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The Oil Thieves of Nigeria

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

Nigeria's Youth Take up Arms

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

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.

Nigeria’s Lekki Massacre: An Unsolved Case of Police Brutality

Nigeria’s Lekki Massacre: An Unsolved Case of Police Brutality

Videos of members of the Nigeria Police Force going from street to street hunting down protesters circulated on social media. A day after the Lekki Massacre the Area C Police blocked the expressway in Surulere and shot at protesters. Because of fear of the government, families of those who died moved on.

Traditional Medicine Struggles in Nigeria

Traditional Medicine Struggles in Nigeria

Although most of Nigeria’s medicinal plants are not expected to go extinct anytime soon, their characteristics are already showing signs of abnormalities that are changing their medicinal value, according to experts.

Inside Nigeria’s Banditry Crisis

Inside Nigeria’s Banditry Crisis

Fulbright scholar James Barnett joins New Lines’ Rasha Elass to discuss how he made contact with Nigeria’s bandits, who they are — and what they want.

The Bandit Warlords of Nigeria

The Bandit Warlords of Nigeria

Northwestern Nigeria is suffering from a devastating conflict that most observers are still struggling to characterize. The violence has received far less international attention than the jihadist insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast, perhaps in part because these militants defy easy categorization.