Shola Lawal

Hijabis face fear and ignorance

The debate about what Muslim women in Nigeria can put on their heads is getting more heated

South Cameroon a ‘big ghost town’

Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians have fled the country ahead of the presidential vote

Is Nigeria’s youth corps worthwhile?

Nigerian graduates must all do one year of national service. It’s meant to foster unity, but it does soak up 90% of the national youth budget

Could you WhatsApp your way to better mental health?

A dearth of mental health professionals is leading some people to get creative about counselling.

New advocates for the ancient gods of Nigeria

Over the centuries, Nigeria’s colonisers brought their religions with them. But not everyone has forgotten the old gods

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