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Nigeria

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

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A splintered sect

The death of a notorious jihad leader has shifted the balance of power among terrorist groups in the region

An unrelenting campaign of terror by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) continues to gather steam as it positions itself to succeed Boko Haram, from which it splintered, as...


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Ruling party apparatchiks are luring their opponents to defect as parties choose their presidential contenders

Fear of the unknown and super-charged ambition are driving record numbers of opposition party governors and other top officials to cross over to the ruling party. Many more are thi...


Why the Vatican vote counts

In Anambra state, the Catholic Church’s blessing could prove crucial for a business executive running for governor

A proxy war between the Catholic Church and the Church of England has become one of the main subplots in the governorship election in a commercial hub on the banks of the River Nig...


State taxes boost devolution

A push for regional states to collect and spend their own VAT is gathering steam, as Lagos passes its own new tax law

Nigeria's Supreme Court is set to rule on the right of states to individually collect and spend value-added taxes in their domain in a landmark case that could dramatically alter t...


Fighting for the fiscus

A high court ruling in favour of local tax collectors could threaten the federal government's authority more than insurgents and kidnappers

A federal court ruling on 7 September backing the right of Rivers State to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) on commodities sold within its borders is a critical victory for its govern...


Energy law unsettles rentiers

Reforms speed up shift from oil to gas and trigger a new race for influence over contracts and regulation

Even before the ink was dry, officials and their sponsors had already begun to lobby for top jobs in the new oil sector management structures created by the Petroleum Industry Act,...


The oil economy breaks up

The architects of industry reform bid a long goodbye to oil and welcome the brave new world of gas for all

Energy companies, trades unions and politicians are beginning to get to grips with the prospect of wide-ranging reform of the oil and gas industry, the foundation of the country's ...


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