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Nigeria

Population: 213.4m
GDP: $375.77 bn.
Debt: $40.24 bn.

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An election umpire besieged on all sides

A younger, better-informed and more demanding electorate is challenging the state and mainstream politicians to run fairer elections

Every week or so a new scandal about a plan to steal the national elections next year hits the headlines and social media. One of the latest claims is that there are over 10 millio...

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Opposition fall-out shakes up election plans

Both the ruling party and an outsider candidate may benefit from Atiku Abubakar's mis-steps

The flurry of secret meetings between senior Nigerian politicians in Paris and London this week points to trouble for presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and his Peoples' Democra...


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Osinbajo pushes green debt forgiveness plan

The Vice-President calls for a fourfold hike in green energy investment but warns economic pressures are boosting fossil fuel use

With Western countries accused of unfairness for compelling Africa to curtail fossil fuel use when they are only responsible for a tiny proportion of greenhouse gases, Nigerian Vic...

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Attacks shatter Abuja’s complacency

After breaking into a prison in the capital and killing elite security officers, Islamic State fighters claim they are now targeting President Buhari

As Islamist militants launch deadly assaults on the outskirts of Abuja and the country groans under a hydra-headed security crisis, enraged opposition senators have issued an ultim...


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Pressure mounts on central bank as Naira tumbles again

The currency has fallen 20% on the parallel market since January driving inflation and challenging government strategy

At the heart of Nigeria's deepening foreign exchange woes is a paradox – that revenues from Africa's biggest oil and gas producer have been falling as energy prices spiral ev...

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Peter Obi shakes up the political class

The depth of the country's crises is forcing voters to rethink their choices – to the great benefit of the former governor of Anambra state

Millionaire bankers make improbable revolutionaries, especially in Nigeria. But Peter Obi, the geeky former governor of Anambra state, is upending the political establishment's com...


Atiku and Tinubu clash on the economy

Spiralling prices, public debt and joblessness make living standards the top issue in the presidential race

A month after their emergence as presidential candidates, the economic programmes of Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar extolling the virtues of untrammelled market economics face more...


Tinubu summons the ghosts of Abacha's kleptocracy

The ruling party's flagbearer brings together democracy campaigners and beneficiaries of the country's most venal dictatorship

This year's Democracy Day celebrations on 12 June were muted, overshadowed by the expensive shenanigans of the national election campaign mixed with a pervasive disenchantment with...


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