Lake Chad Basin
UN peacekeeping chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, says fighting terrorism remains the biggest challenge in the Africa’s Lake Chad Basin as lives are lost daily to terrorist attacks. Lacroix told the UN Security Council on Friday that the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region remained highly volatile, highlighting a rising tide of extremist violence as a…
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has charged troops to be alert and vigilant while discharging their duties.
31 May 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ambassador Babagana Kingibe as his special envoy with cabinet rank status, to Chad and the Lake Chad Basin Region. According to a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, the appointment of a special envoy by the President is…
27 May 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, hosted Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Mohammed Younis Menfi in Abuja, where he stressed that a stable or unstable Libya has implications for countries in the Lake Chad Basin, including Nigeria.
24 Apr 2021
Security expert, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has urged the Nigerian military to urgently create a firewall in the Northeast to prevent incursion into Nigeria by the various militia groups fighting for control of the Central African nation of Chad.
6 Jan 2021
It was a portentous statement when the Commander in Chief commented that 1400km stretch, Niger Republic – Nigeria boarder, is in the hands of God.
10 Nov 2020
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is set to commence oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin of Borno State.
16 Mar 2020
The Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, has constituted a committee on the processing and sale of fish in the Lake Chad Basin following a clearance from the Chief of Army Staff
15 Mar 2020
The Commandant of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, has disclosed that 140 NDA cadets would ‘interact and learn’ from Operation Lafiya Dole Commanders on the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in Northeast.
9 Mar 2020
The governors of the Northeast states have ordered their attorneys general to liaise with security agencies to enhance protection of lives and property in region.
18 Jan 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met at a closed door meeting with the heads of the nation’s security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
1 Dec 2019
The Defence Headquarters has dismissed the alleged recruitment of de-redicalised Boko Haram ex-fighters into the Nigerians military. The Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.