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Philip Obaji Jr.
Contributor ; Prize in Education 2014 & Person of the Year 2015; 100 Most Influential Nigerians 2016; Founder .
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csdickey Mar 18
Every morning I look at the world and my heart breaks. Then I work to see if facts, analysis, perspective can make it better. And the next morning the cycle begins again.
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Nigeria Newsdesk Mar 19
Drinking sugary beverages linked to early death – study via
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Simon Allison Mar 18
Boko Haram fighters are not fuelled by ideology alone. Tramadol, a highly addictive opioid, plays a major role too, according to @PhiliObaji. I know Tramadol is also used heavily by fighters in the CAR. What makes it so attractive to militants?
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James Wan Mar 19
Really interesting piece by on 's widespread use of the legal painkiller in prepping fighters for attacks
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Christopher Giles Mar 18
Tramadol is the drug of choice for Boko Haram, says In fact, "West and Central Africa – the regions within reach of the militants – now account for 87% of all pharmaceutical opioids seized globally."
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Philip Obaji Jr. Mar 15
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African Arguments Mar 15
Former fighters say taking was essential for launching assaults. Could tackling its illicit trade cripple attacks? asks
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Jeffrey Smith Mar 13
"American [military] assistance and formidable political backing by ’s president caused members of the rapid reaction force to see themselves as above the law. That, and their general lack of education...makes a dangerous combination"
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The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN) Mar 8
Replying to @PhilipObaji
For women and girls in northeast Nigeria, even the routine search for a clean source of water presents serious threats.
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csdickey Mar 7
The "fan" visas to the World Cup in Russia were a device used by organized traffickers in Nigeria, as reported at the time
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Philip Obaji Jr. Mar 6
My latest for - includes views of and on Nigeria's presidential vote.
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Justin Miller Mar 4
U.S-funded special operators in Cameroon are arresting men suspected of being gay, reports
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csdickey Mar 4
U.S. Spent Millions Training Cameroon Forces to Hunt Boko Haram. They’re Hunting Gays Instead. via
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Fact Mar 3
Forgive others. Not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
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Philip Obaji Jr. Mar 1
Replying to @ayoawokoya
Its philipobaji@gmail.com
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Linus Unah Feb 28
Replying to @PhilipObaji
I find this article by very useful if you want to understand the complexities of the continued refoulement:
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Olorisupergal Feb 26
The latest Olori Supergal ! Thanks to @ItsMOoManBitch
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The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN) Feb 26
How to fight against human trafficking with clean water, a first person commentary by
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Sarah Kay Feb 25
Replying to @K_interarma
If those two points weren’t horrific already, the road from coercion into enrolment to enslavement in Libya is fraught with threats, bearings, and losses. A must-read to understand how we have failed refugees since the beginning
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Fact Feb 25
Smile. Your enemies hate it.
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