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Federal republic in West Africa

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Nigeria: Federal republic in West Africa
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a sovereign country in West Africa bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its southern coast is on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. Lagos is the most populous city in the country and the African continent, as well as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world.

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Nigerian minister says CNN should be sanctioned [Video]

Nigerian minister says CNN should be sanctioned

Nigerian Information Minister Lai Mohammed has accused U.S. broadcaster CNN of using unverified footage and information from dubious sources in a report alleging that the country's military shot and..

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Nigerian restaurant displays portrait of Trump [Video]

Nigerian restaurant displays portrait of Trump

At an upmarket restaurant in Lagos hangs a portrait of President Donald Trump in a gold-trimmed red agbada, a flowing robe worn by men in southwest Nigeria.

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U.S. rejects Nigerian for WTO top job [Video]

U.S. rejects Nigerian for WTO top job

The leadership race for the World Trade Organization has been thrown into disarray after the United States opposed the appointment of former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Francis..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published
Dying in jail, still waiting for trial [Video]

Dying in jail, still waiting for trial

A Reuters investigation found nearly 300 inmates died in U.S. jails after languishing behind bars at least a year or more, never convicted of their charges. Linda So reports.

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He waited 512 days in jail for his day in court. It never came [Video]

He waited 512 days in jail for his day in court. It never came

A Reuters investigation found nearly 300 inmates died in U.S. jails after languishing behind bars at least a year or more, never convicted of their charges. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:27Published
Nigeria protests: Police chief declares crackdown after violence and looting [Video]

Nigeria protests: Police chief declares crackdown after violence and looting

President Buhari has said that at least 69 people have died in street violence since the protests - mainly civilians but also police officers and soldiers.View on euronews

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Hundreds loot warehouse as Nigeria protests continue [Video]

Hundreds loot warehouse as Nigeria protests continue

Hundreds of people carried sacks from a warehouse in Bukuru, near Abuja in Nigeria on Saturday, despite the president's call for calm in the country after unrest sparked by police brutality in the..

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Armed gangs seen in Lagos as protests continue [Video]

Armed gangs seen in Lagos as protests continue

Gangs armed with knives and sticks blocked major roads in Lagos on Friday, with many angered by an appeal by Nigeria's president for an end to demonstrations against police brutality that turned..

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Nigeria president warns protesters; fails to address shooting [Video]

Nigeria president warns protesters; fails to address shooting

Muhammadu Buhari accuses demonstrators of threatening ‘national security’ as violence continues across the country.

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Armed police kick, shoot man in Lagos street [Video]

Armed police kick, shoot man in Lagos street

Video verified by Reuters shows police in Lagos shooting a man on Wednesday, as unrest rooted in anti-police protests broke out again in the Nigerian city.

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Fires burn in Nigeria after soldiers shoot protesters [Video]

Fires burn in Nigeria after soldiers shoot protesters

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..

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Nigerian army denies deadly shootings, offers to deploy in Lagos [Video]

Nigerian army denies deadly shootings, offers to deploy in Lagos

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Nigerian protesters run as gunfire rings out [Video]

Nigerian protesters run as gunfire rings out

Eyewitness footage captured protesters running from Lekki toll gate amid sounds of gunfire. Another video shot after nightfall showed people on a highway as more shots ring out.

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Waving flags, they sang Nigeria’s anthem. Then they were shot at [Video]

Waving flags, they sang Nigeria’s anthem. Then they were shot at

Peaceful protesters say they will not give up their fight against police brutality and injustice, even after Lagos attack that shocked the nation.

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Nigerian protesters march on Downing Street [Video]

Nigerian protesters march on Downing Street

Protesters marched from the Nigerian High Commission in central London to Downing Street, following shootings at an End Sars protest in Lagos. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Truths, half-truths, and misinformation, as Nigeria protests turn bloody [Video]

Truths, half-truths, and misinformation, as Nigeria protests turn bloody

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Protests continue in Lagos, Nigeria, over alleged police brutality [Video]

Protests continue in Lagos, Nigeria, over alleged police brutality

Shots were fired in Lagos on Wednesday as protesters continued to demonstrate against alleged police brutality in Nigeria.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Beyonce 'heartbroken' as violence breaks out amid Nigerian anti-police brutality protests [Video]

Beyonce 'heartbroken' as violence breaks out amid Nigerian anti-police brutality protests

Beyonce has issued a passionate plea calling for the end of "senseless brutality" in Nigeria amid ongoing protests relating to the police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

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Lagos governor appeals for calm after Lekki shooting [Video]

Lagos governor appeals for calm after Lekki shooting

Nigeria's Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday made an appeal for peace following the shooting of protesters by soldiers the previous evening.

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Nigerian soldiers fire at protesters -witnesses [Video]

Nigerian soldiers fire at protesters -witnesses

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...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

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Isle of Wight oil tanker stowaways bailed by police

The Nigerian nationals were detained after special forces stormed the Nave Andromeda.
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Nigeria police brutality inquiry hears graphic testimony

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Why Nigerian looters are targeting Covid-19 aid

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Nigeria unrest: Protesters shot in Lagos as millions put under curfew

Casualty figures and who opened fire in Lagos are not yet known, as anti-police anger spreads.
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End Sars protest: Nigeria police to free all protesters

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End Sars protests: The young Nigerians who forced the president to back down

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Sars ban: Nigeria's Buhari pledges 'extensive' police reforms

#EndSARS protests continue despite the president's announcement that the notorious unit is disbanded.
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Sculptor in Nigeria creates black prosthetic hand for his brother

When Ubokobong lost his fingers in an explosion, he struggled to find a realistic artificial black replacement until his brother John stepped in.
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#EndSARS protests: Nigeria abolishes loathed federal special police unit

It comes after footage of federal officers killing a man was shared online, sparking unrest.
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#EndSARS protests: Nigeria president commits to ending police brutality

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Nigerian police fire tear gas at #EndSars protests against brutality

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Port Harcourt killings: Nigerian serial killer of women sentenced to die

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Experts did not know of Ben Enwonwu's Court of the Oba of Benin until it was offered for sale.
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Why some Nigerian families lock up children and the mentally ill

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August Agboola Browne is thought to have been the only black person in the Polish resistance.
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Nigeria turns 60: Can Africa's most populous nation remain united?

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