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Experts: ‘Fake news’ fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria

Misinformation risks worsening ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, media commentators and researchers say, at a time of heightened concern about internal security and fragile community relations.

US, EU express concern after Nigeria chief justice suspended

The United States, Britain and the European Union expressed concern on Saturday after Nigeria's president suspended the country's chief justice three weeks before the presidential election, with the US warning it could "cast a pall" over the vote in Africa's most populous nation.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Human Rights Watch warns Nigeria over Shiite Muslim crackdown

Nigeria on Wednesday faced calls to prosecute soldiers for using excessive force against Shiite Muslim protesters, exactly three years after a military crackdown killed more than 300.

The Nigeria of our daydream

“Oga, this title is too long for me o,” he said and laughed again. On other occasions, he would joke that when he was born, there were no more names to give to children so they decided to be repeating names, hence “Imam Imam”.

Security challenges loom over President Buhari’s re-election bid

Muhammadu Buhari's pledge to end Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria played a large part in his 2015 presidential election victory.

Shi’ite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky makes first public appearance in two years

The leader of Nigeria’s Shi‘ite Muslim sect, rumoured to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week.

Herdsmen crisis: what’s at stake?

Violence between Fulani herdsmen and farmers is one of Nigeria’s most persistent security problems and has left thousands of people dead in recent decades.

Sectional Governors’ Forum can be harmful

The main obstacle has not been the media as many analysts often imagine. It is true that the media could have facilitated national integration more than they done so far, but it should not be forgotten that divisive messages hardly originate from them.

Calls for calm as community tensions rise in Nigeria

State governors in Nigeria on Friday moved to calm fears after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and the military risked taking on a wider ethnic dimension.

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African Games: Organisers formally welcome Team Nigeria

Organisers of the 12th African Games on Sunday, officially welcomed Team Nigeria to “Rabat 2019”, with a flag-raising ceremony at the Games Village located at the International University of Rabat.

Police found decomposing body of farm worker on mango tree

The Police in Ogun State have discovered the decomposing remains of a farm worker, who was allegedly murdered by his boss, over allegation of stealing.

Pastor blames devil, poor tithes for stealing N1.2 million SUV

The Pastor of Jesus Miracle Church at No. 16, Ado-Odo Road, Afan, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Jeremiah Ehindero, has said he stole a N1.2million vehicle when his congregation’s tithes and offerings was not enough to pay off a N650,000 bank loan.