Libby George

Oil companies tighten Nigeria security as protests, job losses stoke tension

18 Nov 2020

PORT HARCOURT/LAGOS Oil companies have asked security services to tighten surveillance as violent anti-police brutality protests and the expected sacking of hundreds of workers worsen desperation in the region, industry sources told Reuters.

Africa free trade bloc seeking "innovative" ways to launch on Jan. 1

17 Nov 2020

LAGOS, Nov 17 A pan-African free trade zone will launch on Jan. 1 as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic but some "innovative" arrangements will be required as not all customs infrastructure will be ready in time, its secretary-general said.

'The soldiers kept shooting:' witnesses testify in Lagos protest probe

15 Nov 2020

LAGOS Nigerian soldiers shot dead peaceful protesters at a demonstration in Lagos last month, trucking away the bodies, said written witness testimonies submitted to a judicial panel on Saturday but contradicted by an army general.

African e-commerce firm Jumia's revenue slips as misses out on COVID boost

10 Nov 2020

LAGOS, Nov 10 African online retailer Jumia on Tuesday reported a nearly 18% fall in third-quarter revenue as it shifted towards less expensive but more frequently ordered items and missed out on lockdown boosts enjoyed by international rivals.

Nigerian authorities return police brutality activist's passport

09 Nov 2020

LAGOS Nigerian immigration officials returned the passport of a prominent activist against police brutality after it was seized when she tried to leave the country last week, the activist said on Monday.

Police brutality activist says she was barred from leaving Nigeria

04 Nov 2020

LAGOS Nigerian immigration officials blocked a prominent anti-police brutality activist from leaving the country and confiscated her passport, she told Reuters on Wednesday.

As America counts, the world holds its breath for U.S. election outcome

04 Nov 2020

LONDON/LAGOS/SARAJEVO A day after Americans voted in a bitterly contested election, the rest of the world was none the wiser on Wednesday, with millions of votes still to count, the race too close to call and a mounting risk of days or even weeks of legal uncertainty.

Scorned by Trump, many Nigerians love him all the same

03 Nov 2020

LAGOS Hundreds of men and women marched, clad in T-shirts supporting U.S. President Donald Trump or pink fabric dresses bearing the image of Jesus, as they waved American flags, Republican presidential campaign signs, and even a few Nigerian flags.

'I was going to die there': Lagos panel begins hearing police brutality claims

28 Oct 2020

LAGOS A judicial panel investigating claims of police brutality and the shooting of protesters began hearing complaints in Lagos on Tuesday in a nation on edge following Nigeria's biggest upheaval in 20 years.

Judicial panel into shooting, police brutality convenes in Lagos

26 Oct 2020

LAGOS The judicial panel investigating police brutality and the shooting of protesters in Lagos convened on Monday, promising neutrality and justice.

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