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Transparency International asks UK police to investigate Bukola Saraki’s London properties

The anti-corruption NGO Transparency International has published a list of five properties that the UK authorities should investigate under a new law that came into force last month.  Naijiant.com has reproduced the section of the list that deals with Senate President Bukola Saraki’s houses in London. Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) came into force on 31 January 2018 in the United …

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Muhammadu Buhari gears up for a second presidential term

Another run for Baba Go Slow? The mantle of power is so heavy in Nigeria that presidential candidates must be begged to run for office, or at least give that appearance. There was no serious doubt that the current president, Muhammadu Buhari, would run in 2015; that was his fourth attempt to win through the ballot box. Yet even he …

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Amnesty International calls Buhari “totally inadequate, too slow and ineffective” in dealing with Fulani herdsmen violence

The Nigerian authorities’ response to communal violence is totally inadequate, too slow and ineffective, and in some cases unlawful, Amnesty International said today, as clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna have resulted in 168 deaths in January 2018 alone. “The government must totally overturn its response to these deadly clashes to avoid this crisis …

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Socialist Party of Nigeria calls Obasanjo “one of the architects of Nigeria’s misfortune” & unqualified to propose solutions

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has come down hard on former president Olusegun Obasanjo.  The ex-ruler released a statement recently on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on the incumbent to not even think about a second term. Obasanjo’s posturing as an “elder statesman” has earned him a swift rebuke from Chinedu Bosah, National Secretary of the SPN.  …

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New film reveals Nigeria oil spill devastation

Lessi Phillips was only 16 when a Shell oil pipeline burst near her village, in Nigeria‘s resource-rich Niger Delta in 2008. In the 77 days that followed, vast quantities of oil seeped into mangrove swamps near Bodo City, devastating the diverse ecosystem and destroying once-vibrant local fisheries and farms. Ten years later, Al Jazeera’s virtual reality unit, Contrast VR, caught up with Phillips as …

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Ahmed Musa: Nigeria are aiming for the semis

Ahmed Musa looks back on Nigeria’s Russia 2018 qualification campaign Striker returning to Russia after a four-season spell with CSKA Moscow The Super Eagles have been drawn against Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland One of Africa’s strongest sides, Nigeria have featured at every FIFA World Cup™ since USA 1994, with the exception of Germany 2006. On their last appearance, at Brazil …

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BBC calls out Buhari regime as liars for claiming that Boko Haram has been defeated

BBC Monitoring has published research showing the claims from the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari that Boko Haram have been “technically defeated” are bogus.  It appears from the research that more people have been killed since the so-called defeat than before. The report is republished below. Nigeria’s Boko Haram attacks in numbers – as lethal as ever Nigeria’s President Muhammadu …

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Rat Obasanjo deserts Buhari’s sinking ship: Full statement

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who backed Muhammadu Buhari’s successful presidential campaign in 2015, has today told his former military colleague to abandon plans to seek reelection in 2015.  Obasanjo released a press statement today to that effect. Even though, the messenger’s credentials are very suspect and he is the epitome of hypocrisy, Naijiant.com has decided to publish the statement in …

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2018: Nigeria

Yesterday Human Rights Watch published its 643 page World Report 2018, reviewing events of the past year.  The Nigeria section makes for sober reading. Nigeria Events of 2017 The ongoing Boko Haram conflict in the northeast, cycles of communal violence between pastoralists and farmers, and separatist protests in the south defined Nigeria’s human rights landscape in 2017. Notably absent for much …

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Fantastically corrupt UK govt blocks & delays vital anti-corruption reforms

David Cameron, then Prime Minister of the UK, in 2016 infamously claimed that Nigeria and Afghanistan were “fantastically corrupt.  He failed to mention how the UK aids and abets money laundering from such countries.  This report from anti-corruption NGO, Global Witness, highlights how the UK government has little interest in doing anything more than pay lip service to to efforts …

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