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Nigeria

Nigeria

Population: 178.5 mn.
GDP: $594.3 bn.
Debt: $13.8 bn.
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Opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari has the first serious chance to unseat an incumbent president in elections due in March, as worries grow over the government's response to economic troubles and to the Islamist insurgency. The outcome of the vote will be critical to stability and investment in Africa's biggest economy.

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Buhari sets out his agenda

Against a chaotic economic backdrop, the new President promises to make government accountable and re-establish the rule of law

Popular expectations of new President Muhammadu Buhari were stratospherically high before his 29 May inauguration in Abuja – all the more so because chronic fuel shortages, i...

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Delta, dollars and Downing Street

Concerns about stability and commercial interests informed the sudden meeting between President Buhari and Britain’s Prime Minister

Security, crime and migration topped the agenda when Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari met United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street on 23 May. Aside...


Cash for loot

The Swiss lawyers who brokered Nigeria's much-criticised immunity-for-cash deal with Mohammed and Abba Abacha last July are major beneficiaries, it has emerged. The two sons of the...


Rising hopes, falling revenues

The list of pressing economic problems – oil, power, the naira – is lengthening ahead of Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration on 29 May

It could hardly have been more cordial when a combined team of government and opposition economists from Nigeria arrived in Washington for the Spring Meetings of the International ...

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APC to lead with a leaner team

At their Spring Meetings in Washington, officials at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank expressed surprise that Nigeria's incoming officials were willing to cooperate w...


'No condition is permanent'

The credibility of the election and transition breaks the political mould and opens up the possibility of radical change

One of President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign advisors had it all figured out a few weeks before the presidential election on 28 March. 'Nigerian elections are all about regional l...

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Mending fences

Militant fighters ponder their options after Jonathan loses power and a showdown over oil theft looks likely

It has been a bad month for the Niger Delta in both personal and political terms. The death of activist lawyer Oronto Douglas on 9 April, after a long struggle with cancer, has rob...


INEC and high-tech

The new technology helped combat fraud but old-fashioned politics determined the outcome

The accolades heaped on Attahiru Jega and his team at the Independent National Electoral Commission for organising the country's most credible elections to date make much of the us...


A moment of truth for the General

Returning to power after 30 years, Muhammadu Buhari has been elected President heading a coalition bent on reform

One of the first acts of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari's new government will be to establish a clear regime of accountability and transparency in managing the country's oil and ...

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The rigging in Rivers

Lekia Nkirine didn't stand a chance. He was shot in the chest at close range at six in the morning on election day when 50 thugs attacked the compound of Joe Poroma, the Commission...


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