The Niger Delta is home to thousands of illegal small-scale oil refineries, seen as a danger to both the environment and the local population. But a recent military crackdown on thousands of refineries in the southern swamps has raised tensions.
Investigative journalists have found the World Bank is still heavily investing in fossil fuel projects. DW's Fanny Facsar reports from Lagos where the lender granted loans to what's going to be the largest oil refinery.
In Nigeria's Niger Delta, gas flares are killing crops, polluting water and damaging human health. The Nigerian government has promised to tackle the problem — but new data shows flaring has even gone up.
As Nigerians prepare to vote in presidential elections, DW looks at the players, the key issues and what role young people are playing in the political sphere.
International observers have condemned accusations of violence and intimidation during the highly-contested state elections. State governors wield a considerable amount of power and influence in Nigerian politics.
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