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Nigeria cracks down on separatists as security issues mount in the north

22 July 2021 The arrest of another separatist activist wanted by Nigeria sends a clear message that President Buhari won’t tolerate secessionist aspirations. But critics say there’s much more at play than just arresting figureheads. Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Adeyemo, known popularly in Nigeria as Sunday Igboho, was arrested in neighboring Benin on Monday evening, according to media reports. He …

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What drives the Indigenous People of Biafra’s relentless efforts for secession

16 July 2021 In late June, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, was rearrested. He was first arrested back in October 2015 for treasonable felony as well as disturbing the peace and violations of human rights. He jumped bail and fled Nigeria in 2017. Kanu’s rearrest was greeted with euphoria in government circles. This is because he has established himself …

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Lessons from the treatment of England’s black players

13 July 2021 England lost to Italy in the final of the European Championships on Sunday via a penalty shootout, with 19 year old Bukayo Saka missing the crucial last penalty kick. Coincidentally, all three penalty misses by England were from black players – Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford. But Saka is of interest to our Nigerian readers because …

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Wole Soyinka: Nnamdi Kanu was kidnapped

7 July 2021 Wole Soyinka spoke to the BBC about the recent abduction of Biafran separatist Nnamdi Kanu calling it a “kidnap”. The Nobel Prize in Literature winner predicted that there would be an outcry when the truth about how Kanu was captured is revealed. Kanu was reportedly based in the United Kingdom and had a British passport, while leading …

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Nigeria’s decision to ban Twitter has no legal basis. Here’s why

25 June 2021 In early June, the Nigerian government announced that it had banned the use of Twitter in the country. This followed the media platform’s decision to delete a tweet by the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, on the grounds that it violated the platform’s rules. The Attorney General of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, vowed to prosecute violators of the ban, a threat that …

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Has Nigeria benefited from “democracy”?

16 June 2021 It’s rich in resources. It’s got Africa’s biggest population. And it’s enjoyed democracy since 1999. But Nigeria is facing numerous challenges. Mass kidnappings, attacks by armed groups and criminal gangs, corruption and lack of jobs have angered many. Widespread protests last year against an anti-robbery police unit led to the killing of protesters. Nigerians are now calling …

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Twitter restricted in Nigeria after government decree

5 June 2021 Suspension comes two days after the social media giant deleted a tweet from President Buhari’s account for violating its rules. Telecoms operators in Nigeria have restricted access to Twitter, a day after the government announced its indefinite suspension for activities “capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. The suspension in Africa’s most populous country came two days after the social …

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