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Nigeria: Bordering on failure

Abdulrahman Dambazau, the Minister for Interior, revealed during a speech at the Immigration Command and Staff College in Sokoto, that 1,400 routes into Nigeria were unmanned. He didn’t provide any details on what he was doing to deal with the matter apart from claiming the government would do its best to ensure the country is secure. This is shocking on …

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Nigeria Plans to Resettle 2.2m People Despite Boko Haram Threat

President Muhammadu Buhari and his propaganda minister Lai Mohammed claimed in December that Boko Haram had been “technically” and “largely” defeated. Buhari backtracked on this claim in his New Year message to Nigerians. Nigerian plans for those displaced by Boko Haram terror to move back to their homes is seen as putting their lives at risk. This article by the …

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Buhari “technically” lied, people died

President Muhammadu Buhari declared just before Christmas in an interview with the BBC that Nigeria has “technically won the war” against Islamist Boko Haram militants. The militants begged to differ and followed up this declaration a couple of days later with attacks in Borno and Adamawa States. Buhari’s credibility has been further damaged by claims from Philemon Emmanuel, the chairman …

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A cold wind blows for Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram

Life in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp must be a nightmare. This is made even worse as the Harmattan season approaches. This article was originally published by the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN). By Mohammad Ibrahim KADUNA, 5 January 2016 (IRIN) – The temperature is dropping across northern Nigeria as the seasonal Harmattan winds blow in a haze of …

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Boko Haram and the defeat that never was

President Muhammadu Buhari declared just before Christmas that Boko Haram had been “technically” defeated. This followed on from a statement made by his propaganda minister Comical Lai Mohammed that the war against the insurgents had been “largely” won. Both left themselves open to ridicule after deadly attacks by the terrorists two days later left scores dead and wounded. This article …

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Buhari “technically” flip-flops on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari said in his New Year message to Nigerians: “I commend our Armed Forces for significantly curtailing the insurgency which has ravaged the northeast of Nigeria over the past few years. “However, there is still a lot of work to be done in the area of security. Our Armed Forces will maintain, consolidate and build on their successes …

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ISIS Owns Headlines, but Nigeria’s Boko Haram Kills More Than Ever

Boko Haram are deadlier than ISIS, continue to kill Nigerians and yet President Muhammadu Buhari and his propaganda minister Comical Lai Mohammed want Nigerians to belive that they have been “technically” and “largely” defeated. This report by Alexander Smith from NBC News examines the tragedy. One terror group killed nearly 11,000 people in 2015 — and it wasn’t ISIS. While …

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Campaigner shocked at Buhari’s intelligence failure

Aisha Yesufu, from the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group, was shocked by President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments last night in his “media chat” that there was no intelligence on the whereabouts of the Chibok schoolgirls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014. Reacting on BBC Africa to the president’s remarks Yesufu said that “fighting an insurgency without intelligence …

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President Buhari’s media charade

This was meant to be the first “presidential media chat” with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian media, in which a chosen few from the press got the opportunity to ask the president the questions on the minds of most Nigerians. Buhari had a tendency of granting interviews to the foreign media and ignoring the Nigerian press. This is not …

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