Militants in the south of Nigeria – in the area known as the Niger Delta – are blowing up oil pipelines and destroying other essential oil infrastructure. The Cipher Brief talked with Ambassador John Campbell, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria from 2004 – 2007, about the recent uptick ...

Nigeria is considered a frontier capital market and one of the most important business destinations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSAfrica) along with Kenya, South Africa, and Ethiopia. Although this is a positive, there are some major economic challenges. Most of these issues pre-date the election of Nigeria’s new administration led by ...

The Cipher Brief spoke with Dr. Alexandra Gillies, the director of governance programs at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), to get her thoughts on recent changes in the Nigerian oil sector. NRGI promotes good governance in the oil, gas and mining sector.  The Cipher Brief: What are the five things western ...

The Cipher Brief spoke with Bankole Cardoso, co-founder of EasyTaxi Nigeria, to get his perspective on Nigeria’s emergence as a business hub.  Last year, Cardoso was listed by Forbes as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa. The Cipher Brief: How has the election of Muhammadu Buhari ...