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February 20, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Lamido Sanusi Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor in Bombshell “Suspension”

Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday ordered the immediate suspension of Lamido Sanusi, the governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank. According to the BBC, Reuters, and the Financial Times, tr…

Nigeria's central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters at the World Islamic Economic Forum in London October 30, 2013.

March 4, 2019

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 23–March 1

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between February 23 to March 1, 2019.


April 18, 2018

Traditional Rulers Hold Real Power in Nigeria

Emir Muhammed Sanusi is more than a traditional religious leader and he enjoys much greater influence than do Indian maharajas today.


June 16, 2017

Nigerian Corruption Exposed

An important factor in the 2015 presidential victory of Muhammadu Buhari—the first time in Nigeria’s history that the opposition came to power through the ballot box—was the perception that the admin…

Nigerian Corruption Exposed Goodluck Jonathan

January 17, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor to Stay

According to the Nigerian media on January 9, an angry President Goodluck Jonathan asked the governor of the Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi, to resign immediately. Sanusi’s term is up in June, and he ha…

Nigeria's central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi attends an interview with Reuters at the World Islamic Economic Forum in London October 30, 2013.

June 10, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Churning Is About More Than Elite Politics

This post was co-authored by John Campbell and  Jim Sanders. Jim was a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are their personal views. The …

Commanding officers salute during a parade for the Nigeria Army's 150th anniversary celebration in Abuja, July 6, 2013. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters)

December 17, 2012

Nigeria’s High Cost of Governance

Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria’s courageous governor of the Central Bank, has once again called attention to the high cost of government in Nigeria.  He claims, credibly, that at least 70 percent of governme…

 Nigeria's central bank governor Lamido Sule Lamido speaks at conference on banking reforms in Nigeria in Lago 11/02/2010.

March 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Anxiety Grows Over Election Rigging in Nigeria

  The Nigerian media as well as my personal contacts are expressing heightened anxiety that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is preparing to rig the national elections, now scheduled for Ma…

Attahiru Jega

November 20, 2015

Africa Taps Global Bond Markets at Rapid Rate

This is a guest post by Aubrey Hruby and Jake Bright. They are the authors of The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse. Sub-Saharan African governments are tapping global c…

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

April 3, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
“Hard for Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Not To Run in 2015—But Can he Win?”

That was the title of my December 20, 2013 post. It appeared in the aftermath of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s highly critical letter to Jonathan cataloging the latter’s political failures, th…

Voting 2015 Nigeria