Post Tagged with: "Nigeria"

Emmanuel Osime (Photo by Emma Vickers via NYC  Lens)

Watching Nigeria’s Elections from NYC

African, New York February 15, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Nigerians in NYC are watching for the winner of Saturday’s presidential elections back home, reports NY City Lens.

Nigerians Unite in Green and White to Mark Independence

Nigerians Unite in Green and White to Mark Independence

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video October 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Hundreds took part in festivities marking the 55th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence held in midtown Manhattan.

Hempstead High School students rally on school grounds (Photo by Rashed Mian via Long Island Press)

A Year Later, LI High School Rallies to ‘Bring Back our Girls’

African, Education, Long Island April 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Students and staff at Hempstead High School remembered the Nigerian school girls abducted by Boko Haram at a rally held on the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping.

Moderator Oliver Anene, a gay Nigerian who now lives in New York. (Photo by Kelly Cogswell via Gay City News)

Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law, a Year Later

LGBTQ, New York February 9, 2015 at 5:40 pm

In a Gay City News article about a panel discussion – organized by the Nigerian LGBT community in NYC – on the effects of the “Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act,” the writer also touches on the law’s American roots.

Nkechie Ogbodo, president of Kechi’s Project, at the panel. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Continuing the Fight to #BringBackOurGirls

African, Crime, Metro Area June 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

The plight of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls remains at the forefront for Nigerians and New Yorkers who came together at a panel on the “State of Girls in Nigeria,” reports Amsterdam News.

Photo via video

Nigerian Consulate Site of New Protests

African, Crime, Featured Posts, In the News, Video May 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Watch this video report of protestors urging the Nigerian government to step up efforts to rescue schoolgirls.

The Significance of the Head Wrap

The Significance of the Head Wrap

African, Crime, Manhattan, Video May 7, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Rallying to bring attention to the plight of 276 young women abducted in Nigeria, women wore the traditional head wrap, or gele.

(Photo via video report for Gay City News on protest against Nigeria's anti-gay laws)

Nigerian and Ugandan Anti-Gay Laws Draw Protests

African, LGBTQ March 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm

The Consulate General of Nigeria and the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the UN were the NYC sites of global protests last week against anti-gay laws, reports Gay City News.

The Brooklyn-based Redeemed Christian Church of God is one of many Nigerian Churches in New York City (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink; By Ernest Chi)

Brooklyn’s Nigerian Community Feels the Heat of War

Brooklyn, Religion, Sub-Saharan African August 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Brooklyn-based immigrants from Nigeria are struggling with the negative impact of religiously motivated violence in their home country, spearheaded by the Islamist militant movement Boko Haram, reports The Brooklyn Ink.