Category Archives: Geopolitics

Geopolitics in the time of Novichok: Russian Influence Operations against Britain

The attempted murder of an exchanged Russian former agent in Wiltshire using a nerve agent particular to Russia, is one of the most dramatic recent provocations from the Russian Federation, which gives a clear indication of Russia’s Strategic intent. The … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 30 December 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 24 December Gunmen attacked KAMALE Village, MICHIKA LGA, ADAMAWA State around 11.00pm killing 4 people and wounding several others. Citizens fled into the mountains 25 December Gunmen mounted in pick up trucks … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 30 December 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 24 December Gunmen attacked KAMALE Village, MICHIKA LGA, ADAMAWA State around 11.00pm killing 4 people and wounding several others. Citizens fled into the mountains 25 December Gunmen mounted in pick up trucks … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 23 December 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 20 December NAF ISR platforms identified suspected enemy activities in the vicinity of TUMBUN RAGO,  North BORNO State bordering Lake CHAD, suspected to be housing elements of the AL BARNAWI Boko Haram … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 12 August 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 06 August Elements of 28 TF Bde ambushed suspected enemy forces in the vicinity of KAFIN HAUSA, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State killing 1 enemy and capturing 1 x AK 47 and magazine … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Nigeria: The 10 Original Sins

Recently I was asked to explain the dysfunction in Nigeria, my answer referenced Chinua Achebe’s 1983 book, ‘The Trouble with Nigeria’ in which he stated that ‘The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership’. This analysis is … Continue reading

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The Kaduna Declaration and IPOB: Igbos in the middle

On May 30th 2017, the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Biafra from the former Eastern Region, neo Biafran groups IPOB and a faction of MASSOB ordered their supporters to sit at home for what they termed … Continue reading

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