‘It’ll get worse’: how kidnappings are ruining education for Nigeria’s youth by Emmanuel Akinwotu

Abductions are rife in the north of the country, where armed gangs target schools and colleges with apparent impunity When his two daughters were abducted from their university dormitories by armed men in April, Friday Sani volunteered to deliver the ransom. In two bags he carried banknotes to the value of more than 40m naira …

Revealed: How Lord Salisbury hid rape by his British consul in Benin by Dalya Alberge

Shocking papers in Foreign Office archives strengthen case for giving looted bronzes back to Nigeria Britain has long faced calls to return the Benin bronzes, looted by its soldiers in 1897 from the kingdom of Benin, in what is now southern Nigeria, a former British colony. Now that pressure is set to intensify following the discovery …

Wrong to take British citizenship away without notice by The Guardian Editorial

People will no longer need to be notified that they are being stripped of their citizenship, thanks to a clause smuggled into the nationality and borders bill last week. This is an unfair and draconian measure that MPs ought to be ashamed to pass into law. How can a person challenge a decision that they …

Analysis of CCTV footage from Lekki toll gate raises new questions about shooting by CNN

(CNN) — It was supposed to be the key piece of evidence. But when it came, the Lagos State government's security camera footage of the Lekki toll gate shooting did not capture everything. The footage from the security camera overlooking the toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria was played during Saturday's session of an eight-person judicial panel set up to investigate police …

‘They pointed their guns at us and started shooting’ by Stephanie Busari, Nima Elbagir, Gianluca Mezzofiore and Katie Polglase Video by Barbara Arvanitidis, Muhammad Darwish and Oscar Featherstone

Editor's Note: (This story contains graphic imagery of injury and death. The full names of some interviewees and the identities of others have been withheld for their safety.) Sometime after midnight on October 21, Elisha Sunday Ibanga answered a phone call from his older brother's number. The person on the other end of the line -- …

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