29 March 2019
Upstream Online
‘Progress’ on border dispute
A senior United Nations executive claimed that “remarkable progress” had been made in demarcating Cameroon’s disputed maritime boundary with Nigeria after the handover in 2002 of the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula to the Yaounde-based government…

26 March 2019
Premium Times
Reversing Nigeria’s violent tendencies
A few nights ago, I watched in horror as a woman, the mother of two young children, wailed on national television. Her husband, a Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer, Ochigbo Ogah, had been brutally murdered by policemen for violating traffic rules in Abuja, the nation’s capital…

21 March 2019
Upstream Online
Quick step is made for NPDC facility
State-owned Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC) is in the market for an early production facility for deployment in OML 11, write Barry Morgan and Iain Esau. Days after Nigeria President Muhammad Buhari ordered NPDC to assume operatorship of the licence…

20 March 2019
Finacial Times
Nigeria set to sell down stake in oil ventures to boost finances
Nigeria wants to sell part of its share in oil ventures with international companies as President Muhammadu Buhari advances his post-election plans to boost state finances and accelerate energy reforms…

New Zealand attack: Right-wing media uses Nigeria Christian killings
The repercussions of the deadly attack on Muslims in a mosque by a self-proclaimed white supremacist in Christchurch, New Zealand are reaching Nigeria…

15 March 2019
Upstream Online
Shell to pass OML-11 operatorship to NNPC
Nigerian President Muhammdu Buhari has unilaterally ordered operatorship of prized onshore concession OML-11, located in the restive region of Ogoniland, to pass from Shell to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation…

12 March 2019
CNBC Africa
Code of Conduct Tribunal orders daily hearing of Onnoghen’s trial
Nigeria’s Code of Conduct Tribunal says the trial of Nigeria’s suspended Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen will continue on a daily basis. According to the Chairman of the Tribunal, this move was made to ensure speedy delivery of justice. Cheta Nwanze, Head of Research of SBM Intelligence joins CNBC Africa to discuss this and analyses Nigeria’s electoral process…

10 March 2019
The Punch
Elections and ethnic-related violence
Elections have a way of producing the worst in Nigerians. In this wise, pent-up tribal rivalry rose to the fore during and after the presidential and National Assembly polls on February 23. Hoodlums, purportedly canvassing the cause of a political party, not only violently disrupted polling in Okota area of Lagos, they also stole ballot boxes, destroyed electoral materials and attacked some voters. The miscreants caused panic a few days later by threatening and attacking Igbo traders in some parts of the state. This is disquieting, a toxic dimension to our politics that law enforcement agencies should nip in the bud….

8 March 2019
A hedge fund steps into Nigeria’s $9 billion corporate dispute
Nigeria potentially faces the largest financial liability in its history, and a hedge fund is coming to collect. The legal and political drama involves a deal between the country and a tiny natural gas company that was scuttled after the sudden death of Nigeria’s president in 2010…

Nigerians will head to the polls Saturday to elect governors
Nigerians will head to the polls Saturday to elect state governors and representatives to state assemblies. Elections will be held for 29 governors and all 36 state assembly houses…

7 March 2019
Premium Times
Lagos and the problem of low voter turnout in Nigerian elections
Despite the record number of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) collected ahead of this year’s general elections, Nigeria recorded lower voters turnout in the February 23 presidential election, compared to that of 2015…

2 March 2019
Election as theatre of violence
For many months before February 23, 2019, the world had focused attention on Nigeria as the country inched towards its crucial elections…