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Nigeria

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

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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...


Kudos to the health-workers

Despite grandstanding by some senior politicians, it is the doctors and nurses who are winning public support in the fight against the coronavirus

Criticisms are mounting about the lack of a coherent national strategy to manage the coronavirus pandemic. The missing piece is effective leadership from the national task force, u...


Abba Kyari, 1952-2020

Chief of Staff to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

Abba Kyari was neither an administrator nor a politician. So, he was not an obvious choice for the post of chief of staff to the president, a job that requires formidable organisat...

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Oil behaving badly

The clean-up of Delta oil spills is still being held up by feuding politicians, bureaucrats and businesses as low oil prices hit public finances

As oil prices crash to an 18-year low in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, weakening global demand, and a price war, President Muhammadu Buhari's spending plans are being torn ...


The Emir exits

Sacked after clashing with Kano’s governor, Lamido Sanusi may be heading for an overt political role

For the second time in as many decades, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been pushed out of a top institution, with opinion divided over his future. Again, he will stoke political turmoil ...


Aides leak, north-east burns

Escalating violence in Borno and surrounding states as leaked memos show tensions between senior aides – and a now familiar inertia

It was the worst-kept secret in Abuja. Officials in President Muhammadu Buhari's government blame one another for the administration's failings, especially in areas such as securit...


HYPREP's millions

Confusion is growing about the mounting cost and sluggish progress of the UN-mandated clean-up of Ogoni, in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta.


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...


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