Mercy Abang

Mercy Abang

Mercy Abang is an award-winning African journalist, reporting on issues facing vulnerable populations.

Africa

22,000 Nigerians missing since Boko Haram crisis began: Red Cross

It's the highest number of missing persons registered with the organisation in any country, most of them children.

22,000 Nigerians missing since Boko Haram crisis began: Red Cross

Nigeria

UN calls for urgent action to end violence in Nigeria

UN special rapporteur says deadly attacks rocking Nigeria could have a ripple effect throughout the region.

UN calls for urgent action to end violence in Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigerian Shia leader, wife depart for medical treatment in India

Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and wife were granted bail by a court in Kaduna state to seek medical treatment abroad.

Nigerian Shia leader, wife depart for medical treatment in India

Africa

Reporter killed as toll in Nigeria rallies over Shia leader rises

Journalist Precious Owolabi confirmed dead as police say one officer killed and IMN group says 11 supporters shot dead.

Reporter killed as toll in Nigeria rallies over Shia leader rises

Nigeria

Nigeria: Deaths as security forces clash with Shia protesters

At least four killed in the capital Abuja as Shia demonstrators continue to demand the release of jailed leader.

Nigeria: Deaths as security forces clash with Shia protesters

Africa

West Africa bloc adopts 'ECO' as name of planned shared currency

Analysts express scepticism the introduction of the ECOWAS single currency will solve the region's economic problems.

West Africa bloc adopts 'ECO' as name of planned shared currency

Africa

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari sworn in for second term as president

Security in capital Abuja was tight as Buhari was sworn in for another four years as president.

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari sworn in for second term as president

Nigeria

Nigeria's medical brain drain: Healthcare woes as doctors flee

'Brain drain' impacting healthcare sector as most Nigerian doctors seek better work conditions and pay abroad.

Nigeria's medical brain drain: Healthcare woes as doctors flee

Nigeria

Voter apathy apparent in Nigeria's local elections

With irregularities and violence, governorship and state assembly elections are marked by low voter turnout.

Voter apathy apparent in Nigeria's local elections

Nigeria

Nigeria to hold local elections amid fears of violence

Security analysts warn there is a risk of election-related violence in parts of the country.

Nigeria to hold local elections amid fears of violence

Nigeria

Nigerian women brace for election upsets

Female candidates are hopeful women voters will show support in Saturday's local elections in Nigeria.

Nigerian women brace for election upsets