December 15, 2018
2019 electoral violence will be more than that of 2011
Nigeria’s private intelligence outfit which provides analysis of the nation’s socio-political and economic situation, SBM Intelligence, on Friday predicted that the electoral violence that may be witnessed in Nigeria in 2019 would be of greater magnitude than the one witnessed in 2011…

December 13, 2018
Premium Times
How data can help young candidates run cost-effective campaigns – Analyst
The Head of Research at SB Morgen Intelligence, Cheta Nwanze, has advised young candidates in the 2019 general elections on how a good understanding of data would help them run cost-effective campaigns…

December 6, 2018
Financial Times
Under fire: why Nigeria is struggling to defeat Boko Haram
Muna Custom House camp lies on the edge of Maiduguri, near one of many trenches surrounding the northern Nigerian city dug to help keep Boko Haram at bay…

November 27, 2018
Al Jazeera
‘It feels like there’s no hope’: Nigeria’s worsening job crisis
There has been one single promise that has dominated the election manifestos of Nigeria’s presidential candidates as they seek to lure the support of the country’s voters ahead of polls in February: jobs, jobs and more jobs…

November 26, 2018
Borno as theatre of death for soldiers
Despite repeated claims by the Armed Forces that the Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) sect has been depleted and highly degraded, the recent actions of the terrorists certainly suggests otherwise. Week in and out, stories abound of the sect wrecking havoc on the Nigerian forces, sometimes even over running their bases and killing the soldiers.

November 25, 2018
Financial Times
Deaths of Nigerian soldiers put pressure on president
The killings of scores of Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents during the first week of the country’s presidential election campaign has put the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari under fire for its failure to deal with the insurgency…

November 21, 2018
Financial Times
Nigerian voters to choose between familiar faces
When Nigerians go to the polls in February, they will face a choice between two septuagenarian men they know well. Both are northern Muslims who have run for president multiple times, served at the highest levels of government and found success in their chosen fields. Besides that, President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar— commonly known as Atiku — could not be more different…

November 13, 2018
The Guardian
With gangs aplenty, Lagos inner streets know little joy
On Monday, July 23, Mariam Abiola told the police how she has killed four persons for her gang leader, each person’s life only worth ₦10,000…

November 9, 2018
The Africa Report
Clashes and conflict
Competition for access to land has heightened the violence between herders and farmers, as criminal gangs look to profit from the chaos. With elections in 2019, will the politicians find a long-term solution..?

November 8, 2018
Nigeria President Buhari to review proposed new minimum wage
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will review a proposal to increase the minimum wage by 66 percent before making final recommendations to lawmakers for approval, the presidency said…

November 5, 2018
Nigeria braces for nationwide strike over 66% minimum-wage hike demand
Nigeria is bracing itself for nationwide strike from Tuesday over demands for a 66 percent increase in the minimum wage that could drive up inflation and hamper capital spending…

More schools won’t solve Nigeria’s education crisis
Nigeria has the largest number of out-of-school children in the world – Over 13 million children. Unsurprisingly, poverty plays an important role…

November 2, 2018
France 24
In Nigeria ‘being Shiite is being persecuted’
The bloody crackdown on Shiite protesters this week in Nigeria has highlighted the oppression of a religious minority that experts say is driven by a Sunni Muslim elite backed by Saudi Arabia…

October 30, 2018
This Day
Assessing Nigeria’s gains from OPEC output deal
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, recently gave an account of how a 2016 oil production cut exemption granted Nigeria by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries was beneficial to the country…

World Politics Review
‘Year of the Debacle’: How Nigeria Lost Its Way in the War Against Boko Haram
Lirfa Dashe, a lieutenant in the Nigerian army, was due to get married this month. Instead he is buried in the cemetery of Mai Malari barracks, alongside other soldiers killed in the seemingly endless conflict against the jihadist insurgency of Boko Haram…

October 29, 2018
Nigeria heads to sea in search of safer future for oil producers
By early next year, the largest offshore production vessel ever delivered to Nigeria will start pumping crude from a deposit deep beneath the seabed, boosting the West African country’s oil output by about 10 percent. The project, viewed as the most ambitious in Nigeria’s history, could help to push production to a record by 2022…

October 28, 2018
Nigeria and Benin make a new break for the border
Nigeria’s southwestern border with Benin is notoriously chaotic. Travellers and traders battle corrupt officials, hawkers and buzzing moto-taxis just to get to the other side…

October 16, 2018
Red Cross nurse executed by Boko Haram
Just as Nigerians were beginning to believe the worst was starting to get behind them, the terrorist group Boko Haram issued a chilling reminder of its potency…

October 15, 2018
Nigeria risks deeper financial crisis over new $2.8bn debt, minimum wage hike
Nigeria’s plan to raise a $2.86 billion Eurobond and simultaneously raise minimum wage could lead to a significant deterioration in the country’s financial position unless it is able to raise revenues…

Petrol subsidy to exceed $3.85bn estimate, says report
A bi-monthly update report on the state of Nigeria’s economy prepared by Lagos-based economic research and analyses firm, Financial Derivatives Company (FDC), has disclosed that with the rising prices of crude oil at the international market, petrol subsidy will exceed $3.85 billion initial estimate by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.

October 9, 2018
Financial Times
Nigeria’s fuel subsidies bill set to soar on rising oil price
Rising crude oil prices are set to send Nigeria’s bill for fuel subsidies rocketing, threatening to exacerbate the already precarious economic situation of Africa’s largest oil producer as it heads into election season…

October 8, 2018
Experience trumps youth in battle for Nigerian presidency
The election to lead Nigeria, Africa’s most populous and one of its most youthful nations, will come down to a battle between a pair of experienced septuagenarians: President Muhammadu Buhari and businessman-cum-politician Atiku Abubakar…

October 2, 2018
Mini-refineries race billionaire to fix Nigerian fuel crisis
In the race to solve a fuel-import crisis in Nigeria, Africa’s richest person faces competition from a swarm of tiny challengers…

September 27, 2018
Key Nigeria unions start strike to back minimum-wage demand
Nigerian labour unions began a nationwide strike Thursday to protest stalled negotiations with the government over a new minimum wage in an action that could involve workers in Africa’s biggest oil industry.

