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Summary Margaret Okuomo lives with her seven children in Ago Egun Bariga, a waterside slum community in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous state and the epicenter of the country’s fight against Covid-19. Lagos, although Nigeria’s wealthiest state, has high…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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 After almost 50 years of taking in hundreds of thousands of refugees from various neighboring states, Cameroon is shredding its reputation as a generous refugee-hosting country. Working to push back Nigeria’s militant Islamist…
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 Basically, because of this law [SSMPA] the police treat people in any way that they please. They torture, force people to confess, and when they hear about a gathering of men, they just head over to make arrests.
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 They had not received an education in that area for many, many, years….Now they [Boko Haram] have chased away the teachers. Their children have no future.
 
 —Teacher, Maiduguri, September 15, 2015
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 You are no longer in Nigeria. You are now in an Islamic

 kingdom. Here, women’s rights are respected, not like in Nigeria where

 women are made to work, farm, fetch water and firewood,…
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 Boko Haram: The name commonly used by Nigerian and

 foreign media to refer to the militant Islamic group. Boko in Hausa

 means “Western education” or…
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 Corruption is so pervasive in Nigeria that it has turned

 public service for many into a kind of criminal enterprise. Graft has fueled

 political violence…
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 “Everyone’s in on the Game”
 Corruption and Human Rights Abuses by the Nigeria Police
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 Nigeria
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 “The
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 I. Summary
 On November 28-29, 2008, deadly clashes between Muslim and
 Christian mobs and the excessive use of force by security forces left hundreds
 dead in Jos, Plateau State. Muslim and Christian authorities have collectively
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 Politics as War
 The Human Rights Impact and Causes of Post-Election
 Violence in Rivers State, Nigeria
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 Methodology
 Recommendations
 To the Government of the Federal Republic of
 Nigeria
 To the Joint…
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Criminal Politics Violence, "Godfathers" and Corruption in Nigeria Summary Recommendations To the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria: To the Nigerian Police Force: To the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission: To Nigeria's foreign partners…
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Chop Fine* The Human Rights Impact of Local Government Corruption and Mismanagement in Rivers State, Nigeria Summary Recommendations Methodology Background and Context: Oil, Poverty and Governance in Nigeria State and Local Government in Nigeria Oil and…
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"They Do Not Own This Place" Government Discrimination Against
 "Non-Indigenes" in Nigeria Summary Recommendations To
 the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria To
 all State Governments in Nigeria Introduction Historical
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"Rest in Pieces" Police Torture
 and Deaths in Custody in Nigeria I.
 Summary II. Recommendations To the Nigerian federal and state governments and the
 police authorities To the Judiciary To the U.K. Department for International Development…
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Revenge in the Name of Religion The Cycle of Violence in Plateau and KanoStates I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Nigerian government and security forces To religious and community leaders, at national, state and local levels III. The Conflict in…