Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tag "terrorism"

    Report: Nigeria third most terrorised country — fourth year running

Report: Nigeria third most terrorised country — fourth year running

Nigeria is still the third most terrorised country in the world, according to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index.The report, released on Wednesday, blamed the spate of terrorism in Nigeria and the "increase in violence involving Fulani extremists even as deaths committed by Boko Haram are falling".Nigeria is ranked only below Iraq and Afghanistan, both in first and second positions respectively.In [...]

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    We’ve halted advancement of Boko Haram, says Buhari

We’ve halted advancement of Boko Haram, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has done a lot to halt the advancement of Boko Haram in the country.Buhari said this on Thursday while speaking at the 73rd African Parliamentary Union (APU) conference in Abuja.The president said terrorism, armed banditry and organised crimes have continued to be a security challenge for African countries."I am delighted that the 41st Conference [...]

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    FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

The federal government has announced a partnership with the UK, Niger and France to tackle cross-border crimes.This is according to a statement made available on the federal government's Twitter handle on Tuesday.Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, said the partnership was proposed during a meeting of the four countries at the regional conference on anti-human trafficking/smuggling of migrants, which held in [...]

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    Boko Haram fighter bags 20-year jail sentence over Chibok abduction

Boko Haram fighter bags 20-year jail sentence over Chibok abduction

The special court designated to try terrorism cases in Niger state has sentenced one Banzana Yusuf, a Boko Haram member, to 20 years imprisonment for "planning" the kidnap of 276 female students from Chibok, Borno state, in 2014.The abduction sparked global attention, with celebrities, influential personalities and activists across the world demanding the release of the innocent girls.More than 100 [...]

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    World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

The US has advised its citizens against travelling to Russia where the FIFA World Cup is currently taking place.  [...]

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    FILE: Each time army claims victory over Boko Haram, the militants inflict more terror

FILE: Each time army claims victory over Boko Haram, the militants inflict more terror

On Saturday, Rogers Nicholas, theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, announced that the Nigerian army had completely defeated Boko Haram insurgents.On Sunday, the insurgents -- in what now appears to be routine attacks any time army makes such a statement -- struck at Kala, a village in Borno state.Nicholas is not the first army officer to make the controversial statement in [...]

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    We must block payment of ransom to terrorists, Buhari tells African leaders 

We must block payment of ransom to terrorists, Buhari tells African leaders 

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for an end to the payment of ransom to terrorist groups in Africa.He made the call on Saturday while speaking at the African Union peace and security council meeting holding on the sidelines of the AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Buhari said blocking the source of financing of terrorist groups is essential for the war [...]

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    Why reporting terrorism is an unsavoury beat in Nigeria

Why reporting terrorism is an unsavoury beat in Nigeria

A beat reporter provides much more than the what, who, when, where and why of reporting his or her corner of the world. If the reporter is good, indeed diligent at what he does, it shows in the steps he takes to go beyond the superficial, delves in deeper, enriching the reader, the viewer and the public who are invested [...]

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    US ‘must declare Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist’

US ‘must declare Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist’

The US embassy in Nigeria has been taken before a federal high court in Abuja for saying it does not view the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.Russel Brooks, the embassy's spokesman, had said IPOB is not a terrorist organisation under US laws.In a suit filed before the court, one Nze Charles Ugwu, through his lawyer, Simon [...]

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    PR as potent weapon in terrorism warfare

PR as potent weapon in terrorism warfare

BY JESSICA ANGULA Terrorism wars are generally acknowledged as very difficult to prosecute on account of its asymmetrical nature. Terrorists and their sympathizers or sponsors have manifold tactics they deploy to operate with maximum safety, prolong terrorism wars and project insurgency as triumphing against the forces of state. And one of its greatest weapons has been the use of propaganda, to [...]

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    Fayose kicks against attempt to brand hate speech terrorism

Fayose kicks against attempt to brand hate speech terrorism

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has expressed reservations concerning the categorisation of hate speech as an act of terrorism.At a security summit in Abuja on Thursday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said the federal government would no  longer tolerate inflammatory statements.But in a statement which Lere Olayinka, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Fayose alleged that the development was a plot to silence the [...]

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    Terrorism: Trump’s approval and end of the black days

Terrorism: Trump’s approval and end of the black days

BY ANTHONY KOLAWOLEThe conjured and demonic opinions of sceptics on the unabated degeneration of Nigeria under a Buhari Presidency is the least of my nightmares. I am the more comfortable with myself because only falsehood struggles to be concealed, but truth breaks the most secure of jails to quench the thirst of man with its effervescent aura.But every day [...]

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    Acting President Osinbajo’s last order on terrorism

Acting President Osinbajo’s last order on terrorism

BY ABIODUN ISRAEL If I had a chance in my youthful days, I would have enlisted into one arm of the Nigerian Armed Forces.  But I was frustrated, as several attempts I made for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna were met with a brick wall. After the third failed attempt, I resigned to fate and gave up pursuing [...]

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    Terrorism changing the world from global village to giant prison

Terrorism changing the world from global village to giant prison

On the solemn morning of June 4, I woke to discomfiting reports of a terror attack on London Bridge. A three-man gang weaponised a van and ploughed through pedestrians, killing seven of them and injuring at least 48 others.A few days ago, a suicide bomber killed 22 persons among whom were children at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. And [...]

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    Trump: Terrorists worship death, not God

Trump: Terrorists worship death, not God

US President Donald Trump says it is important for young Muslims to know that terrorists do not worship God, but death.Trump, who said this at the Arab Islamic American summit in Saudi Arabia, urged young Muslims to grow up “free from fear, safe from violence, and innocent of hatred.”He told them that rather than becoming terrorists, they should build “a [...]

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    Zakzaky’s chief security officer re-arraigned on terrorism charge

Zakzaky’s chief security officer re-arraigned on terrorism charge

The federal high court has re-arraigned Haruna Abbas, chief security officer to Ibraheem Zakzaky, and two others before Anwuli Chikere of the federal high court Abuja.Abbas alongside Ibrahim Musa and Adam Suleiman were initially arraigned before Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court.Ademola is being tried for corruption.According to NAN, the trio were re-arraigned before Chikere on an [...]

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