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Special Report: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food, sleep in classrooms

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Soldiers deployed in the special force unit do not have barracks, they sleep in classrooms Many soldiers in Maimalari barracks construct zinc houses for themselves Poor feeding of soldiers across the barracks in Maiduguri and the units in the bushes Soldiers on the frontline are owed operational allowance

As troops battle for Gudumbali…

 Boko haram insurgents infiltrated Gudumbali, a community in Guzamala Local Government of Borno state. Musa Umar Bologi visited the area and presents first-hand information from the residents, military in addition to his observations. The battle The night was gradually creeping in, but the residents of Gudumbali were still going about their dealings. Some children sat

How MOD squandered N35bn loan on substandard military equipment – report

•Money were disbursed without reference to our offices-Military chiefs •Mostly expended before 2011 Jude Johnson with reports from Everest Amaefule and Olaleye Aluko (TP) The Presidential Committee report on the Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement in the Armed Forces from 2007 to 2015 has accused Nigeria's Ministry of Defence (MOD) of misappropriating

Zamfara: Nigeria’s wild North West

Obi Anyadike It was a set-up and Buharin Daji walked right into it. The notorious cattle-rustling kingpin had arrived for a meeting in the northern Nigerian bush, ostensibly to settle differences with one of his senior lieutenants, but instead was shot dead. Daji’s murder in March has had consequences in an already deeply

Rising cases of criminalities, torture in Anambra worrisome – Report

•Accuse security agents of extortion, maltreating residents  •Calls on Gov. Obiano to arrest the situation  Jude Johnson The human rights activist group, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has raised the alarm over what it alleges as rising cases of extortion, torture and other forms of criminalities in

How MTN, IMNCs are ripping off Nigeria through IFF- Prof. Owasanoye (Interview)

Editor's note: The Executive Secretary of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, spoke extensively on how International Multinational Corporations (IMNCs) and their collaborators are ruining Nigeria's economy and development through Illicit Financial Flows (IFF), citing the ongoing MTN saga as a perfect example. Owasanoye argued that

Boko Haram’s reign of terror reignites Nigeria’s religious wars

Ali Abare Abubakar  Isa Salisu ran almost a mile without stopping in a bid to escape his attackers at a military checkpoint in Jos, a large city in north-central Nigeria. “Three of us were returning from the cattle market,” said Mr. Salisu,  a 20-year-old herder, recalling how he and two friends were driving

Genocide against Nigerian Christians?

•Umeagbalasi's search for truth amidst  the loodshed Stoyan Zaimov (Photo: Open Doors partners)Church in Nigeria in this undated photo. Thousands of Christians have been killed in the past year alone. Families have lost their loved ones, their churches, their houses, and everything they have in an instant. Some are calling it an all-out genocide

The UN Kofi Annan left behind

Stewart Patrick His triumphs created the organization we know today, and his tragedies are warnings for what's in store. Kofi Annan, who died last weekend, was arguably the most consequential United Nations secretary-general since the second, Dag Hammarskjold, who served in the 1950s and 1960s. Unlike the dashing Swedish diplomat, Annan was

Africa’s dark dividend: the emergent criminal economy

Michael Schimdt Africa’s criminal ecosystem has evolved from setting up beachheads in failed states to integrating itself into richer, more stable states with their greater money-laundering and transport opportunities The greater political freedom that has come to many African countries over the past three decades, and their opening to world markets, has

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