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‘It feels like there’s no hope’: Nigeria’s worsening job crisis

27 November 2018 Four out of every 10 people in the country’s workforce are either unemployed or underemployed. There has been one single promise that has dominated the election manifestos of Nigeria’s presidential candidates as they seek to lure the support of the country’s voters ahead of polls in February: jobs, jobs and more jobs. This has also been the one issue …

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Nigerians again wage protest rally to call for Zakzaky’s release

18 November 2018 Nigerian Muslims have once again waged protest rally in the capital of Abuja to demand the release of top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Calling for justice for the 65-year-old cleric, who was beaten and arrested in 2015 along with his wife on trumped-up allegations, the protesters chanted slogans in support of Zakzaky on Saturday and insisting …

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Barbaric Nigerian military spokesman justifies killing of Shia civilians on TV

4 November 2018 Brigadier-General John Agim, the acting director of defence information, said in an interview yesterday in response to why the Nigerian army gunned down about 46 Shia Muslims in the country’s capital of Abuja that: “Nobody can take on the military.  We don’t have rubber bullets”, adding chillingly, that anyone prepared to “take on” the army better “be …

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Nigeria’s security forces must be held accountable for killing of at least 45 peaceful Shi’a protesters

2 November 2018 Strong evidence that soldiers used automatic firearms on Shi’a Muslims holding religious procession and protest At least 39 protesters killed, and 122 injured, in a single day Victims include men, women and children An investigation by Amnesty International shows that the horrific use of excessive force by soldiers and police led to the killing of at least …

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Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on Shias is on a “contract” with Saudi Arabia – IMN spokesman

2 November 2018 Ibrahim Musa, a spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said on Iran’s Press TV yesterday that Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, gave Nigeria a “contract” to deal with the Shia-dominated movement. Saudi Arabia and its ruling family belong to the Sunni Islamic sect.  Musa was speaking as a guest on the Iranian state-owned …

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The Archbishop of Canterbury needs to come clean about his relationship with Buhari

14 October 2018 Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, had dinner with President Muhammdu Buhari last night at the presidential villa in Abuja. President @MBuhari hosts his friend, @JustinWelby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Church of England, to a dinner tonight at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. — Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) October 13, …

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