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Jamilu Collins: Facing Bayern Munich was the toughest game of my career

29 September 2019 Paderborn defender Jamilu Collins struggled at the start of Saturday’s game against Bayern Munich but then gave his team hope. Despite defeat, the 25-year-old Nigerian’s first performance on a bigger stage was promising. Jamilu Collins looked as though he had just finished a training session. He had taken his shirt off, revealing his six pack, but there …

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Nigeria’s Attorney-General Abubakar Malami embarrassed in BBC interview

28 September 2019 Nigeria’s attorney-general Abubakar Malami must have felt like a criminal in the dock as he was grilled yesterday by the BBC’s Peter Okwoche. Malami was once described by Second Republic politician Junaid Mohammed as a “joker” and a former “charge and bail lawyer” in Kano. It was no joke in this interview, with Malami showing he was …

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Kan EU believe IPOB?

12 September 2019 There has been a social media storm about a purported visit to address the European Union parliament in Brussels by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who are campaigning for the secession of Nigeria’s predominantly Igbo southeast from the rest of country. The hoopla was kicked off by Kanu with a …

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Nigeria: Military Holding Children as Boko Haram Suspects

10 September 2019 Thousands Have Been Held in Deplorable Conditions The Nigerian military has arbitrarily detained thousands of children in degrading and inhuman conditions for suspected involvement with the armed Islamist group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Many children are held without charge for months or years in squalid and severely overcrowded military barracks, with no …

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The Nigeria We Want

UNICEF and partners to host the first edition of the Naija Youth Talk event to mark the 2019 International Literacy Day. Young people today live in a world of unlimited potential. However, despite gains in the situation facing Nigerian children and young people in recent years, much remains to be done. Too many Nigerian children and young people are being …

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Nigeria works to end violence in ‘Wild West’

8 September 2019 After years of military action in north-west Nigeria, the government is choosing dialogue to end killings and kidnapping mainly by nomadic cattle herders. Government officials say they want to tackle the injustices that fueled the crisis in the first place. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Zamfara in northwestern Nigeria. Follow @naijiant

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Alex Iwobi is hungry to create more special Everton memories

29 August 2019 Alex Iwobi set out his ambition to “create more memories” at Everton after marking his maiden start for the Club with a goal in the Blues’ 4-2 victory over Lincoln City on Wednesday night. With the score level at 2-2 approaching the final 10 minutes of the contest, the former Arsenal man headed in from close range …

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Nigeria: Anguish, poverty confront trafficking survivors

27 August 2019 End detention in shelters, provide more support says Human Rights Watch Many survivors of sex and labor trafficking struggle with unaddressed health challenges, poverty, and abhorrent conditions upon their return to Nigeria. Nigerian authorities have failed to provide the assistance that survivors need to rebuild their lives and have unlawfully detained many of the already traumatized women and …

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Nigerian police battle a growing kidnapping crisis

25 August 2019 Nigeria is in the grip of a kidnapping crisis. Thousands of Nigerians have fallen victims to a rise in the crime and are having to pay millions of dollars in ransom. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Kaduna, an area known as a kidnapping hotspot. Follow @naijiant

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