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Ike Ekweremadu shocked by IPOB attack in Nuremberg, Germany

17 August 2019 Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu was visibly shaken by an unprecedented attack today when he arrived in Nuremberg, Germany as guest of honour at an Igbo cultural union event in the city, celebrating the annual “Iriji” (New Yam) festival. A witness at the scene told Naijiant.com that the senator for Enugu West was set upon by …

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Why has Nigeria banned a Shia Muslim group?

31 July 2019 Al Jazeera’s Inside Story programme last night took a look at the Nigerian government’s decision to get a court to proscribe the predominantly Shia group, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). Nigeria’s Muslims are mostly Sunni, including most of the northern Nigeria ruling elite, from President Muhammadu Buhari to state governors and military top brass. Many observers …

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Buhari “heavily-controlled by world powers” – historian Dahiru Yahaya

28 July 2019 Dahiru Yahaya, a professor of history at Bayero University Kano, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is doing the bidding of “world powers” by continuing to detain Shia leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, whose Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) was proscribed last week as a “terrorist group” by an Abuja High Court. Yahaya, speaking in Hausa during an interview, …

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Inside Nigeria’s kidnap crisis

3 July 2019 Nigeria is in the grip of a kidnapping epidemic. Thousands of Nigerians have fallen victim, and millions of dollars in ransoms have been paid. But the Intelligence Response Team, led by a man nicknamed “Nigeria’s Super Cop”, are taking the fight to the kidnappers. Is the unit the solution to the Nigeria’s kidnap crisis? BBC Africa’s Kunle …

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