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Mo Abudu, who abandoned a high-flying career in the corporate world to run a television studio. Photograph: SundayAlamba/AP

The Lagos power list: 21 people in 21 million

Lagos, a megacity home to an estimated 21 million people, is Nigeria’s cultural and political powerhouse.

Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the President of Nigeria

In spite of Nigeria's progress, somehow the global community & media seems to focus on the negative: Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the President of Nigeria

The world’s negative perception of Nigeria is a “tragedy”, a political official from the country told CNBC, who advocated focusing on the strength of Nigeria’s economy rather than its struggles with Islamist terrorism and increasing instability.

Doyin Okupe, Nigeria's Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the President

Nigeria is doing everything it can to ensure the safe return of kidnapped girls: Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the President of Nigeria (Video)

Doyin Okupe, Nigeria‘s Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the President, Goodluck Jonathan, defends the government’s attempts to tackle the problem of the insurgency and says the “safe return” of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram is key.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Miraculous Deliverance Of Oga Jona: A Satirical Piece on Nigeria by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

As soon as he opened his eyes, he felt it. A strange peace, a calm clarity. He stretched. Even his limbs were stronger and surer. He looked at his phone. Thirty-seven new text messages – and all while he was asleep. With one click, he deleted them.

Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu: The Nigerian Millionaire Who Wants To Negotiate With Boko Haram

When Orji Uzor Kalu, jet-setting Nigerian businessman and controversial politician is in Abuja, he usually spends most of his time at his sprawling mansion which is located a few minutes’ drive away from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, the official residence of Nigeria’s President.

Citibank, Nigeria

Foreign investors shrug off Nigeria risks: Omar Hafeez, Head, Citigroup Nigeria

Worsening security in Nigeria has not deterred foreign investors from buying its assets, Citigroup’s country head said on Wednesday, citing $1.1 billion worth of Eurobonds it had traded for three local lenders so far this year.

Protesters march to the presidential villa in Abuja to call for the release of kidnapped schoolgirls

Nigeria signs $1.2M PR deal to improve image after Boko Haram kidnappings

The Nigerian government has signed a contract worth more than $1.2 million with a Washington DC public relations firm to deal with the fallout from the Boko Haram kidnappings.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nothing is more important than bringing home Nigeria's missing girls: Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

I have had to remain quiet about the continuing efforts by Nigeria’s military, police and investigators to find the girls kidnapped in April from the town of Chibok by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

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What's Wrong With the Western Media's Well-Intentioned Boko Haram Coverage

The West’s Nigeria coverage is perfectly described by this one anecdote: Nigerians live with Boko Haram’s terrorism for five years, and when the western media finally takes notice, it latches onto a hashtag and wrongly identifies the creator of the hashtag as an American woman.

Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

Doyin Okupe on BBC HARDtalk: It took the American government 444 days to free the hostages during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis (Video)

BBC HardTalk’s Stephen Sackur recently interviewed Doyin Okupe, the Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan.