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Remi Sonaiya, 2015 Presidential Candidate, KOWA Party

Is this leading lady Nigeria's next president?

Oluremi Sonaiya doesn’t mind being called a political outsider. In fact, she embraces the term.

Hadi Sirika, Nigeria's Minister of State on Aviation

Nigeria plans to set up national airline, develop aviation capacity

Nigeria has appointed advisers to help it set up a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure — currently seen as a barrier to economic growth — to create a hub for West Africa, junior aviation minister Hadi Sirika said earlier this month.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Yahoo/Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Fool Nigeria Once, Shame on You. Fool Nigeria Twice ...

It’s been a tough year for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The mood in Africa’s most populous nation is a far cry from the euphoria that greeted his historic 2015 election.

NNPC Towers, Abuja, Nigeria. Credit: iloveabuja.com.ng

Nigeria proposes broad oil sector overhaul and potential NNPC stock exchange listing

Nigeria outlined a plan to overhaul state oil company NNPC and eventually list it on the stock exchange in a bid to modernize and streamline the industry.

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s new Finance Minister, takes office before President Muhammadu Buhari

Party barons on notice as President Buhari puts voters first

As the epicentre of political life in Nigeria, the Hilton hotel in Abuja can usually be relied upon to reflect prevailing trends.

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

Nigerian cabinet hints at austere rule

For the best part of six months Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has kept everyone guessing about how he will run Africa’s most populous nation.

The Key Ministers in Nigerian President Buhari's Cabinet

Here are five key ministers in Nigerian President Buhari's cabinet

After more than seven months since he won election as president in Africa’s biggest economy, Muhammadu Buhari named his cabinet.

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

Nigeria's cabinet: Seven people to watch in Buhari's team

Nigerians finally know the names of those who will form President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, after the senate approved the list of 36 nominees, five months after the president took office.

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

Nigeria's Senate confirms President Buhari's ministerial picks

Nigeria’s Senate approved the final list of 18 cabinet nominees submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, bringing to 36 the total number considered fit to be ministers.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria's Buhari sends second batch of cabinet nominees to senate

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted a second list of candidates for his cabinet to the upper house of parliament for approval, Senate President Bukola Saraki said on his Twitter feed on Monday.

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (L), former Governor of Rivers State; Muhammadu Buhari (C), President of Nigeria; & Babatunde Fashola (R), former Governor of Lagos State

Nigeria's Buhari nominates Fashola, Amaechi as ministers

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari nominated four former state governors and the current head of the national oil company as ministers in his administration, according to a list presented to lawmakers in the capital, Abuja.

Clock ticking for Nigeria's Buhari

Clock ticking for Nigeria's Buhari

Apart from three appointments – two spokesmen and a chief of protocol – there were no new hirings. It was a puzzling departure from tradition. Since 1999, every new president makes a cluster of top appointments – including national security adviser, chief of staff and military chiefs – within the first 24 hours in office.

Nigerian billionaire business man Aliko Dangote. Credit: Benedicte Kurzen/NOOR/theafricareport.com

Billionaire Aliko Dangote's smooth landing

With a new government in power, the business magnate is betting on his huge refinery and agriculture projects taking off. Meanwhile, Dangote Cement continues an expansion plan that has left others scrambling to catch up.

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

Buhari advised to end fuel subsidy

Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, has been advised by his transition committee to end a fuel subsidy program and privatize Nigeria’s four refineries, senior sources in his party told Reuters on Sunday.

The PDP’s lack of faith in biometric registration played into the hands of the tech-savvy APC. Credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

How the Nigerian electoral race was won

With less money than its rivals, the APC poached ruling party dissidents and used technology and social media to get its message out and monitor the vote.

Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria’s President in historic transfer of power.

Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria’s President in historic transfer of power

Muhammadu Buhari, a 72-year-old retired general, took Nigeria’s oath of office on Friday, assuming the presidency of Africa’s most populous nation. The ceremony, rich with military pomp and cultural tradition, marked a historic transfer of power on the continent.

