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Nigeria Bans Female Genital Mutilation, But Advocates Say There's Still More Work To Do

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact

Before stepping down, Nigeria’s former president made sure his legacy boasted fighting for women’s rights and protections. Goodluck Jonathan si...

The Rebel, Oronto Douglas: Memorial for a Friend

Daphne Wysham | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Daphne Wysham

If they knew him at all, the world knew Oronto Douglas as the former attorney for the writer, playwright and Ogoni human rights activist Ken Saro Wiwa.

With Presidential Elections, Nigeria Wins. But it Loses, Too.

Sara Kavemi | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Sara Kavemi

Regardless of your opinion of Mr. Jonathan, and in spite of the handful of bad actors who filled some important positions, he's also had some truly stellar people filling extremely important roles -- people who it will be difficult to see go. The most glaring example is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

In Defeat, Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Has His Finest Hour

Milton Allimadi | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Milton Allimadi

Nigerian voters have also sent a strong message to ordinary Africans throughout the continent. If Nigerians can vote for a candidate of their choice, even unseating an incumbent president, voters in other African countries can do the same.

Nigeria's Vote Could Mark Turning Point In Country's History

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) - The victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria's presidential election could mark ...

Nigeria Is What Democracy Looks Like

Jumoke Balogun | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Jumoke Balogun

This is the first time in Nigeria's fifty-four-year history that an incumbent president was voted out of office.

Transactional Politics Is Delaying Nigeria's Progress and Development

Mary Olushoga | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

Nigeria's political leaders exploit the extreme poverty, hunger and high unemployment rates for their personal gains, and rather than hold these leaders accountable for job-creation, power and educational reforms, the large numbers of ill-informed voters give away their voting.

Why The Coming Election Could Deepen Nigeria's Divisions

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Nigeria Is Holding Elections But Millions May Not Be Able To Vote

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Truth and Consequences in Nigeria

Sara Kavemi | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Sara Kavemi

Nigeria's democracy is young and in many ways it is vibrant, but it is also fragile. And it could be demolished in an instant if placed in the wrong hands.

Deadly Car Bomb Explodes After President's Rally In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | World

* Boko Haram has attacked Gombe several times * Deadly violence on the rise ahead of elections * ICC warns Nigerian lead...

Nigeria's Time of Uncertainty

Jacob K. Olupona | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Jacob K. Olupona

With the presidential election looming on February 14, Nigeria is at a crossroads.

Islamist Murders in Paris and Nigeria

Pius Kamau | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Pius Kamau

The logic of an African leader appreciating the pain and agony of European souls while at the same time lacking any semblance of caring or humanity towards the citizens of his own country escapes many people's minds.

The Latest Blow to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Stephen Zunes | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Using Orwellian logic, U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power claimed that the resolution calling for the establishment of two states for two peoples would somehow undermine the effort "that makes it possible to achieve two states for two people."

#IamNigeria Urges Global Concern For Boko Haram Massacre

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Black Voices

A terrorist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo last week has since dominated the 24-hour international news cycle as has the hashtag #...

Loud On Charlie Hebdo, Quiet On Boko Haram

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 01.13.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria's president was among leaders who condemned last week's attack by Islamic extremists on the French satirical weekly Char...

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Will Run For A Second Term

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan announced on Tuesday that he would seek a second term in a February 2015 presidentia...

Alicia Keys Holds Protest For Lost Nigerian Schoolgirls

Associated Press | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped ...

Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Will Return Home 'Soon,' Nation's President Pledges To Malala

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact

* Teenage activist backs campaign for abducted girls' return * Malala says Goodluck Jonathan made pledge during meeting ...

Malala Pledges To Help Free Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Reuters | Tim Cocks and Abraham Terngu | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

ABUJA, July 14 (Reuters) - Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' ...


Mona R. Washington | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Mona R. Washington

Cast: CONCERNED AMERICAN ONE and CONCERNED AMERICAN TWO Setting: American supermarket. Rush hour. June 25, 2014.

Nigerian President Pledges 'Total War' Against Terrorists

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

ABUJA, May 29 (Reuters) - Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday he had ordered "a full-scale operation to put an end to the impunity...

Nigeria's President Cancels Visit To Kidnapped Girls' Town

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Amid apparent security concerns, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan cancelled a trip Friday to the traumatized town wher...

Nigeria Agrees To International Security Summit On Boko Haram

AP | By SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 07.12.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — A French official says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has agreed to attend a security summit on Saturday in Paris to focus on the...

Boko Haram Are Not Muslims but the Enemy of All Muslims

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Azeem Ibrahim

Our priority must be to find the girls. We should also denounce Boko Haram as extremists peddling a false notion of religion. I'd go further than that and refuse to call them Muslims.