Torchlight Series

Simple but effective: The community mobilisers driving immunization in Borno State


Polio immunization in Nigeria has arguably received more consistent publicity than any other disease. The focus on eradicating polio via immunization has often taken centre…More

Identify and Report: How grassroots informants accelerated the end of polio in Niger state


The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying…More

Displaced but Determined in Borno; Exclusive Breastfeeding in the midst of a humanitarian crisis


The Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Maiduguri is home to over 30,000 people. It is one of several IDP camps in Borno State…More

Can community organisations lead in taking sexual health education to rural areas?


As the nation’s seat of power, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is usually associated with splendour. This opinion about the city is often formed by…More

The last mile: On the frontlines of polio eradication in Kano State


In August 2016, the last poliovirus case in Nigeria was diagnosed in Monguno Local Government Area in the North-Eastern state of Borno. Since then, those…More

From Onitsha to Silicon Valley: Teen girls’ app may save Nigerians from fake drugs


Save a Soul, a team of five students from the Regina Pacis Secondary School Onitsha in Anambra State, won a place in this year’s global…More