from Photographers' Blog:

From central banker to Islamic king

August 15, 2014

Kano, Nigeria

By Joe Penney

Last year Lamido Sanusi wore pin stripe suits and a colorful array of bow ties to work, and his job consisted mostly of managing interest rates and keeping inflation under control.

Nigeria’s Jonathan takes election campaign to Muslim north

March 16, 2011

(Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan speaks at the launch of his presidential campaign in the central city of Lafia, Nassarawa state February 7, 2011/Afolabi Sotunde)

from Africa News blog:

Northern Nigeria erupts again

July 28, 2009











So far the exact toll from the latest bout of religious rioting in northern Nigeria is not clear. At least 150 have died and the toll may well go higher.