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NDA Opens New Research Centre For Early Warning Studies

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has opened a new facility for early warning research, aiming to generate a strong database on threats to national security.

The Center was established in cooperation with the University of Ibadan, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The center was officially opened as part of events for the Academy’s yearly International Conference at the former NDA location in Kaduna.

“Defence, Security and Sustainable Development in Africa: Challenges and Responses” is the conference’s theme.

Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf, the Commandant of NDA, stated that the Center would assist in warning pertinent stakeholders about potential dangers and assisting them in taking appropriate action.

He said that it would be gathering information on the reasons for the occurrences of crime, terrorism, and insurgency across Nigeria.

By supplying information that will inform national policy and strategy, Yusuf claims that it would improve the nation’s intelligence and security architecture.

To serve the southern and northern regions of Nigeria, the Center would have two major research hubs, one at the University of Ibadan and the other at the NDA.

The commandant stated that “very soon,” the NDA center would “reach out to sister colleges, experts, and other stakeholders in the North to contribute to the center’s work.”

The conference’s chairman, Prof. Munzali Jibril, had earlier stated that the goal of the conference was to continue the Academy’s longstanding legacy of positive participation on issues of defense and security in Africa.

The dynamics and connections between defense, security, and sustainable development in Africa, he said, with a focus on issues and solutions at the unilateral, bilateral, and multilateral levels.

Jibril also stated that 118 appropriate abstracts from 129 academics and practitioners had been processed out of the conference’s more than 130 submissions.

He claimed that these papers will be presented in 15 panels that would be presided over by eminent professors from renowned institutions all around the nation.

In his keynote address, Prof. Abiodun Alao of King’s College London’s Centre for African Leadership noted that most nations that produce solid resources like diamonds have had issues with defense and security.

He said that this was the case, since it was connected to smuggling and money laundering.

He claimed that even in the exploration of crude oil, problems frequently arose regarding profitability, environmental effects, global politics, importance to the economy, and balancing ethnopolitical and socioeconomic considerations.

Alao said, citing several such disputes in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, “Fishing conflicts have been more complex in regions where oil politics intermingle with fishing.”

The destruction of fishing chances is one of the main grievances of the populace in many riverine towns in Nigeria’s oil-producing communities.

“One conflict that is sometimes overlooked in this category is the one on the Bakassi Peninsula, where the disputes over fishing have been merged under the wider disagreement surrounding the ownership of the oil-rich territory,” he said.

He bemoaned the likelihood that water resources will turn into a major source of conflict in the coming years given the economic misery that many rural communities across the continent were currently experiencing.

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Local fishermen are likely to oppose the established dominance of internal fishing enterprises, and unintended trespassing will continue to harm ties between nations when local fishermen are unaware of the limitations of international borders.

However, as nations on the continent continue to prepare for the numerous ramifications of these, the affairs of states in the politics around dam constructions are equally crucial.

Also, however, asserted that Nigeria had sufficient resources to meet population demands and promote sustainable development.

“The lack of systems to ensure fair and equitable distribution is the reason why the continent has not been able to maximize the opportunities from these endowments.

And several outside forces have emerged to take advantage of these flaws, he continued.

He asserts that Africa’s greatest natural resource and advantage is its people, who have proven resilient in the face of overwhelming challenges.

The greatest advantage for the continent, according to him, would come from investing in its people, which would also stop the violence cycle that has drawn attention from around the world to Africa.

The First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, and Yusuf, the NDA Commandant, received honorary fellowships from the Society of Peace Studies and Practice at the event, according to NAN.

450 NDA postgraduate cadets, including those in their final year, received associate membership in the Society.

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The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has opened a new facility for early warning research, aiming to generate a strong database on threats to national security.

The Center was established in cooperation with the University of Ibadan, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The center was officially opened as part of events for the Academy’s yearly International Conference at the former NDA location in Kaduna.

“Defence, Security and Sustainable Development in Africa: Challenges and Responses” is the conference’s theme.

Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf, the Commandant of NDA, stated that the Center would assist in warning pertinent stakeholders about potential dangers and assisting them in taking appropriate action.

He said that it would be gathering information on the reasons for the occurrences of crime, terrorism, and insurgency across Nigeria.

By supplying information that will inform national policy and strategy, Yusuf claims that it would improve the nation’s intelligence and security architecture.

To serve the southern and northern regions of Nigeria, the Center would have two major research hubs, one at the University of Ibadan and the other at the NDA.

The commandant stated that “very soon,” the NDA center would “reach out to sister colleges, experts, and other stakeholders in the North to contribute to the center’s work.”

The conference’s chairman, Prof. Munzali Jibril, had earlier stated that the goal of the conference was to continue the Academy’s longstanding legacy of positive participation on issues of defense and security in Africa.

The dynamics and connections between defense, security, and sustainable development in Africa, he said, with a focus on issues and solutions at the unilateral, bilateral, and multilateral levels.

Jibril also stated that 118 appropriate abstracts from 129 academics and practitioners had been processed out of the conference’s more than 130 submissions.

He claimed that these papers will be presented in 15 panels that would be presided over by eminent professors from renowned institutions all around the nation.

In his keynote address, Prof. Abiodun Alao of King’s College London’s Centre for African Leadership noted that most nations that produce solid resources like diamonds have had issues with defense and security.

He said that this was the case, since it was connected to smuggling and money laundering.

He claimed that even in the exploration of crude oil, problems frequently arose regarding profitability, environmental effects, global politics, importance to the economy, and balancing ethnopolitical and socioeconomic considerations.

Alao said, citing several such disputes in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, “Fishing conflicts have been more complex in regions where oil politics intermingle with fishing.”

The destruction of fishing chances is one of the main grievances of the populace in many riverine towns in Nigeria’s oil-producing communities.

“One conflict that is sometimes overlooked in this category is the one on the Bakassi Peninsula, where the disputes over fishing have been merged under the wider disagreement surrounding the ownership of the oil-rich territory,” he said.

He bemoaned the likelihood that water resources will turn into a major source of conflict in the coming years given the economic misery that many rural communities across the continent were currently experiencing.

READ MORE: EFCC Raids Bureau De Change Firms Over Plunging Naira

Local fishermen are likely to oppose the established dominance of internal fishing enterprises, and unintended trespassing will continue to harm ties between nations when local fishermen are unaware of the limitations of international borders.

However, as nations on the continent continue to prepare for the numerous ramifications of these, the affairs of states in the politics around dam constructions are equally crucial.

Also, however, asserted that Nigeria had sufficient resources to meet population demands and promote sustainable development.

“The lack of systems to ensure fair and equitable distribution is the reason why the continent has not been able to maximize the opportunities from these endowments.

And several outside forces have emerged to take advantage of these flaws, he continued.

He asserts that Africa’s greatest natural resource and advantage is its people, who have proven resilient in the face of overwhelming challenges.

The greatest advantage for the continent, according to him, would come from investing in its people, which would also stop the violence cycle that has drawn attention from around the world to Africa.

The First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, and Yusuf, the NDA Commandant, received honorary fellowships from the Society of Peace Studies and Practice at the event, according to NAN.

450 NDA postgraduate cadets, including those in their final year, received associate membership in the Society.

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