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‘There’s a growing dictatorship of disinformation in Nigeria’

28 May 2020 The coronavirus lockdown in Nigeria has let the genie out of the bottle, writer Richard Ali says. The ensuing rise in ethnic populism in the digital space has to be confronted by journalists and artists alike. Forced to provide large-scale social services for the first time, our government has clearly failed us in this pandemic. The coronavirus …

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The long shadow of Biafra lingers over Nigeria

14 January 2020 The Biafra War led to the deaths of at least 1-2 million people in just 30 months — many of them children. January 15 marks 50 years since the end of the brutal conflict. The consequences can still be felt today. Uchenna Chikwendu rarely speaks about the Biafra War. The 67-year-old lives in Enugu, the provincial capital …

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Police fire stun grenades and rubber bullets at IPOB protesters in Pretoria demanding Nigerian President Buhari “takes a DNA test”

4 October 2019 As police clashed with protesters outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Nigerian President Buhari faced a raft of strange accusations on Thursday. Granted, things get a little crazy with politics in South Africa. But it seems our Nigerian brothers and sisters are taking things one step further. As President Buhari came to give a speech in Pretoria following …

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Kan EU believe IPOB?

12 September 2019 There has been a social media storm about a purported visit to address the European Union parliament in Brussels by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who are campaigning for the secession of Nigeria’s predominantly Igbo southeast from the rest of country. The hoopla was kicked off by Kanu with a …

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UN calls for urgent action to end violence in Nigeria

4 September 2019 UN special rapporteur says deadly attacks rocking Nigeria could have a ripple effect throughout the region. The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings condemned rising violence across Nigeria and a “lack of accountability” for perpetrators. Agnes Callamard, speaking at a news conference on Monday in Nigeria’s capital, said the country needed urgent action to end the “pressure cooker” of violence …

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John Pilger on British hypocrisy during the Biafran war

3 September 2019 A picture of Harold Wilson, the British prime minister during the Nigerian civil war – 1967 to 1970 – has emerged on social media, with him allegedly saying that half a million dead Biafrans wouldn’t result in a change of British policy from supporting the Nigerian side against the Biafran rebels. It is not quite clear if …

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