When governments and students collide, university systems wobble.
The politicisation of academia definitely contributes to a decline in academic standards. This is a situation South Africa must work hard to avoid. It can learn from others on the continent.
President Buhari meets with a woman rescued from Boko Haram.
Muhammadu Buhari rode into power on a wave of goodwill – but Nigeria's troubles just won't go away.
Residents view an army poster of wanted Boko Haram suspects in Bayelsa, Nigeria.
Despite military successes against Boko Haram, Nigeria needs to face up to the unpalatable truth that military force alone will not win the deadly war, and start discussions about peace building.
A boy holds a placard during a rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign.
Corruption in Nigeria is not something that can be blamed solely on multinationals. It is much, much more complex.
A tank recaptured from Boko Haram.
The African terror group has been weakened, but it's now wreaking a new kind of havoc.
NIgerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Sustainable development is one of the priorities of Nigeria's new government. This is an opportunity to combat problems detrimental to the country's economy and ecosystems.
Muhammadu Buhari has finally put in place a cabinet that can get on with the job of running the country.
President Buhari's cabinet selection brings hope. The major challenge now is to delivery on his promise to fight corruption, restructure Nigeria's economy and reduce poverty.
Nigeria’s newly appointed government ministers attend their swearing-in ceremony in Abuja.
No-one imagined that it would take Muhammadu Buhari more than 100 days to form a cabinet. But, then again, Nigeria is no ordinary country and it has its own inherent logic.
Standing tall: Muhammadu Buhari at the UN.
President Buhari of Nigeria has finally named his cabinet. He was either slow, or he was very choosy, or he couldn’t find enough honest people. Certainly his 55th national anniversary speech was full of…
The opening ceremony of an exercise organized by the US military in Ndjamena, Chad earlier this year to take on Boko Haram.
Apart from numerous worldwide threats including from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, the US is taking more notice of Africa due to the expansion of extremist organisations on the continent.
Victoria Island waterfront in Lagos. President Buhari needs to emulate China and South Korea by urgently investing in science and technology to take Nigeria’s economy to the next level.
Investing in science, technology and innovation can help give Nigeria a positive lift in many sectors of the economy.
During his upcoming visit to Washington, Muhammadu Buhari should soak up as much as he can about how to manage difficult economic conditions.
Muhammadu Buhari could learn some useful lessons from Barack Obama when they meet in Washington, particularly on how to get an economy back on its feet.
Buhari has a lot to prove after landslide election.
Nigeria's new president has set himself the task of cleaning up one of the world's most corrupt states. What are his chances?
Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in Nigeria emboldens him to play a leading role in African affairs.
Former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Olusegun Obasanjo led confidently on African affairs because they were elected by comfortable majorities at home and had solid control of their political parties.
Celebrations as Muhammadu Buhari takes office.
The hope is that Buhari will be honest and efficient — but his post comes with significant baggage.
The relationship between Nigeria and South Africa has again been strained following xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The relationship between Africa's two great powers, Nigeria and South Africa, has had its ups and downs, but has been relatively cordial since 1999.
Nigeria’s president elect, Muhammadu Buhari has much to do.
Back at the helm, Muhammadu Buhari must turn his attention to corruption, unemployment, infrastructure and the economy.
Celebrating Buhari’s win on the streets of Jos.
In the end, Nigeria managed what once seemed impossible and transferred political power relatively peacefully. What now?
Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari celebrating.
What appears to be a peaceful transference of presidential power in Nigeria -- unprecedented in the country's history -- has global significance in the fight against cultist jihadism.
Second time round for Buhari.
A historic win for a former military ruler in a democratic election and a man who ran out of luck. But Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has his work cut out for him.