Linus Unah

Freelance Journalist

Linus Unah is a Nigerian journalist with a penchant for long-form stories that go beyond the surface to offer in-depth coverage of issues on health, agriculture, education and technology.

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IRIN

In Nigeria, healing the scars of war might curtail its spread

It's often said that prevention is better than cure. But when it comes to the devastation wreaked upon civilians by armed groups, can cure serve as a form of prevention? For...

Ripples Nigeria

INVESTIGATION... 21 Days in NYSC Camps: How Nigeria frustrates its youths, as officials plunder...

Young Nigerian graduates from universities and polytechnics are often excited about the call to serve the nation. Every year, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) mobilises...

Aljazeera

In Nigeria, Anglophone Cameroonians turn to low paid labour

Agbokim Waterfalls, Nigeria - Stella Obi wakes every morning in search of odd jobs in Agbokim Waterfalls village in southern Nigeria's Cross River state. With a hoe and a...

The Development Set

Where Pregnancy Isn't A Death Sentence - The Development Set

Reproductive Health Toyin Alade cleans her own home every morning before hurrying off to visit the homes of pregnant women in the outskirts of Akure, a bustling city in the...

IRIN

Flood-ridden Nigeria farmers need more help adapting to climate change

Okechukwu Onwuma still remembers the painful day heavy floods destroyed his small farm in southern Nigeria's Delta State. "It was in November 2012, and the flood didn't spare...

The Christian Science Monitor

With few memories of Biafra War, young Nigerians renew calls for independence

When Nigeria's brutal Biafran War ended in 1970, Sopuru Amah's birth was still more than two decades away. The only knowledge the 22-year-old college student has of the war...

Bhekisisa

Nigeria's children tied up in a marriage knot

Poverty, traditions and no education means laws will do little to end the practice of child brides. When Halima Ibrahim got a marriage proposal, she didn't hesitate. A new and...

IRIN

Taking the fight against Boko Haram to the airwaves

Isolation helps propagate radicalisation, so providing information and giving an empowering voice to civilians helps reduce it. That's the idea behind a radio station...

NPR.org

They Quit Their Office Jobs To Teach Kids In A Camp For Displaced People

Zachariah Ibrahim dreams of being a pilot. That's not so unusual for a 13-year-old kid. But not that long ago, Zachariah didn't have many dreams for the future. Two young...

the Guardian

'I thought cancer was a disease for the elderly': tackling Nigeria's 80% mortality rate

After a long day's work at a law firm in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, 35-year-old Comfort Daniel returned to her apartment one cold evening in December 2014 and began to undress...