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The longshot bid to end rampant banditry in Nigeria’s northwest

19 January 2021 ‘We simply have to find a way out of this criminality.’ The scale of Boko Haram’s insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has long been clear. But it took the abduction last month of more than 340 schoolboys for many people – even within Nigeria – to appreciate just how bad the insecurity has become in the country’s neglected northwest. …

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Buhari has done little to address Nigeria’s ongoing terrorism and insecurity

18 January 2021 Nigeria continues to experience increasing insecurity and violence through frequent attacks by terrorists, bandits and criminal herdsmen, despite repeated promises by President Buhari to crush insurgencies. Uche Igwe raises the political and economic undercurrents that may have perpetuated the conflict while drawing attention to the need for greater coordination and stakeholder scrutiny. Back in 2013, former United States envoy …

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Armed group captures military base in northeast Nigeria

16 January 2021 Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL. Government troops and hundreds of residents have been forced to flee after an armed group overran a town and captured a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state in an attack claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) group, security …

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Nigerian govt hasn’t yet bought coronavirus vaccines

16 January 2021  Country is undecided which vaccines to use: health official Prices, logistics are key considerations for purchasing shot Nigeria hasn’t bought any Covid-19 vaccines yet as Africa’s most populous nation is still assessing the prices of different shots, their availability and the logistics required in a nationwide roll-out. Minister of State for Health Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora said that once …

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Victor Osimhen tests positive for Covid after Nigeria trip

5 January 2021 Napoli and Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen, who was filmed dancing with people after traveling to his maskless birthday party in Nigeria, should not be judged as harshly as someone who had gone clubbing in Ibiza, his agent has claimed. Record signing Osimhen caused fury at the Serie A club after footage emerged of his antics in Lagos, …

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The Nigerian scientist sequencing new COVID strain as cases rise

4 January 2021 Virologist Sunday Omilabu says information he gathers will help battle the spread of the disease in Africa’s most populous country. A Nigerian scientist has spent the holiday season in his laboratory doing genetic sequencing to learn more about the country’s COVID-19 variant, as cases increase in the country. Virologist Sunday Omilabu says the information he gathers about …

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