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Nigeria

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

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On a wing and a prayer

Goodluck Jonathan is the first Nigerian President to make an official state visit to Israel

The declared aim of President Goodluck Jonathan’s 23-29 October trip to Israel was for him to join another 30,000 Nigerians on a Christian pilgrimage and to preside over sign...


Ibori treasure hunt to go on

The ex-governor fraudster is going to make the Crown work for his loot. Now, a ‘retrial’ will investigate his assets fully in 2014

The process of deciding how much of ex-Delta State Governor James Ibori’s assets the Crown will confiscate will now continue in what promises to be high courtroom drama in th...


Boardroom battles hit Ecobank

Tough decisions face one of Africa’s most respected banks: its Chairman and Chief Executive are under scrutiny for claimed malpractice

Directors of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Africa’s biggest cross-border lender, are due to hold another emergency meeting on 20 September to resolve the crisis o...


Punching out the PDP

The President’s failure to bring together the rival factions in his party has chronically weakened his government’s standing, nationally and regionally

The open brawl between rival factions of the governing People’s Democratic Party in the National Assembly on 18 September pointed dramatically to the failure of party leaders...


Reshuffle may not help Jonathan's chances

The President sacked nine ministers on 11 September, many of whom are linked to his opponents

The first major reshuffle of Goodluck Jonathan's presidency on 11 September looked more like a panic reaction to political revolt inside his party rather than a strategic move to s...


Cracks widen in the PDP

Seven state governors have walked out of the governing party, dealing a critical blow to its election strategy

As he started a three-day state visit to Kenya on 5 September, President Goodluck Jonathan might try to put his own government’s political disarray into perspective. His host...


Amaechi takes on Jonathan

The battle for control of wealthy Rivers State is a personal struggle for power in the Niger Delta but has the makings of a national crisis

For many of those listening to Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s address to the Chatham House think-tank in London on 24 July, the speaker may have appeared just another ambitious an...


The Delta catches fire again

Rampant oil theft, spills and a pipeline shutdown focus attention on Shell’s operations as a political crisis looms

The Niger Delta faces a new round of turmoil as politicians and their business allies jostle for power at the centre of the country's oil industry. On 10 July, police and soldiers ...


The Bodo spill hits companies and politicians

The aftermath of the fire could result in costly litigation for Shell and further erode President Goodluck Jonathan's presidency

The latest fire and pollution incident at Bodo may leave Royal Dutch Shell open to hugely costly damages. A landmark United Nations Environment Programme report in 2011 estimated a...


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