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Aliko Dangote, CEO, Dangote Group

Aliko Dangote: In for the long haul

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, is optimistic that the only place to invest in today is Africa.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The rise of Africa's megacities

Over the last 35 years, the share of Africa’s population living in urban areas climbed from 27% to 40%.

Nigeria's new Oba of Benin: The coronation of a lifetime. Credit: punchng.com

Nigeria's new Oba of Benin: The coronation of a lifetime (Photos)

The rainy season is supposed to be over in Nigeria, but on Thursday just before midnight, torrential rain and crackling lightning let loose over Benin City.

Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group

Africa's richest man Dangote opens Nigeria tomato factory to vie with Chinese imports

Dangote Group, owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, opened a tomato-processing factory near Nigeria’s northern city of Kano aimed at vying for the local market with imports from China.

Elite, stylish and extravagant, the social scene at the annual Lagos polo tournament is as much of a show as the game on the pitch (AFP Photo/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Fascinators and fizz in elite Lagos Polo Club

Elite, stylish and extravagant, the social scene at the annual Lagos polo tournament is as much of a show as the game on the pitch.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Muhammadu Sanusi II), Emir of Kano and former Governor of Nigeria's Central Bank

Nigeria's former Central Bank Governor Lamido Sanusi criticizes President Buhari's currency policy

Respected former head of Nigeria’s Central Bank Lamido Sanusi has said the government should end its policy of trying to maintain the value of the currency, the naira.

AG Mobile launches mobile phones and tablets in Nigeria

AG Mobile launches its mobile devices in Nigeria

African mobile technology brand AG Mobile has launched in Nigeria. AG Mobile is one of Africa’s first original design manufacturers and was the first South African company to build a mobile device in 2007.

Nigerian billionaire Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chairman, BUA Group. Credit: forbes.com

Nigerian billionaire Abdulsamad Rabiu sells flour milling business to Singapore's Olam for $275M

BUA Group, one of Africa’s largest food and infrastructure conglomerates, has sold its flour business to Olam International of Singapore for $275 million.

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (L), Minister of Transportation; Muhammadu Buhari (C), President of Nigeria; and Babatunde Fashola (R), Minister of Power, Works and Housing. Credit: dailypost.ng

President Buhari swears in his cabinet: A quick geopolitical analysis

Over seven months after he was elected, President Buhari has finally sworn in his cabinet.

Aliko Dangote, pictured with his daughter, Halima, at the TIME 100 Gala in New York. Credit: dailymail.co.uk

Aliko Dangote: 5 Things You Can Learn From Africa's Richest Man

A look into one of the wealthiest men on the planet, and what we can learn from his story.

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

Here are the 21 cabinet nominees submitted by Nigeria's President Buhari

Here are the 21 cabinet nominees and their states of origin submitted by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation.

The role of cities in Africa's rise - KPMG

The role of cities in Africa's rise: KPMG (Infographics & Report)

New dynamic markets around the globe are offering boundless opportunities. Firms are gravitating towards new markets in the south and the east, where the inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) are resulting in returns on investment (ROI) far exceeding those of mature markets in Europe and North America.

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.

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, could become the first African owner of an English Premier League football team.

Aliko Dangote: Five things about the Nigerian who wants to buy Arsenal

Five years after Nigerian businessman and Arsenal fan Aliko Dangote’s offer to buy the North London club was rejected, he has been linked to them again.

The top 10 cities for Africa's millionaires

The top 10 cities for Africa's millionaires (Photos, Videos, & Infographic)

Wealthy Nigerians used to travel abroad to get their fix of luxury goods. However these days, they can take a stroll around Victoria Island, an exclusive neighborhood in Lagos where brands like Porsche, Hugo Boss, and Ermenegildo Zegna line the streets.

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.

Nigeria's fashionistas upset by falling oil prices

Nigeria's fashionistas upset by falling oil prices

The drop in world oil prices is hitting the fashion-conscious women of Kano hard.

