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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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Helicopter attack on Nigerian civilians puts British pilot training under fresh scrutiny

13 May 2021 Declassified UK visited villages in Nigeria ruined by indiscriminate air strikes, which killed civilians, levelled marketplaces and hit a school — months after they revealed Nigerian air force pilots were secretly training in the UK. Amnesty International calls for “a major overhaul of the way that military training is regulated” by the UKNigerian lawyers condemn the airstrikes …

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No shortage of stupidity from Chris Ngige

3 April 2021 Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, once said that is opponent Chris Ngige was “too short” to be a governor. Ngigie, an ex senator and former governor of Anambra State, is now Nigeria’s labour minister. He may be diminutive in stature but intelligence is where he chronically comes up short. Ngige was at it on Channels …

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UK court: Nigerian farmers can sue Shell over pollution

12 February 2021 Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that more than 40,000 people can make claims against the European energy giant following decades of oil spills in the Niger Delta region. A group of Nigerian farmers and fishermen can sue Royal Dutch Shell PLC in English courts over pollution from decades of oil spills,  Britain’s highest court ruled on Friday. Five …

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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: British MP Chi Onwurah presents petition in Parliament

17 November 2020 Chi Onwurah, the MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central, today presented a petition against the shooting of EndSARS protesters in Lagos last month. Onwurah, born in Northumberland of a Nigerian father and an English mother from Newcastle, said when she presented the petition: “I rise to present a petition calling for the Government to rally international condemnation …

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The UK’s House of Lords debates “religious violence” in Nigeria

22 September 2020 The UK’s upper legislative chamber, the House of Lords, yesterday held a debate on the “religious violence” in Nigeria, with several contributors drawing from their experience to attempt to get the UK government to put pressure on the Nigerian government to deal effectively with the problem. Lord Anderson said “it is clearly beyond the capacity, or perhaps …

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UK home secretary Priti Patel’s “priti strange” relationship with company suing Nigeria for $10bn

9 September 2020 British investigative journalism magazine Private Eye has again raised questions about the relationship between UK home secretary, Priti Patel and a company claiming $10bn in damages against the Nigerian government. From the current edition of “The Eye”: ‘If Nigeria want to take part in global markets, it must shape up and honour its obligations’, thundered Priti Patel, …

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Nigeria: Unfolding genocide – new report launched

18 June 2020 The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has launched a new report in Westminster on Monday entitled Nigeria – Unfolding Genocide? The report launch featured speeches from the Chair of the APPG, Jim Shannon MP, Co-Chair Baroness Cox, and Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu who was kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago and has …

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