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Nigeria

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

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Rage at the gates

Targeted with live rounds in Lagos, campaigners against police brutality step up their protests and political ambition

Pressure is mounting on President Muhammadu Buhari's government after the shooting of protestors at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on 20 October with the African Union and the United...

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States carry on regardless

Rival candidates in Ondo State's elections campaigned for their national ambitions more than local issues

After losing the Edo state elections last month, the ruling All Progressives' Congress (APC) held on to Rotimi Akeredolu's governorship of Ondo State on 10 October – a result...


How to make oil pay

After 20 years of lobbying, a bill to reform the country’s energy industry is being pushed through the National Assembly – with a good chance of success

There has been consensus in the country on two things since the return to civil rule in 1999: the management of oil and gas, which dominates the export economy, is deeply flawed; a...


Buhari goes to the market

The pandemic has forced the government to end subsidies and move towards cost-reflective electricity pricing – and risk the fallout

Shrinking oil revenues and the wider economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic are putting pressure on policymakers to limit the damage. In the short term that will mean higher ...


Edo's not so merry-go-round

The opposition PDP claims its success in a fiercely contested governorship poll will relaunch it for the next national elections

The contest for Edo State governor on 19 September was set to be bitter and partisan with a heady mix of local and personal rivalries, just as the two main political parties began ...


Building back bigger

Planning to spend over 20 billion dollars on grand projects, the Buhari government is raising tariffs and tolls as well as taking on more debt

Many Nigerians are disappointed that, as President Muhammadu Buhari is a year into his second term, he has not done more to halt the scourge of corrupt trading deals and build up n...


All power to the governors

Watching the confusion and rivalries in Abuja, the states are trying to take control of resources and security

Timipre Sylva's meeting with Nyesom Wike at the governor's mansion in Port Harcourt on 23 August bore all the signs of an old friends' reunion. Both are political kingpins from the...


In Edo, all politics is national

State elections next month in the heart of what was once West Africa’s biggest empire is testing the coherence of the country’s two main parties

Last month, a massive new video screen appeared at the busiest intersection in Benin City, centre of a once towering kingdom and now capital of Edo state. Where the region's most f...


Groaning about zoning

A proposal that the President's election should be based wholly on merit – not rotation between north and south – has caused a storm

Politicians and pundits in Nigeria have shown a rare unanimity in outrage at comments by Mamman Daura, widely regarded as President Muhammadu Buhari's most influential advisor, abo...


Fight in the last chance saloon

After hearing the arguments, a London court is about to rule on whether Abuja can challenge a record-breaking US$10 billion award against it

A substantial part of Nigeria's foreign financing strategy and the fortunes of a New York hedge fund, in partnership with an obscure entity registered in the British Virgin Islands...


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