Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag "terrorism"

    Buhari: Boko Haram acquires sophisticated weapons with ease

Buhari: Boko Haram acquires sophisticated weapons with ease

President Muhammadu Buhari has told West African leaders that the ease with which terrorist groups, including Boko Haram access funds and acquire sophisticated weapons is a serious concern.Buhari said this during the extraordinary summit of ECOWAS heads of state and government on counter-terrorism, taking place in Burkina Faso.The president said though West African countries have made significant progress in combating [...]

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    How UK police arrested Adeyinka Grandson, ‘Yoruba supremacist’, over attacks on Igbo, Fulani

How UK police arrested Adeyinka Grandson, ‘Yoruba supremacist’, over attacks on Igbo, Fulani

The British police have arrested Adeyinka Grandson, president of the Young Yorubas for Freedom (YYF) secessionist group, in London over his social media posts against some ethnic groups in Nigeria. Grandson, a UK-based Nigerian of Yoruba descent, is known for his social media attacks on people of Igbo extraction as well as criticism of the Hausa-Fulani.On Tuesday, the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism [...]

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    Ben Bruce: FG budgeted N500bn to fight 100,000 terrorists but N462bn for education of millions of students

Ben Bruce: FG budgeted N500bn to fight 100,000 terrorists but N462bn for education of millions of students

Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has asked why the federal government’s allocation for defence and security would be three times that of education and youth development.In a series of tweets, Bruce wondered why the federal government would budget N462 billion for education while N1.3 trillion would be allocated for security.The lawmaker said while N462 billion had been set [...]

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    Court grants Deji Adeyanju bail — after two months in detention

Court grants Deji Adeyanju bail — after two months in detention

The Kano state high court has granted bail to Deji Adeyanju, a political activist and convener of the group known as Concerned Nigerians.Adeyanju has been in detention since he was re-arrested in November.He was granted a N500,000 bail on Monday. The court ordered him to produce two sureties and deposit his international passport.Adeyanju was first arrested on November 28, on charges bothering [...]

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    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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