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 13
  •  27th June 2014

Ekiti, the shape of things to come

After a year on the defensive, the governing PDP has launched a determined fightback against opposition strongholds in the south-west

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Sanusi's political throne

The straight-talking former CBN Governor will find plenty of scope to promote his ideas and expand his influence from the Emir’s palace

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

The trade-off

The Alpine principality is returning some of Sani Abacha’s loot after the Nigerian government drops charges against his son Mohammed

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Jonathan faces the north

After two months in the global spotlight, the insurgency in northern Nigeria is fast turning into a national political crisis

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Trust still dormant

Five years after it was launched, the fund intended to help the Ogoni people has yet to disburse any money

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Poison politics

Alongside its terrible human cost in north-eastern Nigeria and the Middle Belt, there are signs that the Boko Haram insurgency is seriously damaging the government's political standing. A stilted discussion between President Goodluck Jonathan's emissaries...

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Amnesty anomalies

As social media resonated with reports that the government was about to offer an amnesty to Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, on 28 May President Goodluck Jonathan vowed again on national TV to wage 'total war' against 'international terrorism'. Earlier tha...

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

Everyone loses

The unfolding tragedy of the abducted schoolgirls exposes the government’s lack of strategy and will prolong the insurgency

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

The ripples of OPL 245

Police and regulators are still investigating the consequences of Chief Dan Etete awarding himself an oil licence

  • 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

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