The world knows that hundreds of girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from a school in Chibok in northeast Nigeria on April 14. But how many were kidnapped and how many are still missing? This factsheet explains the numbers.
Roughly 8,300 people died in political conflict in sub-Saharan Africa in the first two months of 2015, largely as a result of Boko Haram activity. If the insurgency is not brought under control, this may be the deadliest year in a decade.
With a week to go before polling, Nigeria’s election commission has announced a six-week delay in voting. Africa Check looks at the issues at stake in what has been called the most closely contested election to date in the Fourth Republic.
Boko Haram militants attacked the remote northern Nigerian towns of Baga and Doro Gowon earlier this month killing scores of people. What do know so far? How many died? And how accurate are social media images purporting to show the Baga massacre?
In any country, governments, business and civil society need accurate population figures in order to plan their services properly. This factsheet explains what we do, and do not, know about Nigeria’s population numbers.