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Nigeria's Chance for Reform

Alexandra Gillies | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Alexandra Gillies

It is not too late for Nigeria's government to make the end of its fuel subsidy the beginning of reform. Citizens will bear the cost of the higher fuel prices.

Nigeria on the Brink: A Rejoinder

Howard F. Jeter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard F. Jeter

Former Ambassador John Campbell's recent article, "Nigeria on the Brink," reduces the country to two monolithic, antagonistic and inexorably colliding blocs, one Northern, the other Southern.

Goodluck Jonathan Sworn In As President Of Nigeria

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria — Oil-rich Nigeria's acting leader Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Thursday as president of Africa's most populous nation, as offi...

After Yar'Adua's Death

Amb. John Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. John Campbell

President Umaru Yar'Adua's death on May 5th ends the crisis over the presidential succession in Nigeria that began when he was hospitalized in Saudi Arabia in November.

Why the Developing World Needs Brave Journalists

Phillip van Niekerk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phillip van Niekerk

The need for honest, brave journalism is huge and far overshadows the many millions of dollars of well-meaning aid and support for democracy and civil society that usually comes from foreign donors.

Umaru Yar'Adua Dead: Nigeria President Dies After Long Illness

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, whose election marked the first peaceful transition of power from one civilian to another in...

Nigeria Fragmented and Unstable

Amb. John Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. John Campbell

President Umaru Yar'Adua is incommunicado, and at least one minister has called for his "political euthanasia". Even more disconcertingly, the Nigerian military appears as splintered as the rest of the federal government.

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian Vice President, Empowered By Lawmakers

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's parliament empowered Vice President Goodluck Jonathan to run Africa's most populous nation Tuesday in place of an ill...

Nigerians Ask, "Where Are You, Mr. President?" at Midtown Consulate

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

On Friday, a group of Nigerian expatriates gathered outside of the Nigerian Consulate in Midtown to protest the absence of the country's ill president.

New Yorkers Rally Nigerian Consulate Over Missing President

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit On Friday, a group of Nigerian expatriates gathered outside of the Nigerian Consulate in...

Nigeria: Progress Toward the Rule of Law?

Amb. John Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. John Campbell

To dispel the rumors and to move Nigeria toward a greater respect for the rule of law, Olabode George's jailing must be followed by further credible prosecutions and convictions.

How to Lose Nigeria and Alienate Africa

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Nigeria may have problems, but it is not the world's next hotbed of extremism. Muslims and Christians there have forged a mostly harmonious co-existence that is rare and desirable.

Umaru Yar'Adua: Nigeria's President Speaks In Face Of Protest

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — More than 1,000 Nigerians protested the long absence of their ill president on Tuesday, challenging the troubled democracy even...

Nigerian Backlash Against US-Mandated Enhanced Airport Screenings

Alex Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Thurston

As officials continue to ask how better to safeguard America, they must also consider the implications of worsening relations with Nigeria, especially if enhanced airport security screenings are not effective.

Umaru Yar'Adua Missing From Public: Nigeria's President Has Not Been Seen In Public Since November 2009

DailyFinance | JONATHAN BERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Forget Austin Powers. The real "international man of mystery" is President Umaru Yar'Adua of Nigeria, who has not been seen in public since Nov. 23. Y...

Clinton in Nigeria: A Moment of Opportunity

Sarah Dotlich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Dotlich

Electoral integrity and the ability for all citizens of Nigeria's democracy to participate meaningfully should be high on Secretary Clinton's agenda.

Mohammed Yusuf's Death To Be Investigated: Nigeria

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's president has ordered an investigation into the killing of the leader of an radical Islamist sect behind nearly a wee...

Nigeria: troops battle Islamic militants in north

AP | NJADVARA MUSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Soldiers in tanks and armored cars besieged the shelled compound of a radical Islamist sect and sporadic gunfire exploded a...