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Daily Watch – Interpol busts Nigerian cybergang, Zainab touts border reopening

Nigeria is ready to reopen its land borders to trade for the first time in more than a year, the finance minister said on Wednesday. Africa’s largest economy closed its land borders in late 2019 in an effort to stamp out smuggling from neighbouring West African nations. Finance, Budget and National Planning Minister Zainab Ahmed told journalists that the president would determine the date of reopening. Ahmed said a presidential committee set up on the matter has completed its job and recommended the reopening of the borders. The minister did not disclose when the report will be submitted and how soon the land borders will be reopened.  Following a year-long investigation led by Interpol, three members of a prolific cybergang with a confirmed victim count of about 50,000 organizations have been arrested recently in Lagos, Nigeria. The suspects are likely part of a larger organized group involved in business email compromise (BEC) attacks since at least 2017. Cybersecurity company Group-IB has been tracking the gang since 2019 and assisted the Interpol-led investigation, which received the code name Operation Falcon. The Nigerian Police Force apprehended the three suspects. Its cybercrime unit analyzing electronic devices belonging to the three suspects determined their ...
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Daily Watch – Rivers joins curfew list over #EndSARS, Peugeot Nigeria gets new owners

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has imposed a 24-hour curfew ...
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Daily Watch – Up to 41 killed as military open fire on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos

Up to 41 protesters were killed by state-backed actors on ...
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Daily Watch – Lagos shuts schools over #EndSARS, NCC infighting claims chairman

The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of public ...
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Daily Watch – FG ‘might consider’ decentralisation, IGP announces SWAT entry guidelines

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday outlined the ...
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Daily Watch – Stripe lands biggest acquisition in Paystack, Ivorien challengers back out of vote

The Senate on Thursday passed the 2021 budget for second ...
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Daily Watch – Appeal court tosses out Police Act 2020, FG schedules milk ban for 2022

The FG has approached the National Assembly for more powers ...
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Daily Watch – Eni’s new legal moves aims for FG’s jugular, SARS-to-SWAT gambit fails to excite

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that Nigeria’s Gross ...
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Daily Watch – Violent crackdowns greet renewed protests, ASUU unveils self-managed IPPIS alternative

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday, presented its ...
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Daily Watch – Desperate FG offers SARS bait, Akeredolu nabs second term

The head of Nigeria’s police dissolved its Special Anti-Robbery Squad ...
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Daily Watch – New suit sheds new light on Alpha Beta, Africa to feel COVID-19 economic pinch

A former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting, Mr. Oladapo ...
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Daily Watch – FG okays Eastern Corridor rail project, Guinea on edge on election eve

The Senate has approved the 2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework ...
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Daily Watch – States’ IGR drops by a quarter, FG to investigate unity colleges fraud

Troops have rescued five expatriates from suspected militants at Yellow ...
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Daily Watch – Fuel prices set to go lower, Army colonel kidnapped

President Buhari has approved the release of ₦10 billion to ...
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Daily Watch – NIMASA gives vessels 3 months to register, Osinbajo reacts as SARS criticism intensifies

The seven COVID-19 deaths recorded last week represents Nigeria’s lowest ...
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Daily Watch – DisCos charge new tariffs despite suspension, Fitch raises Nigeria’s credit rating

Some electricity distribution companies may have charged some customers under ...
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Daily Watch – DSS in fresh nepotism scandal, SA unemployment falls as economic woes deepen

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve the ...
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Daily Watch – NBS revives 20-year old business census, COVID-19 kicks Eco launch down the road

United Nations rights experts on Monday asked Nigeria to release ...
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Daily Watch – FG teases border reopening, Zulum decries Borno’s ‘tough’ security situation

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has said the situation facing ...
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Daily Watch – Unions to ignore court order on strike, Chad chooses oil over Unesco recognition

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has written ...
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Daily Watch – FG approves $1.96 billion railway link to Niger, IPOB calls for October 1st sit-in

Today the FG will meet again with the Nigeria Labour ...
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Daily Watch – Buhari pegs fertiliser price at ₦5k, Pastoral conflict attracts UK MPs attention

Some UK lawmakers have penned a letter to the Commonwealth ...
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Daily Watch – July crude sales touch new low, BBC documentary contradicts NNPC on Lagos explosion

New evidence obtained by BBC Africa Eye contradicts the official ...
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Daily Watch – CBN investigates companies for forex infractions, Obaseki rides high in Edo

President Buhari has congratulated Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki, on securing ...
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Daily Watch – Buhari signs new police law, FG launches account holders ‘self-certification’

The FG has said that every person that owns an ...
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