No Quarter

Gunmen killed 10 people and kidnapped at least 160 others from a village in central Nigeria this week, the latest abductions that human rights groups say underscore the deteriorating security situation in the West African country, the BBC reported Monday. Local officials said a large number...

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The Lost and the Found

Nigerian military forces recently found one of the 276 schoolgirls abducted 10 years ago from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok in the West African country’s Borno State. Troops rescued Lydia Simon, who was pregnant, and her three children while conducting an operation against her...

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No One Is Safe

Gunmen kidnapped nearly 300 students from a school in northwestern Nigeria, the latest abduction in the West African county and which underscores its precarious security situation, the Associated Press reported. Authorities and parents said the kidnapping took place Thursday in the remote town of Kuriga, Kaduna...

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Gassed

One of Bola Tinubu’s first actions, when he became president of Nigeria in May, was eliminating the oil-producing country’s fuel subsidy. As the Economist explained, the subsidy that in 2022 reached $10 billion a year has long been a drag on the Nigerian economy. Because...

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Bursting Bubbles

The price of petrol in Nigerian government-run stations tripled this week just days after newly-elected President Bola Tinubu announced he would scrap fuel subsidies, a move that has sparked panic among citizens over inflation, Agence France-Presse reported. Soon after taking office Monday, Tinubu pledged to expand...

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Simmering

Ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu was declared winner of Nigeria’s hotly-contested presidential election early Wednesday, against rivals who are already demanding a revote in Africa’s most populous nation, the Associated Press reported. Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress party (APC) received about 37 percent of the...

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Cash Crunch

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari extended the deadline to turn in older banknotes after cash shortages in the country sparked anger and riots just over a week before Nigeria’s highly anticipated general elections, Al Jazeera noted. Last year, Nigeria’s central bank began circulating newly designed notes: 1,000...

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Go Local

Nigeria will ban foreign models and voiceover artists from advertisements in the country, the first country in the world to do so in an effort to boost local talent, Al Jazeera reported Tuesday. The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria announced the measure last week, which observers...

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The Blame Game

Nigerian authorities continued their search for the hundreds of inmates who escaped last week following a terrorist attack on a prison near Abuja, a raid that comes months ahead of a highly-anticipated presidential election, the Voice of America reported. Officials said gunmen armed with explosives blasted...

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Hear Them Roar

Nigeria’s lower house of parliament rescinded its decision to discard three gender equality bills Tuesday, following outrage and mass protests from women in the West African country, Al Jazeera reported. Last week, lawmakers rejected the bills described by women’s rights activists as “a slap to the...

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Tilting at Windmills

Hundreds of Nigerian women protested in front of the country’s parliament Wednesday following lawmakers’ decision to reject amendments to the constitution promoting women's equality, Al Jazeera reported. Among the rejected changes, the upper house of parliament voted against a provision that would allocate 35 percent of...

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