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Nigeria

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

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Nnamdi Kanu celebrates

A government social media ban has handed secessionists a propaganda win and fired up other opponents of the President

'Backfire' doesn't quite cover the effects of the government's national ban on the Twitter micro-blogging site announced on 5 June, the day after the platform deleted a tweet from ...


A country at war with itself

Political disputes between the federal and state governments are making the security crisis more intractable

Another day, another round of crisis meetings to tackle insurgents, armed criminal gangs and communal clashes. As the National Security Council of service and intelligence chiefs m...


The northern nexus

As the security emergency spreads across the core northern states, insurgents and bandits are devastating an already weakened regional economy

Until recently, governors in the northern states were chary of criticising President Muhammadu Buhari's government on security policy. That is changing as the crisis intensifies an...


Oil reform gathers pace

Lobbying frenzy as parliament prepares long-awaited bill to reform and restructure energy industry

Leaks of apparent last-minute concessions on fiscal terms and overseas 'retreats' for lawmakers are the most tangible indicators in years that Nigeria may finally be at the point o...


States rethink security

No reaction from Abuja as state governors in the south-east, like their south-west counterparts, launch a regional security organisation

After governors of the south-eastern states met in the city of Owerri on 11 April to mull a response to a wave of deadly attacks against farmers and police in the region, they anno...


Much to be modest about

The economy is in slightly better shape than feared months ago but faces a toxic combination of unemployment and inflation

President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria's economy policymakers will certainly welcome the modest improvement in the country's economic outlook. According to the Yemi Kale-led Nation...


Shell and Eni win in Milan

Royal Dutch Shell and Italy's Eni and 13 individuals were acquitted by a Milan court in one of the world's biggest corruption cases on 17 March. After three years and 74 hearings o...


Shell retreats from the Delta

The Anglo-Dutch giant is losing its battle to fight off international lawsuits over pollution

Shell is retreating from onshore oilfields in the Niger Delta under a cloud, facing lawsuits, recriminations and so far failing to deal with some of the most serious pollution on t...


The guard changes, at last

An army on the backfoot could get more resources but will have to beef up its fight against insurgents and tackle communal clashes

Sacking the four service chiefs was one of the few things on which Nigeria's Senate, its leading civil society groups and Western ambassadors were unanimously agreed. Insiders at A...


Ready to rumble

As President Buhari looks to his legacy, the jostling for succession will begin in earnest

In May, President Muhammadu Buhari will reach the halfway point of his second and final four-year term. It is that point in Nigeria's political calendar, when the main players' foc...

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