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  1. 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...

  2. June 22, 2014

    Governor’s election signals strength of ruling party in Nigeria

    Nigeria’s ruling People’s Democratic party has regained control of a state in the opposition-dominated southwest in a vote...

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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. June 12, 2014

    Goodluck Jonathan faces challenge from anti-corruption ex-general

    Muhammadu Buhari, who could emerge as the main challenger to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan at next year’s elections,...

  2. June 9, 2014

    Nigeria’s Jonathan still the man to beat despite leadership criticism

    Few African heads of state have experienced a drubbing at the hands of traditional and social media quite like Nigeria’s...

  3. June 8, 2014

    Nigeria’s ousted bank governor appointed emir of Kano

    Lamido Sanusi, the ousted governor of the central bank of Nigeria and one of the most outspoken critics of President...

  4. June 5, 2014

    Boko Haram kills dozens in assault on Nigerian villages

    Dozens of civilians have been massacred in three villages in Nigeria’s remote north east in the latest attacks carried out...

  5. May 21, 2014

    Pillar of west African security struggles to keep peace at home in Nigeria

    In the not so distant past Nigeria’s armed forces claimed to be the linchpin of west African security, better equipped and...

  6. May 20, 2014

    Judgment prompts fears over Nigerian central bank independence

    The independence of Nigeria’s central bank was jeopardised on Tuesday when an Abuja court dismissed a case against President...

  7. May 18, 2014

    Nigeria is failing its abducted girls

    It is six weeks since Boko Haram extremists abducted more than 200 teenage girls from their school in Nigeria’s remote...

  8. May 16, 2014

    France steps up efforts to bolster fight against Boko Haram

    France is stepping up international efforts to combat Boko Haram, hosting a hastily-convened meeting in Paris this weekend...

  9. May 6, 2014

    Nigeria’s feeble leaders confront fearsome demons

    The response of the Nigerian government to the abduction of more than 200 girls from a school in the northeast of the...

  10. May 5, 2014

    Security forces bar Lamido Sanusi from leaving Nigeria

    State security agents in Nigeria have barred Lamido Sanusi, the suspended governor of the central bank from leaving the...

  11. May 5, 2014

    Boko Haram leader threatens to sell abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria

    Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group, yesterday claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in...

  12. May 4, 2014

    Point-scoring by Nigeria’s ruling class obscures bigger picture

    Within 24 hours of a deadly bomb attack on a bus station in Abuja, and on the same day as the shocking abduction of about...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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