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    1. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2015

      In remembrance of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

      The Empire State Building is lit in red and purple in New York as part of efforts to bring attention to the 219 missing...

    2. March 31, 2015

      Nigeria Q&A: Impact of a Buhari victory

      Nigeria on Tuesday recorded one of the most significant political events on the continent since the 1994 election of Nelson...

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      Revised data show Nigeria’s economy is growing rapidly with gross domestic product muc...
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    1. March 29, 2015

      Nigeria extends voting after tech problem hits polling stations

      Tensions were building in Nigeria on Sunday as partial results from presidential elections, posted unofficially on the...

    2. March 26, 2015

      Africa’s soldiers of fortune join fight against Boko Haram

      A cast resembling the South African guns for hire who inspired the Hollywood thriller Blood Diamond is starring in Nigeria’s...

    3. March 25, 2015

      Fears for missing women and children after Nigerian rebels flee

      About 500 women and children are missing from the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak which was liberated from Boko Haram...

    4. March 22, 2015

      ‘Boko Haram: Inside Nigeria’s Unholy War’, by Mike Smith

      Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has seized attention for an insurgency that has...

    5. March 18, 2015

      Boko Haram squeezed as Nigeria offensive gathers pace

      Nigerian government troops have forced Boko Haram extremists out of all but three local government areas in the north...

    6. The Exchange

      March 12, 2015

      The war against Boko Haram

      Last week Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic...

    7. March 8, 2015

      Nigeria’s Boko Haram declares allegiance to Isis

      LONDON — Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    8. The World

      February 25, 2015

      Five dangerous weeks for Nigeria

      The postponement of Nigeria’s presidential elections on security grounds has flushed into the open scenarios reminiscent...

    9. beyondbrics

      February 19, 2015

      Guest post: reforming the Nigerian economy in the era of low oil

      By Charles Okeahalam, AGH Capital Nigeria is facing a number of difficulties, most notably the absence of security in the...

    10. February 15, 2015

      Nigeria military hits back at Boko Haram

      As Nigerian political infighting intensifies over the postponement of general elections on security grounds, the country’s...

    11. February 12, 2015

      Nigeria: Power struggle

      The billboards bearing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign slogan — “continuity” — are plastered everywhere,...

    12. beyondbrics

      February 12, 2015

      Guest post: Nigeria needs more than Goodluck

      By Kevin Daly, Aberdeen Asset Management If you are a young Nigerian, life was already hard enough before the price of oil...

    13. February 8, 2015

      Nigeria delays elections over security fears

      The postponement of Nigerian elections offers President Goodluck Jonathan a chance to regain the initiative in the face of a...

    14. February 5, 2015

      Boko Haram kills more than 100 in Cameroon, says local leader

      YAOUNDE/ACCRA, February 4 — Boko Haram fighters have killed more than 100 people in the north Cameroon town of Fotokol,...

    15. February 4, 2015

      Fears for credibility of Nigeria poll grow

      Doubts about whether Nigeria can hold credible elections as scheduled on February 14 are growing with almost 25m of 68.8m...

    16. February 1, 2015

      The gathering threat to Africa of Boko Haram

      It has been clear for some time that Nigeria alone cannot contain the insurgency raging in its impoverished northeast and...

    17. Nick Butler

      February 1, 2015

      The dangerous tragedy of Nigeria

      News has diminished value if it comes from far away. Just as terrorism gets more coverage if it occurs in Paris, much of the...

    18. January 29, 2015

      Pressure grows for African force to tackle Nigeria insurgency

      Nigeria is under growing international pressure to accept a new African Union force to contain the terrorist insurgency...

    19. January 21, 2015

      Expect the worst, hope you are wrong

      It must be hard being a scenario planner when reality proves more dramatic than anything your imagination could come up...

    20. January 21, 2015

      Nigeria introduces tighter curbs on currency

      Nigerian foreign exchange dealers have agreed to introduce a stricter trading curb in order to stem large fluctuations in...

    21. January 19, 2015

      The ‘war on terror’ is going backwards

      The “global war on terror” was shot down in a hail of ridicule. Sceptics scoffed that President George W Bush’s GWOT was not...

    22. January 19, 2015

      Nigeria’s naira sinks to record low on unrest in election run-up

      Nigeria’s naira slumped to a record low on Monday as falling oil prices, political turbulence and escalating violence by...

    23. January 15, 2015

      Satellite images reveal scale of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

      Amnesty International has released satellite images showing the shocking scale of destruction wreaked on the Nigerian town...

    24. January 12, 2015

      Nigeria decries muted response to Boko Haram outrages

      Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria launched a cross-border assault into Cameroon on Monday, as the stark contrast between the...

    25. January 12, 2015

      Extremist attacks not just in France but in Nigeria and Yemen too

      For the past six days the west’s attention has been transfixed by the murderous attacks in Paris that left 17 people —...

    26. January 10, 2015

      Nigerian forces battle to reclaim Baga from Boko Haram

      Nigerian ground and air forces are battling to reclaim the remote north eastern town of Baga after what Amnesty...

    27. January 9, 2015

      Boko Haram kills more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

      More than 100 people have been killed in a massacre in northeastern Nigeria as the spreading insurgency by Boko Haram...

    28. January 1, 2015

      Boko Haram insurgency creates humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

      When Boko Haram strikes, it has the effect of a forest fire, driving every living thing before it in a panicked stampede....

    29. December 26, 2014

      Take a stand against the armies of ignorance

      Peshawar? So 2014. So last year. No it isn’t. Peshawar is forever. If the world has any conscience and any courage, the...

    30. December 23, 2014

      Boko Haram blamed for 28 deaths in Nigeria bomb blasts

      At least 28 people were killed in two Nigerian cities on Monday in bomb blasts that have been blamed on a Boko Haram wave of...

    31. December 12, 2014

      Women of 2014: Hadiza Bala Usman

      It started with an email copied to a few dozen friends and contacts, and fast became a worldwide phenomenon. After the...

    32. December 11, 2014

      Former military leader Buhari set to challenge Nigeria’s Jonathan

      Muhamadu Buhari, Nigeria’s former military ruler, has emerged as the presidential candidate for the main opposition...

    33. December 1, 2014

      Boko Haram extremists storm Nigerian city

      Nigerian security forces scrambled to defend Damaturu, the capital of the north eastern state of Yobe on Monday after Boko...

    34. November 28, 2014

      Bomb attacks kill dozens outside mosque in Nigeria

      Multiple bomb blasts have killed dozens as they gathered for Friday prayers outside the central mosque in Kano, northern...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      November 28, 2014

      Fighting Boko Harem

      A group of Nigerian traditional hunters and vigilantes gather on vehicles on their way to engage Boko Haram militants in...

    36. November 17, 2014

      Nigeria’s chaotic strategy against Boko Haram is failing

      In Potiskum, a northern Nigerian town, hundreds of schoolchildren last Monday stood on their assembly ground with their...

    37. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2014

      Guest post: what can be done about the huge challenges facing education in Nigeria?

      By Wale Tinubu of Oando PLC The tragic case of the more than 250 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria has...

    38. October 20, 2014

      Nigeria saw off Ebola but fraud and Boko Haram plague country

      Nigeria has had many battles on its hands this year but only one resounding victory: against Ebola. By Monday, six weeks had...

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