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EU Strategy in Sahel Focuses on Security

The European Union (EU) Special Representative to the Sahel Angel Losada Fernanadez discusses Europe's security strategy in the region, which focuses on integrating development, security, and governance in coordination with African actors on the ground, in this interview with the Africa Center. “Security in the Sahel is also security in Europe,”

AU launches tool to check women’s participation in peace and security

The Office of the Special Envoy on Women Peace and Security (WPS) has launched a 10 years Continental Result Framework (CRF) to monitor the implementation the WPS agenda in member states of the African Union. The launching ceremony reportedly took place alongside the Gender is my Agenda Campaign ( GiMAC) from

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

Yuletide: IGP orders personnel to beef-up security, bans road blocks nationwide

..warns personnel against partisan politics Godsgift Onyedinefu The Inspector General of Police IGP, Ibrahim Idris has ordered Commissioners Of Police (CPs) And Assistant Inspector Generals Of Police (AIGs) to Beef-Up Of Security Nationwide throughout Christmas and New Year Celebrations. He directed the AIGs, CPs to Re-gird Crime Prevention and Detection Strategies, and Measures

2019: Atiku’s plan for security, health, women and youth (policy doc attached)

Senator Iroegbu  Editor's note: Former Vice President and presidential candidate of main opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Mr. Atiku Abubakar, unveiled his policy document as part of his campaign pillars for the 2019 elections. The document with the slogan 'Get Nigeria Working Again' is anchored on • Having a good grasp of the challenges facing

Time to arrest the kidnap for ransome menace

Editor's note: This Weekly Policy brief by Nextier-Security, Peace And Development (SPD) focused on the menacing cases of kidnap for ransom across the country and the need for proactive response to end it. The great expectation in Nigeria that amnesty programmes for terrorists would put an end to kidnapping for ransoms has not

AEMA: China-Africa economic relations, more of resources than development – AFDB

•Injects $160bn loan, aid to Africa in 3 years •As Elumelu, Dangote, Dora Akunyili, others nominated for Africa Economic Awards Godsgift Onyedinefu The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed worry that China's economic relationship with Africa suggests that it mainly targets her natural resources rather than investment and transformation in African countries. This was

Imo has become a crime paradise under Rochas – HURIWA

A pro-democracy and Non-governmental body Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the "systematic and systemic deterioration" of security in Imo state, describing the state under Governor Rochas Okorocha as a paradise for criminals from all over the country. The Rights group  National Cordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko in a

CAN demands justice for murdered clerics, pastor

•Again, calls for overhaul of security architecture   Godsgift Onyedinefu   The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the murder of two catholic clerics and a pastor by unknown gunmen on August 21, 2018, in Abuja and Kaduna respectively. To this end, the umbrella Christian body called on the Federal Government to