GCTF: Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group holds Expert Review Meeting On the Collection, Use and Sharing of Evidence– Abuja- 5-6 June 2018.

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has ensured the successful hosting of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF)- Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group, Review Meeting on the Collection, Use and Sharing of Evidence for the purpose of Criminal Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects, slated…

Nigeria Reaffirms Commitment to a Strategic Approach that Adheres to International Norms in Countering Violent Extremism

 2ndLR President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, flanked left and right by Sec-Gen of the Commonwealth, Amb. George Oguntade, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, and National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno Outside Lancaster House London, at CHOGM 2018.   The 25thCommonwealth Heads of Government meeting, with the theme “Towards a Common Future” was held in London,…

Preventing Chemical Abuse: Experts Seek Regulation of Chemical Sales and Movement

Participants in a group photograph at the National Chemical Security Training Conference held in Abuja.    As part of measures to combat chemical abuse, the Federal Government through the Office of the National Security Adviser has issued a communique where it was said that operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the National…

National Security Adviser Urges Ministries Departments and Agencies to Establish National Counter Terrorism Strategy Desks

Coordinator, Counter Terrorism Centre (CCTC), Commodore YEM Musa addressing participants at the recently held NACTEST Secure Pillar quarterly meeting and training workshop held in Abuja.   As part of measures to intensify effort in the fight against terrorism through the Whole-of-Society Approach, the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in partnership with the Nigerian…

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…