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Video: Drama as 2 young men go physical with armed policemen in Lagos, Nigeria



In Lagos, Nigeria, a video showing two young men in a physical struggle with armed policemen has gone viral. It is not clear what issue was in contention between the officers and the young men.

The spokesperson of the State command of the Nigerian Police Force, Benjamin Hundeyin, who shared news of the incident on social media hinted that the two men would be arraigned before a magistrate court by Monday.


Strike continues as Nigeria’s Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, walks out of meeting with striking lecturers



Nigeria’s minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, walks out of a meeting with stakeholders in a gathering to resolve the eight months and counting strike action by Nigeria’s Academic Staff of University Union, ASUU,

University lecturers have been at loggerhead with the Federal government of Nigeria over the full implementation of a 2009 agreement (PDF) during the reign of late ex-president Umaru Yar’ Adua.

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Video: Protesters vandalize French embassy in Burkina Faso as reactions trail coup



Unrest has continued in Burkina Faso’s capital city, Quagadougou following a coup that ousted Lieutenant-Colonel on Friday, protesters on Saturday hit the French embassy and vandalise its building in the troubled West African.

The Friday coup was led by one of his trusted allies, Captain Ibrahim Traore, eight months after he had overthrown the democratically elected President Roch Kabore in January and there has fear of a counter coup as shootings eusued at the capital on Saturday.

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