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.
Nigeria's presidential election is the most hotly contested in the country since the end of military rule in 1999. Nigerian author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani says the election is being fought online, where legions of paid staff are inundating sites with fabricated postings and comments.
Bluegrass covers of pop and rock music abound abound. But none have quite the back story of The Henhouse Prowlers' version of "Chop My Money,"a cover of a Nigerian hip-hop mega-hit that created a frenzy in the country when the band toured there this summer.
Today's answer is the city of Kano in northern Nigeria. It's the country's third largest city, by area, and motorcycle drivers there are unhappy about a new law that requires them to wear helmets. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the BBC's Andrew Walter in Nigeria.
This week the violence of the Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram came to the capital of Nigeria. The government says more than 75 people were killed in a Boko Haram bombing at an Abuja bus station. Reporter Heather Murdock speaks with a family who lost several brothers in the attack.
The situation in Nigeria is bad. More than 200 school girls were kidnapped earlier this month and so far haven't been rescued. Now there are reports of forced weddings and of the girls being taken across the border into neighboring countries.
More than 200 teenage girls are still missing after Boko Haram Islamic militants reportedly abducted them two weeks ago. And Nigerians across the country are using protests and social media to demand that the government do something to bring the girls back.