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False starts for the clean-up

Incompetence and corruption threaten the latest government body to be set up to tackle oil pollution

The Ogoni area of the Niger Delta is one of the world's most severely contaminated stretches of land and water, and yet no relief is in sight. Eight years ago, after publishing a c...

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HYPREP’s checkered rep

The environmental agency Abuja created has a bad record. It is even believed to be relaxing the clean-up benchmarks

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) is only the latest iteration of Nigerian government agencies charged with using oil revenues to compensate for the effects of...

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The rise of Godwin Emefiele

As the country awaits a new government, four months after elections, the Central Bank Governor has stamped his authority on economic policy

The importance of Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, to President Muhammadu Buhari's plans was clear as he set out his agenda for the next five years in Abuj...


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Militia starts scare

At first sight, it looked like ethnic cleansing by communiqué. The predominantly Dogon militia Dana Ambassagou, led by Youssouf Toloba, issued a statement on 17 June to the effect ...


Gag on security reporting

Burkina Faso's National Assembly voted in a new law on 21 June heavily restricting freedom of speech. Human rights organisations and press freedom advocates are up in arms. Under A...


Oando chief takes on his foes

The company's management is fighting the regulator's orders to quit amid threats of fresh investigations

A reckoning is due in the battle for Oando, one of the country's biggest independent oil companies, after the market regulator barred its CEO and his deputy from holding directorsh...


An oily threat to Sall

Hotly-denied suggestions that officials were paid for awarding oil concessions are causing trouble for the President

Ever since BBC television's Panorama current affairs programme revealed apparent evidence that controversial British-based Australian/Romanian businessman Vasile Frank Timis made m...

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Cocoanomics

Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are threatening to suspend the sale of cocoa beans to the open market for the 2020/21 crop season in a bid to secure higher prices for their farmers. ...


Troubles mount for Buhari

There will be no radical changes in economic policy but a reshuffle of the security chiefs is probable and long overdue

It may have been lack-lustre economy or the deepening national security crisis but President Muhammadu Buhari's swearing-in on 29 May was a morose affair. It was also short of star...


Between Blaise and jihad

Party manoeuvring for elections in 2020 coexists with intercommunal slaughter in rural areas. Then the deposed president turns up

While the jihadists register notable successes and violence increases, attention begins to turn towards the conventional politicians and what they can offer the people in the elect...


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