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Tenure extension for IGP unconstitutional, investigation reveals

Adelani Adepegba The 1999 Nigerian Constitution does not have provisions for extension of the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), investigations revealed. This is coming against the backdrop of concerns trailing the alleged attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of the curremt IGP Ibrahim Idris who was earlier

Voyage of Life or Death

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them.This edition examines the risks posed by such migration and makes recommendations on how the challenges can be addressed. The phenomenon of irregular migration has become a major global security

How Nigerian military saved Boko Haram, ISWAP from self destruct

Ahmad Salkida There are several ironies that have dogged the war on terrorism in Nigeria. For those who closely follow the conflict, both the Islamic State West Africa and its progenitor, Boko Haram, are still in existence is all thanks to the Nigerian Army. Hard to believe, yet at the

Killings: When statistics speaks so little

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them.This edition examines the challenges with the statistical representations of violent killings in Nigeria and what it fails to cove 2018 was a violent year in Nigeria. There were

General Elections: Politics and the thugs of war

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them. In this publication considered the disruptive roles of thuggery in Nigeria's political and electoral processes, especially the fears of violence and insecurity mounts in February-March, 2019

Food: Weapon for Peace

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly, which provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations. This publication looks at the problem of food security especially among the IDPs and local populace in the Boko Haram ravaged North East.  The Government of Nigeria has encouraged tens

Special Report: No security strategy despite mass killings in Zamfara

Ahmad Salkida Editor's note: A survey on the state of insecurity in Zamfara state gives a damning no-confidence-vote on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. In February of 2018, officials of Zamfara state government took stock of losses from the festering banditry in the state. The records, by conservative official standards, suggested

Soldiers’ Accounts: How tactical blunders, sabotage exposed Nigerian troops to Boko Haram attacks

In summary •Disbanded Metele unit moved to Malfatori rather than Kukawa Cross •Arage Battalion moved to MNJTF instead of Kekeno •Over 54 soldiers deserted in the last two weeks •Unit Commander dismisses soldiers •37 soldiers still missing after Jeli attack The current upsurge in Boko Haram

2019 Budget: N7bn allocation for Buhari’s presidential air fleet equals 2017, 2018 combined

Oladeinde Olawoyin The Nigerian government has proposed to spend N7.30 billion (7,297,022,065) on the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) in the 2019 budget proposal, according to details obtained from the Budget Office of the Federation. This is almost equals to the amount budgeted for the 2017 and 2018 combined. According to the Premium

Special Report: Why troops are losing ground to ISWAP

Editor's note: Is the 2018 military strategy and campaign working? The facts based on the number of military formations successfully attacked and overran by ISWAP in 2018 in the areas of its dominance is 70 percent. What this translates into is that out of 20 military bases in these territories,

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