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Military and government officials supervise the airlift of girls rescued from Boko Haram at Maiduguri Airport. Stringer/EPA

How Boko Haram has evolved over the past ten years

It's been a decade since Boko Haram morphed into a violent, radicalised, Jihadist sect after the death of its founder. Since then it has caused untold harm in Nigeria.
On Akure’s edges, which used to be mainly farmland, buildings are taking over. Author supplied

Nigeria’s Akure is a good example of how not to build a city

City officials have not considered how approaches like mixed-use developments closer to the city centre might alleviate the housing shortage as well as protect Akure's green spaces.
Flavour, a popular Nigerian musician, can wear his dreadlocks in peace because they are seen as a temporary fashion statement. Elizabeth Farida/Wikimedia Commons

In Nigeria, dreadlocks are entangled with beliefs about danger

Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle's spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.

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