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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.

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.

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

Nigeria's man of the moment: INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega

Professor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as President of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) coincided with the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida, a period in which, according to one University professor quoted at the time, “practically all the factors that make a university autonomous have been interfered with by one decree or the other.”

Muhammadu Buhari, Presidential Candidate of Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress (APC)

How Nigeria presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari went from 'ruthless ex-dictator' to 'weak leader'

General Muhammadu Buhari, the former military head of state and presidential candidate of the opposition APC party has a reputation in Nigeria as a no-nonsense hard man earned during his hardline 20-month military government rule from 1984 to 1985.

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.

Chude Jideonwo, CEO, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner of Red Media Africa

Occupying the office of the citizen: Chude Jideonwo at TEDxEuston (Video)

Chude Jideonwo is CEO, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner of Red Media Africa, which owns Africa’s largest portfolio of youth media brands, such as The Future Africa Awards & Summit, Y! Africa, and YNaija.com.

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

Former military ruler and presidential aspirant of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari attends his party's presidential primary in Lagos on December 11, 2014 (AFP Photo/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Smears and fears: Nigeria presidential campaign gets personal

When Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, was in Abuja last week, he urged all presidential candidates and parties to rise above the personal and debate the issues that matter.

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

Nigeria's SEC announces exit of Director General Arunma Oteh

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Sunday announced the exit of Arunma Oteh as the SEC’s Director General.

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).

Nicky Newton-King, CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

African Women To Watch: Capital Markets (Video)

Stock markets across Africa have made steady progress across the last decade. Since 2002, Africa’s five leading exchanges have tripled the combined market capitalization of listed companies.

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.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (R) and Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo greet supporters at a ceremony in Abuja on November 11, 2014 (AFP Photo/Kolawole Oshiyemi)

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan announces he will run for re-election

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday declared that he will seek a second term of office at next year’s general election.

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.