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20 years of democracy: Has Nigeria changed for the better?

12 June 2019 Two decades after the West African country’s army handed power to a civilian leader, many question if life has improved. Two decades ago, in a colourful ceremony held in the capital, Abuja, Nigeria’s military handed over power to an elected civilian leader. Generals had ruled the oil-rich West African country for the previous 15 years. The ceremony …

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Nigeria: Widespread violence ushers in President’s new term

10 June 2019 The Nigeria elections in 2019 that brought President Muhammadu Buhari back into office for a second term were marred by political violence, some of it by soldiers and police officers, Human Rights Watch said. Buhari should take concrete steps to address the widespread political violence, and to ensure accountability for human rights abuses by soldiers and police as he …

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Militants wreak havoc in Nigerian village, kill 25 soldiers

26 May 2019 Suspected Daesh-linked militants have killed more than two dozen soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria, in the second deadly attack on the army this week. The militants, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist organization, killed at least 25 soldiers and an unspecified number of civilians in the ambush in Borno …

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Nigeria failing in the challenge posed by Islamic State

18 May 2019 Three years after Boko Haram broke apart, one faction, the Islamic State in West Africa Province, is forming a proto-state in northern Nigeria. The state should press its military offensive against the jihadists but also try undercutting their appeal by improving governance and public services. What’s new? The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter of …

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Nigeria: The other terror

8 May 2019 The revival of Boko Haram violence in the northeast has pushed the death toll (since 2011) of this Islamic terror group to over 25,000. Boko Haram has also shut down most of the schools in areas where they operate and caused most of the Christians in the northeast to flee the Moslem north for the Christian south. …

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Boko Haram seizes military base in NE Nigeria: sources

4 May 2019 Boko Haram jihadists have seized a military base in northeast Nigeria, days after an attack left five troops dead and 30 missing, security sources and residents said Saturday.  A column of fighters from the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in trucks and on motorcycles stormed into the base in the town of Magumeri, 50 kilometres …

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