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‘Politics as the bane of insecurity in Nigeria’

By Prince Ugo In Nigeria today, a lot has been said about the level of insecurity with regards to the spate of kidnappings and civil unrest as witnessed in some parts of the country. While this might sound like a genuine concern, it must be noted that there are indeed

‘In strategies to counter violent extremism, politics often trump evidence’

By Eric Rosand As dozens of countries develop national frameworks for countering violent extremism (CVE), they now have the benefit of research to help guide their strategies and policymaking. But despite this more sophisticated understanding of the multiplicity of factors that fuel radicalization and recruitment, policies and programs to counter violent

General Elections: Politics and the thugs of war

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them. In this publication considered the disruptive roles of thuggery in Nigeria's political and electoral processes, especially the fears of violence and insecurity mounts in February-March, 2019

Killings: Buhari playing politics with National security–CUPP

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of politicizing national security admist several security challenges in the country. The CUPP said Buhari is only focused on re-election despite his "lacklustre performance" and remains " unconcerned and insensitive to the plight of the people" The 1st National

BREAKING: Buhari rejects Oyegun’s tenure elongation

Reports reaching Global Sentinel now indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider reversing the tenure extension of the party’s national working committee (NWC) led by its chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun. The president was quoted to have said this at

Faceless and identified persons trying to tarnish my image – Ex President

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has raised an alarm that certain faceless and identified persons have sworn to malign his name. Jonathan, who disclosed this through his facebook account, said that truth will surely prevail. Recall that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had disclosed last week that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration

JUST IN: ANC recalls Jacob Zuma from office

The African National Congress (ANC) has notified President Jacob Zuma of its intentions to recall him from office. This was disclosed by Ace Magashule, Secretary General of the ANC while addressing a world press conference in the country Tuesday afternoon. Jacob Zuma, he said, has been briefed and has requested for three

In Nigerian ‘Cash-and-Carry’ Politics, Ambition Is Only Constant

By Dulue Mbachu Politicians frequently jump across party lines in power quest ‘Failure of Nigerian political class’ cited by analyst Hassan   At recent rallies of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress for next year’s general elections, the list of speakers is often dominated by former members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party

Osinbajo’s Kano visit, not for politics – Akande

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has described as untrue and misleading, media reports that his visit to Kano state at the weekend was to meet with political groups. In a statement issued on Monday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo said that he was