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Nigeria

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

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Partisan politics runs riot

The President will struggle to gain the upper hand on corruption and security while party rivalries block economic change

For an essentially apolitical President, Muhammadu Buhari faces a nightmare 2017 as party rivalries loom larger and larger, obstructing many of his economic and social reforms, as ...

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Things fall apart in Rivers vote

Both parties are to blame for the rigging and killings that could weaken President Buhari's national standing

No one emerges with credit from the violent fiasco of the elections that were re-run in Rivers State on 10 December. Nationally, the polls were a test of strength between the All P...


Grandees test the water

The Ondo gubernatorial election was a proving ground for political rivals within the APC camp

The victory of Rotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the governing All Progressives' Congress (APC) in the Ondo State governorship election on 26 November, has strong national resonance i...


Army's 'Biafra' overreaction

Five years ago, the movement for a separate Igbo nation, Biafra, seemed dead in the water of the Niger Delta. Fighting between leaders of the secessionist Movement for the Actualis...


Political schisms hit recovery and reform

Economic stagnation and rising prices are eroding the regional alliances at the heart of Buhari’s government

Arguments over the response to the country's worst recession for 25 years are threatening to split the governing All Progressives' Congress. The APC is a fragile alliance between t...

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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...

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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...

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