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UK House of Lords slams Nigerian govt inaction and labelling of escalating violence as “herdsmen/farmers” clashes

29 June 2018 In Nigerian official and media circles and even wider, the never-ending mass murder by Fulani herdsmen/militia has regularly been tagged “herdsmen and farmer clashes”.  Naijiant.com has long argued that this label muddies the waters and fails to show the clear divide between perpetrators and victims.  This theme was taken up yesterday in the House of Lords during …

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The UK should compensate Nigeria for poaching their doctors – experts

19 June 2018 Nine healthcare experts have written to the UK’s Guardian newspaper suggesting that Nigeria is subsidising the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) because many doctors trained in Nigeria now work in the UK, with Nigeria losing out of their expertise. The experts did not provide a view on what shape the compensation should take.  Perhaps, a way forward …

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Could Buhari rescue his failing presidency by jailing Obasanjo?

Only the most deluded supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari would argue that his performance over the last three years has lived up to the euphoria that heralded his (s)election victory in 2015.  The president has been a major league disappointment for those who rode on his “Change” bandwagon, expecting him to seriously tackle corruption, insecurity and the country’s economic decline. …

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Lai Mohammed loses it during Arise News interview

Nigeria’s minister for propaganda Lai Mohammed went head to head with interviewer Charles Aniagolu on Arise News’ “Democracy Day Special”.  The minister was questioned why President Muhammadu Buhari was not following up on his allegations of corruption against ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo.  Mohammed claimed it was the president’s “prerogative” on who to prosecute.  This actually compromises the alleged independence of the …

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Nigerians should worry about Kemi Adeosun

Finance minister Kemi Adeosun said a couple of days ago that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not worried about Nigeria’s debt profile.  Nigerians should be worried that the finance minister thinks that the IMF being relaxed about Nigeria’s estimated debt of $60bn is something to crow about. Many Nigerians have speculated about the minister’s economic literacy, including a source that …

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#BiafraHeroesDay marked at London’s Trafalgar Square

Pro-Biafrans created a carnival atmosphere today, 30 May 2018, in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square London, as they marked “Biafra Heroes Day” in memory of all those that lost their lives during Nigeria’s deadly civil war from 1967 to 1970, following the doomed attempt by the Eastern Region to secede from the rest of the country. The separatists …

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74% of Nigerians would “check out like Andrew” if they had the opportunity

A study by the Pew Research Center has shown that 74% of Nigerians “who would live in another nation if circumstances permitted”.  Ghana had the highest percentage of sub-Saharan Africans that would bail out – at 75%, with Nigerian coming a close second. The Center provided this explanation for their findings:  “Between February and April 2017, Pew Research Center surveyed …

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Amnesty International exposes the lies of the Buhari administration

Amnesty International published a report (“They betrayed us”) on Thursday 24 May about the rape by the Nigerian military of women who survived Boko Haram. The Nigerian military were quick on the draw in denial.  A statement signed by Brigadier-General John Agim, Acting Director of Defence Information said: “In times like this, Amnesty International is expected to apply the natural law of …

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Nigeria is one of the countries where Christians face the greatest persecution – British MP Carol Monaghan

British MP Carol Monaghan, of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and representing Glasgow North West, said on Tuesday that “Nigeria is one of the countries where Christians face the greatest degree of persecution”.  The MP was speaking during a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall on “Christians Overseas”. The debate was called by the Conservative MP for Croydon South, Chris Philp, asking …

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