Biafra separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu reappears

Biafra separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu reappears

Nnamdi Kanu — the leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement — has mysteriously reappeared after around 13 months of absence. He disappeared after the army and security services invaded his family home as part of the government’s alleged...
Boko Haram’s ISWAP faction becomes more extreme

Boko Haram’s ISWAP faction becomes more extreme

The 14 September announcement of the execution of a 25 year old female ICRC midwife, Saifura Ahmed, marks the emergence of a more extremist faction of Boko Haram. She had been kidnapped on 1 March at Rann — in Bornu State’s Kala Balge Local Government Area (LGA) — by...
A week of defections from the APC

A week of defections from the APC

After the failure of efforts to stop the long anticipated defections (Nigeria Politics & Security – 23.07.18) from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to opposition parties, such desertions finally came to fruition, but not without drama and some intrigue....
The debt service picture

The debt service picture

In its most recent Article IV report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised the possibility of a debt servicing nightmare for Nigeria over the next six years. The report suggested that domestic and external debt service costs could exceed 100% of revenues by...