The West African country of Nigeria is lucky to have a long coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. In the coastal community of Lagos, where many people didn't grow up learning to swim, interest in surfing and water sports is growing.
Nigerian writers Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún weigh in on Nigeria's decision to indefinitely ban Twitter after the platform deleted a controversial tweet by the president.
The roots of Afrobeat — not to be confused with the more pop-oriented Afrobeats, which has exploded in popularity in recent years — is socially conscious music, according to Made Kuti, Fela Kuti's grandson.
The #EndSARS protests against police brutality that have erupted in Nigeria have spilled beyond the country's borders.
Nigerian protesters demanding an end to police brutality defied a curfew as gunfire rang out where they were setting up a blockade Wednesday, a day after shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators.
Millions of people in countries across Africa are at risk of not getting the food they need due to coronavirus disruptions with domestic crops and capacity going to waste and imports drying up.
Fear of the coronavirus has induced an extraordinary calm in Lagos, Nigeria's famously boisterous mega-city where streets known for miles of gridlock have emptied of traffic and eateries serving takeaways are almost the only shops open.
Lagos state Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu outlawed the loosely regulated motorbikes and rickshaws, citing safety and security concerns.
There are only eight psychiatric hospitals to serve more than 190 million citizens in Nigeria. To close the gap, nonprofits throughout the country are finding new ways to reach out to people in desperate need of care, from online Twitter therapy sessions to community outreach via motorized trikes.
In Nigeria, many say being a vegetarian is just not ... Nigerian. But a tiny, growing group is trying to promote a vegetarian — even vegan — diet.
Lagos, Nigeria, is Africa's largest city and it could double in size by 2050. As city officials and developers undertake a project they say will make Lagos a global city of the future, critics argue that megacity gentrification is hurting working people. A new land use tax increase threatens even more strain.