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Witnesses: 6 killed when security forces, suspected extremists battle in...
Posted On 01/17/2014 17:56:11 by lagosadmin
John Samuel said Friday a large group of suspected Boko Haram gunmen using sophisticated weapons came on motorcycles and in vans Wednesday and threw a bomb that destroyed the police station in Banki village, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) southwest of Borno state capital, Maiduguri. Witnesses said at least two soldiers and several civilians died in the fighting that followed. A security official said four policemen were killed. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because... Read More

Same sex couples arrested as new anti-gay law enforced in Nigeria -...
Posted On 01/16/2014 07:00:54 by lagosadmin
It prohibits homosexuals from even meeting in groups of two or more, bans marriage or civil unions between people of the same sex, and criminalises gay clubs and events.Reuben Abati, the presidential spokesman, said Nigerians were happy with the new law. It makes Nigeria the 38th African nation to enact legislation persecuting gay people.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Mobius Placing Biggest Wagers on Nigeria for Frontier Rally - Bloomberg
Posted On 01/16/2014 07:00:46 by lagosadmin
“Nigeria is very, very important,” Mobius, 77, who oversees about $53 billion, said in an interview in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital on Jan. 15, without saying whether he has added to Nigerian holdings. “You’ve got a vibrant and growing middle class, a big consumer population, a young population that will be consuming more and more.”[Finish Article ]... Read More

Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Posted On 01/15/2014 10:56:17 by lagosadmin
Ms. Aken'Ova said police detained four gay men over the Christmas holidays and tortured them until they named others allegedly belonging to a gay organization. She gave no details of what she called torture, but the AIDS counselor said the four men were brutally beaten until they gave up names. Police have now arrested 38 men and are looking for 168 others, according to Ms. Aken'Ova, whose organization is helping to provide legal services for the men. The AIDS counselor said he has helped sec... Read More

Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria - CBS News
Posted On 01/14/2014 14:56:05 by lagosadmin
Olumide Makanjuola, an executive director of the Initiative for Equality, speaks to Associated Press during an interview in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Police, working off a list of 168 suspects purportedly obtained through torture, are arresting dozens of gay men in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state, human rights activists said.[Finish Article ]... Read More

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