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Usman dan Fodio: Founder of the Sokoto Caliphate

24 February 2020 He was a religious teacher who became the leader of a revolution: Usman dan Fodio, respectfully referred to as Sheikh, criticized the elites and changed the political system in present-day northern Nigeria. What was Usman dan Fodio’s background? Usman dan Fodio was born on December 15, 1754 in the village of Maratta, in the Hausa-speaking city state …

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Wilfred Ndidi’s importance to Leicester highlighted by his absence

21 February 2020 Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed yesterday that midfield anchorman Wilfred Ndidi will miss their tasty clash at home against Manchester City tomorrow evening. Ndidi has missed Leicester’s last two Premier League matches against Chelsea and Wolves, which ended in draws, following knee surgery. Rodgers said: “Wilf won’t be available for the weekend. He’s still in a …

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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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