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October 1, 2019

Nigeria
Hundreds of Men and Boys Rescued From Purported Almajiri in Nigeria

The Nigerian police recently rescued some three hundred men and boys, many of them chained, from a purported Islamic school in Kaduna, according to Reuters. Some of the victims said that their parents had brought them to the building thinking it was an Islamic school in the almajiri tradition, but there is apparently no indication that the building ever was, in fact, a school.

Boys and girls protest and look at the camera in Kaduna, Nigeria.

June 27, 2017

Nigeria
U.S. and UK Revoke Visas for Nigerian Officers Connected to Human Rights Abuses

A special Nigeria Army Board of Inquiry focusing on alleged human rights abuses reported that the American embassy and the British High Commission in Abuja have revoked or denied entry visas to certa…

Nigerian-Army-Boko-Haram

August 14, 2013

Nigeria
Violence in Northern Nigeria: Not Just Boko Haram

Very little coherent information is currently coming out of the parts of northern Nigeria under a state of emergency. What information is available indicates that activity and violence continue under…

A vehicle used by Islamist militants is pictured damaged after what Nigerian authorities said was heavy fighting between security forces and the militants in Baga, a fishing town on the shores of Lake Chad, adjacent to the Chadian border, April 21, 2013.

June 14, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nuhu Ribadu and Political Action in Nigeria

This is a guest post by Charlotte Renfield-Miller; a master of arts in law and diplomacy candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy specializing in development economics and human security…

Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) presidential candidate and former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu speaks during the flag-off of the ACN governorship campaign in Lagos March 5, 2011.

November 15, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Costas Vaxevanis and Nuhu Ribadu—Birds of a Feather

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

Africa - Costas Vaxevanis

March 19, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post: Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria Slowly Moving Forward

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

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May 31, 2011

Nigeria
Goodluck Jonathan Inaugurated as Nigeria’s President

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (L) takes the oath of office during his inauguration ceremony at Eagle Square in Abuja May 29, 2011. (Akintunde Akinleye/Courtesy Reuters) On May 29, Goodluck Jo…

Goodluck Jonathan Inaugurated as Nigeria’s President

April 14, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: An Election Deal?

A supporter holds a poster campaigning for former anti-graft chief Nuhu Ribadu during the presidential primaries of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Lagos January 14, 2011. (Akintunde Akinleye/Cou…

Nigeria: An Election Deal?

March 29, 2011

Nigeria
Jonathan, Buhari Are Hopeful Ahead of Elections

Nigerian Civil Defence Corp members walk past banners campaigning for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and vice President Namadi Sambo at their final campaign rally in the capital Abuja. (Afolabi…

Jonathan, Buhari Are Hopeful Ahead of Elections

March 23, 2011

Elections and Voting
El-Rufai Comments on Nigeria’s Elections

Former Nigerian Minister of the Federal Capital Territory El-Rufai speaks during his appearance at the Federal High court in Abuja. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters) Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Ni…

El-Rufai Comments on Nigeria’s Elections