Challenging year ahead for Nigeria’s economy

Challenging year ahead for Nigeria’s economy

Nigeria’s economy has remained sluggish despite recovering from a recession in 2017. Growth remains below 2.0%, with per capita growth consistently falling since 2015. Lack of key reforms means growth has largely depended on the oil sector’s performance. There...
Biafra separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu reappears

Biafra separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu reappears

Nnamdi Kanu — the leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement — has mysteriously reappeared after around 13 months of absence. He disappeared after the army and security services invaded his family home as part of the government’s alleged...
Boko Haram’s ISWAP faction becomes more extreme

Boko Haram’s ISWAP faction becomes more extreme

The 14 September announcement of the execution of a 25 year old female ICRC midwife, Saifura Ahmed, marks the emergence of a more extremist faction of Boko Haram. She had been kidnapped on 1 March at Rann — in Bornu State’s Kala Balge Local Government Area (LGA) — by...