24 June, 2019
Petroleum Economist
Wave of delta kidnappings rings alarm bells
Fears that militant violence and sabotage in the Niger delta are about to take off again has been fuelled by a spate of kidnappings of oil industry workers over recent weeks…

11 June, 2019
CNBC Africa
Ahmad Lawan elected as Nigeria’s Senate President
Legislators of Nigeria’s 9th National Assembly have elected Senator Ahmad Lawan as Senate President of the upper chambers. While Senator Ovie Omo-Agege clinched the position of the Deputy Senate President…

10 June, 2019
Relief Web
Widespread violence ushers in President’s new term
The Nigeria elections in 2019 that brought President Muhammadu Buhari back into office for a second term were marred by political violence, some of it by soldiers and police officers, Human Rights Watch said…

5 June, 2019
Bloomberg
Nigeria’s oil thieves roar back even as militants kept in check
Just as Nigeria gets to grips with militants who brought the nation’s oil industry to its knees a few years ago, another group of longstanding foes are slowly making a comeback: thieves…

3 June, 2019
Premium Times
How Buhari’s Tradermoni, CCT, could ‘ve raised financial inclusion
Shuaibu Sani from Gidan Tsika village in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State is a beneficiary of the government Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme. From the ₦10,000 he is paid bi-monthly, he manages to save ₦600…

31 May, 2019
BBC
Focus on Africa (Audio)
The African Continental Free Trade Area is now in full effect, after 23 countries out of 44 signed an agreement to create one African market which could potentially be worth trillions of dollars…

29 May, 2019
Bloomberg
Voter apathy clouds Buhari’s second term as Nigerian President
When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari begins his second term on Wednesday, he’ll do so with the blessing of just 8% of the nation’s 201 million people…

CNN
Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for second term, facing key security challenges
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari took the reins of leadership for another term on Wednesday, against a tense backdrop of insecurity and economic uncertainty…

28 May, 2019
Financial Times
Muhammadu Buhari’s challenge to keep Nigeria’s lights on
Babatunde Fashola’s office was buzzing like so many Nigerian workplaces, humming and whirring as diesel generators and batteries clicked on when the power cut out. That he is Nigeria’s power minister was an irony not lost on him…

25 May, 2019
Quartz
Nigeria’s middle class keep emigrating to Canada, Australia
When Timi and Ehis got married in a small, intimate ceremony in Lagos last October, it marked the start of their new lives together—but it was not one they planned to live in Nigeria…

24 May, 2019
Daily Post
2019 Elections: Death of 626 Nigerians unacceptable – Stakeholders
Nigerians across the country have described as most unfortunate and condemnable the death of over 600 Nigerians during the just concluded general elections…

Vanguard
626 killed in 2019 elections ― Report
No less than 626 persons were reportedly killed in the event leading to and during the conduct of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria…

20 May, 2019
The National
Muhammadu Buhari promises to take Nigeria to the ‘next level’ after winning second term
It was billed as a close contest between two septuagenarian heavyweights vying to lead Africa’s largest democracy. But after a one-week delay, accusations of political chicanery from both sides, and election-related violence that led to at least 39 deaths, incumbent Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari secured a second term in office over major opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar…

19 May, 2019
Premium Times
Tension in Nigeria as Buhari govt accuses opposition of subversive tactics
The Nigerian government’s media onslaught over purported opposition plots to seize power with extralegal tactics could have a serious implication for the nation’s already fragile stability, security experts warned on Thursday…

10 May, 2019
BusinessDay
What SBM’s Jollof index says about inflation in Nigeria’s regions
For the first time in four years since SBM Intelligence, an arm of SB Morgen, started tracking prices of key household items across major markets in Nigeria, Onitsha and Awka collected the mantle of the most pocket-friendly cities to cook jollof from Lagos…

8 May, 2019
Al Jazeera
Nigeria tribunal to hear petitions on president’s election win
A panel of five judges at Nigeria’s appellate court opened a hearing on Wednesday into legal challenges filed by the country’s main opposition against the outcome of February’s presidential polls, as a throng of protesting women converged outside…

BBC Pidgin
Jollof rice cheap pass to cook for Onitsha and Awka inside Nigeria
City of Onitsha and Awka for Anambra State for south east Nigeria don become di cheapest city to cook jollof rice for di kontri according to report by SBM Intelligence…

30 April, 2019
Bloomberg
Nigeria’s oil exports surge blighted by abductions, outages
A spate of disruptions and security concerns, including kidnappings, are threatening to hinder surging Nigerian oil exports…

