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Nigeria: Failure to release report of Presidential Panel a setback for rule of law

15 September 2020 Responding to the failure of Nigerian authorities to release report of the Presidential Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement three years on, Osai Ojigho Director Amnesty International Nigeria said:   “The failure of Nigerian authorities to release the report of the Presidential Panel that purportedly investigated compliance of armed …

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What’s being done to keep learning going in northern Nigeria?

10 September 2020 In observance of the first-ever ‘International Day to Protect Education from Attack’ on 9 September, Al Jazeera’s The Stream is partnering with Witness to discuss a new documentary on the subject. Ahmad the Architect follows Ahmad Buba, a man on a mission to help his native Nigeria undo the harm caused by Boko Haram, an armed group …

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UK home secretary Priti Patel’s “priti strange” relationship with company suing Nigeria for $10bn

9 September 2020 British investigative journalism magazine Private Eye has again raised questions about the relationship between UK home secretary, Priti Patel and a company claiming $10bn in damages against the Nigerian government. From the current edition of “The Eye”: ‘If Nigeria want to take part in global markets, it must shape up and honour its obligations’, thundered Priti Patel, …

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How corruption undermines peacebuilding in Nigeria’s oil region

8 September 2020 In the wake of an insurgency that devastated Nigeria’s petroleum industry and sent the economy into a tailspin, the Nigerian government granted unconditional amnesty to thousands of insurgents in 2009. Amnesty provided a clean slate for peacebuilding measures. These were meant to safeguard the communities to which the insurgents would be returning and build capacity for peace, security and development in …

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