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Watford sign Nigerian youth star Tom Dele-Bashiru

24 July 2019 Watford Football Club have announced the signing of Nigerian Under-20 international Tom Dele-Bashiru on a six-year deal after his contract expired at Manchester City. The central midfielder made his senior debut for City in the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Leicester City in 2017/18, coming on for Phil Foden in the 91st minute. He has also played extensively …

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Nigeria: Deadly Crackdown on Shia Protest

24 July 2019 Allow peaceful demonstrations; End use of excessive force Nigerian police fired apparently unlawfully on a peaceful protest by the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in the capital, Abuja, on July 22, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Eleven protesters, a journalist, and a police officer were killed, while dozens of others were wounded or arrested, according to …

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Can Siemens save Nigeria’s chaotic power sector?

23 July 2019 The Nigerian government has agreed to a deal with the German energy company in an attempt to fix the country’s unreliable electricity grid. It is rather curious that a presumed democratic government would sign a deal with a foreign company without any transparency in terms of the costs to the public purse. This report from German public …

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Nigeria: Deaths as security forces clash with Shia protesters

22 July 2019 At least four demonstrators killed in the capital Abuja as Shia group continues to demand the release of jailed leader. At least four people were killed in the capital following clashes between security forces and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, according to the Shia group. Demonstrators again took to the streets of Abuja on Monday …

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