Monday 25 February 2019

Burkina Faso and US DC National Guard Sign Partnership

The District of Columbia National Guard and the National Armed Forces of Burkina Faso signed a partnership agreement on 1 February. This initiative occurs under the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program (SPP) which brings together different National Guards with U.S. partners around the world. The deal occurs at a critical moment as violence in Burkina Faso continues.

Friday 22 February 2019

Boko Haram Jihadists Kills 5, Kidnap 9 in Chad

Boko Haram jihadists killed five people, wounded five others, and kidnapped nine — including six women — in attacks on two villages in western Chad, an official source told AFP Thursday.

Rampaging Pirates Unleash Terror on Ships, Crew On Nigerian Waters

Nigeria has recorded the highest number of pirate attacks on ships in the past two years, according to the International Maritime Bureau while the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel put the country’s revenue loss to maritime crimes in 2018 at $2.8bn.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Nigeria Places Foreign Embassies, Diplomats Under Surveillance Over Election Meddling

The Federal Government of Nigeria may have put embassies and diplomats under surveillance over its suspicion that they are interfering in election matters in the country.

Ghana Expels 723 Nigerians Over Cybercrime, Prostitution And Illegal Residence

No fewer than seven hundred and twenty-three (723) Nigerians have been deported from Ghana within the last 12 months, according to statistics from the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana.

Monday 18 February 2019

Suspected Drug Dealers Kill Anti-Narcotics Officers in Ondo State

Four men of the Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be drug dealers.

Five Boko Haram Terrorists, Four Soldiers Killed In Yobe, Northeast Nigeria

Five Boko Haram fighters and four soldiers were reportedly killed in fighting in Yobe state the military said on Sunday, in the latest clashes between troops and terrorists.

Thursday 14 February 2019

Election Security: Nigerian Army Launches Election Monitoring & Security Room

The Chief of Army Staff Nigerian Army (NA), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has today Wednesday the 13th of February 2019 launched Elections Monitoring and Security Situation Room with the view to safeguarding and strengthening Nigeria’s democracy.

EU Blacklists Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Panama For Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing Risks

The European Commission has added Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Panama and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday.

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Fears of Violence in Nigeria Ahead of Saturday Election

Lagos, Nigeria - Fears of violence have gripped many in Nigeria days before the presidential and legislative elections on February 16 with at least five deaths reported so far in pre-poll clashes.

Thursday 7 February 2019

Geopolitics: How Russia Is Bolstering Its Strategic Influence In Africa

Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary presence and profile in Africa.

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Six Russian Sailors Seized By Pirates Released in Nigeria — Embassy

Six Russian sailors, seized by pirates near Benin’s territorial waters in early January during an attack against the container ship The MSC Mandy, have been released in Nigeria, the Russian embassy in Nigeria told TASS on Wednesday.

Nigeria Will Kill Foreign Forces Who Intervene in Nigeria's Election – Governor El-Rufai

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The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday threatened that Nigerian forces will kill foreign soldiers who intervene in the country’s election matters.

United Nations Office on Drugs And Crime Reports 'Alarming' Trends in Drug Trafficking in Africa

The U.N. drugs and crime chief said Wednesday that his office is registering “new, alarming trends” in drug trafficking in western and central Africa that are destabilizing the ability of country’s to govern as well as security, economic growth and public health.