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February 20, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
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. 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…

April 18, 2018

Nigeria-Emir-Kano-Sanusi-II 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 Goodluck Jonathan 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…

January 17, 2014

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

March 29, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Market Fire Fire Destroys Market in Nigeria’s Second Largest City

Over the weekend—near the end of the Christian observance of Holy Week—a fire broke out in Kano’s Sabon Gari market. It eventually destroyed 3,800 shops, according to the Nigeria Emergency Management…

November 20, 2015

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange 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…

April 25, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16 Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 16-22

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 16, to April 22, 2016. This update also represents violence related to …

June 10, 2014

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

March 6, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Attahiru Jega 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…

April 3, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Voting 2015 Nigeria “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…