September 23, 2018
Nigeria’s Buhari under fire over ‘astronomic’ fuel subsidy bill
It’s only September but Nigerians are already dreading Christmas. For years, the holiday season has been marred by paralysing fuel shortages, grinding business to a halt…

September 3, 2018
Analysts: Africa visits by Merkel and May present opportunities
British Prime Minister Theresa May got plenty of attention for her trip to Africa last week…

August 30, 2018
Nigeria’s Senate head Saraki says he’ll run for presidency
Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki said he’ll challenge President Muhammadu Buhari as leader of Africa’s most populous country in 2019 elections…

August 23, 2018
Quartz Africa
Nigeria does not know if it wants to be a socialist or capitalist country
Nigeria’s government often struggles with the idea of a free market,  on one hand, it woos investors about the potential of doing business in Nigeria but on the other, it often tries to dictate how their businesses should be run…

August 21, 2018
Pulse NG
Social media bots cast dubious shadow over next year’s elections
With Nigeria’s 2019 polls getting ever nearer, politicians are employing every weapon in their arsenals and bots are their shiny new playthings…

August 20, 2018
Al Jazeera
Deadly cattle raids in Zamfara: Nigeria’s ‘ignored’ crisis
Besides Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria and the pastoralist crisis across the central region’s lush vegetation belt, a lesser-known conflict is brewing in the northwest, and casualties are rising…

August 16, 2018
Buhari’s not-so-secret weapon to win Nigeria’s vote: Incumbency
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s party may be wracked by defections and his battles against corruption and an Islamist rebellion under fire, but he has one crucial advantage in securing re-election: incumbency…

August 15, 2018
CNBC Africa
Tackling Nigeria’s security challenges
The Nigerian army recently uncovered an online platform used by a faction of Boko Haram to recruit new members, this comes days after a recent protest by soldiers in Maiduguri over their redeployment, a move the army described as “unscrupulous”…

Quartz Africa
Nigeria is trying to spend its way out of extreme poverty by cash handouts
The Nigerian government has just launched a collateral-free loan scheme which will see two million petty traders receive $28 repayable in six months…

August 2, 2018
Al Jazeera
In Nigeria, Anglophone Cameroonians turn to low paid labour
Thousands who fled a government crackdown on protests struggle for basic necessities in neighbouring Nigeria…

August 1, 2018
Nigeria’s ruling APC bleeds as key figures abandon Buhari
Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari lost a key supporter in his northern stronghold, a day after the senate president walked out of the ruling party amid a wave of defections to a swelling opposition movement ahead of elections in February…

July 31, 2018
Business Day
Nigerians paid more for jollof rice in 4 months
Price of major ingredients used in preparing a pot of jollof rice for an average Nigerian family grew by 8.3 percent in four months, according to an SBM Intelligence report.

July 27, 2018
Mass defections upend Nigerian politics as Buhari seeks new term
After a series of missteps on economic and security issues, one of the things Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari could pin his re-election hopes on was a feeble opposition. Not anymore…

July 24, 2018
Nigerian senators dump Buhari for main opposition
More than a dozen senators left Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling party for the main opposition on Tuesday, in a move seen as a challenge to his bid for re-election…

July 15, 2018
Nigeria’s ruling party wins key state gubernatorial
A candidate from Nigeria’s ruling party won a key state gubernatorial on Sunday, the electoral body said, marking an early victory for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of general elections next year…

July 10, 2018
Buhari faces united opposition challenge in Nigerian vote
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari rode to power three years ago on the back of a broad coalition determined to oust the ruling party…

July 9, 2018
Businesses delay decisions on uncertainty over 2019 elections
Nigerian businesses are putting critical investment decisions on ice ahead of the 2019 elections amid rising uncertainty over the outcome of the elections and its economic impact…

July 8, 2018
City Journal
Lagos: Hope and warning
Lagos’s dysfunction extends out to sea. Oil tankers and container ships clutter the horizon beyond Lighthouse Beach, idling in anticipation of a docking slot at the only large-scale commercial port in Nigeria, a country of 180 million people…

July 6, 2018
Pulse NG
How FG wants to put a permanent end to crisis with ₦179bn plan
In 2014, “Fulani militants” killed 1,229 people and earned the dubious honour of being named the fourth most deadly terrorist group in the world at the time…

July 5, 2018
Rising violence in Central Nigeria risks Buhari’s election
An age-old conflict over grazing land in Nigeria that’s exploded into widespread violence may be threatening President Muhammadu Buhari’s chances for re-election in February…

Rift opens in Nigeria’s ruling party as elections loom
Lawmakers in Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have formed a breakaway group in what is expected to be a prelude to defections as elections approach next year…

June 30, 2018
The Punch
Persistent killings, a big blot on Buhari govt
In a style similar to the massacre they carried out in Benue State on the New Year’s Day, suspected Fulani herdsmen unleashed terror on around 11 communities in the Gashish District, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State on Saturday night, killing over 100 people, though police confirmed over 80 deaths…

June 29, 2018
Quartz Africa
Nigeria’s herdsmen farmer attacks are damaging agriculture economy
To wean Nigeria off its dependency on oil export revenue, Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has often suggested turning attention to agriculture…

Upstream Online
UN alert at Cameroon crisis
The United Nations is rapidly increasing its presence in Cameroon to assist a burgeoning humanitarian crisis and protect more than 200,000 internal refugees displaced by deepening civil strife…

June 27, 2018
Quartz Africa
More than 200 killed in herdsmen-farmers clash
The spate of Nigeria’s violent pastoral conflicts is showing no signs of abating…

June 6, 2018
Nigerian lawmakers draw battle line for Buhari as vote looms
Nigerian lawmakers drew a battle line with President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of February elections by issuing a list of demands that must be met or they will take unspecified legislative measures against him…

May 30, 2018
CNBC Africa
Nigeria’s democracy scorecard
In his democracy day address President Muhammadu Buhari restated his commitment to his administration’s three points of focus, which are security, corruption and the economy…

May 29, 2018
The Jesuit Review
Can the church in Nigeria stop the violence between herders and farmers?
In the bustling capital of Ikeja in Nigeria’s Lagos State, thousands of lay faithful throng into St. Leo’s Catholic Church on May 22 to attend a requiem Mass…

May 27, 2018
Nigeria Today
Nigeria Population Crisis: We are sitting on a time bomb
On Saturday, August 5, 2017, Senator Ben Murray Bruce tweeted something so alarming and dangerous…

May 9, 2018
FG codeine ban, Emzor Pharma closure a knee jerk response – Experts
The recent ban on codeine-containing cough syrup by the Federal Government, shutting down Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Ltd., Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited and Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited is a knee jerk response to the drug abuse problem experts have said…

May 8, 2018
CNBC Africa
Buhari in UK for medical check-up, violence breaks out at APC meeting
On Sunday violence broke out at the All Progressives Congress meetings in several states in Nigeria…

April 26, 2018
Nigeria’s communal violence: It’s about more than land
Clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria have left hundreds dead in the past few months. While West African regional leaders met to address the crisis, Nigerian lawmakers are calling President Buhari to task…

April 25, 2018
Caution urged over latest central Nigeria violence
Nomadic herders have been accused of killing at least 18 people in central Nigeria, including two priests…

April 17, 2018
The Nation
What herdsmen have put asunder in Taraba
The lingering clashes between itinerant herdsmen and farmers in Taraba State are taking their toll on people and properties…

April 12, 2018
Premium Times
Buhari blames Gaddafi for killings across Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday publicly blamed former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who was killed seven years ago for the ongoing killings across central Nigeria.

