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Shi’ites protest at US embassy in Abuja, claim America is supporting terrorism in Nigeria

8 March 2019 Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the predominantly Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), protested in front of the United States embassy in Abuja yesterday, claiming that the US was “promoting terrorism” in Nigeria by backing the Nigerian government’s brutality against Shia Muslims. Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky staged a protest to @USEmbassyAbuja condemning the …

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I’ll work harder this second term – Buhari

At the end of this second and final term, I will, God willing, return to Daura and settle down. Until then, I will continue to do my best for Nigeria, in security, infrastructure, jobs, fighting corruption. I will work even harder than I have done; I will not let Nigerians down.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 6, 2019 Follow @naijiant

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Former Central Bank of Nigeria governor’s £33m British property empire

6 March 2019 The current edition of the UK’s investigative journalism magazine, Private Eye, has a story called “Abuja on Thames” about a former CBN governor’s property portfolio. It states that: “The family of a former central banker of Nigeria who looted his country under its 1990s military dictatorship has amassed a £33m British property empire.” It continues: “Paul Ogwuma, …

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Shell sued for mega-fraud in Nigeria

4 March 2019 The Netherlands sues Shell because of possible corruption in Nigeria – for 1.1 billion dollar kickbacks, part would have been collected by former president Goodluck Jonathan. The corruption case revolves around the Nigerian oil field OPL 245. Shell and the Italian oil company Eni paid in 2011 jointly 1.3 billion dollars for the concessions for that field. …

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Millions in Nigeria lack access to clean water

2 March 2019 A survey conducted by Nigeria’s Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF shows millions of households in Nigeria do not have access to clean water sources. While the supply of clean water in Nigeria has improved recently, 3 in 10 people still lack access. Ruth Samuel and her four children live here in an uphill settlement on the outskirts …

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