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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.

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.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan slams Islamists abroad, is muted at home

A day after gunmen killed 12 people at the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris on Jan. 7, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan issued a statement condemning the “dastardly terrorist attack.”

Wole Soyinka

Walking With Wole Soyinka

Several times, I have met Professor Wole Soyinka without actually meeting him.

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.

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.

Ade Onitolo, Director, Political Risk at IHS Exclusive Analysis

Ade Onitolo, Director, Political Risk at IHS Exclusive Analysis: Violence in Nigeria Hasn't Put Investors Off (Video)

According to Ade Onitolo, the Director of Political Risk at IHS Exclusive Analysis, violence by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, has not dissuaded investors in Nigeria who take a long-term view.

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.

Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan ("GEJ") of Nigeria is clueless, incompetent, and callous: 35 reasons why this is a big lie

The Economist magazine recently published an article on Nigeria in which it described the government of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (“GEJ”) as “A clueless government”.