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Nigeria’s Afcon preparations hampered by sickness

Nigeria's Super Eagles in training

21 June 2019 Nigeria’s preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations have been hampered after several members of the squad went down with an cold-like illness, coach Gernot Rohr said on Friday. “Unfortunately, we don’t have everybody because four or five of our players could only start training on Wednesday and they missed one week of physical preparations, so we …

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EU Election Observation Mission report on Nigeria’s 2019 (s)election

16 June 2019 Press release EU election observation mission presents final report with recommendations for electoral reform The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Nigeria today [15 June 2019] released its final report on the 2019 general elections, which contains 30 recommendations to improve future electoral processes. The mission concluded that the systemic failings seen in the elections, …

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20 years of democracy: Has Nigeria changed for the better?

12 June 2019 Two decades after the West African country’s army handed power to a civilian leader, many question if life has improved. Two decades ago, in a colourful ceremony held in the capital, Abuja, Nigeria’s military handed over power to an elected civilian leader. Generals had ruled the oil-rich West African country for the previous 15 years. The ceremony …

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Nigeria: Widespread violence ushers in President’s new term

10 June 2019 The Nigeria elections in 2019 that brought President Muhammadu Buhari back into office for a second term were marred by political violence, some of it by soldiers and police officers, Human Rights Watch said. Buhari should take concrete steps to address the widespread political violence, and to ensure accountability for human rights abuses by soldiers and police as he …

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Nigeria shuts down private TV, radio stations tied to opposition

7 June 2019 Opposition party member and business tycoon Raymond Dokpesi accuses presidency of intimidation, crackdown on his media. Nigeria‘s broadcasting authority shut down private radio and television stations owned by a key opposition figure who hours earlier said his media operations were being targeted in a crackdown. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) said on Thursday it suspended the license of …

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