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    1. 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...

    2. November 25, 2014

      Nigeria devalues currency as oil prices drop

      Nigeria has devalued its currency by nearly 10 per cent and raised interest rates to record levels, in one of the clearest...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. October 7, 2014

      Nigeria shows that Ebola is not unstoppable

      When the Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer arrived at Lagos airport on July 20, he immediately collapsed. Rushed to hospital,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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