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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Catholic response to coronavirus in Nigeria varies

Different diocese in Nigeria, the first sub-Saharan African country to report cases of novel coronavirus, are taking varying actions to keep it from spreading via churches or worship services.

Nigerian Christians divided by conference on witchcraft

An international conference in Nigeria aimed to demystify the concept of witchcraft; it led to protests, controversy and division among many Christian Nigerians.

Trump's visa ban on Nigeria seen as possible blessing in disguise

About 30,000 Nigerians overstayed their non-immigrant visa in the U.S. in 2018, making them the third largest defaulters behind Venezuelans and Brazilians. However, some analysts insist that the ban is a way of reducing the number of Nigerians coming to the U.S.

Nigerian Catholics protest bills aiming to regulate social media

Two social media bills are generating debates in Nigeria. Opponents say the legislation is meant to suppress freedom of expression — to such an extent that one of the bills seeks the death penalty for offenders.