It's inconceivable that military prowess can offer long-term solutions to Nigeria's deep-rooted institutional problems.
US President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to showcase his "deep respect" for Africa when his Nigerian counterpart visits.
Corruption has gotten so bad in Nigeria that animals are getting in on the act.
Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa and South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa need to sharpen their thinking and get to work.
The transnational project conceived 30 years ago to replenish the drying waters of Lake Chad finally seems poised to take off. But first, internal politics within member states must be overcome.
Protests are raising tensions in Africa's most populous country, with agitators and federal troops clashing on the streets. But is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?
Health care systems in many African countries are very poor. Instead of fixing them, many African leaders seek medical attention abroad incurring huge bills which are ultimately paid by taxpayers.
There appears to be no resolution in sight over the impasse between Nigeria's president and the Senate over Muhammadu Buhari's choice of chief crime buster. Who will blink first?
The Nigerian government has dealt Boko Haram some serious blows, but the insurgency is far from over.
It's hard to award a prize to esteemed former leaders when so many are determined to die in office.
Barack Obama's high standing in sub-Sahara Africa persisted despite grumbling that he never delivered American largess to the degree many initially expected.
The Gambian election dispute is not the first that ECOWAS has confronted. Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election is a case in point. There it resorted to military action to enforce the outcome.
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.
Muhammadu Buhari rode into power on a wave of goodwill – but Nigeria's troubles just won't go away.
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.
Corruption in Nigeria is not something that can be blamed solely on multinationals. It is much, much more complex.
The African terror group has been weakened, but it's now wreaking a new kind of havoc.
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.
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.
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.