April 9, 2018
Nigeria’s Buhari to run for re-election next year
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari declared Monday he would seek re-election next year, in a move that put an end to months of speculation amid concerns over his health…

Nigerian President Buhari will seek second term in 2019
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has decided to run for re-election in February, ending months of speculation about whether the former military ruler would seek a second term…

March 29, 2018
Lagos on lockdown as Buhari makes landmark visit
Lagos, Nigeria’s thriving economic capital, was on lockdown Thursday for President Muhammadu Buhari’s first official visit to the city as campaigning for next year’s presidential polls heats up…

The Nation
BudgIT to FG, others: Invest in people
A civic organization, BudgIT Nigeria, has called on the Federal, State and Local Governments to invest on Nigerians…

March 28, 2018
Guardian Nigeria
The worrying rise in the cost of preparing a pot of Jollof Rice
The figures from the first SBM Intelligence’s Jollof Rice Index for 2018 are in. But there is not much to cheer…

March 20, 2018
Buhari’s trump card for Nigeria’s 2019 vote: Weak opposition
Samuel Okunola shares the frustration of many Nigerians with the man he voted for three years ago, President Muhammadu Buhari…

March 14, 2018
Business Day
Inside the Lagos/Visionscape deal that costs taxpayers up to ₦85bn
In 2016, Akinwunmi Ambode the Lagos State Governor had a bright idea to reform the established Waste Management processes for one of the largest cities in the world…

Daily Times
Nigeria’s economic fragility: Issues, challenges
Reports by the National Bureau of statics (NBS) shows that the country’s economy has sustained growth trajectory in two successive quarters, just as global economy experts say otherwise.

March 13, 2018
The Nerve Africa
What exit from Egmont Group would mean for Nigeria
One of the discussions that are expected to come up during the Egmont Group’s meeting this week will be about Nigeria’s expulsion from the group.

March 12, 2018
The Africa Report
Nigeria: Lights, camera, action
The opening credits are rolling on Nigeria’s promised epic: ‘Beyond Oil Dependency’, an uplifting tale of agro-processing plants, tech innovation, manufacturing investment and a multibillion-dollar entertainment industry – starring Yemi Osinbajo and Okechukwu Enelamah…

Premium Times
Benue Killings: Signpost blaming ‘Fulani herdsmen’ for 73 deaths causes stir
A row has broken out over the language of a signpost installed at the grave site of those killed in violent attacks on communities in Benue State early January…

March 8, 2018
Christian Science Monitor
In Nigeria’s diverse Middle Belt, a drying landscape deepens violent divides
A dozen young boys in bedraggled shorts play football on a dusty field at the central primary school in Guma district, in central Nigeria’s Benue state…

March 6, 2018
Buhari grapples with widening crises as Nigerian vote looms
Islamist militant attacks, gasoline shortages, worsening violence over grazing land, simmering unrest in the southeast — the crises keep mounting for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari less than a year before general elections…

March 5, 2018
CNBC Africa
Uncertainty heightens as Egmont Group plans to expel Nigeria
Ikemesit Effiong, Lead Analyst, SBM Intelligence joins CNBC Africa to discuss the economic implications of Nigeria’s possible expulsion from the group.

February 28, 2018
Guardian Nigeria
Nigeria, Cameroon and unwanted headaches
Besieged by an unending campaign of terror by Boko Haram in the northeast, secessionist agitations in the southeast, and vicious attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in north central states and elsewhere, Nigeria is a country in need of an urgent reprieve…

February 13, 2018
Quartz Africa
Nigeria’s Buhari mulls 2019 election taking on PDP, Obasanjo coalition and third forces
If everything goes according to plan, Nigerians will be going to the polls to elect a president almost precisely a year from now, on Feb. 16 2019…

February 12, 2018
Quartz Africa
Fulani herdsmen clashes are redefining Nigeria’s geopolitics
On the weekend of Jan. 20, a Fulani ethnic militia attacked the village of Kikan in the Numan district of Adamawa state, killing three people, injuring many more and carting away cattle…

February 10, 2018
Daily Times
Revealed: ‘Research can end farmers, herdsmen clashes within one year’
For many citizens of Benue State and Nigerians, it was a day they would not forget in a hurry…

February 7, 2018
Sahara Reporters
Situating the herdsmen crisis within a historical context
The spate of killings by Fulani herdsmen has gone up another notch during the turn of the year, this has raised so many questions on the motive behind the killings and how it can be managed…

February 5, 2018
FG burns ₦191bn on dollar subsidy for companies in 2017 crude swap deals
Nigeria’s unsustainable subsidy for the consumption of petrol has the economy bleeding from both ends as the Federal Government burnt ₦191 billion subsidising foreign exchange for companies in its Direct Sales-Direct Purchase agreement who exchange crude oil for refined products, and ₦746.79 billion on petrol subsidy since February 2017…

Premium Times
Fears heighten as Egmont Group plans to expel Nigeria
Millions of bank depositors will be exposed to risk while trying to use their Nigerian-issued MasterCard and Visa debit/credit cards for international transactions in the coming weeks as the Egmont Group is poised to expel the country from the group, PREMIUM TIMES has learned.

February 1, 2018
Nigeria and Rusal settle battle over aluminum smelter ownership
Nigeria reached an out-of-court settlement with United Co. Rusal Plc over the sale of the Aluminium Smelter Co. of Nigeria, ending a decade long ownership dispute over the company.

January 25, 2018
Africa Check
Did ‘at least 50,000’ Nigerians die from terrorism in 2017?
Nigeria’s internal security challenges continue to be a source of national debate, but is the death toll from terror attacks as high as a prominent critic said..?

