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Nigeria

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

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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...


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...


The probity contest

To convince voters of his hard line on corruption, President Buhari’s prosecutors will have to win some cases at last

With primaries for the 2019 election fast approaching, President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure to push ahead with his anti-graft campaign. The Fulani herder-farmer killings an...


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