News - Lake Chad Basin

Nigerian Military Conducts Intensive Clearance Operations Along Northern Borno

1 year ago /
Security 

The Nigerian military says its troops conducting intensive clearance operations along the Northern Borno and Lake Chad basin region have neutralized over 100 terrorists. The troops engaged the insurgents in Tumbun-Ndjamena and Metele villages, where high calibre arms and ammunitions were recovered, along with stockpiles of food stuff.  Three soldiers however died...

Nigeria To Host Lake Chad Conference

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria is to host an international conference on saving the lake chad in the last week of February, 2018.  The three-day conference is expected to develop strategies for revitalizing the lake chad basin’s ecosystem for sustainable livelihood, security and development. It is also to create global awareness on the socio-economic and environmental...

Troops Recover Gun Trucks, Rifles, Grenades And Other Ammunition From Terrorists

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Northeast counter terrorism operation, have killed twenty terrorists and captured seventeen others in hideouts around the Lake Chad Basin region. Spokesman of the  Eight Task Force Division, Colonel Timothy Antigha, said in a statement that the terrorists were successfully neutralised in a coordinated operation between...

Troops Kill 20 Boko Haram Members, Recover Weapons

1 year ago /
Nation 

Troops serving under the Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno State have killed 20 Boko Haram members and uncovered deadly weapons from them. A statement from the Deputy Director Public Relations, Colonel Timothy Antigha, on Wednesday, said the soldiers were able to arrest 17 of the sect members while rescuing over 100...

Nigeria Has No Option Than To Fight Climate Change – Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria has no other option than to join countries across the world to fight climate change. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave the hint on Wednesday during his appearance on Politics Today. The President joined more than 60 Heads...

“Lafiya Dole” New Theatre Commander Resumes

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

A new helmsman has taken over as theatre commander at the military command and control centre of operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri, Borno state. He is major-General Rogers Nicholas. General Nicholas takes over from major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, who has been redeployed to army headquarters, as deputy chief of policy and plans. Major-general Attahiru...

Nigerian Army Commanders Review Boko Haram Operations

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

The northeastern part of Nigeria is still grapping with the challenge of Boko haram terrorism, the nation’s biggest security threat. To boost the military response against the group, Nigerian army commanders who have been involved in the operations in the last six years have converged in Abuja for a strategic retreat. Since...

Nigeria-Benin Republic Army To Collaborate On Security

2 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian army has been commended for its leading role in restoring peace and security in the West African sub-region. The commendation came from the Benin republic chief of army staff, Colonel Fructeux Abdias, who is in Abuja to participate in a conference for West African land forces. Colonel abdias said it...

United Nations Decries Destruction Caused By Boko Haram

2 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The UN is unhappy with the destruction caused by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria and Lake Chad region and is seeking more humanitarian assistance to victims. The world body noted that millions of victims of Boko Haram were in need of emergency assistance. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, made the appeal...

President Buhari Thanks UN For Support Against Boko Haram

2 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people. Buhari, who delivered Nigeria’s National Statement, lauded the international community’s support against Boko Haram and for providing support to address the huge...

UN Assures Of Lake Basin Assistance

2 years ago /
Environment  Nation 

The United Nations says it remains committed to fulfilling its part of the seven hundred million dollars pledge for the lake chad basin. U.N. under secretary mark Loko who said this when he visited Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama on Monday in Abuja, added that the effort is part...

UN On Economic Dangers Of Small Arms In West Africa

2 years ago /
International News 

The deputy country director of UNDP, Mandisa Masholugu says both ECOWAS and relevant agencies of the United Nations must increase advocacy on the economic dangers posed by the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Africa. He said this at the regional symposium held to launch the survey project report...

Ordinary Nigerians Should Feel Impact Of Coming Out Of Recession—President Buhari

2 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to reports of the current state of the Nigerian economy saying that the real impact of coming out of recession will be better felt when ordinary Nigerians experience a change in their living conditions. President Buhari, who received the president of Niger, Alhaji  Mahamadou  Issoufou, at...

President Buhari Signs Nine Instruments Of International Agreements

2 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the execution nine instruments of international agreements between Nigeria and some of its foreign partners. Relevant sections of the 1999 constitution as amended empowers the president to perform the signing of instruments of ratification of certain agreements on behalf of the federal republic of Nigeria. Four out...

Buhari Signs Extradition Treaty On Anti-Corruption War, Others

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigerian President,  Muhammadu Buhari, has signed an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as part of efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption. The President, who signed the treaty on Thursday in Abuja, also ratified three other agreements covering legal assistance in criminal, civil and commercial matters, and extradition. The others treaties...

FG Says It Has No Plans To Shut The University Of Maiduguri

2 years ago /
Education  Nation 

Nigeria's federal government says it has no plans to shut the university of Maiduguri. The minister for education, Adamu Adamu said this when he was visiting to console the university community over the death of some geology staff on petroleum exploration mission in the lake chad basin, killed by boko haram...

Borno: FG To Continue Its Search For Oil, Despite Recent Attack By Boko Haram

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Federal Government says it will continue its search for oil and gas, despite recent attack by boko haram, in the lake chad basin area of Borno state. The minister of state for petroleum resources said this when he led a delegation of the ministry and the NNPC, to condole members...

Nigerian Army Establish New Unit In Daura

2 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army has established a new unit in Daura, Katsina state, on the Nigerian border with Nigér. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, says the Forward Operating Base, F.O.B. Daura, became necessary as part of efforts to curtail the movement of Boko-Haram terrorists and other criminal elements along Nigeria’s border regions. Buratai explained...

Boko Haram Victims Get $500 Million U.S Humanitarian Assistance

2 years ago /
Nation 

U.S. has announced additional $500 million in humanitarian assistance to to support the people affected by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. The other countries are Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Mr. Mr Nathan Holt, the Deputy Director, Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs at...

Buhari Appeals To Nigerians Not To Lose Hope On Return Of The Remaining Chibok Girls

2 years ago /
Nation 

Here is some message of hope coming from Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari to the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners ahead of their third year anniversary. The president used the occasion to appeal to Nigerians not to lose hope on the return of the remaining schoolgirls. The President in a statement said...