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Biafra: Northern youths’ threat to expel Igbos rattles Nigerians

Middle Belt distances zone from ultimatum El-Rufai orders for arrest of group leaders  Oodua groups, Atiku condemn statement  ACF calls for caution  ...Jude Johnson       The threat by northern youth groups to expel people of Igbo extraction cutting across the South East and South-South geopolitical zone of the country by October

How foreign intelligence services help keep America safe

By Daniel L. Byman Editor's Note: Perhaps more than any other policy instrument writes Daniel Byman, foreign liaison relationships play a vital role in counterterrorism against global terrorist groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida. Given the geographic span of these groups’ operations, it is not realistic for the United States

Reps commence investigation into Jon-Ode Arms Probe Panel

Barring any further hitches, the Joint Committee of House of Representatives investigating the Jon-Ode led Presidential Arms Probe Panel will commence the public hearing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja. The Chairman Public Safety, National Security and Intelligence, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji told PRNigeria that said

INTERVIEW: Chibok girls to undergo 9-months rehabilitation programme with UNFPA- Kongnyuy

The Nigerian government has successfully brokered a swap deal that saw the release of 82 Chibok girls in exchange for Boko Haram kingpins. This deal which brought the number of the Chibok girls who have regained freedom from captivity to over 106 out of 276 abducted by the terrorists in

Mixed picture for Africa in 2017 Armed Conflict Survey

The IISS Armed Conflict Survey, published on Tuesday, lists the war in Syria as the most deadly in 2016. Four African conflicts - Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Nigeria - count among the ten most lethal. Syria was the world's most lethal conflict, claiming a further 50,000 lives  in 2016. The

Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

  By Obi Anyadike “Prof” Usman Abakyari is instantly likeable. But the impish, slightly dishevelled water engineer turns serious at any mention of Boko Haram, the jihadist insurgency that for seven years has traumatised northeastern Nigeria.   He blames Boko Haram, incubated in his home city of Maiduguri, for the death of his wife.