January 24, 2018
The Citizen/AFP
Battle for land becomes Nigeria’s biggest security challenge
Boko Haram may dominate headlines about Nigeria, but more than twice as many citizens are being killed in battles over land between farmers and herders than they are by jihadists.

January 23, 2018
The Citizen/AFP
Nigeria’s former president says Buhari should not seek re-election
Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday called on the country’s current leader Muhammadu Buhari not to seek a second term of office, in wide-ranging criticisms that could hit his support should he decide to stand…

Stears Business
Herdsmen on Rampage: Follow the Money
There is a turning point in any conflict that demands attention…

January 19, 2018
The Cable
Buhari cannot run, time ran out on him
This year is not looking good for President Muhammadu Buhari…

January 15, 2018
Farmer-Herder violence in Central Nigeria challenges Buhari
Already grappling with Islamist militants in the northeast, secessionists in the east and unrest in the oil-rich Niger River delta, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is facing an upsurge in violence between crop farmers and herders that may threaten his party’s election chances next year…

Time to end the deadly herder-farmer conflicts
The government and people of Benue State in Nigeria’s north-central zone on January 11 buried over 70 people killed in attacks carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state between December 31, 2017 and January 8, 2018…

January 12, 2018
BBC Pidgin
Fulani herdsmen: Nigeria suppose declare dem terrorists?
Di governor of Ekiti State, south west Nigeria, Ayodele Fayose, do security meeting with dozens of local hunters for Ado-Ekiti, di state capital, on top di matter of herdsmen dis week…

Quartz Africa
A new wave of brazen attacks by herdsmen in Nigeria is sparking fears of genocide
Since the start of the year, Nigerians have been served bloody reminders that Boko Haram is no longer the country’s biggest internal security threat…

January 10, 2018
Odua Voice
Suspected herdsmen ambush, kill six police officers in Adamawa
Six police officers were killed in northeast Nigeria, police said on Monday, in an attack blamed on cattle herders following deadly clashes with farmers over land…

January 1, 2018
The Guardian
After a bleak 2017, what hope for Nigeria in 2018?
2017 was bleak; blighted by inflation, recession, government prevarication on important decisions, an insincere war on corruption, uptick in Boko Haram attacks (mostly on soft targets) and needless pastoral conflicts…

December 31, 2017
Why Nigerian communities growing in hatred against Fulani herdsmen
In various parts of Nigeria, the Fulani herdsmen are increasingly viewed with suspicion and are being regarded as enemies by indigenous communities, a recent research by SBM Intelligence, a Lagos-based organisation devoted to the collection and analysis of information, through the evaluation of public sources has shown…

December 5, 2017
Can Iran benefit from chaos in Nigeria?
In the grainy video, it looks just like another Nigerian roadblock, as youths armed with clubs signal for the traffic to stop on this dusty street in the northern city of Zaria…

December 4, 2017
Six police killed in NE Nigeria herder-farmer dispute
Six police officers were killed in northeast Nigeria, police said on Monday, in an attack blamed on cattle herders following deadly clashes with farmers over land…

December 1, 2017
FG failure to tackle herdsmen farmer crises worsens conflict
Nigeria’s pastoral conflict is expanding and deepening with many communities, Fulani and non-Fulani alike, beginning to take matters into their own hands, as they step into a gap created by the Federal Government’s failure to address the crises…

November 30, 2017
Security agency feuds threaten Buhari’s graft war in Nigeria
When agents of Nigeria’s financial crimes body arrived this month to arrest a former intelligence chief fired by President Muhammadu Buhari for stashing $43 million in cash in his wife’s apartment, they were stopped by armed secret policemen…

Farmers poisoning crops to kill herdsmen’s cows – Group
An organisation, SB Morgen, has called on the Federal Government to take decisive steps in addressing the conflict between farmers and Fulani herdsmen…

November 22, 2017
CNBC Africa
Mugabe bows out: Why is it African leaders don’t want to leave power?
The resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is a promising step in rebuilding the country…

November 17, 2017
Daily Times of Nigeria
#AnambraDecides2017: Who wins Anambra governorship election tomorrow?
Periodic, free and fair election is a major feature or characteristics of democracy.

November 11, 2017
Herdsmen crisis: Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, four others move to enact anti-open grazing law
After the passage of anti-open grazing laws in Ekiti and Benue states, other states like Ebonyi, Ondo, Abia, Imo and Ogun are moving to introduce similar laws to curb clashes between herdsmen and farmers within their respective boundaries…

November 3, 2017
Militants in Nigeria’s oil region end ceasefire, will resume attacks
A militant group in Nigeria’s southern Niger River delta, whose attacks on oil installations in 2016 cut output to the lowest in three decades, said it ended its self-imposed cease-fire and will resume its violent campaign…

The Cable
On BVN and dormant accounts
The bill to mop up over N3 trillion from dormant accounts – especially funds deposited by deceased folks which their next of kin aren’t aware of — in Nigerian banks and an estimated N100 billion of unclaimed dividends held back by companies passed first reading in April in Nigeria’s Senate…

Budget 2018: Four items Nigerians will be looking out for
What will be the major talking points in President Buhari’s 2018 budget which he would present to the National Assembly next Tuesday?..

October 28, 2017
The Punch
Herdsmen attacks: Pathetic lives, touching stories of Nigerian local farmers
The large crowd of protesters on Igbatoro-Akure Road in Ondo State reflects the sense of loss and grief felt throughout Ileyo village, an agrarian community in Igbatoro, Akure North Local Government Area of the state…

October 19, 2017
Daily Times
Nigeria watches as Spain moves to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy
Spain will start the process of suspending Catalonia’s autonomy on Saturday, after Catalonia’s leader, Carles Puigdemont, threatened to declare independence, and then missed a deadline imposed by the central authorities to carry out his threat…

October 12, 2017
Premium Times
Kabba-Kafanchan, Benin bypass, Onitsha-Enugu, Lokoja-Ajaokuta among ‘Nigeria’s worst roads’- Report
The Kabba-Kafanchan, Benin bypass, Mokwa-Jebba, Lokoja-Ajaokuta, Aba-Obigbo, Onitsha-Enugu, and Idoma-Benue highways have been listed as among Nigeria’s worst roads, according to a survey by SBM Intelligence…

October 11, 2017
Daily Times
SBM unveils Nigeria’s worst roads
SBM Intelligence, a geopolitical and socio-economic research firm, on Tuesday, unveiled the worst roads in Nigeria…

