July 2019

1st July 2019

30 July 2019
The National UAE
Outlawed Nigerian Shiite group vows to continue protests
A leader of an outlawed Shiite group in Nigeria has vowed that protests will continue, despite the death of hundreds of its supporters, after the government listed the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as a terrorist organisation…

29 July 2019
Daily Post Nigeria
Nigeria’s 2019 elections and US visa restriction
While the tribunal process contesting the election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2019 Nigeria poll is still ongoing, the United States announced the imposition of a visa restriction on individuals who undermined the democratic process in Nigeria…

The Nation
Validation quest?
From the prism of dispassion, the visa ban slammed in last week by Washington on Nigerian political actors who violated due processes of the last general election should be seen as a moral rebuke directed at the elemental desperation and primitivity that hobbles our electoral culture…

Test of will with frightening consequences
In December 2015, a group of Shia Muslims crowded Sokoto Road, near Zaria, for a religious procession. Around this time, a convoy including Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai was attempting to navigate through the crowded road…

26 July 2019
The Africa Report
In Nigeria, the police are as friendly as your pockets are deep
The ordeals of the Dakolo family show just how difficult it can be to legally challenge the rich and powerful in Nigeria…

25 July 2019
Quartz Africa
Trump US State Dept issues travel ban on Nigerian politicians
Ahead of Nigeria’s general elections back in February the United States government said it would consider placing visa restrictions on individuals who undermine the process or are involved in organizing electoral violence…

24 July 2019
Guardian Nigeria
US imposes visa restrictions on Nigerian politicians
The United States Government Tuesday said it has imposed visa restrictions on some Nigerian politicians, which it said undermined Nigerian democracy…

20 July 2019
Premium Times
Miyetti Allah denounces sister group urging fightback in Southern Nigeria
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association (MACBAN) on Saturday condemned a flurry of inflammatory comments credited to its sister group, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore…

18 July 2019
Guardian Nigeria
Nigeria may not survive post-oil economy – SBM report
With most part of the world trying to move away from oil to adopt alternative and renewable energy, Nigeria’s future in the post-oil world looks rather bleak, according to SBM Intelligence…

Nigeria’s economic collapse is imminent, beyond its oil based economy
Nigeria’s dependence on proceeds from crude oil revenues puts its economic survival beyond the post-oil economy in a precarious state…

14 July 2019
Premium Times
How N-Power beneficiaries abscond from duty, abuse opportunity in three states
Seated behind a wooden desk in the fairly large room that serves as the principal’s office, Alima Muthar spoke calmly into the phone…

11 July 2019
TRT World
Can Africa’s free trade agreement transform the continent?
There was spontaneous applause as Africa’s largest economy Nigeria signed up to a deal that experts say could provide far-reaching benefits, but only if it is implemented properly…

9 July 2019
Al Jazeera
Parliament on lockdown after shots fired
Nigeria’s National Assembly was on lockdown on Tuesday after shots were fired outside during clashes between police and a group of Shia Muslim protesters…

Premium Times
How new African trade agreement Buhari signed will impact Nigeria
On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement in Niger Republic. The president was in Niger for the African Union summit…

4 July 2019
African Business Magazine
Nigeria woos private investors to improve road infrastructure
Troubled by the state of the national road network, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is trying to woo private investors…

3 July 2019
Will West Africa’s ECO currency succeed?
ECOWAS, the regional bloc of countries in West Africa, has just revived an old dream: adopting a single currency across member states…