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U.S. Government Accused of Overlooking Religious Violations in Nigeria

Jan 11, 2024

An international Christian legal advocacy organization, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) International has accused the United States of America Government of turning a blind eye to the persecution of Christians in Nigeria after the West African nation was omitted from the Country of Particular Concern (CPC) list of worst religious freedom offenders.

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“Praise be to our God”: Nigeria Christian Leaders on Rhoda Jatau Release after 18 Months

Dec 11, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have welcomed the release of Rhoda Jatau Ya'u from Bauchi Prison after 18 months of detention.

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Nigerian Teen Whose Christian Conversion Triggered Death Threats Granted Restraining Order

Aug 28, 2023

An 18-year-old Nigerian Christian convert has been granted a court order protecting her from her father and brothers, who have been threatening to kill her for leaving the Islamic religion.

A photo of Deborah Emmanuel on her Facebook page. Emmanuel, a Christian student in Nigeria, was killed by an Islamic mob on her college campus on May 12, 2022. | CNA

Nigerian Mother Charged with Blasphemy for Defending Murdered Christian Student

Dec 20, 2022

Rhoda Jatau, a Christian and mother of five, was charged with blasphemy in a Nigerian court yesterday for forwarding a video defending a lynched Christian student. 

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Legal Group Joins Outcry over Removal of Nigeria from Religious Freedom Watch List

Nov 23, 2021

An international legal group has joined the outcry over the U.S. State Department’s decision to remove Nigeria from this year’s watchlist of countries with the most egregious violations of religious freedom.