Boko Haram/ISWAP: Centre identifies high human rights compliance, Buratai’s regular visits to troops as factors in Nigeria’s war against terror

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has identified the secrets behind the success of the Nigerian troops in their fight against insurgency in the country. The centre linked the success of the troops to high human rights compliance and regular visits of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai to soldiers on the battle field. The Centre made the observation at the public presentation of its special report on the war against terror by the Nigerian military and human rights compliance. The report, which was presented on Wednesday…

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IMN: Group blows hot over killing of Police, says attack on security agencies an attempt to overthrow government

The National Democratic Forum has in strong terms condemned the invasion of the National Assembly by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, otherwise known as Shiites, on Tuesday. NDF described the attack on security agencies as an attempt to overthrow an arm of government. Recall that protesting Shiites members agitating against the continuous incarceration of their leader, Sheik Al-Zacky Zacky on Tuesday clashed with the Nigeria military, resulting in the death of some persons and burning of vehicles. The protesters, who were in large numbers, were heading towards…

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UN report of extrajudicial killings in Nigeria twisted to favour looters, Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists – Coalition

The Coalition of Civil Society on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in Nigeria has rubbished the recent report by the United Nations about corruption, describing it as a written script to favour Islamic terrorists and some looters. The Human Rights Committee of the United Nations (UN) had in a recent report accused the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari of not doing enough to stem what it termed high level of corruption, killings and human rights violations among others by various agencies of government. The UN had in the report queried…

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Nigerians in Diaspora salutes Buhari over re-appointment of Mustapha, Kyari

….wants same gesture extended to security chiefs Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointing Boss Mustapha and Abba Kyari as Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chief of Staff respectively. According to these distinguished Nigerians, the move is a step in the right direction, a testament of the president’s resolute commitment to entrench the gains made so far by his administration in the past four years. In order to sustain these massive accruals in other aspects, especially in tackling terrorism and insurgency, Nigerians…

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SING FOUNDATION TO EMPOWER TWENTY THOUSAND YOUTH WITH SKILLS UNDER IT’S CODE 3 PROJECT

A non-government organization, Save Ijaw Nation Group, SING Foundation, which works in the Niger Delta region to promote sustainable development through youth involvement, good governance and environmental justice, has concluded plans to  kick off a test-run of its Code 3 Project, which aims to skill up over twenty thousand Niger Delta youth in four years, in the area of ICT and employability skills. The programme which is targeted at building the human capacity in the region, using a catch-them-young approach is targeted at children below the age of 15 in…

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ISWAP: US, Russian Presidents, British Prime Minister, others asked to save Nigeria from terrorists, track sponsors

The Centre for Counter-Terrorism and Preventive Diplomacy has called on world powers to support Nigeria in her counter-terror campaign with sophisticated technology to track financiers and sponsors of terrorists’ activities in the country. The centre made this call in an experts’ opinion/report on the threat posed by Boko Haram/ISWAP to Nigeria and the fringes of the Lake Chad region. The report also gave a detailed account on various atrocities committed by ISIS against humanity ranging from threats to women and children to economic threats to the people of Nigeria The…

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The Redemption Kperogi Won’t Find

By Okanga Agila Wikipedia describes Farooq Adamu Kperogi as “a Nigerian academic, media scholar, public speaker and newspaper columnist.” He is a well-respected Nigerian but that was until he was outed as a fraud a few days ago. Kperogi made the unenviable list of “Fact-checking social media influencers who shared fake news during Nigerian general elections” alongside raucous politician, Dino Melaye. The fact-checking was done by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), which found that Kperogi deployed weapon grade fake news – videos and pictures – during the recent…

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ISWAP: Former Senate President, Ebute writes UK parliament, solicits arms, technology for Nigeria

Third Republic Senate President, Sen Ameh Ebute, has urged the UK parliament to support Nigeria’s besieging insecurity challenges with modern arms and technology weapons of warfare. The highly vocal lawyer-cum-politician made this plea in a letter addressed to Rt.Hon. Mrs. Kemi Badenoch, Member of Parliament (MP), representing Saffron Walden constituency on Thursday. While appreciating previous interventions of the British Government to battle the terrorism scourge, Mr Ebute believes more can still be done. According to the ex-lawmaker, with the support of the UK, the remnant Boko Haram sect will be…

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Ruga settlement: Middle Belt Forum blasts Ortom, Ishaku over rejection of FG’s cattle ranching initiative

… says Governors are deliberately stalling peace efforts The Concerned Middle Belt Citizens Forum (CMBCF) has faulted Benue State Govenror, Samuel Ortom and his Taraba State counterpart, Darius Ishaku, for kicking against the planed Ruga settlement for pastoral herders. Ortom and Ishaku had came out to voice their rejection of the imitative by the Buhari-led government with the aim of resoling the lingering herders/farmers crises. National President of the CMBCF, Comrade Augustine Awulu at a press conference of Wednesday, said the governor deliberately stalling peace efforts to end the nagging…

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Kaduna summit: Stop hiding your atrocities under security conference – Arewa Think Tank tells Bugaje group

The Northern Think Tank group has rejected the planned security conference by the Arewa Research & Development Project (ARDP). Recall that ARDP had through its leader, Usman Bugaje, called for more proactive measures in addressing the security situation in some parts of northern Nigeria. To provide solutions to these challenges, Bugaje announced that the group would be organizing a conference on northern security which is scheduled to hold July 1 and 2, at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation conference in Kaduna. The northern group in a press statement described the…

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