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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. February 12, 2015

      Nigeria: Power struggle

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

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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