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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. 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...

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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

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. October 10, 2013

    Nigeria opposition challenges ruling PDP

    Since the end of military rule in 1999, the People’s Democratic Party has dominated Nigerian politics. Now its unchallenged...

  5. February 7, 2013

    African ‘barons’ seek firmer foundations

    Like their American counterparts did in the 19th and early 20th centuries some of the richest Africans are beginning to look...

  6. January 22, 2013

    Africa: Continent’s twin poles on different trajectories

    Sub-Saharan Africa’s voice on the global stage has been strongest in the past decade and a half when its two most powerful...

  7. The World

    October 22, 2012

    A spotlight on oil theft in Nigeria

    Children sail past an oil pipeline head near their home in Rivers State in April 2011 (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty) The world...

  8. April 13, 2012

    Twelve days in west Africa

    This is the first in a series of reports from west Africa by the editor of the FT, who has travelled through Nigeria, Ghana...

  9. April 6, 2012

    Pressure in Nigeria for Boko Haram talks

    On a blue throne in a whitewashed palace in the far northwest of Nigeria sits Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the spiritual leader...

  10. March 26, 2012

    Autocratic leader leaves democracy reaffirmed

    Abdoulaye Wade, Senegal’s president for the last 11 years, has ended up a victim of hubris, following the path of other...

  11. March 26, 2012

    Senegal president praised for admitting defeat

    Regional and international leaders applauded Senegal’s democratic credentials on Monday after Abdoulaye Wade, the incumbent...

  12. November 22, 2011

    Technocrats: Movers and shakers in the new administration

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, finance minister When former president Olusegun Obasanjo brought Ms Okonjo-Iweala in from her previous...

  13. November 22, 2011

    Subsidies: Reform of the domestic oil market is a sticky business

    Barely six months after his resounding victory at the polls, President Goodluck Jonathan stoked the ire of the Nigerian...

  14. November 22, 2011

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: On a mission to build nation’s credibility

    Twice she received death threats when she accepted an offer to return to Nigeria as finance minister with a remit to oversee...

  15. November 6, 2011

    Nigerian Islamists unleash deadly attacks

    At least 63 people have been killed in a string of bomb, suicide and gun attacks in Nigeria’s remote north-east, where...

  16. July 6, 2011

    New minister to boost Nigerian reformers

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a managing director at the World Bank, will return to Nigeria’s cabinet with wide-ranging powers over...

  17. April 14, 2011

    Nigeria election sees rise of new generation

    It was the image of Muhammadu Buhari weeping at the close of his presidential campaign in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital,...

  18. April 10, 2011

    Nigerian ruling party set to lose election

    Nigeria’s ruling People’s Democratic party looked set to lose its grip on parliament as results trickled in from legislative...

  19. January 20, 2011

    Nigeria oil fund fears hit bond issue

    Revenues from oil sales go to the National Petroleum Corporation Mounting concern about a huge outflow of money from...

  20. January 20, 2011

    Intrigue surrounds oil windfalls

    The way Nigeria manages windfall revenues when oil prices soar has been a continuous source of friction and intrigue since...

  21. December 10, 2010

    Dinner with the FT: Olusegun Obasanjo

    On a good day it takes less than two hours to drive from Lagos to Abeokuta, a scruffy provincial backwater in the south-west...

  22. December 2, 2010

    Econet Wireless founder makes the social connection

    Well rounded: Strive Masiyiwa’s philanthropic activities are boosted by his connections in high finance When Strive Masiyiwa...

  23. September 29, 2010

    Guest column: How it is that things haven’t fallen apart

    Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian academic and Nobel Prize-winning author, spoke of belonging to a “wasted generation”. Every country...

  24. September 29, 2010

    Politics: Change in zone system threatens old guard

    A piece of particularly Nigerian jargon has consumed political debate since Umaru Yar’Adua’s life began to slip away last...

  25. September 29, 2010

    Excess crude account: Rainy day fund runs dry

    In September 2007, governors of the 36 states scored a victory for which Nigeria is now paying the price. The former...

  26. August 6, 2010

    Trial holds key to extending arm of international law

    It took a cameo appearance by the supermodel Naomi Campbell to attract the world’s attention, but the trial of Charles...

  27. May 25, 2010

    Nigerian tycoon denies plan to buy Arsenal stake

    Africa's richest man has denied he is planning to buy the 15.9 per cent stake in Arsenal Football Club held by former...

  28. May 24, 2010

    Dangote quells talk of Arsenal purchase

    Africa’s richest man has moved to scotch reports that he is planning to buy the 15.9 per cent stake in Arsenal football club...

  29. May 7, 2010

    Reformist restrained by 'cabal' capitalising on his frailty

    Long after sunset one Tuesday in February, an ambulance bearing Umaru Yar'Adua, the Nigerian president who has died aged 58,...

  30. May 6, 2010

    Reformist restrained by ‘cabal’ capitalising on his frailty

    Long after sunset one Tuesday in February, an ambulance bearing Umaru Yar’Adua, the Nigerian president who died on Wednesday...

  31. April 23, 2010

    Faith can help heal bodies as well as souls

    Two months ago I joined Nigerian ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and a number of the country's religious leaders in Kuje, a...

  32. April 22, 2010

    Guest column: Faith can help heal bodies as well as souls

    Two months ago I joined Nigerian ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and a number of the country’s religious leaders in Kuje, a...

  33. April 13, 2010

    Kingpin general seeks to regain power in Nigeria

    A former military ruler of Nigeria with a reputation as a political kingpin and "master manipulator" plans to emerge from...

  34. April 13, 2010

    Kingpin general to vie again for power in Nigeria

    A former military ruler of Nigeria with a reputation as a political kingpin and "master manipulator" plans to emerge from...

  35. April 12, 2010

    Nigerian general vies again for power

    A former military ruler of Nigeria with a reputation as a political kingpin and “master manipulator” plans to emerge from...

  36. March 8, 2010

    Nigerian city hit by cycle of ethnic killings

    Arrests, mourning and recriminations followed a cycle of ethnic violence in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Monday....

  37. February 26, 2010

    Court orders Statoil to set aside all proceeds from large Nigerian oil field

    A Nigerian court has ordered Statoil to set aside all revenues from its stake in a huge oil field following a claim from a...

  38. February 25, 2010

    Nigeria orders Statoil to set aside oil proceeds

    A Nigerian court has ordered Statoil to set aside all revenues from its stakes in a huge oil field following a claim from a...

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