Fuels are not just for transportation in Nigeria, many people also use fuel to power their generators in order to get electricity at home and also run their businesses.

Nigeria’s low-income communities bear the brunt of faltering economy

Nigeria has held the position as Africa’s largest economy since 2022. But a recent forecast by the International Monetary Fund predicts that the country may fall to fourth place this year amid fuel scarcity and high inflation.

tablescape of assorted Nigerian foods

A food writer celebrates the tastes of her hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Surfing instructor Godpower Tamarakuro Pekipuma in Lagos, Nigeria.

‘Walking on water’: Surfing makes waves in Nigeria

Supporters of Nigeria's Labour Party's Presidential Candidate Peter Obi, chants during an election campaign rally at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. 

‘This is my only hope’: Young Nigerians gear up for presidential election

Customers who had waited for many hours stand outside a bank in the slim hope of being able to withdraw some cash, in Lagos, Nigeria Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. 

Millions of Nigerians prepare to vote amid chaotic cash shortage

Burna Boy performs at State Farm Arena on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in Atlanta. 

‘Afrobeats is the party’: The rise of African beats in global music

Arts, Culture & Media

Afrobeats has soared in popularity, from Lagos to New York, and even Seoul, South Korea.

In this April 26, 2017, file photo is a Twitter app icon on a mobile phone. 

Nigerians eagerly await lift of monthslong Twitter ban

Social media

While one government official indicated last month that the suspension could be lifted soon, Nigerians are still waiting.

A man used his mobile phone to read headline news on Twitter inside an office in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, June 7, 2021.

Nigeria’s indefinite Twitter ban sounds the alarm on free speech

Social media

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.

Nigerian Femi Kuti sings into a microphone

Femi Kuti and Made Kuti continue Afrobeat legacy in two-part album


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.

People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 19, 2020.

Nigerians in the diaspora join #EndSARS protests

The #EndSARS protests against police brutality that have erupted in Nigeria have spilled beyond the country’s borders.