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Life as a Widow: Four Nigerians Share Their Stories

Region: Nigeria

Topics: CultureHuman Rights

For women in Nigeria, the death of a spouse is compounded by the cultural demands of widowhood. Many are stigmatized, blamed for their husband’s death and displaced from their marital home.

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Nigerian Scholar Creates an Online Home for Yoruba Names

Region: Nigeria

Topics: BusinessCulture

Nigerian teacher Kola Tubosun began curating Yoruba names while studying linguistics and African languages at the University of Ibadan. With the help of volunteers and crowdsourcing contributors, he is creating an online compendium of Yoruba names with meanings and aural pronunciations. Yoruba scholars say such work is vital to preserving the language of one of Africa’s largest ethnic groups.

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Increased Focus on Sex Promotes Education, Contraceptive Sales on Valentine’s Day

Region: AfricaNigeria

Topics: CultureEducationHealth

Young people debate whether sexual activity increases on Valentine’s Day as retailers cite an increase in contraceptive sales.

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Facial Marking Tradition Fades in Nigeria

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Facial Marking Tradition Fades in Nigeria

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Nigerians Honor Former Chief, Celebrate Cultural Heritage During Eyo Festival

Region: Nigeria

Topics: Culture

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Women’s World Cup Begins, Female Athletes in Nigeria Demand Equality in Sports

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