Profile of Nigeria's new APC administration

Nigeria: Changing of the Guard - Africa Practice (Infographic & Report)

On 28 March 2015, 16 years of rule by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria came to an end as the All Progressives Congress (APC), a recently assembled opposition party, swept to victory in general elections, taking control of both the federal executive and the national legislature.

Nigeria’s President-elect Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari will release full audit on Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will publish the full audit of the state oil company and expects it will need to repay the government more than previously recommended, his party’s policy director said.

'Jagaban' Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State

'Jagaban' Bola Tinubu: How the 'Godfather of Lagos' could shape Nigeria's government

“I am a talent hunter. I put talents in office, I help them,” says former Lagos state governor and opposition alliance leader Bola Tinubu, being quite open about his role as one of Nigeria’s most powerful political godfathers.

Nigeria's election - Africa's shining moment

Nigeria's election: Africa's shining moment - Razia Khan, Head of Africa Research, Standard Chartered

The All Progressives Congress (APC), led by former military leader General Muhammadu Buhari, has won the presidential election, unseating the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that has dominated Nigeria since its 1999 transition to civilian rule.

Central Bank of Nigeria sees pressure on Naira easing after vote

Central Bank of Nigeria sees pressure on Naira easing after vote

Portfolio inflows to Nigeria jumped since last month’s presidential elections, easing pressure on the currency of Africa’s biggest oil producer, according to the central bank.

Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria's President-Elect Muhamadu Buhari. Credit: lindaikeji.blogspot.com/George Okoro

Aisha Buhari: a new style of First Lady in Nigeria?

“Few would have believed that the taciturn, austere General Buhari had a soft, smiling and sweet woman at home,” the Vanguard daily said after the former military ruler was elected Nigeria’s next president.

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-Elect

Nigeria's APC wins landslide over PDP in state polls (Infographic)

The party of Nigeria‘s incoming president has won a landslide in elections for powerful state governors, ending the former ruling party’s dominance. The All Progressives Congress (APC) won 19 of the 28 governor posts in results declared from Saturday’s elections.

Nigeria's President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari casting his vote for the Governorship and House of Assembly election in Daura, Katsina State, on April 11, 2015 (AFP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze)

Nigeria's incoming ruling party APC makes gains in state governorship elections

Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress on Sunday made key gains in regional elections and kept power in the economic capital Lagos, strengthening its position nationwide after a historic win in the presidential vote last month.

Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor-Elect, Lagos State, Nigeria

Nigeria's APC candidate Akinwunmi Ambode wins Lagos state governorship

Nigeria‘s All Progressives Congress (APC), the party of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, retained the Lagos state governorship on Sunday after its candidate Akinwunmi Ambode won 811,547 votes.

APC's Governorship Candidate for Taraba state and Taraba Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan: Could she become Nigeria's first elected female governor?

Results expected in Nigeria's governorship elections

Results were expected to be announced from Sunday in Nigeria‘s state governorship and local assembly polls, after voting wrapped up across the country. A total of 29 governorship and deputy governorship positions from Nigeria’s 36 states are up for grabs and seats in all of the states’ legislatures.

The main candidates for Lagos State Governor: Jimi Agbaje (Left), People's Democratic Party (PDP), and Akinwunmi Ambode, All Progressives Congress (APC)

Nigeria's ruling PDP faces state governors test after president ousted

Nigeria’s Peoples Democratic Party is seeking to win at gubernatorial elections after it lost its grip on national power in Africa’s biggest oil producer when President Goodluck Jonathan was defeated in a vote last month.

Nigeria's President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari. Photographer: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

Buhari pursues cabinet to boost Nigeria's economy and battle Boko Haram

Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory over an incumbent president was unprecedented in Nigerian history.

