A Nigerian professor has claimed that eye drops made from an extract of the bitter kola tree can treat glaucoma. The evidence is questionable.
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has claimed that more than 13,000 people have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency. The claim is broadly correct.
President Goodluck Jonathan recently downplayed Nigeria’s corruption problems, saying that most of what is referred to as corruption is no more than ‘common stealing’. His claim is wrong.
Will bathing in hot water and salt save you from Ebola? Or an impressive sounding substance called ‘nano-silver’? These measures are exploitative hoaxes.
Nigeria’s president says his government is acting to stop “all forms of discrimination” against women and girls. Are they really? We assess the evidence.
A recent opinion poll in Nigeria reveals more about a growing awareness of child rape in the country, than it does about the true extent of the problem.
Is the Nigeria’s oil rich “South South”, or Niger Delta region, the “epicentre” of vote-rigging in Nigeria? Voter turnout figures suggest that it is particularly exposed to electoral fraud.
The Nigerian newspaper Vanguard recently reported that Nigeria’s electricity tariff is the “lowest in Africa”. Is this true? And can electricity tariffs be compared across African countries?