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Nigeria

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

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Generals on the run

The army is in retreat before the Islamist insurgents. Corruption, indifference and a lack of resources are blamed

Speaking to journalists on 7 February, the army's theatre commander for north-eastern Nigeria, Major-General Olusegun Adeniyi, repeated the government's frequent assertion that Bok...


'Eco'-logical concerns

The mooted new West African currency stands no chance of success unless its architects persuade Abuja to join

Francophone West African countries' decision to convert their CFA franc into a first version of the 'eco', a planned single currency for the whole region, has sparked furious criti...


King for a year

President Buhari will push through more economic nationalist policies. Beyond that, the picture gets cloudy

As he wrestles with mutually reinforcing economic and security problems, President Muhammadu Buhari can no longer blame an uncooperative national assembly or opposition state gover...


Not yet, Generalissimo

The lack of trust between government and activists over civil rights reflects the country’s deepening security crisis

It was Muhammadu Buhari's military credentials that persuaded many Nigerians to trust him on security issues in 2015, at a time when insurgents had taken over more than 20 local go...


Hard economics meets political pageantry

Closing borders, President Buhari wants to boost local producers and stop the smugglers while most politicians look to the next election

Listening to the political class in Abuja, Lagos or Port Harcourt, you might be unaware that the country is locked in an epic battle over the direction of the national economy, sti...

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Oil majors tax threat

The Nigerian government plans to raise an extra US$1 billion next year in royalties from the oil majors as it struggles to fund a record budget and curb mounting debt. The industry...


Command economics on trial

As Africa’s biggest economy slows down with dangerous political consequences, policy-makers are looking for radical solutions

With economic growth failing to keep pace with population growth, and the country far too dependent on oil and gas exports, President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to deal with critic...


Delta pollution damned

'Environmental genocide' was the label the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, hung on the decades of multinational oil company operations in Nigeria's Niger Delta at the 1 November ...

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Protectionism and patronage

A bid by President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the smuggling of rice and petrol is turning into a cross-border political fight

Ten months after its inauguration the new integrated frontier crossing between Nigeria and Benin at Sémé Kraké on the key Lagos-Cotonou corridor was closed to most trade on the ord...


The taxman cometh

Unphased by mounting security threats, weakening international oil prices and an unresolved US$9 billion judgement debt demand, President Muhammadu Buhari's unveiled an ambitious n...


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