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Chibundu Onuzo, the author of Welcome to Lagos. Credit: thenational.ae/Getty Images

How a dream gave Chibundu Onuzo an idea to write her new novel Welcome to Lagos

The fallout from a much-hyped debut is never easy to handle, particularly when the author in question published her first book at 21.

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

Nigerian cabinet hints at austere rule

For the best part of six months Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has kept everyone guessing about how he will run Africa’s most populous nation.

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.

Bolaji Osunsanya, CEO, Oando Gas & Power

Nigeria's Oando to truck compressed gas to industries

Oando Plc, a Nigerian energy company, is building a business to truck natural gas to industrial users whenever they are cut off from pipeline supply, an executive said.

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.

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.

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-Elect

Nigeria's APC wins landslide over PDP in state polls (Infographic)

The party of Nigeria‘s incoming president has won a landslide in elections for powerful state governors, ending the former ruling party’s dominance. The All Progressives Congress (APC) won 19 of the 28 governor posts in results declared from Saturday’s elections.

Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Executives should take management tips from the man who just ran Nigeria's complicated elections

Attahiru Jega, the chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had the unenviable task of delivering a free and fair election for 170 million people last month.

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.

Nneka - Nigeria's soul superstar is back - and as outspoken as ever

Nneka: Nigeria's soul superstar is back - and as outspoken as ever

Wrapped up in a long brightly-colored scarf, which does little to contain her free-flowing curly hair, Nneka sits back quietly as she tries to bring to mind her very first memory of music.

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.

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.

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola (Right) with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan. Photo Credit: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigeria: High stakes in key states vote

As partisan, personal and religious rivalries grow, the two main parties are heading towards state elections that will be as closely fought as the presidential vote.