Dave Okonjie

Dave Okonjie is a public affairs analyst, researcher and senior issues correspondent.
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Two Nigerian clerics charged after starving pupils found shackled

ABUJA, Nigeria – Two Nigerian clerics have been charged authorities following recent raids on private Islamic schools where men and…

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Regional bloc ECOWAS committed to mobilizing 1 billion USD to curb terrorism

LAGOS, Nigeria –The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has pledged to mobilize one billion U.S. dollars to deal…

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Liberia announces health emergency as Lassa fever death toll rises to 21

LAGOS, Nigeria—Officials of the Liberian Ministry of Health on Monday declared a health emergency following the outbreak of Lassa fever. …

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Liberia’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference Issued Statement Against a Smear Campaign Implicating the Church and its Leadership

LAGOS, Nigeria – The Catholic Bishop Conference of Liberia (CABICOL)  on Monday issued a strong statement in relations to an…

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Catholic bishop kidnapped in Cameroon has been released

LAGOS, Nigeria – Catholic church officials in Cameroon say a prominent Catholic bishop kidnapped in the country’s volatile English-speaking Northwest…

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Boko Haram attack on a village in Borno state repelled: Nigeria’s security official

LAGOS, Nigeria – Government forces in Nigeria repelled an attack by Boko Haram Islamic terrorist group on Tuesday night. According…

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Nigeria bans pro-Iran Shia group after protests

ABUJA, Nigeria – The government of Nigeria says it has banned a Shia religious movement whose leader appeared in court…

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In a letter to President Buhari, Obasanjo warns of ‘Rwanda-type genocide’ in Nigeria

LAGOS – Nigeria – Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has voiced a tough opinion on the current insecurity crisis in…

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Nigeria, Benin sign African continental free trade agreement

LAGOS, Nigeria—On S Sunday, July 7, 2019, Nigeria and Benin signed the treaty that establishes the African Continental Free Trade…

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Gunmen killed four Police officers in a police station attack in Nigeria

ABUJA—Four Nigerian police were reported killed yesterday, Monday while on duty.  Local police authorities confirmed that one divisional police officer…

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