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    1. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2016

      Nigeria: Buhari is bottling it

      President Muhammadu Buhari can hardly be blamed for all of Nigeria’s woes. He inherited a difficult situation when he...

    2. March 30, 2016

      Nigeria’s battle against graft has a long way to go

      In Nigeria, there is a hashtag doing the rounds: #BringBack­Corruption. A tongue-in-cheek repudiation of the...

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    1. Investing in Nigeria

      Nigeria remains dependent on oil for hard currency earnings, and the economy, until re...
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    1. February 18, 2016

      50,000 Nigerians in danger of starving to death

      The UN has warned that 50,000 Nigerians, ensnared by an insurgency by Boko Haram that the government says has been all...

    2. February 8, 2016

      ‘Artificial’ forex rate hurts Nigeria’s Buhari, says Lamido Sanusi

      Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, risks exacerbating the country’s economic woes and undermining his government’s...

    3. February 7, 2016

      Nigeria: Boko Haram group changes its tactics

      Ruined, empty towns reclaimed by the army but not free from the threat of roaming militants. Huddled and hungry masses...

    4. January 21, 2016

      Nigeria strains to rebuild state attacked by Boko Haram

      Musa Inuwa Kubo has had time on his hands. As education commissioner for Borno state, the centre of Nigeria’s Boko...

    5. December 20, 2015

      Buhari faces test over Nigeria security chief’s corruption trial

      Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is facing the first big test of his anti-corruption campaign with the politically...

    6. December 15, 2015

      Clashes raise fears of sectarian strife in Nigeria

      Deadly clashes between the Nigerian army and members of the country’s Shia community have raised fears of an escalation...

    7. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2015

      The EU’s Africa Trust Fund must the beginning, not the end, of global investment to tackle migration

      This week, the EU and World Bank met to discuss development financing as a means of tackling some of the root causes of...

    8. November 25, 2015

      Muhammadu Buhari returns to fight new battles for Nigeria’s future

      It was only a few weeks into Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency that murmurs of impatience started echoing around Nigeria’s...

    9. November 25, 2015

      Boko Haram fighters defy military crackdown

      President Muhammadu Buhari says Boko Haram is on the brink of defeat in its heartland in the north-east. But a recent...

    10. November 18, 2015

      Nigerian president accuses ex-adviser over siphoning arms funds

      Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has accused his predecessor’s national security adviser of involvement in stealing...

    11. November 18, 2015

      Boko Haram bombing kills 32 in northern Nigeria

      Four days after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited the northeastern city of Yola and declared that the...

    12. November 12, 2015

      Echoes of Europe’s refugee crisis in north Nigeria

      Ibrahim Bilal was a wealthy man by the standards of Nigeria’s impoverished north-east. Until a year ago, the farmer and...

    13. October 25, 2015

      Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century, by Richard Bourne

      Nigeria is a place of superlatives. It is Africa’s most populous nation and its top oil producer. The continent’s...

    14. October 5, 2015

      Deprivation fuels extremist threat to Africa

      Jihadist groups controlling vast, poorly governed parts of sub-Saharan Africa may make fewer headlines than those...

    15. FT Data

      August 20, 2015

      Timeline: Boko Haram's deadly evolution

      Boko Haram’s deadly attacks have menaced Nigeria for the last five years, with hundreds of deadly attacks claiming...

    16. August 20, 2015

      Timeline: Boko Haram’s deadly evolution

      Boko Haram is an extremist militant group whose name translates as “western education is forbidden”. Active since 2002,...

    17. July 22, 2015

      US pledges to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram terrorists

      The US and Nigeria are to work more closely to tackle the Boko Haram extremist threat in west Africa as part of efforts...

    18. June 25, 2015

      Project aims to free captured Boko Haram members from sect’s grip

      In a dusty prison compound fringed by mango trees in northern Nigeria, Boko Haram militants give a rare glimpse into...

    19. June 16, 2015

      UK to ramp up support to Nigeria in battle against Boko Haram

      Britain plans to ramp up support to Nigeria’s new government in its battle with Boko Haram extremists, whose capacity...

    20. June 9, 2015

      Nigeria Senate defiance lays bare Muhammadu Buhari’s challenge

      Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, faced the first political storm since his inauguration when both the Senate...

    21. May 29, 2015

      Nigeria’s new president vows to rebuild country’s institutions

      Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, admitted the country’s economy was in a precarious state as a result of...

    22. May 28, 2015

      Timbuktu — film review

      “Important information!” blares the announcement across the desert city. “Smoking is forbidden! Music is forbidden!”...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      May 28, 2015

      Bosso border patrol

      Nigerien soldiers patrol in Bosso, near the Nigerian border. Niger has extended for three months the state of emergency...

    24. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The oil price plunge will curb output for years to come – global energy...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      May 6, 2015

      Rescued from Boko Haram

      A malnourished child rescued by Nigerian soldiers from the Islamist militants Boko Haram in the Sambisa Forest rests on...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. February 12, 2015

      Nigeria: Power struggle

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

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