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Piracy in Nigeria

Bertrand Monnet, a French academic and filmmaker, examines the rise of piracy in the oil-rich Niger Delta. This video was first broadcast on Al Jazeera Follow @naijiant

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Who’s policing Nigeria’s police?

The Nigerian police force, seen by many as a bad joke, has set up a complaints unit. Would Nigerians use this service effectively? Would the police take action against the complaints? Or would they harass the complainants? Is it just PR or would this become an effective tool in combating police corruption and excesses? Watch Assistant Commissioner of Police Abayomi …

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Oil has been a curse to Nigeria – Wole Soyinka

Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka said having oil in large quantities has been a curse to Nigeria rather than a blessing. He was speaking last week at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Centenary Lecture. Watch the event: The writer and activist explained that oil was a curse “most especially because leadership was so careless …

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Goodluck sugarcoating failure

Former president Goodluck Jonathan spoke to the Oxford Union yesterday (Monday 24 October). This was as part of the “Transformation Agenda” project by Jonathan’s handlers to transform someone who was an intellectual pygmy in office into a statesman after his (s)election defeat last year. While his successor Muhammadu Buhari’s incompetence and bumbling in office may be making some Nigerians see …

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Kelechi Iheanacho rescues Manchester City

Super-sub Kelechi Iheanacho scored 10 minutes after coming on at half-time to rescue a point for Manchester City at home to a dogged and well-organised Southampton in the Premier League this afternoon. Following a 4-0 drubbing against Barcelona in the midweek Champions League fixture, City were looking to end a four game streak without a win. But Southampton had other …

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Ahmed Musa opens his Premier League account

Ahmed Musa scored his first goal in the Premier League as champions Leicester City beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at home today. The Nigerian winger had struggled to find his form since signing for the Foxes in the summer from CSKA Moscow and got his chance in the starting line-up as coach Claudio Ranieri decided to rest some players after the …

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Russia Today described Buhari as a “Western puppet”

A Russia Today news programme “Nigeria’s Petrol Poverty” talked about the role of the oil majors in Nigerian poverty, how the West has turned a blind eye to their excesses and “embraced” the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, despite a long list of human rights abuses. President Barack Obama once said Buhari was “doing a good job” to the incredulity …

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