Femke van Zeijl

Boko Haram

Northern Nigeria: Refuge for IDPs fleeing Boko Haram

Al Jazeera meets three host families to see how they've opened their homes to fellow Nigerians fleeing from Boko Haram.


The Oba of Benin Kingdom: A history of the monarchy

Who is the Oba of Benin Kingdom in Nigeria and why is he so important to so many people?


A new type of justice for Nigeria

In a country where court cases often last 10 years and many suspects languish in jails, could mediation be a solution?


A tour through the golden era of Nigerian movies

Ibadan was once the hub of Nigeria's film industry, but its cinemas have now been turned into churches and malls.

Arts & Culture

Inside Kannywood: Nigeria's Muslim film industry

With the women who are challenging society's expectations and making the industry thrive.

Women's Rights

From illiterate child bride to famous Nigerian novelist

The story of Balaraba Ramat Yakubu, the woman giving Muslim Nigerian women a voice in fiction.


The life and death of a Boko Haram victim

Remembering the 27-year-old victim of a Boko Haram attack - and the many nameless, faceless Nigerians like him.


Inside the Nigerian city targeted by Boko Haram

Residents of the northeastern city Yola recall the most recent bombing and ask if anywhere is safe from Boko Haram.

My Nigeria

From slave trading post to royal prison

How Calabar's Old Residency building offers a glimpse into Nigeria’s history.

My Nigeria

Funke Opeke: Nigeria's cyber revolutionary

How one woman set about connecting her country.

My Nigeria

I remember the day... an oil spill changed my life

A Nigerian fisherman remembers the day an oil spill destroyed his livelihood, and the day he was compensated for it.

My Nigeria

My life in a building: A chapel from the soil

A landmark rises above the treetops in Ibadan but few know the designer behind the iconic structure.