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Despite attempts to stop it, 2Face says the show must go on!

There have been several attempts to undermine the nationwide protests led by award-winning singer 2Face Idibia and set to go ahead on Monday 6 February. The protests include two rallies in Lagos and Abuja.  First, the Lagos police boss reportedly warned against holding the protest, but had to backtrack after facing a backlash from many Nigerians, especially on social media …

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Mike Akhigbe – a pirate in Navy uniform

A source has revealed that the late Mike Akhigbe, a retired Vice Admiral, whose last position in public office was Chief of General Staff – de facto vice president – in the military regime of General Abdusalami Abubakar (9 June 1998 – 29 May 1999), left each of his children a billion naira ($3.17m) in cash when he died from …

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UN questions Lagos govt’s “brutal” evictions

A U.N. expert asked Nigeria on Thursday for urgent information about a forced eviction of thousands of people from makeshift homes in Lagos, although the state government denied reports of brutality and possible breaches of human rights laws. Residents and a rights group said 30,000 people were forced a week ago from bamboo homes built illegally in the city’s Lekki …

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Nigeria: Tens of thousands at risk of imminent mass forced evictions in Lagos

Authorities in Nigeria’s Lagos State must immediately abandon plans to demolish all irregular structures in waterfront communities across the state within the next three days, which would leave tens of thousands of people homeless and destitute, Amnesty International said today. Tens of thousands of people living in settlements along creeks and waterfronts, the majority of whom are poor fishing communities, …

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