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Njideka Akunyili Crosby with her diptych painting Garden, Thriving, 2016. Credit: Graeme Robertson/The Guardian

The Nigerian artist who is exploding the myth of the ‘authentic African experience’

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is walking around the Victoria Miro gallery in east London, calmly examining her paintings.

Fela Kuti: A militant message couched in uplifting form. Photograph: Leni Sinclair/Getty Images

Here are the 10 best songs by Fela Kuti

A look back over a seminal career that encompassed political dissidence, UFO contact, chicken sacrifice – and some of the greatest dance music ever recorded.

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Director-General, Nigeria's National Pension Commission (PenCom)

Mend the gap: Fixing Nigeria's $300B infrastructure deficit: Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Director-General, PenCom

In Nigeria, pensions and infrastructure development are not often mentioned in the same sentence, but this week as Africa’s finance and pension industry leaders gather in Nigeria for the second edition of the World Pension Summit: Africa Special, the focus will be on how the nation’s growing pool of pension funds can be mobilised to drive sustainable development.

Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria

Nigeria's cabinet: Seven people to watch in Buhari's team

Nigerians finally know the names of those who will form President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, after the senate approved the list of 36 nominees, five months after the president took office.

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

Nigeria's Buhari submits cabinet nominees, announces he will serve as Petroleum minister

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday submitted names to serve in his cabinet, four months since taking office and after announcing he intended to take personal charge of the country’s crucial oil portfolio.

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.

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria

Olusegun Obasanjo: My African utopia

Thirty-five years in the life of any human institution should not normally be considered too distant to predict its course of progress. After all, it is only a little over a generation away. What is more, those who will shape and influence what Africa will be by the middle of the 21st century are almost all already born.

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.

Traditional Nigerian dances have been joined by new music and attitudes

I've seen Nigeria's old power at work. I know change is coming: Ken Saro-Wiwa, Jr., Partner, Dragon Africa

When President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria’s 15th head of state last month, it was, as the saying goes, the beginning of an end and the end of a beginning.

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.

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-Elect

Muhammadu Buhari's democratic rebirth

Nigerians with a grounding in British history have found their analogy for General Muhammadu Buhari’s epic struggle to regain power in the legend of Robert the Bruce.

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe: An African Voice - An interview with The Atlantic from 2000

Chinua Achebe’s emergence as "the founding father of African literature … in the English language," in the words of the Harvard University philosopher K. Anthony Appiah, could very well be traced to his encounter in the early fifties with Joyce Cary’s novel Mister Johnson, set in Achebe’s native Nigeria.

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria

Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, quits ruling party in blow to current president, Goodluck Jonathan

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has quit the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that he helped found, in a blow to President Goodluck Jonathan six weeks before an election.

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.

Muhammadu Buhari (Left) and Goodluck Jonathan

Buhari vs. Jonathan - Beyond the Election: Chukwuma Charles Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

I need to preface this article with a few clarifications. I have taken a long sabbatical leave from partisan politics, and it is real fun watching the drama from the balcony.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria

Is Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan really clueless?

In addition to the clamor for ‘change’, the next big thing arrayed against Jonathan by his tormentors is the looming notion that he is a ‘clueless’ President.

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).

Muhammadu Buhari, APC's candidate for Nigeria's presidency and former military leader

Rehabilitated Buhari billed as answer to Nigeria's problems

More than 30 years after he ruled with an iron fist, jailing the corrupt and championing the virtues of military discipline in all things, Muhammadu Buhari is now being billed as Nigeria’s savior.

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, urges investors to consider social impact when putting money into Africa.

Nigeria's former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, urges investors to focus on inclusive growth

Nigeria’s former president warned investors at an African business summit in London they should focus on promoting “inclusive growth” if they want to avoid triggering social strife.

Left - Right: General Joseph Ankrah (Chairman, Ghana National Liberation Council), Lieutenant Colonel Yakubu Gowon (Head of State, Nigeria), and Lt. Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Governor, Eastern Region, Nigeria) at Aburi, Ghana

Naij - A History of Nigeria by Jide Olanrewaju - An Actualize Production (Video)

An excellent, in-depth video of Nigeria’s history by Jide Olanrewaju

Aliko Dangote

Cementing Africa's future: The rise and rise of Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man

Aliko Dangote made his fortune by gambling on Africa’s future, repeatedly. For the Nigerian entrepreneur, that gamble has paid off spectacularly.

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.

Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu: The Nigerian Millionaire Who Wants To Negotiate With Boko Haram

When Orji Uzor Kalu, jet-setting Nigerian businessman and controversial politician is in Abuja, he usually spends most of his time at his sprawling mansion which is located a few minutes’ drive away from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, the official residence of Nigeria’s President.