October 10, 2017
Raddington Report
Nigeria’s next security threat
In the slow demise of Boko Haram a new, larger scale security risk has emerged: militarised Fulani herdsmen…

October 5, 2017
Catalan secession vote, Nigeria nightmares?
Religion, poverty and oil exacerbate ethnic and tribal divisions in Nigeria, which is why people in its southern region once known as the self-declared Republic of Biafra have a keen eye on Catalonian secessionists…

October 4, 2017
Nigerian minister is said to question $24 billion oil deals
Nigeria’s oil minister sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari listing at least $24 billion of contracts involving the state oil company that he said were never discussed with him or the firm’s board, a copy of the document seen by Bloomberg shows…

Nigeria @ 57: National cohesion still elusive 57 years after
Perhaps at no time in Nigeria’s history, since after the civil war (1967-1970), had the country’s unity been more challenged than now…

September 27, 2017
The Guardian
Finally, stability returns on food index
The SBM Jollof index is a composite index that tracks the prices of the main ingredients used to prepare a pot of one of Nigeria’s primary delicacies – Jollof rice, for a family of six…

Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees
Cameroonian soldiers are using “extreme physical violence” to force tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency to return to northeastern Nigeria, Human Rights Watch has warned…

September 20, 2017
All Africa
Nigeria: Herders against farmers – Nigeria’s expanding deadly conflict
Propelled by desertification, insecurity and the loss of grazing land to expanding settlements, the southward migration of Nigeria’s herders is causing violent competition over land with local farmers…

September 16, 2017
With ₦5bn intervention fund, FG seeks to boost solid minerals sector
Efforts to grow and develop the country’s mining sector to make it contribute more effectively to government revenues got a boost with the launch of a N5 billion fund for artisanal and small scale miners recently…

September 11, 2017
Cracks grow in Nigerian ruling party over Buhari’s plans
With doubts growing that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a second term because of lingering health issues, cracks are emerging in the ruling All Progressives Congress as key politicians jostle to succeed him…

The Punch
National Guard is a misplaced venture
Confronted with dire security threats, the Nigerian government is, as usual, seeking to compound the problem. The recourse to the establishment of a National Guard as espoused by the Minister of the Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, is wrong-headed and misses the point. The solution to rampant insecurity and the failure of policing requires more robust and practical measures such as devolution of law enforcement and extensive reforms of the security apparatus…

September 6, 2017
The Independent
Economy remains weak as Nigeria exits recession
Nigeria’s economy, which entered into recession for the first time in 29 years in 2016, when it closed at -1.58 percent has officially swam out of trouble waters, according to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday…

September 5, 2017
The News & Observer
Nigeria, South Africa say they are out of recession
Two of Africa’s leading economies said Tuesday they have emerged from recession…

September 2, 2017
The Cable
NNPC has to urgently clarify its recent reshuffling
There is no doubt that perceived marginalisation by some ethnic groups has exacerbated hate speeches in the country…

August 24, 2017
The Economist
The high cost of red tape in Nigeria
Many Nigerians may see building a hotel as an easy way to launder money…

August 23, 2017
Quartz Africa
Boko Haram is using more children as suicide bombers in Nigeria
To keep its deadly insurgency alive, terrorist sect Boko Haram is doubling down on a new extreme: using child suicide bombers…

August 22, 2017
Nnamdi Kanu: The man who was born to restore Biafra
Fifty years after the Nigerian civil war, Nigeria is facing another wave of agitation for the independence of a Biafran state…

August 21, 2017
Nigeria’s Buhari vows to intensify war on militants
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to step up the fight against the Islamist militants and proponents of secession in his first speech after returning from three months of sick leave in London…

August 10, 2017
The Guardian
Badoo’s trail of blood and dark statistics
In May 2017, Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics rated the country’s commercial capital and one of its most populated states, as the most crime-infested in 2016…

July 28, 2017
Radio France International
Boko Haram attack stops Nigeria oil company’s search for crude
Nigeria’s national oil company (NNPC) suspended its crude oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin on Friday, after an ambush by Boko Haram left 48 of its employees dead…

Premium Times
Badoo: 72 per cent Ikorodu residents no longer go out at night – Report
A new report by SBM Intel has shown that seven out of every ten residents in Ikorodu, a Lagos suburb, greatly curtailed their nocturnal activities due to the activities of the dreaded Badoo gang…

July 25, 2017
Jeune Afrique
Nigeria : un Président peut en cacher un autre
Il officiait en coulisses, le voici devenu le chef d’orchestre de l’un des géants du continent…

July 24, 2017
CNBC Africa
Nigeria’s battle with insecurity
According to the U.S. government, Nigeria’s counter-terrorism strategy, which is a combination of synergy, intelligence and information-sharing will help curb the insurgency that has plagued the country…

July 22, 2017
Daily Trust
The war for grazing lands in Africa
Nomadic cattle farming in Africa is often imagined as picturesque and idyllic. In reality, present-day nomadic cattle herders in the East and West of the continent carry Pump Action, AK 47’s, and other machine guns…

July 18, 2017
The Week
Has Boko Haram been defeated by Nigeria?
Nigerian troops say they have beaten the Boko Haram militants who have been waging a long and bloody insurgency aimed at establishing an Islamic caliphate in the north of the country…

July 14, 2017
Nigeria again claims to have ‘defeated’ Boko Haram after first victory cry in 2015
The Nigerian military has once again claimed to have “defeated” Boko Haram. Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the chief of the Nigerian army, recently told BBC at the end of last month the jihadist group has been “defeated” militarily but “not eliminated.”…

July 12, 2017
Missing President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari receives visit from his deputy. But why now?
For a short time this week, Nigeria—one of the world’s most populous countries and Africa’s biggest economy—was leaderless…

July 10, 2017
Quartz Africa
Nigeria keeps saying it has defeated Boko Haram against all the evidence
Not for the first time in the last two years, Nigeria’s government has claimed to have defeated terrorist sect, Boko Haram…

Business Day
Executive, Legislature squabbles may slow economic recovery-analysts
Nigeria, which is currently battling its first recession in 25 years could slip deeper into crisis if the present power tussle between the executive and legislature is not tamed, analysts warn…

June 30, 2017
African Independent
Farmers and pastoralists clash over access to land
Goska is five minutes up the road from Dangoma in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region. But divisions between the two villages run so deep they threaten the unity of Africa’s most populous nation…

