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Not much magic: Nigeria’s Buhari completes his first year in office

After a mixed start, the hope and goodwill on which Buhari was elected a year ago is starting to run low.

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The state of Nigeria’s (live) music industry

With the burst of Afrobeats on to the international scene, much of the world now looks to the Nigerian music industry as the leading charge to establish a permanent African presence on the global pop landscape.

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Another $15 billion missing from Nigeria’s government

First up, is the chart below from the newly launched Global Consumption and Income Project (GCIP) spearheaded by Professor Sanjay Reddy of the New School for Social Research. (We’ve written before about Professor Reddy’s work challenging the World Bank’s poverty estimates here.) The chart shows levels of income inequality across African countries for the year 2014 (most recent year with available data).

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Wither the Left in Nigeria?

Most contemporary observers of Nigerian politics would be surprised to learn that the Left has been a significant part of the country’s postcolonial history.

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Boko Haram, Islamic State, and the underlying concerns for West Africa

Last year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. What’s come of it?

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How to save Nigeria’s economy and stop corruption

The collapsed price of oil is putting pressure on oil exporters around the world, from Canada to Kuwait.

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