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Amnesty accuses Nigeria of killing at least 150 Biafra separatists

Updated : Nov 24, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Amnesty accuses Nigeria of killing at least 150 Biafra separatists

Amnesty International accused Nigerian security forces on Thursday of killing at least 150 peaceful advocates of Biafra's secession from Africa's most populous nation, but the military and police dismissed the allegations. #Islam #NewsTracker #Africa #Crime #Nigeria #Police #military #Boko Haram #Biafra #Biafra separatist rebellion #Indigenous People of Biafra #IPOB #Nnamdi Kanu
Would-be suicide bomber shot dead in northeast Nigeria | Reuters

Updated : Nov 19, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Would-be suicide bomber shot dead in northeast Nigeria | Reuters

LAGOS Security guards shot dead on Saturday a man who was trying to detonate a bomb at a camp in northeastern Nigeria for people displaced during a seven-year insurgency waged by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.PR Nigeria, a state-approved agency, said the incident occurred at a spot where refugees are screened before entering the camp, which is located in the Muna Garage district of the city of Maiduguri.Ibrahim Abdulkadir, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed that the suicide bomber had been killed. The attempted suicide bombing came a day after multiple blasts rocked Maiduguri, the birthplace of the jihadist insurgency in Nigeria, killing two people and four suicide bombers. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Friday and Saturday but they bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram #United States #Business #Middle East #Nigeria #military
Commonwealth Games champion Odunayo Adekuoroye returns to Pro Wrestling League with eye on top prize

Updated : Nov 14, 2016

By : IANS

Category : Sports

Commonwealth Games champion Odunayo Adekuoroye returns to Pro Wrestling League with eye on top prize

Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye is looking forward to repeating her performance of the Pro Wrestling League inaugural edition in its second season. #Nigeria #SportsTracker #Wrestling #Babita Kumari #2014 Commonwealth Games #Pro Wrestling League #Mumbai Garuda #Odunayo Adekuoroye #Odunayo Adekuroye
Chelsea punishing Mikel Obi for playing at Rio 2016 Olympics, says Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr

Updated : Nov 11, 2016

By : AFP

Category : Sports

Chelsea punishing Mikel Obi for playing at Rio 2016 Olympics, says Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr claims Mikel Obi is being “punished” by Premier League club Chelsea for playing at the Rio Olympics. #Chelsea #Premier League #football #Nigeria #KickingAround #2016 rio olympics #Michael Emenalo #Mikel Obi #Gernot Rohr #Uyo
Nigerian militant group says it attacked Forcados crude pipeline | Reuters

Updated : Nov 10, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Nigerian militant group says it attacked Forcados crude pipeline | Reuters

LAGOS Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) said on Wednesday it was behind an attack on Shell's (RDSa.L) Forcados crude pipeline a day earlier."Yes, NDA blew up the Forcados export pipeline," a spokesman for the group said by email when asked whether a statement announcing the attack late posted on a previously unknown Twitter account was accurate. (Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Robin Pomeroy) #Business #science #markets #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Entertainment #article
As Nigerian sex trafficking rises, Italy tracks crime kingpins | Reuters

