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Wole Soyinka: Commonwealth should consider suspending the UK

6 September 2019 Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has called on Commonwealth members to investigate the United Kingdom. He thinks that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament sets a bad example and could lead to their suspension from the Commonwealth. He compared the British leader to Oliver Cromwell and Vladimir Putin. The activist said Johnson’s action sets a …

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South Africa closes embassies in Nigeria after threats

5 September 2019 South Africa has temporarily closed its embassies in Abuja and Lagos as it seeks to contain the fallout from xenophobic attacks in its own country. South Africa’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Lunga Ngqengelele, said the government had closed its diplomatic missions in Nigeria on Wednesday “after receiving reports and threats.” Ngqengelele said the decision to suspend operations at …

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UN calls for urgent action to end violence in Nigeria

4 September 2019 UN special rapporteur says deadly attacks rocking Nigeria could have a ripple effect throughout the region. The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings condemned rising violence across Nigeria and a “lack of accountability” for perpetrators. Agnes Callamard, speaking at a news conference on Monday in Nigeria’s capital, said the country needed urgent action to end the “pressure cooker” of violence …

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Nigerian officials ponder next move in $9bn energy scandal

4 September 2019 As war of words continues over potential loss of assets, mixed messages of negotiation and scam emanate from government Nigeria’s top government officials have met to discuss their next move in the $9bn (£7.4bn) energy scandal that is poised to cost their economy dear. As they exited Monday’s high-level meeting, chaired by vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, the participants …

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John Pilger on British hypocrisy during the Biafran war

3 September 2019 A picture of Harold Wilson, the British prime minister during the Nigerian civil war – 1967 to 1970 – has emerged on social media, with him allegedly saying that half a million dead Biafrans wouldn’t result in a change of British policy from supporting the Nigerian side against the Biafran rebels. It is not quite clear if …

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The Nigerian govt lacks the moral authority to condemn xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa

3 September 2019 It is becoming disturbingly routine for some South Africans to target Nigerians and other foreigners in violent attacks.  Yesterday in Johannesburg rioters targeted and looted shops owned by foreigners, mostly Nigerians. Nigeria’s foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama responded on Twitter: Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in #SouthAfrica by …

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Nigerian senators receive 1.2m naira “hardship allowance”

Just Look At The Disgusting Figures, While 30,000NGN Is The Minumum Wage For Civil Servants. Lazy Unqualified Politicians Milking Nigeria Dry On A Daily, Yet They Are The Most Inefficient Lawmakers In The World. One Day, Nigerians Will Wake Up!!! pic.twitter.com/FQwgRPTQt1— 🔥M-M🔥 (@mister_mykel) September 2, 2019 Follow @naijiant

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