29 April, 2019
Oilprice.com
Africa’s largest oil producer aims to double production
Africa’s largest oil producer, Nigeria, is dusting off an ambitious plan to double its oil production by 2025, aiming to pump as much as 4 million bpd in six years’ time—a goal that analysts think may be too ambitious for the country to achieve…

25 April, 2019
Bloomberg
Nigeria revives plan to double crude oil output, triple refining
Nigeria plans to almost double oil production and triple its refining capacity by 2025, reviving previous pledges that turned out to be hard to achieve in practice…

16 April, 2019
Guardian
Experts advocate data use, policy reform to tackle insecurity in Nigeria
Security experts in the country have identified data collation and usage as necessary tool to tackle insecurity in the country, while calling for a reform of policies in the sector. The pundits spoke yesterday at Securex West Africa Conference in Lagos…


News Agency of Nigeria
Experts: Data essential to tackle security challenges in Nigeria
Security experts on Tuesday said data gathering and usage were very essential to tackling security challenges in Nigeria…

9 April, 2019
Security News Desk
Securex West Africa 2019; stand highlights
Calling all Securex West Africa 2019 visitors! Tomorrow will mark ONE week exactly until we open our doors for the 9TH edition of the region’s largest exhibition and conference for Security, Fire and Safety…

6 April, 2019
Bloomberg
Nigeria’s suspended Chief Justice plans to retire, lawyer says
Walter Onnoghen has decided to step down as Nigeria’s chief justice, more than a month after he was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on the eve of general elections over allegations that he falsely declared his assets…

3 April, 2019
Premium Times
Why ‘Third Force’ failed in 2019 elections
Before the Presidential and National Assembly polls in the 2019 general elections, there was an expectation that a ‘third force party’ would emerge to challenge the dominance of the two main political parties in Nigeria…

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…

Quartz
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
Bloomberg
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…

CNN
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
ThisDay
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…

28 February, 2019
Bloomberg
Triumphant Buhari can forget honeymoon as Nigeria woes mount
Muhammadu Buhari will have little time to celebrate his resounding victory in Nigeria’s presidential election before facing the multitude of problems dogging Africa’s biggest oil producer…

Upstream Online
Doubts cast over vote for Buhari in Nigeria
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has won a second term in an electoral process that SB Morgen’s Nigerian risk subsidiary SBM Intel; said “was amongst the most flawed in the country’s history, opening the way for dissent and social strife.

27 February, 2019
NPR
Nigerian President Buhari wins second term while opponent calls election a ‘sham’
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term to lead the most populous country in Africa, the country’s elections authority said Wednesday, while his main opponent promised to challenge the result in court…

26 February, 2019
The Associated Press
Nigeria president’s campaign says he has numbers to win vote
Nigeria’s president appeared poised to win a second term in Africa’s largest democracy, with unofficial results on Tuesday showing a victory, a campaign spokesman said — news that set off celebrations in the capital…

25 February, 2019
New York Times
Dozens dead in Nigeria as election results are delayed
Election Day violence killed at least 39 people across Nigeria, civil society groups reported, and with ballot-counting halted and rumors flying, Nigerians were left waiting on Monday for an announcement of the winner in the presidential contest…

ThisDay
Marred by glitches and violence
When Google experienced a glitch that caused the Nigerian Naira to trade at 184 per US dollar few hours before the presidential election, a clairvoyant would have interpreted it as a sign the election would be marred by glitches and violence; and would have been right…

24 February, 2019
AP
Nigeria votes for a 2nd day in places as death toll rises
Nigeria faced a second day of voting in scattered areas Sunday in a presidential election seen as too close to call, while the death toll from vote-related violence mounted in Africa’s largest democracy…

Reuters
Observers say several killed in Nigeria poll violence
As many as 35 people were killed in election violence in Nigeria civil society groups said on Sunday after voters went to the polls in a tight presidential race between President Muhammadu Buhari and businessman Atiku Abubakar…

23 February, 2019
AFP
Nigeria votes for a new president after delay
Nigerians vote for a new president on Saturday after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence…

22 February, 2019
CNN
Nigerians get ready for election day (again)
Nigerians are expected to cast their ballots on Saturday, seven days after the country’s presidential and parliamentary election were abruptly postponed just hours before polling stations opened…

Reuters
Nigeria’s Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians “to go out and vote”, promising there would be adequate security for Saturday’s postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar…

21 February, 2019
Quartz
Nigeria’s election delay disrupts wedding plans, life
When Gladys Megai first heard the second half of Nigeria’s elections had been rescheduled to hold on her wedding day (Mar. 9), she thought it was fake news…

