The hopes, dreams and failures of Nigeria’s commercial capital.
On Nigeria’s citizen vigilantes who’ve banded together to fight Islamist terrorists.
The Nigerian schoolgirls who escaped Boko Haram.
How divisions between Nigeria’s Muslim North and Christian South resulted in the birth of terror’s most ruthless movement.
In northern Nigeria, radical Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is facing a vigilante backlash from armed teenagers with nothing to lose.
How sectarian violence has made life in northern Nigeria “incomprehensibly frightful.”
Mystical, unsettling rumors surround a student at an all-girls school in Nigeria.
"We shuddered when we heard her invoke Allah. All but begging her not to unleash her powers on us, we recounted, in turns, how we had heard from someone who had heard from someone of the pencil case in the gym. Pencil case in the gym? What pencil case in what gym? We said that we had heard stories, too, about the blotting paper. Naturally, we made no mention of her Islamic faith. The word ‘witch’ remained unsaid. We said only that, whatever she had done, we were certain she had done for a good reason. And that her adversary, whomever it was, probably deserved it. Nuratu, as the full implication of our story dawned on her, looked as if she had been stabbed. She slowly sank to the floor, and began to weep and shake her head.
“When I’m in Nigeria, I find myself looking at the passive, placid faces of the people standing at the bus stops. They are tired after a day’s work, and thinking perhaps of the long commute back home, or of what to make for dinner. I wonder to myself how these people, who surely love life, who surely love their own families, their own children, could be ready in an instant to exact a fatal violence on strangers.”
On the difficult challenges faced by an auteur in Nigeria’s burgeoning Nollywood film economy.