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Nigeria

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

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False starts for the clean-up

Incompetence and corruption threaten the latest government body to be set up to tackle oil pollution

The Ogoni area of the Niger Delta is one of the world's most severely contaminated stretches of land and water, and yet no relief is in sight. Eight years ago, after publishing a c...

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HYPREP’s checkered rep

The environmental agency Abuja created has a bad record. It is even believed to be relaxing the clean-up benchmarks

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) is only the latest iteration of Nigerian government agencies charged with using oil revenues to compensate for the effects of...

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The rise of Godwin Emefiele

As the country awaits a new government, four months after elections, the Central Bank Governor has stamped his authority on economic policy

The importance of Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, to President Muhammadu Buhari's plans was clear as he set out his agenda for the next five years in Abuj...


Oando chief takes on his foes

The company's management is fighting the regulator's orders to quit amid threats of fresh investigations

A reckoning is due in the battle for Oando, one of the country's biggest independent oil companies, after the market regulator barred its CEO and his deputy from holding directorsh...


Troubles mount for Buhari

There will be no radical changes in economic policy but a reshuffle of the security chiefs is probable and long overdue

It may have been lack-lustre economy or the deepening national security crisis but President Muhammadu Buhari's swearing-in on 29 May was a morose affair. It was also short of star...


OPL245: Fight or flight

A new claim for damages by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, linked to a historic scandal over the controversial award of the OPL 245 oil licence, is set to further embarrass two hi...


Atiku takes his beef to DC

Atiku Abubakar is sticking by his claims of fraud in the Nigerian presidential election. He is spending $30,000 on Washington DC lobbyists Fein and DelValle to try to persuade Unit...


Counter-terror error

Four years after imposing a ban on economic activity along the shores of Lake Chad aimed at staunching the flow of funds to the Nigerian Islamist militia Boko Haram, the authoritie...


Clean-up or cover-up?

Links between Big Oil and politicians are blocking a multimillion-dollar environmental rescue plan for the Delta

The UN-mandated clean-up of oil-polluted Ogoniland is becoming mired in allegations of pay-outs to politicians to rig elections in Rivers State. Violence and vote-rigging over two ...


Election credibility on trial

With his party winning new ground in state elections, the opposition presidential candidate alleges systematic voter fraud

Promising to call evidence from forensic scientists, statisticians and psephologists, the People's Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar filed his petition challen...


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