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

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 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...


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...


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...


The clock ticks faster

This month, packed with critical meetings, appointments and policy changes, marks the real launch of President Muhammadu Buhari's government. He is due to name the main ministers w...

A nation in waiting

Post-election euphoria is turning to impatience as Nigeria waits for its new President to form a government and announce its policies. In fact, President Muhammadu Buhari has spent...

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...


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...

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