Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Repairs take time

In spite of the new president's calls to stop terrorism and defeat Boko Haram, the violence in Nigeria continues. It will take some time to reform the corruption-crippled army and police and make them effective "tools" in the war on terrorism.

Buhari Calls for Faster Deployment of Regional Force
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a faster deployment of the regional force to fight Boko Haram militants who have multiplied attacks on civilians in north eastern Nigeria. More than 200 people died during the latest wave of Boko Haram attacks late last week…

Twin Bomb Blasts Kill Dozens in Central Nigeria
Twin bomb attacks have hit a crowded mosque and a restaurant in the central Nigerian city of Jos, killing dozens, according to officials…

Boko Haram's 'Female Suicide Bombers' Kill Scores in Nigeria
At least 55 people have been killed in an attack by suicide bombers in a Nigerian village near Maiduguri. According to local residents, the bombers were women who had exploded themselves in the midst of fleeing people…

Buhari Pledges Thorough Probe of Political Assassinations, Kidnappings in Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured Nigerians that his administration would ensure that all cases of political assassinations, intimidation and kidnappings in the country are thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators speedily brought to justice, irrespective of their political affiliations…

Boko Haram Steps Up Attacks, Hollande Seeks New Summit
As Boko Haram steps up its guerilla warfare in the North-east, French President Francois Hollande has offered to organise a new summit of nations fighting the terror group…

President Condemns Latest Boko Haram Attacks
After a week in which Islamist terror group killed more than 150 people, pressure is growing on President Buhari to tackle the militants head on, as he promised at his inauguration…

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