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Nigerian forces kill Zakzaky supporter in Abuja

22 January 2020 Nigerian forces have killed one individual in an attack on protesters demanding the release of jailed Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in the capital, Abuja. The incident took place on Tuesday as security forces fired live ammunition and teargas to disperse the supporters and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), led by Sheikh Zakzaky, in …

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Human Rights Watch calls on Nigerian govt to release Omoyele Sowore, stop harassing journalists

15 November 2019 The Nigerian authorities are holding Omoyele Sowore, a former presidential candidate and democracy activist, in detention despite a November 6, 2019 bail order by an Abuja Federal High Court. The Department of State Security Services (DSS) should promptly release him. Security officials arrested Sowore, publisher of the New York-based Nigeria news website Sahara Reporters, in August, accusing him of planning an …

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UN expert on housing blasts the crisis of inhumane living in Nigeria

23 September 2019 Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, at the end of her 10 day visit to Nigeria, addressed the media in Abuja on the initial findings from her trip. Day 11 – PRESS CONFERENCE:I am deeply concerned about the urgent human rights crisis presented by the inhumane living conditions in Nigeria’s informal …

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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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