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Oliver B. Johnson, an American/Nigerian, popular ‘Coach OBJ’ founded BASKETBALL FOR PEACE (BB4P) in 2003, as a Youth Development System providing opportunities for ‘grassroots youths’ in an atmosphere of PEACE. Coach OBJ is the Technical Adviser BASKETBALL A.B.U Zaria, author of the book, 25 Years of Basketball in Nigeria and other Basketball developmental pamphlets for improvement. Nigeria’s first full-time National Basketball Coach 1971-1985, pioneer of female Basketball for the 3rd All African Games (Lagos-1973). BB4P is a ‘peace movement in motion’, solving problems affecting Youths in their Grassroots Communities. The Youth and PEACE Loving People with ‘ideas’ are the engine of BB4P; which is mainly focused on using the game of Basketball to attract at risk Youth away from violent conflict the PEACE ZONES (Basketball Courts) are safe areas for training, promoting peace and the first stage for establishing the needs of the local residents. Oliver B. Johnson, an American/Nigerian, popular ‘Coach OBJ’ founded BASKETBALL FOR PEACE (BB4P) in 2003, as a Youth Development System providing opportunities for ‘grassroots youths’ in an atmosphere of PEACE. Coach OBJ is the Technical Adviser BASKETBALL A.B.U Zaria, author of the book, 25 Years of Basketball in Nigeria and other Basketball developmental pamphlets for improvement. Nigeria’s first full-time National Basketball Coach 1971-1985, pioneer of female Basketball for the 3rd All African Games (Lagos-1973). BB4P is a ‘peace movement in motion’, solving problems affecting Youths in their Grassroots Communities. The Youth and PEACE Loving People with ‘ideas’ are the engine of BB4P; which is mainly focused on using the game of Basketball to attract at risk Youth away from violent conflict the PEACE ZONES (Basketball Courts) are safe areas for training, promoting peace and the first stage for establishing the needs of the local residents. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx