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Boko Haram: Reported ‘phantom’ attacks on Nigerian soldiers, a false terrorists’ narrative–Group

•Urges media on factual reportage Senator Iroegbu The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has expressed dismay over what it describes as the resumption of the stories that report phantom Boko Haram attacks on the Nigerian Military after such reports disappeared from the radar following repeated military gains against the terrorists.  In

Nigeria’s capacity to defeat Boko Haram depends on inter’l support–UK

•Jeremy Hunt believes deciding factor will be Nigerian army’s ‘willingness to work with us’ •UK could boost military support to help defeat the terrorists Jude Johnson and Patrick Wintour The United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary, Mr. Jeremy Hunt, has emphasised the importance of international assistance to Nigeria, if the country is to

Nigeria’s military spending in 2018 increased by 18 percent, gulps N.7trillion–SIPRI

•Africa's defence budget declined by 8.4 percent Senator Iroegbu With a dwindling defence budget compared to the other regions of the world, Nigeria represents the only exception to Africa's meagre military expenditure in 2018. Nigeria's military spending gulped the sum of $2 billion an equivalent of N721 billion in 2018, representing

Boko Haram: Nigerian military to oversee reconstruction of Northeast-Cameroon road

Mukaila Ola The federal government has commenced rehabilitation of the road linking the Northeast of the country to neighbouring Cameroon. The road, Maiduguri-Dikwa road, according to the Acting Director-General of National Boundary Commission (NBC), Adamu Adaji would be rehabilitated under the watch of the military to prevent attack from Boko Haram, which has made

Chibok Girls: Nigeria failed to act on intelligence provided by US, UK, others–Military Sources

Senator Iroegbu The Nigerian military and security agencies failed to act on credible intelligence provided by foreign allies in 2014 following the abduction of 270 girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, North East Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorist. A senior military officer informed Global Sentinel that contrary