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Nigeria Correspondent — Freelance, Voice of America
Covers:  Nigeria, Ghana, Central African Republic, Guinea, west africa, africa, elections, conflict, climate change, developing countries, geopolitics

Nigeria correspondent for @VOANews. Freelancer.

I'm a journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. My work has been published by Voice of America, Al Jazeera America, The New York Times, Financial Times, 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, Guinea and Central ...

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John Kerry Warns Nigerian Military on Human Rights Abuses

nytimes.com — SOKOTO, Nigeria - Secretary of State John Kerry issued a carefully worded warning on Tuesday to Nigeria 's military against committing human rights abuses as it goes about battling the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

US Top Diplomat Kerry Visits Nigeria Amid Warming Relations

voanews.com — Corruption and security will top the agenda as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Nigeria this week. Kerry also is expected to discuss the state of the economy with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari during his trip to the capital, Abuja, and the northern city of Sokoto.

Predicting Nigeria’s Floods, There’s Now an App for That

voanews.com — A new smartphone app aims to keep Nigerians one step ahead of flooding during the annual rainy season. The "WetIn app" is free to download for Android phones and gives users in three flood-prone Nigerian states advanced notice when an inundation is expected.

AU Confirms Will Hold Elections, Denies Split

m.voanews.com — The African Union summit meeting in Kigali will be voting for a new AU commission on Monday, despite rumors of a call for the election to be delayed. There have been persistent rumors at the summit that the ECOWAS bloc of west African states is unhappy with the choice of candidates offered to succeed outgoing AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

AU Confirms Will Hold Elections, Denies Split

voanews.com — The African Union summit meeting in Kigali will be voting for a new AU commission on Monday, despite rumors of a call for the election to be delayed. There have been persistent rumors at the summit that the ECOWAS bloc of west African states is unhappy with the choice of candidates offered to succeed outgoing AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Multinational Force Fighting Boko Haram Gets Mixed Results

voanews.com — Nigeria and its neighbors pledged last year to come together to defeat Boko Haram, but experts say regional cooperation appears to be happening in fits and starts. Collaboration across borders has long been seen as key to ending the Boko Haram insurgency, which started in Nigeria but has since spread through the country's porous borders into neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Nigeria May Be on Brink of Famine

voanews.com — Nigeria is in need of $164 million in humanitarian funding to prevent thousands of deaths from malnutrition in its war-torn northeast, a United Nations humanitarian coordinator said this week. The ongoing conflict between Nigeria's military and the Boko Haram insurgency is to blame for the growing hunger crisis in the northeast, humanitarian officials say.

Ghana's Power Woes Fueled by More Than Nigeria ‘Sabotage’

voanews.com — Blackouts have hit West Africa's second-largest economy again, and Ghana's president is blaming saboteurs in Nigeria's distant oil-producing Niger Delta region for the power cuts. Ghana was once one of West Africa's fastest-growing economies, but power shortages, government overspending and drops in the price of its major commodities led to years of slowing growth and a nearly $1 billion IMF bailout.

Africa's Richest Man Plans Refinery to End Nigeria's Gasoline Woes

m.voanews.com — A plan by Africa's richest man to transform one of the continent's largest oil industries is taking shape on a swampy piece of land outside Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos. Nigerian industrialist Aliko Dangote is constructing a refinery that has the capacity to turn 650,000 barrels of oil into gasoline, diesel, kerosene and jet fuel - enough to potentially satisfy all the country's daily needs.

'Humanitarian Catastrophe' Looms in Nigeria’s Northeast

voanews.com — Aid agencies warned on Friday that malnutrition has grown so rife in Nigeria's war-torn northeast that part of the region could already be in a famine. The United Nations says 4.4 million people in the northeast are "severely food insecure" due to the ongoing war between Boko Haram and the military of Nigeria and its neighbors.
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Aug 26, 2016

This, from @TheEIU Global Liveability Rankings, is not the reason why Lagos is a hard place to live https://t.co/OZtkSt80cN

Aug 24, 2016

@m_azarey hi Musa, could you please follow me back? I'd like to DM you. Thanks.

Aug 24, 2016

@ContactSalkida hi Ahmad, could you follow me so I can DM you? Thanks.

Aug 23, 2016

A battery of horns seeing @JohnKerry off after speech at sultan's palace in Sokoto #Nigeria https://t.co/0FXeCrrZin

Aug 23, 2016

Grandfather clock, a gift from Ogun governor, among the cooler decorations in Sultan of Sokoto's chambers https://t.co/AuxAIAU7f2

Aug 23, 2016

An attendee reads a print out of the Wikipedia page on @JohnKerry as we await his arrival in Sokoto #Nigeria https://t.co/TKL17Nm12r

Aug 22, 2016

To the guy walking by Osborne estate at 6 in the morning wearing a "Fuck your #selfie" shirt: I salute you


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