Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

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.

Trump-Buhari at White House

‘More amusing than disgusting’: Why Trump is so popular in Nigeria

Foreign policy
This is a black and white image of a profile of Harvey Weinstein from 2012. In the space next to his face, text says "The Harvey Effect: How his fall led millions of women to talk about workplace harassment."

Sexual harassment at work is a global problem. Now, the world is finally talking about it.

Members of the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign celebrate news that Boko Haram extremists have released 21 young captives.

Nigeria’s #BringBackOurGirls campaign celebrates 21 returnees

Zara John, 16, holds her baby, with her mother watching in the background.

A teen rescued from Boko Haram captivity still pines for her militant husband

Nigerians held vigils for the girls kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram on the one year anniversary of their abduction, April 14, 2015.

Facebook safety checks arrive in Nigeria, but some ask if it’s worth celebrating


Boko Haram violence in Nigeria is an almost daily occurrence. And Facebook’s safety check is doing little to help those impacted.

Nigerians are speculating that when President Muhammadu Buhari visits the White House on July 20th President Obama will try to persuade the African leader to repeal Nigeria's Same Sex Prohibition Law.

Nigerians fear Obama will push gay rights in the White House during meeting with nation’s new leader


The legalization of gay marriage in the US has sparked increased homophobia in Nigeria. Now fear is growing that Obama may bring up the issue during the Nigerian president’s trip to the White House later this month.

A bus advertising an American visa lottery in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.

Nigerians vie for a life-changing slip of paper


When immigrants are granted visas, their lives are transformed, and so are the lives of the circle of people around them.

A girl and her mother rescued from Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest by Nigeria's military arrive at a camp for the displaced.

An uncertain welcome awaits hundreds of Nigerian women and girls freed from Boko Haram captivity


Nigeria’s military has secured the release of hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram. Many of those rescued are pregnant.

Protestors with the Abuja "Bring Back Our Girls" chapter demonstrate at Unity Fountain in Abuja on January 25, 2015.

A new leader in Nigeria sparks new hope for efforts against Boko Haram


April 14 will mark one year since Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria. Now some Nigerians hope their president-elect might be in a better position to take on the extremist threat.