June 24, 2017
Why is Nigeria one country and who wants to divide it?
Nigeria is under threat. The West African country has the biggest population and second-largest economy on the continent. It is also one of the most ethnically diverse countries in Africa…

June 23, 2017
The Guardian
Jollof: Is Nigeria’s claim to supremacy under threat?
In the days of yore, the Nigerian Super Eagles were a national treasure: the players were our go to persons when an aching nation needed to smile and find a common ground to bump fists in bars and, perhaps, forget our off-putting ethnic-based mutual suspicions…

June 22, 2017
Chevron Nigeria staff embark on strike over planned job cuts
Staff of Chevron Nigeria, today, embarked on a strike action over a staff rationalisation exercise planned for August BusinessDay has learnt…

June 14, 2017
The deadly conflict tearing Nigeria apart
Bullet holes and abandoned, burned-out buildings in Goska are evidence something sudden and terrible happened there. Moses Berde, the village head, explains that more than 40 people were killed and over 100 homes destroyed in back-to-back attacks on 24 and 25 December last year…

June 12, 2017
Meet Evans, Nigeria’s most wanted kidnapper, captured after gun battle
Kidnap for ransom is big business in Nigeria. It has one of the highest abduction rates in the world, with the U.S., U.K. and other governments warning travelers to the West African country that kidnapping is a real possibility. But Nigerian authorities are hoping that the risk has been significantly decreased after they captured alleged kidnapper Chukwudi Dumem Onuamadkie, also known as Evans, over the weekend…

June 2, 2017
The Guardian
Nigeria has retrogressed, says poll
Eighty-eight per cent of Nigerians have agreed with the poor mid-term score given by analysts of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration while 56 per cent of this number have judged the country as worse of where it was, two years ago…

June 1, 2017
The Cable
How much has Buhari, APC delivered in 2 years
Just how much has the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration delivered in two years?…

May 30, 2017
Al Jazeera
50 years on: Nigeria’s Biafra secessionist movement
On Biafra Remembrance Day we ask pro-secessionist leader Nnamdi Kanu if the call for secession is growing louder…

Premium Times
Two years on, Northern supporters await Buhari’s magic
He never called himself a revolutionist – he was a former military dictator who imposed draconian laws – but President Muhammadu Buhari’s electoral campaign in 2014 and 2015 can be described as revolutionary…

May 29, 2017
The Cable
Revival of rail sector, low priority to education — 16 highs and lows of Buhari’s govt
The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is marking its second year in power. An administration that was dubbed a “messianic” one considering that its emergence saw an end to the 16 uninterrupted years the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had governed Nigeria…

The Guardian
Osinbajo, critics disagree over Buhari’s mid-term scorecard
In spite of the groundswell of criticism of its performance in the past two years, especially in its handling of the economy, the Nigerian government has insisted that it was on course in its mission to change the fortune of Africa’s most populous country…

May 28, 2017
The Guardian
Frustration and hope: Biafra 50 years on
Nigeria on Tuesday marks 50 years since the declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra plunged the country into a civil war, amid renewed tensions and fresh calls for a separate state…

May 25, 2017
Buhari’s performance in two years too poor– Report
As the first two years of the President Muhammadu Buhari-administration winds down this month, only four per cent of the 171 promises made to Nigerians in the build-up to the 2015 elections have been fulfilled, a new report by SBM Intelligence has revealed…

May 23, 2017
Quartz Africa
Nigeria has now been in recession for five quarters—but there may be light at the end of the tunnel
Nigeria’s economic worries are not yet over. Statistically, at least. With negative growth recorded for the fifth consecutive quarter,Nigeria’s economy remains mired in recession, according to newly published data by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)…

Nigerian economy shrinks by 0.5%: data
Nigeria’s economy contracted for a fifth straight quarter, official figures showed Tuesday, as low oil production dented overall output…

May 19, 2017
Union dispute with Exxon threatens Nigeria’s oil output
Nigeria’s manager-level oil union will continue a strike indefinitely at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s local unit, threatening output after talks with the company to end the action reached an impasse, a labor official said…

May 9, 2017
The Africa Report
Proxy warfare
Allies of Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting it out in Nigeria, with the government repressing the Shia organisation, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, in a move reminiscent of the conflict that radicalised the Boko Haram Islamist militancy…

April 25, 2017
World Bank applauds Fashola’s power plan, offers financial support
The World Bank and some multilateral agencies in Washington have applauded the power sector recovery plan of Minister of Works, Power, Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, and offered to render financial support…

April 23, 2017
Clashes over grazing land in Nigeria threaten nomadic herding
Nasir Abdullahi is sitting in a mall in downtown Abuja, sipping fresh juice and eating plantain chips. Small, distinguished with an embroidered cap, Nasir looks like your typical Northern Nigerian businessman, but he’s also a farmer…

April 21, 2017
Quartz Africa
African governments are restricting religious freedom for security reasons more than anywhere else
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa experienced the largest increase in social hostilities towards religious people globally in 2015, a new Pew Research Center study shows. This aggression stemmed largely from government harassment of religious groups in the name of security, and increased antagonism towards minority religions or practices…

April 13, 2017
Upstream Online
Questions are raised over Niger Delta amnesty funding
Nigerian lawmakers are investigating an alleged lack of funding for the amnesty programme for Niger Delta ex-militants that many believe has discouraged support for insurgent groups in the country’s oil-producing zone…

April 4, 2017
Buhari’s change of tack in Nigeria Delta boosts oil production
When militants in Nigeria’s southern Niger River delta started attacking oil installations, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to crush them by force. A year and $7 billion in lost oil exports later, his decision to switch tack by negotiating with the fighters seems to be working…

March 26, 2017
Channels TV
Assessing Buhari Govt’s Performance: Spotlight On Works
What is the state of Nigeria’s roads?

