Possible military intervention as Jammeh refuses transfer of power: The Gambia

Key details: 18/01/2017 from Nigeria Assessment: After the ECOWAS heads of states meeting in Abuja, three presidents were delegated to go revisit President Jammeh and encourage him to hand over power, however that ended up futile and today The Gambia is in a state of emergency due to this political unrest and has resulted in foreign tourists travelling back home. Jammeh’s refusal to step down is a form of power abuse and has made the ECOWAS organise military troops as standby force in nearby Senegal. Nigeria has agreed to involve its Airforce and Navy to this rising crisis as it is viewed as the hegemon[…]

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An update on Nigeria’s security today

Key Details: 16/12/2016 from Nigeria National Security is defined as the protection of people, way of life and territory by the government (Jordan et al, 2011). It does not only cover physical security, but also any form of ‘national’ issues, which may include economic, political and military disputes (Jordan et al, 2011). The security of a nation is very important for its success and this is why Nigeria’s security is a crucial topic of discussion today. This piece aims to explain recent events depicting why Nigeria’s security is still threatened. Generally, the popular opinion is that the security in Nigeria has recently improved. But has[…]

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Three attacks in Nigeria launched by Boko Haram

Key Details: 20/09/2016 from Ukraine -Boko Haram launched three attacks within hours on Monday in northeast Nigeria, Bauchi. -First, a chief of Tallari village and his son were beheaded and their home set on fire along with others. Then a fire was opened on those who ran away killing 2 and injuring few others, according to Abbas Gavi of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, a self-defense force. -Tallari is near Chibok, from where 300 girls were kidnapped in 2014. Some escaped, but 217 still remain missing. Extremist organization would swap girls for detained group members, but negotiations with the government did not work as the[…]

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