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Nigeria

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

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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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Economic giants change places

New trends in trade and finance will change political as well as economic ties on the continent

In the coming weeks, some statisticians in Abuja could shake up Africa’s economic and diplomatic hierarchy. The boffins look set to chart the rise of Nigeria’s economy ...

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Politics versus the budget

Promises of a ten per cent cut in state spending at the start of the election campaign defy political gravity

No official reason was given for the postponement of President Goodluck Jonathan's budget speech to the National Assembly, to 19 November. But it is safe bet to assume that last-mi...


Anambra kicks off the race

The governorship election in Anambra State on 16 November will kick off the race for the national polls in 2015, even if the formal opening may be six months away. Most importantly...


Jonathan’s dialogue plan outflanks rebels

As the political class gets drawn into presidential plans for a national conference, the rebel state governors are running out of options

It has taken six weeks for President Goodluck Jonathan to regain the political initiative after seven state governors walked out of his party’s national conference at the end...

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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...


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