Police brutality protests intensify across Nigeria as curfews further threaten economy

Oct 21, 2020
The protests began as a call to disband an anti-robbery unit of the Nigerian police but have expanded to take on governance and economic issues.
Youths of ENDSARS protesters display the Nigerian flag and a placard in a crowd in support of the ongoing protest against brutality of the Nigerian police force unit called Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
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A billion-dollar Nigerian oil bribe equals the nation’s entire health budget

Dec 20, 2017
In Italy a judge declared that two multinational oil giants — and executives — will go on trial for a major bribery case involving Nigeria. At its core, it alleges Shell and the Italian oil giant Eni paid more than a billion dollars for oil-drilling rights that were actually bribes. Click the audio player above […]

Publisher Cassava Republic is changing the way we read about Nigeria

May 8, 2017
Co-founder Bibi Bakare-Yusuf wants you to see 'the complex, gorgeous realities of the continent' in African books.
“I wanted a brand that was very confident, that still incorporate the colors of Africa on one level, but also branding that suggests a certain cosmopolitanism,” said Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, co-founder of Cassava Republic.
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Details on ‘astonishingly high’ pollution in Nigeria emerge nine years after spill

Mar 24, 2017
A geologist says mangroves remain soaked in oil from a 2008 pipeline spill.
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Why emerging markets in Africa matter to the U.S.

Dec 29, 2016
Economic development in Africa is important to U.S. security, says one expert.
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OPEC is sitting prettier, but will oil prices stay up?

Jun 1, 2016
The goal of hobbling U.S. shale oil production may have worked, but may not explain higher prices.
Oil prices began falling more than a year ago.
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Goldman predicts oil prices may be revving up for now

May 16, 2016
The company said we have likely moved from a global oil surplus to a deficit.
A gas station, near an oil well pumper, was selling gas for $1.16 a gallon February 12, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Oil price slump hampers Nigerian economy

Apr 13, 2016
The economy of the oil-dependent nation has been shaken by falling revenues.
Naira banknotes, Nigeria's currency.

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