July 2017

1st July 2017

28 July 2017
Premium Times
Badoo: 72 per cent Ikorodu residents no longer go out at night – Report
A new report by SBM Intel has shown that seven out of every ten residents in Ikorodu, a Lagos suburb, greatly curtailed their nocturnal activities due to the activities of the dreaded Badoo gang…

Radio France International
Boko Haram attack stops Nigeria oil company’s search for crude
Nigeria’s national oil company (NNPC) suspended its crude oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin on Friday, after an ambush by Boko Haram left 48 of its employees dead…

24 July 2017
CNBC Africa
Nigeria’s battle with insecurity
According to the U.S. government, Nigeria’s counter-terrorism strategy, which is a combination of synergy, intelligence and information-sharing will help curb the insurgency that has plagued the country…

22 July 2017
Daily Trust
The war for grazing lands in Africa
Nomadic cattle farming in Africa is often imagined as picturesque and idyllic. In reality, present-day nomadic cattle herders in the East and West of the continent carry Pump Action, AK 47’s, and other machine guns…

18 July 2017
The Week
Has Boko Haram been defeated by Nigeria?
Nigerian troops say they have beaten the Boko Haram militants who have been waging a long and bloody insurgency aimed at establishing an Islamic caliphate in the north of the country…

14 July 2017
Nigeria again claims to have ‘defeated’ Boko Haram after first victory cry in 2015
The Nigerian military has once again claimed to have “defeated” Boko Haram. Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the chief of the Nigerian army, recently told BBC at the end of last month the jihadist group has been “defeated” militarily but “not eliminated.”…

12 July 2017
Missing President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari receives visit from his deputy. But why now?
For a short time this week, Nigeria—one of the world’s most populous countries and Africa’s biggest economy—was leaderless…

10 July 2017
Business Day
Executive, Legislature squabbles may slow economic recovery-analysts
Nigeria, which is currently battling its first recession in 25 years could slip deeper into crisis if the present power tussle between the executive and legislature is not tamed, analysts warn…

Nigeria keeps saying it has defeated Boko Haram against all the evidence
Not for the first time in the last two years, Nigeria’s government has claimed to have defeated terrorist sect, Boko Haram…