tablescape of assorted Nigerian foods

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


New York Times food writer Yewande Komolafe grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. When she moved to the US in her late teens, she recreated her favorite dishes by memory. Now she celebrates her home town’s cuisine in her new book: “My Everyday Lagos: Nigerian Cooking at Home and in the Diaspora.” Host Marco Werman speaks to Komolafe about what inspired her book.

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

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, right, shakes hands with Bola Ahmed Tinubu, left, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, during the flag off campaign ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Jos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

Insecurity in Nigeria casts shadow on presidential election

Muslims in Nigeria attend Eid prayers at the Kofar Mata prayer ground in Kano Nigeria, Sunday, May 24, 2020. 

Random rules: Part I

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into the role of sharia in northern Nigeria.

A view of the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Nigeria, after gunmen opened fire and detonated explosives

Gunmen at Nigeria church shot from both inside and outside


At least 50 people, including children, have been killed, after gunmen opened fire on worshippers inside a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria. No one has claimed responsibility yet, and local authorities say the attackers remain at large.

Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr celebrate holding his posters, after the announcement of the results of the parliamentary elections in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq

Moqtada al-Sadr wins Iraq election

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Moqtada al-Sadr’s party wins the most seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections. Also, a group of women and children manage to escape captivity from Boko Haram in Nigeria. And, Tigrayan forces say the Ethiopian government has launched a coordinated attack on all fronts.

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

Nigerians eagerly await lift of monthslong Twitter ban

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

Empty green desks and chairs in a classroom with a chalkboard at the front

Gunmen abduct 150 schoolgirls in Nigeria

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Gunmen abduct 150 schoolgirls in Nigeria’s Kaduna state. And a Honduras court finds former energy executive Roberto David Castillo guilty of planning the murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres in 2016. Also, Israel’s parliament blocks the extension of a law that bars citizenship or permanent residency for Palestinians who marry Israeli citizens.