Population: 178.5 mn.
GDP: 283.7 bn.
Debt: 13.1 bn.

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 56 No 2
  •  23rd January 2015

Elections face new risks

With three weeks to go until voting day, almost half the electorate still lack voters’ cards and could be disenfranchised

  • Vol 55 No 25
  •  19th December 2014

Political storm warning

The opposition is looking stronger but officials are sounding alarms about serious flaws in the election organisation

  • Vol 55 No 24
  •  5th December 2014

Danger looms as piracy booms

Distracted by the Islamist insurgency in the north and the coming elections, the government has no effective response to the wave of oil theft and hijackings in the Gulf of Guinea

  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

After the bombing, Jonathan declares

Despite security and economic crises, Jonathan wins his party’s support for a second term while the opposition faces a leadership contest

  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Policies, what policies?

The received wisdom on Nigeria's elections is that they are all about money and mobilisation. Despite sheaves of glossy manifestos rolling off the presses, acres of newsprint devoted to key issues and energetic televised debates, the election campaign ris...

  • Vol 55 No 21
  •  24th October 2014

Follow the money

A leak from Italian prosecutors reveals more details about the recipients of the US$800 million from the OPL 245 licence sale

  • Vol 55 No 21
  •  24th October 2014

Clash of the Titans

Relations between South Africa and Nigeria have plunged to new depths. South African ex-President Thabo Mbeki and Nigerian ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo are working behind the scenes to try to reconcile Presidents Jacob Zuma and Goodluck Jonathan, Africa...

  • Vol 55 No 20
  •  10th October 2014

ENI in the cross-hairs

Italian prosecutors want British help in investigating ENI for possible bribery of Nigerian officials

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

How terror twists the vote

Accusations that a former state governor and army chief have been sponsoring the Islamist insurgents have fired up the election campaign

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

Oil, the political lubricant

A spate of oilfield sales ahead of next year’s elections is conveniently timed for some expensive campaigning

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