The copper rods tell their own tale of the trade in human beings: 28 to 37 copper rods would pay for a female slave, 38 to 48 for a male.
As the world marks victory over Japan Day, a remarkable story is told of a Nigerian soldier rescued by Rohingya villagers.
A suicide bomber attacked a church in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum, in Yobe state, killing at least five worshippers.
For Odion Ighalo, growing up in an Ajegunle ghetto, one of the poorest and toughest neighborhoods of Lagos, was loaded with difficulties.
The organisation wants senior military officers investigated for war crimes including murder, starvation, suffocation and torture.
Civilians in northeast Nigeria are facing unspeakable violations at the hands of the very military whose duty it is to protect them.
Boko Haram had used Islamic schools to promote their violent ideology to youth, now these schools are trying to make a change by teaching peace.
Akinwumi Adesina pitched phenomenal ideas such as an "African Google", a transnational electricity market and a regional stock exchange.
Democracy is not just about legality … it is about legitimacy. Elections must offer genuine choice.
The new president also needs to tackle a flailing economy, impaired public utilities and corruption.
Security was beefed up in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, as final preparations were made for the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as president.
Nigeria's new ruling party has slammed Goodluck Jonathan for crippling the nation by not addressing vital issues.
There's a new style of femininity among young, privileged women in Lagos, Nigeria. Department of culture PhD candidate Simi Dosekun delves into it.
The outbreak proved how important it is to respond to infectious diseases with expertise and a unified plan.
Three schoolgirls who were rescued from Boko Haram are now offering comfort and hope for other hostages recently freed from the militant group.
Hundreds of women and children rescued from Boko Haram in Nigeria have spoken to reporters about their ordeal.
Spokesperson for King Zwelithini says no comment will be given on the matter of charges laid against the king until they receive a call from the ICC.
A rights group has asked the ICC to investigate King Zwelithini's comments about foreigners - and accuses SA police of being complicit or negligent.