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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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More Than 3,000 Nigerian Soldiers Reinstated After Review — Nigeria's army has announced it will reinstate more than 3,000 soldiers who were facing court-martials. Most of those charged had failed to follow orders in the campaign against insurgent group Boko Haram. Nigeria began reviewing the cases of 5,000 army soldiers after President Muhammadu Buhari took office in May.

Nigeria Arrests Boko Haram Suspects in Abuja, Lagos — Nigeria's state security agency said it has arrested Boko Haram members in Abuja, the capital, and its largest city, Lagos - cities usually outside the area of operations for the Islamist extremist group. The Department of State Services said agents arrested nine suspected Boko Haram members over the last two months in Lagos.

Money Questions Swirl as Liberia's Ebola Outbreak Nears End — As Liberia prepares to be declared once again free of the Ebola virus later this week, unions and civil society groups are beginning to question how the government spent money allocated to fight the outbreak. More than 4,800 Liberians died from the disease since the outbreak began in 2014.

Nigeria Eyes New National Airline — Former Nigeria Airways official Dele Ore remembers that, in its heyday, the airline was an airborne ambassador to the world for Africa's most-populous country. "You have Nigerian dish being served by Nigerian cabin crew, being flown by Nigerian pilots," he said. But those days are long gone. The carrier folded in 2003.

Nigerians React to End of Government-Sponsored Pilgrimages — Every year, thousands of Nigerians travel overseas on religious pilgrimages: Muslims head to Mecca, while Christians go to Jerusalem. Under previous administrations, Nigeria's federal governments paid for these pilgrimages. But the new administration of Muhammadu Buhari announced it will stop paying for these trips.

UN Chief: Good Governance Antidote to Boko Haram — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says better government would help Nigeria combat Boko Haram insurgents who have ravaged much of the country's northeast. In a speech Monday in the capital, Abuja, Ban drew a parallel between the bloody civil war in Syria and Nigeria's own struggle against insecurity.

Nigeria Christians, Muslims Work to Ease Tensions — In recent years, mobs have repeatedly set fire to this Evangelical Church of West Africa in the Tudun Fawa neighborhood of Kaduna, Nigeria's fifth most populous city. But on Sunday night, Muslims and Christians sat together in the pews for an interfaith service meant to mark an end to years of conflict between the two communities.

Nigeria's Anti-corruption Drive Claims Customs Chief — The head of Nigeria's customs service resigned earlier this week, the latest high-level official to resign or be fired in the wake of the new president's push against corruption. Dikko Abdullahi is the latest government official to leave since President Muhammadu Buhari took office last May with a pledge to clean house in Nigeria's scandal-plagued federal government.

Nigeria Braces for Flooding — Farmers and residents of flood-prone areas in Nigeria are bracing for above-average precipitation in parts of the country this annual rainy season. Local media report houses are being swept away and people forced to leave their farmlands in several states.

Nigerian Program Targets Malnutrition Epidemic — Nigeria has one of the highest numbers of malnourished children in the world But data released this week shows that a program run by the Nigerian government and the U.N. Children's Fund is saving children's lives by getting them to eat more nutritious food.
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Sep 03, 2015

#Nigeria army spox announces reinstatement of 3,032 soldiers, most of whom were convicted or awaiting trial for minor offenses

Sep 01, 2015

"It is probably easier for a child to fly a spacecraft to the moon than... to define what a "Nigerian identity" is."…

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