Burna Boy's Electoral Silence
Over the years, Burna Boy has moved from making sometimes subtle, often irregular political statements through his songs to creating works heavily defined by them. But his ambivalence about Nigeria's recent elections reminds us that maybe we should just be in it for the music.
Survivors Fight for Justice
The Nigerian government imposed a "state of emergency" on rape and gender-based violence in June 2020 but has failed to adequately protect survivors. Now, a group of feminists have taken matters into their own hands to advocate on behalf of victims.
Examining Nigeria’s Elections — with Obiageli Ezekwesili
“It is vital, it is critical for us to have a peaceful election. Nigeria is too big to fail. We need to conduct ourselves and show that we've come to a place of democratic maturity at least at the standard of being able to conduct elections.”
A Lack of Security Could Undermine Elections in Nigeria
Africa's most populous country faces high levels of insecurity across all six of its geographical regions ahead of impending general elections. As the polling date draws near, there are fears it could be derailed if violence persists.
The Oil Thieves of Nigeria
Today, among all the other challenges weighing down Africa's most populous state, Nigeria must struggle to maintain a steady production of oil in a region where militants and ordinary citizens alike increasingly steal it straight from the pipeline.
Nigeria’s Young Bear Arms to Protect Land and Homes
Unless the Nigerian government contains non-state actors in the north, the unregulated distribution of both indigenous and conventional arms in Kaduna is likely to drag Nigeria into a full-blown war.
A Rural Crime Wave in Nigeria
Banditry in North West Nigeria is rooted to an extent in farmer-herder tension. But corrupt rulers arbitrarily restricted grazing routes and reserves, inflaming the crisis that has now morphed into a quagmire threatening the region.