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Nigerian Police dismisses 2 traffic wardens for extortion

....Babatunde Opalana  The Nigerian Police has dismissed two traffic wardens immediately from service for extortion after being tried and found guilty by an Orderly Room trial at the Provost Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja. The two dismissed officers attached to Wuse Police Division, FCT Abuja, Command Musa Muktari with service number F/No. 394120

Nigeria improving but still among the world’s most fragile state- Report

...Jude Johnson  Nigeria is one of the most fragile states in the world, according to the Fund for peace. The report considered  many African countries less stable due to their social, political, economic and demographic vulnerability. It however, noted that Nigeria which has made tremendous progress in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations

Unpacked: The delicate process of impeachment

Editor's Note: In Unpacked, Brookings experts provide analysis of Trump administration policies and news   THE ISSUE  After reports that President Trump may have pressed former FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, the possibility of impeachment is being discussed by political commentators and even

Is the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization?

THE ISSUE: Members of the Trump administration have pushed to designate the non-violent Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization, which could have significant consequences for the U.S., the Middle East, and the world. There is not a single American expert on the Muslim Brotherhood who supports designating them as

READ | Global Security Forecast 2017

Decision-makers navigated a challenging 2016: The evolving nature of terrorism, which continues to threaten countries outside insurgent strongholds, caused concerns that persist for security services and for managers with duty of care for their employees. Political institutions were challenged and on occasion shaken in 2016 as governments around the world struggled

More than propaganda: a review of Boko Haram’s public messages

For a group that is extremely secretive, Boko Haram has ensured its narrative is publicly disseminated.   By Omar S Mahmood     Messaging has been an important aspect of the public outreach of the violent extremist organisation commonly known as Boko Haram. While significant attention has been given to what Boko Haram