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Nigeria in top 5 global conflict deaths—Brookings

•2018 Inter'l security environment worse than five years ago Senator Iroegbu  Nigeria alongside Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen has dominated the global conflict deaths in the last five years, Brookings Institute report has revealed. In its latest report entitled: "Managing the new threat landscape; Adapting the tools of international peace and security", it noted

Flood In Numbers: Over 70 deaths, 327,000 displaced, N12.1bn required to tackle disaster- NEMA

Senator Iroegbu  The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has in its latest  2019 floods situation report, disclosed that over 70 people have been killed, 327,000 displaced in four worst affected states with N12.1 billion required to effectively tackle what has been described as national disaster. This was contained in a situation review

NCDC Advisory: 10 key messages to prevent disease outbreak during flooding

Senator Iroegbu The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has issued an advisory to the public containing 10 key messages that would help in preventing potential spread of infectious diseases during flooding. This is coming against the backdrop of the recent warning by Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) and the National Emergency Management

Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, DR Congo by 2050 – Report

Godsgift Onyedinefu A new report released by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has predicted that by 2050, more than 40% of the extremely poor people in the world will live in Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo. In the 2018 goalkeepers report released on Tuesday, the foundation said by 2050, Nigeria

Grand strategy and China’s soft power push in Africa

Paul Nantulya Editor's note:China is doubling down on its soft power initiatives in Africa as part of China's Grand Strategy to tap emerging markets, shape global governance norms, and expand its influence. Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state visit to South Africa in July 2018. (Photo: GCIS) In July 2018, Tanzanian president John

Lagos ranked 3rd least liveable city in the world

•Vienna, Melbourne leads the most liveable cities  Tamara Hardingham-Gill, Jude Johnson    The Nigeria's commercial hub  and economic nerve centre, Lagos has been ajduged as the third least liveable cities in the world in 2018, beating only the war-torn Syrian Capital, Damascus and natural disasters striken Bangladeshi Capital, Dhakar.   This is according to the Economist

Here’s the real reason the US must talk to Russia

Pepe Escobar Editor's note: A new book details why future historians may well identify Putin’s landmark March 1 speech as the ultimate game-changer in the 21st century New Great Game in Eurasia.   Future historians may well identify Russian President Vladimir Putin’s landmark March 1 speech as the ultimate game-changer in the 21st-century New Great Game

A Chinese world order

Jonathan Hillman Editor's note: Jonathan Hillman is director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.  Earlier this month, 16 Central and Eastern European heads of state assembled around a single foreign power in Sofia, Bulgaria. The convening force was not the European Union, Russia or

Killer herdsmen now six times deadlier than Boko Haram- Crisis Group

•Threatens 2019 elections •Hurt APC’s chances, national stability Jude Johnson and Godsgift Onyedinefu  The International Crisis Group (ICG), which is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that would build a more peaceful world, has in a new report released Thursday, revealed that killer herdsmen is now more deadly than