Chart Nigeria's momentous history - from independence through to emergence as a leading African nation
Rare archive recordings of people who lived through the unification of Nigeria in 1914
It's exactly 40 years since the Biafran war of independence from Nigeria ended in failure.
Ben Okafor was 12 when Biafra declared independence, sparking a bloody civil war
It is exactly 50 years since Nigeria became independent
The election of Chief MKO Abiola 20 years ago, which was annulled by the military
Economist Jim O'Neill investigates Nigeria's development potential, corruption and crime
Can Nigeria lead Africa? It has Africa’s biggest economy, but is wracked by insecurity....
Can this huge, complicated country become the pioneer for Africa? Mark Doyle investigates
The BBC's Nkem Ifejika meets the Nigerian entrepreneurs building an economy outside oil.
In 1980 thousands died in the Nigerian city of Kano in an uprising by an Islamic sect.
The story of the 1992 film which launched Nigeria's hugely successful movie industry