Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Alex Capstick in Cape Town, South Africa, about the controversy surrounding Nigeria's president and his decision to ban the national team from competing, following a bad performance at the World Cup.
For Wednesday's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the African city that's just gotten its own version of the popular Monopoly board game. One clue -- in this version, Boardwalk has been replaced by a place called Banana Island.
In many African countries, dozens of different languages are spoken by different ethnic groups. And while each country often has a European language as its "official" language, most people don't even begin to understand it. That presents a problem for aid groups, trying to share information.
Anti-gay sentiment is reaching a fever pitch in one state in northern Nigeria. Local authorities in Bauchi State are asking citizens to help find and jail men suspected of being gay. And the practice has the enthusiastic support of local residents.
For today's Global Hit ï¿½ a celebration of Nigerian Afro-rock from the 1970′s. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Uchenna Ikonne, who wrote the liner notes for a 2-CD set called 'The World Ends: Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria.'
Continental Airlines opens up a new route today: a direct daily flight from Houston to Nigeria. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with John Campbell, former US ambassador to Nigeria, about the threat posed by the Islamic extremist movement, "Boko Haram".