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

Taxi tricycles drive past campaign billboards and banners in Otuoke, the home town of Nigerian President and People's Democratic Party (PDP) election candidate Goodluck Jonathan in the Niger Delta region, on January 27, 2015 (AFP Photo/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan takes election campaign to key oil region

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday took his re-election campaign to the Niger Delta, knowing that victory in the key oil region will help determine the winner of next month’s vote.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister of Finance

He was Nigeria's worst Central Bank Governor ever, says Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister of Finance, about Charles Soludo, former Central Bank Governor

The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Wednesday took the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Chukwuma Soludo, to the cleaners over his criticism  of President Goodluck Jonathan’s management of the country’s economy.

Arunma Oteh, former Director General of Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Mounir Gwarzo is named Acting Director General of Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), on Monday, named Mounir Gwarzo as its new Acting Director General.

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.”

Muhammadu Buhari, Presidential Candidate of Nigeria's All Progressive Congress (APC)

Will Muhammadu Buhari be Nigeria's next president?

For the first time in Nigeria’s 16 years of democracy, there is real chance that the president could be someone other than the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Zainab Ashadu, Founder of designer handbag maker Zashadu

Zainab Ashadu: The brains behind Nigerian designer handbag maker Zashadu

Nigerian designer, Zainab Ashadu, is the brains behind the Zashadu brand of designer handbags, whose modern, colorful creations use the ancient art of tanning and leather-dyeing from Northern Nigeria.

Cao Baogang (right), vice-president of China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) China-Africa Construction Limited, shakes hands with Nigeria's Transport Minister, Idris Audu Umar, after signing a contract for a railway project in Nigeria in Abuja on November 19, 2014.

China signs its largest overseas contract with $12B Nigeria railway deal

China has secured its biggest overseas engineering contract with a deal worth almost US$12 billion to build a railway in Nigeria.

Standard Chartered and Premise Data are using smart phones to better understand Nigeria consumer price trends.

How Standard Chartered is using smartphones to track consumer prices in Nigeria

Accurate market data is often hard to come by in many African countries.

Smile Communications Nigeria

Smile internet service to cover 60 cities in Nigeria by the end of 2015

Internet service provider Smile Communications has announced plans to cover 60 cities and 9 additional states in Nigeria by the end of 2015.

Osita Chidoka, Nigeria's Minister of Aviation

Nigeria is in talks with investors to set up national carrier airline: Osita Chidoka, Nigeria's Minister of Aviation (Video)

Nigeria is in talks with potential local and global investors to set up a national airline which is expected to launch in 2-4 years.

People walk past an information board on Ebola at a bus terminal in the Obalende district of Lagos, on Oct. 20, 2014. Africa's most-populous nation was on Monday declared officially Ebola free.

WHO Cites Nigeria's Response to Halt Ebola as Blueprint

Nigeria’s success in stopping Ebola shows how the virus can be stamped out and is a blueprint for other developing countries at risk of the disease, according to the World Health Organization.

Lamido Sanusi, Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

Investment key to Northern Nigeria's future: Kano Emir Muhammad Sanusi II

He was once Nigeria’s top banker.

Three Nigerian city clusters that will increasingly compete with Lagos

Three Nigerian city clusters that will increasingly compete with Lagos

Nigeria’s retail and wholesale trade industry has the potential to grow by 7.1% per year, and by 2030 could be the largest contributor to the country’s GDP, according to recent report by McKinsey Global Institute.

Colonel Emeka Ojukwu, Military Governor of Biafra

Nigeria's history problem needs the light from "Half of a Yellow Sun"

We Nigerians must deal with our fear of examining the civil war and the wrongs of the past. Biyi Bandele’s new film is a step forward.

Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano and former Governor of Nigeria's Central Bank

Will Emir Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria's former Central Bank Governor, ruffle feathers?

Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria’s controversial former bank chief, has achieved a life-long ambition.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria

Lamido Sanusi, former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, named as new Emir of Kano

The ousted central bank governor and prominent government critic, Lamido Sanusi, has been named as the new emir of Kano in Nigeria.

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”.