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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.

Clock ticking for Nigeria's Buhari

Clock ticking for Nigeria's Buhari

Apart from three appointments – two spokesmen and a chief of protocol – there were no new hirings. It was a puzzling departure from tradition. Since 1999, every new president makes a cluster of top appointments – including national security adviser, chief of staff and military chiefs – within the first 24 hours in office.

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's former military ruler who is hoping to be the country's next president, addresses a rally in Lagos. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

How my father's jailer can offer Nigeria a fresh start: Lola Shoneyin, Nigerian novelist and poet

With presidential polls two weeks away, a Nigerian author explains why she is supporting Muhammadu Buhari – a man who brought great suffering to her family

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 at the election campaign rally in Lagos. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan begins re-election campaign

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, formally began his campaign for re-election on Thursday, taking the fight to a key opposition stronghold with a mass rally.

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.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan waves to supporters during his declaration to seek a second term in the February 2015 presidential election, in Abuja November 11, 2014.

Goodluck Jonathan vs. Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's main political parties pick candidates for February 2015 presidential elections

In a no-contest vote at a meeting in the capital, Abuja, early on Thursday, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan was endorsed unopposed as the presidential candidate for the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming February 2015 elections.

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