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#EndSARS: British MPs suggest sanctions against Nigeria

24 November 2020 British MPs yesterday debated sanctions against the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari following an e-petition against the shooting of unarmed EndSARS protesters in Lagos. The petition was signed by 220,330 people in the UK, many of whom were constituents of the MPS that contributed to the debate. Theresa Villiers, the Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet, started the …

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Priti Patel repeatedly backed company accused of obtaining Nigerian gas contract through corruption

21 November 2020 Home secretary sought to intervene in on behalf of firm in dispute with Nigerian government Priti Patel sought to publicly intervene three times on behalf of an offshore company which has been accused in a British court of obtaining a £100m contract from the Nigerian government through corruption. She repeatedly backed the company, Process & Industrial Development …

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#EndSARS: DJ Switch on CNN says Nigeria is a dictatorship

18 November 2020 DJ Switch, a Nigerian celebrity and activist who witnessed the shooting of unarmed protesters by Nigerian soldiers at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on October 20 during an End SARS protest, was interviewed by CNN’s Becky Anderson this evening. It was a very emotional situation as the DJ, aka Obianuju Ude, recalled the events of that tragic night, …

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Nigeria: Ogoni 9 activists remembered 25 years on

9 November 2020 On November 10, 1995, nine Nigerian environmental activists accused of murder were executed by Sani Abacha’s military regime. Their deaths sparked an international outcry that lingers to this day. Tired of seeing the environmental pollution and the exploitation of natural resources in his native Ogoniland, Ken Saro-Wiwa founded the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People …

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Fear dominates the lives of Nigerians: the consequences are dire

2 November 2020 Is Nigeria a failed state? Former president and would-be elder statesman Olusegun Obasanjo seems to think so… well, almost. On October 1, 2020 – the day Nigeria marked 60 years of independence from colonial rule – the former president claimed Nigeria is fast drifting toward a failed and badly divided state… Of course, Obasanjo’s statement is self-serving. The …

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Nigerian youth demand political reforms and end to police brutality

31 October 2020 President Muhammad Buhari’s appeal for protesters against the special anti-robbery police unit SARS to stop their demands for reform and work with the government is likely to be in vain. First of all, it was astounding that he failed to mention the dozen people who had died as a result of the weeks-long protests during his national broadcast. And there is …

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Nigeria’s #EndSARS protest: De-escalate tensions, start deep police reform

28 October 2020 What began as an orderly demonstration against an abusive police squad has become a national crisis in Nigeria. To lower the temperature, the government needs to move quickly to investigate wrongdoing by security agencies, give victims the justice they deserve and initiate far-reaching police reforms.  Unprecedented protests against police brutality have spun into deadly clashes in several …

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