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How young people in the Niger Delta are being left out of development

11 August 2020 Twenty years ago, local resistance arose in the Niger Delta because of the way oil revenue was being shared and how oil pollution was undermining local livelihoods. Young people helped bring development agencies to the region through their activism for social justice. The government eventually created the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to bring development closer to the region in response …

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Socialist Party of Nigeria condemns brutal repression of “Revolution Now” protest

8 August 2020 Below is a statement by the Socialist Party of Nigeria on the attack by Nigerian security forces against protesters in Abuja on Wednesday. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) sternly condemns the attacks on the democratic rights of the “Revolution Now” protesters by the security operatives on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The protest was organised by activists …

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Letter from Abuja: Malami v Magu

4 August 2020 Nigeria, already Africa’s biggest country, is set to overtake China in the world population stakes by the end of the century, according to a study by The Lancet. The prospect does not seem to rattle our short-sighted politicians, but then nor do more immediate challenges: the escalating coronavirus cases and a crumbling economy. Reassuringly, our leaders have …

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Videos of Nigerian wedding massacre, mass burials go viral amid call for end to ethnic violence

3 August 2020 Violence in the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna escalated in July as reports of massacres and arson attacks emerged from villages in the region. The attacks, characterised by the government as “politically-motivated banditry”, have increased tensions between the Fulani and Atyap ethnic groups. Photos and videos of mass burials went viral on Nigerian social media networks as …

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Joe Aribo is Glasgow Rangers Young Player of the Year in debut season

1 August 2020 Nigeria international midfielder Joe Aribo has been named Young Player of the Year at Glasgow Rangers in his first season with the Scottish giants. Young player of the season 🏆Goal of the season 🥇Thanks to God 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/AkZF231uaT— Joe Aribo (@J_Aribo19) July 31, 2020 24 year old Aribo scored nine goals in 48 appearances, with one of …

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