Nigeria

The Commonwealth Offers Hope To Voters Who Expect Credible Elections

Patricia Scotland QC | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Politics
Patricia Scotland QC

We are committed to helping all our member countries, wherever they are on their democratic journey. In doing so, we aim to justify the sense of hope and optimism which all voters deserve to feel on election day.

Why We Must Continue To Care About Chibok

Joyce Sambo | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joyce Sambo

Sometimes, I imagine what life would be like in their shoes. I would want to come back home, no matter how long it took. No girl should be punished because she wants to go to school. Every girl deserves to get an education. It's a basic human right. If a boy can go to school, then a girl should be able to as well.

Hero Dog Dies After Saving Wedding Party From Suicide Bomber

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

A pet dog is being credited with saving lives at a wedding party in Nigeria, after it grappled with a suicide bomber until her explosives detonated ou...

Five Meals Your Husband Will Love Cooking (And Eating) With The Kids This Mother's Day

Amaka Benson | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Amaka Benson

It's Mother's Day this weekend, which usually means one thing. Dad is In Charge. Millions of dads across the country will be breaking into a light sweat at the thought of 8 hours entertaining and arguing over snacks and meal times.

Can The Power Of Mobile Innovation Radically Disrupt Systems Of Poverty?

Farah Ramzan Golant | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Farah Ramzan Golant

all women everywhere At Girl Effect, we recognise the incredible work and impact these initiatives are having. However we believe that, in order to make lasting change, we need to stop poverty before it starts. To do this we need to tackle the cause: we have to reframe what it means to be a girl in her community.

Supporting Women Affected By Breast Cancer At Home And Abroad This International Women's Day

Della Ogunleye | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Della Ogunleye

all women everywhere It just goes to show that cancer doesn't respect borders - it can happen to anybody, anywhere. If I can use my experience to support even one woman in Nigeria who wouldn't otherwise have access to the support they need, I'll be happy.

Notes From The Field: Seeing Change In Nigeria

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

As I write this, I am in Jos, in the Plateau State in Northern Nigeria, some four and a half hours car drive from Abuja. Women for Women International...

#DiscoverNigeria: Exploring The Calabar Carnival, The Biggest Street Party In Nigeria

Ifeanyi Abraham | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ifeanyi Abraham

After my first trip, I decided to start a Discover Nigeria movement (#DiscoverNigeria); a movement to change the negative perception of Nigeria and Nigerians through exposure of the diverse parts of the Nigerian culture and people using social media and public relations- articles, videos, etc

LFW 2017: Androgynous Menswear Line From Nigeria Stuns With Colour And Gender Fluidity

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Style

Fashion Scout, the international showcase that helps emerging designers to access a bigger platform, presented us with one of the most exciting menswe...

Nigerian ‘Witch Child’ Named Hope Starts School A Year After Being Left For Dead

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK

A starving child who was abandoned by his family amid suspicions of witchcraft has been pictured on his first day of school one year on. The tiny boy...

British Colonialism Means Being Gay Is Still Illegal In My Home Country

Bisi Alimi | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian LGBT advocate and HIV activist. The first person to ever come out as gay on Nigerian television, Bisi fled Nigeria for the UK after an attempt on his life in 2007. Here he vlogs for The Huffington Post UK marking 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Britain, and how it continues to be illegal in his home country.

Mr. America Wants To Be Alone - Let Him Be

Jide Rotilu | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jide Rotilu

During the early period of the Obama presidency, there was a prevalent word that went around news cycles and administration officials; the word "unprecedented". The same word cannot mean the same today as it did in 2008. We cannot define this new America as simply unprecedented. This is a dangerously unprecedented America.

Creating Affordable Access To High-Quality Medical Equipment In Nigeria

Audrey Henkels | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Audrey Henkels

Oluwasoga, along with co-founders Genevieve Barnard, Joe McCord, and Opeyemi Ologun, launched MDaaS (Medical Devices as a Service) in early 2015. MDaaS provides a unique combination of high-quality refurbished medical equipment, diverse acquisition options, and maintenance and repair services to hospitals in Nigeria.

The Central African Republic And Its Legacies Of Abuse

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The French mission in the Central African Republic is over. The official ceremony marking its end took place earlier this week. I have been investigat...

The Refugee Crisis As Political Narcissism

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Such is the self-absorption of Britain with things that affect Britain, you could almost be forgiven for thinking the world's refugee crisis is largely about who comes to this country. It's all about Calais, isn't it?... The UK is just a bit player in the global drama - the tragedy - which has seen tens of millions of people forced out of their homes because of war and repression.

Source, Transit And Destination - The Journey Of Nigerian Slavery

Kevin Hyland OBE | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Kevin Hyland OBE

Using a silo approach to counter the crime of modern slavery is foolish. Slavery spans a journey - whether at source, in transit, or at destination, exploitation is extensive. Each part of the journey requires a unique, coordinated response and through the work I am developing, with a range of Nigerian agencies and organisations, this is something I am determined to see delivered.

Chibok Girl Kidnapped By Boko Haram Found Pregnant In Nigerian Forest

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

The first of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram has been found pregnant in Nigeria's Sambisa Forest, according to a relative. A total of 276 gir...

Open Letter to Nigerian Leader, President Buhari

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Kanmi Iyanda

This letter was written by Nigerian journalist, Cheta Nwanze Dear President Buhari, On January 4, 2016, between 12 and 38 people were killed in Ude...

Why We Need to Work With Women to Prevent Violent Extremism

Baroness Anelay | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Anelay

To defeat extremism, we need women and girls to be empowered. And for women and girls to be empowered, we need to defeat extremism.

Chibok Girls: Two Years and Counting

Sarah Carson | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK
Sarah Carson

Today, hundreds of people are due to hold a march in the Nigerian capital of Abuja to demand the government do more to find the girls. As they march, we must all raise our voices, so that the Chibok girls are brought home safely, and all girls have the opportunity to go to school without the threat of violence.

8 Reasons Everyone's Forgotten The Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

Footage has emerged appearing to show some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls alive - two years after they were abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Th...

Children Used as Suicide Bombers - The Latest Horrific Tactic of Boko Haram

Lily Caprani | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK
Lily Caprani

Since the time when the girls were taken from their school by armed militiamen, the impact of the conflict on children has grown dramatically. Over the past year, 44 children have been used as suicide bombers. In fact, the number of children used in suicide attacks has increased ten-fold over the last year and over 75% of the children involved in the attacks are girls. Nearly one out of every five suicide bombers is a child.

The Tragic 'Starving Witch Child' Has Made An Incredible Recovery

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

A starving child who was accused of witchcraft and abandoned by his family has made an astonishing recovery after being rescued by a humanitarian aid ...

It's Still Illegal to Be Gay in 76 Countries Around The World. What Can We Do To Help?

Philip Ellis | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Philip Ellis

If we look at the conversations happening around equality in 2016, much discussion abounds on the business case for being LGBT-friendly. There is rese...

Here's How Mobile Innovation Can Help End Poverty

Philip Ellis | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

The digital inclusion conversation isn't limited to emerging markets, says Cairns; there are 90 million people in Europe who don't have a bank account or any digital means of payment, rendering travel by train or plane virtually impossible.