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Chika Oduah

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Past articles by Chika:

Enemies of the Public – Guernica

Amid chaos, repression, and violence, one woman flees Boko Haram; another seeks it out. → Read More

Reporter’s Notebook: Still on the trail of Boko Haram

Nigeria insists the extremist group is nearly defeated. Yet in the country’s northeast, farmers remain afraid to return to their fields and children grow up without parents, homes, or schools. → Read More

Nigeria's undercover atheists: In their words

In a country where religion is the rhythm of life, young atheists share their experiences of violence and ostracisation. → Read More

Lost childhood: Boko Haram victims gripped by thoughts of revenge

As children affected by violence dream of being soldiers to exact retribution, experts call for mental health support. → Read More

Audiences Across Africa Hail Black Panther for Humanizing Black Characters

On Sunday night, I sat in a crowded room in Canal Olympia Téranga, the only movie theater in Dakar, Senegal, that was showing Black Panther. → Read More

50 years on: Nigeria's Biafra secessionist movement

On Biafra Remembrance Day we ask pro-secessionist leader Nnamdi Kanu if the call for secession is growing louder. → Read More

Father of Chibok girls, 3 years on: 'I lost my peace'

Three years after Boko Haram abducted 276 girls, many grief-stricken families still wait for their children to return. → Read More

Nigeria Proves a Missing President Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

Muhammadu Buhari’s mysterious 43-day absence may be just what the country needs. → Read More

Nigerians feel pride and despair on 56th Independence

On independence day, Nigerians ask: Is Nigeria moving forward or backward? → Read More

The app that saved 1,000 Nigerian children

How an innovative activist pushed the Nigerian government to keep its promise to help poisoned kids. → Read More

Nigeria's 'first female mechanic' helps young women start new lives

Nigeria’s Lady Mechanic Initiative, founded by Sandra Aguebor-Ekperouh, provides training and employment for young women. Since 2004, Sandra has trained around 700 female mechanics. → Read More

In the Niger Delta, fashion helps women leave the fighting behind

Meet a few of the 200 women who have traded their weapons for vocational certificates in fashion design, beauty and food service. → Read More

Five years after ceasefire, Niger Delta's retired militants warn of new violence

Young combatants who handed their guns over to the government in 2009 say oil-soaked corruption and inequality are pushing the next generation back toward bloodshed. → Read More

In the Land of Nigeria’s Kidnapped Girls

A journey to the village of Chibok, where insurgents hide in the bush as families mourn the loss of their daughters. → Read More

Nigeria's kidnapped generation

As the world appeals to Boko Haram for the release of more than 270 schoolgirls, millions of young Nigerians are growing up without a future. → Read More

Gay Nigerians targeted as 'un-African'

Despite evidence of homosexual customs pre-dating the colonial era, intolerant laws are flourishing across Africa. → Read More