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  1. March 27, 2014

    Boko Haram insurgency affects 3m in northeast Nigeria, says relief agency

    More than a thousand people have been killed in northeast Nigeria since January and at least 3m have been affected by the...

  2. March 17, 2014

    Suspended Nigeria banker issues rebuttal of misconduct claims

    The suspended governor of Nigeria’s central bank has issued a 27-page rebuttal to allegations of “gross misconduct” and...

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    Nigeria’s leadership may waver on vital economic reforms but business people are playi...
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  1. March 11, 2014

    Cyber sleuths link Nigeria leader’s aide to Sanusi smear campaign

    Smearing opponents is a tactic as old as politics itself. But an aide to Goodluck Jonathan, president of Nigeria, may have...

  2. March 10, 2014

    Finding Nigeria’s missing billions

    If the findings of Nigeria’s suspended central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, are indeed accurate, one of the biggest heists...

  3. beyondbrics

    February 24, 2014

    Nigeria: will Jonathan break the unwritten rule and run again?

    If you’re looking for clues over whether Goodluck Jonathan is going to break party policy by running again for the Nigerian...

  4. February 21, 2014

    Nigeria central bank governor vows to challenge his suspension

    Nigeria’s outgoing central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, says he will challenge the legality of his suspension by President...

  5. beyondbrics

    February 21, 2014

    Nigeria's new cen bank chief: will investors wait?

    If Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, showed his ruthless side by removing central bank governor Lamido Sanusi on...

  6. February 21, 2014

    Wall Street ends week on softer note

    Friday 21:10 GMT. A renewed sense of optimism about the US economy helped keep February’s global equity rally intact,...

  7. February 20, 2014

    Investors view shock move to suspend Sanusi as Nigerian own goal

    Lamido Sanusi has long been the proverbial gnat in Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan’s ear, a constant irritation and...

  8. February 20, 2014

    Nigeria suspends central bank governor Lamido Sanusi

    President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the governor of Nigeria’s central bank whose revelations about alleged...

  9. beyondbrics

    February 20, 2014

    Nigeria: central bank governor suspended for "recklessness"

    Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan showed his teeth on Thursday, suspended central bank governor Lamido Sanusi with...

  10. February 18, 2014

    Nigeria’s missing petrol billions

    Corruption in Nigeria has fed for generations on state monopolies that encourage failure on a grand scale. Yet each time...

  11. February 12, 2014

    Nigeria bank governor alleges oil subsidy racket

    Nigeria’s central bank governor has exposed a multibillion-dollar subsidy racket inside the state-owned oil company that may...

  12. January 16, 2014

    Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan changes military and party leaders

    President Goodluck Jonathan has shaken up Nigeria’s military command and announced the resignation of the ruling People’s...

  13. beyondbrics

    January 7, 2014

    Nigeria: on the up, but with political risks

    Nigeria looks set to become Africa’s biggest economy in the medium term, and with its large population and growing consumer...

  14. December 11, 2013

    Mentor adds to Nigeria president’s woes amid missing $50bn

    The in-tray of Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, has been filling up with some potent mail in recent weeks. In just...

  15. beyondbrics

    November 22, 2013

    Nigeria power sale: moving the goalposts?

    Back in September, to much fanfare, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan officially handed over share certificates and...

  16. November 18, 2013

    Nigeria sees strong growth but oil account fears rise

    Nigeria’s economy expanded at the fastest rate this year in the third quarter, but the country’s fiscal situation has...

  17. October 10, 2013

    Business invests in future as Nigeria stumbles on

    On the morning of 30 September, President Goodluck Jonathan was in celebratory mood. At his villa in Abuja he handed over...

  18. October 10, 2013

    Nigeria opposition challenges ruling PDP

    Since the end of military rule in 1999, the People’s Democratic Party has dominated Nigerian politics. Now its unchallenged...

  19. October 10, 2013

    Northern Nigeria: in search of economic vision

    It is a pattern familiar to pre-election periods in Nigeria. Politicians from one or other part of the country start...

  20. October 10, 2013

    Hopes high for Nigeria power privatisation

    The era of one of Nigeria’s most damaging rackets could just be drawing to a close. In early October, President Goodluck...

  21. October 7, 2013

    Patronage politics boosts demand for dollars in Nigeria

    Managing a monetary system is hard work in any country. But in Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, central bank governor, has an...

  22. September 30, 2013

    Nigerian power facilities turn private

    Nigeria has officially handed over legal control of 15 state-owned electricity companies to their new owners, capping a...

  23. beyondbrics

    September 11, 2013

    Nigeria: Jonathan's show of authority as 9 ministers sacked

    Unlike some of his predecessors, Nigeria’s mild-mannered president is not renowned for wielding a big stick. So it was...

  24. September 1, 2013

    Nigeria’s ruling party splinters

    Nigeria’s ruling party splintered on Saturday, dealing a blow to President Goodluck Jonathan’s hopes of winning another term...

  25. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2013

    New York headlines

    * GSK admits possible wrongdoing in China * Bumi shares see turbulent return to trading * Market for dim sum bonds goes cold...

  26. July 21, 2013

    Nigerian state governor steps up dispute with Goodluck Jonathan

    A Nigerian state governor has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of turning the ruling party into a “one-man show” and of...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    July 10, 2013

    Preparation for the presidents, Beijing

    Wang Zhao/AFP Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and Chinese president Xi...

  28. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2013

    Week ahead, July 8 - 12

    Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria visits China as Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan departs; the UN Security Council is busy debating...

  29. May 20, 2013

    Global Insight: Nigeria welcomes Goodluck Jonathan’s offensive against Boko Haram

    Nigerians arriving in Abuja, the capital, are greeted by a billboard urging them to “pass the ball to your God-given leader...

  30. May 15, 2013

    Nigeria declares emergency in states hit by Islamists

    Islamist insurgents have for the first time taken over parts of northeast Nigeria and now pose a “very serious threat to...

  31. beyondbrics

    April 29, 2013

    Further reading: in the tea leaves

    Monday’s picks from beyondbrics: the Carribean’s debt mountain; betting on Macau; international buyers for African art; the...

  32. beyondbrics

    April 18, 2013

    London headlines

    * Brazil raises interest rates * Nigeria seeks talks with insurgents * EM consumers take a bit of a rest * US backs call for...

  33. April 17, 2013

    Nigeria seeks talks with insurgents

    Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, moved closer to offering amnesty to Islamist insurgents in the country’s north on...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2013

    Shell warns of Nigeria crisis with oil theft at three-year high

    The head of Shell’s Nigerian oil unit has warned that Africa’s largest oil producing country is in crisis as a result of a...

  35. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2013

    Nigeria's budget: oil optimism pits spenders against savers

    Nigeria’s long-delayed 2013 budget was finally signed off on Monday by president Goodluck Jonathan, ending months of...

  36. February 8, 2013

    Health workers gunned down in Nigeria

    KANO, Nigeria, February 8 – Gunmen on motorbikes shot dead nine health workers who were administering polio vaccinations in...

  37. beyondbrics

    January 25, 2013

    Nigeria: food ambition, less action

    Nigeria’s economy remains hooked on oil revenues, but its government is hoping agriculture might help ween it off. Around...

  38. January 22, 2013

    Africa: Continent’s twin poles on different trajectories

    Sub-Saharan Africa’s voice on the global stage has been strongest in the past decade and a half when its two most powerful...

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