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Nigeria

Population: 185.98 mn.
GDP: $404.65 bn.
Debt: $31.15 bn.

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Oil theft row escalates

President Jonathan risks panic among investors after he suspends Central Bank Governor Sanusi in a personal political battle

Plain speaking, combative and ubiquitous, Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi was never going to work well with the taciturn and cautious President Goodluck...

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Data battles in Abuja

Nigeria's most sensational political row for a decade began with a dispute over arithmetic. The figure in question was US$49.8 billion: that was the oil sales revenue between Janua...


Economy billowing, politics floundering

Rip-roaring growth, youth unemployment and deepening schisms in the political class will make for an eventful year before the 2015 elections

With some 170 million people, 250 different languages and an economy about to overtake South Africa’s as the continent’s biggest, Nigeria is in many ways a symbol for t...

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Construction boom ahead

Nigeria's state-backed mortgage provider FMBN is in talks with two Chinese financial institutions about a US$6 bn. loan for new housing

With the national population reaching 174 million this year, the the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria estimates the housing deficit at 17 mn. units. However, talks led by the FMBN ...


Presidential letter bombs

Private letters to President Jonathan from General Obasanjo and Bank Governor Sanusi warn of deepening financial and political threats

The leaking this week of two damning letters to President Goodluck Jonathan was surely no coincidence and fires a powerful broadside against his government and his plans to run for...


The fire in Jonathan's backyard

Piracy, oil theft and sectional rivalries are spinning out of control in the Delta, the political heartland of President Jonathan

The idea that choosing a President and a Petroleum Minister from the Niger Delta would be the best way to tackle the crisis in the oil and gas industry is being severely tested. Fo...


Small earthquake, President slightly hurt

Disarray and defections are undermining the governing party and the President but don’t yet put the opposition clearly in the lead

The defection of five state governors from his party to the new opposition alliance on 26 November can hardly have surprised President Goodluck Jonathan, who has been procrastinati...

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