April 2017

1st April 2017

25 April 2017
World Bank applauds Fashola’s power plan, offers financial support
The World Bank and some multilateral agencies in Washington have applauded the power sector recovery plan of Minister of Works, Power, Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, and offered to render financial support…

23 April 2017
Clashes over grazing land in Nigeria threaten nomadic herding
Nasir Abdullahi is sitting in a mall in downtown Abuja, sipping fresh juice and eating plantain chips. Small, distinguished with an embroidered cap, Nasir looks like your typical Northern Nigerian businessman, but he’s also a farmer…

21 April 2017
African governments are restricting religious freedom for security reasons more than anywhere else
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa experienced the largest increase in social hostilities towards religious people globally in 2015, a new Pew Research Center study shows. This aggression stemmed largely from government harassment of religious groups in the name of security, and increased antagonism towards minority religions or practices…

13 April 2017
Upstream Online
Questions are raised over Niger Delta amnesty funding
Nigerian lawmakers are investigating an alleged lack of funding for the amnesty programme for Niger Delta ex-militants that many believe has discouraged support for insurgent groups in the country’s oil-producing zone…

4 April 2017
Buhari’s change of tack in Nigeria Delta boosts oil production
When militants in Nigeria’s southern Niger River delta started attacking oil installations, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to crush them by force. A year and $7 billion in lost oil exports later, his decision to switch tack by negotiating with the fighters seems to be working…