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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•Aid workers fear attacks by Boko Haram Rafiu Ajakaye At least 260 UN aid workers have been withdrawn from Nigeria’s northeast over fears of attacks by Boko Haram militants, a spokesman said.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

Close to 1m children suffering from malnutrition in Nigeria’s Northeast – UNICEF

  Ike Owa The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the Boko Haram insurgency has complicated malnutrition in Nigeria, with severe acute malnutrition affecting over 900,000 children in three northeastern states of the country. Speaking at a media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola, Adamawa State on Wednesday, a nutrition expert for UNICEF,

NEMA commences distribution of relief materials to victims of Boko Haram crisis

Mukaila Ola  The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),  has commenced distribution of relief materials to victims of Boko Haram crisis in Yobe State, North East Nigeria. The distribution at the weekend follows the donation of relief materials estimated at $10 million (N3.6 billion) by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre