Lamido, Aliyu and the politics of survival

Salisu Suleiman. Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido is a towering figure. Standing at over six feet, with his long cap and flowing babbariga, he can be intimidating.…


As crude oil prices tumble

The steady decline in the price of crude oil in the global market is spreading anxiety in Nigeria and other countries that derive the bulk of their…


Ebola: What Is The Risk Of Catching It On A Flight?

Jon Kellyn. People who flew on a plane with a Texas nurse on the day before she came down with symptoms of Ebola are being tracked down…


West Africa ‘could lose an entire generation’

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Ebola has brought her country to “a standstill” and that West Africa is at risk of losing an entire generation to…