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Conflict & Justice

Nigerian leader killed

The BBC's Caroline Duffield reports from Lagos, Nigeria on death of the leader of an Islamic sect. Police claim he died in a shoot-out yesterday. Human rights leaders say he was intentionally executed by the government.

Arts, Culture & Media

Nneka

Singer Nneka Egbuna goes simply by her first name. Nneka was born in Nigeria to a Nigerian father and German mother. She has been called an 'Afro-German warrior princess.' The description is a bit deceiving. We hear more today.

Global Politics

It just got even tougher to be gay in Nigeria

Technically, it's been illegal to be gay in Nigeria since the country's independence from Britain in 1960. But the wording was vague and the law was hard to enforce. Now a new law just signed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan creates an effective dragnet with the ability to arrest any Nigerian who is gay or who supports or advocates on any issues related to homosexuality.