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Armsfree Onomo Ajanaku

Armsfree Onomo Ajanaku works as a features writer with The Guardian, the acclaimed flagship of the Nigerian press. Since 2006 he has covered issues of the environment, development and the infrastructural challenges in different parts of the country.

Journalism by Armsfree Onomo Ajanaku

From melon to haircuts, prices rise for Nigerians


Odutuyo Muibat - Sunday Akinlolu | Panos London

Armsfree looks into the link between Nigerian fuel subsidies and the recent food price protests, and speaks with the Nigerians affected by these changes.

Nigerian delegates give their views on COP17


A boy washes clothes in an irrigation canal filled with water pumped from the River Yobe, which feeds Lake Chad. The lake is drying up, due largely to desertification as the Sahara advances southward | Panos Pictures

Nigerian journalist, Armsfree Onomo Ajanaku, speaks to delegates from his country as the UN COP17 climate change talks in Durban enter their final day. What are the main environmental threats they need to tackle and what do they hope to achieve from the negotiations?

Communicating climate change without the clutter


The sheer edge of the Equip Sermia glacier that calves into a fjord within the cluster of islands to the East of the famous Disko Bay. The glacier was photographed from the air on the West Greenland coast - Nick Cobbing | Panos Pictures

Armsfree Ajanaku tries to strip away some of the jargon common to climate change debates. Read the original article with the Climate Change Media Partnership

Replanting Nigeria’s tropical forest


Tree-felling has degraded Nigeria's once-rich forests - Bruce Paton | Panos Pictures

Nigeria, once at the heart of the tropical rainforest belt, has lost around 95 per cent of its forest cover and now imports 75 per cent of its timber. But an initiative – which calls on people living around the forest to repair the damage – is underway.