News - Lake Chad Basin

Statement By President Jonathan Regarding Meeting With U.S. Secretary Of State John F. Kerry

4 years ago /
Nation 

It was a pleasure to welcome Secretary John Kerry to Nigeria. We had a candid and constructive discussion about a broad range of issues. Nigeria is a vibrant democracy and the largest trading partner of the United States in Africa, with more than $18 billion in bilateral trade. Our countries and...

UN Security Council Strongly Condemns Escalating Boko Haram Attacks, Warns Of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

4 years ago /
Nation 

The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the recent escalation in attacks conducted by Boko Haram, and expressed its deep concern that the activities of the extremist group, including a spate of shocking suicide bombings across northern Nigeria, are undermining peace and stability in the West...

Withdrawal Of Troops By Niger Threatens Multinational Joint Task force

4 years ago /
Nation 

With the announcement of the Niger Republic government that its troops may not return to Baga, a town in Borno State which is presently under the control of the dreaded Boko Haram, the collapse of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has become imminent. Established in 1998, the MNJTF was to...

 

Terrorism: Lake Chad Member Countries To Send Draft Resolution To UN, AU

4 years ago /
Security 

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has said that appropriate authorities within member countries will send a draft resolution to the UN and the AU to give legal backing for their armed forces to work together. The Executive Secretary of the commission, Mr Sanusi Abdullahi, said this on Wednesday in Abuja...

 

Ministry To Build Capacity For Sustainable River Basin Management

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Ministry of Water Resources said in Abuja on Wednesday that it would continue to to create awareness and build capacity to ensure sustainable river basin management. The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Ochekpe, said this in goodwill message to the opening of two-day regional sensitisation workshop on "Trans-boundary Water...

 

Nigeria, Cameroon Hold Bi-Lateral Talk Over Boko Haram

5 years ago /

Nigeria and Cameroon will be having a meeting today the 15th of October,2014 at the Defence Headquarters, this meeting is to combat the terrorism in West-Africa sub-region. Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the spokesman of Defence Headquarters, said the meeting, which would be for duration of three-days, would take place at the Nigerian...

Nigerian Army Reclaim Michika, Kill 100 Boko Haram

5 years ago /
Security 

A fierce battle is ongoing between Boko Haram insurgents and Nigerian troops who have been intensifying efforts to reclaim territories captured by the insurgents in northern Adamawa. Reports indicate that about 100 insurgents have been killed in the latest offensive as Nigerian troops forced the terrorists out of Michika town which...

President Jonathan Heads to Niamey Over Boko Haram Issues

5 years ago /
Security 

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Tuesday undertake a one-day official visit to Niamey, capital of Niger Republic, to participate in an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission. In a statement, the Presidential Spokesperson, Rueben Abati, said President Jonathan and other participating Heads of State and Government are expected to review...

Lake Chad Basin Commission To Partner In War Against Insurgency

5 years ago /
Security 

Participating countries in last weekend’s Paris Summit for Security in Nigeria have agreed to strengthen the fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group with five battalions of troops to patrol the border areas in line with the resolution of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.  


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