Patrick Egwu is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Nigeria who reports on global health, education, religion, conflict and other development issues in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. He has been published in African Arguments, FT's This is Africa, Ozy, BRIGHT Magazine, and IJNet, among others.

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In Nigeria's overcrowded prisons, Catholic group frees inmates through free legal services

Nigerian prison conditions have been described as deplorable, and the number of inmates awaiting trial is high. The Catholic Institute for Development, Justice and Peace regularly visits the four prisons in Enugu to provide legal services so people's cases can move forward.

Sisters' school fills an education gap in rural Nigerian community

Global Sisters Report: The Notre Dame de Namur Sisters who run the primary school "see how these children defy the odds and trek long distances to school and how eager they are to learn."

Nigerian priests face increasing threat of kidnapping, murder

There has been a wave of kidnappings in Nigeria over the years, targeting politicians, foreigners and individuals from wealthy homes. More recently, kidnappers have shifted their attention toward priests.

In Nigeria, Daughters of Divine Love give hope to abandoned children

Global Sisters Report: Charity Home, run by the Daughters of Divine Love, provides food, shelter, clothing, and medical and education services to homeless or abandoned children and children from poor families across Nigeria.