Nigeria: Viewing 2012 in Retrospect


As Nigeria faces 2013, the biggest stories of, last year like Boko Haram clashes, the Dana plane crash and devastating floods shaped the nation in new and unexpected ways.
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Bombing continues as citizens advocate for talks with Boko Haram

  • Nigeria:  Issue of the Year - Subsidy - an Evil Contrived

    Vanguard, 1 January 2013

    WERE subsidy to be a man or woman, Nigerians, most Nigerians, would have stoned it to death. But subsidy is neither a man nor woman. It is an evil - as contrived by Nigerians. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Marketing Communications in 2012 - Subsidy Removal, Insecurity Impact

    This Day, 2 January 2013

    After overcoming the distraction that came with the 2011 general elections and other related factors, marketing practitioners looked forward for a better 2012 but the fuel subsidy ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  2012, Year of Probes in Nigeria's Oil Industry

    This Day, 1 January 2013

    With several committees and panels set up to probe Nigeria's oil and gas sector,Ejiofor Alikewrites that at no time in the history of the industry were there such probes as in 2012 read more »

  • Nigeria:  High, Low Points of ICT Sector in 2012

    Vanguard, 2 January 2013

    Even in the face of many challenges including multiple taxation, ICT infrastructure vandalism, multiple regulations, poor quality of service, among others, the year 2012 has come ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  2012 in Retrospect - Turbulent Year for Lagos Residents

    Vanguard, 1 January 2013

    AS the world celebrates the beginning of a new year, 2013, today, much water has passed under the bridge of Lagos state. The year 2012, though, full of mixed grills across every ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fed Govt Releases Scorecard for 2012

    This Day, 1 January 2013

    In a reaction to the criticism that the President Goodluck Jonathan administration is underperforming, the Federal Government Monday released what could be described as the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  The 2012 Prophesies (1)

    This Day, 1 January 2013

    It is a new year, isn't it? Following the feared end of the world last December, people may have mentally put their ancestors on notice about the possibility of turning up on the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  2012 in Review - Nigeria's Year of Glory At Chess Olympiad

    This Day, 1 January 2013

    FEMI SOLAJA is perhaps the only practising sports journalist in the country who is a certified arbiter and a member of the Technical Committee of the Nigerian Chess Federation. He ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  2012 - Electricity Sector in Retrospect

    Vanguard, 1 January 2013

    The electricity sector was characterized by a pot pouri of events in 2012. As the privatisation of the sector was fine-tuned for a smooth sail, the labour unions in the sector ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Flood - the Avoidable Disaster in Retrospect

    Leadership, 31 December 2012

    The horrible experience garnered from the unprecedented floods across the country is one that the country will obviously take time to recover from as lives and property worth ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria - Top Google Searches 2012

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 28 December 2012

    Jamb - the Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board - is the most-searched term in Nigeria, according to Google's Year-End Zeitgeist list. read more »

  • Nigeria:  2012 Education in Retrospect

    Vanguard, 27 December 2012

    AS we all get ready to pop champagne to celebrate a remarkable year and count down to 2013, we at Vanguard Learning bring you a collection of stories that made 2012 outstanding. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  2012 - Mixed Fortunes for Agric Sector

    The Herald, 1 January 2013

    The year 2012 saw Zimbabwe's agricultural sector continuing on the upward trend registering a 4,6 percent growth and contributing 5,6 percent towards real Gross Domestic Product. ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NSE Earned N2.4 Trillion Gain in 2012

    Daily Trust, 1 January 2013

    Market capitalisation on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2012 recorded a notable increase of N2.441 trillion, Daily Trust can report. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Our Achievements in 2012, By Maku

    Daily Trust, 1 January 2013

    The Federal Government said that the current electricity generation in the country had reached 4,502 megawatts, the highest in recent time. read more »

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