Author: Olumide Adejumo

Lassa fever: Controlling the scourge of epidemic outbreak.

The recurring outbreak of the Lassa fever has become worrisome and life threatening in the region of West Africa, especially in Nigeria where more than 130 people have lost their lives to the deadly disease according to the Centre for Disease Control an Prevention (CDC). Lassa fever is a hemorrhagic

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Nigeria-Biafra Civil War: Fifty Years Later

When the Nigeria-Biafra civil war of 1967 broke out, many citizens of the newly independent Nigeria didn’t see it coming. Just a few years before, there had been massive celebration on the attainment of independence Great Britain. The events of October 1st 1960 were supposed to put the destiny of

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Nigerian Election And Its Associated Violence

The just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections that took place on February 23rd have come and gone, but the disaster left behind cannot be forgotten in a hurry. In its wake, there were reports of clashes between the security operatives and overzealous party supporters. The issues of election violence

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Boko Haram: UN Aid Workers Lose Their Lives To Insurgency

On 1 March, the Boko Haram terrorist group launched another attack on a military base and an internally displaced people’s camp. Four UN aid workers were killed, one was injured, and another is reported missing. The attack took place in the town of Rann in the Kala Balge Local Government

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The Implications Of Climate Change On Peace And Security In Nigeria

Climate change is currently posing an unprecedented challenge to the international system. Undoubtedly, the experience of many people across the world, especially in the hurricane-stricken countries of Africa and the United States can contest the devastation caused by these extreme weather patterns intensified by climate change. This year alone, countless

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Illegal Arms And An Already Tense Atmosphere

Although the Nigerian government is vigilantly striving to find a lasting solution to the problems posed by an insurgency in the country (especially in the north-east), more problems continue to arise. On September 11th, officers of the Nigeria Customs Service intercepted a consignment of 1100 pump action rifles, loaded in

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Domestic Violence Against Women In Nigeria

Domestic violence against women is the act of abusing women either physically, sexually, mentally or emotionally. It is a serious crime that has left many women either permanently incapacitated or dead. In Nigeria, likewise many African countries, this has been a reoccurring menace, which is widespread despite laws enacted against

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Outbreak Of Meningitis In Nigeria

An increase in the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis has claimed the lives of more than 700 people in Nigeria, mostly children between the age of 5 and 14. The outbreak began in November 2016 and has since spread to 19 of Nigeria’s 36 states. The northern part of the country

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Regional Forces Free Over 5000 Boko Haram Captives

As many as 5,000 people, mostly women, children, and the elderly, were rescued from the hands of Boko Haram terrorist last week, March 15, 2017. This is a result of a week-long crackdown on the hideout of the terrorists by the Regional Forces, which is a combined military effort of

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