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Teenage boy killed as Nigerian forces open fire on Sheikh Zakzaky supporters

28 February 2020 A teenage boy has been killed after Nigerian police used live ammunition to disperse protesters demanding the release of jailed Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in the country’s northwestern state of Kaduna. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), in a post published on its official Twitter page on Thursday, announced that dozens of people staged a rally in the state …

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Odion Ighalo opens his account for Manchester United

27 February 2020 Cometh the 34th minute, cometh Odion Ighalo with the goal for Man United that millions of Nigerian fans have been waiting for since Ighalo joined the Old Trafford sleeping giants in a shock loan move during the January transfer window. Club Brugge were the opponents in the last 32 of the Europa Cup and they were a …

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The judge who liberates Nigerians forgotten in jail

27 February 2020 Ishaq Usman Bello is shaking the conscience of the courts – and nearly 4,000 wrongly detained prisoners are grateful for it In a crowded prison courtyard in Suleja, Nigeria, a judge flipped through a battered folder detailing the case against a young woman who stood quietly before him in a faded pink dress. She was charged with “issuing …

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Usman dan Fodio: Founder of the Sokoto Caliphate

24 February 2020 He was a religious teacher who became the leader of a revolution: Usman dan Fodio, respectfully referred to as Sheikh, criticized the elites and changed the political system in present-day northern Nigeria. What was Usman dan Fodio’s background? Usman dan Fodio was born on December 15, 1754 in the village of Maratta, in the Hausa-speaking city state …

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Nigerian court acquits IMN members

23 February 2020 One hundred members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria were set free because the prosecution did not present any evidence to prove that the defendants were guilty of the offences. They were standing trial on a five count charge including culpable homicide, an offence carrying the death penalty. The prosecution said it does not agree with the …

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