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Buhari's kitchen cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari stirred a predictable hornets' nest when he dismissed, in a most patriarchal manner, criticisms his wife had made of his presidency. On 14 October Aisha ...

No oil, no money, no deal

Both sides are edging towards some sort of deal that will get the money flowing again – to the Treasury and to the Delta

There is an inexorable logic to the tortuous negotiations between the government and the Niger Delta Avengers, the most determined of the militant groups launching attacks in the o...


A dollar emergency

Just as investment companies began advising clients to return to the Nigerian market to take advantage of the sharp depreciation of the naira currency over the past two months, rep...

Juicier carrots, heavier sticks

The deepening crisis in the Niger Delta is now the most serious threat to the government's plans for economic revival

This month's announcement that the government is to resume payments to former militants in the Niger Delta is by any measure a victory for the myriad gangs and activists who have b...


Chip off the oil block

Just as the authorities dig into a series of suspicious transactions made by the late President Sani Abacha's Oil Minister, Chief Dauzia Loya 'Dan' Etete, his son Edward Keniwenimo...

The Delta-naira yoyo

Facing its deepest economic crisis for two decades, Nigeria has been bolstered by two modest pieces of good news this week. Firstly, officials in Abuja say they have secured a mont...

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...


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...

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