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Special Report: Nigeria’s Buhari government massively upgrades the fight … to protect itself

•But Boko Haram still dominates the battlefield Editor's note: This analysis from the Washington, United States based GIS/Defence and Foreign Affairs of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA) noted that "a sense of desperation has now enveloped the Nigerian Armed Forces leadership as the insurgencies from Islamist groups — loosely referred

Nigeria: Governing the Ungoverned Spaces

  Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly, which provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them takes another look at the menacing armed bandits in Nigeria's North West region. The publication analysed how the difficult terrain and other security challenges across the

How Nigerian security agencies extorted N100bn from Southeast in three years–Report

Jude Johnson  The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has accused Nigerian security and law enforcement agencies of pocketing as much as N100 billion in roadside bribery and extortion in the South-eastern part of the country alone over the last three years. Intersociety in its latest investigative

Special Report: Nigeria’s security situation in three years of Mansur Dan-Ali’s leadership

Samuel Ogundipe As Nigeria’s defence minister since 2015, Muhammad Mansur Dan-Ali has taken on a number of major policy initiatives aimed at fostering a sustainable reduction in security crises and a determination to shore-up defence capabilities in a country beset by perennial unrest on many fronts. Dan-Ali, a retired brigadier-general, remains largely

Badeh reportedly met Aisha Buhari, Kyari before assassination

It has been revealed that the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh met with  Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu  Buhari, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari,  over his trial for corruption three weeks before he was shot dead by unknown gunmen along

Six states to watch in Nigeria’s 2019 elections–Crisis Group

Nigerian elections are high-stakes affairs often marred by street clashes and worse. As the 2019 contests approach, the risk of disturbances is particularly high in six states. The government and its foreign partners can limit campaign-related violence by enhancing security and promoting dialogue among rivals. What’s new? As presidential, gubernatorial and legislative

Nigeria’s former defence chief killed amid growing insecurity

Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh shot dead near Abuja as authorities struggle with increase in violence in oil-rich Niger Delta.   Fidelis Mbah Nigeria's former chief of defence Air Marshall Alex Badeh, who was facing trial for alleged fraud, criminal breach of trust and money laundering, has been killed by unknown gunmen. Badeh was shot dead

From Boko to Biafra: How insecurity will affect Nigeria’s elections

Idayat Hassan   On 16 February 2019, up to 84 million go to the polls in Nigeria to vote for their president and members of the National Assembly. Two weeks later, on 2 March, they will go out again to vote for governors and members of state houses. This will be a huge electoral feat

Herders Vs. Farmers: A deadly year in Nigeria

Tim McDonnell for NPR Deadly conflicts between farmers and cattle herders in central Nigeria over land and natural resources reached a high point in 2018, according to a new report from Amnesty International. In 2018, more than 2,000 people were killed in such conflicts, the report found. That's more than the previous two

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