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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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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

    June 4, 2014

    Nigeria stock exchange flies in spite of Boko Haram, with help from MSCI

    Nigeria is receiving a large influx in foreign portfolio flows in spite of investors’ unease following the terror campaign...

  2. beyondbrics

    May 22, 2014

    Guest post: frontier markets - more profitable, less volatile

    By Tomás Guerrero, ESADE Business School In the last months, some isolated events such as the suspension of the Nigerian...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. May 4, 2014

    Nigeria’s central bank and state clash over ‘missing billions’

    The extent of central bank independence – and of the judicial arm of the state – has come under question in a series of...

  6. May 4, 2014

    Reforms prompted by Nigeria’s central bank boost professionalism

    In the upmarket Lagos suburb of Lekki lies a digital vision of Nigeria’s banking future. At the Ikota branch of Access Bank,...

  7. March 12, 2014

    Recent setbacks will not undo Nigeria’s progress

    Allegations of unremitted oil revenues, and leadership changes at the central bank, have attracted a great deal of the wrong...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. February 13, 2014

    Nigeria pledges forensic audit of oil revenues

    Nigeria will carry out a forensic audit of the way the state oil company allocates fuel subsidies and accounts for some...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. December 16, 2013

     Jonathan feels the heat over big shortfall in oil funds

    By any standard, $50bn is a lot of money. So in the days since a leaked letter from Nigeria’s central bank governor pointed...

  22. October 10, 2013

    Ecobank Nigeria drama echoes across Africa

    Nigeria has had its fair share of banking dramas in the decade or so since the sector began to take off. Cecilia Ibru played...

  23. 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...

  24. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2013

    Sanusi: Nigerian 'rates more likely to go up than down'

    As African central bank governors go, few have a higher profile than Lamido Sanusi – and few have courted more controversy....

  25. beyondbrics

    April 24, 2013

    What's the impact of China's slowdown on Africa?

    The China-Africa debate is never far away. Lamido Sanusi, governor of Nigeria’s central bank, recently wrote in the FT of a...

  26. beyondbrics

    April 18, 2013

    Nigeria: down goes inflation - but not rates (yet)

    After years of persistently high inflation, you would think taming the beast would be cause for celebration. Not in Nigeria...

  27. April 5, 2013

    Africa and China are good for each other

    Lamido Sanusi, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, wrote in a recent article for the Financial Times that China’s...

  28. March 11, 2013

    Africa told to view China as competitor

    Africa must shake off its romantic view of China and accept Beijing is a competitor as much as a partner and capable of the...

  29. beyondbrics

    February 15, 2013

    Nigeria: hot money? No worries

    Hot money are two words that would usually make central bankers cringe. Not in Nigeria though. Even as foreign inflows into...

  30. beyondbrics

    January 29, 2013

    Nigeria to China: we want to climb up the value chain

    Is the honeymoon of the unofficial Africa-China wedding over? Last week, the Nigerian Central Bank voiced its discontent...

  31. October 10, 2012

    Nigeria markets chief feels the heat

    When Arunma Oteh accepted the job of cleaning up Nigeria’s capital markets, she believed her 22-year absence from the...

  32. beyondbrics

    August 30, 2012

    Nigeria: N5,000 note, unwelcome change?

    The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced plans to introduce a 5,000 naira note as part of a currency...

  33. beyondbrics

    August 1, 2012

    Nigeria's banks: expanding too fast after the cleanup?

    After the crisis of 2009, Nigeria’s banking system has been cleaned up, with the sector performing impressively this year....

  34. June 7, 2012

    Emerging markets in credit ratings call

    Emerging market debt has historically been considered a niche, risky asset. Yet the weakening creditworthiness of many...

  35. June 6, 2012

    Nigeria’s central bank warns on autonomy

    The governor of Nigeria’s central bank has warned that its independence will be badly compromised if parliament is allowed...

  36. April 25, 2012

    Nigeria bank chief urges fuel subsidy probe

    Nigeria’s outspoken central bank governor has called for a criminal investigation into a multi-billion dollar fuel subsidy...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 25, 2012

    Nigeria: food and fuel boost inflation

    Source: central bank The March figure for inflation in Nigeria has come in at 12.1 per cent – a rise from February’s 11.9...

  38. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2012

    Nigeria's central bank: still hawkish

    Falling inflation wasn’t enough to twist policy makers’ arms in Nigeria on Tuesday. The central bank’s monetary policy...

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