20 February, 2019
The Africa Report
Forget Nigerian election delay; Devaluation fears will drive markets
It will take much more than a one-week delay in Nigeria’s election to influence stock and currency markets…

18 February, 2019
The Guardian
Nigerians need to be apologised to, says Former Delta speaker
Former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Victor Ochei has said that independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), should properly apologise to Nigerians over the postponement of the 2019 general elections…

Pulse
Nigeria will lose over $1 billion in GDP for postponing the 2019 general elections
For postponing the Saturday, February 16 and March 2019 elections, Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, may lose about 2% of its GDP to the delays and other electioneering activities, analysts have projected…

16 February, 2019
Associated Press
Nigeria’s candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay
Nigeria’s top candidates on Saturday condemned the surprise last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa’s largest democracy for calm…

Bloomberg
Nigeria’s last-minute postponement throws vote into disarray
The last-minute delay of Nigeria’s general elections by a week carries dangers for both President Muhammadu Buhari and his main opponent, Atiku Abubakar…

15 February, 2019
The Atlantic
Nigeria’s militarized democracy faces a test at the polls
Politics in Nigeria can be like General Hospital or Coronation Street—a long-running soap opera in which the cast rarely changes. Except here, it’s all about the military…

Bloomberg
Islamic State wreaks havoc as turbulent Nigeria nears vote
Amina Sanusi was getting ready for morning prayers at her home in northeastern Nigeria when she heard gunshots and explosions…

Foreign Policy
Slouching toward secession in Nigeria
As Emeka Udeze recently counted the 1,200 naira ($3.32) he made from the sale of a generator set, he turned on the radio in his store. Nearby shopkeepers began to troop into Udeze’s shop, which also doubled as a warehouse in this town in the area of eastern Nigeria that was once part of the independent state of Biafra. Every evening during the radio broadcasts, they all gather in Udeze’s shop to listen and debate…

14 February, 2019
Africa Check
Battle of the titans: Fact-checking arch-rivals in race for Nigeria’s presidency
This week, Nigerians will elect a president. They are spoilt for choice: the official list has 73 names for the presidency, though some have since dropped out or endorsed others…

13 February, 2019
Reuters
Nigeria’s election: young voters, old candidates
Two men in their 70s are contesting a Nigerian presidential election in which half the registered voters are aged between 18 and 35…

10 February, 2019
AFP
Nigeria’s main parties in access row as campaign peaks
Nigeria’s president and ruling party were on Saturday accused of dirty tricks to stifle opposition support, with one week to go before the election in Africa’s most populous nation…

6 February, 2019
BBC
Atiku Abubakar – the Nigerian operator who knows how to make money
The man aiming to wrest the Nigerian presidency from Muhammadu Buhari has built a career circling the summits of public life…

30 January, 2019
Quartz
Nigeria’s rice tariffs not slowing imports
Rice is Nigeria’s most popular food staple. A few generations ago, pre-independence in 1960, long grain rice was something only elites had with any regularity, for many Nigerians it was something for the weekend or special occasions…

Radio France International
Nigeria’s Chief Justice sacked over undeclared assets
A political storm has broken out in Nigeria following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to sack the country’s Chief Justice just weeks before the presidential elections…

28 January, 2019
AFP
Nigeria says top judge’s suspension not linked to election
Nigeria’s government has denied suggestions that the suspension of the country’s top judge on corruption charges was linked to next month’s election…

Financial Times
Nigeria warns over ‘foreign interference’ ahead of election
The Nigerian government has said it will not accept “foreign interference” in February’s presidential elections after the EU, UK and US spoke out against the sudden suspension of the chief justice…

Jesuit Review
A peaceful, if not controversy-free, transition in D.R. Congo
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Jan. 24, marking the country’s first peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium nearly 60 years ago…

25 January, 2019
AFP
Nigeria government suspends top judge before elections
President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Nigeria’s top judge pending the outcome of his disputed trial on corruption charges, the government said Friday…

Bloomberg
Nigeria jolted ahead of election as president suspends top judge
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen just weeks before what’s set to be a tight presidential vote in Africa’s most populous nation, in a move the main opposition party condemned as an “act of dictatorship.”…

Mail & Guardian
Nigeria braces for knife-edge election (again)
His name is Jubril al Sudani, they said. The real president is dead. A clone, an impostor imported from Sudan, has been running the country for months…

