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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 22 - July 28 - Council on Foreign Relations (blog);

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 22 - July 28 - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 22 - July 28Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 22 to July 28, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents ...and more »

Nigerian Army issues apology after falsely claiming to rescue Boko Haram hostages - SOFREP (press release) (subscription);

Nigerian Army issues apology after falsely claiming to rescue Boko Haram hostages - SOFREP (press release) (subscription)

SOFREP (press release) (subscription)Nigerian Army issues apology after falsely claiming to rescue Boko Haram hostagesSOFREP (press release) (subscription)Maiduguri, Nigeria — The Nigerian Army Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman Director Army Public Relations issued a public apology on its official website Sunday after falsely claiming to have rescued 12 members of the geological research team from ...and more »

US Report On Terrorism War Is Misleading – Army - CHANNELS TELEVISION;

US Report On Terrorism War Is Misleading – Army - CHANNELS TELEVISION

CHANNELS TELEVISIONUS Report On Terrorism War Is Misleading – ArmyCHANNELS TELEVISIONThe Nigerian Army Director of Defence Information disagrees with the report from the U.S. Department of State. Major General John Eneche says the content of the report submitted to the U.S. Congress is misleading and does not portray the reality of ...and more »

Boko Haram: Nigeria, Lake Chad Basin countries working greatly together – Osinbajo - YNaija;

Boko Haram: Nigeria, Lake Chad Basin countries working greatly together – Osinbajo - YNaija

YNaijaBoko Haram: Nigeria, Lake Chad Basin countries working greatly together – OsinbajoYNaijaActing President Yemi Osinbajo has said countries in the Lake Chad Basin have worked together to deal with the terrorist insurgency in the region. Osinbajo spoke on Monday while receiving a delegation from the African Union Peace and Security Council.and more »

AU Commends Nigeria's Fight Against Boko Haram - CHANNELS TELEVISION;

AU Commends Nigeria's Fight Against Boko Haram - CHANNELS TELEVISION

CHANNELS TELEVISIONAU Commends Nigeria's Fight Against Boko HaramCHANNELS TELEVISIONThe African Union Peace and Security Council has commended Nigeria's role in tackling the Boko Haram insurgency, despite the recent set back in the fight against the menace, especially in the Lake Chad region. Members of the council made the ...and more »

Fear of Boko Haram drives thousands to flee from Niger to Chad - Reuters Africa

Fear of Boko Haram drives thousands to flee from Niger to ChadReuters AfricaDAKAR, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fear of Boko Haram attacks has driven at least 7,000 people from Niger to seek refuge in Chad in the last week, and thousands more may cross the border if the violence escalates, the United Nations said on ...and more »

Boko Haram ambush: We will not suspend oil search in Chad Basin - UNIMAID VC - NAIJ.COM;

Boko Haram ambush: We will not suspend oil search in Chad Basin - UNIMAID VC - NAIJ.COM

NAIJ.COMBoko Haram ambush: We will not suspend oil search in Chad Basin - UNIMAID VCNAIJ.COM... - University of Maiduguri's, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, has given an assurance that the institution would not abandon the search for oil in Chad basin. - According to him the recent attack by Boko haram which has left everyone distraught ...and more »

Borno politicians planning to revive Boko Haram ahead of 2019 elections – Group - TheNewsGuru;

Borno politicians planning to revive Boko Haram ahead of 2019 elections – Group - TheNewsGuru

TheNewsGuruBorno politicians planning to revive Boko Haram ahead of 2019 elections – GroupTheNewsGuruAhead of the 2019 general elections, some politicians have allegedly perfected plans to revive the Boko Haram insurgents, a group, Concerned Leaders of Conscience has claimed. According to the group, some statements recently attributed to Senator Ali ...and more »

Terrorists won't deter us from Chad Basin oil exploration – UniMaid - Gistmaster (blog);

Terrorists won't deter us from Chad Basin oil exploration – UniMaid - Gistmaster (blog)

Gistmaster (blog)Terrorists won't deter us from Chad Basin oil exploration – UniMaidGistmaster (blog)The authorities of the University of Maiduguri, Monday, said it would not be deterred by the attack on its personnel by suspected Boko haram terrorists, stating that it would not hesitate to participate in future crude oil exploration in the Lake Chad ...and more »

Nigerian Military's Half-truth and Propagandist War Against Boko Haram, By 'Fisayo Soyombo - Premium Times;

Nigerian Military's Half-truth and Propagandist War Against Boko Haram, By 'Fisayo Soyombo - Premium Times

