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Nigeria

What can the U.S. pandemic response learn from Nigeria, and Native Americans?

March 20, 2020

A recurring theme in the United States is our lack of preparedness, from the disbanding of the federal pandemic response team, which is fraught with controversy, to the lack of safety gear, ventilators and hospital beds around the nation. Elsewhere in the world, and even within the U.S. borders, other governments appear to be more […]

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A young Nigerian woman is saving sea turtles by getting kids involved in beach cleanups

November 19, 2019

Sea turtles are getting sorely needed help in Lagos, an African megacity on the coast of Nigeria. They have Doyinsola Ogunye, a law-school graduate from the University of Lagos and an accomplished community organizer, to thank. Ogunye links her work in the community with ecological activism, organizing beach cleanups that brings dozens of local kids […]

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Terrorism and military intervention are forcing aid groups to leave Nigeria

October 7, 2019

International aid and service groups are caught in the crossfire of the brutal, decade-long war between Nigeria’s military and the Boko Haram terrorist organization. To date, at least 37 aid workers have been killed in the conflict. While aid workers in Northern Nigeria are predictably targeted by Boko Haram, they are also heavily criticized and […]

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More poor people live in Nigeria than anywhere else

November 30, 2018

A new World Bank report predicts that 87 percent of the world’s extremely poor people by 2030 will be in sub-Saharan Africa. Also striking is the forecast that sometime in 2018 Nigeria would take over from India as the country with the most poor people, This shift is a result of South Asia’s economic growth, […]

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Nigeria group releases more than 800 child soldiers

November 30, 2018

Nigeria’s Civilian Joint Task Force has released 833 child soldiers, and has agreed with United Nations demands to stop recruiting children into its fight against Boko Haram. Founded in 2013, CJTF is an association of vigilante groups. The UN estimates there had been 1,175 boys and 294 girls fighting or working for CJTF in the […]

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Nigeria’s $23 billion Lake Chad ambition

November 9, 2018

Earlier this month, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated his campaign to revive Lake Chad and expanded his push to enlist European and North American countries in the project. Lake Chad supports nearly 30 million people who live in Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria. As previously reported in The Daylighter, the lake has lost 90 percent of its original surface […]

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