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Trading places and faces

A web of commodity, oil and property companies face growing scrutiny as Nigerian and British investigators collaborate

As Britain's long-running investigations into Nigerian former Oil Minister Diezani Allison-Madueke move towards a finale in October, they have now snagged a clutch of ambitious Nig...


Letting a crisis go to waste

President Buhari's supporters insist he's about to take back the reins of office and all bets are off for the 2019 election

Politicians from Chicago to China insist that lurking behind every crisis is an opportunity. Nigeria has been putting that adage to the test, first with the crashing oil prices and...


After Ellen

Presidential hopefuls are finding it difficult to get their message heard in a crowded field of twenty candidates

Officially, campaigning for the seat shortly to be vacated by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first female President and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, began on 31 July. Y...


Who loves ya, BBY?

Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne declared on 1 August that the presidential coalition Benno Bokk Yakaar, which he managed, had swept the electoral board, taking 42 of S...


No licence to drill

African Petroleum Corporation Limited, founded by Vasile 'Frank' Timis, risks losing its foothold in Gambia's growing oil and gas sector after failing to renew the exploration lice...


Diezani in their sights

The net tightens around former Oil Minister Allison-Madueke as US prosecutors target her business partners' assets

The filing of a US$144 million assets recovery case in Houston on 14 July points to substantive progress in international investigations into tens of billions of dollars of oil con...


Polarisation politics

Efforts to enflame north-south relations have triggered widespread condemnation and revived memories of the civil war

Of all the fights to pick in Nigeria, attacking the Igbo people is probably the most incendiary. Perhaps that was the motivation of the northern Arewa Youth Consultative Forum last...


A date with destiny

Expectations are building about a statement on 29 May – the mid-point of Muhammadu Buhari's presidential term

When the army chief warns politicians to stop approaching 'officers and soldiers for undisclosed political reasons', as General Tukur Buratai did on 16 May, and the government's to...

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Cash and cache

A third soldiers' mutiny this year ended on 15 May with the government promising 8,400 men would get the remainder of an €18,000 ($20,000) bonus. The bonus had been agreed at ...


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Mali for Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of France used his debut overseas visit to troops at the French military base in Gao to send a blunt message for two audiences. To the French electorate, ...


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