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Religion and Politics in Nigeria: Beneath and Beyond the ChildNotBride campaign

The development that gave rise to the diversified protests over girl child marriage in Nigeria in the past few weeks is quite intriguing. It is a reminder of how desired political goals can be achieved through the invocation of religion and the potential of such invocations to yield unintended consequences. This is especially so given the already strained relations between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.85 out of 101 voting senators had voted to delete a section of the 1999 Nigerian…See More
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"Great contributions, I love this, thank you all "
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OLATUNJI AGBOOLA OLATEJU commented on Sokfa Francis John's blog post Religion and Conflict in Nigeria: Are We Cursed?
"While one may not ignore the usage of religion for the deadly attacks in Nigeria, there is also a need for us to appreciate that the underbelly of the crises is POWER. Religion on its own is a very pleasant exercise that gives man the pleasure and…"
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Okolo Benneth Simon commented on Sokfa Francis John's blog post Religion and Conflict in Nigeria: Are We Cursed?
"Good discussion line here. Has it ever occurred to us that the so called two major religions in Nigeria at the centre of the conflicts are all imported and alien religions in Nigeria. Fighting because of one's imported religious bent is like…"
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Simon Chukwudi Ezike commented on Sokfa Francis John's blog post Religion and Conflict in Nigeria: Are We Cursed?
"Engels's oration at K. Marx's funeral included this: 'Just as Darwin discovered the laws of evolution in organic nature so Marx discovered the law of evolution in human history; he discovered the simple fact, hitherto…"
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Mohammad Tahir commented on Sokfa Francis John's blog post Religion and Conflict in Nigeria: Are We Cursed?
"If we guarantee to safe others from harm of our hand and tongue i think we can extend it to the other harms and can effectively contribute to peace"
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Mohammad Tahir commented on Sokfa Francis John's blog post Religion and Conflict in Nigeria: Are We Cursed?
"Religion is a blessing as it teaches that the good amongst is one from whom tongue and hand others are not injured "
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Mohammad Tahir commented on Sokfa Francis John's blog post Religion and Conflict in Nigeria: Are We Cursed?
"that respect would be on the basis of humanity irrespective of race religion and colour"
Jun 25, 2012

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Currently a student at the University of KwaZulu Natal
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Nigeria
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Nigeria
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Student
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1-2
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Anti-Corruption, Culture, Facilitation, Gender, Interfaith, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding
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Capacity Building, Communication, Evaluation, Program Design, Research, Qualitative Skills

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Religion and Politics in Nigeria: Beneath and Beyond the ChildNotBride campaign

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

The development that gave rise to the diversified protests over girl child marriage in Nigeria in the past few weeks is quite intriguing. It is a reminder of how desired political goals can be achieved through the invocation of religion and the potential of such invocations to yield unintended consequences. This is especially so given the already strained relations between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.

85 out of 101 voting senators had voted to delete a section of the 1999…

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Religion and Conflict in Nigeria: Are We Cursed?

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 7:39am 15 Comments

History is full of stories of harm done by people in the name of religion. Some people, therefore, see religion as constituting the gravest problem of humanity. They think of it as an obstacle to development, depriving people of freedom, and making them irresponsible by setting their minds on some heaven or after-life when they could take charge of their lives and bring about any required personal and societal change.  

If this is true, then religion is a curse. If it is true that…

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