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Amnesty International activists uncover serious negligence by oil giants Shell and Eni in Nigeria’s Niger Delta

A groundbreaking research project by Amnesty International has exposed evidence of serious negligence by oil giants Shell and Eni, whose irresponsible approach to oil spills in the Niger Delta is exacerbating an environmental crisis. Through the Decoders network, an innovative platform developed by Amnesty International to crowdsource human rights research, the organization enlisted thousands of supporters and activists to collect data …

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Goodluck Jonathan owns a £4.5m mansion in Surrey, UK

The current edition of the UK’s investigative journalism and satirical magazine, Private Eye, has alleged that former president Goodluck Jonathan is the owner of a £4.5m mansion in Weybridge, Surrey. According to the magazine: The National Crime Agency (NCA) last week deployed a new anti-corruption weapon for which there are high hopes: the so-called “unexplained wealth order”.  It designated two properties, …

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Victor Moses: Chelsea needs to pull together

Ahead of their toughest domestic challenge yet, Victor Moses says the Chelsea players have the mental strength and the belief to finish in the top four this season. They travel to runaway league leaders Manchester City aiming to replicate the success at the Etihad last season, and by doing so keep pace with those competing for a spot in next …

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A “socialist” solution to the Fulani herdsmen v farmers crisis

An independent class approach needed to find genuine solution to the recurring decimal of violence Brutal killings arising from farmer-herder clashes have left a trail of bodies, destruction and anxiety across communities in the North Central and North West zones of the country. On New Year Day, 73 people, including women and children, in Logo and Guma LGAs of Benue …

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Nigeria’s people getting poorer, government to ‘muddle through’, says IMF

Nigeria’s people are getting poorer despite the country’s slow recovery from recession, and economic reforms are urgently needed, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The Fund expects the government to “muddle through” in the medium term, and any progress could also be threatened if elections next year consume political energy and resources, …

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Nigeria fails to protect schools from Boko Haram’s attacks

Nigerian forces have repeatedly failed to thwart Boko Haram’s attacks on schools. More than 100 girls were taken in a recent attack. Fear could prevent others from attending school, Adrian Kriesch reports from Dapchi. The screaming inside Alhaji Deri Kadau’s house can be heard outside, on the dusty road. Relatives have gathered to support the family. It is an emotionally …

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Sunday Oliseh: The strange downfall of Africa’s coaching trailblazer

The former Nigeria midfielder transformed Fortuna Sittard and was a beacon of hope for African coaches in Europe until things went rapidly downhill Perhaps Sunday Oliseh knew more than he was letting on when, on the first Monday of February, he imagined a time when Fortuna Sittard would not want him around. “Maybe I’m not here next week,” he said. …

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The imposition of Yoruba as admission requirement for tertiary institutions in Lagos State is apartheid – Socialist Party of Nigeria

SPN rejects imposition of Yoruba language for tertiary institution admission Public funded free and quality education for all devoid of discrimination should be the priority The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns a new law recently signed by the Lagos state governor Akinwumi Ambode that makes passing Yoruba language at Secondary School Leaving Examinations a requirement for admission into any …

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