Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019, there has been a spike of domestic and gender-based violence worldwide. In Nigeria, non-governmental organizations are working to combat this social pandemic.
Recent lockdowns imposed by federal and state governments to curtail the spread of coronavirus across Nigeria have caused a spike in incidents that target women and children.
As a result of the national lockdown imposed to curb COVID-19, Nigeria has experienced food price spikes and difficulty getting goods to market, limiting the population's access to nutritious food.
Efforts to map Makoko, Nigeria assert the presence of the community's residents, streets, and schools after a long history of evictions.
On the digital maps available, these Lagos waterfront communities do not exist in their true form, making human activity difficult to estimate.
The slum which was initially just a place to fish has grown to be the home for generations of fishermen from neighboring countries.
Ajongun and his family are among a tiny community of French speakers living and working in the heart of Lagos. They are some of the last French-speaking community members in the city.
Why have reports of domestic violence increased in Lagos, Nigeria? Joy Ikekhua examines the growth in recent years.
In Lagos, Nigeria, why do victims of domestic violence not report abuse? While some feel silenced, others believe it’s important to speak out about their experience.
Despite the abolition of the slave trade more than a century ago, the descendants of slaves in southeastern Nigeria still face significant discrimination.
Vigilante Group of Nigeria forms the first line of defense between the population and the unknown masked men terrorizing central Nigeria's fertile farmland.
Civilians are stepping in to stop the violence between farmers and herders.
Most African migrants heading to Europe unwittingly follow the ancient caravan routes of the trans-Saharan slave trade. Along the way, many are trafficked, sold, and brutally exploited.
A new game based on the Panama Papers that lets you discover the widespread, corrupt and often harmful offshore networks that deprive African countries of billions of dollars.
“You people will know your mistakes,” one boy was told. “You have come to where you will enjoy your life.”
Jason Motlagh reports on the battle against Boko Haram guerrillas, the aftermath of their reign and the underlying social and economic factors that fueled their rise.
In Nigeria, great fortunes often point back to the highest offices of government.
An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.
In the megalopolis of Lagos, Nigeria, abortion is legally restricted and contraception is hard to come by. What are the consequences for this city's exploding youth population?
U.S. development projects target northern Nigeria where poverty, illiteracy and radical Islam shape economic and social realities, but the sustainability of these interventions is rarely discussed.
This reporting initiative partners African and US journalists to explore critical challenges in reproductive health and family planning—and what they mean for life, death and socio-economic stability.
Abandoned water and sanitation projects deprive the people of Nigeria of a basic human right: access to clean water.
Sectarian violence sparked by a deepening rift between Nigeria's Muslims and Christians has killed thousands over the past decade and threatens the future unity of Africa's most populous nation.
Reporting from Pulitzer Center journalists and across the blogosphere on food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition around the world.
For female reporters covering conflict, being pigeonholed to report "women's issues" is one of many unique challenges.
This week: the lives of refugees throughout Europe and beyond, the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram, Russian hacking in Eastern Europe, and the ICIJ wins the Pulitzer Prize.
This week: the incredible migrant trail of one woman, Bangladesh's toxic leather tanneries, and the Maldives losing battle agains climate change and losing democracy.
Reporting to focus on impact of sand dredging along their Nigeria's southwest coast.
Recap of a two-day investigative journalism workshop held in Lagos for Nigerian journalists interested in covering land and property rights issues.
Who is looking out for journalists, especially freelancers, working in hostile environments and conflict zones?
Each day, an estimated 35,000 people join a Pentecostal church. Of the world's two billion Christians, a quarter are now Pentecostals—up from just 6 percent in 1980.
Ameto Akpe wins the Bronze Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for coverage of climate change from the UN Correspondents Association.
Ameto Akpe's presentation on water management in Nigeria is highlighted on the New Security Beat, a blog hosted by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Ghana and Turkey.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights the latest Pulitzer Center reporting from Nigeria and Turkey.
A collaborative investigation into the water sector in Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Liberia in partnership with local journalists and their outlets.