Tag: slavery

Op-Ed EditorAugust 24, 2020

Slavery is still an issue and we will continue the struggle to end it

by Joanne Ike August 23 is the international day of remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition. But even ...

tosin adesinaDecember 25, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] NAPTIP needs to address this new wave of affluence driven cross-border slavery

Recently, the issue of slave trade in Libya and other African countries made headlines especially as it involved some Nigerian ...

Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 1, 2017

The YNaija Cover this morning – the 1st of December

Follow the links to read the stories and analyses on YNaija: The way Jonathan reacted to oil scams shook me ...

Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 29, 2017

President Buhari finally reacts to slave auctions in Libya

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigerian migrants in Libya will be identified and evacuated. Why it matters: A CNN video ...

Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 17, 2017

Sad to see our history and culture ripped apart – Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday has expressed displeasure into the growing controversy surrounding statues and memorials dedicated to the Confederacy, lamenting online ...

Rachel OgbuJune 8, 2017

How Nigerian slave girl, Sara Forbes Bonetta became goddaughter of Queen Victoria

by Rachel Ogbu// Sara Forbes Bonetta continues to be remembered every Black History month, but who was she really? The ...

Rachel OgbuMay 28, 2017

The life of Nigerian, Olaudah Equiano – “The African”

by Rachel Ogbu// Olaudah Equiano was born an Igbo around 1745 before it became eastern Nigeria. In 1789 he published his ...

Op-ed EditorMay 20, 2017

The Thread: How America’s legislature propagates slavery using prisoners

Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified in December 1865 ...

ToluMarch 13, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Senator Shehu Sani takes a clean swipe at Ben Carson with this slave tweet

We cannot overemphasize how pleasantly petty Senator Shehu Sani can be. This time, he went for popular neurosurgeon and , ...

ToluJanuary 18, 2017

Who is John Lewis? | The congressman Donald Trump is relentlessly attacking on Twitter

The tweets below are the most effective way of introducing the man, John Lewis to the average Nigerian. He’s the ...

EditorJanuary 4, 2017

LONG READ: What you must know before arguing about the slave trade in Libya

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

RoqeebahNovember 29, 2016

Would this be the proper way to deal with horrible employers? (WATCH)

A few months ago, watching the media mogul (-ette, if you’re still stuck with misogyny) and business woman, Oprah Winfrey ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 30, 2016

Dele Momodu: Reflections on a 21-year journey of sadness and suffering

by Dele Momodu Fellow Africans, exactly twenty-one years ago, on July 25, 1995, I set forth at dawn. My destination ...

Adebayo EmuleomoNovember 18, 2015

24 years a slave! True story of a Nigerian slave in Britain

Here is another tragedy-filled potential Oscar winning story. A British couple accused of detaining a Nigerian immigrant as a slave ...

Mallam YeroAugust 11, 2015

Femi Fani-Kayode: What did we do to deserve this?

Sometime last year I watched the Hollywood blockbuster titled ”12 Years A Slave” starring Brad Pitt and the Nigerian-born actor ...

March 23, 2014

Femi Fani-Kayode: 12 years a slave and the case for reparations

by Femi Fani-Kayode It is incumbent on us all to stand up for the weak, the vulnerable, the terrorised, the ...

November 24, 2013

Dele Sobowale: Behold the world’s largest Slave Republic – Nigeria

by Dele Sobowale Let me start with Ogun State, APC, where massive demolition is underway. The last time the Southwest ...

June 18, 2013

Magna Carta Holy deals: Guess how much money rapper, Jay-Z is getting from Samsung

People who own the Samsung Galaxy S4, S3 or Note 2 handsets will be able to get rapper Jay-Z’s new ...

May 30, 2013

READ: Those of you who oppose gay marriage are ‘like christians who used the bible to support slavery’

 A senior bishop has likened opponents of gay marriage to Christians who used the Bible to support slavery. The Anglican Bishop of ...

December 20, 2012

“Slavery and colonialism still haunting Africa” – Wole Soyinka at launch of his new book

by Rachel Ogbu At the launching of his new book, Harmattan Haze on an African Spring, Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka ...

November 28, 2012

Human trafficking ring busted in Awka, several operators including native doctor arrested

The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related Matters on Tuesday in Onitsha said it had ...

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