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Nigeria Releases 86 More Children and Youth from Military Prison

8 November 2019 Several months ago, we traveled to northeast Nigeria to interview children who had been imprisoned on suspicion of being members of the extremist armed group Boko Haram. Their stories horrified us. We met a boy who was detained when he was only five years old. Another – whose village had been attacked by Boko Haram – told us he …

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Nigerian pastor Nims Obunge runs for London mayor

8 November 2019 Nims Obunge is the senior pastor of Freedom’s Ark Church, in Bruce Grove, Tottenham, and well known among Nigerians and other black people in London, from his ministry and work with several faith organisations, government and voluntary agencies around curbing violent crime in the British capital. He is running as an independent to be mayor of London …

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Victims of Zaria massacre still wait for justice

7 November 2019 Musa Mahmud has finally been discharged after spending four years seeking medical treatment for injuries sustained during the December 2015 Zaria Massacre. He can now walk with a limp, but sits down with a lot of difficulty because he cannot bend his two legs. Medical doctors in Nigeria and Iran have worked hard to save his two …

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Aid workers question USAID counter-terror clause in Nigeria

6 November 2019 The restrictions are ‘inconsistent with, in capital letters, humanitarian principles’. Reaching all those in need in conflict-hit northeastern Nigeria has long been a struggle for aid workers. But now – in addition to the hostility of the jihadist insurgents and a Nigerian military suspicious of humanitarian efforts – the US development agency has imposed controversial new restrictions …

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Leicester City interested in £20m-rated Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis

6 November 2019 Leicester are looking for further reinforcements for their front line and manager Brendan Rodgers is a fan of Dennis Brendan Rodgers is interested in Club Brugge’s £20million-rated frontman Emmanuel Dennis. The Leicester boss is hunting January reinforcements as the third-placed Foxes look to consolidate their position in the Champions League places. Dennis, 21, has three goals in nine league …

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Buhari’s “private visit” to London, more questions than answers

Globetrotter-in-Chief

5 November 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari is at it again on a London trip shrouded in secrecy, evasion and probable lawbreaking.  The Globetrotter-in-Chief returned to Nigeria from a trip to Russia last month and then headed off to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia three days later.  He didn’t bother return to Nigeria from Riyadh and instead flew from there to London last …

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