Has Nigeria “technically defeated” Boko Haram?

Has Nigeria “technically defeated” Boko Haram?

President Muhammadu Buhari announced that Nigeria has “technically won the war” against the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, reported the BBC. “Boko Haram, as an organized fighting force, we have dealt with them. Boko Haram cannot now march their forces and attack towns or attack military installations. Technically, we’ve won…

Nigerian Air Force refresh air campaign against Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have re-started their air-strike campaign against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. A statement released by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Dele Alonge, stated that the strike missions, which were carried out by F-7NI and Alpha Jet fighter aircraft,…

Blast kills at least 47 in northern Nigeria

An explosion has killed at least 47 people in a crowded market in Borno state, northern Nigeria, officials said. A military source told Reuters news agency that as many as 52 people are believed to have been injured in the attack. BBC sources said that the explosion hit Jebo livestock…

Buhari appoints anti-corruption committee

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed a committee of seven to advise him on how to best tackle corruption in the country as well as reform the legal system. The Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption has mostly been made up of academics. Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman, said “the…

Buhari accuses U.S. of indirectly supporting Boko Haram

On Wednesday July 22 Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, accused the United States government of indirectly supporting Boko Haram in a speech addressing the United States Institute for Peace (USIP). Buhari accused the U.S. of “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram due to the fact that the U.S. denied weapons support for…

Buhari meets Obama

Monday July 20, 2015, United States President Barack Obama met with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari at the White House. Obama stated that the two of them planned to discuss furthering cooperation between their states on counter measures against the extremist group Boko Haram, amongst other issues. Garba Sheju, the senior…

Advisors tell Buhari to overhaul Nigerian oil sector

In an exclusive, Reuters reported that a Nigerian reform proposal document shows that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s advisors have suggested that he totally overhaul the root and branch of Africa’s largest oil industry and increase borrowing to aid in paying off the $20 billion in outstanding government debts. This recommendation came…