March 18, 2017
The Guardian
The Jollof Rice Index as a window into food inflation
In a week where the National Bureau of Statistics confirmed that the rise in inflation had slowed, fledgling Lagos-based research organisation, SBM Intelligence, has released a new product called SBM Jollof Index which examines the cost of preparing a Nigerian delicacy – Jollof Rice, for a family of six…

March 17, 2017
Premium Times
Cost of making jollof rice rose 32 per cent in 6 months – Report
Within the last six months, Nigerian households paid significantly more to make a pot of jollof rice, a newly-released survey found this week…

March 13, 2017
Nigeria’s proposed sale of oft-bombed oil assets not easy
For sale: stakes in oil fields. Bids from world class energy companies preferred. Pipelines and terminals associated with the deposits only blown up about a dozen times in the past year. Deal may depend on crude prices…

March 10, 2017
Financial Times
Nigerian leader returns from medical treatment overseas
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, has returned to the country after 50 days of medical treatment in London, saying he will go back to work on Monday…

March 4, 2017
Business Insider/AP
Nigeria wants Shell to open major pipeline but attack feared
Nigeria wants Royal Dutch Shell to reopen one of its main pipelines but the oil multinational is resisting, analysts say, for fear it could once again be bombed by militants…

February 28, 2017
Airport shutdown, brigands leave Nigerian capital isolated
Foreign travelers planning to reach the Nigerian capital, Abuja, next month have two choices: make a 15-hour drive from the southern commercial hub of Lagos or fly to the northern city of Kaduna and ride through an area plagued by kidnappers and gunmen…

February 21, 2017
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Nigeria at least 21 dead in Kaduna State
Fulani herdsmen raided communities in Kaduna State on 19 and 20 February, destroying homes and killing at least 21 people…

February 17, 2017
11 dead as Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram suicide bombers
Battling multiple bombers strapped with suicide vests, Nigerian troops and civilian self-defense fighters on Friday repelled the fiercest Boko Haram extremist attack in months on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri. Nine bombers and two civilians were killed, according to witnesses, soldiers and police…

February 13, 2017
The Guardian
2016: Nigeria’s dismal security situation and the task ahead
With its leader still elusive, and its ranks fractured by infighting occasioned by a struggle for power and control, Boko Haram’s ignoble roles in the spread of global terrorism was considerably weakened in 2016…

Thomson Reuters Foundation
Nigeria’s spiralling herdsmen-farmer violence fuels fears of humanitarian crisis
When 60-year-old Ladi Habila heard gunshots ring around her village in Nigeria’s Kaduna state on Christmas Eve, she cast aside the meal she had been preparing, and ran for her life…

February 12, 2017
Premium Times
Latest violence in Southern Kaduna longest on record — Report
The recent violence in Southern Kaduna is the longest on the record, a newly-released report said…

February 11, 2017
Southern Kaduna crisis threatens Nigeria’s N218bn railway projects
The hope of up to 90 million northern Nigerians that their economy will be better with the development of the country’s railway system may be crushed by the ongoing crisis in Southern Kaduna, Nigeria’s third most populated state…

January 25, 2017
Nigerian governors blame immigrant herdsmen for deadly pastoral conflict
Governors in northern Nigeria have pledged to secure regional borders to address the fighting between roaming Fulani herdsmen and farming communities, a conflict which was more deadly than the Boko Haram insurgency in 2016…

January 22, 2017
Factcheck: The defeat of Boko Haram is not a defining metric of President Buhari’s commitment to combating insecurity
On the 8th of January, Pastor Tunde Bakare stood before his congregation ( Latter Rain Assembly) to give his annual State of the Nation address. It is a speech that ties together events of the past year in Nigeria and the world, and the projections (and sometimes prophetic declarations) for the new year…

January 19, 2017
Quartz Africa
Nigeria now has a bigger internal security threat than Boko Haram
For much of the last seven years, the biggest threat to Nigeria’s security has been a devastating insurgency led by terrorist sect, Boko Haram, but that’s no longer the case…

January 12, 2017
CNBC Africa
Has Boko Haram been truly defeated?
The Nigerian army late in December 2016 said it had brought down the last stronghold of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. The terrorist group that has waged a seven-year uprising against Nigeria, which has claimed more than twenty thousand lives, with the insurgency spilling over the country’s borders into neighbouring states. Has Boko Haram been truly defeated?

January 5, 2017
The Guardian
Nobel Peace Prize for Nigerian leaders?
“Nigeria will reach a deal with Niger Delta militants in 2017.” That is the topmost prediction by SB Morgen, one of the up and coming, risks analysis, intelligence and consulting groups in Nigeria. It is a bold and an important prediction. Bold, because the crisis in the Niger Delta has lasted nearly as long as the rebellion led by the Marxist-leaning Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which began its revolutionary war in 1964. The Niger Delta crisis first erupted with Isaac Boro’s declaration of “twelve day revolution” in 1966…

January 3, 2017
Quartz Africa
Nigeria will get its economy back on track in 2017 if it makes politically risky reforms
For much of the past year, Nigeria’s economy, the largest on the continent, has been mired in a recession. Shocked mainly by a fall in the price of oil, the country’s biggest export, and a resumption of militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta region which hobbled oil production, Nigeria’s economy ended 2016 on course for a full year of negative growth…

December 20, 2016
Is redemptive governance Nigeria’s option
Nigeria remains politically and developmentally in the wilderness, due to poor leadership and governance challenges. Nigerians still pray for Nigeria in distress, knowing that prayer “has great powers to produce results.” But Nigeria’s resort to prayer, simply underlines that governance fails when it’s not redemptive; Karl Marx’s contention that “religion is the opiate of the masses,” notwithstanding. It’s now obvious that turning Nigeria requires redemptive governance; a non-partisan coalescing of various individuals — sufficiently bold and selflessly honest — “men who possess opinions and a will” to rethink Nigeria’s remediation modalities and indeed, make Nigeria functional again…

November 18, 2016
Nigeria proposes jail time, fines, as it tries to boost naira
Nigeria plans to give the central bank more power to control capital flows and prevent foreign-exchange being taken out of the country, including jail time and fines for offenders as authorities battle a shortage of dollars…

November 15, 2016
Why Nigeria’s Shiite conflict is flaring up again
On October 12, Shiite Muslims marked Ashura, the holiest day of their religious calendar, when devotees mourn the death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. But for Nigerian Shiites, the mourning was not just symbolic: Security forces and angry Sunni mobs disrupted processions across northern Nigeria, killing at least 11 people. The country’s biggest Shiite organization, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), claims government-backed thugs also looted and burned Shiite homes and businesses. The central government has not responded to the claims, but the state government in northern Nigeria where the violence took place has blamed “mobs” for the violence…

November 9, 2016
Daily Mail
The world reacts to President Trump: Putin says he wants to ‘fully restore’ ties with America while France’s US ambassador declares ‘the world is collapsing before our eyes’
World leaders have reacted with disbelief after the surprise election of Donald Trump as US president – and Russian President Vladimir Putin has become one of the first to congratulate the Republican on his win…

