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UN housing rights expert visits Nigeria

15 September 2019 The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, is in Nigeria on a visit expected to last from 13 to 23 September 2019. “I look forward to travelling to the most populous nation in Africa to explore the challenges and opportunities facing Nigeria with regard to its implementation of the right to housing,” …

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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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South Africa closes embassies in Nigeria after threats

5 September 2019 South Africa has temporarily closed its embassies in Abuja and Lagos as it seeks to contain the fallout from xenophobic attacks in its own country. South Africa’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Lunga Ngqengelele, said the government had closed its diplomatic missions in Nigeria on Wednesday “after receiving reports and threats.” Ngqengelele said the decision to suspend operations at …

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Nigeria: Deadly Crackdown on Shia Protest

24 July 2019 Allow peaceful demonstrations; End use of excessive force Nigerian police fired apparently unlawfully on a peaceful protest by the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in the capital, Abuja, on July 22, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Eleven protesters, a journalist, and a police officer were killed, while dozens of others were wounded or arrested, according to …

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Nigeria: Deaths as security forces clash with Shia protesters

22 July 2019 At least four demonstrators killed in the capital Abuja as Shia group continues to demand the release of jailed leader. At least four people were killed in the capital following clashes between security forces and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, according to the Shia group. Demonstrators again took to the streets of Abuja on Monday …

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Police fire guns during Shi’ite protest in Nigeria capital

12 July 2019 Police fired guns and teargas in a clash with a protesting Shi’ite Muslim group in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja, Reuters witnesses saw on Thursday. Two Reuters witnesses heard gunshots and one saw policemen fire their weapons in an effort to disperse hundreds who gathered outside government buildings to demand the release of their leader. The Reuters witness …

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Pastor Sarah Omakwu slams Buhari’s inaction on insecurity in Nigeria

24 June 2019 Pastor Sarah Omakwu of the Family Worship Centre in Abuja delivered a sermon at her church two weeks ago about insecurity in Nigeria that has since gone viral over social media. In the sermon at the megachurch that lasted close to 20 minutes, Omakwu spoke about Nigeria not being an Islamic country, suggesting President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t …

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EU Election Observation Mission report on Nigeria’s 2019 (s)election

16 June 2019 Press release EU election observation mission presents final report with recommendations for electoral reform The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Nigeria today [15 June 2019] released its final report on the 2019 general elections, which contains 30 recommendations to improve future electoral processes. The mission concluded that the systemic failings seen in the elections, …

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