Poverty aside, cultural factors like the influence of hip hop songs may also play a role in making a life of cybercrime attractive to young people.
Nigeria must fix its electoral system before the next general elections in 2023.
Recent uncertainty over blood clots and vaccine expiration dates have taken a toll on public confidence.
The equitable participation of women in public life is essential to building and sustaining strong, vibrant democracies.
The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
Drug abuse among women farmers in Adamawa State, north east Nigeria, is rising.
This is a transcript of episode 12 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including a story on the reasons why Kenyan women who join Al-Shabaab.
Nigeria's economy is in bad shape. This has affected its ability to create jobs.
Chadian president Idriss Deby's death has serious implications for stability in the troubled Lake Chad Basin and the broader Sahel region of West Africa.
The Igbos, like most other indigenous groups, believe in maintaining a legacy of not just their language, but other values, including trans-generational business legacies.
Nigeria must invest more in research and incorporate World Health Organisation-recommended interventions to eliminate malaria.
Nigeria needs more veterinary doctors to improve agricultural production, disease prevention, wildlife conservation and the health of animals in the security sector
Plus, why women join Al-Shabaab in Kenya. Listen to episode 12 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
It's common to find medical doctors providing supportive health services and in the process getting distracted from their main clinical job concerns.
As the internet continues to alter traditional journalism practices, Nigerian universities must adapt to the times.
Apart from tackling terrorism, banditry and kidnappings, Nigeria's new Inspector General of Police must embrace community policing.
To overcome food insecurity, especially in a pandemic, Nigeria's emergency preparedness requires a total overhaul of it's agri-food supply chain.
Nigeria and China should work more on the relationship between their citizens so that the two countries can continue to have good bilateral relations.
Fela's nomination and possible induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will come at a cost.