January 2017

3rd January 2017

25 January 2017
Newsweek
Nigerian governors blame immigrant herdsmen for deadly pastoral conflict
Governors in northern Nigeria have pledged to secure regional borders to address the fighting between roaming Fulani herdsmen and farming communities, a conflict which was more deadly than the Boko Haram insurgency in 2016…

22 January 2017
YNaija
Factcheck: The defeat of Boko Haram is not a defining metric of President Buhari’s commitment to combating insecurity
On the 8th of January Pastor Tunde Bakare stood before his congregation (Latter Rain Assembly) to give his annual State of the Nation address. It is a speech that ties together events of the past year in Nigeria and the world, and the projections (and sometimes prophetic declarations) for the new year…

19 January 2017
Quartz
Nigeria now has a bigger internal security threat than Boko Haram
For much of the last seven years, the biggest threat to Nigeria’s security has been a devastating insurgency led by terrorist sect, Boko Haram, but that’s no longer the case…

12 January 2017
CNBC Africa
Has Boko Haram been truly defeated?
The Nigerian army late in December 2016 said it had brought down the last stronghold of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. The terrorist group that has waged a seven-year uprising against Nigeria, which has claimed more than twenty thousand lives, with the insurgency spilling over the country’s borders into neighbouring states. Has Boko Haram been truly defeated?

5 January 2017
Guardian Nigeria
Nobel Peace Prize for Nigerian leaders?
“Nigeria will reach a deal with Niger Delta militants in 2017.” That is the topmost prediction by SB Morgen, one of the up and coming, risks analysis, intelligence and consulting groups in Nigeria. It is a bold and an important prediction. Bold, because the crisis in the Niger Delta has lasted nearly as long as the rebellion led by the Marxist-leaning Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which began its revolutionary war in 1964. The Niger Delta crisis first erupted with Isaac Boro’s declaration of “twelve day revolution” in 1966…

3 January 2017
Quartz
Nigeria will get its economy back on track in 2017 if it makes politically risky reforms
For much of the past year, Nigeria’s economy, the largest on the continent, has been mired in a recession. Shocked mainly by a fall in the price of oil, the country’s biggest export, and a resumption of militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta region which hobbled oil production, Nigeria’s economy ended 2016 on course for a full year of negative growth…