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2015 AND THE DOOMSDAY SCENARIO

2015 AND THE DOOMSDAY SCENARIO

Before the end of President Olusegun Obasanjo’s rule in 2007, a report by some United States military analyst based on periodic scenarios, had predicted that Nigeria will collapse in 2015. Many Nigerians laughed over the report, others simply ignored it, while others saw it as just mere Western mischief propelled by capitalist interest. Though it wasn’t affiliated with the official stand of the US government, it was seen to be by many Nigerians. More…

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Added by Bulus Nom Audu on August 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Nigeria’s Intelligence Agencies and the imperatives of Popular Support in Counter-Terrorism

Nigeria’s Intelligence Agencies and the imperatives of Popular Support in Counter-Terrorism

            For students of military history, understanding guerrilla warfare, terrorism, and insurgency over the years have been key to governments all over the world drafting out effective counter-insurgent and anti-terrorism measures as part of government response. In Nigeria, The Boko Haram dilemma has not only continued to take its toll (psychologically, physically, economically…

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Added by Bulus Nom Audu on February 18, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Terrorism: Averting a Sectarian Crisis in Nigeria

TERRORISM: AVERTING A SECTARIAN CRISIS IN NIGERIA

Terrorism is nothing new to most Nigerians today. Most troubling is the continued spate of bombings in parts of the country despite attempts made to curtail them. The recent UN House bombing in Abuja is just another pointer that terrorism in Nigeria has evolved from being spontaneous to being highly coordinated. President Goodluck Jonathan has met a monstrous problem he didn’t create (and so must be giving all the necessary…

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Added by Bulus Nom Audu on September 26, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

THE UN HOUSE BOMBING AND NIGERIA’S FAILURE AT HISTORY

The United Nations, an organization of nations that was formed in 1945 to promote peace, security, and international cooperation has despite constant challenges remained neutral in the conduct of state relations. The neutrality of the body has been made possible because the nature of its charter ensures the representation of people from all socio, political and economic backgrounds; class, ethnic, religious etc. Either way, an attack on the United Nations in any…

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Added by Bulus Nom Audu on September 13, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments

Unemployment and under-employment as threats to Nigeria’s National Security

Unemployment and under-employment as threats to Nigeria’s National Security

Robert McNamara  a former United States Secretary of Defence was once quoted as saying  ‘’Any society that seeks to achieve adequate military security against the background of acute food shortages, population explosion, low level of productivity and per capital income, low technological development, inadequate and sufficient public utilities and chronic problem of unemployment, has a false sense of…

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Added by Bulus Nom Audu on July 19, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments

National Security, Diplomacy, and the Boko Haram Dilemma in Northern Nigeria

National Security, Diplomacy and the Boko Haram Dilemma in Northern Nigeria

Most Third World countries such as Nigeria have largely seen National Security from a militaristic/strategic angle particularly as it pertains to defending a country’s independence and sovereignty. But ironically too as a writer puts it ‘’the failure to resolve their social, economic and political problems is the one single factor that has led to their…

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Added by Bulus Nom Audu on July 4, 2011 at 10:46pm — 1 Comment

Terrorism, Politics and Counter-insurgency in Northern Nigeria

           Terrorism, politics and counter-insurgency in Northern Nigeria

Terrorism is largely viewed to mean the threat or use of physical coercion, primarily against non combatants especially civilians, to create fear in order to achieve various political objectives. Be it by individuals, groups, or States, definitions of the term will continue to be controversial and ambiguous. Nevertheless, Since World War Two, guerrilla warfare (highly mobile hit-and-run attacks by lightly…

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Added by Bulus Nom Audu on June 13, 2011 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and the ECOMOG experience

                     Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and the ECOMOG experience

The saying goes that “physical force has solved more conflicts than any other single factor in human history’’. This is often the case whereby diplomacy has seized to be an option in achieving the required result. The ongoing crisis in Cote d’Ivoire is a growing cause of concern not just because of the decision of the incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo to hold on to power against the wishes of the…

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Added by Bulus Nom Audu on January 15, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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