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Japan donates $1.5 million for community stabilization in North East–UNDP

Mukaila Ola  The Government of Japan has released $1.5 million to fund community stabilization activities in North-East Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram terrorism.  The fund donated to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to beutilized through an ongoing programme launched in 2016. A statement by UNDP on Tuesday said the interventions being implemented

Nigeria’s declining role in UN peacekeeping missions due to terrorism–Dan Ali

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd), has attributed the declining contribution of United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping missions to ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the North East part of the country. Dan-Ali stated this at the UN Headquarters New York during the "Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting on Uniformed

Insecurity: 35,000 nigerians flee to Cameroon

No fewer than 35,000 Nigerians have crossed into Cameroon in recent weeks with the escalation on communal crises in North East Nigeria, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has revealed. MSF, equally called Doctors Without Borders, in a press release said the latest migration followed an upsurge in violence around the northeast Nigerian

UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Nigeria

•Aid workers fear attacks by Boko Haram Rafiu Ajakaye At least 260 UN aid workers have been withdrawn from Nigeria’s northeast over fears of attacks by Boko Haram militants, a spokesman said. Samantha Newport, UN spokeswoman in Nigeria, said in a statement late Wednesday that a spike in militant activists in the region

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: 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

Boko Haram: Drama as Nigerian military reverses suspension order on UNICEF 

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian military has within hours, reversed the suspension order it placed on UNICEF activities in the North East over allegations of  espionage to sabotage counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists. "Sequel to intervention by well meaning and concerned Nigerians over the recent suspension of UNICEF operations in