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Who will protect Nigeria’s northern Christians?

Every week, there are more massacres, but nobody seems to mind — not even their own government Another day in northern Nigeria, another Christian village reeling from an attack by the Muslim Fulani herdsmen who used to be their neighbours — and who are now cleansing them from the area. The locals daren’t collect the freshest bodies. Some who tried …

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British MP accuses Buhari of reluctance to respond to violence against Christians

Jim Shannon, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP for Strangford in Northern Ireland, said yesterday (25 January) in a parliamentary debate in Westminster that Buhari does not want to act in cases of violence against Christians in Nigeria. The debate was about UK relations with West African countries and Shannon said: “There have been small successes since Muhammadu Buhari became president …

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Buhari, the medical tourist, is off again

President Muhammadu Buhari flew out to the UK today for, depending on who you ask, “a short leave”, a “medical visit”, or a “medical check up while on leave”. Whatever the reason for the 10-day absence, rest or medical, Buhari is on his way to becoming the most insensitive ruler in Nigerian history. Two days ago, the Nigerian air-force accidentally …

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Clashes in Nigeria’s divided heartland pile pressure on president

Hundreds of people have died in a surge of ethnically-charged violence in Nigeria’s divided heartlands, officials said, piling pressure on a government already facing Islamist militants in its northeast and rebels in its oil-rich south. Locals in remote villages in Kaduna state told Reuters Muslim herders had clashed with largely Christian farmers repeatedly in recent weeks, in the worst outbreak …

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Wole Soyinka wails against Buhari and el-Rufai over Southern Kaduna crisis

Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka is unlikely to be invited again to the Presidential Villa after he spoke out against the passivity of President Muhammadu Buhari on the massacres in Southern Kaduna State by Fulani herdsmen. Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, January 12, at the launch of the book, Religion and the Making of Nigeria, Soyinka, who had supported Buhari’s …

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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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