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World, Nigeria failed to protect children in conflict in 2018–UNICEF

•Violent conflict affects almost 500,000 Nigerian children, education of 3.5m •Widespread violations against children in conflict continue in shocking year-on-year trend Senator Iroegbu  The UNICEF said that the countries and governments across the world including Nigeria, have failed to protect children in conflicts, puting at risk the education of 3.5 million

How US military is expanding counterterrorism war across Africa

As the Pentagon was reviewing new plans for special operations missions in Africa, reducing overall troop numbers on the continent, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis designated three new named contingency operations. The most recent quarterly report from the Department of Defense Inspector General notes the creation of Operation Yukon Journey, a counterinsurgency operation, and counterterrorism operations in

AFD @ 10: French devt agency releases special report on Lake Chad region

•Commits €1.5bn for devt projects across Nigeria    Senator Iroegbu and Godsgift Onyedifu   The French Development Agency (AFD) is set to release a special report on the Boko Haram terrorists' ravaged Lake Chad region as part of activities to mark it's 10 years anniversary in Nigeria. This AFD Country Director, Mr.  Pascal Grangereau, announced

Nigerian troops kill 76 Boko Haram terrorists, Chad kills 48 in Borno

Seventy-six Boko Haram terrorists, among others, trying to overrun Nigeria’s military formation in Metele, near Kangarwa in Borno were killed on Wednesday. In what was a double blow to the terrorists on same day, Chadian troops also killed another 48. According to the Nigerian Army Twitter posts, the gallant troops of the

UNIMAID, NERI unveil counter narrative, counter-terrorism centre

Jude Johnson    The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) has  in collaboration with the North East Region Initiative (NERI), established a centre for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), especially  in the Lake Chad region of Nigeria.   The Vice Chancellor of UNIMAID, Prof. Abubakar Njodi, who declared the Centre open at the weekend, noted that it would be