24 January, 2019
Bloomberg
Ex-world banker Oby Ezekwesili ends Nigeria presidential bid
Former World Bank Vice President for Africa Oby Ezekwesili said she was withdrawing her candidacy from next month’s presidential election in Nigeria to back an opposition coalition instead…

Mudslinging stifles policy debate in Nigerian election campaign
Nigerian election campaigns are never for the faint-hearted, but the vitriol of this year’s presidential contest is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase gutter politics…

22 January, 2019
Business AM
Bankers see naira slide, high interest rate, stock fall in 2019
Amidst political uncertainties and low business confidence in the economy in the build up to the 2019 general elections, bankers under the aegis of the Financial Market Dealers Association (FMDA), are predicting a routing of Nigeria’s currency, the naira with depreciation against the United States dollar strongly seen in the first, second, third and fourth quarters of 2019…

21 January, 2019
Bloomberg
Insurgents plan ‘massive attacks’ in Nigeria, minister says
Nigeria’s government has evidence that Boko Haram Islamist militants as well as armed bandits are planning to carry out attacks across the nation ahead of elections next month, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said…

18 January, 2019
Premium Times
Farmers-Herders Conflicts: Buhari, Atiku campaign manifestos lack solutions
Nigeria may continue to walk a violent tightrope as measures towards addressing the country’s farmers-herdsmen conflict, considered a threat to national survival, are not in the re-election campaign manifesto of President Muhammadu Buhari and only mentioned with a casual air in Atiku Abubakar’s plans…

Upstream Online
Nigerian militants warn of oil production shut-down
Two affiliated militant groups operating in Nigeria’s Niger Delta have warned that they will seek to shut down oil production in coastal areas if the federal government proceeds with the prosecution of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen…

17 January, 2019
Bloomberg
Thatcher-loving Nigeria candidate pushes radical economic change
In Nigeria’s personality-driven politics, there’s usually little differentiating presidential candidates in terms of ideology or economic policy…

15 January, 2019
Business Day
Onnoghen: Again, Nigeria fails democracy test
The manner of the recent planned trial of Nigeria’s Chief Justice (CJN) Walter Onnoghen by the Federal Government has once again demonstrated the country’s challenges with entrenching democratic norms, according to SBM Intelligence…

14 January, 2019
Bloomberg
Opposition slams trial of Nigerian Chief Justice before vote
The trial of Nigeria’s top judge got underway in a case that’s prompted lawyers and opposition parties to accuse the government of trying to oust him and spark a constitutional crisis before next month’s presidential election…

10 January, 2019
TRT World
Is the US making moves to counter Chinese and Russian influence in Africa?
The Trump administration recently launched a new Africa policy to counter the ‘predatory’ practices of Russia and China, but many experts in the region say the US is too late to the game…

9 January, 2019
Quartz
Nigeria elections risk security crisis with Boko Haram, herdsmen
On Nov. 18, news broke about an attack on an army base in the village of Metele in northeastern Nigeria by suspected members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter group of Boko Haram, the terrorist organization…

5 January, 2019
Vanguard
Southern Kaduna: I still feel unsafe
The recent violence in Southern Kaduna is the longest on the record, a newly-released report said…

19 December, 2018
Al Jazeera
Nigeria’s former defence chief killed amid growing insecurity
Nigeria’s former chief of defence Air Marshal Alex Badeh, who was facing trial for alleged fraud, criminal breach of trust and money laundering, has been killed by unknown gunmen…

17 December, 2018
Quartz
Nigerian Army says UNICEF, Amnesty Intl aid Boko Haram 
In less than a week, Nigeria’s military has railed against two major international organisations operating in the country…

15 December, 2018
Punch
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…

13 December, 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…

6 December, 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…

27 November, 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…

26 November, 2018
ThisDay
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.

25 November, 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…

21 November, 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…

13 November, 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…

9 November, 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..?

8 November, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

5 November, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

Stears
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…

2 November, 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…

30 October, 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…

29 October, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

28 October, 2018
AFP
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…

16 October, 2018
Quartz
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…

15 October, 2018
BusinessDay
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…

ThisDay
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.

