News - Lake Chad Basin

President Buhari Approves Naval Base For Lake Chad Basin

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has given approval for the establishment of a naval base at the Lake Chad basin to boost security in the north-east. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Monday after meeting with the President. Vice Admiral Ibas explained that...

FG Initiates International Conference To Resuscitate Lake Chad

2 years ago /
Environment 

The Federal Government has initiated a bilateral engagement for an international conference to discuss modalities to resuscitate Lake Chad which is drying up. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, stated this when the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) delegation paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. He said...

Deny Safe Haven To Boko Haram - UN

2 years ago /
Security 

UN Security Council has tasked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to prevent Boko Haram insurgents from regrouping. The Council said that destructive insurgents who were recently dislodged from their safe haven in Sambisa Forest should not be allowed to regroup. The Task Force was set up by Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger...

US Boosts Aid For Northeastern Nigeria

2 years ago /
International News 

The US has announced an additional $92m (£73m) in aid for people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency and food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region. It follows warnings from the UN that 120,000 people were at risk of dying from starvation in northeastern Nigeria as a...

President Buhari Attends Climate Change Conference In Morocco

2 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu has arrived morocco to attend the climate change conference, COP22, holding in Marrakech. He was welcomed at the Mogado International Airport by the Minister Delegated to the minister of foreign affairs and cooperation of morocco Mr. Nasser Bourita. The president would participate in the official opening plenary on November 15,...

Multinational Force Begins Operations Against Boko Haram Along Border Between Niger And Nigeria

3 years ago /
Security 

A multinational force has begun operations against Boko Haram along the border between Niger and Nigeria. Brig Gen Abdou Sidikou Issa, tactical chief of staff for troops based in Niger’s southern zone of Diffa, a region plagued by the Islamist militant group, said troops from Chad and Nigeria were involved in the move. This is...

Buhari hails Central African support against Boko Haram

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari said that his administration will partner with the 11-member Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS) to rid Nigeria and her neighbours of Boko Haram menace. Speaking at the State House, Abuja, while receiving a message from President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, Buhari said he welcomed...

US renews efforts with Nigeria, other countries to end Boko Haram

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The United States, US, government issued a statement on Wednesday to renew their support for Nigeria and other countries in the fight the end the menace of Boko Haram insurgency, saying that much still needs to be done to ensure that the people of Nigeria and its neighbours lived in...

Buhari says extremism can be tackled through military action, effective border security

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in New York urged the UN and the International Community to take military action, effective border security and intelligence collection to tackle violent extremism. Addressing a Global Leaders' Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism, called by President Barack Obama, Buhari said the international community will...

Buhari Calls On International Community To Dismantle Safe Havens For Corruption Proceeds

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in New York called on the international community to urgently redouble its efforts to strengthen mechanisms for dismantling safe havens for proceeds of corruption. Addressing world leaders at the 70th General Assembly of the UN, Buhari also urged his counterparts to do more to return stolen...

Buhari Remains Committed To Improved Security And Succour For IDPs - Presidency

4 years ago /
Nation 

Presidency on Saturday refuted reports that the Nigerian delegation to the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly missed a meeting on help for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country. A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu, said...

Commission To Deploy 8,700 Troops To Combat Boko Haram

4 years ago /
Security 

Member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission are to deploy 8,700 troops to stem the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the region. Director of Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, said in statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday that the decision arose from a Meeting of Chiefs of Defence Staff...

Buhari: FG Will No Longer Tolerate Illegal Mining

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Environment 

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that the Federal Government will no longer tolerate illegal mining and other improper activities that have inhibited the growth of Nigeria’s solid mineral sector. President Buhari issued the warning after a briefing from top officials of the ministry of mines and steel development. The president who noted...

Boko Haram: Buhari Orders Release Of N4 bn To MNJTF

4 years ago /
Security 

The Nigerian government is to release within the next one week, the sum of $21 million to the Multinational Joint Task Force as first tranche of the $100 million pledged for the prosecution of the war against Boko Haram. President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this at the peace and security meeting of...

Female Bombers Plan To Detonate Explosives At Polling Stations - FG

4 years ago /
Security 

The federal government on Thursday revealed plans by female suicide bombers to hijack voter cards of female electorate, so as to access polling stations to detonate explosives. The Coordinator of the National Information Centre (NIC) and Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri, disclosed this at the centre...

 

Nigeria's Territorial Integrity Intact - DHQ

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Defence Headquarters has assured that Nigeria’s territorial integrity had in no way been compromised by the cooperation with countries making up Lake Chad Basin Commission against Boko Haram terrorists. This assurance is contained in a statement posted on the Defence Headquarter’s website accessed in Abuja on Tuesday. The statement said: The...

UN Security Council Condemns Continued Attacks By Boko Haram

4 years ago /
Security 

UN Security Council has condemned the continued escalation of attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists, including the Sunday attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The 15-Member body, in a statement issued on Tuesday in New York, also condemned the increasing attacks in the Lake Chad Basin region, against the Chadian army deployed to...

Military Captures Armoured Vehicles, Artillery Guns In Overnight Battle With Terrorists

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Military on Sunday said that it had captured armoured vehicles, artillery guns, ammunitions and many vehicles in overnight battle with terrorists in Borno. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Maj-.Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information. The statement said that the terrorists, who in their disarray strayed...

Ki-moon Supports Regional Troops Against Boko Haram

4 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The U.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has expressed support for the establishment of a Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to fight Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s North-East region. Ban made the expression while addressing newsmen on Saturday, on the sidelines of ongoing African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government in...

Insurgency: International Community Agree With Nigeria On The Multinational Task Force Initiative

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday in Lagos said Nigeria was pleased with the international community’s agreement with it on the multinational task force initiative in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency. This is contained in a statement in Abuja by Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. "We...