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‘Sex-for-marks’ lecturer jailed in Nigeria

18 December 2018, 3:21 PM

A Nigerian court sentenced a university lecturer to jail after he demanded sex from a female student to boost her marks in a landmark ruling designed to address “rampant” sexual harassment on campuses.

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Amnesty says over 3,600 killed in Nigeria’s farmer-herder violence

17 December 2018, 4:40 PM

More than 3,600 people have been killed in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria since 2016, Amnesty International said on Monday.

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Twelve Nigerian soldiers killed in fighting with Islamists

16 December 2018, 5:26 PM

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the north eastern state of Borno, three military sources said on Sunday, one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the in November.

Nigeria launches $1.1bn lawsuit against Shell, Eni

13 December 2018, 7:26 PM

The Nigerian government is taking oil giants Shell and Eni to court in London, requesting the return of $1.1 billion (969 million euros) as part of a case of alleged corruption dating back to 2011, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

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Nigerian opposition candidate signs election peace accord

13 December 2018, 8:06 AM

Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar signed an election peace accord on Wednesday, a day after his absence from the official signing ceremony raised concerns about the conduct of the February 2019 vote.

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