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Nigeria

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

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Anniversary ambushed

Victories against Boko Haram and crooked politicians are overshadowed by a faltering economy and new militants in the Delta

It would be hard to concoct a worse conjunction of calamities than that facing President Muhammadu Buhari as he prepares to mark his first year as President on 29 May. Undaunted, h...

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Economic sands start to shift

The government wants to fire up growth with an expansionary budget but has made U-turns on the currency and fuel prices

Less than a after month President Muhammadu Buhari signed on 6 May a growth-boosting but much delayed budget for 2016, the government has made two important policy reversals on the...


Avengers assemble

As sabotage attacks and pipeline breakdowns in the Delta take as much as 400,000 barrels per day (bpd), the shadowy Niger Delta Avengers group claims it has launched a new militant...


Railroading senators

After a late-night meeting at Aso Rock, the dispute between President Muhammadu Buhari and National Assembly leaders over 2016 budget amendments ended in smiles and a deal on 26 Ap...


Economy thwarts Buhari

Dilemmas over the exchange rate top a lengthening list of woes. The government turns to China for help

A year after the national boost from Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the presidential election, the economic crisis is deepening, worsened by a combination of falling commodity...


Back to Ogoniland

Federal troops are back in the heartland of the former Delta rebellion as politicians use militants and gangsters to expand their reach

The return of the army to Ogoniland after an 18-year absence has deep political resonance. All the more so because there is now a fierce contest for political control of the Niger ...


The great militant chase

Whether or not he ends up in a Lagos court, Tompolo and his supporters can cause havoc by relaunching the militant campaign in the Delta 

The search is on for the militant kingpin High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, who has disappeared since a court warrant was issued last month for his arrest on corruptio...

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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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