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Nigeria

Population: 178.5 mn.
GDP: $594.3 bn.
Debt: $13.8 bn.

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The logic of naira nationalism

Business and government are locked in a dispute about the exchange rate as officials try to rebuild the economy 

Political convention has it that an incoming government has six months to blame its predecessor for the economic and other devastation which it has inherited. However, Nigeria's de...


Big tests beckon for Buhari

The country's new broom has to rebuild the economy and face down Boko Haram against the background of a depleted treasury

Fortunately for Muhammadu Buhari, who still harbours deep frustration with partisan politicking, his agenda in 2016 will be dominated by the issues on which he is most engaged – ec...

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Taking down Tompolo

As politics fizz and oil prices crash, the government targets the capo di tutti i capi of the Niger Delta militants

One of the shrewdest and wealthiest militant leaders in the Niger Delta, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, faces a legal battle that could provoke a new political sh...


The return of OPL 245

The government has reopened the can of worms known as Oil Prospecting Licence 245. President Muhammadu Buhari has sent investigators after the beneficiaries of the US$1.1 billion t...


Buhari resets the clock

After six months of deliberation, a new team of largely technocratic ministers faces daunting economic and security challenges

It is called 'Buhari Mean Time' in Abuja. It started as a jocular description and then became a warning: President Muhammadu Buhari will not be rushed into decisions, especially wh...

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The cauldron boils again

High-tension state elections, low oil prices and the end of the amnesty add to brewing troubles in the Niger Delta

Although the threatened rebellion in the Niger Delta against Muhammadu Buhari's victory in March's presidential election didn't materialise, political and economic discontent in th...


At last a cabinet, and now for the policies

After balancing political interests and restructuring ministries, the most urgent issue facing President Buhari is economic strategy

At his self-imposed eleventh hour, President Muhammadu Buhari submitted his list of 21 ministerial nominees to the Senate on 30 September. On 8 October, the Senate was to start vet...

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On the road

Expected in Paris on 14-15 September for a regional security conference, President Muhammadu Buhari will attend a series of bilateral meetings with President François Hollande, Fo...


Fighting graft, Buhari-style

The administration’s anti-corruption campaign has yet to launch and questions are growing about the APC’s ability to deliver

Two vital promises were made during President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Washington last month. Firstly, Nigeria would actively seek to recover some US$150 billion of stolen funds ...


Coming to America – the sequel

After three days of meetings with President Obama and his government, President Buhari has repaired the ailing relationship

It was organised rapidly but President Muhammadu Buhari’s first official visit to the United States on 19-22 July made serious progress on security, anti-corruption and energy agre...

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