Watch: BBC Media Action's work in Nigeria's elections
In Nigeria, BBC Media Action runs a number of projects including radio shows that tackle maternal and neonatal health. A long-running radio drama as well as radio discussion programmes address governance issues.
All Nigeria projects
As part of the Inclusive Futures consortium, we’re working through media to improve knowledge of the rights of people with disabilities, and challenging stigma, discrimination and negative social norms related to people with disabilities.
We’re helping people in Nigeria become more involved in political processes and hold their leaders to account. With an emphasis on reaching young people, women, and people with disabilities, our content aims to ensure traditionally marginalised groups are heard.
Helping families and the wider community make informed decisions about childhood immunisation - with the aim of reducing preventable death and disability.
BBC Media Action's radio dramas and discussion shows are encouraging political accountability in Nigeria.
A multiplatform media project - running between 2014 and 2016 - aiming to stop two of the biggest killers of children under five in Nigeria.
Latest Nigeria publications and resources
Yahaya Abdul-Rahman and his wife Salamatu never miss an episode of radio health programme Ya Take Ne Arewa. Thanks to the Nigerian show, they've learned the importance of antenatal care, birth spacing and how to treat their water to make it safe to drink.
Due to a poor electricity supply, trader after trader was leaving Lugbe AMAC market in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja. But then the chair of the market appeared on an episode of radio show Talk Your Own – Make Naijia Better. She asked the minister of power to help and a week later a new transformer was installed.
A research summary examining which conflicts most concern Nigerians today and what they believe drives these conflicts.
Research summary about a project providing training to local radio stations to strengthen advocacy and good governance in Nigeria. Published in September 2012.
Research summary: Delivering civic and voter education through media to enhance democracy in Nigeria
Research insights from our project increasing citizens' knowledge and understanding of key electoral issues in Nigeria to achieve more inclusive and informed public discussion.