West Africa

The rise and rise of Access Bank

Access Bank has risen to become Nigeria’s biggest bank and is rapidly becoming a major force across the continent. Dianna Games spoke to MD Herbert Wigwe to find out more about the bank’s growth strategy

Charles Okpaleke: Living the dream

Charles Okpaleke’s journey, from struggling student to top film producer, and the operator of Nigeria’s first drive-in cinema, reads like the script of a Nollywood epic. Profile by Gail Collins

Nigeria’s power deficit holds back growth

Nigeria is Africa’s top oil producer, but 65% of its population do not have access to reliable power. Dianna Games examines one of the main brakes on the country’s economic development