Friday, 14 December 2018
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - The Nigerian military on Friday accused United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) staff of spying for Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria, and suspended the agency's activities there.
The northeast has been torn apart by a decade-long insurgency by Boko Haram and its splinter group Islamic State West Africa, in which more than 30,000 people have been killed and many more driven from their homes.
UNICEF staff "train and deploy spies who support the insurgents and their sympathizers", the Nigerian military said in a statement.
These were "unwholesome practices that could further jeopardize the fight against terrorism and insurgency".
A UNICEF spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
With millions displaced, Nigeria's northeast is largely dependent on international aid.
Culled from: Reuters
Monday, 10 December 2018
Muna Custom House camp lies on the edge of Maiduguri, near one of many trenches surrounding the northern Nigerian city dug to help keep Boko Haram at bay. It is often the first port of call for internally displaced people fleeing from the largely lawless hinterlands that surround the city at the centre of one of the world’s deadliest jihadi insurgencies.
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a new Organization-wide framework on Thursday to coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.
Nigeria emerged the third most terrorized country worldwide in the newly released 2018 Global Terrorism Index.
The issue of illicit financial flows is not new; however, the increasing complexity of the digital economy and fast-evolving technologies in the last few decades is changing the landscape of this problem.
Thursday, 6 December 2018
Across the country, Nigerians have seen an uptick in violent, ostensibly non-political, crime. Further, there is anecdotal evidence that crime has become more gratuitously violent.
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
The Nigerian Navy has continued the destruction of illegal refineries in the Niger Delta, with the activation of a fresh onslaught, code-named operation Ex Toru-Gbown (waterways protection) in the region.
Thursday, 29 November 2018
It has been a year since the UN Security Council in its wisdom decided that it was a benefit to the Central African Republic for the Russian Federation to be granted a waiver on an arms embargo and send arms there. While this idea was being debated in New York the United States, France and the United Kingdom grudgingly gave their approval to this concept. The blowback from this move is radiating through the continent as we speak.
Nigeria's National Drug law Enforcement Agency has uncovered an illegal methamphetamine laboratory in Orlu, Imo state, southeast Nigeria.
The Nigerian Army has said that it has discovered that Boko Haram terrorists have started using drones and foreign fighters.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Boko Haram insurgents have threatened another attack on the military base at Jiddari-Polo, Maiduguri.
Nigeria has recoded over 1,640 suspected cases of Yellow fever with 41 confirmed cases according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Reference Laboratory in Dakar, Senegall, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said.
Monday, 26 November 2018
Rampaging attacks by Boko Haram against troops have raised questions about the group’s current strength, capability and support, as Nigeria’s main opposition seized on mounting casualties to criticize the government’s record on security before next year’s election.