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COVID-19: Book on Crisis Communication Strategies Timely—DSS, ICPC, Others

•Stakeholders call for professionalism in crisis communication management •Cybercrime Act has rendered anti-social bill unnecessary—Sen. Tambuwal Senator Iroegbu and John Anyim As the nation fights its way through the present national security challenges as well as the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), stakeholders have canvassed for more professionalism in crisis communications management in Nigeria. The calls

Obasanjo writes Buhari again, warns Nigeria tipping towards a dangerous cliff

Godsgift Onyedinefu Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in yet another letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari, warned that Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only the president could forestall such a looming disaster. Obasanjo accused Buhari of abandoning Nigeria into the hands of criminals who are all being suspected, rightly or

The story of the Boko Haram schoolgirls, by a reporter who takes it personally

•Isha Sesay, center, with some of the 21 schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram in 2016. Somini Sengupta BENEATH THE TAMARIND TREE A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram by Isha Sesay Isha Sesay sees herself in the girls she writes about. She is a Cambridge University-educated, Peabody Award-winning former

Despite outdated data, poor Nigerians rise to 98 million — UNDP Report

•Says income alone cant be used to justify poverty  Godsgift Onyedinefu A new report released on Thursday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) reveals that number of poor Nigerians have increased from 86 million to 98 million in the past 10

Record number of forcibly displaced Africans likely to Grow–Centre

Africa Center for Strategic Studies With Africa's population expected to double by 2050, the rapid increase in the number of forcibly displaced Africans of the past decade will continue to expand unless key drivers are reversed. Click for printable PDF version There are 27 million people in Africa who have been forcibly displaced

Nigerian Army Through The Decades: 28 Lieutenant Generals and 11 Generals

Editor's note: This piece was first published nine years ago by Beegeagle and later updated to include recent acceleration promotion of now Lt-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun by President Muhammadu Buhari. Within the rank structure of the Nigerian Army there exists, for reasons which shall soon be made known, a very exclusive level

Surviving Boko Haram: Why children under five matter

•Understanding the effect of conflict on children is crucial in mitigating a more severe humanitarian disaster. Uyo Yenwong-Fai There is a dearth of accurate health and mortality information coming out of those areas of Nigeria and Cameroon most affected by Boko Haram. This has led to gaps in understanding the full correlation

Metamorphosis of RUGA: From Osinbajo’s proposal to Miyyeti Allah’s narrative

Editor's note: The following chronological narration by Ose Anenih in her tweet response to Oby Ezekwesili, explained how and when the plan by Federal Government to bring sustainable solution to the deadly Farmers-Herders conflict metamorphosed into the controversial Fulani herdsmen settlement scheme popularly acknowledged and known as RUGA. Happy to Ma. 1. The

ONSA, NIA, DSS ranked lowest in MDAs 2018 websites’ efficiency

Jude Johnson Out of the 67 Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that were assessed, the websites of Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA), Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and the Department of State Security Services (DSS), were ranked lowest in the 2018 MDAs websites’ efficiency. The three intelligence agencies'

Insecurity: Zamfara, Borno, Katsina as Nigeria’s deadliest states in May–Report

•310 Nigerians: 22 military, seven police personnel killed •Bandits-herdsmen by far the deadliest group Senator Iroegbu An estimated number of lives lost in the month of May 2019 as a result on growing insecurity is 310 with Zamfara, Borno and Katsina as the deadliest states, according a media tracking report