Chika Oduah

Chika Oduah

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

Prison

Life after death row: The pastor praying for Nigeria's prisoners

Clinton Kanu spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, but life on the outside feels far from free.

Life after death row: The pastor praying for Nigeria's prisoners

Nigeria

Nigeria's undercover atheists: In their words

In a country where religion is the rhythm of life, young atheists share their experiences of violence and ostracisation.

Nigeria's undercover atheists: In their words

Nigeria

Lost childhood: Boko Haram victims gripped by thoughts of revenge

As children affected by violence dream of being soldiers to exact retribution, experts call for mental health support.

Lost childhood: Boko Haram victims gripped by thoughts of revenge

Nigeria

50 years on: Nigeria's Biafra secessionist movement

On Biafra Remembrance Day we ask pro-secessionist leader Nnamdi Kanu if the call for secession is growing louder.

50 years on: Nigeria's Biafra secessionist movement

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.

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

Independence

Nigerians feel pride and despair on 56th Independence

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

Nigerians feel pride and despair on 56th Independence

Nigeria

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.

The women who love Boko Haram

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.

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

Nigeria

Sheikh el-Zakzaky: Through the eyes of his followers

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

Sheikh el-Zakzaky: Through the eyes of his followers

Nigeria

Nigeria: Deadly nomad-versus-farmer conflict escalates

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

Nigeria: Deadly nomad-versus-farmer conflict escalates

Africa

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

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

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

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.

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