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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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“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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