Nigeria

Scores Killed In Bus Bomb Attack In Nigerian Capital

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

At least 71 people have been killed in two bomb blasts at a busy bus station in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, police have said. Another 124 people...

Child Bride Kills Man She Was Forced To Marry, And His Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A child bride forced into marriage killed her husband and three of his friends by lacing a meal with rat poison, police said. The 14-year-old girl ...

Child Bride Kills Man She Was Forced To Marry, And His Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A child bride forced into marriage killed her husband and three of his friends by lacing a meal with rat poison, police said. The 14-year-old girl ...

Film Review - Half Of A Yellow Sun

Lucy Popescu | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

Spanning a decade, Half Of A Yellow Sun opens in 1960 with newsreel footage of Nigerians celebrating Independence from Britain. We are then introduced to and follow the fortunes of Olanna (Thandie Newton) and her twin sister Kainene (Anika Noni Rose), the middle-class, well-educated and headstrong daughters of a wealthy Lagos businessman.

Unfair and Not Lovely: The Global Skin Bleaching Epidemic Hasn't Gone Away

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

Many hope so, but for now, it seems the struggle against centuries of the 'Fair and Lovely' culture rages on, while skin-bleaching itself remains the norm amongst many in Asian and African communities.

Unsafe Surgery Is a Global Crisis Silencing Millions of Women Around the World - Let's Talk About It

Sarah Kessler | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

International Women's Day is an artificial construct, but so is a banana split. It's still a rare and delightful invitation to sit down with a spoon or a microphone and talk about issues that affect women around the world.

Fighting to End Newborn Deaths Across the World

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

In an effort to save millions of newborn lives, we are urging all global leaders to take a stance this year and commit to a blueprint for change, namely, the Five Point Newborn Promise. This agenda focuses on training and equipping enough skilled healthcare workers to make sure no baby is born without proper help, and removing fees for all pregnancy and birth services.

GRAPHIC: Father Padlocks Son's Mouth And Beats Him To Death For Being An 'Evil Child'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW A father has been arrested after he allegedly padlocked his son's mouth shut to stop him from screaming while he savage...

Exporting for Success

John Longworth | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
John Longworth

Things are looking up. Last quarter's 0.7% GDP growth places Britain among the fastest recovering advanced economies in the world... But translating improving economic indicators into strong, sustained growth will require a significant rebalancing of our economy towards exports.

'We Assure Homosexual People That They Are Children Of God, Loved And Valued'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda, in protest against the countries anti-gay laws. Nigeri...

Bull The 'Gay Cat' Thrown Out By Owner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

A woman has disowned her 7-year-old cat, Bull, for apparently being gay. Poor old Bull's efforts to have sex with other male cats are apparently "a...

Words on the Holocaust

Josh Zitser | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Josh Zitser

Whatever you do, remember that the theme of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day is 'journeys'. Journeys are about getting from one place to another. If we truly want to honour the lives of all those who suffered under the Nazi regime, it is our duty to ensure that we, as a society, take note of our starting point and make sure that we move forward to a more promising final destination.

A Life Sentence for Saying 'I Love You'

Anna Bacciarelli | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Anna Bacciarelli

'I'm very much in love with you.' The words that made Roger Jean-Claude Mbede famous. And the words that, in a roundabout way, led to his early death. In 2011 Roger Jean-Claude Mbede texted someone to tell them he loved them. Because he was texting in Cameroon, and because it was to another man, Roger was arrested.

The New Nigerian Anti-Gay Law Is One of the World's Harshest

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

It has just emerged that last week, in a secret decision made without any public announcement, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria signed into law one of the world's most draconian anti-gay statutes. Whatever the motive for the hush-up, it didn't hold. The world now knows.

Dread Grips Nigeria's LGBT Community Over Draconian Anti-Gay Bill

Dan Littauer | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Littauer

Nigeria's Senate passed a harsh anti-gay bill on Thursday, making life near impossible for the country's LGBT community, only awaiting an imminent presidential signature in order to become law.

SalvageHub: Tackling Hunger and Food Waste

One Young World | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
One Young World

It's barely been two months since the memorable and inspiring One Young World Summit in Johannesburg rounded-off. The resounding words of motivation provided by the Counsellors and Guest Speakers continue to inspire me to pursue visions of positively impacting the lives of my community and the world...

Nigeria's Elder Statesman Is Still Centre Stage

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

By the standards of the grandiose mansions of Abuja, the planned city that became Nigeria's capital just two decades ago, Edwin Kiagbodo Clark's villa in a quiet, narrow, street is modest. The living room is dark and poky, and although large, portraits of Chief Clark, as he is known, are visible, most have yet to be hung up...

How Not To Do It

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An asylum-seeker on hunger strike was flown back to Nigeria in a private jet - only to be turned away. Home Secretary Theresa May is facing questio...

A Male Child Is Still Important for Some Nigerian Women

Maria Caspani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

Amaka is the protagonist of "B for Boy", the first feature film by Nigerian director Chika Anadu, which was screened at this year's London Film Festival. It is a courageous tale of being a woman and a mother in contemporary Nigeria and of the social pressure that is still put on women to produce a male child.

The First to Take the Stage

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

One Young World opened my eyes to the great impact youth can make in society. I was particularly inspired by Ambassadors like Ajarat Bada, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Bariq Rifki​, Parker Liautaud, Clinton Gachangi and many others. Until I started following One Young World online, I had not identified a particular area to make positive change.

The Protection Of Future Generations

One Young World | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK
One Young World

Counsellors Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, Sir Bob Geldof, musician and Activist and Ahmed Kathrada, apartheid prisoner and close friend to Nelson Mandela were panelists during the Session.

Parental Advice - Nigerian Style

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kanmi Iyanda

Maybe it's the Nigerian in me, but when it comes to my parents, any insult, intentional or otherwise, will always be met with forceful brimstone and years of grudge-holding. And yes, my father has been dead for 13 years. Nigerians are just like that.

Change Takes Time - It Is Not an Event, it Is a Process

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

The issues raised during Kofi Annan Dialogues Special Session ranged from the security in Nigeria and El Salvador and the on-going crises in Syria and Lybia to answers on how to close the gap between young citizens and global leaders...

Dozens Of Students Massacred By Islamists In Nigeria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK

The chilling death toll of an attack by Islamist extremists on a agricultural college could be as high as 50 students, as college officials still reco...

Business Insights from Alexander Amosu

Mac Attram | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK
Mac Attram

Alexander recently brought the highly successful OK! Magazine to Nigeria and publishes it through one of his companies, the Kamson Luxury Group. I caught up with him recently to talk to him about his entrepreneurial journey and what drives him to success.