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Nigeria

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

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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...


The shake-up that didn’t happen

Plummeting prices prompted a radical plan to restructure the state oil company – then the vested interests fought back

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and several of the country’s most senior ministers recommended hard-hitting reforms to rein in the sprawling and notoriously unaccountable state ...


Divided we stand

President Buhari has papered over rifts in the ruling party but they will re-emerge ahead of national elections

With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading and the economy on the slide, the country's top politicians have taken refuge in the familiarity of an old-fashioned internal power struggle. R...


Back to the scene of the crime

A plan to restart oil production in Ogoniland amid a failing environmental clean-up risks repeating all the mistakes of 25 years ago

This week lawyers for the 40,000 people in the Ogale and Bille communities in the Niger Delta have been pressing their case in London's Supreme Court to hold Royal Dutch Shell liab...

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New chief, old battles

President Buhari's top aide Ibrahim Gambari faces an array of rival interests trying to shape the government's direction

In the best traditions of international bureaucracy, Ibrahim Gambari, 75, has been consulting widely but quietly as he acclimatises to his new role as President Muhammadu Buhari's ...


The $10 billion gas plant that never was

Abuja challenges a gigantic court judgement against it by arguing that the claimants had planned it all as a scam from the start

Faced with the prospect of its oil and gas revenues falling this year by at least US$26.5 billion, President Muhammadu Buhari's government sees the dismissal of a $10bn judgement a...

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Into the land of empty

The oil price crash and the pandemic have the potential to force the diversification of the economy and end the patronage system

In the boom times, oil and gas generated 95% of the country's export revenues and the recycling of that cash powered over 60% of the economy. In the teeth of the coronavirus, its m...


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