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‘I’m the kidnap king,’ brags nabbed Nigerian
‘I’m the kidnap king,’ brags nabbed Nigerian
Chukwudi Dumeme Onua-madike has forgotten how many people he has kidnapped, or who they were. The infamous crime boss, who goes by the unglamorous...
Lagos, the prayer’s kingdom
Lagos, the prayer’s kingdom
On May 20 this year, Lagos Island in Nigeria shut down for the Eyo festival. The habitually busy streets, lined with traders, were filled with...
Inside the flesh-eating disease you've probably never heard about but should
Inside the flesh-eating disease you've probably never heard about but should
A colourful drawing flutters from Kasimu Yahashe’s lap on to the hospital bed. It is of a cheerful-looking bird, maybe a hen, a bright splash on...
Olusegun Obasanjo’s greatest fear
Olusegun Obasanjo’s greatest fear
A waiter approaches Olusegun Obasanjo with a glass of red wine. He declines. “Wine is the drink of diplomats,” he says, with twinkle in his...
Chibok girls release is good news, just when Buhari needs it most
Chibok girls release is good news, just when Buhari needs it most
On Sunday, an unwell Muhammadu Buhari roused himself from his sickbed to make a rare public appearance. The Nigerian President has been in...
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
The Tabqa Dam in northern Syria brings green and life to an area that would otherwise be a desert. Its water supplies about five million people and...
The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
“We know where your children go to school. We are going to rape your daughters and turn your boys into homosexuals if you don’t stop defending...
Major airlines give Kaduna airport a miss
Major airlines give Kaduna airport a miss
Nigeria’s capital has cut off by air since Wednesday because the Abuja airport will be closed for at least six weeks for repairs.
Boko Haram: 'Deradicalisation' is the only hope for the stolen when they're 'free'
Boko Haram: 'Deradicalisation' is the only hope for the stolen when they're 'free'
It was after the 10pm curfew on a mid-February Thursday evening in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state and birthplace of the...
'I was married to a Boko Haram': What happens when a victim returns to her village?
'I was married to a Boko Haram': What happens when a victim returns to her village?
Amina married her husband when she was 11. He was a foot soldier in Boko Haram, the jihadist group whose seven-year campaign of abduction, sexual...
​Libya, Nigeria may scupper oil price plan
​Libya, Nigeria may scupper oil price plan
NEWS ANALYSISThe political situation in Nigeria and Libya could determine whether major producers succeed in a plan to boost the price of oil...
Nigeria's lesbians to challenge Act that prohibits same-sex marriage
Nigeria's lesbians to challenge Act that prohibits same-sex marriage
Blackmail, excommunication, mob violence, torture and rape. These are the realities Nigeria’s lesbian and bisexual women face – and they have...

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