A meeting on the current trends in Nigeria’s conflict regions and the challenge of humanitarian response

A meeting on the current trends in Nigeria’s conflict regions and the challenge of humanitarian response

The coronavirus pandemic has not only forced states to shut down economically, unfortunately, it has also forced humanitarian responses around the world to come to a grinding halt. With Boko Haram (BH) campaigns still very much alive – tragically claiming over 70 people recently in Gubio (Borno State) – Shekau’s new call to bandits in the North West of Nigeria, asking them to join his cause, provides a worrying perspective to the decades-old insurgency. Lately, particularly since January, Nigeria has witnessed a spike in the level of insecurity. There has been a significant rise in banditry, kidnapping and farmer-herder clashes defining the BH insurgency as a resilient force despite the efforts of the Nigerian military. Indeed, the insecurity across the north has forced the Nigeria Police to withdraw in some areas for the military to take over. Read More

CORRUPTION: Whistle-blowers face gruelling ordeal in NBET

CORRUPTION: Whistle-blowers face gruelling ordeal in NBET

The travails of Messrs Abdullahi Sambo and Waziri Bintube at Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) began in June 2017 after the former wrote to the Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing challenging his redeployment in the company. Sambo maintains that his redeployment and subsequent predicament at NBET is not unconnected with his whistle-blowing on the MD/CEO of NBET, Dr Marilyn Amobi, whom he accuses of mismanagement and misappropriation of funds. Mr Bintube, who is an official in the finance department, co-authored the petition against the MD.

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