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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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“Nigeria is in trouble for Buhari’s 2nd term” – Aso Rock source

14 June 2019 Fear and loathing lurk around officials in the corridors and offices of Nigeria’s sprawling presidential villa at Aso Rock in Abuja as President Muhammadu Buhari eases himself into his second term in office, which officially started on 29 May. A senior member of staff at the “Villa” revealed to Naijiant.com what life is like working in the …

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INEC planning to ignore court order on Okorocha’s case – source

8 June 2019 A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should issue a certificate of return to former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha.  The Returning Officer in the February 23 senatorial election for Imo West Senatorial District (Orlu Zone) had declared that Okorocha, the outgoing governor, had won the (s)election. However, …

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Another Buhari blooper: “I visited all 36 states in Abuja”

15 April 2019 A video of President Muhammadu Buhari has emerged on social media with him speaking to a group of Nigerians during a visit to Dubai last week. The president appears in his comments to have granted full independent status to the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja by claiming that, during the (s)election campaign in March, he “visited all …

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United States embassy “disappointed” with electoral fraud in Nigeria

22 March 2019 The US mission in Abuja issued a statement on the ongoing (s)elections in Nigeria. The statement is reproduced in full below. The United States once again congratulates the Nigerian people’s commitment to the democratic process throughout the election season.  The United States supports a democratic process where the will of the Nigerian people is reflected in the results.  …

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Shi’ites protest at US embassy in Abuja, claim America is supporting terrorism in Nigeria

8 March 2019 Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the predominantly Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), protested in front of the United States embassy in Abuja yesterday, claiming that the US was “promoting terrorism” in Nigeria by backing the Nigerian government’s brutality against Shia Muslims. Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky staged a protest to @USEmbassyAbuja condemning the …

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