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Extract from ‘The Journey’: Responses to the archive

This sequence of texts was written in response to various photographs of Nigeria made between 1920 and 1929 that form part of the Colonial Office photographic collection The post Extract from ‘The Journey’: Responses to the archive appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Penny wise Nigeria stick with struggling coach Rohr

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria will resist the temptation to sack under-fire coach Gernot Rohr despite a worrying winless run, national team chiefs insisted Friday. Sports minister Sunday Dare has questioned the competence of the German... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Nigeria's End Sars protests: Candlelight vigil for man killed by thugs

Nigeria #EndSars protester Anthony Unuode, who was killed in Abuja by thugs, was buried at the weekend.
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Nigeria looting hits capital

Huge crowds ransacked food warehouses in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday in the latest looting to hit the country during a wave of unrest.
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24-hour curfew declared in Africa's biggest city

Protesters gathered at a Lagos city centre tollgate which has become the epicentre of widespread demonstrations were shot at on Tuesday evening, according to four witnesses who fled the scene. It was unclear who shot at the protesters but several hundred people were present, in defiance of a curfew imposed hours earlier by the government as youth-led protests that began 12 days ago have spiralled. Authorities on Tuesday imposed a round-the-clock curfew on the Nigerian state of Lagos - including ...
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Nigeria’s Protests Over Police Torture and Killings Go Viral

ABUJA, Nigeria—On October 3, a horrific video went viral on social media, which showed officers from Nigerian police force’s notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) dragging two young men from a hotel in Lagos and executing one of them in the street.The video was a tipping point for many Nigerians. For the past three weeks, tens of thousands across the country have taken to the streets calling for the scrapping of SARS. The government, after years of inaction on the violent unit, has finally...
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Elnathan John: Our merciful Nigerian father

“They say people disappear, young men with dreadlocked hair, with tattoos, or even just carrying a laptop in a backpack,” writes Elnathan John in a reflective essay about Nigeria. The post Elnathan John: Our merciful Nigerian father appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, Protests, Police Brutality, Lagos, Sars, Openaccess, Abuja, Top Six, Elnathan John, Nigerian Police, Feminist Coalition, Special Anti-Robbery Squad

Nigeria: Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu V Dr. Sampson Ogah (2016) LPELR – 40845 (CA) - Olumide Babalola LP

In a decision handed down on Thursday 18th August 2016, a full panel of Abuja division of the Court of Appeal seemed to have taken a novel
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South Africa: Africa Update 2020 – Nigeria - Adams & Adams

Following last year's release of the first-ever compendium of trade mark opposition rulings by the Registry, a workshop with senior trade mark officials was held in Abuja, in collaboration with INTA.
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Police fire teargas at Nigerians protesting at alleged brutality, witnesses say

Nigerian police used teargas on Friday to disperse dozens of people in the capital Abuja who had gathered to protest at alleged brutality by members of a special police unit, witnesses said. Protesters, some holding placards, ran as clouds of teargas hung in the air. Multiple people at the incident said on Twitter that police had fired the canisters.
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Blasphemy convictions spark Nigerian debate over sharia law

Fuad Adeyemi, an imam in Nigeria's capital Abuja, respects those who believe that a 22-year-old man accused of sharing a blasphemous message on WhatsApp should be punished. On the same day, the court sentenced a 13-year-old boy, Omar Farouq, to 10 years in prison, also for blasphemy. The sentences caused an international outcry and sparked a broader debate in Nigeria about the role of Islamic law in a country roughly evenly split between a predominantly Muslim north and mainly Christian south.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Muslim, Abuja, Omar Farouq, Fuad Adeyemi

The Great Commission: when does ‘go’ become ‘stay’?

International (MNN) -- An anthem for getting involved in Gospel missions is ‘pray, give, and go’. The ‘go’ piece comes directly from the Great Commission when Jesus commanded His disciples in Matthew 28:19 , “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” But is the Western Church’s approach in going overseas for missions always what’s needed? When does ‘go’ become ‘stay’? Ed Weaver, CEO of  Spoken Worldwide...
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Mpape Crushed Rock: Nigerians flock to new Abuja beauty spot

Nigeria's Mpape Crushed Rock is an unlikely tourist sensation for fun-seekers near the capital, Abuja.
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Nigeria to reopen airports for international flights from Aug. 29

Nigeria will reopen its airports for international flights from Aug. 29, its aviation minister said on Monday. The airports have been closed since March 23 to all but essential international flights as part of the country's efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said four flights would begin landing daily in Lagos, and four in Abuja, with strict protocols.
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Afrobeats star Naira Marley fined after lockdown concert

The airline he jetted to Abuja with said it mistook the music star for a judge with the same surname.
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She Flew Missions Against ISIS-Backed Terrorists—and Died in a Suspicious ‘Accident’

