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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Investing in Nigeria

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

    2. February 12, 2015

      Nigeria: Power struggle

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

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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 —...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. October 19, 2014

      Release of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls in the balance

      Top Nigerian officials have taken a gamble by declaring a ceasefire with Boko Haram extremists and heralding a deal to free...

    31. October 17, 2014

      Nigeria agrees ceasefire with Boko Haram

      Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram and secured a deal for the release of 219 schoolgirls held by the...

    32. October 15, 2014

      Muhammadu Buhari declares Nigerian presidential bid

      Nigeria’s former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, has formally launched a fresh attempt to return to power in elections in...

    33. October 11, 2014

      Chinese workers among 27 Boko Haram hostages freed in Cameroon

      YAOUNDE, Oct 11 – Twenty-seven hostages seized by suspected militants from Boko Haram in Cameroon this year, including 10...

    34. October 5, 2014

      Better governance is the only sustainable solution for Africa

      When I first started talking about the potential for investment and business opportunities in Africa some 20 years ago, I...

    35. The World

      October 3, 2014

      The Boko Haram Hydra

      Abubakar Shekau has been killed and resurrected so many times now he is using up his proverbial nine lives . The leader of...

    36. October 1, 2014

      Nigeria claims success against Boko Haram

      Nigeria is “turning the tide” against Islamist extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday after a string of...

    37. September 9, 2014

      Boko Haram opens new front against Nigerian forces

      A son of Olusegun Obasanjo, the former Nigerian president, has been shot and injured in an attempt by government forces to...

    38. September 5, 2014

      Boko Haram gains ground around Maiduguri

      Inhabitants of the largest city in Nigeria’s north east are braced for a possible assault by Boko Haram extremists after...

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