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Islamisation: Nigerian govt berates Obasanjo over comments on ISWAP, Boko Haram

Jude Johnson The Nigerian government has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP as deeply offensive and patently divisive. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, saying such indiscreet comments are far below the

Decrying lingering insecurity, northern governors unveil N6b regional economic recovery plan

•Urges FG to come up with measures to permanently end killings • Lalong appointed  chairman of NSGF   Jude Johnson  The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has decried the lingering security challenges in the country, particularly, in the North and unveiled N6 billion economic recovery plan for the region. This was contained in a communiqué issued

Presidential Election: Atiku, PDP formally ask Justice Bulkachuwa to rescue self fromTribunal

Jude Johnson   The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar have formerly applied that the President of the Court of the appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa recuse herself from presiding over the presidential election petition tribunal. Atiku and PDP based their request on the likelihood that Justice Zainab

Nigeria losing $1b annually to medical tourism–Authorities

Timothy Obiezu Nigerian authorities say the country is losing more than $1 billion annually to medical tourism as tens of thousands of Nigerians travel abroad in search of the best treatment. Nigeria’s Health Ministry says it is building several world-class health centers to address the issue, but not even the country’s

Insecurity: Nigeria’s security agencies get additional N56.223b of N90b added in 2019 budget

Deji Elumoye Finally, the National Assembly, on Tuesday passed the 2019 Budget with a slight adjustment of its portfolio from N8.83 trillion to N8.91 trillion. The 2019 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19, 2018 has eventually been passed by the legislature, although it took

Analysis: Security priorities for the new Nigerian government–Experts

Africa Centre From Boko Haram to farmer-herder conflicts, ethno-religious tensions, separatist movements, urban crime, and national identity, Nigeria experts size up the security priorities facing the Buhari government in its second term. On February 23, 2019, Nigerians voted in their sixth presidential election since the transition to civilian rule in 1999,