes known as cybercrimes are committed daily in various forms such as fraudulent electronic mails, pornography, identity theft, hacking, cyber harassment, spamming, Automated Teller Machine spoofing, piracy and phishing. Cybercrimes is an  Offence that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (networks including chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones. The impact of this kind of crime can be felt on the lives, economy and international reputation of a nation.… Read More

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Report: Nigeria Listed Among Countries Striving To End Modern Slavery

A report published by Walk Free on Global Slavery Index has placed Nigeria among countries striving to end modern slavery globally.
The report titled ‘Measurement, Action, Freedom’ conducted by over 30 anti-slavery organisations across the world, captures activities of modern slavery in over 180 countries.
In the report, countries are assessed on their ability to identify and support survivors, establish effective criminal justice systems, strengthen coordination mechanisms and be held to account, address underlying risk factors, and clean up government and business supply chains. Read More

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REPORT: ICPC Set To Monitor States’ Budgetary Allocations

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) plans to monitor budgetary allocations to state governments in the country to ensure accountability and proper utilisation of the funds. In addition, tax fraud and illicit financial flows investigation will also be conducted as well as the prosecution of money laundering offenders. It is even said that the bulk of an estimated $90billion that leaves Africa through illicit financial flow annually might have come from Nigeria. The continent as a whole certainly receives less than that amount in development assistance from countries of Europe and America yearly. Read More

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REPORT: Nigeria Accounts For Bulk of $90b Illicit Outflow From Africa – ICPC

The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owosanoye, has said that the bulk of an estimated $90 billion that leave Africa through illicit channels annually is from Nigeria. This report was made in a speech at the commemoration of the 2019 African Union Anti-Corruption Day organized by the Bauchi State office of the ICPC. Read More

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REPORT: 17 Nigerians Arrested for Cyber Fraud Deported

Seventeen of the 29 Nigerians arrested last month at Ho-Area 52 for their alleged complicity in cyber fraud activities have been deported by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). The reputation for criminality has made it hard for Nigerians to be “accepted” abroad. Many Nigerians are serving jail terms in countries across the globe for various illegal acts. This definitely does not speak well of the country and her citizens. And the sooner we imbibe the habit of decent, lawful behavior both within and outside the nation, the better for us as individuals and as a country. Concerted efforts should be made by all well-meaning Nigerians both home and abroad to project a good image for the country which will counter the bad one created by the unscrupulous, criminal-minded few. Read More

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REPORT: Police Tell Parents How To Know if Their Children Have Joined Cults

The Police in Anambra state have warned parents to look out for seven signs which they described as tell-tale signs that their wards were getting involved in cultism. The seven early signs as identified by the Anambra state Police include: late night, love for music, love for specific colours, difficulty in exposing the body, isolation, anger and smoking, and making new friends. Early detection of a child’s engagement in cultism can help stop the full involvement of that child in the evil act and also save the life of the child from impending dangers that lies ahead. Read More

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REPORT: 20,000 Girls From Edo, Delta Are Prostitutes in Mali —NAPTIP

According to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) about 20,000 girls from Edo and Delta States are currently prostitutes in Mali. This was disclosed by Mr. Nduka Nwanwenne, the Benin Zonal Commander, NAPTIP during the “I’m not for Sale” campaign at Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. He also stated that though human trafficking was a global issue, recent statistics revealed that it was more prevalent in Edo and Delta States. He further disclosed that organ harvesting was the latest angle to human trafficking. In view of this, there is a need for protection of the children and youths. There is an urgent need to prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation of youths and children, especially girls. Read More

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REPORT: NDLEA Initiates Sensitisation, Drug Prevention Programme

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced it will be focusing more on drug prevention, sensitisation and education of the citizenry as a new strategy for the prevention of drug trafficking and abuse.
The NDLEA said this at a pre-event press briefing at Abuja to flag-off the commemoration of 2019 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking with the theme ‘Health for Justice: Justice for Health.’
The Chairman/Chief Executive, NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, represented by his Chief of Staff Femi Amos Oloruntoba, said the NDLEA had realised it must do more to curb and prevent drug abuse in the country. Rather than just hosting a grand finale where all talks and goodwill messages are given, the agency this year will carry out all-inclusive education and sensitization programmes in Abuja and at lower scale in our state commands across the country, he stated.
One other objective of our new approach is to improve our outreach to the vulnerable groups.
Therefore, we shall be carrying out drug prevention, education and sensitization targeted at the following identified groups of our population. The theme for this year’s commemoration of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking addresses three broad issues:
Drug dependent persons having access to the treatment they need, connecting drug prevention, social inclusion and protection, and building knowledge for justice and health. The NDLEA is in partnership with MTN through MTN Foundation to accomplish the sensitization programs among the identified groups of the population.
The targeted groups include secondary and tertiary schools, market people, farmers and hunters, members of IDP camps, and people at motor parks spanning from Wuse to Abaji from June 20th to the 26th. Read More

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REPORT: FG Moves to Ban Almajiri System

The NSA disclosed this during a joint press briefing on the outcome of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja.The federal government is considering proscribing the Almajiri system to address the rising insecurity in the country, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has said. Monguno briefed journalists alongside the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintri, Anambra, Willie Obiano and Ondo Rotimi Akeredolu. Read More

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REPORT: Nigeria Losses About N127bn to Cybercrime Annually

