Torchlight Series

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

Lessons for Bida: Three approaches that may solve Niger state’s public sanitation dilemma


The Katsina family of Bida will probably never forget June 20th 2018. Just before 8 p.m. on that day, Mr. Farouk Katsina received an urgent…More

Before the first impact: How your little actions can save lives on Nigerian roads


On Monday, February 10, 2014, Mr. Celestine Chima kissed his two children, seven-year-old Goodluck and five-year-old Goodness goodbye and stepped out of his residence in…More

How “SatComms Tablets” are reviving primary healthcare in Kano State


A few mothers are seated with the Health Officer-in-Charge of Sumaila Yamma Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC), who has just finished post-natal counseling. Bilikis, a second-time…More

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