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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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2019: Group warns against further delay in INEC funding

The Movement for Transparent Elections (MTE), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has warned that further delay in release of the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) portends great danger to Nigeria’s democracy.
Israeli attacks hit the Gaza Strip, which only gets electricity a couple of hours a day [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa-Reuters]

Hamas fire rockets from Gaza, Israel retaliated with air strikes

Palestinians in Gaza fired scores of rockets, mortar bombs and at least one anti-tank missile into southern Israel on Monday while Israel launched retaliatory air strikes.
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

Court refuses to transfer Jumoke Akinjide’s alleged N650 million fraud case

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed applications for case transfer filed by Sen. Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti, seeking transfer of a criminal charge against them to the Ibadan Division of the court.

NDIC investigates management, directors of defunct Skye Bank

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), says it is monitoring investigations of directors and management of the failed Skye Bank Plc being carried out by law enforcement agencies.