According to United Nations figures, about 220 million women in the developing world who do not want to get pregnant, cannot get reliable access to contraception.
The refineries are aimed at replacing Nigeria's decaying refining infrastructure, which has turned the country into a net importer.
In Nigeria, overpopulation is a definite problem. Cutting down on fertility rates would help, but the government must choose the right plan of attack.
Nigeria is one of the world's top oil producers, but the industry is controlled by the state and corruption at both the local and national level have halted most economic and social development.
These unnamed new tactics could include a dialog between the government and Boko Haram, however on Sunday Jonathan again said that he would not talk to the insurgents unless they came forward with a list of specific demands
The U.S. government is expected to formally apply a foreign terrorist label Thursday to three alleged leading figures of the fanatic Nigerian Muslim group Boko Haram, officials said Wednesday evening.
Forbes has upped its wealth estimate for Aliko Dangote, founder and chief executive officer of the Dangote Group, to $11.2 billion.
Nigerian forces shot and killed at least 16 suspected Boko Haram militants during a firefight in the northern city of Maiduguri on Tuesday.
In the wake of two Nigerian airline crashes this weekend, it may seem that the country's aviation industry is in a dangerous tailspin. But the broader trends make a different case.
When a Dana Air plane crashed in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, it aroused concerns that, despite improvements made over the last five years, there are still major safety issues in the nation?s aviation industry.
Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno said on Tuesday that a regional security force must be established to stop Nigerian rebel group Boko Haram before it's too late.
Islamist rebel group Boko Haram unleashed another wave of terror in Nigeria over the weekend, attacking police officers in Taraba and opening fire on a university church service.
At least six people were killed in Nigeria on Thursday morning when suspected members of the Boko Haram rebel group attacked offices of ThisDay Newspapers.
The fuel sector probe -- which will be discussed in a live televised parliamentary session -- uncovered a litany of abuses, including allegations that fifteen oil importers collected more than $300 million without delivering a single drop of oil.
Nigerian rebels Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the Easter day bombing that killed up to three dozen people in the northern city of Kaduna.
Nigerian rebel group Boko Haram has established bomb-making factories in the southern state of Kogi, a sign that the group is spreading around the country and could be gaining strength.