Premium TimesNigerian Military's Half-truth and Propagandist War Against Boko Haram, By 'Fisayo SoyomboPremium TimesPublic trust in the army is a crucial component for victory in the war against insurgency. The people must be able to trust in the integrity of the armed forces; they must be able to rely on the army for the true picture of the war. Frequent release of ...and more »

Borno politicians planning to revive Boko Haram ahead of 2019 elections – Group alleges - NAIJ.COM;

Borno politicians planning to revive Boko Haram ahead of 2019 elections – Group alleges - NAIJ.COM

NAIJ.COMBorno politicians planning to revive Boko Haram ahead of 2019 elections – Group allegesNAIJ.COMSome Borno state politicians have been accused of plotting to revive the deadly Boko Haram terrorists ahead of the 2019 general elections. The politicians, a group Concerned Leaders of Conscience (CLC) said had plans to revive the activities of the ...and more »

Metro Boko Haram Won't Stop Oil Search in Lake Chad Basin - UNIMAID VC - Nigerian Bulletin

Metro Boko Haram Won't Stop Oil Search in Lake Chad Basin - UNIMAID VCNigerian BulletinIbrahim Njodi, vice-chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), said that the search for oil in the Lake Chad basin will continue despite the threat posed by Boko Haram in the region. According to THE CABLE, speaking when a delegation from the ...and more »

Army apologises for false statement about NNPC workers' rescue - Pulse Nigeria

Army apologises for false statement about NNPC workers' rescuePulse NigeriaThe Nigerian Army has apologised for the misinformation it released about the rescue of 10 members of the oil exploration team kidnapped by Boko Haram on July 25, 2017. After an ambush by the terrorist group on the exploration team in the Magumeri area ...and more »

Boko Haram can't stop oil search, says UNIMAID VC - TheCable;

Boko Haram can't stop oil search, says UNIMAID VC - TheCable

TheCableBoko Haram can't stop oil search, says UNIMAID VCTheCableIbrahim Njodi, vice-chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), says the search for oil in the Lake Chad basin will continue despite the recent Boko Haram attack. Senior lecturers of the university and staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum ...and more »

Nigeria to continue oil exploration in Lake Chad Basin despite kidnapping - Daily Mail

Nigeria to continue oil exploration in Lake Chad Basin despite kidnappingDaily MailMAIDUGURI, Nigeria, July 31 (Reuters) - Nigerian scientists will continue to search for oil in the restive Lake Chad Basin region despite a kidnapping of some researchers by suspected Boko Haram members, a university and state oil firm NNPC said on ...and more »

Boko Haram: ASUU Threatens Nationwide Strike If Abducted Members Are Not Rescued - BuzzNigeria.com;

Boko Haram: ASUU Threatens Nationwide Strike If Abducted Members Are Not Rescued - BuzzNigeria.com

BuzzNigeria.comBoko Haram: ASUU Threatens Nationwide Strike If Abducted Members Are Not RescuedBuzzNigeria.comThe Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened an indefinite nationwide strike if its members that were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists are not rescued. Speaking on the development, ASUU president Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the ...and more »

FG urged to negotiate with Boko Haram over NNPC staff abduction - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog);

FG urged to negotiate with Boko Haram over NNPC staff abduction - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)FG urged to negotiate with Boko Haram over NNPC staff abductionNIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)NIGERIAN Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) have urged the federal government to adopt use of negotiation and “do everything humanly possible to meet demands of the sect” to secure release of its members recently abducted by dreaded Boko ...and more »

ASUU threatens indefinite strike over members in Boko Haram captivity - NAIJ.COM;

ASUU threatens indefinite strike over members in Boko Haram captivity - NAIJ.COM

NAIJ.COMASUU threatens indefinite strike over members in Boko Haram captivityNAIJ.COMThe Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to go on an indefinite nationwide strike over it members in Boko Haram's captivity. ASUU declared that it may go on strike if its members that were abducted by the terrorists are not ...and more »

We won't chicken out of Chad Basin oil search-UniMaid - The Nation Newspaper;

We won't chicken out of Chad Basin oil search-UniMaid - The Nation Newspaper

The Nation NewspaperWe won't chicken out of Chad Basin oil search-UniMaidThe Nation NewspaperThe Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi has pledged the commitment of the institution to go the whole hog with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) in the search for commercial hydrocarbon deposits in the ...and more »

Opinion: Don't let reconstruction in Nigeria become a cliché - Devex;

Opinion: Don't let reconstruction in Nigeria become a cliché - Devex

DevexOpinion: Don't let reconstruction in Nigeria become a clichéDevexShelters and traditional huts for the swelling population of internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria. Photo by: Roberto Saltori / CC BY-NC. Boko Haram is being forced into retreat. Aid agencies are waiting in the wings to provide multimillion ...and more »