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Tim Cocks

Tim Cocks

    Megachurches: The hidden pillar of Nigeria's economy
    Megachurches: The hidden pillar of Nigeria's economy
    Exactly how much of Nigeria's $510bn GDP megachurches make up is difficult to assess, since they are, like the oil sector, largely opaque entities.
    Boko Haram: We rule Nigerian town by Islamic law
    Boko Haram: We rule Nigerian town by Islamic law
    The jihadist group said it has taken the town of Gwoza in the north by force and that it intends to govern the whole of Nigeria under Islamic law.
    Nigeria says army knows where missing girls are
    Nigeria says army knows where missing girls are
    While Nigeria's army says it knows where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are being held, they cannot use force to rescue them.
    Protesters plead for global help to find abducted Nigerian girls
    Protesters plead for global help to find abducted Nigerian girls
    Demonstrators outside Nigeria's Parliament have urged the government to seek international assistance to find schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
    Amnesty: Hundreds die in harsh Nigerian prisons
    Amnesty: Hundreds die in harsh Nigerian prisons
    Nearly 1 000 people, mostly suspected Islamist militants, have died in Nigerian prisons in 2013 alone, says Amnesty International.
    Art boom feeds revival of ancient rites
    Art boom feeds revival of ancient rites
    An art investment boom is under way in Nigeria as local and foreign collectors flock to buy traditional work.
    A year on, oil still poisons Ogoniland
    A year on, oil still poisons Ogoniland
    A landmark UN report last year slammed multinational oil companies for 50 years of oil pollution, but a year later, nothing has improved.
    How Nigeria keeps the investors coming
    How Nigeria keeps the investors coming
    Nigeria does look like it's teetering on the cusp of chaos, but it is also Africa's second biggest economy and top oil producer.
    No suspects in Nigerian church killings
    No suspects in Nigerian church killings
    It is still not clear who was responsible for a Nigerian suicide bombing which has killed 12 people in the latest deadly attack on Christians.
    Is GDP enough to pip Nigeria ahead of SA?
    Is GDP enough to pip Nigeria ahead of SA?
    Nigeria's plans to rebase its GDP calculations and push its economy up 40% will add fuel to its contest with SA to be Africa's undisputed leader.
    Nigeria's Jonathan declares state of emergency
    Nigeria's Jonathan declares state of emergency
    President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency on Saturday in parts of Nigeria plagued by a violent Islamist insurgency.