#NigeriaDecides2023: How old – or young – are the candidates? Where are the women? And who has a PhD? What the data shows
Nigeria’s electoral commission recently released data on the 2023 general election candidates. We took a closer look.
FACTSHEET: What the numbers say about the fortunes of Nigeria’s women
Recently, bills to amend Nigeria’s constitution and improve the participation of women in society were rejected by legislators. We look at w...
FACTSHEET: Abortions in Africa
This factsheet looks at estimates of the number of abortions in the region and explains the broad categories of abortion laws.
Is the fertility rate in Nigeria’s Niger state the highest in the north-central zone?
Niger state’s health commissioner said women in the state on average give birth to 7.5 children.
Frozen out? Checking claims about women’s participation in Nigerian politics
After a Nigerian senator warned of the shrinking space for women in parliament, a columnist made several claims that painted a dire picture.
World Health Organization not proposing an alcohol ban for ‘women of childbearing age’
A draft action plan from the international health agency had many raising their eyebrows in surprise. It’s likely a case of muddled messagin...
Is well-known Nigerian doctor correct about malnutrition in women and children?
Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, medical doctor and first lady of Lagos, wants the state to be healthier. But do her claims about the extent of poor nu...
No, 60% of women in Nigeria don’t give birth at traditional attendants’ facilities
To encourage more acceptance of alternative approaches to health, an expert claimed that in Nigeria, six in 10 women delivered their babies ...
COMMENT: Accurate information needed to counter violence against women
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa was wrong when he said 51% of women in the country had experienced partner violence. It's important ...
Fact-checking president Ramaphosa: Have 51% of South African women experienced intimate partner violence?
Was South Africa's President Ramaphosa right that more than half of the women in the country had experienced intimate partner violence?