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Nigeria

Nigeria

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

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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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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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...

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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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