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Nigeria

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

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President Buhari's edict shakes up presidential race

All ministers vying for office in next year's elections have been ordered to quit. Bank governor Emefiele is yet to confirm his presidential run

In one executive order the country's presidential contest has been up-ended and a sweeping cabinet reshuffle has been triggered. On 12 May, President Muhammadu Buhari called on pol...


Consensus candidate plan upsets the frontrunners

Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu – political godfathers turned contenders – may lose out in primaries as alliances shift

The next four weeks will be critical as over 30 contenders compete to become the country's next president – the parties have until 3 June to submit all their nominations for ...


Oil spills and theft spike as big oil goes offshore

Bureaucratic rivalries and vested interests are blocking efforts to hold companies and officials responsible for the ecological destruction of the Niger Delta

Nigeria should meet its OPEC quota, due to rise to 1.753 million barrels a day next month, in a matter of weeks after months of struggling to produce around 1.2m-1.3m b/d due to th...


How the Central Bank could win next year's election

Those backing governor Godwin Emefiele for the presidency believe eight years of cheap loans to millions of small farmers will pay dividends

The clamour among senior government officials for Central Bank governor Godwin Emefiele to vie for Nigeria's presidency has its roots in his politically oriented management of the ...

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New bankers' ramp

A few days after Africa Confidential reported on the power of financiers in Nigerian politics, a couple of colourful election prospectuses extolling the virtues of African Developm...


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Row over adulterated fuel deepens

Opaque deals by middlemen still dominate crude oil and products trading despite last year’s reforms

After a week of worsening shortages caused by the discovery and withdrawal of adulterated fuel from the market, the state oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC...

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Bankers circle the presidency

The country’s military is over-stretched and few trust the political class but its financiers are projecting power like never before

As the race for next year's presidential elections heats up, two political outsiders have been named as contenders with support by some in the top ranks of President Muhammadu Buha...


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