October 27, 2016
ExxonMobil strikes 1-billion-barrel well off Nigerian shores
ExxonMobil says it has discovered up to 1 billion barrels of oil off Nigeria’s shores. A statement Thursday says the “significant discovery” at Owowo-3 well extends an existing field worked by the U.S. multinational. ExxonMobil is the operator and owns 27 percent of Owowo. Nigeria’s state oil company holds majority shares. Other partners include Chevron, France’s Total and Chinese-Canadian Nexen…

October 21, 2016
Premium Times
Intelligence firm cautions Nigeria on handling of Shiite crisis
The unfolding confrontation between security agencies and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria could evolve into a full-blown sectarian unrest if not urgently addressed, an intelligence firm warned Friday…

October 20, 2016
Newly banned Shiite group in Nigeria appeals in court
A newly banned Shiite group in northern Nigeria said Thursday it was appealing in court against the government decision that observers are warning could spark sustained violence…

September 27, 2016
Shell: Fire forces closure of key oil pipeline in Nigeria
A fire has forced the closure of a key oil pipeline in Nigeria, Shell said Tuesday, amid ongoing challenges including militant attacks that are losing oil multinationals billions of dollars in what used to be Africa’s biggest petroleum producer…

The six lives of Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau
Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video to reject reports that he was fatally wounded by Nigeria’s military last month. He has been reported dead several times before…

September 16, 2016
Nigeria to sell $1 billion in Eurobonds as recession bites
Nigeria soon will sell $1 billion in Eurobonds to finance a budget deficit as a recession grips the major African oil producer amid foreign currency shortages and double-digit inflation, officials said Friday…

September 2, 2016
2 Nigerian airlines halt service as recession grips country
Two Nigerian airlines are suspending service as a recession grips this oil-producing West African nation. Shouting matches and scuffles have become common at airports over hours-long delays or canceled flights. Some airlines blame shortages of aviation fuel…

August 23, 2016
CNBC Africa
Nigerian militants ready to negotiate with government
The news of the announcement of ceasefire by the Niger Delta Avengers and the commitment of the militant group to negotiate with the Nigerian government has been received as a welcome development as the country is grappling with its worst economic crisis in decades…

August 7, 2016
The Guardian
Apprehension as soldiers take over 30 states
In a bid to curb insecurity in the country, the high command of the military has deployed troops to 30 states of the federation, a development that has however, led to apprehension in some communities…

August 4, 2016
Premium Times
Insecurity: Soldiers deployed in 30 of Nigeria’s 36 states – Report
Nigerian military personnel can be found on active deployment in no fewer than 30 states of the federation, tackling internal security threats that ordinarily should have been left to the police and paramilitary agencies to contain, a report said Wednesday…

June 20, 2016
Fox News/AP
Naira gains as Nigeria floats currency for 1st time
Nigeria’s naira is plummeting, losing one third of its value as the government floats the currency for the first time in the history of the oil-producing nation…

June 2, 2016
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Nigeria land disputes fuel surge in herdsmen violence
When Sarah Adaji’s husband retired as a teacher two years ago, he kept himself busy tending to their farm, hoping to provide food for his family and make some money off the produce…

May 27, 2016
The Cable
Research-based assessment of Buhari’s first year and what to expect next
Even though the government agrees that things are tough at the moment, it still argues that it has performed well, by building the foundation for a prosperous country – they have also made it a point of duty to keep reminding Nigerians how the last administration raped the country. Any harsh assessment coming from any analyst who is deemed to have worked for the PDP, or sympathetic to it, is always downplayed, no matter how insightful…

May 5, 2016
Deadly conflicts over green pastures in Nigeria
It was too late for the residents of Ukpabi Nimbo, as the attackers invaded their village. According to media reports, heavily armed herdsmen stormed the village in the southeast of Nigeria at the end of April. Dozens were killed, houses and churches were destroyed…

April 29, 2016
A tale of how Fulani herdsmen became Nigeria’s most dangerous force
A Nigerian based research company, SB Morgen has released an extensive report detailing attacks by Fulani Herdsmen from 1999 till date. The report catalogues how these attacks have grown exponentially between 2011 and 2015. From about 19 attacks between 1997 and 2012 it has now grown to 371 incidents, with the bulk being in the Middle-Belt and North-West. By this time, the attacks had also reached the South-South and the South-East, with a sprinkling in the South-West, particularly in the westernmost parts of Oyo State…

February 22, 2016
Foreign exchange policy yields mixed results – Research report
There are indications in the markets that both the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and the federal government would be receiving mixed outcome in respect of the exchange rate policy…

February 11, 2016
Ventures Africa
Here is how the naira fall has affected prices of food items in Nigeria
Despite frantic efforts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to put stringent monetary policies in place, the prices of goods and services are steadily rising throughout the country…

February 10, 2016
Study shows higher food prices in Lagos
Households in the Lagos metropolis may have paid more to prepare a meal in January 2016, than other key Nigerian cities, as prices for food commodities climbed higher says SBM Intelligence, a Lagos based research firm…

January 20, 2016
The Nerve Africa
A few reasons why the Biafra agitation in Nigeria might not be a good idea
For months now, secessionist groups Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been carrying out protests to secure the release of Radio Biafra director Nnamdi Kanu and ask for self-determination. Protests had gone from peaceful to violent at different points and lives have been lost but the Nigerian government has continued to detain Kanu who holds both Nigerian and British citizenship…

December 22, 2015
Business Insider
A dangerous sectarian crisis is brewing in Africa’s largest economy
On December 12 and 13, violence broke out in Zaria, in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, between the military and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria…

December 10, 2015
What is the true cost of petrol in Nigeria?
In Nigeria, the continuous repetition of a set of beliefs in the public space is all it takes to accept them as true, even in the face of data clearly showing otherwise…

October 21, 2015
Premium Times
How Nigerian govt. is fuelling conflict between Nigeria’s Fulani herdsmen, host communities – Report
While the attention of the Nigerian government is focused towards ending the violent Boko Haram insurgency in the country’s North East region, it has turned a blind eye to the equally devastating conflict, brewing in the North Central region, a report released on Tuesday has said…

July 23, 2015
Ventures Africa
From August, Nigerians will pay more for everything they consume
The signs are already visible: the prices for tomatoes, yam, poultry, and fuel are climbing, and at an alarming rate. The worst however is yet to come. Experts have predicted that in the coming months Nigerians will pay more for virtually everything they consume, as key market indicators continue to paint a grimmer picture for Africa’s largest economy’s consumer market…