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      Insults thrown as Nigeria nears end of divisive election campaign

      The two principals in Nigeria’s cutthroat battle for political supremacy have appealed jointly for peace at the end of one...

    2. March 20, 2015

      S&P downgrades Nigeria as oil price and poll risks stir concern

      Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Nigeria’s credit rating to B+ from BB-, citing the impact of seven months of declining oil...

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      Revised data show Nigeria’s economy is growing rapidly with gross domestic product muc...
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    1. March 12, 2015

      The missing audit into Nigeria’s missing billions

      Goodluck Jonathan’s presidency in Nigeria has been defined as much by what has gone missing as by what his government has...

    2. 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 Islamic...

    3. 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...

    4. February 23, 2015

      Nigerian voters without memories breed politicians without shame

      From the moment earlier this month when President Goodluck Jonathan announced that Nigeria’s elections were being postponed...

    5. February 23, 2015

      Nigeria oil minister open to publishing audit on ‘missing’ oil revenue

      Nigeria’s oil minister has said she is open to publishing the full findings of an investigation into allegations that...

    6. February 22, 2015

      President Goodluck Jonathan defies critics ahead of Nigeria polls

      Nigeria’s embattled president has insisted that rescheduled polls will go ahead on time and that should he be defeated, he...

    7. February 12, 2015

      Nigeria: Power struggle

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

    8. February 12, 2015

      Nigeria says crude oil audit answers critics

      Nigeria’s government has seized on an audit of the state oil company as it seeks to lay to rest allegations from a former...

    9. February 10, 2015

      Obasanjo raises alarm about Nigeria poll delay

      Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, has raised alarm about the postponement of presidential elections and has...

    10. February 9, 2015

      Nigerian markets plunge after postponement of elections

      The Nigerian currency plunged to a record low against the dollar on Monday and stocks continued their decline as investors...

    11. 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...

    12. February 6, 2015

      Recording raises army fears over Nigerian election

      A Nigerian military intelligence officer has warned of unease within the army about being used in a partisan way in...

    13. 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...

    14. February 3, 2015

      Nigeria audit into ‘missing’ oil revenues imminent as poll looms

      Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian president, has received a long awaited audit into billions of dollars of allegedly “missing”...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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