Access Bank boss hopes for presidential welcome for new Paris branch
The Nigerian bank is due to open an office in the French capital on 11 May. The move marks a new stage in its deployment strategy in French-speaking Africa.
On 29 May, Dauda Lawal will become the first governor of Zamfara State elected under the banner of the opposition People's Democratic Party. Announced as a surprise rival to incumbent Bello Matawalle, the ex-banker owes his victory in no small part to his myriad good connections.
A handful of Nigerian businessmen are suspected of stealing crude oil shipments in the Niger Delta region. The NNPC has put Government Ekpemupolo, aka "Tompolo", in charge of investigating a phenomenon that is reaching record levels.
With the general election approaching, a fierce battle is raging between the traditional parties (the APC and PDP) and the outsider NNPP over the strategic northern state of Kano. The outcome is likely to decide the election at the national level.