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Creole(ly) Nigerian

Nigeria is often broken down into simplistic differences: Muslim North, Christian South; North, West, East; Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa-Fulani. But Nigeria’s past, present and future are …

Winning is the easy part

Whoever takes up residence in Aso Rock after this month’s polls will face a number of critical challenges. James Schneider and Max Siollun lay out …

Baga Massacre: Do Nigerian lives matter?

The Nigerian media did cover the Boko Haram massacre in Baga, northeastern Nigeria. The international media mainly did not. In the wake of this brutal …

Nigeria: Security alert!

With the Boko Haram mayhem at its worst level, the ever-lingering issue of the Niger Delta militancy rearing its head, and Nigeria’s past election violence, …

Nigeria: Boko Haram and Jonathan’s failure

Boko Haram started long before Goodluck Jonathan moved into Aso Rock. But, for a large segment of the electorate, the brutal insurgency’s successes have become …

Nigeria: Citizens, democracy is yours

This month, Nigeria elects its commander-in-chief but the most important office in a democracy is the Office of the Citizen. Nigerians, in the long march …

Nigeria: How progressive is the APC?

Nigeria’s opposition APC is giving the ruling PDP a run for its money in this month’s elections. Nicholas Ibekwe profiles the party, explaining where it …

Who will win here? Part II

LAGOS STATE Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial powerhouse, would be competing with Ghana to be the second-largest economy in West Africa after Nigeria if it were an …