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Nigeria

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

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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...


Summit bid to heal crisis

After xenophobic attacks and corporate rivalries, the leaders of Africa’s two biggest economies are to meet next month

For pan-African economic alliances and security cooperation much is riding on the summit between Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari, due to hold on 3 October in South ...


The oil clean-up that didn't?

The efforts to repair environmental damage to the oil-producing Niger Delta lack ambition and urgency

The delays seemed at an end in 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari formally launched the clean-up operation and endorsed the composition of the structures supervising the operati...


Executive exerts its privilege

Despite the fuss over the delayed ministerial appointments, real power will stay in the presidency

Just days after President Muhammadu Buhari allocated the portfolios and swore in his 43 ministers on 21 August, regional leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress started sta...


High risks, low politics

Attempts to resolve the worsening herder-farmer clashes are foundering as politicians exploit regional loyalties

Of the myriad security threats in Nigeria, herder-farmer clashes which have killed more than 4,000 people and seen at least 250,000 chased from their homes in the past three years ...


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