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  • Devex
  • The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)
  • NPR
  • America Magazine
  • WHYY
  • 88.5 WFDD
  • Utah Public Radio
  • MPR News
  • News Deeply
  • WFAE
  • and more…

Past articles by Linus:

The Nigerian state putting communities in charge

About the author * Linus Unah@linusunah Linus Unah is a Nigerian journalist covering global health, conflict, agriculture, and development. His work has appeared in The Guardian, IRIN, NPR, NewsDeeply, The Christian Science Monitor, among others. → Read More

Building a market and a future after Boko Haram

Displaced by jihadist violence and living far from their land and aid hubs, a group of farmers are thriving thanks to their own initiative → Read More

Building a market and a future after Boko Haram

Displaced by jihadist violence and living far from their land and aid hubs, a group of farmers are thriving thanks to their own initiative → Read More

Briefing: Nigerians seek safety in Cameroon as Boko Haram crisis escalates

Tens of thousands of refugees who escaped a wave of attacks now need assistance, but not everyone who flees across the border finds safety. → Read More

In Nigeria, a push for coding in schools

A slew of companies, nonprofits, and local governments in Nigeria have begun training the next generation for a digital future. → Read More

Nonprofits take on Nigeria’s struggles with mental health

Without a national coordinating body or agency to oversee mental health care, or run anti-stigma and psychoeducation initiatives, more nonprofits are springing up to close the gap. → Read More

NPR

Whatever Happened To... The Millennials Who Started A School For Boko Haram Escapees?

The two young Nigerians have learned a lesson about teaching kids at a camp for displaced persons: Leave it to the experts! → Read More

The uncommon faith of a country decimated by Boko Haram

The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has decimated villages in northern Nigeria, but Catholic parishioners remain faithful and courageous. → Read More

Nigerian rapper goes viral with his take on 'This Is America'

Last week, a Nigerian rapper released his own version of Childish Gambino’s hit song and music video “This Is America.” It’s called “This Is Nigeria” and was written and performed by lawyer-turned-musician Falz The Bahd Guy. Like the hugely popular Donald Glover song and video (Gambino is his stage name), the Nigerian version looks at … → Read More

NPR

Nigerian Rapper Goes Viral With His Take On 'This Is America'

Called "This Is Nigeria," the music video by rapper Falz sheds light on the country's most pressing issues, from unemployed youth to unreliable electricity. Here's a handy guide to his references. → Read More

Nigerian Rapper Goes Viral With His Take On 'This Is America'

Called "This Is Nigeria," the music video by rapper Falz sheds light on the country's most pressing issues, from unemployed youth to unreliable electricity. Here's a handy guide to his references. → Read More

Nigerian Rapper Goes Viral With His Take On 'This Is America'

Last week, a Nigerian rapper released his own version of Childish Gambino's hit song and music video "This Is America." It's cal → Read More

Nigerian rapper goes viral with his take on 'This Is America'

Called "This Is Nigeria," the music video by rapper Falz sheds light on the country's most pressing issues, from unemployed youth to unreliable electricity. Here's a handy guide to his references. → Read More

Can the church in Nigeria stop the violence between herders and farmers?

Benue State is in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. This region, a hotbed of sectarian unrest, has suffered particularly because of clashes between largely Muslim Fulani cattle herders and mostly Christian farming communities. → Read More

The church in Nigeria champions voter registration drive

Using pastoral letters and circulars with exhortations on civic duty, as well as pulpit and parish bulletin announcements, the church has been informing voters on the importance of exercising their right to vote. → Read More

NPR

Nigerians Praise, Pan And Poke Fun At Their President's Meeting With Trump

Trump's reference to the killing of Christians was a particular flash point in the conversations on the street and on Twitter. → Read More

NPR

So How Excited Is Nigeria About Its History-Making Women's Bobsled Team?

Well, maybe not quite as excited as the U.S. seems to be. → Read More

In Nigeria, a school takes on the fight against Boko Haram

An ambitious grassroots foundation offers education to hundreds of children affected by both sides of the ongoing conflict in the northeastern area of Nigeria. → Read More

Girls Code Their Way Out of Nigeria’s Slums and Into the Tech Sector

Nigeria's tech industry may be booming, but the sector is still dominated by men. A coding program aimed at girls from a Lagos slum encourages them to pursue careers in computers and teaches that tech could help life them and their communities out of poverty. → Read More

NPR

How A Typical Teen Did Something Not So Typical To Help Street Kids

James Okina of Calabar, Nigeria, was on his way to a soccer match when a chance encounter with a homeless kid changed both of their lives. → Read More