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US senator Bob Menendez condemns harassment & rearrest of Omoyele Sowore in Nigeria

7 December 2019 Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat, New Jersey, and member of the Foreign Relations Committee, has issued the following statement after Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters and New Jersey resident, was rearrested in dramatic scenes in Nigeria. Sowore was first arrested in August and was released yesterday, after the Nigerian government ignored two court orders. But he …

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London-born Joe Aribo speaks on choosing to play for Nigeria

6 December 2019 Joe Aribo, the Glasgow Rangers midfielder, born in Camberwell, south London, made a scoring debut for Nigeria against Ukraine in September this year. In this interview, he reflects on his choice to represent the country of his parents’ birth, how he looked up to Jay Jay Okocha and Peter Odemwingie and his playing style. Follow @naijiant

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Diezani Madueke implicated in diplomatic passport scandal

Nigeria’s former oil minister, Diezani Madueke, has been named in an Al Jazeera documentary, “Diplomats” for sale”, as having obtained a Dominican Republic diplomatic passport to avoid prosecution for corruption. Madueke, currently in London, is facing several charges of corruption and money laundering both back in Nigeria and in the UK. The programme reveals that a few days before she …

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Wole Soyinka: Nigeria on a horrendous descent into an abyss of inhumanity

22 November 2019 Nobel literature laureate and activist Wole Soyinka described his country, Nigeria, as being in an “intractable situation” in which it was on what he called “a horrendous descent into an abyss of inhumanity”. This was due to the “astronomical rise in kidnapping for ransom, rape, paedophilia, sex trafficking” and other forms of inhumanity across the country. Soyinka …

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Nigeria: People With Mental Health Conditions Chained, Abused

11 November 2019 Ban Chaining; Provide Mental Health Services Thousands of people with mental health conditions across Nigeria are chained and locked up in various facilities where they face terrible abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. Detention, chaining, and violent treatment are pervasive in many settings, including state hospitals, rehabilitation centers, traditional healing centers, and both Christian and Islamic faith-based facilities. “People …

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Nigerian pastor Nims Obunge runs for London mayor

8 November 2019 Nims Obunge is the senior pastor of Freedom’s Ark Church, in Bruce Grove, Tottenham, and well known among Nigerians and other black people in London, from his ministry and work with several faith organisations, government and voluntary agencies around curbing violent crime in the British capital. He is running as an independent to be mayor of London …

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Victims of Zaria massacre still wait for justice

7 November 2019 Musa Mahmud has finally been discharged after spending four years seeking medical treatment for injuries sustained during the December 2015 Zaria Massacre. He can now walk with a limp, but sits down with a lot of difficulty because he cannot bend his two legs. Medical doctors in Nigeria and Iran have worked hard to save his two …

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Nigeria border closure: Businesses complain of revenue loss

26 October 2019 The government says it wants to stop smugglers and criminals who pose a threat to the country and its economy and will keep the borders closed for now. Business owners in Nigeria are complaining they have lost hundreds of millions of dollars since the government closed a border crossing with neighbouring Benin. Authorities say they are trying to stop illegal …

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