Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic in West Africa, it is the country with the fastest population growth in the world.
The country is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups. Its terror organization Boko Haram dominates international news headlines. This page collates DW's latest content related to Nigeria.
Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency has warned. Famine has been declared in South Sudan.
Nigeria is Africa's largest economy. For years, revenue from the sale of petroleum has pumped billions into the state's coffers - and yet the majority of Nigerians are living in poverty. A few elites are getting rich of it - often through corruption.
Balaraba Ramat Yakubu defies traditional ideas about submissive, subjugated women living in areas under Islamic rule. Despite coming from the religiously conservative north of Nigeria, she's become one the leading lights in a genre known as love literature.