9 October, 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…

8 October, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

2 October, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

27 September, 2018
Bloomberg
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.

23 September, 2018
AFP
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…

3 September, 2018
VOA
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…

30 August, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

23 August, 2018
Quartz
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…

21 August, 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…

20 August, 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…

16 August, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

15 August, 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
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…

2 August, 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…

1 August, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

31 July, 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.

27 July, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

24 July, 2018
AFP
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…

15 July, 2018
AFP
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…

10 July, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

9 July, 2018
BusinessDay
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…

8 July, 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…

6 July, 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…

5 July, 2018
AFP
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…

Bloomberg
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…

 

30 June, 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…

29 June, 2018
Quartz
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…

27 June, 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…

6 June, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

30 May, 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…

29 May, 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…

27 May, 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…

9 May, 2018
BusinessDay
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…

8 May, 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…

26 April, 2018
DW
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…

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

17 April, 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…

12 April, 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.

9 April, 2018
AFP
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…

Bloomberg
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…

29 March, 2018
AFP
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…

28 March, 2018
The Guardian
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…

20 March, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

14 March, 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.

13 March, 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.

12 March, 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…

8 March, 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…

6 March, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

5 March, 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.

28 February, 2018
The Guardian
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…

13 February, 2018
Quartz
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…

12 February, 2018
Quartz
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…

10 February, 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…

7 February, 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…

5 February, 2018
BusinessDay
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…

1 February, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

25 January, 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..?

24 January, 2018
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…

23 January, 2018
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…

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

15 January, 2018
Bloomberg
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…

BusinessDay
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…

12 January, 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…

10 January, 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…

1 January, 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…

31 December, 2017
BusinessDay
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…

5 December, 2017
IranWire
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…

4 December, 2017
AFP
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…

1 December, 2017
BusinessDay
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…

30 November, 2017
Bloomberg
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…

Punch
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…

22 November, 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…

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

11 November, 2017
Punch
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…

3 November, 2017
Bloomberg
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…

YNaija
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?..

28 October, 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…

19 October, 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…

12 October, 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…

11 October, 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…

10 October, 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…

5 October, 2017
Barron’s
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…

4 October, 2017
Bloomberg
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…

BusinessDay
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…

27 September, 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…

Irin
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…

20 September, 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…

16 September, 2017
ThisDay
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 ₦5 billion fund for artisanal and small scale miners recently…

11 September, 2017
Bloomberg
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…

6 September, 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…

5 September, 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…

2 September, 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…

24 August, 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…

23 August, 2017
Quartz
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…

22 August, 2017
YNaija
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…

21 August, 2017
Bloomberg
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…

10 August, 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…

28 July, 2017
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…

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…

 

24 July, 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…

22 July, 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…

18 July, 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…

14 July, 2017
Breitbart
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.”…

12 July, 2017
Newsweek
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…

10 July, 2017
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…

Quartz
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…

30 June, 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…

24 June, 2017
Newsweek
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…

23 June, 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…

22 June, 2017
BusinessDay
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…

14 June, 2017
Irin
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…

12 June, 2017
Newsweek
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…

2 June, 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…

1 June, 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?…

30 May, 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…

29 May, 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…

28 May, 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…

25 May, 2017
Punch
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…

23 May, 2017
Quartz
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)…

Vanguard
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…

19 May, 2017
Bloomberg
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…

9 May, 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…

25 April, 2017
Vanguard
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…

23 April, 2017
NPR
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…

21 April, 2017
Quartz
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…

13 April, 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…

4 April, 2017
Bloomberg
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…

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

18 March, 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…

17 March, 2017
Premium Times
Cost of making jollof rice rose 32 percent 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…

13 March, 2017
Bloomberg
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…

10 March, 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…

4 March, 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…

28 February, 2017
Bloomberg
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…

21 February, 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…

17 February, 2017
AP
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…

13 February, 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…

12 February, 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…

11 February, 2017
BusinessDay
Southern Kaduna crisis threatens Nigeria’s ₦218bn 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…

25 January, 2017
Newsweek
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…

22 January, 2017
YNaija
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…

19 January, 2017
Quartz
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…

12 January, 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?

5 January, 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…

3 January, 2017
Quartz
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…

20 December, 2016
BusinessDay
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…

18 November, 2016
Bloomberg
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…

15 November, 2016
Newsweek
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…

9 November, 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…

27 October, 2016
AP
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…

21 October, 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…

20 October, 2016
AP
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…

27 September, 2016
AP
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…

BBC
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…

16 September, 2016
AP
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…

2 September, 2016
AP
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…

23 August, 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…

7 August, 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…

4 August, 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…

20 June, 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…

2 June, 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…

27 May, 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…

5 May, 2016
DW
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…

29 April, 2016
Nairametrics
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…

22 February, 2016
Vanguard
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…

11 February, 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…

10 February, 2016
BusinessDay
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…

20 January, 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…

22 December, 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…

10 December, 2015
BusinessDay
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…

21 October, 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…

23 July, 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…