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Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria's new finance minister, during the cabinet swearing-in ceremony in Abuja this month

Nigeria's finance minister makes non-oil revenues top priority

Nigeria’s new finance minister said raising non-oil revenues was her top priority, as the slump in oil prices continues to take its toll on Africa’s biggest crude exporter.

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria's Minister of Finance

Nigeria's Buhari Picks Ex-Banker Adeosun as Finance Minister

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appointed former investment banker Kemi Adeosun as finance minister as he swore in his cabinet on Wednesday, more than seven months after he won the election that ushered in the first democratic handover of power in Africa’s biggest economy.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, joins Lazard as Senior Advisor

Nigeria's former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala joins US investment bank Lazard as Senior Advisor

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria‘s former Minister of Finance, has announced that she will be joining US-based investment bank Lazard as a Senior Advisor, as part of the firm’s sovereign advisory group.

Akinwumi Adesina assumes office as 8th President of the African Development Bank Group

Adesina assumes office as 8th President of the African Development Bank Group

Former Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina formally assumed office as the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

Putting Nigeria to the test: Will democracy stick?

If American politics are brutal, then those in Nigeria are a blood sport. Since 1963, there have been 14 Nigerian heads of state.

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.

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.

Uche Orji, CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Nigeria's sovereign wealth fund has 'good year' tapping dollar investments: Uche Orji, CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Nigeria’s $1.55 billion sovereign wealth fund had a “good year” after weighting its investments toward dollar assets, according to Chief Executive Officer Uche Orji.

In happier times: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Left), Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and former Managing Director of the World Bank; Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Center), former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; and Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan (Right)

The most important job in Nigeria right now

In most countries, the position of central bank governor is one of a conservative low-key economist who only makes public utterances a few times a year around monetary policy.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Goodluck Jonathan: Nigeria's fortunate leader

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s rise to the top of his country’s ruthless political world has been described as accidental — or simply a matter of luck.

Charles Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Soludo replies to Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Finance Minister, accusing her of forging national economics statistics

Former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Charles Soludo, has reacted to the criticism of his earlier article by Nigeria‘s Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister of Finance

The growth opportunity in Africa - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister of Finance: McKinsey Global Institute (Videos & Report)

Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, explains why addressing the technology, agriculture, and infrastructure needs in parts of Africa, and in other emerging markets, is crucial to sustaining global growth.

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.

Moody's Says Nigeria's Economy Resilient in Face of Oil Plunge

Moody's Says Nigeria's Economy Resilient in Face of Oil Plunge

Moody’s Investors Service said Nigeria’s economy remains resilient in the face of falling oil prices even as the currency slumped to a record low and growth in Africa’s largest crude producer is set to slow.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister of Finance

Nigeria revises budget downwards following oil price decline

Nigeria has revised its budget downwards by 8% and lowered its growth estimates, following the dramatic fall in the price of oil.

Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest tycoon, adds another $2B into Nigeria refinery

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest businessman, is increasing the size of his investment in an oil refinery, petrochemical and fertiliser plant in Nigeria by more than a fifth to $11bn despite a looming slowdown in Africa’s biggest economy.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister of Finance

Nigeria's growth to slow in 2015 to around 5.3%: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister of Finance

Growth in Africa’s largest economy and oil exporter could slow by about a percentage point next year, Nigeria’s finance minister said, as the country adjusts to falling crude prices.

Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria plans budget cuts as currency and economy fall victim to oil price slump

Nigeria’s currency tumbled to record lows on Tuesday, hammered by falling oil prices that have weighed on Africa’s top economy as it heads toward a costly election.

New 100 Naira note design to commemorate 100 years of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates to form Nigeria

Nigeria unveils new 100 Naira note design commemorating 100 years of Nigeria's amalgamation

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, formally unveiled the new 100 Naira note design commemorating 100 years of the amalgamation of Nigeria.

CEO of Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, Uche Orji: “It is really important that the human resources that we have stay—that is what will change Africa.

Africa's prospects rise with tide of returning professionals: Uche Orji, CEO & MD, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

A rising tide is lifting optimism in Africa.It’s a tide of returning professionals that is bucking a counter trend of growth being dragged down by a cooling Chinese economy.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria

Nigeria targets $10B capitalization for proposed Wholesale Development Bank of Nigeria (WDBN): Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister of Finance

The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said the Federal Government is targeting capital base of $10bn for the proposed Wholesale Development Bank of Nigeria.

Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, Nigeria

Transcorp Hotels plans close to $50M IPO to develop new luxury hotels in Nigeria

Transcorp Hotels Plc will invest the proceeds of an 8 billion naira ($49 million) initial public offering into two new luxury Nigerian properties as the operator seeks to exploit a rise in international travel

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister of Finance

Nigeria's 2014 GDP growth will exceed 6 percent: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister of Finance

Nigeria’s finance minister said on Friday she is confident that growth in 2014 will be around the government’s latest forecast of 6.5 percent after discounting the economic impact of the insurgency waged by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

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.

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Director-General, Pension Commission of Nigeria (PenCom)

Africa countries woo domestic savers to fund infrastructure

Like many African workers Olalere Ojedokun’s only pension plan was sending his kids to school so they could take care of him in old age, but that changed when Nigeria introduced a contributory pension scheme that it hopes will cover everyone.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria

Nigeria's Corruption Is Sensationalized: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria (Video)

Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria’s corruption is sensationalized and trivialized.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria

Nigeria's Future Is More Than Just Oil: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria (Video)

Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria’s economy does not just rely on oil and is becoming more diversified.

Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Nigeria's New Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Seeks Stable Naira & Rate Cuts

Nigerian central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele pledged to maintain stability in the currency and signaled policy makers may begin cutting interest rates.

Joyce Banda, President of Malawi

According to Forbes, the 2 most powerful women in Africa are Joyce Banda and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

4 African women made Forbes’ The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List.