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Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

Will President Buhari win the "War Against Indiscipline" the second time around? By Amaka Anku, Director, Dilikam Advisors

When he began his first stint as Nigeria’s Head of State after a coup in 1983, General Muhammadu Buhari promised not to allow the “the nonsenses of litigation” interfere with his fight against corruption.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nigerian presidential candidate Remi Sonaiya says "Women cannot keep on being cheerleaders in this country" (AFP Photo/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Remi Sonaiya: Nigeria's first female presidential candidate done with 'cheerleading'

The two main candidates for the governorship of Nigeria’s Lagos state took to the stage, making a flurry of promises to the all-female audience at the select Cosmopolitan Women’s Club.

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum

Nigeria lowers oil price ahead of presidential vote

Africa’s largest oil producer Nigeria on Sunday announced a cut in petrol prices, a month before the country votes in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum

Nigeria's petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke appointed Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) president

Nigeria’s Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Tuesday emerged the new president of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, GECF.

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum

OPEC Said to Name Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke as President for 2015

Diezani Alison-Madueke will succeed Libya’s Abdourhman Ataher Al-Ahirish as OPEC’s President next year, according to a delegate at the group, who asked not to be identified in line with policy.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nigeria's Power Industry Bailout Heads Off Threat to Lenders

Nigeria has headed off a threat to its banking industry by propping up struggling power companies with an intervention fund, said analysts including Pabina Yinkere of Vetiva Capital Management Ltd.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nigeria mulls $20B offers to sell power transmission assets

Nigeria is considering offers of more than $20 billion for the assets of its national electricity transmission company as it struggles to provide adequate power to Africa’s largest economy, Power Minister Chinedu Nebo said.

Catherine Uju Ifejika is one of Africa's few female oil industry bosses

Nigeria's growing number of female oil bosses

The oil and gas industry is still overwhelmingly male, with surveys showing that the executive boardrooms of petroleum companies are mostly a boys’ club.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Nigerian president replaces state oil firm's leadership

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has replaced the top four executives at Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, his office said on Saturday, intervening in one of the country’s most powerful institutions and the source of 80 percent of government revenues.

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

Nigeria Proposes Oil Minister as OPEC Head

Nigeria has put forward its oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, as a contender for OPEC’s top job, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday