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War against Boko Haram, Bandits in the North Makes it Difficult to Secure Southern Nigeria-Air Chief

•Charges personnel to sustain relative peace in Niger Delta  •Commissions welfare projects Calabar  Senator Iroegbu The increasing state of insecurity in northern part of Nigeria, is making it difficult for the military to effectively man, patrol and secure the Southern part of the country, said the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air

Boko Haram: Harmonised DDRR programme key to peacebuilding in North-East– Buratai

Senator Iroegbu The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has called for a harmonised Disarmament, Demobilisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDRR) programme as key pillars for Peacebuilding efforts in the post-Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) North East Nigeria. To this end, Buratai stressed

Boko Haram: Nigeria lifts ban on two aid groups in Northeast

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of two humanitarian organisations operating in the northeast, Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps after receiving reports from a Board of Inquiry (BOI). This was disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Ms. Sadiya Umar Farouq ,

The Wall Street Journal and nocturnal burials

Col. Timothy Antigha Just like weddings, burial rites of service personnel even during periods of hostility constitute an integral part of the Traditions and Customs of the Nigerian Army and indeed the military, as inherited from the British. The practice is that, upon the death of serving personnel, his Commanding Officer

Don’t compound Nigeria crises with mismanagement of gender, CLEEN warns

Mukaila Ola  Nigerians have been warned of the dangers of compounding the already existing crises in the country, with mismanagement of gender related issues. Issuing the warning, the CLEEN Foundation on Tuesday in Maiduguri, lamented that the nation already has a big crisis with ethno-religious and socio-cultural crises pushing the country closer

Hunt and kill Boko Haram terrorists, soldiers told

Mukaila Ola  The Nigerian soldiers deployed for counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the North East, have been asked to hunt and kill  Boko Haram terrorists. The Head of the counter-insurgency operation in the Northeast (Operation Lafiya Dole), Maj-Gen. Benson Akinroluyo, addressing troops of 120 Battalion, Goniri, Yobe State ordered soldiers to hunt