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Gunmen in Nigeria Attack School, Abducting Dozens and Killing a Student

Gunmen in Nigeria Attack School, Abducting Dozens and Killing a Student

Gunmen in Nigeria Attack School, Abducting Dozens and Killing a Student Gunmen in Nigeria Attack School, Abducting Dozens and Killing a Student DAKAR, Senegal — Dozens of Nigerian schoolchildren were kidnapped by gunmen early on Wednesday morning, becoming the latest victims of the West African country’s slide into insecurity. Armed men wearing military uniforms abducted at least 40 people, most …

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Shell Subsidiary in Nigeria Must Compensate Farmers, Dutch Court Rules

Shell Subsidiary in Nigeria Must Compensate Farmers, Dutch Court Rules

Shell Subsidiary in Nigeria Must Compensate Farmers, Dutch Court Rules Shell Subsidiary in Nigeria Must Compensate Farmers, Dutch Court Rules The leaks on pipelines affected fishing ponds and lands in two villages, Oruma and Goi, and residents are still affected by the spills 15 years later, according to environmental groups. Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer, and Shell, through its …

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Freed Nigeria Schoolboys Meet President Muhammadu Buhari

Freed Nigeria Schoolboys Meet President Muhammadu Buhari

Freed Nigeria Schoolboys Meet President Muhammadu Buhari Freed Nigeria Schoolboys Meet President Muhammadu Buhari DAKAR, Senegal — Hundreds of boys kidnapped last week from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria were freed on Thursday night after six days in captivity. But they had some public relations to do for the government before they could go home. Cameras rolled on Friday …

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In Nigeria, Another Boko Haram Mass Kidnapping Shocks Parents

In Nigeria, Another Boko Haram Mass Kidnapping Shocks Parents

In Nigeria, Another Boko Haram Mass Kidnapping Shocks Parents In Nigeria, Another Boko Haram Mass Kidnapping Shocks Parents DAKAR, Senegal — When the heavy gunfire first started, Abdulkadir Musbau was out in his hometown Kankara, buying noodles for his children’s Saturday breakfast. Around him, people started running in all directions, so he sprinted home, passing police and vigilantes on the …

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Hundreds of Students Feared Missing After Attack at Nigeria School

Hundreds of Students Feared Missing After Attack at Nigeria School

Hundreds of Students Feared Missing After Attack at Nigeria School Hundreds of Students Feared Missing After Attack at Nigeria School Hundreds of students in Nigeria are feared missing after gunmen stormed a secondary school in the northern state of Katsina, news agencies and the Nigerian authorities said. Gunmen rushed into the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara at around 9:40 …

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Nigeria Goes on Offensive Against Youth Protesting Police Brutality

Nigeria Goes on Offensive Against Youth Protesting Police Brutality

Nigeria Goes on Offensive Against Youth Protesting Police Brutality Nigeria Goes on Offensive Against Youth Protesting Police Brutality LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria’s leaders have made a show of responding to the demands of a massive youth-led uprising over police brutality that recently brought the country to a standstill and captured global attention. The government has commissioned panels of inquiry into …

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Burna Boy’s Cry for Nigeria, and 9 More New Songs

Burna Boy’s Cry for Nigeria, and 9 More New Songs

Burna Boy’s Cry for Nigeria, and 9 More New Songs Burna Boy’s Cry for Nigeria, and 9 More New Songs The title of Burna Boy’s mournful but impassioned new song “20 10 20” refers to the date of the deadly events last month in the suburb of Lekki in Nigeria, when security forces opened fire on a crowd peacefully protesting …

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A Dozen Protesters in Nigeria Reported Killed by Security Forces

Why Protests in Nigeria Are Aimed at SARS, a Notorious Police Unit

A Dozen Protesters in Nigeria Reported Killed by Security Forces A Dozen Protesters in Nigeria Reported Killed by Security Forces LAGOS, Nigeria — With music playing and food being passed around, a festive atmosphere hung over the protest encampment on Tuesday night, despite the anger over police brutality that in recent weeks had driven youthful demonstrations that were the biggest …

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As Lawlessness Roils Nigeria, Police Chief Vows to Take Back Streets

As Lawlessness Roils Nigeria, Police Chief Vows to Take Back Streets

As Lawlessness Roils Nigeria, Police Chief Vows to Take Back Streets As Lawlessness Roils Nigeria, Police Chief Vows to Take Back Streets LAGOS — Nigeria’s police chief on Saturday ordered the mobilization of all police resources to reclaim public space after more than two weeks of peaceful protests over police brutality gave way to widespread vandalism and looting. The order …

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Why Protests in Nigeria Are Aimed at SARS, a Notorious Police Unit

Why Protests in Nigeria Are Aimed at SARS, a Notorious Police Unit

Why Protests in Nigeria Are Aimed at SARS, a Notorious Police Unit Why Protests in Nigeria Are Aimed at SARS, a Notorious Police Unit Tens of thousands of Nigerians have been demonstrating for weeks against a notoriously brutal and corrupt police agency, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad — a show of popular anger, fueled by longstanding grievances over corruption and lack …

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