Nigeria
Panel says Nigerian army and police were responsible for death of over 100 EndSARS protesters

A leaked report of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry which inquired into the killing of civilians in Lagos State in October 2020 indicted the army, police and other government institutions in the murder of over 100 protesters and its cover-up

Petroleum-Industry-Bill Nigeria Nigeria enacts petroleum industry bill with sweeping pro-corporate reforms 

The Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 has been heavily criticized by the host communities in the Niger Delta. The bill reduces the royalties paid by oil companies, sets the ground to privatize the state oil corporation, and makes way for monopolization of fuel imports

Doctors strike Nigeria Resident doctors in Nigeria go on indefinite strike over salary delays and poor work conditions

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors also claimed that only one out of 19 families of doctors who died during COVID-19 work have been paid compensation, so far

END SARS: The police force in Nigeria remains essentially colonial

Nigerian journalist and writer Chido Onumah talks about the END SARS protests, the atrocities of the security establishment, and the policy framework of the state over the past few decades

Nigeria EndSars EndSARS protests continue in Nigeria two days after killing of close to a dozen people

The attack on protesters in Lagos on Tuesday has led to further protests both in the country and abroad. Nigerians have been protesting for systemic changes in policing since early October

Nigerian protesters stay on the streets defying armed thugs as army begins 2-month-long exercise

Reports of armed thugs being on the prowl and even attacking protesters have come from many cities. The protests in Nigeria began on October 8 demanding the abolition of the infamous SARS police units

Nigerians demand an end to police brutality

At least ten people are reported to have been killed in police repression of the protests.

Protests against police violence in Nigeria continue for the sixth day

The protesters’ main demands are the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police and an end to police brutality. The government was forced to give in and dissolve SARS

Oil workers in Nigeria strike over withheld salaries

The government has refused to pay state employees for the last three months who have not enrolled in the centralized payment platform

Nigeria’s Human Rights Commission blocks workers’ strike with court order

Unionized workers of NHRC were set to embark on an indefinite strike to demand the implementation of national minimum wage and payment of missing wages

Nigeria COVID Nigeria third worst COVID-19-affected African country

According to official data, Nigeria has 6.3% of the COVID-19 cases on the African continent, while South Africa accounts for around 37%. However, Nigeria has conducted only 0.67 tests per 1,000 people, when the figure in South Africa stands at 27.48 tests every 1,000 people

Massive protests against gender-based violence in Nigeria force government to take measures

The cabinet has called on all state governments to implement Violence against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPPA), 2015, a key demand of protesters. The parliament’s upper house also pushed legislation for protection of victims from stigma.

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