Leo Igwe Nigeria Opinions 

Importance of Interfaith Dialogue with Humanists in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe Call it an interfaith dialogue with humanists or a humanist dialogue with people of faith. An initiative to promote understanding and acceptance among persons from faith and no-faith traditions in Nigeria is imminent. Dialogue is critical to fostering tolerant pluralism, and peace among persons of various faiths and philosophies. Dialogue does not preclude debate or criticism of other views or beliefs. Criticism and cooperation go- and can go together. Debate and dialogue are two sides of the same coin of active, productive, and progressive existence. Dialogue is…

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Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage being blackmailed over her sex tape

“I am that crazy I could put it out myself – you are not making any money off me,” she said. But the singer is worried about the impact of this incident on her six-year-old son from her previous relationship. – – “I am going to talk to him and for me it is even later on when he’s about 15 and someone is trying to be rude to him… I just have to brace him up,” she said. Sourced from Africa Feeds

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Murder of Pastor Shuaibu: Will Justice Be Served?

By Leo Igwe The murder of a Christian pastor in Kano has raised issues regarding justice, equity, and fairness for non-Muslims in Muslim-dominated Kano state. Muslim bloodletters killed Rev. Shuaibu over his alleged role in the conversion of a Muslim to Christianity in the area. Such horrific acts of religious extremism are not new in Kano state. Kano is one of the Muslim majority states in Northern Nigeria where sharia law is in force. Islamic theocracy prevails in the region. Kano state officially treats non-muslims as second-class citizens. Muslim extremists…

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Nigeria’s President Buhari orders lifting of ban on Twitter

– – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has announced that the ban on social media giant Twitter can now be lifted. In a speech on Friday to mark Nigeria’s 61st independence day celebration, President Buhari said he had directed that the ban on the operations of Twitter, in Nigeria be lifted conditionally. That condition includes meeting demands from the Nigerian government related to National Security and Cohesion; Registration, Physical presence and Representation; Fair Taxation; Dispute Resolution; and Local Content. He said “Following the suspension of Twitter operations, Twitter Inc. reached out…

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Murder of Rev Shuaibu in Kano

Dear friends, Re: Murder of Rev Shuaibu in Kano I am writing to express our deepest sympathies following the brutal murder of Rev. Yohanna Shuaibu by an islamic mob in Kano. The horrific killing of this Christian pastor is another sordid  illustration of Islamic extremism, hatred and intolerance in the region. Unfortunately, the Gov. Ganduje-led islamist government has not helped matters. His government has continued to enable the oppression and persecution with impunity of minority religious and belief groups in the state. Kano state government has expressly failed in its…

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Ghana: Renewed tension over latest closure of Nigerian-owned shops

– – Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are agitating over the closure of their shops by their Ghanaian counterparts. Several shops in Abbosey Okai and Tip Toe land in Accra and Koforidua in the Eastern Region have been locked up by the Ghanaian traders. The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) sanctioned what it calls a distress action following the unsuccessful diplomatic engagements between the governments of Ghana and Nigeria. GUTA is accusing the Nigerian traders of failing to cooperate with the joint committee on foreign retail trade by providing…

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How to End Witch Bloodletting in Adamawa

By Leo Igwe horrific torture witches , abuse of witches, murder of alleged witches, The Advocacy for Alleged Witches(AfAW) calls on the government and people of Adamawa to take urgent measures to end the savage treatment and killing of suspected witches in the state.  This call has become necessary following rampant cases of horrific torture, abuse, and murder of alleged witches in the region. In a recent report, the police arrested 21 persons suspected to have killed seven alleged witches in the state.   In a telephone conversation, the police public relations…

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Nigeria: Over 100 prisoners captured after jail break

– – Over 100 prisoners who escaped from prison have been recaptured. They are part of some 240 prisoners who escaped from prison over the weekend. The prisoners escaped after gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Kogi state. A spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service said in a statement the correctional facility in Kogi’s Kabba district came under fire from unidentified gunmen, who raided the site and “immediately engaged the armed guards in a fierce gun battle.” At least one police officer was killed in the attack whilst another was…

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Nigeria OP-ED 

The Rise of the New Deadly Femme Fatales

By Tony Ogunlowo The new breed of femme fatales is young, pretty – and they can kill you! The on-going case of Chidinma Ojukwu has gripped – and shocked – the nation and the one question everybody is asking is why did a young lady like her kill a grown man. The answer is simply – Money! If her victim, the late Michael Usifo Ataga, wasn’t well -connected and the police were forced to act she might have got away with it: how many homicides go un-investigated in Nigeria every…

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Nigeria: Two dead as gunmen attack military academy

– – At least two people have been killed after gunmen attacked a top military academy in Nigeria. Local media reports say another person has been abducted at the Nigerian Defence Academy which trains elite officers from Nigeria and other African countries. An army spokesman said the assailants broke into the campus in the northern city of Kaduna in the early hours of Tuesday morning. In a statement the academy said “The security architecture of the Nigerian Defence Academy was compromised” on Tuesday “by unknown gunmen, who gained access into the…

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