ABUJA, Nigeria—She was so young and daring, and a thorn in the side of ISIS-backed terrorists and bandits in north-central Nigeria. Her profile was rising fast and in her already extraordinary career she’d broken through the military glass ceiling. But the life of Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria's first-ever female combat helicopter pilot, was cut short on July 14 when she died in a strange and sudden accident. According to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), Arotile was “inadvertently hit by the reversi...
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The Saudis’ Preaching Inspired Terror, and Then It Turned on Them

If you recognize the term “Wahhabi” or “Wahhabism,” the conservative state religion of Saudi Arabia, it’s probably because of 9/11. It was in the wake of that attack that institutions like Freedom House began to publish reports about “Wahhabi ideology” that seemed to provide some intellectual context for a senseless event. The same goes for Salafism, for which there wasn’t even a standard spelling in 2001: The Guardian went with “Salafee” in one post-9/11 article.Trump Administration Preps New W...
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Coach Rohr vows to make Nigeria champions of Africa again

Abuja (AFP) – Coach Gernot Rohr said he made sacrifices in his new contract with Nigeria in order to guide the country to a fourth Africa Cup of Nations triumph. Rohr, 66, has extended his... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Nigeria coach Rohr sets to sign new contract

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr will sign a new contract next week after agreeing terms to extend his four-year stay with one of Africa’s football powerhouses, the national football body said Tuesday. During... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Ex-Nigeria attacker Obasi in 2014 World Cup bribe claim

Abuja (AFP) – Former Nigeria striker Chinedu Obasi alleged on Sunday he was asked to pay a bribe to feature at the 2014 World Cup, before eventually missing out on selection. Obasi, 33, who has... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Nigeria reopens main cities Lagos and Abuja as lockdowns phased out

Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in largest city Lagos, heralding the reopening of Africa's biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdowns imposed to contain the new coronavirus. The government has said a 24-hour, stay-at-home order in place since March 30 in Abuja and the states of Lagos and Ogun - with exceptions only for food shopping and health-related trips - will be lifted gradually over a six-week period.
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Coronavirus lockdown: Nigerians cautious as restrictions eased in Lagos and Abuja

Businesses in key areas reopen but some are reluctant to return to work over health fears.
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Coronavirus: Nigeria to ease Abuja and Lagos lockdowns on 4 May

There will be new nationwide measures, including a night-time curfew and mandatory face masks.
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Coronavirus: Nigeria to ease Abuja and Lagos lockdowns on 4 May

There will be new nationwide measures, including a night-time curfew and mandatory face masks.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Lagos, Abuja

Nigeria to ease lockdown for millions in key cities

Nigeria will start easing a coronavirus lockdown covering its largest city Lagos and capital Abuja from May 4, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday. "I have approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures," Buhari said in a televised broadcast. More than 25 million residents in Abuja, Lagos and neighbouring Ogun state have been under federal lockdown since March 30 and other states have introduced their own restrictions.
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Nigeria to begin 'phased and gradual' easing of lockdowns in Lagos, Abuja

Nigeria will begin a "phased and gradual" easing of more than four weeks of lockdowns in the national capital and the largest city on May 4, President Muhammadu Buhari said in an address on Monday. Lagos and Ogun states and the federal capital territory of Abuja entered lockdowns to tame the spread of the new coronavirus on March 30. Confirmed cases of the new virus have roughly quadrupled since a lockdown extension was announced on April 13, to 1,273 cases and 40 deaths, most concentrated in ...
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Coronavirus live news: 1m tests to be rolled out across Africa, as WHO warns over Europe situation

Trump casts doubt on China death toll; WHO chief hopes US will remain a ‘friend’; almost 700 test positive on French aircraft carrierCoronavirus latest: at a glanceTrump fans flames of Chinese lab theory during daily briefingAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.23pm BST Japan has expanded its state of emergency to cover the entire country, AFP reports.My colleague in Tokyo, Justin McCurry, earlier reported that Shinzo Abe, the country’s prime minister, w...
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Africa's biggest city Lagos locks down to defend against coronavirus

Lagos, Africa's largest city of at least 20 million people, ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Lagos' usual unending cacophony and interminable "go slows" or traffic jams were gone. Security forces manned frequent checkpoints where cars crawled through one by one.
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Coronavirus Erupts in Africa—Along With Deadly Rumors and Fear

ABUJA, Nigeria—Since late February, when Nigeria recorded its first case of COVID-19, taxi driver Ola Yusuf has been picking up passengers arriving at the busy Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos who are coming from countries badly hit by the coronavirus."Sometimes I carry up to four people, who are either friends or from the same family," Yusuf told The Daily Beast over the phone. "I'm often paid in cash" (a potential vector of disease).A day after the country's 12th case of...
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India’s Virus Emergency Is Only Just Beginning

(Bloomberg) -- It’s a mass exodus not seen since the days following India’s independence in 1947.Hundreds of thousands of the country’s poorest citizens are walking long distances from cities back to their villages, carrying what little they have on their shoulders along major highways. Many lost their jobs and housing virtually overnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a three-week lockdown on March 24.The decision is aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19 in a country of 1.3 bil...
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