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Nigeria tribunal to hear petitions on president’s election win

9 May 2019 Election tribunal starts discussing legal challenges to the February vote filed by the main opposition. A panel of five judges at Nigeria‘s appellate court opened a hearing on Wednesday into legal challenges filed by the country’s main opposition against the outcome of February’s presidential polls, as a throng of protesting women converged outside.  The tribunal fixed May 15 as …

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Nigeria: The other terror

8 May 2019 The revival of Boko Haram violence in the northeast has pushed the death toll (since 2011) of this Islamic terror group to over 25,000. Boko Haram has also shut down most of the schools in areas where they operate and caused most of the Christians in the northeast to flee the Moslem north for the Christian south. …

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Sacked British defence minister wanted to invade Nigeria & other African countries

5 May 2019 Apart from leaking secret discussions on Huawei, notorious former defence secretary Gavin Williamson also advocated British intervention abroad, and joked about Theresa May’s health, a newspaper report has revealed. He is reported to have told fellow Tories that Theresa May’s type-1 diabetes made her unfit for her job – a claim that the former cabinet member vehemently …

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Boko Haram seizes military base in NE Nigeria: sources

4 May 2019 Boko Haram jihadists have seized a military base in northeast Nigeria, days after an attack left five troops dead and 30 missing, security sources and residents said Saturday.  A column of fighters from the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in trucks and on motorcycles stormed into the base in the town of Magumeri, 50 kilometres …

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Medical team allowed to check Zakzaky’s health in Nigeria

27 April 2019 A group of medical experts and consultants has completed its initial health assessment of Nigeria’s top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky and his wife, who have been in detention since late 2015. The delegation led by UK-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) visited the cleric and his wife, Mallima Zeenah, on Thursday and highlighted the need for urgent investigations into …

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Samuel Chukwueze: Villarreal’s Nigerian diamond

26 April 2019 Since their Under-17 World Cup triumph in 2015, Nigerian supporters have maintained a keen interest in the development of their latest crop of talented footballers. Almost four years on, no-one is shining more brightly than Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze. His dribbling ability and tendency to shoot from range have brought about comparisons with Arjen Robben, and reports have him …

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Nigeria’s Shia protesters: A minority at odds with the government

22 April 2019 After much bloodshed, rallies continue as prominent Shia leader Ibrahim El Zakzaky languishes in prison. Four years ago, several members of Abdullahi Muhammad’s family were killed, setting off a series of events that led him to become an outspoken critic of the government. Now 32, Muhammad, a member of the country’s Shia Muslim minority, says he would …

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