Linus Unah is a Nigerian journalist. His work has been published in the Guardian, Al Jazeera, IRIN News, the Christian Science Monitor, NPR, among others. He writes about global health, conflict, agriculture and development.
The recent sentencing of separatists is likely to fuel more anger and resentment among the Anglophone population and alienate them from the Francophone-dominated government, but the dialogue can reverse hard feelings.
The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
There was spontaneous applause as Africa’s largest economy Nigeria signed up to a deal that experts say could provide far-reaching benefits, but only if it is implemented properly.
When the International Court of Justice handed over a contested, oil-rich peninsula to Cameroon, a decade-long nightmare began for its Nigerian residents.
Several thousand refugees are living in resettlement camps in the border villages of southeastern Nigeria and most of them struggle to access food, healthcare services, shelter, education, water and sanitation facilities.
The government and a slew of NGOs are offering assistance to help returnees settle back in their native place.
Celebrations among Buhari’s base are somewhat low-key this year, nothing compared to the wild jubilations that came with his victory in 2015
Some hours before the opening of polls on Saturday, multiple explosions rocked the northeastern city of Maiduguri, perhaps in a daring attempt to breed fear and discourage voting.
In the run-up to Nigeria’s general election, starting this Saturday, more and more organisations are trying to turn the tide and get more women into elective positions.
From endemic corruption to rising unemployment, here's a breakdown of the issues that matter most in Nigeria's upcoming elections.
The Trump administration recently launched a new Africa policy to counter the ‘predatory’ practices of Russia and China, but many experts in the region say the US is too late to the game.
Last December, the Nigerian government confirmed that nearly 70 percent of inmates in prisons were awaiting trial. Now a number of tech-driven nonprofits and social media movements have appeared across the country to counter this trend.
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