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22 Jun

APPG IFRoB Nigeria Report Summary_PSJ

NIGERIA: UNFOLDING GENOCIDE? INTRODUCTION The UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief (APPG) is a group of over 100 British Parliamentarians from different political parties and from both Houses of Parliament. It exists to promote Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that “Everyone has the right […]

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22 Jun

Let’s use our foreign aid to bring security and peace to terrorist outposts

Ayo Adedoyin As the UK head of a Nigeria-focused charity working to improve the lives of millions in Africa’s largest economy, I welcome the recent news that the Foreign Office is taking over the Department for International Development (DFID). The much-anticipated merger, set to be completed by September, is a fantastic sign that this Government cares […]

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17 Jun

PSJ UK Welcomes APPG Report on Nigeria

UK Cross-Party parliamentarians have urged the British government to play a more active role in stopping an ‘unfolding genocide’, following an investigation into the widespread and devastating attacks taking place in Nigeria. The worsening ethno-religious violence prompted the almost 2-year investigation by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, which […]

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14 Mar

UK Government reveals new plans for human rights sanctions regime to get tough on abusers

UK Government reveals new plans for human rights sanctions regime to get tough on abusers Other proposals from Boris Johnson’s team include compulsory Foreign Office religious literacy training and leading on human rights at the UN The UK Government has revealed it is set to sanction high-profile individuals with a track record of human rights […]

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11 Mar

Defeating ISIS in West Africa is Britain’s moral imperative

Ayo Adedoyin Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a private conference sponsored by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office focusing on social cohesion in Nigeria. At the event, which featured a number of Nigerians from Nigeria, a number of civil servants and parliamentarians as well as representatives from the Nigerian-diaspora […]

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2 Mar

MOTHER OF GIRL KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM ASKS PM TO HELP GET HER DAUGHTER RELEASED

The mother of a girl kidnapped by Boko Haram has issued a plea to the Prime Minister to help rescue her daughter ahead of the anniversary of her abduction On February 19 2018, Leah Sharibu was taken from her school in Dapchi, north-eastern Nigeria, along with 109 of her classmates. Now aged 16, Leah is thought to […]

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27 Feb

Sharibu UK Visit

Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu who was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from her school in Nigeria two years ago, has been traveling around London in a fervent attempt to raise awareness about the terrifying ordeal her daughter is still being subjected to. Supported by groups like The International Organisation for Peace Building […]

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14 Feb

Parliament debates persecution – and a new International Religious Freedom Alliance

“In the wake of recent news that 30 more innocent people were massacred by Boko Haram in Borno State, we reconfirm our desire to work for the freedom of all Nigerian Christians to practise their faith without intimidation, violence and discrimination. We are also calling on the government to step up it’s efforts to stop […]

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21 Jan

UK and France to lead the pushback on Islamic Militants new frontier in West Africa

The UK and France are taking strong steps to pushback on Islamist militants’ new frontier in West Africa, following meetings with African leaders over the past seven days. At the start of this week Boris Johnson hosted the UK-Africa Investment Summit, a gathering that reportedly is the first time that the UK and so many […]

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20 Jan

We need to invest in Africa’s security as well as its industry

At a UN meeting held in New York in 2006, African state leaders said conflict was the greatest obstacle to the continent’s development. Fast forward fourteen years and not much has changed. This week Open Door’s 2020 World Watch List revealed that terrorists and militants are making major advances across West Africa making it the latest battlefront for Islamic […]

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