Lifestyle Nigeria 

Knowledge, Understanding, and Interfaith-Belief Dialogue in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe As delegates from faith and no faith communities are preparing to meet and dialogue in Abuja, it is pertinent to emphasize some of the virtues of two-way communications. Dialogue is important in ameliorating tensions between persons or communities that hold divergent views, opinions, and beliefs because diversity could be a source of division. Too often different views breed tension, suspicion, and conflict. But dialogue happens and can happen when parties are willing to talk and communicate as equals. Dialogue happens when parties are ready to set aside…

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Spotify EQUAL Music Program welcomes Nigeria’s Ayra Starr

– – Spotify celebrates Ayra Starr, the newest artist to join the EQUAL Music Programme as the EQUAL Africa Artist of the Month. Spotify EQUAL aims to foster gender equality in music and provide a platform to highlight influential female creators, Spotify welcomes Ayra as she joins the list of fierce African women making waves in music. The 19-year-old singer is a burgeoning Nigerian Afro-Pop and R&B singer whose charismatic music style is daring and undaunted– impacting and empowering people, especially those who need encouragement. This announcement comes off the…

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Leo Igwe Nigeria OP-ED 

Adamawa Chief Judge: Sanction Abdulrazaq Adamu and Other Witch-Hunting Judges and Magistrates in the State

Adamawa Chief Judge: Sanction Abdulrazaq Adamu and Other Witch-Hunting Judges and Magistrates in the State By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) urges the chief judge of Adamawa to sanction Chief Magistrate Abdulrazaq Adamu and other judges and magistrates that try suspected witches. This call has become necessary following a recent disturbing report that Adamu presided over the trial of three suspected witches in Song Local Government Area of the state. The suspects were accused of killing one person and torturing another through witchcraft. Chief Magistrate Abdulrazaq Adamu went to the…

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Nigeria launches eNaira, Africa’s first digital currency

– – Nigeria has launched Africa’s first digital currency called the eNaira. This will be the country’s new digital version of its currency. The country’s President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that Nigeria has “become the first country in Africa and one of the first in the world to have introduced a digital currency for our citizens.” Nigeria’s government said the new digital currency should improve cross-border trade and enable financial inclusion for those in the informal economy as well as increase remittances from abroad. The eNaira was to have…

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#NoFalseNewsZone comic book series launched in Nigeria

– – Facebook and Comic Republic have announced the launch of #NoFalseNewsZone online comic book, an exciting and educational comic series designed to help people think critically about the messages they see and read online. The series helps readers to identify false news and what they can do to help minimise its spread. The online comic book, which comes in a three-part series will feature the stories of an experienced nurse, an intern reporter and a university student who are on their personal journey to educate people on how to…

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Nigeria OP-ED 

There is no ‘insecurity’ in Nigeria

By Tony Ogunlowo Nigeria has recently been voted for as one of the safest countries in the world to live in. It has a zero-crime rate and you’re a lot safer walking the streets of Lagos than you are in London or New York. This of course, is one big fat lie! As part of his Eid el Maulud message to the nation President Buhari suggests “time has come to revise the prefixes ‘rising insecurity’ with ‘declining insecurity’ “. In short, he’s asking us to be economical with the truth.…

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Ghana Latest Nigeria 

Guilty of Being Nigerian in Ghana

Opinion By Leo Igwe The Nigerian government should look into the treatment of Nigerians in Ghana because there are reports of police harassment and extortion from Nigerians in the country. A Ghanaian friend recently shared a Facebook post on some police raids that targeted Nigerians. His post reads: “My apartment has been raided by the Ghana Police 4 times in less than a year. Whatever reason you think for this. It’s worse! The apartment used to be occupied by some Nigerian men who were tired of being harassed by the…

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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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Nigeria Opinions 

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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