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    Boko Haram exploits Nigeria’s ‘military decline’

Boko Haram exploits Nigeria’s ‘military decline’

By Tim Cocks/ReutersTwo decades ago Nigeria's military was seen as a force for stability across West Africa. Now it struggles to keep security within its own borders as an Islamist insurgency in the northeast kills thousands.A lack of investment in training, failure to maintain equipment and dwindling cooperation with Western forces has damaged Nigeria's armed services, while in Boko Haram [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Spare a thought for Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram for N15,000

THE INSIDER: Spare a thought for Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram for N15,000

Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents earn a monthly allowance of N15,000 (as against the N30,000 official rate), are entitled to three sachets of "pure water" per day in the desert heat and lack sleeping kits at night.By contrast, delegates to the National Conference take home N4 million a month, eat as many delicacies as they desire and sleep in [...]

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    Chibok: Was Nigerian military forewarned?

Chibok: Was Nigerian military forewarned?

Human rights group, Amnesty International, has alleged that the Nigerian military had advance warning over the April 15 Chibok attack but did not act to prevent the abduction of hundreds of school girls.Information Minister Labaran Maku has denied the claim, saying the military would have reacted if such information was passed on to them.However, this is not the first time an [...]

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