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Helicopter attack on Nigerian civilians puts British pilot training under fresh scrutiny

13 May 2021 Declassified UK visited villages in Nigeria ruined by indiscriminate air strikes, which killed civilians, levelled marketplaces and hit a school — months after they revealed Nigerian air force pilots were secretly training in the UK. Amnesty International calls for “a major overhaul of the way that military training is regulated” by the UKNigerian lawyers condemn the airstrikes …

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Nigeria’s President Buhari under fire because of growing security concerns

9 May 2021 Security challenges in Nigeria have sparked anger and calls for President Buhari to step down or be removed from office. Analysts say disgruntled military members and politicians want to overthrow the president. Nigeria’s secret police say they have uncovered a plot to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office. According to the investigators, disgruntled politicians and religious leaders …

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Nigeria has a new police chief. Here’s an agenda for him

19 April 2021 The appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as Nigeria’s acting Inspector General of Police on April 6, 2021 brought a kind of closure to calls for reform of the Nigerian security architecture. It was applauded in some quarters. The main demand was to replace the heads of security services to infuse new blood into the fight against various forms of insecurity, including banditry and kidnappings. The …

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Nigeria’s unhappy union: How growing insecurity threatens the country’s future

9 April 2021 An attack this week on a police headquarters and prison in southeastern Nigeria is the latest example of the country’s fast-deteriorating security situation, which is raising deeper questions about the unity of this fractious regional superpower, political and security analysts warn. “The state no longer has the monopoly of force, it’s lost control,” Idayat Hassan, director of …

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Hundreds of prisoners escape in Owerri amid armed attack

5 April 2021 Nigeria has experienced one of its largest jailbreaks — involving more than 1,800 inmates — after gunmen attacked a prison in the south of the country. More than 1,800 inmates of a prison in southern Nigeria have escaped after heavily armed men attacked the facility in the early hours of the morning, prison authorities said on Monday. …

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No shortage of stupidity from Chris Ngige

3 April 2021 Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, once said that is opponent Chris Ngige was “too short” to be a governor. Ngigie, an ex senator and former governor of Anambra State, is now Nigeria’s labour minister. He may be diminutive in stature but intelligence is where he chronically comes up short. Ngige was at it on Channels …

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Nigerian kidnappings reach crisis point

10 March 2021 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in response to the recent mass kidnapping of 279 schoolgirls in the country’s Zamfara state, ordered security agents “to shoot any person or persons seen carrying AK-47s in any forest in the country.” Buhari also directed a ban on “all mining activities in Zamfara State, as well as the imposition of a no-fly zone over …

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Is President Muhammadu Buhari unwilling to stop the violence in Nigeria?

23 February 2021 Violence is escalating in Nigeria. Is a minister’s assertion that civilians are ‘cowards’ for not fighting armed gangs a sign that President Muhammadu Buhari has reached the end of his tether? Speaking of armed gangs preying upon civilians, Nigerian Minister of Defense Bashir Magashi said, “I don’t know why people are running away from minor, minor, minor things …

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Fulani herdsmen crisis: Time for a beef boycott

9 February 2021 Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka, while speaking to the BBC this week, called out President Muhammadu Buhari for a failure to deal with the terror being visited on Nigeria in the name of grazing cattle all over the country.  Buhari is a patron of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), a pressure group for …

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