30 April 2021
The Cable
Over 590 Nigerians killed in violent attacks in April
Hundreds of Nigerians were killed in a series of violent attacks that occurred in different parts of the country in April, according to a report by SB Morgen (SBM) Intelligence…

Chad: What a crisis means for Nigeria
On the 27th of April 2021, protests erupted in the capital city of N’Djamena as thousands of young Chadians banged pots and burnt French flags around the city, in protest of the military takeover and the French government’s support for it…

27 April 2021
Sahara Reporters
Boko Haram gaining ground, invaded four Nigerian towns in one week
The Boko Haram fighters backed by the deadlier Islamic State West Africa terrorists appear to be gaining more effrontery from across the Lake Chad region, especially after the death of Chad President, Idriss Deby…

26 April 2021
How one abducted schoolgirl found her family in her captors’ den
Habiba Iliyasu, 15, was asleep in her school dormitory in northwestern Nigeria when a group of armed men burst in and ordered her and her schoolmates out of bed…

24 April 2021
The wave of kidnappings in 2021
The spate of kidnappings across Nigeria has become very worrisome. It seems to have assumed a life of its own since the beginning of this year. Hardly a day passes without the report of somebody or some people being abducted in one place or another. The crooks have spread pain, sorrow, misery and poverty across many families…

23 April 2021
Al Jazeera
Three students abducted from Nigeria university found shot dead
Three students abducted from their university in northwestern Nigeria earlier this week have been found dead, according to a local official…

Economic realities warn of impending food scarcity
Food prices in Nigeria are at an all-time high, inflation is shrinking disposal income and marauding herders have chased farmers off farmlands tipping Africa’s most populous country towards scarcity…

Five things to know to start your day
Pledges by domestic and foreign investors to projects in Nigeria rose 75 percent year-on-year to March 2021, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) has said…

The Cable
Reduced local production, exchange rate drive food prices higher
SBM Intel, a geopolitical research firm, says food prices have remained high in Nigeria because of reduced local production and exchange rate risk…

22 April 2021
Nigeria warily eyes border after Chad leader’s death
The death of Chadian President Idriss Deby has been a hefty blow to the anti-jihadist campaign in the Sahel, but especially so for Nigeria, locked in a 12-year-old battle with Boko Haram and Islamic State-allied militants…

Nigerians three times more miserable than five years ago
What many Nigerians can buy today is three times less of the usual consumption basket they could afford five years ago, thanks to the country’s high cost of living and its record high unemployment rate…

ICIR Nigeria
Chad: Nigeria to beef up security across borders says Defence Minister
Nigeria’s Defence Minister Bashir Magashi has said the country would beef up security across its borders following the developments in the Republic of Chad…

A tale of two Hisbahs
Last week, the Kano State Hisbah Board confirmed the arrest of eight young ladies and four men for eating in the daytime during Ramadan…

TVC News
Fighting Insurgency: A Look Into The Life Of Idriss Déby
This is a discussion on late president Idriss Déby’s fight against insurgency and insecurity at large.

21 April 2021
Arise TV
Are Nigeria’s rich running scared? Reactions to “Ikoyi Under Siege”
Joachim MacEbong, Senior Analyst at SBM Intelligence, spoke to the Global Business Report about the controversial video “Ikoyi Under Siege” released online. What impact will it have on Nigeria’s luxury Real Estate market? Is the video an example of class discrimination..?

Guardian Nigeria
Déby’s death deals huge blow to fighting insurgency, says Buhari
Barely a month after the death of Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, from a heart-related ailment, Africa yesterday lost another of its leaders, Chad’s President Idriss Déby, who died of injuries following clashes with rebels in the north of the country…

Why stability in Chad is vital for security in Nigeria, Lake Chad
The death of Chad’s veteran President Idriss Déby Itno on Tuesday from battlefield injuries has led to an atmosphere of uncertainty and concern about the security in neighbouring Nigeria and the Lake Chad region…

Newswire NGR
Police confirm attack on Greenfield University Kaduna
The Police Command in Kaduna State has confirmed an attack by gunmen on Greenfield University on Tuesday evening…

Premium Times
Chad: Rebels threaten to take over capital after President Deby’s killing
Rebel forces threatened Wednesday to overrun Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, as they set their sights on the country’s seat of power after the battlefield death of President Idriss Déby…

Dealing with insecurity the el-Rufai way
Even the deaf can hear the rhythm of the prevailing chaos in the country. One could feel the heavy hands of the grave danger. There are no pretences about it…

20 April 2021
Guardian Nigeria
Pressure on disposable incomes as unemployment doubles
It’s double trouble for most Nigerian families, having to cope with the increasing number of dependents amid constant struggles with stagnant earnings and dwindling fortunes now punctured by rising inflation…

