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North East: Over 25 towns liberated from Boko Haram under Jonathan- New Book Reveals

Paschal Okeke The newly released book “Boko Haram Media War: An Encounter with the Spymaster” lists over 25 major towns and cities recaptured by the Nigerian military during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan before the final handover to President Mohammed Buhari. The book authored by award-winning PR professional, Yushau Shuaib disclosed

Separatist agitations in Nigeria: Causes and trajectories

By Jideofor Adibe Editor's Note: This piece is the first of two blogs examining separatist agitations in Nigeria. The second part, "Separatist agitations in Nigeria: The way forward," is forthcoming. President Buhari’s health challenges have sparked intrigue in Nigeria and awakened the politics of succession, which revolve around an assumed power-sharing arrangement between

How a U.N. treaty on nuclear weapons makes international security policy more inclusive

By Bonnie Jenkins Reactions to the recently-adopted U.N. Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons focus on the fact that none of the states possessing nuclear weapons were part of the negotiations. This is a valid concern, as these countries have shown no interest in joining the treaty. However, something different

HISTORY| The first 30 Nigerian officers in Nigeria’s military

Date: June, 1959   Left to right sitting: Captain Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, Captain Philip Effiong, Captain Umeh Ogere Imo, Major Samuel Adesoji Ademulegun, Major Wellington Bassey, Major General Norman Forster (GOC, Nigerian Army), Major Aguiyi Ironsi, Major Ralph Adetunji Shodeinde, Captain Zakaria Maimalari, Captain Conrad Nwawo, Captain David Akpode Ejoor.   2nd Row Standing:

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

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