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Saudi Arabia and Israel behind Buhari’s atrocities against Nigeria’s Shia – Islamic Human Rights Commission Chairman

4 April 2019 Massoud Shadjareh, the Chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) was a guest on the Iranian state-owned Press TV programme, Africa Today discussing the continued detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the predominantly Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). Zakzaky has been held by Nigeria’s Gestapo – the Department of State Services (DSS) since …

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#NigeriaDecides2019: INEC official shot in Benue State

24 March 2019 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that one of its officials was shot in Benue State, as a (s)election rerun was being held yesterday to determine who will govern the state for the next four years. Breaking News: 1. @inecnigeria can confirm that its Governorship election collation officer for Gboko LGA Benue State, Prof. (Mrs.) …

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Ojukwu v Nwobodo: The battle of Nkpor

18 March 2019 Nigeria’s recent presidential and governorship (s)elections in Rivers State, aka “Rivers of Blood”, has, once again, brought to the fore the violent battle for supremacy in that state between two former allies, current governor Nyesom Wike, and his predecessor and transport minister Rotimi Amaechi. The struggle between the two, which has led to fatalities, has involved thugs, …

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Lagos collapsed school building shows criminal negligence of Nigerian govts

14 March 2019 10 people have been reported dead when a building in Lagos that also housed the Ohen Nursery and Primary School, and residential apartments, caved in around 10am yesterday. No one is quite sure about the casualty figures. Nigerian emergency services claimed that 37 people were rescued alive. The building, according to Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had …

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Enugu State governor Ugwuanyi’s “project”

13 March 2019 Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State was reelected last Saturday by a landslide. He got 449,935 “votes”, while his closest rival from the All Progressives Congress (APC) received 10,423 “votes”. Ayogu Eze, of the APC called the results “phantom”. However, apart from the questionable results that secured a second term for Ugwuanyi, he didn’t take any chances …

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AAC candidate for Enugu State governor ends up “not voting for himself”!

11 March 2019 An old quote that has been incorrectly attributed to Joseph Stalin has been given a new lease of life in Nigeria: ‘Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.’ Chidi Nwanyanwu, the African Action Congress (AAC) candidate for Enugu State governor, allegedly told a friend that he voted for himself in Saturday’s (s)election and the official results ended …

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British High Commission in Nigeria “extremely concerned” about use of military to rig the (s)election in Rivers State

10 March 2019 The voting yesterday for the governorship and state assembly of Rivers State appears to have turned into a predictable orgy of violence. The state is tagged as the “Rivers of Blood” because the criminal politics there involves a higher rate of violence than in other parts of the country. Videos have been circulating all over social media …

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Shi’ites protest at US embassy in Abuja, claim America is supporting terrorism in Nigeria

8 March 2019 Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the predominantly Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), protested in front of the United States embassy in Abuja yesterday, claiming that the US was “promoting terrorism” in Nigeria by backing the Nigerian government’s brutality against Shia Muslims. Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky staged a protest to @USEmbassyAbuja condemning the …

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Former Central Bank of Nigeria governor’s £33m British property empire

6 March 2019 The current edition of the UK’s investigative journalism magazine, Private Eye, has a story called “Abuja on Thames” about a former CBN governor’s property portfolio. It states that: “The family of a former central banker of Nigeria who looted his country under its 1990s military dictatorship has amassed a £33m British property empire.” It continues: “Paul Ogwuma, …

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A brief look at election fraud in Nigeria

27 February 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared the winner of the presidential (s)election that took place last Saturday.  But his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, has refused to make the call to congratulate the winner, saying: “If I had lost in a free and fair election, I would have called the victor within seconds of my being aware of …

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