The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, is in Africa. During his visit in Nigeria he urged African leaders to promote democracy.
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Attack On Journalists As Threat To Nigeria Democracy
Two recent attacks on journalists raise concerns about the increased dangers Nigerian journalists confront in the course of their work.
Nigerian Governor Threatens Journalists Covering His Corruption
In an BBC interview, Nigeria’s Kano state governor said he would deal with journalists who published videos claiming he was corrupt.
Foreign Billionaire Violated Election Law In Straw Donor Scheme
To settle charges he conspired to circumvent federal election laws, Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire paid U.S. government $1.8million.
Instability in Oil Nations Likely If World Addresses Climate Change
As the world transitions to low-carbon energy output, Algeria, Chad, Iraq, and Nigeria will be among the first to witness political instability.
Why Nigeria Should Return To A Parliamentary System
The 2014 conference report must be implemented, and Nigeria’s 1999 constitution repealed or a parliamentary system restored.
Nigeria: Singer Sentenced to Death for ‘Blasphemy’
Secular by law, Sharia courts are still allowed to operate in Nigeria. One such court sentenced 22-year-old singer Aminu Sharif to death for blasphemy
Nigeria’s Militarised Democratic Experiment: lessons for Sudan?
On Sudan’s transition, expert opinion raises the question of whether Nigeria’s militarised democratic experiment should serve as a lesson.
Nigeria detaining Child Victims of Boko Haram
Through interviews Human Rights Watch discovered that some children arrested in Nigeria’s Boko Haram crackdown were actually victims of the terrorist group.
Cameroon: Life Sentence for Separatists Gross Violation of Rights
UN Refugee Agency said the life sentencing of separatist leaders by Cameroon Military court violates the fundamental principle of non-refoulement practice.