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Nigeria's man of the moment

Tolu Ogunlesi

Attahiru Jega. Photo©Thomas Sataar for TARProfessor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as President of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) coincided with the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida, a period in which, according to one University professor quoted at the time, “practically all the factors that make a university autonomous have been interfered with by one decree or the other.”

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Nigeria votes: Nollywood's President

At an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Silverbird entertainment empire, in November 2010, President Jonathan caught the audience unawares with his announcement of a $200 million fund for Nigerian "entertainers".

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Thierry Tanoh wins cases...

The legal battles related to Thierry Tanoh's sacking in 2014 are set to continue at international tribunals.

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Nigeria’s high-tension vote

Photo©Bulent Kilic/AFP/Isaac Emokpae@IEP/Youtopia/Mark Chilvers for TARThe big risks will not stop on election day, and that is prompting some bold thinking in Nigeria.

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Nigeria elections: Jonathan must not sack INEC boss

Professor Attahiru Jega. Photo©Thomas Saater for TARPublic opinion is already at boiling point over postponed elections. President Jonathan must resist the temptation to sack electoral commission boss Professor Jega, or risk pushing the country over the edge.

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Energy: Green bonds, bubbles and torrents

Photo©ReutersSo what's stopping an economic shift to new energy forms? Quite simply, vested interests, writes Sarah Bracking.

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