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Nigerians living in communities liberated from Boko Haram suffering terribly — UN

The UN official lamented the current living conditions of people living in the liberated communities.

SPECIAL REPORT: How NPA officials by-passed procurement laws to corner N717 billion contracts

The agency’s bigwigs use the illegal arrangement to award contracts to their cronies.


INVESTIGATION: How drug addiction threatens a generation of Northern Nigerian women (Part 2)

This final part reveals how anti-drug officials are handicapped with dealing with the addiction.

Boko Haram overrunning Chibok communities, leaders cry out

At least nine communities have so far been attacked.

EXCLUSIVE: Boko Haram places massive order for drugs to boost sexual performance, treat STDs

The Army had said it usually find condoms, hard drugs and sex-enhancing drugs in camps captured from Boko Haram.

Nigerian military unveils photographs of another 55 wanted Boko Haram terrorists

The military said many of the 202 pictures earlier released were dead or captured.

INVESTIGATION: How drug addiction threatens a generation of Northern Nigerian women (Part 1)

Women across Northern Nigeria talk about their addiction to codeine.

INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian Army ‘killed’ kidnapped pastor and labelled him militant

A PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation refutes the Army’s claim, and sheds light on the complexities of militant activities in the Niger Delta.

Internally Displaced Persons

EXCLUSIVE: How I was captured, forced to marry Boko Haram terrorist – Cameroonian

The victim was kidnapped in Cameroon but freed in Nigeria by soldiers.

IMN protesters

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Police plot to tackle Shiites in Borno

Officials at the police headquarters have reported that canisters of tear gas were released at about 10.30 a.m. on Friday.

Boko Haram attacks Borno communities, kills 22 villagers

A leader of the Boko Haram was also reportedly arrested by local vigilante.

IMN protesters

UPDATE: Nine confirmed dead as Nigeria Police, Shiites clash

One of the deceased was a police sergeant, an official said.

Amnesty International seeks investigation of fire, demolition in Lagos community

About 30,000 people were rendered homeless, the rights group said.

INVESTIGATION: How Visafone conned 2,000 workers into mass resignation before MTN takeover

“The management kept feeding us lies and denials, saying there was no truth in the rumour,” one of the sacked employees said.

VIDEO: Shiites defy Kaduna Government, stage massive protest

“We are not terrorist, we are Nigerians, free our leader, free El-Zakzaky.”

Buhari orders investigation of HRW report of sexual abuse of IDPs

A Human Rights Watch report detailed allegations of sexual abuse of persons displaced by Boko Haram.

INTERVIEW: Why Nigerian Shiites should be allowed to fully practise their faith — U.S. Envoy

“We should not always, on the basis of security, prevent people from practising the very basic and fundamental right to religion.”


Shiite group criticises Governor Lalong for banning its activities in Plateau

The Media Forum of Nigeria’s major Shiite group, IMN, has criticised Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State for banning the activities of the movement in the state. In a statement issued to journalists on Sunday in Abuja, Ibrahim Musa, President of the Forum, accused Mr. Lalong of imitating Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State in […]

INVESTIGATION: How foremost Nigerian university encourages child labour

“We normally convey students’ luggage … and we are paid N20, N30 or N50, depending on weight of the load,” one of the teenagers said.

Human Rights Watch condemns attack on Nigerian Shiites

At least eight members of the IMN were killed during attacks in various states of the north on Wednesday.


Kaduna government orders arrest of Shiite spokesperson

The government said Ibrahim Musa admitted membership of and spoke for an outlawed group.


Kaduna bans Nigeria’s foremost Shiite group, IMN

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria can no longer operate in Kaduna, the government said.

Jibrin suspended to stop investigation of budget padding – CDHR

“We further demand the expeditious conclusion of investigations into the allegations of Honourable Jibrin against the entire National Assembly; both the House and Senate.


Full Transcript: Chibok girls, El-Zakzaky and other things Shekau said in new video

“If you want your girls, bring back our brothers,” Shekau said in Hausa.


Court grants bail to 7 members of Shiite group

The Shiites were charged for the offences of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly and inciting public peace.