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The potentially more sinister threat in Boko Haram’s split

The Lake Chad region is being terrorised by two groups, one of which poses a serious long-term threat. By Omar Mahmood Boko Haram’s split in 2016 saw the emergence of two distinct jihadist movements, with divergent operating methods, in the Lake Chad region. Boko Haram is no longer a single entity and the

Nigeria, Africa is the Jihad’s next battleground-The Economist

•The fight against Islamic State is moving to Africa •Violent Islamist groups are gaining strength in the Sahel. A report from Nigeria and Niger. THEIR hair tightly braided, two young girls sleep head-to-toe in matching pink dresses with gold trim—a sight to gladden the heart were it not for the startling white

In homecoming for Nigerians who fled Boko Haram, all that’s missing is ‘home’

By Emmanuel Akinwotu and Dionnee Searc More than four years ago, Islamist militants from Boko Haram invaded the town of Bama in northeastern Nigeria, setting up a new headquarters there and sending tens of thousands of people fleeing for their lives. For years many of those residents of Bama lived in squalid camps or

Record shows Fulani extremists, not herdsmen behind carnage in Benue- Garba

There is urgent need to unravel and nip in the bud, the multiple internal security challenges assailing the country, especially the alleged herdsmen attacks which the military are expected to aid the civil authority to confront and defeat. Mr. Bem India Garba, a defence industry expert, business man and politician,

Former Niger Governor paid N1.7 billion to non existent contractor

The trial of a former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, on an eight-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N2billion continued on June 26, 2018 before Justice Yalim Suleiman Bogoro of the Federal High Court, sitting in Minna, Niger State, with prosecution tendering documents to establish the

Shehu Sani reveals Nigerian senators’ pay

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly has revealed Nigerian Senators' pay packet. In a major interview with The News magazine, Sani said  he and his colleagues received N13.5 million monthly as running cost. The revelation by the Senator was the first time a member of the

Buhari chairs NEC meeting highlights

The Ministries of Defence, Niger Delta Affairs and Industry, Trade and Investment are to update the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on their activities since November 2015 The FEC meeting is presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, who returned from Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday evening where he attended its 61st Independence Anniversary. The

Interview: We have tamed grand corruption, says Osinbajo

In an interview granted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo  to a group of journalists and social media practitioners in Lagos on Friday, 2 March  2018. He explains government policies, the fight against corruption, infrastructural development, 2018 budget, controversies on appointments and the rating by Transparency International  Q: On Nigeria’s rating by Transparency International’s Corruption