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Category Archive: Politics

Mar 12 2014

BOB CROW: One of the last of a dying generation of committed Trade unionists bows out at 52.

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There I was at the gym trying to burn some winter excess weight in time to welcome summer in good shape and spirit when I noticed the gym TV screens were showing the face of Bob Crow, the General Secretary of Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), with many known trade union leaders paying tributes. …

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Mar 02 2014

Another inglorious medal for religion as Boko Haram invades secondary school hostel, Kills 43 students in the name of Allah

On February 25, 2014 the world woke up to the news that Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist group in Nigeria, has once again invaded a secondary school hostel, this time the Federal Government College in the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe state and killed 43 students. The terrorists in the name of Allah hurled …

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Jan 27 2014

Open Letter To Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

27 January, 2014 Dear Dr. Chidi Odinkalu, It is with deep concern that I write this open letter to you to register my dismay at the continued silence of your office on the recently signed Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act. It is surprising that as Chairperson of the Governing body of National Human Rights Commission, …

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Jan 26 2014

Venting my concerns over Nigeria’s new Anti-LGBT Law

If only I could physically slap some sense into the hypocrites parading themselves as Nigerian lawmakers and the ignoramuses who are celebrating the ‘Jail the Gays’ bill! They had better be warned, the battle line has been drawn. Logic will supersede their infamous ignorance and Love shall triumph over their hate. Enjoy the TV interview. …

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Jan 15 2014

Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora condemns signing of the ‘Jail the Gays’ bill.

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PRESS STATEMENT – Nigeria’s ‘Jail the Gays’ legislation is a blatant violation of fundamental human rights of Sexual minorities and every Nigerian. http://wp.me/p1YdPM-b7 January 15, 2014-  Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same-Sex Laws unequivocally condemns the signing into law of the draconian Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition bill by President Goodluck Jonathan. Nigerian Lawmaker unanimously passed …

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Dec 20 2013

Nigerian and Ugandan Lawmakers: The Passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bills

Ugandan Parliament’s idea of putting Christ back in Christmas was to present LGBT Ugandans with a gift of life Imprisonment! The parliament has now passed the anti homosexuality bill that was first presented before the house in 2009. In April 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution allowing Member of Parliament (MP) David Bahati to …

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Dec 14 2013

India and the Re-criminalization of Same-Sex Relationships

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I was shocked and dismayed when I received the news that India has re-criminalized same sex relationships. On Dec 11, 2013, the Republic of India Supreme Court overruled the  2009 landmark decision of the High court. Although I was aware that the 2009 victory has been challenged in the court by some religious bigots and …

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Dec 07 2013

The Dictators Are Not Only Those

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The Dictators Are Not Only Those…A poem dedicated to a dear friend COMRADE OLAITAN OYERINDE. He was assassinated on May 4, 2012 at about 2am at his residence in the Government Reservation Area, Benin, Nigeria. At the time of his death, he was the private secretary of the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. …

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Dec 06 2013

Adieu, Nelson Mandela; the Great Madiba!

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Nelson Mandela was probably the first name I ever associated with Human rights during my childhood. His relentless struggle against apartheid nurtured in me the fire against injustice. I identified with his struggle for Freedom and Equality; he was my human right hero and a living lesson in compassion and forgiveness. To me, the name …

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Sep 30 2013

The Politics of Colour: Being an invisible minority within an invisible minority

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Bisexuals are not a very visible part of the LGBT community. Unfortunately biphobia is very much alive within the Lgbt community. This unfortunate issue has been cause for Bisexuals to come together to organize and gain more visibility in the LGBT community. When I moved to UK in 2009, I was eager to join the …

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Sep 19 2013

And the award for the most stupid PhD Research goes to Chibuihem Amalaha for his unscientific proof that samesex marriage is wrong!

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“Nigerian Student Uses Magnets To ‘Prove’ Gay Marriage Is Wrong”  I know, I know, I know. It is beyond embarrassing. It would have been just a stupid, funny entertainment show if it was not such an indictment on Nigeria’s educational system. With all the messages I am getting about this ludicrous assertion, it seems I …

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Sep 05 2013

Torn About Syria: Seeing beyond the numbers and statistics

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The use of Chemical weapons must be condemned but it is a pity that all it took for the world to finally sit up and notice the heinous human rights crimes in Syria is a threat of chemical weapons that could affect us.  It is as if the world is saying the indiscriminate killings in …

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Aug 24 2013

Order your sizzling copy of Freedom To Love For ALL: Homosexuality Is Not Un-African!

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About the book Sexuality rights remain a controversial issue in many parts of Africa; it is not just a controversial issue but also a taboo subject. Many countries in Africa still criminalize homosexuality. Sodomy laws remain part of the criminal laws thereby making it legally possible to persecute sexual minorities. For example Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, …

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