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Nigerians protest mysterious death of Afrobeat star as police exhumes body for autopsy

Sep. 21, 2023 20:31 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands marched across Nigeria on Thursday over the mysterious death last week of an Afrobeat star whose body has been exhumed for an autopsy as authorities investigate the cause of his demise. Lagos police said the body of the late Ilerioluwa Aloba, better...

Nigeria's unemployment rate falls to 4.1%, using new methodology. Analysts say it’s an undercount

Aug. 24, 2023 14:29 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s statistics agency on Thursday reported the country’s unemployment rate as 4.1%, the lowest in many years, but one analysts said was an undercount because of the agency's new methodology. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) now classifies the...

Nigerian officials say 103 bodies from 2020 protests will be buried. Activists allege a cover-up

Jul. 24, 2023 07:38 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — More than 100 people who died in Nigeria in 2020 during protests against police brutality will soon be buried, authorities said, prompting allegations by activists on Monday of a cover-up and calls for a new investigation. At least 103 bodies were gathered...