Nigeria


Buhari’s victory in Nigerian election has global significance
Richard A. Joseph | Apr 1 2015 | comment  
The road ahead will not be smooth, but it's a chance to crush Boko Haram and reduce corruption.

Lagos: the world’s fastest growing city
Michael Cook | Sep 23 2014 | comment  
Private enterprise is remaking the largest city in Nigeria.

#BringBackOurGirls: did it really happen?
Eugene Ohu | May 9 2014 | comment  
This cruel abduction may have happened, but where are the names and photos of the missing girls?

Enugu Book Project founder dies
Alice Trimmer | Nov 14 2013 | comment  
Obituary: Ngozi Agbim, 1939-2013

How cellphones reduced maternal deaths in Nigeria
Eugene Ohu | Feb 3 2013 | comment  
Ondo State in western Nigeria is leading a two-year revolution through the astute use of communication and technology. By distributing cell phones to poor pregnant women in rural areas, it has reduced maternal and infant mortality by 30%. While lobbyists and nations with population agendas are busy bandying doubtful statistics about the causes of maternal and child deaths, officials from this little state of 3.4 million people, located 100km from Lagos, discovered why so many women were dying.

Boko Haram Declares a Cease Fire: Really?
Nwachukwu Egbunike | Jan 30 2013 | comment  
Boko Haram recently announced a cease fire in its violent campaign in Nigeria. Since 2009, Boko Haram has created a fountain of blood, bullets and bombs, claiming over 1,000 deaths. Although the announcement may have momentarily doused tense nerves, it has not translated into a national jubilation. The reasons are legion.

Nigeria sticks to traditional values over same-sex marriage, says Senate President
Eugene Ohu | Jan 28 2013 | comment  
Nigeria is set to criminalize same-sex unions, and defaulters when convicted will spend 14 years in jail. This is contained in a bill which has passed all required readings in the senate and should soon be signed into law by Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan. Many nations of the West such as the United States are worried by this and since the announcement of this bill early 2012, have been mounting pressures, overt and subtle on the Nigerian government and legislators, to kill the bill.
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