I met Siji Saula and his wife in Fargo earlier this summer, and had the opportunity to meet David Saula in Lagos last week. Their ongoing bond is a good example of how leaving your home to start a new life — halfway across the world in this case — can change important relationships. It’s an even better example, though, of how those relationships remain strong. Read more →
The key to lifting the rural poor in countries like Nigeria may well be agriculture. Read more →
Before this city became what it is today — a monstrous destination that’s probably more than twice as large as New York City (depending on which survey you believe) — a neighborhood between the mainland and the posh Victoria Island started spreading into the sea. That was more than 100 years ago.
Now, at least 85,000 Lagosians live in Makoko. They still do what their ancestors came for: the fishing. But the state is trying to evict the area, citing health concerns among other reasons. Read more →
Corruption and Nigeria have a long history together. Examples run the gamut from small-time shakedowns to billions of dollars of oil disappearing. Read more →