Updated : Nov 09, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

As Nigerian sex trafficking rises, Italy tracks crime kingpins | Reuters

By Tom Esslemont CATANIA, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Italian prosecutor Lina Trovato first came across a sex trafficking suspect called "Mummy", she sensed she was onto something especially sinister.The code name had appeared several times in wiretapped conversations between Nigerian gang members in Italy and their apparently female boss back in the West African state."If one of the (trafficked sex worker) girls went astray, the agents in Italy always informed 'Mummy' - otherwise known as the Queen Bee of Nigerian trafficking - so she could keep them in line," Trovato told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.Several months of investigation led police to swoop in and arrest six people in the Italian cities of Rome, Genoa and Catania, she said. The six are awaiting trial.Nigerian crime gangs have proliferated in Italy, controlling an extensive network of prostitutes and ordering them "on demand" from Nigeria, Italian police and prosecutors say.But now the Nigerian gangs, who have been active in Italy for more than a decade, are taking on increasingly violent tactics, including knife crime and even forging close relations with notorious mafia groups, the Cosa Nostra and the Camorra, law enforcement agencies in Italy say.The overlap with home-grown organised crime groups is troubling for police because the Italian mafia dominate the economies in their regions, often with the help of corrupt or complacent administrators, and they have spread their tentacles to northern Italy.At least 16 Nigerians have been arrested on trafficking offences since the start of 2016 in the Catania jurisdiction in Sicily, up from around 10 the previous year."Mummy" is still on the run."Sometimes we are good at breaking the cycle (of trafficking). But it is very hard," Trovato, a specialist in organised crime and mafia, said in Catania city.Italy's government has not disclosed the number of arrests in connection with Nigerian trafficking gangs despite requests from the Thomson Reuters Foundation.Around 12,000 Nigerian women arrived in Italy by sea in 2015 and 2016, data from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) shows - a six-fold increase on the previous two years.Almost 80 percent of the young women are victims of trafficking, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), placing law enforcement agencies under pressure to uproot expanding Nigerian criminal networks, lawyers say. #India #Business #Barcelona #Italy #Nigeria #United Kingdom
Clashes between farmers and herders kill 18 in Niger | Reuters

Updated : Nov 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Clashes between farmers and herders kill 18 in Niger | Reuters

NIAMEY Eighteen people were killed and 20 others were wounded on Tuesday in violence in Niger that pitted itinerant cattle herders against farmers, officials said.The clashes broke out near the village of Bangui along the West African nation's southern border with neighbouring Nigeria after livestock belonging to ethnic Fulani herders damaged the field of a farmer."The nomadic herders fought with a farmer, whom they wounded. #Business #markets #Nigeria #Entertainment #lifestyle
U-17 World Cup: Fifa urges India to promote tournament 6-8 months in advance

Updated : Oct 29, 2016

By : IANS

Category : Sports

U-17 World Cup: Fifa urges India to promote tournament 6-8 months in advance

Fifa has advised India to build up the U-17 world cup gradually and in phases starting six to eight months before the showpiece tournament. #India #New Delhi #football #Kolkata #FIFA #Goa #Chile #Guwahati #Nigeria #KickingAround #Kochi #Navi Mumbai #Mali #Javier Ceppi #2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup
Nigerian activist held in solitary in Japan, prompting calls for her release | Reuters

Updated : Oct 27, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Nigerian activist held in solitary in Japan, prompting calls for her release | Reuters

By Minami Funakoshi and Ami Miyazaki | TOKYO TOKYO A prominent Nigerian asylum seeker and activist is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention centre, a case that has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release.Elizabeth Aruoriwo Obueza was detained two weeks ago after authorities turned down an appeal against her asylum rejection, Obueza and her lawyer told Reuters.Obueza, 48, campaigns for asylum seekers and the 4,700 people on "provisional release" from immigration detention - a status that lets foreigners out from detention but bars them from working and travelling freely.Obueza's arrest is part of a wider campaign by the Justice Ministry, which in September 2015 said it would take steps to reduce the 60,000 foreigners living in Japan without visas. People on provisional release, many of whom have lived in Japan for decades, have been among those targeted, activists and lawyers say."Elizabeth was targeted and detained for being an activist," said immigration lawyer Shoichi Ibusuki. "I want her released immediately."The crackdown on people like Obueza comes even as people on provisional release, despite being legally unable to work, power Japan's construction and manufacturing sectors as companies scramble to find workers in the worst labour shortage in decades."Elizabeth is held in solitary because she's an activist and immigration officials don't want her causing trouble," said Mitsuru Miyasako, head of the Provisional Release Association in Japan, a group representing refugees and immigrants #Tokyo #Health #Crime #Argentina #Nigeria #activist
Boko Haram releases 21 Chibok schoolgirls following prisoner swap: Nigerian official

Updated : Oct 13, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Boko Haram releases 21 Chibok schoolgirls following prisoner swap: Nigerian official

Jihadist group Boko Haram released 21 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian government following a prisoner swap, an official in the president's office said Thursday. #Red Cross #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #jihadist #Chibok