November 2018

1st November 2018

27 November 2018
Al Jazeera
‘It feels like there’s no hope’: Nigeria’s worsening job crisis
There has been one single promise that has dominated the election manifestos of Nigeria’s presidential candidates as they seek to lure the support of the country’s voters ahead of polls in February: jobs, jobs and more jobs…

26 November 2018
Borno as theatre of death for soldiers
Despite repeated claims by the Armed Forces that the Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) sect has been depleted and highly degraded, the recent actions of the terrorists certainly suggests otherwise. Week in and out, stories abound of the sect wrecking havoc on the Nigerian forces, sometimes even over running their bases and killing the soldiers.

25 November 2018
Financial Times
Deaths of Nigerian soldiers put pressure on president
The killings of scores of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents during the first week of the country’s presidential election campaign has put the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari under fire for its failure to deal with the insurgency…

21 November 2018
Financial Times
Nigerian voters to choose between familiar faces
When Nigerians go to the polls in February they will face a choice between two septuagenarian men they know well. Both are northern Muslims who have run for president multiple times, served at the highest levels of government and found success in their chosen fields. Besides that, President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar— commonly known as Atiku — could not be more different…

13 November 2018
Guardian Nigeria
With gangs aplenty, Lagos inner streets know little joy
On Monday, July 23, Mariam Abiola told the police how she has killed four persons for her gang leader, each person’s life only worth ₦10,000…

9 November 2018
The Africa Report
Clashes and conflict
Competition for access to land has heightened the violence between herders and farmers, as criminal gangs look to profit from the chaos. With elections in 2019, will the politicians find a long-term solution..?

8 November 2018
Nigeria President Buhari to review proposed new minimum wage
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will review a proposal to increase the minimum wage by 66 percent before making final recommendations to lawmakers for approval, the presidency said…

5 November 2018
Nigeria braces for nationwide strike over 66% minimum-wage hike demand
Nigeria is bracing itself for nationwide strike from Tuesday over demands for a 66 percent increase in the minimum wage that could drive up inflation and hamper capital spending…

More schools won’t solve Nigeria’s education crisis
Nigeria has the largest number of out-of-school children in the world – Over 13 million children. Unsurprisingly, poverty plays an important role…

2 November 2018
France 24
In Nigeria ‘being Shiite is being persecuted’
The bloody crackdown on Shiite protesters this week in Nigeria has highlighted the oppression of a religious minority that experts say is driven by a Sunni Muslim elite backed by Saudi Arabia…