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‘How insurgents terrorised us every day’ – Female Boko Haram survivors recount ordeal

Editor's note: Women and children are usually the worse hit during wars and conflicts as was experienced during the reign of terror by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east. In this report captures the experiences of female survivors of the sect’s onslaught in Borno state, who despite their experiences

Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande as unbeatable choice for UN General Assembly President

Prudence Arobani Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, is set to be elected next week as the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The election, which will hold at the UN headquarters in New York on June 4, has seen Muhammad-Bande emerged the

Amazing discoveries within Boko Haram’s birthplace

Yushau A. Shuaib   Every time I have reason to travel to Maiduguri for an assignment, my family members become prayer warriors, and clarifications are sought around my dreams at such periods to check for what might be portents, while safety measures are devised against any possible untoward development.   As the birthplace of

Attacks in Burkina Faso — a simmering Islamist conflict

Sella Oneko Six people killed in a Sunday church service were the latest victims of terrorist attacks in northern Burkina Faso. While the attacks haven't made headlines, observers say they show rising insecurity in the region. It was Sunday morning, May 12, when about 20 attackers reportedly surrounded a church and shot

Even in defeat, Islamic State’s foreign fighters expanding

Jeff Seldin    It was March 2018, approximately five months after U.S.-backed forces had declared victory in the battle for the Islamic State terror group's Syrian capital of Raqqa. And Afghan officials had reason to worry. Intelligence suggested the fallout from that victory had been making its way, slowly but surely, to their

Humans are speeding extinction and altering the natural world at an ‘unprecedented’ pace

Brad Plumer Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded. The

Insecurity: Nigeria’s security agencies get additional N56.223b of N90b added in 2019 budget

Deji Elumoye Finally, the National Assembly, on Tuesday passed the 2019 Budget with a slight adjustment of its portfolio from N8.83 trillion to N8.91 trillion. The 2019 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19, 2018 has eventually been passed by the legislature, although it took