Nigeria

Nigeria

Population: 175.6 mn.
GDP: 283.7 bn.
Debt: 13.1 bn.
Overview:

Nigeria is predicted to be Africa's biggest economy by the end of the year. Much criticised President Goodluck Jonathan is struggling after defections from his People's Democratic Party, which are likely to continue. Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the north-east, communal violence in the Middle Belt, sabotage and piracy in the Niger Delta all indicate poor prospects for peaceful elections in 2015. 

 

 

 

 

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  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

Buying while there is blood on the streets

When it comes to Africa’s leading economy, balance sheets not political histories dominate the reading lists

  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

There will be blood... and oil

The stink of the OPL 245 scandal won’t go away

  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Chip off the old block

The children of the late dictator General Sani Abacha are making headlines. The oldest, Mohammed Sani Abacha, operates a political network based in Kano, where his father was brought up. Mohammed was a stalwart of the mainly northern Congress for Democrat...

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Tanoh goes as Ecobank cleans house

Ecobank dismisses Chief Executive Thierry Tanoh and reinstates the sacked whistle-blowing Finance Director

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

A sage from Zamfara

To those who know both men, President Goodluck Jonathan's appointment of veteran spymaster General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau as Defence Minister on 5 March may be a case of 'my enemy's enemy is my friend'.

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Oil theft row escalates

President Jonathan risks panic among investors after he suspends Central Bank Governor Sanusi in a personal political battle

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Data battles in Abuja

Nigeria's most sensational political row for a decade began with a dispute over arithmetic. The figure in question was US$49.8 billion: that was the oil sales revenue between January 2012 and June 2013 that should have been transferred to the federation a...

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

Economy billowing, politics floundering

Rip-roaring growth, youth unemployment and deepening schisms in the political class will make for an eventful year before the 2015 elections

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

Goodluck Jonathan loses the numbers game

The defections in the House of Representatives have stripped the President's party of its majority and boost the opposition coalition

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Presidential letter bombs

Private letters to President Jonathan from General Obasanjo and Bank Governor Sanusi warn of deepening financial and political threats

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