South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria ... the story seems to be the same.
Nigeria's higher education system is the biggest on the continent but it lags behind on research output.
Four young women who escaped Boko Haram during the 2014 Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping are now studying in the US. Their professor recounts a recent breakthrough in their quest to go to college.
Nigeria, like many emerging countries, needs to educate its women at the same rate it does its men to enhance entrepreneurship.
Nigeria's high unemployment rate has created a bloated and unproductive informal sector.
Investors favoured Muhammadu Buhari's opponent, Atiku Abubakar. So what are the Nigerian president's economic priorities?
After a long history of botched elections, Nigerians are hopeful that the 2019 poll results will be more credible.
Nigeria's health systems are overwhelmed and incapable of sustaining high quality disease surveillance, prevention, control and response.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.
This is not the first time a Nigerian poll has been postponed but it is certainly the most dramatic.
Buhari’s handling of the economy has been somewhere between poor and appalling. But the same could be said of past administrations.
Cultural icons like Achebe, Fela and Saro-Wiwa were among those who highlighted Nigeria's failings.
Nigerian poets and novelists have compared the Igbo massacres in the 60s to the Holocaust as a way to drive international attention to the atrocities.
Kaduna State in Nigeria has been the scene of ethnic and religious violence for years and there seems to be no end in sight.
There are question marks over whether Nigeria's upcoming elections will be credible.
Despite reasonable fears, Nigeria – home to Africa’s largest economy – has a lot to gain from signing on the proposed continent-wide free trade agreement.
The World Bank needs to change as part of rethinking the current world order, and giving rising powers and developing countries a meaningful voice.
One of the most potent promoters of Nigeria's cultural soft power is arguably Nollywood.
There is a huge amount of secrecy around the budgeting process at every level of the Nigerian government.
It's all too common for local scholars to be sidelined in what are supposed to be genuine research partnerships.