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Nigeria Correspondent — Voice of America
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Nigeria correspondent for Voice of America

Chris Stein's Biography

I'm a journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. My work has been published by Voice of America, Al Jazeera America, Agence France-Presse, The Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera, The Economist, GlobalPost and others. I was previously based in Ghana from September 2012 to November 2014, and I have also reported from countries across west, central and southern Africa, including Ivory Coast, the Central African Republic and South Africa. My photos ...

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Africa AIDS Conference Wraps in Zimbabwe — Medical researchers and scholars from 13 sub-Saharan African countries on Thursday wrapped a three-day conference in Zimbabwe. The event was held to share insights and success stories on applied innovations to address HIV and AIDS. The conference enabled medical researchers and scholars from across Africa to exchange notes on what is being done to fight the spread of HIV on the continent.

Refinery Revival Continues to Elude Nigeria — Nigeria produces vast amounts of oil. But the country has few functioning refineries, leaving Nigeria dependent on imports to fill up gas tanks across the country. It is a paradox of Nigeria: the country produces more crude than anywhere else in Africa.

Iran's Gain May Be Nigeria's Loss — The nuclear deal with Iran announced Tuesday might be a political win for U.S. President Barack Obama, but it could be a major loss for oil-producing Nigeria. The towers of banks and conglomerates punctuate the skyline of Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos. But make no mistake: it is oil that keeps Africa's largest economy running.

Boko Haram, Border Top Agenda for Buhari’s Cameroon Visit — Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to visit neighboring Cameroon sometime in the coming weeks on what can be expected when the heads of the two neighboring states, which have not always gotten along, meet. Nigeria and Cameroon have butted heads before. Their most notable spat was over who owned the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula on the coastal border.

Thefts Rise as Nigerian Pipeline Surveillance Falters — The rising number of attacks on oil pipelines is presenting a challenge to the new government of President Muhammadu Buhari as he formulates an expected overhaul of Nigeria's oil industry. Buhari is thought to be working on a variety of initiatives to reform how Nigeria's oil and gas - Nigeria's biggest industry - is managed.

Hopes High for Better US-Nigeria Ties Ahead of Buhari Visit — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to visit Washington later this month. The visit comes after years of strained relations between the U.S. and Nigeria under former president Goodluck Jonathan. Officials from Jonathan's administration were openly critical of American policy towards Nigeria.

Buhari Vows Recovery of Looted Nigerian Funds — For years, Nigerian presidential administrations have pledged to get money back from their predecessors. Former president Goodluck Jonathan's administration, for instance, secured a deal to recover money from late dictator Sani Abacha. And now President Muhammadu Buhari's government is saying the new leader has won support from the United States and European governments to find more money spirited away from Nigeria.

Nigeria Releases 180 Boko Haram Suspects — Nigerian authorities have released 180 people who were arrested for alleged links to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. The release of the captives comes a month after a report by Amnesty International alleging severe detainee abuse by the Nigerian military.

Boko Haram Violence Tests Nigerians’ Faith in Buhari — In the past week, Boko Haram militants have slaughtered villagers and bombed churches and mosques across Nigeria's north, challenging the new president's promises to stem the six-year insurgency and testing Nigerians' faith in his ability to do so. As a candidate, Muhammadu Buhari campaigned on ending the Boko Haram insurgency.

Nigerian Governor Calls for Calm as Boko Haram Attacks Escalate — Amid a surge of deadly violence by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's northeast, the governor of the embattled Borno state is trying to assure residents of their safety. Fighters from the Islamist militant group stormed the village of Zabarmari on the outskirts of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, on Friday evening.
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Jul 15, 2015

@rcoreyb yeah that made me giggle. Doubly funny cause the governor bothered to take both happy and sad headshots

Jul 14, 2015

@rolakeakinkugbe Hi Rolake, wanted to see if you're available for interview with VOA re: Nigeria refineries. Can you follow me so I can DM?

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