Tag Archives: Nigeria

Mubarak Held Incommunicado in Kano

By Leo Igwe  While the police authorities in Kano have confirmed that Nigerian Humanist Mubarak Bala is in their custody, they have not granted him access to a lawyer. He has been held incommunicado. The police arrested Mubarak in Kaduna three days ago following a complaint of insulting prophet Muhammad that some lawyers in Kano… Read more »

Mubarak Bala: Death Threats, Blasphemy and Police Investigation in Kano

by | April 29, 2020

*The situation escalated fast, the last escalation for Bala happened in 2014 when he formally renounced Islam and became an ex-Muslim and an atheist. Dr. Leo Igwe has been working hard to provide reportage and acquire international support through the relevant networks in the international freethought community with many hearing the call and acting on… Read more »

Mubarak Bala Arrested for Blasphemy in Kaduna

by | April 28, 2020

*Mubarak Bala has participated in over half of a dozen conversations as part of an educational series for Canadian Atheist. However, I was informed of a criminal complaint about Facebook posts and blog posts yesterday against him. Within 24 hours, this is the update from Dr. Leo Igwe. Both are significant and important figures in… Read more »

Interview with Abdulrahman Aliyu on Nigerian Humanism Now

by | April 22, 2020

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Abdulrahman Aliyu is a Nigerian Humanist and Freethinker involved in the community and movement in Nigeria. Here we talk about Nigerian humanism now. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. It is one of the most populated nations on earth. Its politics impact the rest of Africa and… Read more »

Ask Mubarak 7 – Et Tu? Two: How Bad Could Things Get?

by | February 13, 2020

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Mubarak Bala is the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria. We will be conducting this educational series to learn more about humanism and secularism within Nigeria. Humanists in Nigeria and some other African states have some of the toughest sensibilities built on real hardship unseen by much of the rest of… Read more »

Ask Leo 1 – Humanism in Africa

by | November 2, 2019

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Leo Igwe is the founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement and former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, now Humanists International. He is among the most prominent African non-religious people from the African continent. When he speaks, many people listen in a serious way. He… Read more »