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'I was going to die there': Lagos panel begins hearing police brutality claims

27 Oct 2020

LAGOS A judicial panel investigating claims of police brutality and the shooting of protesters began hearing complaints in Lagos on Tuesday in a nation on edge following Nigeria's biggest upheaval in 20 years.

Judicial panel into shooting, police brutality convenes in Lagos

26 Oct 2020

LAGOS The judicial panel investigating police brutality and the shooting of protesters in Lagos convened on Monday, promising neutrality and justice.

Nigeria's president urges end to protests but remains silent on demonstration shooting

23 Oct 2020

ABUJA/LAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in the country, as authorities in the commercial capital Lagos struggled to enforce a curfew imposed to contain anger over a crackdown on anti-police protesters. | Video

Fires burn in Lagos after Nigerian soldiers shoot anti-police protesters

22 Oct 2020

LAGOS Nigeria's biggest city Lagos and several states were under curfews on Wednesday as unrest rooted in anti-police protests broke out again following a day of violence, including the shooting of civilians by security forces. | Video

Nigerian soldiers fire at protesters, at least two hit - witnesses

21 Oct 2020

LAGOS Soldiers opened fire on Nigerians protesting against police brutality in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday, and at least two people were shot, four witnesses told Reuters.

Lagos imposes indefinite curfew to curb Nigeria protests, police deploy anti-riot squad

20 Oct 2020

LAGOS Authorities on Tuesday imposed a round-the-clock curfew on the Nigerian state of Lagos - including Africa's biggest city - in response to protests against alleged police brutality which they said had turned violent.

Nigeria's battered farmers to get $20 million to aid crop output

20 Oct 2020

BAKIN KOGI/LAGOS, Nigeria Mary Daniel, a slight woman in her 40s, weeds by hand a field dotted with trees and scraggly sesame plants.

Nigerian police pledge ICRC training as thousands protest nationwide

18 Oct 2020

LAGOS/YENAGOA The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will help train Nigeria's new tactical force as thousands nationwide continued to march against police brutality and in demand of further reforms, Nigeria's police inspector general said in a statement on Sunday.

Why are Nigerians protesting against police brutality?

16 Oct 2020

LAGOS Nigerians protesting police brutality have hit the streets across Africa's most populous nation for more than a week, and the hashtag #EndSARS trended on Twitter even after the police promised to dismantle the controversial unit on Oct. 11. What is SARS, what attempts have been made to address police abuses in Nigeria and what do protesters want?

RPT-Eni seeks World Bank arbitration in Nigeria oilfield dispute

13 Oct 2020

MILAN/LAGOS, Oct 13 Eni has filed a request for arbitration against Nigeria at the World Bank's dispute settlement body and plans to argue that the country's failure to allow it to exploit an oilfield it acquired with Royal Dutch Shell nearly a decade ago breaches their investment agreement, court documents show.

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