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Although Nigeria pumps crude oil, its refineries are so dysfunctional they have been closed down, so it imports almost all its refined fuel. Rising domestic consumption thus weighs on the current account.
Nigeria's defense chief General Christopher Musa said on Tuesday (February 20) that reports into a military drone attack that killed at least 85 civilians in northern Kaduna state in December will be released by the end of the month.
Nigeria expects to produce 23 million metric tonnes of maize this year, a 12% rise from last year, thanks to cheaper credit from the central bank, which has helped blunt the high costs of fertiliser and diesel, the maize growers association said.
Environment officials in Lagos have recently announced an immediate ban on single-use plastics to tackle the huge problem of plastic pollution in Nigeria's biggest city. As it also targets styrofoam products which are popular with food vendors, the move is not welcomed by everyone.
'Japa' is a Yoruba word meaning 'to run away. ' That is what many Nigerian youths are doing in the search for greener pastures and better job opportunities. Chiamaka Ikeanyi, a young software engineer moved to Berlin to build her career and experience life abroad.
A school in Nigeria has emerged as a beacon of hope, providing a sanctuary for children grappling with family issues, loss and the harsh realities of drug-related challenges. It's run by a survivor of rape and drug abuse.
Years after graduating from university, Victor Okesola is leaving Nigeria for a better life in Canada. Every year, thousands of Nigerians "japa," or relocate, for work and better living conditions. But what's driving this trend?
In northern Nigeria, an association of volunteers is spearheading an initiative alleviating medicine debt in impoverished communities. Matasan Dabo works closely with local pharmacies and debtors.
A school in Nigeria has emerged as a beacon of hope, providing a sanctuary for children grappling with family issues, loss, and the harsh realities of drug-related challenges. It is run by a survivor of rape and drug abuse.
In the Gubio area of northeastern Nigeria, scattered clothing and footwear mark the place where seven children were killed by an improvised explosive device.
Nigerians seeking a safe outlet for their anger can now head to the country's first rage room, where they can break glass, smash wardrobes, and destroy electronic devices without any consequences.
At least 30 people have been killed and several others injured in Nigeria's central Plateau state in a series of attacks around Mangu town, despite a curfew imposed by the state government, a community spokesperson said.