Nigeria Security Notification: oil companies may be required to relocate to Niger Delta: security implications

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Analysis: Nigeria stability check

While Nigeria’s President has left Abuja for London to take care of his health, his Vice President has been in charge. What is happening in Nigeria these days? For the period of 20 to 26 February 2017, Nigeria witnessed 63 critical incidents, resulting in 57...

Nigeria latest instability review: Week ending Sunday, Feb 12, 2017

For the period of 6-12 February 2017, there were 52 critical incidents recorded in Nigeria, resulting in 32 deaths and 67 arrests. In brief: ¨ On the political front, we continue to note the absence of President Buhari, who is officially reported to be in London for...

Nigeria’s multiple flashpoints

For the period of 9 to 15 January 2017, there were 45 critical incidents in Nigeria, resulting in 272 deaths and 994 arrests. The Labor, Human & Social category absorbed 26.67% of the total incident pool of the week, followed by Criminality with 17.78%. The...

China to strengthen economic presence in Africa, seeks to widen political influence

Last month, China flexed its muscles against Nigeria when the West African country agreed to upgrade the second-tier Taiwanese diplomatic mission based in Abuja to full embassy status.  Beijing did not like the move and has been threatening Nigeria to block any...

Nigeria: The destruction of oil pipelines: A November to remember

The state of security tied to oil infrastructure in Niger Delta continues to worsen amid growing attacks on oil pipelines. Although many of the demands and grievances of the militants engaged in pipeline sabotage are legitimate, their actions are having severe adverse...

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