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      Bomb attacks kill dozens outside mosque in Nigeria

      Multiple bomb blasts have killed dozens as they gathered for Friday prayers outside the central mosque in Kano, northern...

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      19 hours ago

      Nigeria's petrodollar exposure

      The consequences of Thursday’s non-Opec cut are understandably harshest for the oil cartel’s weakest members, such as...

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      Revised data show Nigeria’s economy is growing rapidly with gross domestic product muc...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      20 hours ago

      Fighting Boko Harem

      A group of Nigerian traditional hunters and vigilantes gather on vehicles on their way to engage Boko Haram militants in...

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      23 hours ago

      Guest post: oil price slump to hit indebted African nations

      By Ben Payton, Maplecroft Africa’s booming economic performance over the past decade has seen GDP growth jump from an...

    3. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2014

      Ready or not: oil exporters facing low prices

      “The Ant and The Grasshopper”, one of Aesop’s darker fables, is a cautionary tale about forward planning. An industrious ant...

    4. November 26, 2014

      Carlyle makes first investment in South Africa

      Carlyle, one of the world’s largest private equity groups, has made its first investment in South Africa just days after...

    5. 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 clearest...

    6. November 24, 2014

      Carlyle makes maiden investment in Nigeria

      Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity houses, has made its first investment in Nigeria, spending nearly...

    7. November 23, 2014

      Opec share of US oil imports at 30-year low

      The share of US imports of crude oil from Opec nations are at their lowest level in almost 30 years, underlining the impact...

    8. November 20, 2014

      Oil concerns drive slide in Nigerian naira

      Nigeria’s currency slid as much as 1.9 per cent to a record low of 177.25 per US dollar on Thursday ahead of a crucial...

    9. November 20, 2014

      China rail group signs $12bn Nigeria deal

      A Chinese state-owned rail company has signed the country’s largest overseas contract valued at almost $12bn, the official...

    10. FT Alphaville

      November 18, 2014

      More on Nigeria's fuel problems

      A quick follow-up to our Nigerian fuel scarcity story from Monday, which highlighted the country’s growing exposure to...

    11. November 17, 2014

      Trafigura joins drive to disclose payments

      Trafigura, the world’s third-largest independent oil trader, is signing up to a global transparency drive that will disclose...

    12. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      Ever naira a fuel scarcity issue for Nigeria

      Nigeria’s fiscal exposure to falling oil prices is amongst the most acute within the Opec group. But as Standard Bank...

    13. 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...

    14. November 14, 2014

      How some good came of the AO flotation

      Readers may remember that I was unimpressed by the spate of flotations this year, many of which came to market at valuations...

    15. November 14, 2014

      Nigeria: naira-naira land

      The Investment Corporation of Dubai has probably made better-timed investments. In September the ICD paid $300m for a...

    16. November 14, 2014

      Russia braced for ‘catastrophic’ oil plunge

      President Vladimir Putin said Russia is bracing itself for a “catastrophic” slump in oil prices. as the world’s leading...

    17. November 13, 2014

      Nigeria battles looming currency crisis

      Nigeria is fighting to avoid a currency crisis as lower oil prices prompt investors to bet that Africa’s largest economy...

    18. beyondbrics

      November 11, 2014

      Nigerian Stock Exchange CEO: “I’m not expecting a sell-off”

      After enduring 13 days of straight losses, Nigerian stocks have the questionable honour of being the world’s worst...

    19. November 9, 2014

      Appetite for Africa’s untapped riches grows despite many hazards

      It is Africa’s great paradox: the continent is home to a wealth of natural resources and most of the world’s poorest...

    20. November 9, 2014

      Sale of Chi Farms highlights appetite for African food sector

      The sale of one of Nigeria’s top beverages companies is showing that appetite among foreign investors for Africa’s food...

    21. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2014

      Nigeria's currency – calm now, devaluation later?

      Source: Thomson Reuters Nigeria’s central bank on Friday tried to drawn a line under the naira – but the market continues to...

    22. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2014

      Guest post: what can be done about the huge challenges facing education in Nigeria?

      By Wale Tinubu of Oando PLC The tragic case of the more than 250 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria has...

    23. November 6, 2014

      Nigerian naira follows rouble downward

      Russia’s rouble is not the only currency coming under pressure as oil prices slide. The Nigerian naira on Thursday tumbled...

    24. November 4, 2014

      Africans in China feel scant Ebola panic

      Charles Abior and his family have been doing business in China for more than 40 years, but this debonair Nigerian says he...

    25. October 30, 2014

      Afren shares plunge as oil production comes in below Q3 forecasts

      Afren said it was evaluating the need to restate historic financial information after the Nigeria-focused oil producer...

    26. October 26, 2014

      Nigeria warns on falling oil prices

      Nigeria has two to three months of rainy day savings to cushion it while “contingencies are put in place” should world oil...

    27. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2014

      Guest post: power reform shines a light on Nigerian stocks

      By Henry S. D’Auria and Christine Phillpotts, AllianceBernstein Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy and one of the world’s...

    28. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2014

      Burn rates, oil sovereign edition

      How long does it take for an oil-exporting nation to burn through its cash reserves as it waits for oil prices to turn...

    29. The World

      October 22, 2014

      Rwanda unveils Ebola screening - for Americans

      Woe betide any nation that offends Rwanda’s dignity. The tiny, tech-savvy east African country abhors what it views as the...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      Guest post: the imminent collapse of Nigeria's power privatisation is a good thing

      By Timi Soleye of CRYO Gas Seated on the dais at an investment conference in one of Lagos’s posher hotels are the luminaries...

    31. October 20, 2014

      Nigeria saw off Ebola but fraud and Boko Haram plague country

      Nigeria has had many battles on its hands this year but only one resounding victory: against Ebola. By Monday, six weeks had...

    32. October 20, 2014

      African economic growth under threat from Ebola, warns IMF

      A number of “increasingly potent” risks are threatening to disrupt sub-Saharan Africa’s growth, including the Ebola outbreak...

    33. October 19, 2014

      Release of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls in the balance

      Top Nigerian officials have taken a gamble by declaring a ceasefire with Boko Haram extremists and heralding a deal to free...

    34. October 19, 2014

      Nigerian Twitter campaign informs the world about Ebola

      Lawal Bakare broke a world record last year when he corralled 200,000 school children in Lagos into brushing their teeth at...

    35. October 17, 2014

      Nigeria agrees ceasefire with Boko Haram

      Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram and secured a deal for the release of 219 schoolgirls held by the...

    36. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2014

      African local bonds – an untapped opportunity?

      African dollar bonds are increasingly gaining mainstream acceptance as the continent’s brisk economic growth and low...

    37. October 15, 2014

      Muhammadu Buhari declares Nigerian presidential bid

      Nigeria’s former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, has formally launched a fresh attempt to return to power in elections in...

    38. October 15, 2014

      Frieze Masters: show-stoppers

      Despite the presence of such important names as Rembrandt and Picasso, many of the most powerful and moving works of art at...

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