Orji Sunday is a freelance journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He contributes to The Guardian, Al Jazeera, MS. Magazine and African Arguments, amongst others, and covers politics, health, development, environment and conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa.
Caught between the Boko Haram insurgency and deadly farmer-herder conflicts, kidnapping and banditry are gaining a foothold in Nigeria’s northern areas.
In Zamfara state alone at least 3,000 lives have been lost to banditry in the last five years, a number that's double that of terror-related murders in the country.
With work, businesses and families at risk, many Nigerians are likely to stay away from the upcoming polls on February 23.
The project not only addresses the housing shortage, but also cleans up the streets as well.
With tens of thousands of people fleeing Boko Haram atrocities and taking refuge in urban centres, real estate prices have spiked, allowing developers to make huge profits.
Dandal Kura Radio International is showing an unwavering commitment toward informing Nigerians about how not to fall prey to Boko Haram's propaganda.
The survivors of rape and torture in Nigeria have begun to meet counsellors, defying local perceptions and rituals, but the stories are countless and the listening ears are very few.
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