Category Archives: Geopolitics

Game changers in the North Eastern Nigerian Security Situation

As we draw to the end of 2018 and the 9th year of the Boko Haram insurgency, a review of certain issues seems pertinent. SITUATION ENEMY FORCES One of the key assumptions in my review of Boko Harams 2018 rainy season … Continue reading

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How to create an Insurgency (3): Nigeria’s Shia Problem- Of Mosquitoes and Testicles

In addition to Boko Haram, bandits in the North west and North centre, Kidnap for ransom, armed robbery, Bakassi, Niger Delta, IPOB, herdsmen/ farmers, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, reignite it’s bloody conflict with the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), … Continue reading

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The British Are Coming: Britain and African Defence and Security, Post Brexit

As the British Prime Minister concludes her visit to Africa it is pertinent to analyse what  transpired in terms of UK/ African relations and the defence and security implications in light of Brexit and Africa’s needs and wants. The Visit … Continue reading

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Defence and Security in an Election Year: Nigeria’s Security Environment

With less than a year to go before Nigeria’s general elections, it is pertinent to think about the defence and security issues that should be troubling the Federations leadership. As the most populous African nation and the continents biggest economy … Continue reading

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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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