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Nigerian women take action as rape, assault cases surge during pandemic

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When Kehinde Osakede’s university closed due to COVID-19 last year, the visual arts student returned home to Lagos. A visit to a family friend...

Crew kidnapped in chemical tanker hijacking off Nigeria

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On 11 March, about 220 nautical miles south-southwest of Lagos, the Malta-flagged chemical tanker Davide B was boarded by nine armed men and 15...

Nigerian government warns against protest at Lekki shooting site

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Nigeria’s information minister called on activists to drop plans for a protest in the commercial capital Lagos over the reopening of the site where...

‘He said Victor was shot’: Brother grapples with loss after Nigeria...

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It was after midnight in Lagos on 21 October when Elisha Sunday said he got a call from his brother Victor’s phone: a stranger...

Nigerian general dismisses bloody Lagos protest videos as fake

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A judicial panel investigating claims that Nigerian soldiers shot dead peaceful protesters in Lagos viewed videos on Saturday appearing to show people hurt or...

‘The soldiers kept shooting:’ witnesses testify in Lagos protest probe

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Nigerian soldiers shot dead peaceful protesters at a demonstration in Lagos last month, trucking away the bodies, said written witness testimonies submitted to a...

Nigerian authorities return police brutality activist’s passport

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Nigerian immigration officials returned the passport of a prominent activist against police brutality after it was seized when she tried to leave the country...

Nigerian minister says it’s unclear who shot protesters in Lagos

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“Hoodlums” wearing military uniforms may have shot Nigerian protesters campaigning against police brutality and it was too soon to tell if soldiers were involved,...

Nigerian army says it intervened in protests at Lagos government’s request

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Nigeria’s Lagos state government asked the army to intervene to restore order amidst anti-police brutality protests, but soldiers did not shoot civilians, the military...

‘Perfect storm’: How Nigeria’s peaceful police protests turned violent

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Tears fill Ephraim Osinboyejo’s eyes as he recalls the idealism that drove thousands of Nigerians like him into the streets to campaign against police...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...