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#EndSARS: British MPs suggest sanctions against Nigeria

24 November 2020 British MPs yesterday debated sanctions against the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari following an e-petition against the shooting of unarmed EndSARS protesters in Lagos. The petition was signed by 220,330 people in the UK, many of whom were constituents of the MPS that contributed to the debate. Theresa Villiers, the Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet, started the …

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#EndSARS: DJ Switch on CNN says Nigeria is a dictatorship

18 November 2020 DJ Switch, a Nigerian celebrity and activist who witnessed the shooting of unarmed protesters by Nigerian soldiers at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on October 20 during an End SARS protest, was interviewed by CNN’s Becky Anderson this evening. It was a very emotional situation as the DJ, aka Obianuju Ude, recalled the events of that tragic night, …

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Boiling point for Nigeria? Old guard under pressure after #EndSARS bloodbath

23 October 2020 How did overwhelmingly peaceful protests against police brutality turn into a bloodbath in Lagos? The anger is still palpable in Africa’s largest city after the army reportedly opened fire on unarmed demonstrators in the city centre. Amnesty International says at least 12 were killed. Why the bloodbath at Lekki Toll Plaza? What response from Nigeria’s old guard …

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#EndSars protest: Nigeria has no president – Farooq Kperogi

14 October 2020 I've said many times Nigeria has no president. You have an insentient, breathing mannequin in Aso Rock masquerading as "president." It was Sanwo-Olu who briefed Buhari on what d IGP would do on #EndSARSProtest. Buhari has no clue what's going on. He isn't even aware he's aliveūüė• pic.twitter.com/CFGm2NShsN— Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D (@farooqkperogi) October 13, 2020 Follow @naijiant

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Nigerian traders angered by Ghana shop closures

15 September 2020 Nigerian traders in Ghana have accused local authorities of discrimination after many had their shops closed in the capital Accra.¬†¬† They say it’s part of a trade war in the region that has seen foreign businessmen fighting for control over local retail with native Ghanaians since 2019. Since last year the Ghana Union of Traders Association has …

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What’s being done to keep learning going in northern Nigeria?

10 September 2020 In observance of the first-ever ‚ÄėInternational Day to Protect Education from Attack‚Äô on 9 September, Al Jazeera’s The Stream is partnering with Witness to discuss a new documentary on the subject. Ahmad the Architect follows Ahmad Buba, a man on a mission to help his native Nigeria undo the harm caused by Boko Haram, an armed group …

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Videos of Nigerian wedding massacre, mass burials go viral amid call for end to ethnic violence

3 August 2020 Violence in the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna escalated in July as reports of massacres and arson attacks emerged from villages in the region. The attacks, characterised by the government as ‚Äúpolitically-motivated banditry‚ÄĚ, have increased tensions between the Fulani and Atyap ethnic groups. Photos and videos of mass burials went viral on Nigerian social media networks as …

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Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan

17 May 2020 The cost of some items has doubled, and prices are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends. Nigerians are complaining about rising food prices during Ramadan. The cost of some items has doubled, and they are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris has been speaking with …

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