Nigeria’s blasphemy cases in focus
13 August 2020 | 12:10 pm
Two young men have landed on the wrong side of Islamic law via social media. Singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif is facing the noose and atheist Mubarak Bala is detained over blasphemy. How aggressive is Nigeria's Sharia?
Nigerians living in elderly care homes are getting a chance to watch their favorite musicians come alive through virtual reality.
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, says he has not taken the decision to run for the Office of President of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.
People forced to flee their homes in northeastern Nigeria are being given lessens to identify and avoid explosive devices in a bid to keep them safe when they eventually return home.
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John Oseni looks like every ordinary Nigerian teenager. But he’s anything but ordinary. The 16-year-old secondary school graduate is a tech tycoon. His dream is to become the next Elon Musk.
Nigeria's former vice president, veteran politician Atiku Abubakar, will run for president again next year after the main opposition party picked him as its candidate to stand in elections to succeed incumbent Muhammadu Buhari.
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Several rural areas in Nigeria are not connected to the national grid. Habitants of this rural area extensively use kerosene-fueled lanterns and candles due to the lack of electricity. This report takes a look at how solar is driving Nigeria's post-pandemic green recovery
Victims of an attack on a Catholic church in Nigeria were treated in hospital on Monday . Doctors said they were treating patients who had suffered lacerations, bullet wounds and blast injuries.
Africa’s most populous nation has quietly lost almost 10% of its tree cover over the past two decades - leaving those who depend on it for their livelihoods, like logger Egbontoluwa Marigi, fearing for the future. Nyancho Nwanri reports.
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