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    1. June 22, 2016

      The empty-chair syndrome in African leadership

      When Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese democracy advocate, won the Nobel Peace Prize, his award ceremony was overshadowed by an...

    2. June 16, 2016

      Nigeria changes course with painful devaluation

      Nigeria has lost a year. By imposing capital controls and sticking mulishly to a fixed exchange rate out of sync with...

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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. June 6, 2016

      Nigeria struggles to recover looted billions

      Nigeria’s government has recovered only a fraction of the more than $10bn it has identified as stolen, according to...

    2. May 30, 2016

      Nigeria: Running on empty

      In his former role as the managing director of one of Nigeria’s leading banks, Godwin Emefiele had a reputation for...

    3. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Nigeria lifts pump prices by 67% amid fuel shortage

      Amid shortages of fuel and hard currency, Nigeria’s government has raised pump prices by 67 percent, saying in a...

    4. May 6, 2016

      Chevron caught in Niger Delta crossfire

      Militants in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta have stepped up a campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari’s government,...

    5. February 29, 2016

      Renewed Delta violence reignites fears for Nigeria oil production

      Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta is seeing a renewed wave of attacks on the energy industry that threatens to disrupt...

    6. February 15, 2016

      NNPC unveils first accounts in decade

      Nigeria’s state oil company has not reported annual financial data on its profits, losses or spending for a decade. But...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. November 25, 2015

      Dynamic Nigerian diaspora chases glittering ambitions

      In her debut novel Sin Tropez, Aita Ighodaro drew on her experience as a fashion model to explore the complex...

    10. November 25, 2015

      Repairing Nigeria’s frayed international ties is a priority

      Fellow African governments were never quite sure what to make of Goodluck Jonathan when he was president of Nigeria....

    11. 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...

    12. November 15, 2015

      Nigerian cabinet hints at austere rule

      For the best part of six months Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has kept everyone guessing about how he will run...

    13. October 3, 2015

      Former Nigerian oil minister arrested in UK

      The former oil minister of Nigeria, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was arrested in London on Friday, according to several...

    14. September 20, 2015

      Former Nigerian finance minister takes up position with Lazard

      Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Nigerian finance minister, has announced she will be joining US investment bank...

    15. July 24, 2015

      Here comes Africa

      In March, Africa’s most populous nation provided one of the most poignant affirmations of the power of democracy since...

    16. 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...

    17. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2015

      Democratisation and the investment consequences for frontier markets

      March 28 this year was a date for the history books. It marked the first time the Nigerian presidential election had...

    18. 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...

    19. May 28, 2015

      Nigerian Akinwumi Adesina wins African Development Bank top job

      Nigeria’s long quest to take charge of the African Development bank was finally rewarded on Thursday when Akinwumi...

    20. May 28, 2015

      Q&A: Nigeria’s fuel shortage crisis

      As Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammdu Buhari prepares to take office at the end of this week, the country finds itself...

    21. May 25, 2015

      Fuel shortages cripple Nigeria

      Advisers to Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari are in talks with multinational oil companies in an effort to...

    22. May 13, 2015

      Unanswered questions on Nigeria’s missing oil revenue billions

      Just over a year ago President Goodluck Jonathan suspended me from my position as governor of the Central Bank of...

    23. The Exchange

      April 29, 2015

      The new-media tiger learns to roar in Nigeria

      Anyone familiar with Nigeria would know the jokes about our “plug-and-pray” internet. Outside urban centers such as...

    24. April 28, 2015

      Nigeria audit: state oil company siphoning oil revenues

      Nigeria’s state oil company is assuming “carte blanche” and spending nearly half the proceeds from crude oil sales...

    25. beyondbrics

      April 14, 2015

      State-level leadership in Nigeria holds key to future

      On the African continent, peaceful transitions of power through free and fair elections are a true rarity. Despite the...

    26. April 5, 2015

      ‘Jagaban’ cements reputation as Nigeria’s Svengali in Buhari win

      From his redoubt on Bourdillon road in upmarket Lagos, a man popularly known as the Jagaban cemented his reputation...

    27. April 1, 2015

      After initial euphoria, Buhari faces daunting task in Nigeria

      The dark clouds have lifted from Nigeria in the aftermath of Saturday’s fraught elections with a speed that has taken...

    28. April 1, 2015

      Relief and euphoria sweep Nigeria after Buhari election victory

      Nigeria celebrates Buhari’s victory Relief and euphoria have swept Nigeria since Muhammadu Buhari was declared the...

    29. March 31, 2015

      Buhari triumphs in historic Nigeria vote

      Muhammadu Buhari, the 72-year-old former military ruler, has won Nigeria’s presidential election, marking the first...

    30. 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...

    31. March 30, 2015

      Nigeria poll counts shows signs of ‘interference’, warn US and UK

      Britain and the US said there were signs of “deliberate political interference” in the counting of votes in Nigeria’s...

    32. 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...

    33. March 27, 2015

      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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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