Insecurity:Dambazau, urges journalist on reportage
Former minister of interior,Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd.),has charged Nigerian journalist to filter and shape conversion around national security, adding that media has a constitutional duty to check the activities of government and the the mouthpiece of the citizens…

19 April 2021
Guardian Nigeria
The alarm over arms proliferation
Guns, guns, everywhere! Who is safe in Nigeria anymore?” That was the critical, million-Naira question recently posed by a concerned public affairs analyst…

The Nation
Fixing Nigeria’s broken economy
Mama Joy runs a restaurant in a busy market in Mushin, a Lagos suburb. Within six months of opening shop, she was able to mobilise enough cash to rent a shop. Business was fine as she enjoyed large patronage by buyers and sellers in the market…

People’s Gazette
#EndSARS protests increased cost of cooking jollof rice
The #EndSARS movement is a factor responsible for a 7.8 per cent increase in the cost of cooking jollof rice, claims a survey…

Premium Times
Jollof rice ‘inflation’ rises 7.8% in March
The average cost of preparing a pot of jollof rice, a popular delicacy among Nigerians, rose 7.8 per cent between March 2020 and March 2021 in the country, a report has said…

Panellists discuss need for collaboration between Nigerian media, state institutions
Officials in diverse fields of national security, policy formulation and the media have called for collaboration between state institutions and the media in Nigeria…

Washington Post
For Nigerian students living in fear of the next mass kidnapping, there is only one defense — to run
By night, the boarding school teacher becomes a security guard. He wears a whistle around his neck in case gunmen jump the low-slung fence and break into dormitories where 300 boys sleep…

18 April 2021
Daily Trust
Why more international firms prefer Ghana to Nigeria
Ghana, and not Nigeria, has become the preferred destination for international firms hoping to invest and set up offices in Africa, findings have revealed…

Tackling insecurity in the South-East
Prompted by the deteriorating security situation in the South-East, governors of the region last week in Owerri, Imo State capital, launched a joint security outfit codenamed Ebube Agu to tackle increasing criminality…

17 April 2021
ICIR Nigeria
Over 31m W/Africans at risk of acute malnutrition due to high food prices – UN
Rising food prices and conflict have raised the number of people facing hunger in West Africa by more than 30 per cent compared with the same period in 2019, according to the World Food Programme (WFP)…

16 April 2021
Arise TV
A billionaire truce in Kano and the sugar master plan
Ikemesit Effiong, Head of Research at SBM Intelligence, spoke to the Global Business Report about the images that emerged from northern Nigeria featuring Kano governor Ganduje, Billionaire Aliko Dangote, and his rival, Billionaire Abdul Samad Rabiu of BUA Group…

Rising food costs add to misery of Nigeria’s high unemployment
Nigerian merchant Feyintola Bolaji, struggling with stagnant earnings and dwindling sales, is now being squeezed by the ever increasing prices demanded by her food suppliers, leading her to cut down on the amount she can put on her own family’s table…

Five things to know to start your day
Nigeria’s vast array of dynamic and creative entrepreneurs will be major beneficiaries of the additional €1 billion that has been raised by France to provide credit facilities for African businesses through the Choose Africa Initiative…

Channels Television
How Nigeria can solve crisis in sugar industry
SBM senior analyst, Joachim MacEbong was on air to x-ray the current issues in Nigeria’s sugar sector…

How mass media can serve as a tool for promoting national security
Media and security professionals on Thursday, April 15, during a virtual panel session, discussed the relationship between the media and national security in Nigeria…

National average cost of making staple meal increases by 7.8%
Economic growth regression, the COVID-19 pandemic, and government policies have exacerbated food insecurity in Nigeria, as the prices of everyday products continue to rise in Nigeria…

The Africa Report
Nigeria: ‘You cannot use force to solve every problem’ in crushing secessionists, says analyst
Nigeria had a civil war 51 years ago triggered by the declaration of independence by the south-eastern part of the country, and the unity and peace of the most populous country in Africa is once again being threatened…

The Namibian
Shoprite to sell Nigerian business
Once praised for its remarkable expansion into Africa’s most populous country – the Shoprite Group is pulling out of Nigeria…

15 April 2021
Nigerians spend 25% of minimum wage to cook a pot of jollof rice
It now costs on average of ₦7,400, a quarter of Nigeria’s minimum wage, to prepare a pot of jollof rice, a popular food in Nigeria, almost doubling what it cost five years ago. This shows how rising inflation is worsening living conditions in the country…

Cost of preparing jollof rice in Nigeria rises by 7.8% in Q1 2021
The average cost of making a pot of jollof rice in Nigeria rose by 7.8% between March 2020 and March 2021. This is contained in the SBM Jollof index report for Q1 2021, published by SB Morgen…

