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Nigeria’s New President Is No Messiah, But He Is Showing Potential

AFRICANGLOBE - It will be 100 days since Muhammadu Buhari took on arguably the most important job in Africa on Sunday: the presidency of Nigeria, the most populous nation and largest economy on the continent.

Nigeria: ‘Petrocalypse’ And Muhammadu Buhari’s Inbox

AFRICANGLOBE - On Friday, in the vast expanse of Abuja’s Eagle Square, Muhammadu Buhari became Nigeria’s head of state for the second time. Last Friday was also Democracy Day in Nigeria, and this year there’s less irony in the term than usual; despite his dictatorial past, Buhari took charge this time with an unprecedented popular mandate.

Democratic History: Opposition Candidate Muhammadu Buhari Wins Nigerian Election

AFRICANGLOBE - Opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari has swept to victory in the Nigerian general election, inflicting the first defeat of an incumbent government in the history of Africa’s biggest democracy.

Nigerian Presidential Candidates Urge Peaceful Elections

AFRICANGLOBE - In the renewed accord they jointly signed, Jonathan and Buhari reassured the world of their commitment to a violence-free presidential election on Saturday. In what was titled "Renewal of Our Pledges to Peaceful Elections", they also pledged to respect the outcome of free, fair and credible elections.

Morocco And Nigeria In Diplomatic Spat After Arab King Insulted Nigeria’s...

AFRICANGLOBE - Diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and Morocco worsened Tuesday as the North African country announced the immediate recall of its ambassador from Abuja, following a statement by the Nigerian government.

Nigerian President Visits Recaptured Towns

AFRICANGLOBE - With the federal government gaining the upper hand against the terror group Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday made another unannounced visit to Baga, Mubi and Vintim in Borno and Adamawa States, respectively.

Nigeria’s War Against Boko Haram Sabotaged By The United States

AFRICANGLOBE - Recent reports in leading Nigerian newspapers indicated that Washington is not cooperating in the war against Boko Haram but is actually sabotaging the Nigerian government. The U.S. has refused to provide arms to Nigeria and has blocked a recent sale of helicopters from the State of Israel.

Top Five Elections (And Predictions) In Africa To Watch In 2015

AFRICANGLOBE - Last year’s election predictions for 2014 were generally correct with wins by Minister of Defense Filipe Jacinto Nyussi in Mozambique, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt, Jacob Zuma in South Africa and the field in Tunisia (maybe this one is a stretch). This year is not drumming up the same excitement. But the stakes at hand will be equally big.

Nigeria: We’ll Overcome Security Challenges Despite Sabotage

AFRICANGLOBE - President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday reiterated that Nigeria would overcome its security challenges despite “internal and external sabotage.” The President spoke when he held a meeting with a group of actors and actresses at the Presidential Villa.

Why Washington Is Deploying Against Boko Haram

AFRICANGLOBE - The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that it is dispatching a team of US military advisers to Nigeria to aid the government of president Goodluck Jonathan in rescuing over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram, which has threatened to sell them into slavery.

U.S. Militarism, Economic Development And Nigeria’s Security

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa’s leading oil-exporting state Nigeria has been designated by the West as Africa's largest economy yet the security situation inside the country is deteriorating. The Pentagon recently concluded naval maneuvers off the coast in the Gulf of Guinea while cooperation on military and intelligence affairs with the United States has reached an unprecedented level.

Missing $20 Billion – Nigeria Approves Forensic Audit Of Corrupt Oil...

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria's Federal Government may soon commence the forensic audit of the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, as President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the engagement of reputable international firms to handle the exercise.

Brave Nigerian Youths Stand Up To Muslim Terrorists

AFRICANGLOBE - The CJTF is representative of a newfound confidence and a population unwilling to live under the sway of terrorists. Many CJTF members have suggested that their intimate knowledge of the areas in which they grew up - in contrast to deployed security personnel - allows them to identify suspected Boko Haram members or other suspicious individuals more easily.

20 Billion Dollars Missing From Nigeria’s State Owned Oil Company

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria’s soaring economy has met its match: old-style politics. On Feb. 20, president Goodluck Jonathan suspended central bank governor Lamido Sanusi amid the latter’s claims that $20 billion in revenue was missing from the state oil corporation. The move sparked widening bond spreads and tumbling currency valuation in Africa’s most populous nation.

Nigeria Slams Western Double Standard Over Anti-Homosexual Law

AFRICANGLOBE - The Nigeria's Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, has accused Western countries of double standards over a law banning "same-sex marriages." President Goodluck Jonathan had recently signed a law banning same-sex marriages and shows of same-sex public affection.

Nigeria’s Emerging Economy Is Challenged By Old-Style Politics

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigerian business leaders may bask in the nation's inclusion (along with Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey) among the 'Mint' economies, predicted by Brics creator Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs to lead the next generation of emerging economies. That status will be confirmed if, as expected, Nigeria overtakes South Africa as Africa's largest national economy.