Among those killed in the crush of the Hajj crowd in Mina, Saudi Arabia, last week was a woman beloved in Nigeria and beyond. Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, a pioneering journalist and activist, broke down barriers in a patriarchal society.
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.
A generation ago, the African nation of Nigeria launched a plan to embrace modern farming. Today the country is more dependent than ever on imported food. To find out what went wrong reporter David Hecht travels to a village he first visited in the 1980s.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Caroline Duffield in Lagos, Nigeria about today's Facebook post by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan in which he announces plans for another presidential term in January.
The final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa will feature Nigeria's Super Eagles and Burkina Faso's Stallions. The World's Anders Kelto gives the rundown to host Marco Werman.
Libya's population was once one-fourth immigrants, most of them illegal. In the wake of its revolution last year, most of them left. And while some are returning, helping to fill important jobs that have gone unfilled, the nation is also cracking down, hard, on illegal immigrants.
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.
Armed gunmen in Nigeria kidnapped eight more school girls overnight. This comes after the leader of Islamist militant group Boko Haram warned in a video released Monday, that more girls would be taken. Boko Haram has already admitted to abducting more than 200 schools girls three weeks ago. This all takes place on the eve of the World Economic Forum meeting in the capital, Abuja.
The fate of Nigeria's missing schoolgirls is still unknown, six months after their abduction by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. But a number of girls who evaded or escaped from Boko Haram have described their ordeal to Human Rights Watch