Abuja natives drag Nigerian military to Senate over land grabbing
15 March 2019 | 5:22 am
Abuja natives drag Nigerian military to Senate over land grabbing.
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In Israel, the ongoing protest movement against judicial reform has now spread to the ranks of the army and in particular, reservists of elite units. In recent weeks, hundreds of them have published open letters to express their doubts about continuing to serve if the plans of Benjamin Netanyahu's government are adopted.
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