Nigeria

This luvvies’ letter warning against Brexit isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

20 May 2016 8:22

Politicians from across the spectrum have had their say on Brexit. So, too, have various business leaders. Spy chiefs have…

Was it wise for Cameron to bring up the ‘fantastically corrupt’?

10 May 2016 18:49

David Cameron was today caught describing Nigeria to the Queen as ‘fantastically corrupt’. But after the Panama Papers leak, the…

Aid is no substitute for defence, and Michael Fallon knows it

30 June 2015 10:20

It’s been obvious for a while that the Prime Minister is exasperated by the way American and other allied officials…

Is gay marriage just a fad?

30 May 2015 10:00

Now that Ireland has voted Yes to same-sex marriage, it will be widely believed that this trend is unstoppable and…

I’ve received a mystifying marriage proposal

22 February 2015 9:53

I have had many proposals of marriage recently via the internet, most of them coming from young ladies in Nigeria,…

Boko Haram is using girls as bombs

12 January 2015 14:47

Could there be anything more offensive to feminists than the use of young girls as suicide bombers? I doubt it.…

There’s one obvious question about immigration, but nobody is asking it

6 November 2014 14:19

If you were to close your eyes at any debate on immigration, you might reasonably picture the participants standing back-to-back,…

Whatever happened to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’?

8 July 2014 17:00

Whatever happened to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’? I only ask because it’s now three months since Twitter and all other…

World Cup diary: Iran vs Nigeria. Who to support?

16 June 2014 23:21

So – Nigeria versus Iran, then. I wonder who Boko Haram were cheering for, surrounded by their infidel abductees in…

The ‘selfie’ protest

9 May 2014 12:31

The kidnapping of the 276 predominantly Christian schoolgirls by Islamic terror group Boko Haram is an atrocity, but it is…

Boko Haram proves the Nigerian government to be corrupt and useless

6 May 2014 12:29

You know, the more we hear about the uselessness of the Nigerian government in dealing with the abduction – the…

Forget the MINTs, the next economic success story will be in the BALLS

11 January 2014 10:21

Jim O’Neill, the Mancunian former chief economist of Goldman Sachs in London, commands attention whenever he speaks and has a…

To infinity and beyond!

11 August 2013 10:41

Let’s hear it for Nigeria, which has just joined the space race. The country plans to launch a rocket by…

Wole Soyinka: Boko Haram must be destroyed

18 November 2012 17:46

The Books Blog has an interview with Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian author who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in…

The evil being perpetrated against Christians in Nigeria

4 January 2012 17:25

The religious cleansing against Christians is intensifying in Nigeria, where Christianshave been told they have until Friday to leave the…

The Costs of Closed Borders

12 October 2011 17:30

There are many reasons to read James Fallows’ Atlantic article on what happens when your email is hacked (and anyyone…