Nigeria

Justice for All Relies on Culture as Well as the Law

Andy Hansen | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Andy Hansen

If we want to build a safer and more prosperous world, there needs to be a rapid, massive and sustained increase in the number of people who have access to justice.

Making Everyone Count

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

We must show our children that they matter and that they have inalienable rights. We must show our fellow brothers and sisters that they need not suffer violence in silence. We must show our friends and families that there is dignity in reporting death.

Us and Them in Nigeria

Ian Linden | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
Ian Linden

Solidarities grounded in ethnicity and faith do not always win over other criteria: who might prove less corrupt, who might distribute oil wealth more widely, even to the poor, who might perform the minimal requirement of a functioning state, the provision of security to its citizens?

They're Not Beheading or Burning Hostages, but Boko Haram is Striking Just as Much Terror as ISIS

Sophia Eribo | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Sophia Eribo

Boko Haram may not have produced imagery that has travelled across the media landscape, burning iconic pictures into the minds of those of us in the West. But by interrupting the political process and denying ordinary Nigerians the chance for peace with a delay of even one day, Boko Haram has proven itself just as terrifying.

Malala Isn't Happy With Politicians' Efforts To Save Nigerian Schoolgirls...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK

The efforts to save hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are "weak" because their parents are not "politically or financially powerful", Nobel p...

Imprisoned in Hospital - The Story of Folake Oduyoye

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

For over 10 years, WBFA and I have intervened to assist with medical bills through our various community programmes like the TMB and IMedF. However, this model is ultimately unsustainable.

Nigeria 2015 - Valentine's Day Blues

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

And so on the very day the rest of the world will be celebrating love, some bright sparks in Nigeria decided it was the perfect day for the country's two main political tribes to go to war. Surprised? Well, not really, I guess. We are Nigerians after all and everything we do must have our stamp of uniqueness and creativity.

Selma the Movie, UK Premiere. A Timely Arrival.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Remarkably, this is the first biography about MLK made for the big screen. The film is about a very specific moment in the city of Selma, Alabama, when black civil rights activist Martin Luther King (MLK) life, had given his "I have a dream" speech and received the Nobel peace prize, but was still frustrated by the lack of genuine progress on civil rights.

WhatsApp VoIP: Will it Succeed in the Developing World?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

VoIP technology is actually now more than 20 years old and the initial boom in consumer wireline VoIP came more than 10 years ago. Wireless mobile VoIP has also been around for quite a number of years. The first consumer application was introduced in 2006. A long time ago in telecoms!

The Nigerian Problem: Politics and Religious Persecution

Olaiya Phillips | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Olaiya Phillips

The coldblooded murder of innocent civilians - no matter the nationality or circumstances - is always utterly appalling.

Scale Of Nigeria's Horror Laid Bare In Incredible Satellite Images

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

The sheer scale of a Nigerian terror group's most horrific and deadly attack yet has been laid bare in stark satellite images of homes, hospitals, sch...

Shoes and The News

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

I don't know how to handle the overwhelming heartache I feel when I read the news about the tragedies in Paris and Nigeria. All I know is to take it day by day by doing even the smallest thing I can to help humanity.

Homerton and Hebdo: Thoughts on Violence in and From the Margins

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Dan Smith OBE

It is one thing for some of the world's leaders to march for freedom of expression. Well done that they did so, even if some of them were being more than a little hypocritical. But freedom of expression should be used to help build a more just and fair world. Let millions march for that too.

Why Aren't World Leaders Linking Arms in Abuja? #BagaTogether

Eulette Ewart | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Eulette Ewart

The attacks in France last week were not just about the deaths of 17 civilians, it was also a direct assault on free speech. So yes, it makes sense that significant attention is paid here. But isn't there room for in-depth reporting on more than one important global news story?

Oil Giant Shell Humbled by Bodo Fishermen in UK Court Settlement

Peter Frankental | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Peter Frankental

After decades of blaming anyone else for the ecological disaster in the Niger Delta, Shell has been forced to point the finger at itself. Why else would the company make an out-of-court settlement of £55million and admit to telling lies during the course of the legal process?

Can Changing How You Cook Save Your Life?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Food is an intrinsic part of Nigerian culture and family life. Nonetheless, we must protect our mothers, our children, and our environment, from the harmful effects of household air pollution and inefficient fuels. This may mean a move away from the traditional firewood stoves that impart the traditional flavours that we all enjoy.

The African Islamic State

Olaiya Phillips | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Olaiya Phillips

This year I have watched from close quarters as a country has been torn apart. A militant Islamic group has successfully exploited an opportunity to carve out a sphere of influence in a riven nation. In a society divided by ethnic and - more prominently - religious loyalties, decades of tension between communities has manifested as sectarian violence.

Out Of Africa: Okunoren Twins

Bwoywonder | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Okunoren, the brothers well recognised brand, has since set high standards on the direction menswear should take by providing supreme quality in presentation and product. Over 12 years later, the brand continues to hold the number 1 spot as the top menswear brand in Africa with a clientele base of celebrities and business magnates.

Partnerships of Hope - Remembering Joep Lange

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

We must honour his vision for universal healthcare and inclusive access to innovative financing for health by developing further partnerships that can enact real change. Every one of us within the global health community can set forth a ripple of hope through our actions, but together, we can become the current that Joep was, and change the very nature of global health.

Boko Haram Says It Won't Be Returning Schoolgirls, Who Have Been 'Married Off'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any ceasefire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped s...

Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Finally Set To Be Freed...

The Huffington Post UK/ PA/AP | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Nigeria's government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire which would reportedly see the return of hundreds o...

Where Did Our Money Go? Let Twitter Find Out!

Loren Treisman | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

You may wonder how social media could possibly be used to improve access to critical services like healthcare in Africa, a continent where only 8.6% of the population are online. Activists in Nigeria are doing just that.

Nigerians Should Celebrate Great Writers Like Chimamanda on Independence Day

Jessica Onah | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jessica Onah

I met with Chimamanda at her London Hotel where she stayed during her visit for the London Premier of the film Half Of a Yellow Sun. With the author's time divided between the US and Lagos, I was lucky to catch her during her short stay in London.

Is GDP Cheating West Africa?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Claudia Delpero

The spectacular GDP growth recorded by some West African countries in the past 5 years is all of a sudden undermined by the spread of the Ebola virus. The epidemic has put under the spotlight the poor conditions of health systems in the region, but also the fragility of economic models measured only by Gross Domestic Product.

Confronting Collusion

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

Our involvement in war and arms must be confronted; we cannot continue to collude with criminals and must own up to the roles that we play. Too many have suffered and too many are suffering.