Children enrolled in Almajiri seminaries barely see their parents, but the pandemic has changed that, triggering a debate in Nigeria.
Nigeria's health system could come under immense stress as it faces a two-pronged fight.
Around 100 armed assailants reportedly stormed into the villages of Kerawa, Zareyawa and Minda in Kaduna state at dawn on Sunday, gunning down residents, burning and looting homes.
Caught between the Boko Haram insurgency and deadly farmer-herder conflicts, kidnapping and banditry are gaining a foothold in Nigeria’s northern areas.
Police said that at least 23 people have been killed by armed bandits in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara state.
Women in Northern Nigeria don't traditionally discuss sexual or physical abuse publicly, but one moment on Twitter might be opening the doors for more women to step forward and share.
Last December, the Nigerian government confirmed that nearly 70 percent of inmates in prisons were awaiting trial. Now a number of tech-driven nonprofits and social media movements have appeared across the country to counter this trend.
Around the world, Muslims celebrate Eid al Adha with feasts for family and friends but for Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram violence, festivities are limited to the largesse of aid agencies.
Residents of Magumeri town in Northeast Nigeria say they fled to a nearby forest as the militants came in firing randomly and lobbing explosive devices.
The attack was carried out by four suicide bombers detonating their explosives in several areas. Police say at least 29 other people are injured.
The fate of nearly 200 girls, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, still remains unknown, while their families demand that Nigeria's government bring them back home.
An angry mob lynched the bus driver after he lost control of his vehicle and ploughed into a group of people marking the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.
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