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Nigerians have lost confidence in Buhari and he can’t reverse that loss – UK Parliament paper

A briefing paper prepared for the UK’s House of Commons has highlighted the failures of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, commenting on the state of the country’s security, economy and the president’s health. A summary is reproduced below. This briefing reviews the current political and economic situation in Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari. Jump to full report >> Buhari is approaching …

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Human Rights Watch slams Buhari’s dictatorial tendencies

Nigeria: Disturbing Intolerance of Dissent Violent Crackdown on Protesters Mars Security Reform Efforts Growing concerns about intolerance of dissent and a heavy-handed response to protests dominated Nigeria’s human rights landscape in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2017. Government rhetoric about security sector reform and improving accountability for rights abuses has yet to translate into …

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Nigeria: Officials abusing displaced women, girls – Human Rights Watch

Displaced by Boko Haram and victims twice over Government officials and other authorities in Nigeria have raped and sexually exploited women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram. The government is not doing enough to protect displaced women and girls and ensure that they have access to basic rights and services or to sanction the abusers, who include …

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Buhari insists his wife belongs in the kitchen

President Muhammadu Buhari caused a huge uproar when he made astonishing remarks that many considered sexist about his wife in the presence of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. Buhari said in response to comments his wife, Aisha, had made about his leadership, that she “belonged in my kitchen”. Many of the president’s apologists were quick to claim that he was …

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Nigeria: Crackdown on journalists and assault on protests

The continuing spate of arrests and detentions of journalists and bloggers amid the security forces’ violent disruption of peaceful protests underscores how the Nigerian government appears determined to crush dissent and suffocate freedom of expression, said Amnesty International today. The organization is calling for the authorities to ensure the rights of Nigerians to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of …

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British MPs debate the missing Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria

British MPs took part in a debate today scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee on the missing Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria. A background briefing paper for MPs before the debate stated: “In April 2014, 276 school girls were abducted from a secondary school in the town of Chibok, north-eastern Nigeria, by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Their kidnapping led …

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Buhari shows dictatorial tendencies in CNN interview

President Muhammadu Buhari was talking anti-corruption this evening with Christiane Amanpour on CNN. He said most of the people that allegedly pocketed $2.1bn that was meant for fighting Boko Haram were now “behind bars”. As an afterthought, he added the government was still preparing documents “so that we can secure a successful prosecution”. Watch the interview below: Buhari seemed to …

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