Boko Haram endangers Nigeria’s sixty years of independence

The news that the Governor of Borno State in Nigeria has requested the help of neighbouring Chad’s military to defeat Boko Haram, came as a humbling yet welcome move to all those working for peace and justice in Africa. That the news came around October 1st, Nigeria’s sixtieth anniversary of independence from Britain, made the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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