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Chika Oduah

Chika Oduah is a journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria. She covers human rights, culture, conflict and development in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Nigeria

Father of Chibok girls, 3 years on: 'I lost my peace'

Three years after Boko Haram abducted 276 girls, many grief-stricken families still wait for their children to return.

Independence

Nigerians feel pride and despair on 56th Independence

On independence day, Nigerians ask: Is Nigeria moving forward or backward?

War & Conflict

The women who love Boko Haram

At a safe house in Nigeria, the wives of Boko Haram fighters share stories of the men they married.

Nigeria

Not a no-man's land: Abuja's natives get ready to fight

The indigenous people of Nigeria's capital say they could take up arms if the government tries to displace them again.

Nigeria

Sheikh Zakzaky: Through the eyes of his followers

Followers of the Nigerian Shia cleric who has been detained since December say he stands for justice.

Nigeria

Nigeria: Deadly nomad-versus-farmer conflict escalates

Roaming Fulani cattle herdsman accused of launching deadly raids against farming communities and targeting Christians.

Africa

Africa on film: 'We need to be the hero'

Filmmaker Mohamed Echkouna is on a mission to have Africans tell their own stories.

Nigeria

Boxing in Nigeria: A life of hard knocks for the poor

For ethnic Hausa, the traditional form of boxing known as dambe is more than a sport - it is part of their identity.

War & Conflict

Teaching peace to protect young Nigerians from hate

Islamic leaders in impoverished Borno State band together to keep vulnerable youth from the grip of Boko Haram.

Nigeria Decides

Nigeria: Vote violence haunts religiously divided Jos

More than 800 people were killed and 65,000 displaced in religion-based election violence in 2011 in the central city.

Nigeria Decides

The widows of Boko Haram

Despite efforts by women's groups, thousands of Nigerian widows struggle to survive because of Boko Haram's insurgency.

Africa

Gay Nigerians targeted as 'un-African'

Despite evidence of homosexual customs pre-dating the colonial era, intolerant laws are flourishing across Africa.