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25 Aug

Calls for more joined up thinking on the Sahel and Northern Nigeria

London: 19 August 2020 – Diaspora Nigerians in the UK and America are calling for direct military involvement in peacekeeping in Northern Nigeria which is now third in the Global Terrorism Index. As more British forces prepare for deployment with UN peacekeepers in restive Mali to the north, calls are growing for a similar push […]

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25 Aug

The British public tells Boris Johnson: “Protect Nigeria’s Christians!”

Ayo Adedoyin As the leader of a diasporan-led NGO working to stop the growing persecution of Christians in Nigeria, I was pleased to see the results of a new survey released by leading pollster Savanta ComRes. It said exactly what we knew all along: Nigeria’s suffering Christians who live north of the River Niger are […]

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11 Jul

UK Government must show that ‘Black Lives Matter’ in it’s ex-colonies

Image Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/11806575/anthony-joshua-tackling-racism-in-local-community/ A lot has been made in recent weeks of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign to root out racism, and remove symbols that embrace Britain’s involvement in the African Slave Trade. Yet for all the uproar, little has been made of the injustice faced in Britain’s ex- colonies, much of which are a […]

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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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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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30 Dec

More than 1,000 Christians killed by Islamic militants in Nigeria in 2019: report

More than 1,000 Christians have been murdered by Islamic militants this year in Nigeria, according to a report circulated by Christian news outlets earlier this month. A militia of Islamic Fulani herdsmen murdered Christians as part of an aggressive and strategic land-grabbing strategy across the Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Southern Kaduna and parts of Bauchi state, the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), a British non-profit […]

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