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Nigeria’s Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, leader of the Northern region, Ahmadu Bello and the Governor General, Nnamdi Azikiwe, at the celebration of Nigeria’s independence, on October 1, 1960. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Nigeria at 61: A giant with challenging crises amid opportunities

Nigeria’s albatross is its political leadership and its limited capability to provide effective and modern governance.
The feeling of desertion by Nigeria’s federal government has not left the region that was defined as Biafra during the country’s civil war. Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Getty Images

Nigeria: a deleted tweet, a Twitter ban and Biafran wounds that have never healed

Until the conditions that led to the Nigeria-Biafra war are resolved, the debate on the viability of one Nigeria will continue to arise.
Taking a selfie during the #ENDSARS protest in Lagos in 2020. Social media was used extensively to mobilise demontrators. Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nigeria’s Twitter ban could backfire, hurting the economy and democracy

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Twitter shutdown will be hard to enforce and could have dire consequences for Nigeria’s fragile democratic institutions and economy.
Military and government officials supervise the airlift of girls rescued from Boko Haram at Maiduguri Airport. Stringer/EPA

How Boko Haram has evolved over the past ten years

It’s been a decade since Boko Haram morphed into a violent, radicalised, Jihadist sect after the death of its founder. Since then it has caused untold harm in Nigeria.

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