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Nigerian military’s leadership has failed them on Boko Haram – ex mercenary

28 January 2019 Cobus Claassens, a South African and Managing Director private military company Pilgrims Africa and Executive Outcomes veteran, spoke to Russia Today about his business and gave an insight into  the Nigerian army’s difficulties in defeating Boko Haram. The government of Goodluck Jonathan was said to have used Executive Outcomes around 2014 in the war against the Islamic militants. In response to a question whether mercenaries were more effective than the official military or UN peacekeepers, Claassens said: “Well, again, it comes down to a innovative mix …

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Nnamdi Kanu, Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen & the “Dubai Strategy”

27 January 2019 Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), returned to the United Kingdom yesterday from Israel, where he has been holed up for several months after the Nigerian army raided his compound in Abia State in September 2017. But before Kanu’s arrival in the UK, where he is also a citizen, …

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Victor Moses joins Turkish club Fenerbache on loan

26 January 2019 Nigeria and Chelsea winger, Victor Moses has joined Turkish giants Fenerbache on loan until the end of the 2019/20 season. Moses, who joined the Blues from Wigan Athletic in 2012, was a key member of the Chelsea team which lifted the Premier League in 2017 and FA Cup in 2018, operating primarily as a right wing-back in …

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EU ‘concerned’ after Nigeria’s president suspends top judge

26 January 2019 The European Union says the president’s decision “raises concerns about opportunity for electoral justice.” The suspended chief justice would play a role in any dispute following the upcoming presidential vote. The EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) said it was “very concerned” about Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to suspend the country’s chief justice just weeks before a …

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‘Dictatorship’ row in Nigeria after top judge suspended

25 January 2019 Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday suspended the country’s top judge just weeks from elections, triggering condemnation from opposition parties who accused him of “an act of dictatorship” and mounting “a judicial coup”. The former military ruler, 76, is seeking re-election at polls on February 16, against a backdrop of mounting concern about vote-buying and violence. Chief …

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