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Nigeria

Population: 190.89 mn.
GDP: $375.77 bn.
Debt: $40.24 bn.

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A poll without passion

The party-political system is failing the country amid preparations for national elections in February and state elections in March

What should be an epic battle of ideas and policies in Africa's biggest democracy to address recurring economic and security crises is turning out to be one of the country's dulles...


Election bored game

Two familiar veteran candidates are failing to strike a chord with the voters ahead of a critical presidential race next February

As political leaders loudly debate the ethics of signing up to a code of conduct and President Muhammadu Buhari throws back, for the fourth time, an electoral reform bill to the Na...


Clean-up gets murky

Hold-ups in promised action against pollution in Ogoni region in the Niger Delta are multiplying and tension is rising

A long-delayed environmental restoration programme in Ogoni is finally in the works after decades of oil spills and fires left it one of the most polluted places in Africa. And y...


Promises, promises

Both main presidential contenders pledge millions of jobs and billions on infrastructure but there are real differences in their policies and strategies

With ninety days to go before national elections in February, formal campaigning started on 18 November with a flurry of extravagant pledges and policies, almost all of them uncost...


The Brexit connection

African politicians and business people are getting drawn into the shenanigans surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union

A criminal investigation by Britain's National Crime Agency, announced on 5 November, into businessman and Brexit campaigner Arron Banks could touch on some of his diamond interest...


Now the race looks serious

The challenger Atiku Abubakar has built a new coalition, but strong northern support for President Buhari will give him staying power

Hell froze over in Nigeria on 11 October. That's when former President Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed his once Vice-President and newly crowned leader of the opposition People's Democr...

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The flight into Israel

The leader of the supposed Igbo independence movement, Nwannekaenyi 'Nnamdi' Kenny Okwu Kanu, seems to have turned up in Israel after going on the run from a trial in Nigeria. Isra...


Big business gets stuck into the elections

A string of corporate fraud cases is stirring up partisan rivalries ahead of next year’s presidential vote

Prosecutors in Milan began to set out their case against oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and Italy's ENI in court on 26 September. Both companies are charged with paying over US$1 bil...

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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 ...


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...


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