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There are very few qualified female teachers in schools in northern Nigeria. shutterstock

Scholarships alone are not enough to get more qualified female teachers into Nigeria’s schools

Colleges of education must have increased resources to improve training. They must also address gender-specific issues such as childcare provision, accommodation and sexual harassment.
Many Nigerians are expected to travel during the Christmas holiday season. Photo by Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP via Getty Images

COVID-19: How to reduce risk in the holiday season

In this video interview, Dr Doyin Odubanjo, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Science and a public health expert, talks about keeping safe while celebrating Christmas during COVID-19.
The Nigerian government struggles to contain COVID-19 while other diseases suffer some measure of neglect Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images

Where COVID-19 has left Nigeria’s health system

Over nine months into COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, there are concerns about how well the country has managed the disease pandemic and how this might affect its handling of other diseases.
On the outskirts of Accra there are huge electronic waste disposal sites, known locally as Sodoma and Gomorra. Photo by Maniglia Romano/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Toxic waste dumping in the Gulf of Guinea amounts to environmental racism

Despite knowing how harmful it can be, companies and businesses (primarily those in Europe and the US) target countries in the Gulf of Guinea as a dump for their toxic waste.
Nigerian pop star D'banj performing on stage in London. Robin Little/Redferns/Getty

The perils of mixing music and politics in Nigeria

When pop star D'banj signed up to help get Goodluck Jonathan elected president, fans turned on him. But a hit song turned things around.

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