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US opposes Nigeria plan to hand looted Abacha funds to Governor Bagudu

21 February 2020 The U.S. is opposing plans by Nigeria’s government to hand about $100 million the American authorities say was stolen by deceased former dictator Sani Abacha to a top ruling party official. The disagreement may hamper future cooperation between the two nations to recover state money moved offshore by Abacha, who Transparency International estimates may have looted as …

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Should Nigeria have released Boko Haram suspects?

20 February 2020 The Nigerian government recently announced that it had released about 1,400 Boko Haram suspects. The reason given was they had repented and were to be re-integrated into society. The government said the releases – which happened in three tranches – were part of its four-year old de-radicalisation programme called Operation Safe Corridor. The announcement generated a lot of angst. Opposition …

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Armed bandits kill dozens in northwest Nigeria

18 February 2020 Armed bandits have killed at least 30 people in raids on two villages in northwestern Nigeria. Gambo Isah, a spokesman for police in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Katsina, said on Sunday that dozens of gunmen on motorcycles had attacked the villages of Tsauwa and Dankar on Friday. “The bandits killed 21 people in Tsauwa and another nine …

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Nigeria could see could see oil production drop 35%

16 February 2020 Africa’s largest oil producer could see oil production fall by 35 percent as low oil prices and regulatory uncertainty threaten to prompt oil majors to postpone final investment decisions. OPEC member Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa and it pumped 1.776 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in January 2020, according to OPEC’s secondary …

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