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November 13th, 2019

Nigerian armed forces release 86 more children from inhamane detention centres

In our latest blog, we touched upon the unjust detention of children who are suspected of being members of the extremist group, Boko Haram by the Nigerian armed forces. Last week Human Rights Watch reported the positive news that 86 more children had been released from the inhumane conditions....

November 11th, 2019

An Education Crisis: why are so many Nigerian children missing out on school?

Out of almost 83 million under 15 years olds in Nigeria, 13.2 million are out of school. UNICEF found that one in every five children out of school globally are from Nigeria. Currently in Nigeria, 94.7 million people are living in extreme poverty (living on under $1.90 per day) and education is one essential tool for anyone, anywhere to have an opportunity to escape it....

November 1st, 2019

The rise of deadly extremism in Nigeria

Violence has been rife in Nigeria for over 30 years. However the combination of a growing population and a mix of weather related factors has lead to a significant increase in ethnoreligious attacks in the last decade. Northern Nigeria and the middle-belt have been sieged as Hausa ethnicity dominated regions and heavily dominated by groups such as Boko Haram and other militant Islam groups....

June 28th, 2019

The Health Crises caused by the Rise of Boko Haram

Boko Haram is a group which originated with its opposition to Western values and education with Boko Haram being roughly translated as ‘Western Education is Sinful’ but has now evolved into a group which uses violence to achieve these goals by attacking Christians in Northern Nigeria....

May 16th, 2018

Spotlight: News from Nigeria in May 2018

Boko Haram hostage turns 15 in captivity  Christian schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu turned 15 last Sunday on what was her 84th day in captivity. Leah was abducted by Boko Haram on the 19th February 2018 in Dapchi, Yobe State following yet another schoolgirl kidnapping in North-eastern Nigeria....

April 30th, 2018

Spotlight: Fulani Herdsmen kill 19 in Church raid

Tuesday 24th April 2018 Two Priests and 17 worshippers were killed last Tuesday at the hands of the Fulani Herdsmen during an early morning mass service in Benue state, Nigeria. The State police spokesman Trevor Akase told CNN that the herdsmen “burnt nearly 50 houses during the attack and sacked the entire community”....

April 27th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to written questions on Nigeria

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about the recent Boko Haram abductions of schoolgirls and what efforts are being made to secure their release. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative) replied.    Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 26 March (HL Deb, col 613), what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria to secure the release of Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu who was abducted by Boko Haram; and what progress has been made on securing her release....

March 27th, 2018

Baroness Cox in Parliament: Oral question on Nigeria

Yesterday, Baroness Cox raised the situation in Nigeria in the House of Lords, asking Her Majesty’s Government for their assessment of ongoing civilian attacks by Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsmen.  Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Nigeria, with particular reference to attacks on civilians by Boko Haram and the Fulani....

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| No voice but something to say

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Yasemin Ismail and Desiree Ankrah, 13, won 2nd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Creative Category 2018 with their painting titled: No voice but something to say  Our entry is based on Nigeria and the problem that we are focusing on is the kidnapping of the girls by Boko Haram....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Nigeria’s Children Denied Education’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Mariam Ahmed, 13, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: Nigeria’s Children Denied Education Tension in Nigeria has been some of the worst yet, with thousands of people being killed and more than a million people displaced by vulnerability....
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