Nigerian Government Presents Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism to Members of the Public

From left: The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Mohammed Monguno (Retired), Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and representative of Chief of Defence Staff, Major General  A Mohammed at the Public Presentation of Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Abuja on Tuesday.   The Nigerian…

President Muhammadu Buhari launches Nigeria’s Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday launched the Nigeria’s Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism at the Council Chambers, of the State House in Abuja, reaffirming Government’s commitment in addressing all the root causes of violent extremism in the country. While speaking during the launch of the new policy document, the…

Press Release on the Capacity-building Workshop on Dealing with Non-State Armed Groups, 24th-26th October 2017, Chelsea Hotel, Abuja

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, in collaboration with the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), and the Embassy of Switzerland in Nigeria, convened a three-day Workshop aimed at building the capacity of relevant Nigerian government officials on how to deal with non-state armed groups (NSAG-s), at the Chelsea Hotel, Abuja from 24th-26th October 2017.…

Violent Extremism: An Impediment to Make Democracy Work – Obasanjo

Former Nigeria President Olusegun Obasanjo has described violent extremism as one of the impediments that could prevent democracy from working. The former President stated this while speaking at the two-day workshop organised by Club De Madrid (CdM) in collaboration with the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) and supported by European Union (UE), with…

ONSA Trains Government Strategic Communication Liaison Officers

As part of measures to build capacity of Strategic Communication Liaison Officers across Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and selected Journalists under the Strategic Communication Inter-Agency Policy and Coordination Committee (SC/IPC), the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in collaboration with Nigeria Reconciliation and Stability Programme (NSRP), organised    a Two-Day Capacity Building Workshop…

Federal Government calls for inclusive collaborations among stakeholders to tackle Violent Extremism

The Federal Government has appealed for inclusive collaboration among various Security and Response Agencies, as well as Civil Society Organisations (NGOs) in Nigeria to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism and terrorism by leveraging on Information Communication Technology (ICT). The Coordinator, Counter Terrorism Centre (CCTC) Commodore YEM Musa made this appeal recently in Abuja while giving…

FG Showcases Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism at a Side Event of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly

The Federal Government has showcased Nigeria’s Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism at a Side Event hosted by the Global Solutions Exchange (GSX) during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York last month. Speaking at the event, the Coordinator Counter Terrorism Centre, Commodore YEM Musa said President…

FG establishes structure for implementing counter-terrorism strategy

The fight against terrorism at the weekend recorded a major feat as the federal government formally established a multi-layer communication structure in Lagos State for implementing National Counter-Terrorism Strategy. With the formal structure established for implementing the counterterrorism strategy, the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, noted that no state of the federation could operate in…

Buhari approves review of counter-terrorism strategy

The Federal Government on Tuesday took stock of its war against terrorism, especially since the inception of President Muhammadu Buhari, and effected changes in its counter-terrorism strategy. In doing this, the Presidency attributed the popularity that the terrorist sect seemed to enjoy during the immediate past administration on embezzlement perpetrated by those who stole funds…