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.
Women in Northern Nigeria don't traditionally discuss sexual or physical abuse publicly, but one moment on Twitter might be opening the doors for more women to step forward and share.
Nigeria counts votes in closely-fought presidential election even as voting continues in some units where polling opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned.
The ban on illicit sale of codeine comes over fears of addiction among young people.
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