Why residents abandon homes in Ogoni communities
29 July 2019 | 6:00 am
The Genesis Deluxe Cinema in Abuja’s Central Business District is remarkably busy. At 5 pm, a crowd of political and traditional leaders, researchers, civil society advocates, journalists, among a range of others flock to Ceddi Plaza’s second floor. Minutes later, one of the theatres is crammed, with the aisle and entrance also occupied by those who don’t mind standing.
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