Sahara Reporters
Near famine: Over 62,000 farmers fled homes in Nigeria’s Middle Belt within 5 years over herdsmen crisis
Nigeria is currently facing a near famine as food inflation rises to a record 21.79 per cent which is the highest since 2015, a report by SB Morgen Intelligence has stated…

14 April 2021
Nigeria’s worsening insecurity heightens call for restructuring
Pick up five different Nigerian dailies any day and the gory tales of killings and orgies of violence ravaging Africa’s biggest economy would stare you in the face…

Sahara Reporters
Bandits now walk freely, attack over 200 of our communities – Niger residents
Residents of more than 200 communities in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State say they are now under the control of bandits as the criminals walk freely in their localities…

13 April 2021
Guardian Nigeria
Interpreting why nations fail or struggle
I thought it worthwhile to explain how the Land Use decree, now Act, and how the Governors have administered the Act, have contributed to growing poverty in Nigeria…

ICIR Nigeria
How elections in Chad, Benin could affect Nigeria
As vote-counting continues in presidential elections in republics of Benin and Chad amidst several controversies, the results of the ballots have substantial economic and security implications on their close neighbour, Nigeria, a report has found…

6m weapons in civilian hands, a cause for concern!
The former head of state Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) has confirmed what we all feared. The country is awash with so much weapons that our existence as individuals and as a nation is threatened…

11 April 2021
Violence against uniformed men
Barely a month after the publication of a report that at least 497 police officers and men were killed in 554 incidents across the country in eight years, dozens of others have been brutally hacked down…

10 April 2021
Gen. Abdulsalami’s alarm over arms proliferation
“Guns, guns, everywhere! Who is safe in Nigeria anymore?” That was the critical, million-Naira question recently posed by a concerned public affairs analyst…

Insecurity: Why US, others can’t help Nigeria — John Campbell
Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr John Campbell, has said if the Federal Government does not address the problem of human rights abuses by the security forces, Nigeria may never receive from the United States and its allies both technical and financial assistance in its fight against insecurity…

8 April 2021
APA News
Press focuses on worsening insecurity in Nigeria, others
The report credited to Nigeria’s former Head of State of the proliferation of all calibre of weapons put at over 6 million in the country and the engagement of Nigerian lawmakers with the United States Department of State on tackling the devastating security situation in the country are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Thursday…

Daily Post
Kidnapping for ransom in Nigeria: Effects on victims, impact on Nigeria
In the eyes of her citizens and foreigners alike, Nigeria is presently seen as one of the most insecure locations in the world. According to the Global Peace Index, the country currently ranks 148 out of 163 nations with serious defects in security matters…

Guardian Nigeria
Over 6m weapons with civilians, Abdulsalami raises the alarm
Miffed by the worsening insecurity in the country, Nigeria’s former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), yesterday expressed concern over the proliferation of all calibre of weapons in the country, which he estimated at six million…

The New Humanitarian
Nigeria’s unhappy union: How growing insecurity threatens the country’s future
An attack this week on a police headquarters and prison in southeastern Nigeria is the latest example of the country’s fast-deteriorating security situation, which is raising deeper questions about the unity of this fractious regional superpower, political and security analysts warn…

7 April 2021
Premium Times
Groups, activists demand prosecution, removal of CCT chairman
Demand by activists and civil society groups for an independent probe, prosecution, and removal of the chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, for assault, intensified on Tuesday…

6 April 2021
Daily Trust
Saraki, TAPI, Adopt A Goal host dialogue on kidnapping
Nigeria’s former Senate President, Abubakar Saraki, the African Politeia Institute (TAPI) and Adopt A Goal are planning to host a dialogue to find solutions to kidnapping in Nigeria…

Institute for Security Studies
Nigeria’s kidnapping crisis unites the north and south
Schools in north-western Nigeria recently reopened after a months-long shutdown by state governments due to increasing kidnappings. Between December 2020 and March 2021, there were at least five student-related kidnappings in the northern region…

1 April 2021
Guardian Nigeria
Calls for CCT boss Danladi Umar to resign grow over offensive statement
Some Nigerians have described the Code of Conduct tribunal boss Justice Danladi Umar’s physical assault and his subsequent statement as an act of “nepotism” hence calling for his resignation…

Police arrest suspect in assassination attempt on Nigeria’s ex-CBN Governor
Less than 24 hours after a masked gang attacked Charles Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), at a town hall meeting in his native town in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria, Police in the state said they have arrested one suspect in connection with the attack…

New Telegraph
Farmers: Groaning over zero storage facilities
Recently, a research and strategic communications consulting firm, SBM Intel, revealed that about 47 per cent of Nigerian farmers had no access to post-harvest storage facilities in the country, a development with serious economic implication…