Our 15 Most Read Feature Stories Of 2021

Here are the special reports that most resonated with you, our readers, this year. They addressed issues ranging from the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria to raging insecurity in the Northwest, violent agitations in the Southeast, inter-ethnic skirmishes in the Southwest, and so on.

Seven Years On, Blood From Giwa Barracks Massacre Yet To Dry | ‘Kunle Adebajo

The Giwa Barracks massacre left a trail of injustice for the victims and damaging aftermath on those who survived. Seven years later, the Nigerian government remains silent on the incident.

How PTDF Delays Undergraduates’ Scholarship For 2 Years | Abiodun Jamiu

They were excited when they got the emails that said they have won the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) scholarship. But two years later, these students have a different story to tell.

Sit-At-Home (1): Inside The Killings, Destructions By ‘IPOB Militants’ In Southeast Nigeria | Adejumo Kabir

Residents in Southeast Nigeria narrate tales of sorrow over the killings and destruction of properties perpetrated by separatist militants as they enforced a controversial curfew.

Murder In The Lagoon: How Hospital Allegedly Killed Patient By Administering Expired Drug | Muhammed Akinyemi

Lagoon Hospital advertises itself as “the best hospital in Lagos,” Southwest Nigeria, but the reckless management of a patient nullifies this claim.

Guzamala: Nigeria’s Captured L.G.A. Where Non-State Actors Still Rule | Abdulkareem Haruna

The Nigerian government has repeatedly claimed that no portion of the country is under the total control of terrorists but the dire situation in Guzamala begs to differ. The L.G.A. in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria is under the total control of non-state actors.

Sex For Survival: Displaced, Orphaned, Underage… But Still Has To Fend For Herself | ‘Kunle Adebajo

A young, displaced girl, who lost siblings and both parents to Boko Haram terrorists, is forced to go into prostitution. She now raises two children all by herself in a Maiduguri displacement camp.

Displaced: Residents Struggle To Find New Home After Shasha Clash In Oyo State | Adebayo Abdul Rahman

Some of the former Shasha residents have moved to Iroko, also in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria.

How Corruption Affects Healthcare At The National Hospital Abuja | Nathaniel Bivan

Patient-staff bribery and payment to private accounts are common practices at the National Hospital, Abuja.

The Polarised City (3): Jos Settlement Where Drugs, Prostitution Bind Youths | Nathaniel Bivan

In Congo, located in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, North-central Nigeria, drugs and sex appear to create a bond among youths in a city where incessant ethno-religious violence has made a mockery of what it once stood for – a home of peace and tourism.

Relatively Few Women Have Been Detained At Giwa Barracks. Ya’ana Was There Twice | ‘Kunle Adebajo

The first time she was released from the detention centre, Ya’ana was told she would be locked up again if she ever narrated her ugly experience to anyone. But then, that is exactly what she does.

#EndSARS: Families Of Deceased, Wounded Recount Ordeal One Year After Protests | Adejumo Kabir

HumAngle met with families of persons who lost their lives and victims of gunshots in the violence that marred #EndSARS protests across Nigeria in Oct. 2020.

‘I Prefer Life With My Boko Haram Husband’: A Conflicted IDP’s Experience | ‘Kunle Adebajo

“I want to go back because I did not have to work for anything. Livelihood was better there.”

#Afaka39 Abduction (2): ‘Bandits Told Us They Could Laugh With Us And Still Kill Us’ | Nathaniel Bivan

It is less than a month since the release of 39 students kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka. Another victim and her family share their experience; HumAngle tells the story.

With ₦3,500, Sokoto Residents Buy Locally-made Guns As Insecurity Spikes In Nigeria’s Northwest | Abiodun Jamiu

“There was a week when bandits attacked us consecutively. We realised they were attacking us because we were not standing up to them.”

#BreketeFamily: How Nigerian Radio Show Has Built A Tribe Of Taxi  Drivers | Nathaniel Bivan

Beyond the studio of the popular human rights radio show, Brekete Family, there is a growing community of white and blue-collar workers, particularly taxi drivers, who owe their source of livelihood to the programme.

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