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      Q&A: Nigeria’s fuel shortage crisis

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    1. May 27, 2015

      Brussels to spend €240m on relocating asylum seekers across EU

      The EU has said it will spend €240m on relocating Eritrean and Syrian asylum seekers arriving in Italy and Greece among...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Nigeria: The big oil fix

      As petroleum minister during the 1970s oil boom, Muhammadu Buhari set up the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. It is...

    3. 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...

    4. May 24, 2015

      Is the MBA oath still relevant?

      In the fourth instalment of an occasional series featuring two experts debating a hot topic for students, Enase Okonedo,...

    5. May 24, 2015

      EU aims to share out up to 40,000 asylum seekers among members

      The EU will share out up to 40,000 asylum seekers as part of plans to reform the system of handling them, in the face of...

    6. May 20, 2015

      LSE poised to reap reward for focus on Africa

      The London Stock Exchange Group anticipates attracting further listings from African companies in coming months in a sign...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The oil price plunge will curb output for years to come – global energy groups...

    8. May 18, 2015

      Energy groups take knife to $100bn of spending after oil rout

      Oil projects shelved More than $100bn of spending on new projects by the world’s energy companies has been slowed, postponed...

    9. May 14, 2015

      How Insead made Dr Lola Dare rethink her work on African health

      The thing that strikes you when meeting Lola Dare is her laugh. It is loud, explosive and frequent. “One of the things I...

    10. 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 Nigeria...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      May 11, 2015

      Polio vaccinations in Afghanistan

      A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child, in Enjil district of Herat, Afghanistan on Monday. Pakistan, Nigeria...

    12. May 8, 2015

      Snapshot: ‘Shine Ur Eye’

      Snapshot: ‘Shine Ur Eye’ British photographer Robin Maddock is currently working in Lagos to digitise images from the...

    13. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2015

      Squashing Afren shareholders in five easy steps...

      Click to enlarge… It is some sort of financial triumph that Afren, the Nigeria-focused oil explorer which uncovered certain...

    14. 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 Lagos,...

    15. 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 before...

    16. April 28, 2015

      China rail group signs $5.5bn in Africa deals

      A Chinese state-owned rail company has signed $5.5bn worth of contracts in Africa, in the latest sign that the country’s...

    17. April 27, 2015

      Shell and Total delay west Africa projects after oil price rout

      Royal Dutch Shell and France’s Total have delayed multibillion-dollar offshore oil projects in west Africa as part of...

    18. April 23, 2015

      Plight of malaria victims and huge costs are a call to action

      Little Ahmed was restless and febrile as he sweated profusely in his wooden bed. His temperature soared despite his mother...

    19. April 21, 2015

      Nigeria’s president-elect faces poverty and rancour in oil-rich delta

      The Aridolf hotel in Yenagoa is an unlikely monument to kitsch on a reclaimed swamp in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger delta....

    20. FT Data

      April 20, 2015

      Can we rely on measures of extreme poverty?

      Due to a mix of scarce resources, methodological difficulties and poor incentives, much of the data collected on the world’s...

    21. April 15, 2015

      Nigeria central bank chief proposes selling down oil assets

      Nigeria’s incoming government should consider selling down its majority stakes in joint ventures with multinational oil...

    22. 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 odds,...

    23. April 13, 2015

      Buhari’s APC wins landslide victory in Nigeria state elections

      Nigeria’s opposition All Progressive’s Congress has won a landslide victory in state governorship elections, reinforcing the...

    24. April 12, 2015

      Nigeria’s opposition sweeps ahead in governor polls

      Nigeria’s opposition on Sunday looked set to consolidate its unprecedented victory in presidential‎ elections by sweeping a...

    25. 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 this...

    26. April 3, 2015

      Muhammadu Buhari’s democratic rebirth

      Nigerians with a grounding in British history have found their analogy for General Muhammadu Buhari’s epic struggle to...

    27. The Exchange

      April 2, 2015

      Buhari’s second chance to give Nigerians hope

      When he starts work as Nigeria’s president in May, Muhammadu Buhari will inherit a deeply divided country — and one that...

    28. April 2, 2015

      Nigeria’s economy in charts: Buhari’s challenge

      Nigeria’s election has been won and the parties are in full swing. The markets are also jiving to an optimistic beat. But...

    29. April 1, 2015

      Remarkable outcome in Nigeria’s election

      Nigeria has defied all expectations. In the run up to last Saturday’s elections, politicians and analysts at home and abroad...

    30. April 1, 2015

      Buhari’s second chance to give Nigerians hope

      When he starts work as Nigeria’s president in May, Muhammadu Buhari will inherit a deeply divided country — and one that...

    31. beyondbrics

      April 1, 2015

      Nigeria’s elections – Africa’s shining moment

      The All Progressives Congress (APC), led by former military leader General Muhammadu Buhari, has won Nigeria’s presidential...

    32. 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 many...

    33. 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 winner in...

    34. 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 Nelson...

    35. March 31, 2015

      Card reader technology cuts fraud risk in Nigeria poll

      Technology appears to have played a decisive role in ensuring Nigeria’s fraught elections were more credible than they have...

    36. 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 time in...

    37. 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...

    38. March 30, 2015

      US jobs report crowns active week ahead

      For investors the focus this week will probably switch from blockbuster corporate deals to economic and political...

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