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Author Judah Angel: The artist who refused to die

38 people were on August 2 1994 executed at Nigeria’s Enugu Prison but artist Arthur Judah Angel somehow was not among them. Angel was convicted of armed robbery and murder: tortured and framed , he says, by corrupt police under the military dictatorship of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida . At the time, Nigeria was liable to… Continue reading Author Judah Angel: The artist who refused to die

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The Rise and Fall of Dr. Ishola Oyenusi

In 1971, the Nigerian robber Ishola Oyenusi — “smiling to his death,” in the words of the next day’s paper — was publicly shot with his gang at the Lagos Bar Beach. Dubbed “the most dangerous criminal of this decade” even though the Seventies were barely underway, “Doctor” Oyenusi — as he liked to style… Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Dr. Ishola Oyenusi