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Abraham Achirga

Nigeria's battered farmers to get $20 million to aid crop output

Oct 20 2020

BAKIN KOGI/LAGOS, Nigeria Mary Daniel, a slight woman in her 40s, weeds by hand a field dotted with trees and scraggly sesame plants.

Nigerian informal retailers turn tech-savvy to stock up amid pandemic

Oct 08 2020

LAGOS/ABUJA When the coronavirus outbreak forced shops to close in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, kiosk store owner Funmilayo Akinola weighed up her safety against the need to make a living. | Video

Blasphemy convictions spark Nigerian debate over sharia law

Oct 03 2020

LAGOS/ABUJA Fuad Adeyemi, an imam in Nigeria's capital Abuja, respects those who believe that a 22-year-old man accused of sharing a blasphemous message on WhatsApp should be punished. But he thinks the death sentence is too harsh. | Video

Nigeria's petrol and power price rises upset business owners

Sep 15 2020

ABUJA Daniel Oyelesi, who runs a laundry business in Nigeria's capital Abuja, is reeling from the double whammy of price rises for petrol and electricity imposed in recent weeks that he says will harm his two-year-old business. | Video

Grounded by COVID, Nigerian diners get a taste of air travel

Sep 01 2020

ABUJA Missing the thrill of air travel during the coronavirus lockdown? A Nigerian restaurant is now offering its customers the illusion of flight without them ever having to leave the ground. | Video

Nigeria restarts domestic flights amid easing coronavirus restrictions

Jul 08 2020

ABUJA Nigeria resumed domestic flights on Wednesday after a hiatus of around three months as Africa's most populous country relaxes restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus. | Video

Nigerian campaigners stage protest over sexual violence

Jun 05 2020

ABUJA Nigerian rights campaigners took to the streets of the capital Abuja on Friday to raise awareness about sexual violence in the West African country after a series of high-profile rape cases.

Cameras roll again in Nollywood but Nigeria's cinemas still dark

May 27 2020

ABUJA/LAGOS Nigeria's film industry is creeping back to work after lockdown, and one of the first productions to resume is a new television series about a highly infectious disease that has ravaged the world. | Video

Visually impaired Nigerians struggle to navigate coronavirus challenges

May 25 2020

LAGOS Lawal Adebimpe knows she must remain a safe distance from people to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria. But her blindness means she usually holds people to navigate her way around the heaving megacity of Lagos. | Video

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