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Nigerian doctors call off strike over lack of PPE

21 June 2020 Doctors’ union says it ended the strike to give the government time to fulfil the outstanding demands. Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals have called off a week-long strike over welfare and inadequate protective equipment as new coronavirus cases spike in the country. The strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which represents some 40 percent …

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No clean up, no justice: Shell’s oil pollution in the Niger Delta

19 June 2020 Friends of the Earth Europe, Amnesty International, Environmental Rights Action, Milieudefensie  Nearly 10 years after a clean-up was urged for areas polluted by Shell and other oil companies in the Niger Delta, work has begun on only 11% of planned sites while vast areas remain heavily contaminated, according to a new investigation by four NGOs. In 2011 …

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Nigeria: Unfolding genocide – new report launched

18 June 2020 The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has launched a new report in Westminster on Monday entitled Nigeria – Unfolding Genocide? The report launch featured speeches from the Chair of the APPG, Jim Shannon MP, Co-Chair Baroness Cox, and Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu who was kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago and has …

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EU issues statement on violence in northern Nigeria

17 June 2020 Nigeria: joint statement by the High Representative/ Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the latest attacks Attacks, abductions and killings of civilians by armed groups in northern Nigeria have killed over 160 people including 130 civilians since 28 May. Such heinous acts of terrorism and violence are intolerable. These attacks pose a …

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Nigeria’s Lagos state suspends plans to reopen places of worship

16 June 2020 Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos has suspended plans to reopen places of worship after a review of the new coronavirus outbreak, the state governor said on Tuesday. Earlier this month Nigeria’s government said it would allow the reopening of places of worship, which the government ordered to close in March to halt the spread of the highly infectious …

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Nigerian doctors strike over lack of PPE, welfare concerns

15 June 2020 Doctors at state-run hospitals walk out but medics at COVID-19 centres will continue working, union says. Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals have gone on strike over complaints of welfare and inadequate protective equipment, but have said medics treating coronavirus patients will keep working. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation of 200 million inhabitants, has recorded 16,085 cases and …

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Nigeria: Islamic militant attacks in Borno kill dozens

14 June 2020 At least 60 people are believed to have been killed in twin attacks in Borno state. Armed militants also attacked a UN humanitarian hub with rocket launchers, reportedly accusing them of being “non-believers.” Jihadists connected to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militant group killed at least 20 soldiers and 40 civilians over the weekend in …

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