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Blame game scuppers reform

After ten years of drafting, the National Assembly has produced an unworkable bill to restructure the petroleum industry 

Plans to modernise the national oil industry have been derailed again by partisan politics and vested interests in a debacle that could cost Nigeria tens of billions of dollars in ...


Whose coup is it anyway?

The government has foiled a plot to kill Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada and kidnap President Evaristo Carvalho and the National Assembly President José Diogo, it claimed on 7 Augu...


President plays by his rules

Opposition leaders accuse Macky Sall of bending the law courts to his advantage as the opposition flounders in the lead-up to elections

With just seven months to go to Senegal's next presidential election, the political mood remains sour as opponents accuse President Macky Sall of manipulating the judicial system t...


Barbarians at the gate

A wave of defections to the main opposition party have President Buhari looking anxiously over his shoulder as elections approach

The All Progressives' Congress, whose leader President Muhammadu Buhari is taking a holiday in London, has been under political siege for weeks while its senior members contemplate...


Politics of patronage

Long-delayed legislation promises to free the oil industry from state control – but will the government want to surrender this trump card?

Nigeria's governments come and go but its oil and gas governance legislation keeps rolling on. The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) was conceived during Olusegun Obasanjo's first elec...


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Court in the act

Despite a calamitous first five years in office, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) sailed through the first round of the presidential election with 42% of the vote amid a flur...


Gas contract claims minister

The sacking of Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko on 6 August for supposedly mishandling renegotiations with the Dubai-based Ameri group on a power supply contract has triggered a cris...


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