The slum which was initially just a place to fish has grown to be the home for generations of fishermen from neighboring countries.
Ajongun and his family are among a tiny community of French speakers living and working in the heart of Lagos. They are some of the last French-speaking community members in the city.
Why have reports of domestic violence increased in Lagos, Nigeria? Joy Ikekhua examines the growth in recent years.
In Lagos, Nigeria, why do victims of domestic violence not report abuse? While some feel silenced, others believe it’s important to speak out about their experience.
Despite the abolition of the slave trade more than a century ago, the descendants of slaves in southeastern Nigeria still face significant discrimination.
Vigilante Group of Nigeria forms the first line of defense between the population and the unknown masked men terrorizing central Nigeria's fertile farmland.
Civilians are stepping in to stop the violence between farmers and herders.
Abandonment, persecution, violence: childhoods are lost as young Nigerians are branded as witches.
From Lagos to Onitsha and Port Harcourt, Nigeria’s southern region suffers off-the-charts air pollution. Leaders are doing little to help.
Two engineers at the University of Kentucky want to give farmers an easy way to prevent a prevalent problem: aflatoxin contamination, which has global economic and health effects.
Buried alive, poisoned, scarred by acid - these are just some of the fates that have befallen Nigerian children accused of witchcraft. This BBC feature examines the root causes of these attacks.
Science staff writer Jon Cohen joins podcast host Sarah Crespi to discuss how the fight against HIV/AIDS is evolving in three diverse locations.
Makoko, one of the most crowded slums in Lagos, Nigeria, is finally being mapped—a project intertwined with the fight for property rights in the community.
Lagos' secretive culture has made it harder to tackle domestic violence. Regardless, women are resisting the secrecy, changing the culture, and speaking about their experiences.
Can a multi-ethnic vigilante group provide much needed trust and security to the conflict-ridden Plateau State of Central Nigeria?
Centuries after the abolition of the slave trade, descendants of former and freed slaves in Southeastern Nigeria still face discrimination—but some activists are working to change that.
Students at the University of Kentucky built a prototype wind turbine which they hope farmers in Nigeria could replicate to efficiently dry grains.
Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.
This innovative project utilizes illustration, photography, and video to investigate what role the Nigerian movie industry has played in the increase of witchcraft accusations against children.
Here’s how one Nigerian state tackled the deadly bacterial infections that kill hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide each year—and why such a seemingly simple solution is so tough to pull off.
Fine sand is fast disappearing along Lagos coastlines due to unchecked dredging activities. Miners continue with this endeavour despite the environmental impact on Lagos communities.
Terrorized by Boko Haram for years, millions of people in northeastern Nigeria have fled to crowded camps and cities and are suffering from a deadly combination of severe malnutrition and infection.
Most African migrants heading to Europe unwittingly follow the ancient caravan routes of the trans-Saharan slave trade. Along the way, many are trafficked, sold, and brutally exploited.
A new game based on the Panama Papers that lets you discover the widespread, corrupt and often harmful offshore networks that deprive African countries of billions of dollars.
Journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, inspired by her own family history, examines the modern discrimination of descendants of slaves in Nigeria.
Meet journalists Jane Hahn and Max Bearak, who report on group of multiethnic vigilantes keeping the peace in Nigeria.
In 1960, about 100,000 turkeys in England suddenly died. Could grain contamination be the cause? Roxanne Scott explores how Nigerian farmers are planning to recover from aflatoxin contamination.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
What does it take for a developing country like Nigeria to roll out a new healthcare protocol for newborns on a national scale? T.R. Goldman discusses the challenges this country faces.
Bukola Adebayo discusses the environmental impact of sand dredging along Lagos coastlines, the socio-economic challenges, and the relationship to violations of land and property rights.
What happens to children in Nigeria who were abducted by Boko Haram? Sarah Topol discusses the lives of those who have not escaped and are still controlled by the militant Islamist group.
Allison Shelley and Allyn Gaestel report on the silent crisis of abortion in Nigeria.
The journalist behind the Atlas of Pentecostalism explains the origins and techniques of a uniquely innovative reporting project.
What does it mean to apply soft power?
Nigerian journalist Ameto Akpe answers questions via video on government accountability, and water and sanitation. You can watch here.
Nigerian journalist Ameto Akpe to answer your questions via video on government accountability, and water and sanitation. Submit your question today!
Mapping Makoko was announced as a shortlist candidate for the 2020 Sigma Award for Open Data.
What are the challenges to ending AIDS? "Far From Over," a series supported by the Pulitzer Center for PBS NewsHour exploring societal stigma against HIV/AIDS, was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Pulitzer Center grantee received One World Media Award for Digital Media for his coverage of Nigeria's persecution of children accused of witchcraft.
How is religion used to foster peace and healing in active conflict societies?
Ellison wins Innovation award for his interactive graphic novel illustrating the fates of Nigerian children accused of witchcraft.
Ellison's multimedia graphic novel, showcasing accused child 'witches' in Nigeria, was nominated for this year's online Drum awards.
This week: Nigerian children face abuse at the hands of religious leaders and family members, El Salvadorian gang members find their escape through the church, and what can be seen paddling down a river in Myanmar.
A special series supported by the Pulitzer Center for Science magazine and PBS NewsHour.
This week: four boys escape from Boko Haram's army; the impact of Venezuela's food shortage on kids; and the debate on whether to use affordable, yet unreliable cancer screening tests in Haiti.
Recent reporting on former Boko Haram child soldiers by grantees Sarah Topol and Glenna Gordon was highlighted by Poynter's James Warren.
For female reporters covering conflict, being pigeonholed to report "women's issues" is one of many unique challenges.
This week: the lives of refugees throughout Europe and beyond, the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram, Russian hacking in Eastern Europe, and the ICIJ wins the Pulitzer Prize.
Students learn about the techniques and value of oral history by looking at examples used in reporting, and developing their own projects by connecting historical events to their own community.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
This lesson introduces students to the individual experiences of child soldiers as well as larger issues like the impact of war on children through reporting on Boko Haram.
This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Students will examine the effect the discovery of a valuable resource such as oil has on the political culture of that country.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
In this lesson, students explore the causes and consequences of the fragile water and sanitation infrastructure in Nepal.