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Mass abductions of children in Nigeria – children should not be used as disposable pawns.

Mass abductions of children in Nigeria – children should not be used as disposable pawns. On Thursday 25th February 2021, at least 300 students were abducted in the latest of recent escalating incidents as terrorist gunmen attacked a government school in the North-Western Zamfara state of Nigeria. According to the BBC, Local officials have confirmed …

Black History to Black Future

By: Ima Duro Emmanuel One moment it was a sea of green-white-green flags proudly held up and being waved by young men and women proudly singing their national anthem. The next moment the dark night’s air rang with the sound of gunshots and the cries of pain and terror as people tried to run in …

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 …

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