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Nigeria violence: Widespread attacks by armed gangs

10 May 2019 There is a growing concern in northern Nigeria where violence has increased significantly. More than 100 people have been killed in the past month by armed gangs. What began as a conflict between farmers and cattle herders a decade ago has now turned into regular killings and kidnappings. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris, who went on patrol in …

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Nigeria tribunal to hear petitions on president’s election win

9 May 2019 Election tribunal starts discussing legal challenges to the February vote filed by the main opposition. A panel of five judges at Nigeria‘s appellate court opened a hearing on Wednesday into legal challenges filed by the country’s main opposition against the outcome of February’s presidential polls, as a throng of protesting women converged outside.  The tribunal fixed May 15 as …

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Nigeria: The other terror

8 May 2019 The revival of Boko Haram violence in the northeast has pushed the death toll (since 2011) of this Islamic terror group to over 25,000. Boko Haram has also shut down most of the schools in areas where they operate and caused most of the Christians in the northeast to flee the Moslem north for the Christian south. …

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Nigeria Immigration Service apologises for the criminal acts of its officers

6 May 2019 The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has, via its official Twitter account, issued an apology for the behaviour of immigration officers against a Nigerian traveller at Lagos Airport in October 2017. The apology came after a Naijiant.com report of the incident was posted to the NIS Twitter account. The NIS wrote in response: Apologies please. We take exception …

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