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Nigeria: Activist Omoyele Sowore arrested, denied bail

3 January 2021 Prominent Nigerian publisher and activist Omoyele Sowore has been refused bail by authorities after being arrested for an “unlawful gathering” on New Year’s Eve along with four others, according to his lawyer Femi Falana.  Falana told Nigeria’s Punch newspaper on Sunday that Sowore had been denied bail over alleged breaches of Covid-19 protocols.  Nigerian police arrested five activists on …

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#EndSARS Memorial: In memory of…

31 December 2020 This film is dedicated to the victims of police brutality in Nigeria and to everyone who lost their lives during the struggle to dismantle the oppressive police systems via Nationwide protests. They will not be forgotten. #EndSARS Follow @naijiant

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Down memory lane: When Maradona met Nigeria

25 December 2020 The legendary Diego Maradona died a month ago at the age of 60, but the man himself said people will be talking about him long after he was gone. Maradona Confidential, a documentary made last year, and shown on the National Geographic channel, focused mainly on his time with Napoli, but also offered an insight into the …

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Another new coronavirus variant found in Nigeria, says Africa CDC

24 December 2020 Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa’s disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed. The news comes after Britain and South Africa both reported new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that appear to be more contagious, leading to new travel restrictions and turmoil …

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Nigerian clubs can learn a lot from Boca Juniors

23 December 2020 As I wind down for the Christmas break, I have started watching the documentary series Boca Juniors Confidential on Netflix. It is an “exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Argentina’s legendary club”. Boca is arguably Argentina’s biggest club with millions of fans including Argentines in the Diaspora. They are the current league champions and have won the league 34 …

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