• April 1, 2014

    A briefing by Amnesty International published yesterday documents atrocities commmitted by Boko Haram and the Nigerian security forces.

  • February 17, 2014

    Attacks by Islamist armed groups that have killed more than 200 people in recent weeks in northern Nigeria.

  • February 1, 2014

    Church leaders who have encouraged mistreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) have defended their behaviour, after the archbishops of Canterbury and York reminded fellow-Anglicans of a pledge to offer pastoral care and support regardless of sexual orientation. Church of England senior clergy Justin Welby and John Sentamu wrote after harsh new laws were passed in Uganda and Nigeria.

  • January 29, 2014

    Archbishop Nicholas Okoh has praised Nigeria’s president for signing an anti-gay bill into law and criticised its opponents, according to a Channels Television news report. The new law, misleadingly called the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, goes far further in undermining human rights, contrary to Nigeria’s constitution and Christian values.

  • January 23, 2014

    A special adviser on media and publicity to Nigeria’s president is trying to justify a brutally oppressive new law by claiming that it reflects national and religious values. Meanwhile signatures are being gathered for a petition asking the archbishops of Canterbury and York to speak out against this law. Overseas faith leaders may need to choose their words carefully if they are to be most effective.

  • January 18, 2014

    Some Nigerian Christian leaders have tried to defend a new law that violates human rights and is contrary to Jesus’ call to love one’s neighbour as oneself. All too often, churches are captive to the prejudices and power-games that dominate their society and era.

  • August 12, 2013

    New evidence from satellite images has revealed the true extent of forced evictions going on in Badia East, Lagos – one of Africa’s two megacities.

  • June 25, 2013

    Amnesty International has received credible reports that the Nigerian authorities have hanged four men in Benin City Prison.

  • December 27, 2012

    A dozen worshippers have been killed in two attacks by an extreme Islamist group operating in the north of Nigeria over the Christmas period.

  • December 17, 2012

    A West African states' court judgment is being hailed as a key moment in holding governments and companies to account for pollution.