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Bandit and jihadi attacks span Northern Nigeria

12 June 2020 On June 10, an estimated one hundred fifty bandits killed fifteen-seven people across six villages in Katsina state. Thirty-three of the victims were from the village of Kadisau and, according to a resident, they rustled two hundred head of cattle and looted every shop there in an operation that lasted some five hours. A similar but deadlier operation occurred on June 9 …

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Beyond the pandemic, Boko Haram looms large in Nigeria

11 June 2020 As Nigeria suffers from the coronavirus crisis and shrinking oil revenue, security forces will be further strained in their fight against the jihadi group. How is Boko Haram exploiting the health crisis? Even amid the pandemic, all Boko Haram factions have rejected the notion of a truce with the Nigerian government, which they see as an agency …

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Nigeria-US friction over embattled AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina

5 June 2020 The African Development Bank has launched an independent review of a report into embezzlement allegations against its president. Akinwumi Adesina has the backing of Nigeria for a second term, but the US is not convinced. The independent review into Akinwumi Adesina, who intends to run for a second term as head of AfDB, comes after immense pressure from …

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Amazing to be back together, says Wilfred Ndidi

3 June 2020 Wilfred Ndidi has described Leicester City’s phased return to training as ‘amazing’ as the Foxes squad reconvened at Belvoir Drive for the first time since mid-March last week. – Leicester City and Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi discusses the Club’s phased return to training– With considered safety procedures in place, the Foxes are now partaking in contact training …

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