Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigerian journalist killed during protest by Muslim group

A 23-year-old trainee journalist with Nigerian Television station Channels TV was killed on Monday after he was hit by a stray bullet. Precious Owolabi was covering Monday’s clashes between police and some Muslim protesters in Abuja. Mr Owolabi was reporting on the clashes as part of his national service – a compulsory one-year programme for graduates in Nigeria. A senior police officer and at least four protesters were also reported to have died. Rampaging Shia Muslim group members had disrupted commercial activities and vehicular movement in Abuja. The protesters were…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigeria: Police clash with Muslim protesters, deaths recorded

Police on Monday clashed with some Muslim protesters in the Nigerian capital Abuja resulting in deaths. A senior police officer and at least four protesters are reported dead. Local media reported that the protesters who are members of the Islamic Movement shot dead a senior police officer whose name was given as DCP Umar. DCP Umar was in charge of Operations at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command in Abuja. He was reportedly shot dead when he tried to clam down rampaging Shi’ite members who had disrupted commercial activities and…

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Police Raids Night Club, Lifestyle Nigeria 

Raiding Nightclubs: Next Level in Sharia Policing in Abuja?

By Leo Igwe As I have earlier noted, raiding Caramelo nightclub was not about law enforcement. It was not a move to rectify an illegal use of a property or to combat noise pollution or traffic challenge in the city. The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) used these reasons to mask their more sinister motives, and to legitimize their illegal clamp down on the operation of nightclubs and women attendees in Abuja.Simply put, raiding Caramelo was a front to justify the execution of a religious and moral agenda that is stealthily…

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Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria 

The next four years will be tough, Buhari warns

President Muhammadu Buhari says the new four-year mandate given to his administration by Nigerians will be tough as he pursues his campaign promises of securing the country, transforming the economy and the fight against corruption. The President stated this at a special meeting with his cabinet ministers, who were in the State House, Abuja, on Friday to congratulate him on his electoral victory. The Independent National Electoral Commission had, on Wednesday, declared President Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, winner of the 2019 presidential election held on February 23.…

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