Abiodun Sanusi on Being a Freethinker in Nigeria

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You are 23. How did you come to be a freethinker in a religious family, in a familial setting of 6? Abiodun Sanusi: Yes, I became a freethinker through rigorous vigorous reading and thinking. Although I was very active in the Anglican church I attended … Continue reading

An Interview with Dr. Leo Igwe — Founder, Nigerian Humanist Movement

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Leo Igwe is the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement and former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He holds a Ph.D. from the Bayreuth International School of African Studies at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, having earned a graduate degree in Philosophy from the … Continue reading

Adeyemi Ademowo Johnson on Freethought in Nigeria

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: As an associate professor and affiliate faculty in multiple departments, what is the situation for free thought in Nigeria? Adeyemi Ademowo Johnson: Freethought is still unpopular in Nigeria; although there are so many youngsters who doubt their beliefs, they have not muster sufficient courage to … Continue reading

An Interview with James-Adeyinka Shorungbe — Director, Humanist Assembly of Lagos

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen *This interview has been edited for clarity, concision, and readability.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So you are the director of the Humanist Assembly of Lagos. What are some tasks and responsibilities that come along with that position? James-Adeyinka Shorungbe: Essentially, organizing the affairs of the organisation, charting annual programs … Continue reading

Dr. Leo Igwe Speaks on a Nigerian Awakening

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Leo Igwe is the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement and former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He holds a Ph.D. from the Bayreuth International School of African Studies at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, having earned a graduate degree in Philosophy … Continue reading

Conversation on Humanism, Irreligiosity, and Education in Nigeria with Dr. Leo Igwe — Session 3

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Leo Igwe is the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement and former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He holds a Ph.D. from the Bayreuth International School of African Studies at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, having earned a graduate degree in Philosophy from … Continue reading

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