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Nigeria in Top 10 countries at risk of humanitarian disaster in 2019

14 December 2018 The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has named the countries most at risk of being hit by humanitarian catastrophe next year.  Top of the list is Yemen, followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo and then South Sudan. The next countries are Afghanistan, Venezuela, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Somalia.  The IRC “responds to the world’s worst …

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Nigeria’s Buhari rattled by Boko Haram attacks as polls loom

1 December 2018 Insecurity is a major electoral issue for President Muhammadu Buhari as he seeks re-election in 2019 polls. As Nigeria prepares for general elections in February, a series of attacks by Boko Haram has focused attention on the security situation in the country. The armed group appears to have regained ground in the country’s northeast in 2018, pushing into towns …

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Nigeria sees pre-election resurgence of jihadist attacks

29 November 2018 Nigeria’s President Buhari staked his political career on defeating Boko Haram. A pre-election resurgence in attacks by jihadists has Nigeria worried. Germany’s public service broadcaster DW looks at what is behind this development. There are reports of at least 17 attempts to overrun army bases since July. Most of them took place in the northeast state of Borno, …

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Sorry, President Buhari, you are wrong again!

25 November 2018 After waiting nearly a week before responding to the news that Boko Haram terrorists may have killed up to 100 Nigerian soldiers, and only responding because of the huge outcry on social media in an election season, President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly summoned service chiefs for an “emergency security meeting” last Friday. Today, whoever is responsible for the …

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Nnamdi Kanu trying to ear-bash his way to Biafran liberation

25 November 2018 Saturday evening on Radio Biafra at 6pm, Nigerian time (or Biafran time as the secessionists like to call it), is when Nnamdi Kanu, the self-styled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), gets on air for his marathon rants against Nigeria aka “the damnable Zoological Republic”. Kanu and IPOB are allegedly on a mission from God …

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Ahead of Nigeria’s election, opposition weaponises soldier deaths

24 November 2018 Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have been killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 – and the bloodshed has become a useful weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections. Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been largely silent about the fighting in the northeast as, …

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Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on Shias is on a “contract” with Saudi Arabia – IMN spokesman

2 November 2018 Ibrahim Musa, a spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said on Iran’s Press TV yesterday that Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, gave Nigeria a “contract” to deal with the Shia-dominated movement. Saudi Arabia and its ruling family belong to the Sunni Islamic sect.  Musa was speaking as a guest on the Iranian state-owned …

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