Army in ‘final push’ to dislodge Boko Haram in Lake Chad
The Nigerian Army says it has lunched a new operation to ‘totally flush out’ the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad region. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai, told a news conference in Maiduguri that Operation Last Hold had an August 31, 2018 date to dislodge the terrorists. Represented by…
Government urge collaboration to tackle Boko Haram menace in Lake Chad
Governors from the countries in the Lake Chad Basin have called for concerted effort to address the Boko Haram insurgency in the region. In a communiqué yesterday at the end of the meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Governor’s Forum for Regional Cooperation on Stabilisation, Peace building and Sustainable Development in Maiduguri, Borno State, the…
Buhari seeks global support to revitalise Lake Chad, experts disagree on funding
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the global community to urgently support effort to save Lake Chad from drying up.He lamented that the lake that used to provide livelihood for over 45 million people living in the basin is gradually going into extinction leading to increased migration and insecurity in the region.
The world would pay dearly if Lake Chad goes into extinction, President warns
President Buhari has warned that the world would pay deadly if Lake Chad is allowed to go into extinction.
Why Lake Chad requires urgent attention
The shrinking of Lake Chad, which provides food for over 40 million people in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad and the disappearing natural resources in the lake has become a global calamity and therefore require urgent attention or else the cascading effects will worsen.
To recharge Lake Chad
The report that the Federal Government of Nigeria is considering cheaper options to recharge the drying Lake Chad raises questions about what alternatives are there for lake/wetland recharge that can practically be applied to the Lake. The Lake is situated in a dry arid environment that is drought-prone and that is the critical factor that…
FG, states spend $6.4bn on intervention in North-east in two years
Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning said on Thursday that the Federal Government and the six North-east States spent 6.4billion dollars on interventions in North-east between 2016 and 2017.
War against Boko Haram in Lake Chad over, says Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai has declared that the war against Boko Haram insurgency is over. According to him, what is left for the troops to do is stabilize areas that have serious security challenges and prepare to crush any such insurrection in the future. Buratai made the declaration at the weekend…
Army plans offensive on Boko Haram base in Lake Chad
The Nigerian Army is to launch an attack on a remote Island in Lake Chad currently being used by Boko Haram insurgents as new operational base.