Nigerians call for release of Sheikh Zakzaky on anniversary of Zaria massacre

Nigerian people have demanded the immediate release of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky during protest rallies in Abuja held on the fifth anniversary of the Zaria massacre. Followers of Sheikh Zakzaky marked the anniversary with a huge protest from Wuse market to Berger Junc. in Abuja. The protesters demanded the immediate and unconditional release... Continue Reading →

At least 110 killed’ in attack on farm workers in jihadist-ravaged northeast Nigeria

A weekend attack on farm workers in northeast Nigeria blamed on jihadists left at least 110 dead, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said on Sunday, the deadliest attack on civilians this year. The attack, in a state gripped by a jihadist insurgency for more than 10 years, took place the same day as... Continue Reading →

Is This Nigeria’s Arab Spring Moment?

The protests that began as a movement against police brutality have much bigger goals—including regime change. LAGOS, Nigeria On the afternoon of Oct. 20, technicians from the Lekki Concession Co.—the company operating the Lekki toll gate that became home to Lagos residents protesting police brutality in the Nigerian state for over two weeks—showed up to... Continue Reading →

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