Nigeria Is in Disarray. So Its President Banned Twitter.

It’s a bad time for President Muhammadu Buhari to play the tyrant.

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Nigeria Bans Twitter After President’s Tweet Is Deleted

The popular social media site had removed a post by President Muhammadu Buhari threatening secessionists in the southeast of the country.

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Nigeria’s Boarding Schools Have Become a Hunting Ground for Kidnappers

Northern Nigeria’s kidnap-for-ransom industry is growing, and it’s not just the well-off who are at risk. The new targets are poor villagers and ordinary schoolchildren.

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Buhari Fires Nigeria’s Top Generals and Appoints Replacements

With just two years left in President Buhari’s tenure, can a new approach defeat the militants and bandits who are killing, kidnapping and traumatizing Nigeria’s people?

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Freed Nigeria Schoolboys Meet President Muhammadu Buhari

Capitalizing on a rare victory, the Nigerian government publicly displayed the more than 300 boys who had been released, and insisted it had not paid ransom.

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More Than 300 Abducted Students Released in Nigeria, Governor Says

A Nigerian official said all of the abducted boys were released Thursday evening and would be reunited with their parents in the morning.

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Hundreds of Students Feared Missing After Attack at Nigeria School

Hundreds of Nigerian students are feared missing after gunmen raided a secondary school in the northern state of Katsina. The military later exchanged fire with the attackers in a forest.

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Executed Nigerian Farmers Were Caught Between Boko Haram and the Army

More than 70 agricultural workers were killed by militants, who accused them of telling the authorities that the extremist group was in the area.

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Nigeria Goes on Offensive Against Youth Protesting Police Brutality

Young people staged the biggest anti-government uprising in a generation, triggered by relentless police brutality. Rattled, politicians are promising reforms, but using repressive tactics, large and small.

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In a State of Violence

The people of Nigeria are standing up to a government that seems to hate us.

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A Dozen Protesters in Nigeria Reported Killed by Security Forces

Nigerians are stunned after police and soldiers opened fire on protesters against police brutality. The largely peaceful demonstrations have grown into a challenge for the government.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Nigeria Is Murdering Its Citizens

Under President Muhammadu Buhari, there is a sense that the country could burn to the ground.

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Nigerian Forces Fire on Demonstrators Protesting Police Brutality

The toll was unclear, but witnesses said several people were shot during escalating protests in Lagos. The governor said ‘miscreants’ had hijacked mostly peaceful demonstrations.

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