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Election Petition: Buhari Shocks Tribunal, Closes Defence after Seven Witnesses

In a dramatic turn of event on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari abruptly terminated his defense in the petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his party seeking to upturn the declaration of Buhari as winner of the February 23 presidential election. Although the tribunal headed by Justice […]
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A Shia “Boko Haram” Insurgency or Iranian Proxy in Nigeria? Not So Fast

By: Jacob Zenn On July 29, the Kaduna High Court is expected to rule on whether Nigerian Shia leader, Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, will be allowed to leave Nigeria to receive medical treatment (Leadership, July 18). In 2015, al-Zakzaky was severely injured during a crackdown by the Nigerian security forces on his movement, called the Islamic Movement […]
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Alaafin Spits Fire: Yoruba Pre-Colonial Military Structures still Intact

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the negative effect of insecurity in Nigeria, especially in the South West, warning that the pre-colonial military structures of the Yoruba have not been totally collapsed. He noted that more countries have been issuing travel restrictions to […]