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Nigeria

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

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The stayaway election

A dull campaign then a delayed vote resulted in the lowest turnout in two decades

Although Muhammadu Buhari comfortably defeated his main challenger Atiku Abubakar in presidential elections on 23 February, voter turnout was just 35.6%, the lowest since the retur...


Drama in the delay

Accusations of malfeasance and conspiracy follow the last-minute postponement of the national elections

In an election campaign that has failed to capture the nation's imagination, the announcement that voting would be delayed by a week, less than six hours before it was due to start...


Governors get set

As the states demand more power from the creaking federal system, the governorship races are getting closer and more important

When the world shifts its attention away from Nigeria's headline-making presidential election, the country's provincial politicians will be shifting into high gear. On 9 March, Nig...


Errors of judgement

The row over the President’s suspension of the Chief Justice raises doubts over the conduct of this month’s elections

Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on 25 January, is fighting for his professional life in a partisan battle that casts a shadow over presidenti...


A poll without passion

The party-political system is failing the country amid preparations for national elections in February and state elections in March

What should be an epic battle of ideas and policies in Africa's biggest democracy to address recurring economic and security crises is turning out to be one of the country's dulles...


Sharks in an oily soup

Court papers in Italy claim that international oil companies, investment banks and top politicians benefited from a multi-billion dollar oil scandal

Six months into the court hearings into the purchase of an offshore oil block licence in Nigeria by Royal Dutch Shell and Italy's ENI, Giuseppina Barbara, the presiding judge at th...


Election bored game

Two familiar veteran candidates are failing to strike a chord with the voters ahead of a critical presidential race next February

As political leaders loudly debate the ethics of signing up to a code of conduct and President Muhammadu Buhari throws back, for the fourth time, an electoral reform bill to the Na...


Clean-up gets murky

Hold-ups in promised action against pollution in Ogoni region in the Niger Delta are multiplying and tension is rising

A long-delayed environmental restoration programme in Ogoni is finally in the works after decades of oil spills and fires left it one of the most polluted places in Africa. And y...


Promises, promises

Both main presidential contenders pledge millions of jobs and billions on infrastructure but there are real differences in their policies and strategies

With ninety days to go before national elections in February, formal campaigning started on 18 November with a flurry of extravagant pledges and policies, almost all of them uncost...


The Brexit connection

African politicians and business people are getting drawn into the shenanigans surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union

A criminal investigation by Britain's National Crime Agency, announced on 5 November, into businessman and Brexit campaigner Arron Banks could touch on some of his diamond interest...


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