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The reality of Artificial Intelligence in Nigeria, Africa–Special Report

Editor's note: The Atlantic Council has in this report lamented that  except in a handful of countries—namely Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Ethiopia—the application of AI is a chi-mera, not a reality.  It noted that the critical factors necessary for the technology to take hold are woefully absent across

President Buhari’s speech at Paris Peace Forum (full text)

Editor's note: Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, is among the world leaders that attended the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, France. He used the opportunity to deliver a speech with the theme: “Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) And Corruption: The Challenge Of Global Governance.  Here is the full statement as delivered by Buhari:                STATEMENT BY

Time to arrest the kidnap for ransome menace

Editor's note: This Weekly Policy brief by Nextier-Security, Peace And Development (SPD) focused on the menacing cases of kidnap for ransom across the country and the need for proactive response to end it. The great expectation in Nigeria that amnesty programmes for terrorists would put an end to kidnapping for ransoms has not

A Hidden Scourge: Security threats are no longer just about military confrontion…—IMF

Mely Cabellero-Anthony   Security threats are no longer just about military confrontation, territorial disputes, and nuclear proliferation. They also arise from non-military dangers such as climate change, natural disasters, infectious diseases, and transnational crimes. Among these nontraditional security threats, human trafficking looms large, especially in Southeast Asia, where natural disasters and military

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