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Lagos, Nigeria
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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Nigeria Government Reshuffle Sparks Charges of Patronage Politics — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has fired the head of the police and other powerful government agencies weeks before he is to hand over his office to incoming president Muhammadu Buhari. Some analysts say the moves are evidence of last-minute score settling and patronage appointments by the outgoing administration.

Rescued Boko Haram Captives May No Longer Have a Home — Nearly 300 girls and women are now free from Boko Haram captivity after a raid by Nigeria's military. But some may have nowhere to go back to. The identities of 200 girls and 93 women the Nigerian military says it rescued from Boko Haram in the Sambisa Forest on Tuesday remain unknown.

Sambisa Forest Stands Between Nigeria, Victory Over Boko Haram — Nigeria's military announced last week that it was raiding the Sambisa Forest, one of the last strongholds of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. Liberating the forest might be the hardest part of the campaign against the group.

Foul Play Allegations Rock Governor Poll in Nigeria's Oil Capital — Nigeria's newly ascendant All Progressives Congress party won at least 18 of 29 state governor positions that were at stake in Saturday's elections. But in southern Rivers State, the party says violence and tampering compromised the vote. Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission declared Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party the winner of the gubernatorial election in Rivers State.

Candidates Vie for Control of Nigeria's Oil Heartland — Nigeria is Africa's largest producer of oil. In the heartland of the country's oil production is Rivers State. On Saturday, voters will choose a new state governor in a closely watched election that will largely be about who gets to control the state's oil wealth.

Challenges Await Next Governor of Nigeria's Lagos State — Here's what you get if you're the governor of Nigeria's Lagos state: You get people, millions of them, spread through so many glitzy estates and unplanned neighborhoods that no one knows exactly how many there are. You get a city with towering high-rises and slums built on garbage.

Buhari May Find it Hard to Change Nigeria — Change. It was the word printed on Nigerian billboards, shouted at rallies and uttered in greeting among supporters of Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress party. And it worked. This week, Buhari made history by unseating incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in a democratic election.

Buhari Supporters Celebrate Election Victory in Nigeria — Supporters of Muhammadu Buhari are celebrating his election as Nigeria's next president. Matti Kamaradeen, a transport worker, and his friends couldn't be more joyful. He said he kept track of the results and called the victory even before the Independent National Electoral Commission. "We are even celebrating now," he said.

Turmoil Feared in Aftermath of Nigeria Elections — Nigerians will line up at polls across the nation Saturday to cast ballots in presidential and parliamentary elections. But what happens after that is anyone's guess, and some are fearing the worst. When results in Nigeria's presidential election are announced, the biggest question may not be how will the winners celebrate, but how will the losers handle the news.

In Nigerian Political Campaigns,Clothing Crucial to Candidates — Political campaigns are serious business in Africa's most populous democracy, and what you wear as a candidate is often as important as what you say. While the Western-style coat-and-tie is standard attire for presidents and prime ministers in many parts of Africa, in a country like Nigeria, with nearly 174 million people and dozens of languages and ethnic groups, wearing traditional garb is key for connecting with voters.
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May 01, 2015

Whenever someone describes #Nigeria's pidgin to me as "broken English," I disagree; It's perfectly functional:…

Apr 29, 2015

As if the CAR hasn't been through enough, now French troops are accused of sexually abusing kids… #CARcrisis

Apr 29, 2015

@dmagnowski I wonder if all the IDPs at the airport are serene and reasonably optimistic about another rainy season living in a tent.

Apr 28, 2015

#Nigeria Army spox says rescued girls aren't from Chibok. Defense spox says he doesn't know either way. When spokesmen fight truth loses.

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