No EU citizenship, no extended family members By Iain Halliday

In Sabina Begum v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 1878 the Court of Appeal considered whether an extended family member, hoping to stay in the UK with their EEA citizen sponsor, can do so when the sponsor only acquired that citizenship after the extended family member entered the UK. The answer is no, they can’t. …

Nigeria: Buhari’s dilemma by Anthony Osae-Brown

President Muhammadu Buhari will enter the last full year of his term facing some familiar challenges. He’ll be looking to sustain a fragile recovery of Africa’s biggest economy while trying to curb rising insecurity in both the northwest and northeast. Meanwhile Nigeria’s political parties will conduct primaries to select presidential, governorship and national assembly candidates for the …

THE IGUE FESTIVAL OF EDO KINGDOM: by Ikponmwosa Aikhionbare

The Igue festival is the biggest and most flamboyant of all the festivals celebrated by the Oba and people of Benin Kingdom. It is normally celebrated with a lot of pomp and pageantry during the first half of the month of December (first fourteen days of the month) of every year. The Igue festival is …

Brexit one year on: so how’s it going? By Toby Helm

Those promised rewards for Britain of leaving the EU should surely be with us by now. What have been the costs and gains of ‘taking our country back’? On New Year’s Day the UK will have been fully out of the European Union for a year: out of its political and legal structures, out of its single market, …

Country Reports on Terrorism 2020: Nigeria by BUREAU OF COUNTERTERRORISM

Nigeria Overview:  Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa continued attacks against government and security forces and civilians in the Northeast, which resulted in deaths, injuries, abductions, and the capture and destruction of property.  Boko Haram attacks did not discriminate between civilians and government officials, whereas ISIS-WA generally, but not always, focused attacks on government and security forces.  …

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