Border security, arms proliferation and terrorism in Nigeria

Proliferation of small arms and light weapons is increasingly and dangerously becoming a transnational organized crime in Nigeria with Boko Haram’s insurgency, reemerging Niger Delta crisis and escalating kidnappings, communal crisis and armed robbery in the South-East serving as hubs or impetus for arms trafficking. Some border towns particularly More...

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By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Stepping up fight against Boko Haram insurgency

Observers have raised concerns about the sudden increase in attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the north-eastern part of the country in recent times. They note that the people of the region were beginning to heave More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Why lntelligence gathering is more essential than deploying troops to fight insurgency

By Joy Baba Recently, President Goodluck Jonathan changed the leadership of the Nigerian Armed Forces and as usual, different mandate given to the new security chiefs depending on the force they are heading. The More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Three scenarios for Kenya’s ICC trials

The three Kenya cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC) could possibly produce three different outcomes: The three suspects, President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and radio journalist More...

By Peoplesd On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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The task ahead of new Army chief, Minimah

By Joy Baba On Thursday, 16 January 2014, an era came to an end and a new chapter opened in the history of the Nigerian Army, President Goodluck Jonathan named General Kenneth Minimah as the19th Chief of Army Staff More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Civil – military relations, tool for enhancing national security in Nigeria

The issue of civil- military relations has become a major subject of discussion since the global resurgence of democracy from about 1990s. This is not only in the so called third world countries but even in the More...

By Peoplesd On Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Curtailing fire outbreaks in dry season

By Adedoyin Adewunmi The harmattan season, in Nigeria is a period between early November and mid-March when the people experience hot, dry wind that blows from the Northeast or East of the Western Sahara. It is More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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Did Nigerian military splits help Boko Haram?

By Will Ross As dozens of bodies were being buried in north-east Nigeria following yet more attacks on Sunday by suspected Islamist militants, President Goodluck Jonathan was about to make a surprising statement More...