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Nigeria COVID lockdown 3 Nigerian States are on lockdown amid suspicions of under-testing

With a population of over 200 million, Nigeria had only screened 846 people by March 26. In comparison, South Africa, which confirmed its first case a week after Nigeria, had tested a total of 20,471 people by the same time

Doctors strike Nigeria Ghana Healthcare workers in Ghana and Nigeria strike, demand tools to fight Coronavirus spread

Mortuary workers in Ghana complain that they have not received any training or safety tools in handling coronavirus infections. Doctors in Nigeria have also complained of insufficient infrastructure and non-payment of salaries since the end of 2019

Workers in Niger threaten strike action if revised minimum wages are not implemented

The Nigerian federal government passed a law in April 2019, mandating an increase in the minimum wage from N18,000 (USD 49.36) to N30,000 (USD 82.27), but employees of State governments are yet to receive their consequential pay hikes

Nigerian government and labor unions conclude agreement on wage hikes for civil servants

The agreement over the wage hike averted a major strike which was originally scheduled for October 16. The workers were represented by the the Nigerian Labor Congress, the Nigeria Union of Civil Service and the Trade Union Congress

Nigerian Court permits detention of political activist and journalist Omoyele Sowore

The court has permitted the DSS to hold the journalist and activist in custody for 45 days on the basis of the Terrorism Act.

Oil pipeline blast in Nigeria Nigeria: More than 50 reported missing after the oil pipeline explosion in Niger Delta

A layer of grease that has covered the river has affected fishing and navigation by local communities.

Nigerian presidential election 2019 Incumbent president Buhari wins election; opposition challenges result

The voter turnout of 35.7% is less than the 44% in 2015; incumbent president doubles his electoral support in five states in southeastern Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar & Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria decides: “The election doesn’t hold out much by way of alternatives to the neoliberal challenges”

To understand what this election means for labor rights, women rights and healthcare in the country, Peoples Dispatch interviewed Nnimmo Bassey, a Nigerian author, poet and environmental activist.

Nigerian elections postponed hours before voting

The outcome of the election, now scheduled on February 23, has a lot on stakes, including the state’s control over Nigeria’s oil.

Oil giant Shell finally faces its day in court for complicity in rapes and murders in Nigeria

Through the early 90s, the Anglo-Dutch Shell petroleum company egged the Nigerian state to crack down violently on members of the Ogoni community and activists who were protesting the ecological destruction of their homeland by its pipelines and factories

Environmental pollution by corporations is a political act: Nnimmo Bassey

He also talks about how international financial institutions paved way for the corporations to grab people’s land and resources.

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