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Usman dan Fodio: Founder of the Sokoto Caliphate

24 February 2020 He was a religious teacher who became the leader of a revolution: Usman dan Fodio, respectfully referred to as Sheikh, criticized the elites and changed the political system in present-day northern Nigeria. What was Usman dan Fodio’s background? Usman dan Fodio was born on December 15, 1754 in the village of Maratta, in the Hausa-speaking city state …

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Nigerian court acquits IMN members

23 February 2020 One hundred members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria were set free because the prosecution did not present any evidence to prove that the defendants were guilty of the offences. They were standing trial on a five count charge including culpable homicide, an offence carrying the death penalty. The prosecution said it does not agree with the …

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US opposes Nigeria plan to hand looted Abacha funds to Governor Bagudu

21 February 2020 The U.S. is opposing plans by Nigeria’s government to hand about $100 million the American authorities say was stolen by deceased former dictator Sani Abacha to a top ruling party official. The disagreement may hamper future cooperation between the two nations to recover state money moved offshore by Abacha, who Transparency International estimates may have looted as …

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Wilfred Ndidi’s importance to Leicester highlighted by his absence

21 February 2020 Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed yesterday that midfield anchorman Wilfred Ndidi will miss their tasty clash at home against Manchester City tomorrow evening. Ndidi has missed Leicester’s last two Premier League matches against Chelsea and Wolves, which ended in draws, following knee surgery. Rodgers said: “Wilf won’t be available for the weekend. He’s still in a …

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