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Thousands displaced by Boko Haram languish in Abuja IDP camps

Dire living conditions in Nigeria’s capital for thousands who escaped the armed group’s violence in the northeast. It’s a few minutes past 9am and Sunana Ibrahim Wariga’s daily struggle is just beginning. Wariga, a stocky 56-year old, is one of thousands who call Durumi camp in the capital home. He escaped the deadly Boko Haram rebellion in his home state of Borno …

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IMN says Nigeria will keep Zakzaky detained until he dies

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says the government in Abuja plans to keep the movement’s leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenah in detention until they die. “Are the tyrants holding the brave sheikh captive waiting for time to kill him since Allah has rescued him from their attempt to kill him using their military might?” said IMN spokesman …

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Dapchi girls: The BBC’s Stephanie Hegarty blasts Comical Lai Mohammed

Stephanie Hegarty, the BBC reporter in Lagos, was not best pleased with Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s information minister, and she vented fully on Twitter yesterday. Boko Haram terrorists abducted 110 schoolgirls from the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, on 19 February. Unlike many of Nigeria’s rulers, Hegarty has been to the scene of this atrocity that CNN’s …

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The crisis along the Nigeria/Cameroon border

On Saturday, 17 February, 2018, the AFP news service ran a report that separatist groups in Nigeria’s neighbour, the Republic of Cameroon, had declared war in their push for an independent country. This declaration, not by the official separatist group, is the result of growing frustration with what people in the region see as Yaounde’s attempts to wipe out their …

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Nigerian demonstrators in Abuja demand release of Sheikh Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the country’s prominent Shia group, held another rally yesterday, demanding the release of its leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky in the Nigerian capital Abuja.  The protest however turned violent after the Nigerian police clashed with the demonstrators and arrested several members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. Zakzaky and his wife have been in detention, despite …

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Nigeria fuel crisis: Black market thrives as price rises

Nigeria is in the midst of a severe fuel shortage causing large queues at petrol stations across the country. This has led to a thriving black market, where some vendors are selling petrol at double the approved government prices. The Government blames the fuel shortage on these vendors, saying they want to push up the prices. This shortage and hike …

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