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Nigerian general dismisses bloody Lagos protest videos as fake

22 Nov 2020

LAGOS A judicial panel investigating claims that Nigerian soldiers shot dead peaceful protesters in Lagos viewed videos on Saturday appearing to show people hurt or saying that they were being fired on, but an army general dismissed the footage.

UPDATE 2-Nigeria slips into recession, weighed down by COVID-19 and oil prices

21 Nov 2020

* Pandemic restrictions cited by statistics office (Adds details, quotes, bullets, alters dateline)

Nigerian stock exchange members back flotation plan

18 Nov 2020

LAGOS, Nov 18 The Nigerian bourse won approval from its members on Wednesday for a stock market flotation that will turn the exchange into a publicly traded company and position it as a gateway for foreign investment.

Nigeria expects more Benin Bronze returns as soon as next year

12 Nov 2020

LAGOS, Nov 12 Nigeria expects to get more of its plundered Benin Bronzes back from Western museums and collectors as early as next year as global Black Lives Matter protests spur repatriation campaigns, a senior official said.

Nigerian minister says it's unclear who shot protesters in Lagos

02 Nov 2020

ABUJA "Hoodlums" wearing military uniforms may have shot Nigerian protesters campaigning against police brutality and it was too soon to tell if soldiers were involved, the country's attorney general said on Monday.

Nigerian judge throws out case against 47 men facing homosexuality charge

27 Oct 2020

LAGOS A judge in a Nigerian court on Tuesday threw out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of same sex, ending what had widely been seen as a test of the country's laws banning homosexual relationships.

'Perfect storm': How Nigeria's peaceful police protests turned violent

27 Oct 2020

LAGOS Tears fill Ephraim Osinboyejo's eyes as he recalls the idealism that drove thousands of Nigerians like him into the streets to campaign against police brutality - and the night he saw young activists gunned down.

Nigeria's president urges end to protests but remains silent on demonstration shooting

23 Oct 2020

ABUJA/LAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in the country, as authorities in the commercial capital Lagos struggled to enforce a curfew imposed to contain anger over a crackdown on anti-police protesters. | Video

Fires burn in Lagos after Nigerian soldiers shoot anti-police protesters

22 Oct 2020

LAGOS Nigeria's biggest city Lagos and several states were under curfews on Wednesday as unrest rooted in anti-police protests broke out again following a day of violence, including the shooting of civilians by security forces. | Video

Nigerian soldiers fire at protesters, at least two hit - witnesses

21 Oct 2020

LAGOS Soldiers opened fire on Nigerians protesting against police brutality in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday, and at least two people were shot, four witnesses told Reuters.

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