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Stories about Nigeria

16 October 2015

Did Pelé Stop the Bloodiest Civil War in Nigeria's History for 48 Hours?

Is it true that the Brazilian king of soccer ushered in a 48-hour ceasefire in Nigeria's bloody civil war? One writer did the research and has reason to doubt.

2 September 2015

Integrity Crisis Brews as Nigeria's President Buhari Disowns Election Promises

"Buhari now says that campaign commitments made by his party were not made by him... For a President elected on a platform of integrity, this is duplicitous. It is unacceptable."

6 August 2015

Nigerians Go Back to High School With Tens of Thousands of Hilarious Tweets

Dining hall prefects in Nigerian secondary schools have a reputation of being 'well fed', with a propensity to 'sell' the food meant for feeding fellow students.

29 July 2015

Africans Take Jabs at One Another With #IfAfricaWasABar Hashtag

"If Africa was a bar, what would your country be drinking/doing?," Siyanda- Panda, a writer from Botswana, asked on Twitter.

23 July 2015

How Boko Haram Is Changing International Politics in Western and Central Africa

Boko Haram has revved up its attacks against many African nations in the past several weeks. Here is a recap of the conflict in the region so far this year.

16 July 2015

Some Nigerians Don't Think Obama's Nigeria Snub Is Such a Bad Thing

"Obama is not welcome in Nigeria for many many reasons…forget about the elections…he was a very arrogant president in his diplomatic relationship with Nigeria."

2 July 2015

Nigerians Are Shocked by the ‘Kano Nine’ Death Sentence for Blasphemy

"No one can defend God to pass death sentence on others, I'm a Muslim and in totality I condemn it. #SaveKanoNine"

23 June 2015

The Untold Story of Social Media and the 2015 Nigerian Elections

One of the reasons attributed to the support enjoyed by Muhammadu Buhari’s re-branding and eventual ascendancy to the presidency was his social media strategy.

21 June 2015

This Nigerian Singer Has a Message for Boko Haram

Nigerian singer Nneka tells members of Boko Haram and other extremists that she'll "Pray For You" in a song off her latest album.

11 June 2015

Nigeria's Surprising Feat at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

Nigeria might be a developing nation, but she's got a great female football team. The team, ranked at 33rd in the world, drew 3-3 with 5th-ranked Sweden.

3 June 2015

Hope and Introspection in Neighboring Cameroon as Nigeria Swears in New President

Cameroonians greeted Buhari's election as a sign of change because as one newspaper wrote, Cameroon and Nigeria are “joined at the hip like conjoined twins” in terms of socio-political issues.

7 April 2015

Nigeria's King of Lagos Threatens Igbo People to Vote His Way—or Die

" If you do what I want, Lagos will continue to be prosperous for you. If you go against my wish, you will perish in the water."

6 April 2015

Nigerian Netizens Already Have a #ToDoListForBuhari, the Country's President-Elect

From increased military funding to less corruption, Nigerians on Twitter are telling their president-elect want they want from his government.

5 April 2015

Nigerians Want ‘Magic’ from President-Elect

"The expectations are sky-high. Incredible. From what I am reading, Buhari is expected to perform nothing short of magic on Aso Rock…"

29 March 2015

#NigeriaDecides Their Country's Next President in Hotly Contested Race

The election commission extended voting into Sunday, March 29, 2015, due to technical problems in some parts of the country.

16 March 2015

How Nigerian Bloggers, Writers, Activists Wrote a Book in Five Days

A group of Nigerian writers met in December 2014 to write a book in five days. Global Voices talks to Barbara Ruehling, who facilitated the process.

17 February 2015

Creating a Media of Empathy One Letter at a Time

The Bridge

How can we, as media makers, help create more empathy through our reporting? How can we stop punishing people by our failure to make their stories relevant to everyone?

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