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. 

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

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.

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 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 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

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.

Teaching peace to protect young Nigerians from hate