The birth rate was lower and the death rate markedly higher in areas outside government control in the Central African Republic.
Peter Enahoro, Nigerian journalist, columnist and author, died on 24 April 2023.
What a new president needs to know as he takes the reins of a deeply divided and disillusioned country.
The fear of domination of one ethnic group or section by another has persistently undermined efforts at democratic consolidation in Nigeria.
Domestic and geopolitical factors mean that the Ethiopian conflict has enough fuel to burn for some time.
The grievances of Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafran separatist groups are deeply rooted in the failure of the Nigerian state to implement post civil war peacebuilding initiatives.
The government must take some of the blame for the radicalisation of non-state actors like the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Nigeria and China should work more on the relationship between their citizens so that the two countries can continue to have good bilateral relations.
Nigerians, as well as other Africans, need to actively work to decolonise social arrangements created by the British.