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Tim Cocks

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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?

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

President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency on Saturday in parts of Nigeria plagued by a violent Islamist insurgency.

Nigeria’s Jonathan vows vengeance

President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Saturday to "crush the terrorists" who set off a series of bombs across Nigeria on Christmas Day.

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