Corruption threatening Nigeria, not religion

Nigeria’s major problem is neither ethnic nor religious but corruption, which has remained endemic and entrenched, said President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria’s Christians, especially those in the troubled northeast, have expressed concerns over the election of the former military ruler, who once endorsed the full implementation of sharia (Islamic law) throughout . . . Read More

Gunmen kill 100 Christian villagers in central Nigeria

Gunmen kill 100 Christian villagers in central Nigeria
While all eyes are on Nigeria’s north-eastern regions where the radical group Boko Haram is at last being challenged by multi-national military forces, violence targeting Christian communities in the group of states across the centre of Nigeria, known as the Middle Belt, has increased dramatically. This comes ahead of Presidential . . . Read More

Nigerians, fearing election violence, forfeit vote to move to other end of country

Nigerians, fearing election violence, forfeit vote to move to other end of country
Ahead of Nigeria’s general elections on 28 March, hundreds of people, fearful of election violence, have fled back to their place of origin, World Watch Monitor has been told. The election was originally scheduled for 14 February, before being postponed to the March date for security reasons. Take for example . . . Read More