Major General (Ret.) Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-Elect

We will effectively deal with them in a few months: Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-Elect, vows to stop Boko Haram (Video)

Muhammadu Buhari made history on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 when he became the first opposition presidential candidate in Nigeria to beat a sitting president in an election.

Wole Soyinka, Africa’s first Nobel Laureate for Literature

Nigerians must forgive Buhari's past, says Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka

Africa’s first Nobel laureate for literature, Wole Soyinka, said Nigerians must show a Nelson Mandela-like ability to forgive president-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s past as an iron-fisted military ruler.

Ayo Salami, CIO, Duet Africa Funds, Duet Asset Management

View on Nigeria: Ayo Salami, CIO, Duet Africa Funds, Duet Asset Management

On Nigeria’s recent election and its implications for the markets, Ayo Salami, CIO of the Duet Africa Fund (assets under management USD5.5bn), said: “The one key risk priced into the market was post-electoral violence or a stand-off between political rivals.

Nigeria's opposition presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

5 Things to Know About Muhammadu Buhari

Officials on Tuesday began tallying the remaining votes cast in Nigeria’s presidential election, after former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari took the lead with about half the country reporting.

Elections in Nigeria. (AP Photo/Kunle Ogunfuyi)

Now that votes are in, the dangerous part of Nigeria's election has begun

After waiting in long lines around the country over the past two days to vote, Nigerians are engaged in another long wait—to find out who will lead their country for the next four years.

Campaigners for Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan is Nigeria's President and the ruling PDP's presidential candidate. Credit: qz.com

Party Politics in Nigeria's Presidential Election

Nigeria is holding elections Saturday following two years of political unrest. Voters will elect both a president and parliament. The ruling People’s Democratic Party, or PDP, is facing its first real test since coming to power in 1999.

Muhammadu Buhari, Presidential Candidate of Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress (APC)

How Nigeria presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari went from 'ruthless ex-dictator' to 'weak leader'

General Muhammadu Buhari, the former military head of state and presidential candidate of the opposition APC party has a reputation in Nigeria as a no-nonsense hard man earned during his hardline 20-month military government rule from 1984 to 1985.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nigeria should curb president's oil licensing powers, say lawmakers

The Nigerian president’s power to grant oil licenses should be removed and the government should float 30 percent of the state oil company, lawmakers recommended in a report on a bill aimed at cleaning up the industry in Africa’s top crude producer.

Opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), speaks during the Nigeria Labour Congress in Abuja, February 9, 2015. AFOLABI SOTUNDE/REUTERS

Nigerian Opposition Leader Buhari Arrives in London on 'Charm Offensive'

Nigerian opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari has flown to London in an attempt to ease Western fears about his leadership in the event that he succeeds in winning the upcoming presidential election.

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria

Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, quits ruling party in blow to current president, Goodluck Jonathan

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has quit the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that he helped found, in a blow to President Goodluck Jonathan six weeks before an election.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nigeria postponing February 14 elections amid security issues in the northeast

Nigeria‘s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will postpone the February 14 presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure parts of the northeastern areas under the sway of Boko Haram.

Nigeria's National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015. Nigeria should delay elections planned for next month to give organizers more time to distribute millions of biometric ID cards to voters, the National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insists no need for vote delay

Nigeria’s National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki listens to a question after his address at Chatham House in London, January 22, 2015. Nigeria…

Goodluck Jonathan is still the favorite for Nigeria's February 14 election (AFP Photo/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Could Goodluck Jonathan lose next week's election? Nigeria seeing shift in ethno-religious politics ahead of vote

Less than two weeks from national polls, Nigeria’s ruling party is facing unprecedented shifts in the politics of religion that could spell trouble for the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's former military ruler who is hoping to be the country's next president, addresses a rally in Lagos. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

How my father's jailer can offer Nigeria a fresh start: Lola Shoneyin, Nigerian novelist and poet

With presidential polls two weeks away, a Nigerian author explains why she is supporting Muhammadu Buhari – a man who brought great suffering to her family