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The main campus of the University of Nigeria is located in the heart of Nsukka town. It is a co-educational community that hosts about UNN students undertaking varieties of programmes ranging from the fine arts to the animal sciences. The main campus is home to the faculties of agriculture, arts, biological sciences, engineering, social sciences, education, pharmaceutical sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and veterinary medicine, school of post graduate studies and institutes and research centres. Having arrays of residential structures, the main campus is structurally arranged in such a way that on one side, there are clusters of hostels sprinkled with places of leisure and relaxation and on the other cluster are beautiful staff residences surrounded with beautiful flower gardens. For lovers of aesthetics, the main campus is not lost to beauty and arts. With earthy tones and green vegetation, the campus also has works of arts placed at strategic points in the university, pleasant to the eyes relaxing to the mind.

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Trucks like this are used to convey inmates to the prison in Lagos State, Nigeria. Over 70 percent of inmates in Nigeria have not appeared in court and haven’t been sentenced. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Waiting for trial can be worse than facing the sentence: a study in Nigerian prisons

The proportion of prisoners awaiting trial in Nigeria is disturbing, and prolonged imprisonment can have a damaging effect on their mental functioning .
A health worker collecting sample test kits from a nurse during a community COVID-19 testing campaign in Lagos. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Coronavirus: corruption in health care could get in the way of Nigeria’s response

As Nigeria battles COVID-19, systemic corruption and a low level of accountability in the health sector may undermine efforts to halt the devastating effect of the virus.
Corruption in the health sector in Nigeria takes many forms. RTI International/Ruth McDowall

Corruption in the Nigerian health sector has many faces. How to fix it

Corruption in Nigeria's health sector can be eliminated by the implementation of a few simple strategies.
A client receives HIV/AIDS counseling at a women and children’s hospital in Nigeria. These facilities are not always available in rural areas. Flickr/ Karen Kasmauski/MCSP

Nigeria wants to decentralise HIV treatment. But it’s proving difficult

Effectively decentralising HIV and AIDS treatment services helps to improve universal health care. But in Nigeria this approach comes with many challenges.
Campaigns like the Lagos AIDS Walk have created awareness of HIV in Nigeria’s capital, but they are lacking in rural areas, where stigmatisation is rife. Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

How stigma can stymie Nigeria’s efforts to extend HIV treatment

Creating HIV services at primary health-care centres in Nigeria may improve the uptake of antiretrovirals, but it won't tackle the issue of stigma.

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