Population: 175.6 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 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

  • Vol 55 No 15
  •  25th July 2014

After the amnesty, more amnesty

President Jonathan struggles to pacify militants and oil companies as violence and theft continue in his Delta homeland

  • Vol 55 No 15
  •  25th July 2014

The Jonathan surge

Despite a security crisis and a poor public image, President Goodluck Jonathan's People's Democratic Party has engineered a startling political recovery. Much of the turnaround is the responsibility of the new PDP Chairman, Adamu Mu'azu, a presidential co...

  • 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

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