Top military official tells a judicial committee that soldiers indeed carried live bullets during October 20 protests in Lagos city where shootings killed several people causing both local and international outrage.
The unrest is the worst street violence since Nigeria's return to civilian rule in 1999 and the most serious political crisis confronting President Muhammadu Buhari, a former head of a military regime who came to power at the ballot box in 2015.
Nigeria’s security forces have been condemned for their excessive use of force and for allegedly firing on unarmed demonstrators during protests against police abuse.
There has been no official death toll from the incident on Tuesday evening in which witnesses said security forces opened fire on a crowd of over 1,000 people protesting police brutality.
The video caught the eye of the elite American Ballet Theatre, which gave him a scholarship and arranged internet access for virtual training this summer.
Director Obi Emelonye wrote a creative short feature about a couple separated between London and Lagos as the novel coronavirus pandemic shutdown the cinema sector.
Nigeria's health system could come under immense stress as it faces a two-pronged fight.
Nigerians hurried to stock up on food and supplies after president Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement imposing a 14-day lockdown on Lagos city
The memo from Army headquarters outlines plans to protect government food storage from looters as Africa’s most populous nation braces for the illness to spread further in the country.
Nigerian Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said the first confirmed case of the virus in sub-Saharan Africa was an Italian citizen who had returned from Milan earlier this week.
The recent sentencing of separatists is likely to fuel more anger and resentment among the Anglophone population and alienate them from the Francophone-dominated government, but the dialogue can reverse hard feelings.
The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
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