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Tim Cocks

Tim Cocks

    Megachurches: The hidden pillar of Nigeria's economy
    Megachurches: The hidden pillar of Nigeria's economy
    When a guesthouse belonging to one of Nigeria's leading Christian pastors collapsed last month, killing 115 mostly South African pilgrims,...
    Boko Haram: We rule Nigerian town by Islamic law
    Boko Haram: We rule Nigerian town by Islamic law
    The leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram said Monday his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza "by Islamic...
    Nigeria says army knows where missing girls are
    Nigeria says army knows where missing girls are
    Nigeria's military knows where the more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram are, but has ruled out using force to rescue them, said Chief of...
    Protesters plead for global help to find abducted Nigerian girls
    Protesters plead for global help to find abducted Nigerian girls
    Dozens of protesters gathered outside Nigeria's Parliament on Wednesday called on security forces to search harder for 200 schoolgirls abducted by...
    Amnesty: Hundreds die in harsh Nigerian prisons
    Amnesty: Hundreds die in harsh Nigerian prisons
    Nearly 1 000 people, mostly suspected Islamist militants, died in Nigerian prisons in the first half of this year, Amnesty International said...
    Art boom feeds revival of ancient rites
    Art boom feeds revival of ancient rites
    The haunting stone sculptures have stretched bodies with enlarged heads, mask-like faces and elongated chests -- the kind of sharp, geometric...
    A year on, oil still poisons Ogoniland
    A year on, oil still poisons Ogoniland
    A bright yellow sign above the well in this sleepy Nigerian village says 'caution: not fit for use', and the sulphurous stink off the water...
    No suspects in Nigerian church killings
    No suspects in Nigerian church killings
    A suicide bomber has driven a car full of explosives into a church in northern Nigeria, killing 12 people in the latest deadly attack on Christians....
    Is GDP enough to pip Nigeria ahead of SA?
    Is GDP enough to pip Nigeria ahead of SA?
    "There's more to life than GDP," is a favourite refrain of left-leaning social commentators and environmental activists. But when it comes to...
    Nigeria's Jonathan declares state of emergency
    Nigeria's Jonathan declares state of emergency
    President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency on Saturday in parts of Nigeria plagued by a violent Islamist insurgency, and ordered...
    Nigeria's Jonathan vows vengeance
    Nigeria's Jonathan vows vengeance
    President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Saturday to "crush the terrorists" who set off a series of bombs across Nigeria on Christmas Day, while he...