Amnesty urges probe over allegation Nigerian army secretly buried Shi’ites

April 13, 2016
Shi'ite Muslims take part in a rally to commemorate Ashura in Kano, Nigeria October 24, 2015. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the seventh century battle of Kerbala. REUTERS/Stringer - RTX1T20G

(Shi’ite Muslims take part in a rally to commemorate Ashura in Kano, Nigeria October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer)

Nigeria’s restive north | The Wider Image

February 11, 2016

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Piles of rubble are all that remain of the residence of Nigeria’s most prominent Shi’ite Muslim leader after it was demolished by bulldozers in the northern city of Zaria.

Family mourns Nigerian pilgrim who fled Boko Haram but died in Haj crush

October 9, 2015
(Mourners embrace each other as they pay their respects during a visit to the family of Bilikisu Yusuf, one of the victims of the stampede which occurred in Saudi Arabia's Mina, in Kaduna, Nigeria September 26, 2015. According to local media, Bilikisu was the former national leader of the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria as well as a veteran journalist. At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed on Thursday in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage for 25 years. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

(Mourners embrace as they pay their respects during a visit to the family of a victim of the stampede during the haj this year, in Kaduna, Nigeria September 26, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Ogun: Sacrifice to the iron god in Nigeria| The Wider Image

September 29, 2015
(Chief priest Gbenga Saala raises a cutlass to kill a dog during an annual prayer and sacrifice celebration of the iron god Ogun in Abuja, Nigeria, June 23, 2015. Every year worshippers offer a dog as sacrifice to Ogun, a traditional Nigerian deity, in hope of an auspicious year ahead. Taxi drivers, blacksmiths, panel beaters and mechanics - trades that depend on metal for their livelihood - pay homage to Ogun, led by high priest Gbenga Saala. As part of the ceremony, the priest pours the dog’s blood on symbols of these workers’ trade: keys, spanners and other tools piled up in a metal barrel. Picture taken June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

(Chief priest Gbenga Saala raises a cutlass to kill a dog during an annual prayer and sacrifice celebration of the iron god Ogun in Abuja, Nigeria, June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Morocco recalls ambassador to Nigeria over phone pitch to Muslims ruse

March 12, 2015
(A banner campaigning for Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is seen in front of a building in Yenagoa in Nigeria's delta region March 1, 2015. Jonathan's flagship reform policies -- power and farming -- have not hugely benefited the delta. Power privatisation has yet to translate to more kilowatts on the grid anywhere, while reforms to farming, especially cutting corrupt middle men out of a state fertiliser scheme, has disproportionately benefited the north, where the vast majority of agriculture happens. Even so, the mere fact the president is from the delta is enough for many to feel historic injustices are being righted. Picture taken March 1, 2015. To match Insight NIGERIA-ELECTION/DELTA REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

(A banner campaigning for Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan is seen in front of a building in Yenagoa in Nigeria’s delta region March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

Nigeria’s megachurches: a hidden pillar of Africa’s top economy

October 15, 2014
(Bishop David Oyedepo (C), founder of the Living Faith Church, also known as the Winners' Chapel, conducts a service for worshippers in the auditorium of the church in Ota district, Ogun state, some 60 km (37 miles) outside Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos September 28, 2014. Hundreds of millions of dollars change hands each year in Nigeria's popular Pentecostal "megachurches", which are modelled on their counterparts in the United States. Some of these churches can hold more than 200,000 worshippers and, with their attendant business empires, they constitute a significant section of the economy, employing tens of thousands of people and raking in tourist dollars, as well as exporting Christianity globally. To match Insight NIGERIA-MEGACHURCHES/ Picture taken September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye )

(Bishop David Oyedepo (C), founder of the Living Faith Church, also known as the Winners’ Chapel, conducts a service for worshippers in Ota district, Ogun state, some 60 km (37 miles) outside Lagos September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye )

No Saudi ban over Ebola for Nigerians going on haj – Arab News

September 9, 2014
(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage, in the holy city of Mecca October 17, 2013. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the Haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa )

(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage, in the holy city of Mecca October 17, 2013. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa )

Killing and preaching, Nigerian Islamist militants carve out their “caliphate”

September 9, 2014
(Girls recite Quranic verses at an Islamic school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney )

(Girls recite Quranic verses at an Islamic school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney)

Nigeria opens its long-awaited battle of ideas against Boko Haram

July 31, 2014
(A teacher at Maska Road Islamic School teaches Hadith excerpts in a classroom in Kaduna, July 16, 2014. In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, Maska Road Islamic School teaches a creed that condemns the violent ideology of groups like Boko Haram. The school is steadfast in preaching tolerance to its pupils, and the government is about to adopt this message in a new strategy for containing Boko Haram, which has killed thousands in a five-year campaign for an Islamic state. Picture taken July 16, 2014. To match Insight NIGERIA-BOKO HARAM/ REUTERS/Joe Penney)

(A teacher at Maska Road Islamic School teaches Hadith excerpts in a classroom in Kaduna, July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney)

Protests erupt over new Emir of Kano, Nigeria’s second-highest Islamic authority

June 10, 2014
(Nigeria's central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi attends an interview with Reuters at the World Islamic Economic Forum in London October 30, 2013. Nigeria's central bank now wants inflation in a range between 6-9 percent, its governor Sanusi told Reuters on Wednesday, lowering the regulator's previous target of simply keeping it under 10 percent. To match Interview NIGERIA-INFLATION/ REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

(Nigeria’s former central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi at the World Islamic Economic Forum in London October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)