No fewer than 1409 students were abducted in Nigeria in the past 19 months. This was contained in a report released by SBM Intelligence. SBM is Nigeria’s geopolitical intelligence platform.
28 May 2020
The security architecture in Nigeria has once again come under the spotlight after a new report said the Nigerian Government and citizens have handed over N4 billion ($11 million) to kidnappers for ransom in the last four years. “Between June 2011 and end of March 2020, What we have found shows that between June 2011…
15 Nov 2019
When Cheta Nwanze left the Daily Times in 2013, to establish SB Morgen Digital, he had a clear vision of what his new gig would focus on. Being the head of IT for two newspapers in Nigeria - first 234Next, a forward-looking young newspaper that died too early, and Daily Times, Nigeria's oldest newspaper -…
10 May 2019
It all comes at a cost, that savoury, delectable and palate-appealing staple Nigerians love and protect like cultural heritage, Jollof Rice. And the Jollof index, returning after an election-forced hiatus is all here to tell how much it costs in cities across Nigeria. The SBM Jollof Rice index, which tracks the price of the main…
13 Nov 2018
On Monday, July 23, Mariam Abiola told the police how she has killed four persons for her gang leader, each person's life only worth ₦10, 000. Runaway Abiola, 20, a member of Eiye confraternity, according to the police, was recruited into the gang by a certain Sodiq. She had dreamed of being gainfully employed in…
28 Mar 2018
The figures from the first SBM Intelligence's Jollof Rice Index for 2018 are in. But there is not much to cheer. No, the food crisis bedevilling some parts of Nigeria’s northeast has not spread its wings to other parts of the country. The ghost of the inflation-fuelled 2016 still looms in the dark of markets…
1 Jan 2018
2017 was bleak; blighted by inflation, recession, government prevarication on important decisions, an insincere war on corruption, uptick in Boko Haram attacks (mostly on soft targets) and needless pastoral conflicts. The gloom that the year represented was accentuated by the promise that heralded it. At the beginning of the year, the Muhammadu Buhari administration had…
10 Aug 2017
Regardless of the huge investment the Lagos State government may have dedicated to the improvement of security situation through its Lagos State Security Trust Fund, the statistics for 2017 are already looking grimmer midway through the year, no thanks to the activities of the Badoo cult.
23 Jun 2017
In the days of yore, the Nigerian Super Eagles were a national treasure: the players were our go to persons when an aching nation needed to smile and find a common ground to bump fists in bars and, perhaps, forget our off-putting ethnic-based mutual suspicions.
29 May 2017
The Nigerian government has insisted that it was on course in its mission to change the fortune of Africa's most populous country.
18 Mar 2017
In a week where the National Bureau of Statistics confirmed that the rise in inflation had slowed, fledgeling Lagos-based research organisation, SBM Intelligence, has released a new product called SBM Jollof Index which examines the cost of preparing a Nigerian delicacy – Jollof Rice, for a family of six.