According to the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Nigeria losses about N127 billion to cybercrime as a result of the country’s inability to properly secure her information system. This is caused in part by our inability to adequately secure our Information Systems. The Director-General also added that the global IT industry is expected to hit $5 trillion by the end of 2019. This was made known yesterday in Abuja during the stakeholders’ engagement for the review of the guidelines for information system audit and software testing. Read More

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REPORT: NCAA, NAPTIP Partner To Tackle Human Trafficking By Air

About 24.9 million people are illegally trafficked yearly and live in conditions of modern slavery. Human trafficking creates misery for millions and helps fund criminal gangs and terrorism. We all can contribute to the fight against this abhorrent trade in people’s lives and collectively tackle the scourge of human trafficking. CCFA is committed to raising awareness and train children and youths to recognise the signs of trafficking, and also putting in place, reporting systems to alert the concerned authorities. Read More

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SMUGGLING: Navy Seizes Rice, Others Worth NGN45m

Smuggling can destroy our health through the importation of expired, fake, and other drugs. It paralyses our local industries. Smuggling encourages acts of criminality that can lead to armed robbery and other heinous crimes. It is also an unpatriotic act that can lead you into jail. Avoid smuggling and expose smugglers. Read More

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REPORT: NAPTIP Director Cautions Nigerians on Visa Lottery

There are so many ways that scammers can trick you into paying them. They might pose as governmental agencies or visa experts promising you a Green Card to the U.S, which you might have been hoping to get. This can lead to you falling in their trap and becoming a victim of fraud.

A suspicious or possibly fraudulent web site: Does not have an “About Us” page. Does not publish its street address and phone number on the contact page. Asks you to pay a fee for unknown services or for services that are not required, such as attorney fees or administration fees. Guarantees that you will win. Offers a gift or free airline tickets (these are called “incentives”) if you register on the site and pay a fee. That is false if the cost of the gift is as much or more than they are asking you to pay.
Be on the alert for fake web sites. Read More

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CYBERCRIME: Cybercrime Generates $1.5trn Annually

A report “Into The Web of Profit: An in-depth study of cybercrime, criminals and money” researched and written by Dr. Mike McGuire, says illicit and illegal online markets are now the most lucrative cybercriminal form of revenue generation, constitution over 50 per cent of total revenues of cybercrime. According to the report, Internet crime economy seems to be booming as cybercrime activities generate at least $1.5 trillion annually as only four percent of the proceeds laundered through cryptocurrencies.
According to the report, illicit and illegal online markets generate an estimated $860 billion annually while theft of trade secrets and other IP generate approximately $500 billion, constituting around 35 per cent of cybercrime revenues.
The report said “evidence suggests that cybercriminals have become increasingly adept at deploying traditional methods of laundering, such as: illicit uses of the legitimate banking system, money mules, shell companies, and wire transfers. Complementing (and sometime used in conjunction with) these are innovative, more digitally-focused methods of laundering, such as the use of online payment systems like PayPal; cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin; or even online gaming currencies. But the use of cryptocurrencies for laundering purposes has quickly acquired a reputation that far. Read More

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ASSET RECOVERY: EFCC Commends World Bank For Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has commended the efforts of the Stolen Asset Recovery (STAR) Initiative of the World Bank and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) while asking that it does more in recovering of assets. The commendation was made by Head, Legal Department of the EFCC Kabir Latona at the multilateral meeting with some independent evaluators from the United States of America during the 10th Session of the Implementation Review Group, IRG and 13th Open-ended Inter-governmental Working Group on Asset Recovery and 8th Expert meeting on Read More

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REPORT: Migration More Complex Than Crowded Boats And Border Crossings

The ISS is helping the international community get the facts on migration, and is bringing African voices into a difficult debate. It promotes migration management and governance as a human rights, development and socio-economic issue rather than a security concern.
The ISS also promotes a gender focus in Africa’s migration debate. Migration is traditionally seen as a male phenomenon, yet women are moving more than ever, often migrating independently to escape war or fulfil economic needs. ISS research in South Africa found that African women migrants face xenophobia, racism and misogyny, and that restrictive policy responses have disproportionate impacts on women and children.
ISS researchers understand the structural drivers of migration, and are working with African governments on policy responses. ISS is part of a steering committee on migration and urbanisation for the South African government’s inter-ministerial committee on population policy. ISS analysts advised South Africa on how it can reverse the country’s institutionalised negative attitudes towards low-skilled African migrants and asylum seekers by embracing migration’s development potential and providing legal pathways that promote orderly migration.
The ISS brings new facts to the debate, based on its fieldwork, analysis and relationships across the continent. By spending time on the ground talking with migrants and refugees, it is able to tell migrants’ stories about why they move. A series of groundbreaking reports have looked at the dynamics of migration in the Horn of Africa, responses to migration in Algeria, and people smuggling in Niger and Libya. The ISS also reported on freedom of movement in southern African and Ethiopia’s progressive refugee policy.
The ISS is an authority on African migration. It drives progressive narratives and highlighting migrants’ positive contribution in filling labour shortages and skills gaps, particularly in developed countries with a shrinking working age population. Read More

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REPORT: Social Media Addicts Have High Risk Of Mental, Physical Health Challenges — Psychologist

A Clinical Psychologist, Mr Adedotun Ajiboye has warned that addiction to social media can cause both mental and physical health challenges.
Ajiboye, who works at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday. Ajiboye identified social anxiety as one of the mental health consequences of social media addiction. According to him, social anxiety is the inability to relate with other people considering that it has displaced offline relationships. Read More

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