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Nigerian army orders closure of aid agency for ‘aiding terrorism’

20 September 2019 Action Against Hunger urges authorities to allow ‘life-saving’ work to continue after sanction imposed without ‘notice or explanation’ The Nigerian army has ordered Action Against Hunger to close its main office in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, amid allegations the group has been “aiding and abetting terrorism”. Soldiers forced the organisation to stop its work in …

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No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures

19 September 2019 Nigerian border crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning from West Africa’s regional grouping that the shutdown is harming prosperity. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has appealed to the Nigerian government to reopen its borders.  It warned that the partial closing of border crossings to Benin and Niger, which prevents the …

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Priti Patel’s comments about Nigeria back in the spotlight again

18 September 2019 Back in November last year, when Priti Patel, the current home secretary in the UK, was just a Conservative backbencher, she penned an article in support of Process and Industrial Development (P&ID), who were involved in a $9bn legal tussle with the Nigerian government. Naijiant.com questioned her involvement at the time. Priti Patel made some good points …

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