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Nigeria

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

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Inside the presidential fight

Opponents – within and outside the ruling party – are undercutting President Jonathan’s authority as he prepares for the 2015 elections

Two factors – rampant factionalism in the governing People’s Democratic Party and a coherent opposition alliance are changing the calculus in Nigerian politics. For the...

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The governors and the insurgency

Quieter streets along with fewer attacks and bombings suggest the declaration of emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states is holding back, for now, the momentum of the Boko...


Blocking the great reform bill

Partisan wrangling and commercial manoeuvring have derailed plans to make the oil and gas industry more efficient and accountable

Efforts towards comprehensive reform of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry are in tatters some five years after the first version of the Petroleum Industry Bill was presented to Parlia...


An insurgency without the oil

With Map: Recent Boko Haram activity: bombings, shootings, kidnappings, jailbreaks

At face value, the declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan’s government, dominated by appointees from the oil-rich Niger Delta, of a state of emergency in north-east Nigeria and...


Lagos leniency

A Lagos court has sentenced Azim Aghajani, the Iranian convicted on 13 May of importing 13 containers of infantry weapons, to only five years, along with his Nigerian accomplice, U...


Opposition on all fronts

A new political alliance to confront President Jonathan is gathering pace as security conditions – north and south – deteriorate

The newly united opposition parties – the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) – have joined forces to condemn soldiers for what human rig...


Law suits unravel

The United States Supreme Court decided on 17 April to back a lower court’s refusal to hear a suit brought by Nigerians against Royal Dutch Shell for complicity in Nigerian gover...


Beggar your pardon

As computer software billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates visited child health projects in Ghana on 26 March, controversy raged in Nigeria, where he had cancelled a similar...


Taking the hostage road

Kidnapping is on the increase as Nigeria’s two main Islamist terrorist groups follow different paths

Claims are bitterly disputed that seven hostages have been murdered by their jihadist captors in the north after a rescue attempt by Nigerian and British forces. Abuja and London a...


No visible means of support

Oppositionists unite and governing party dissidents plot against him but the President is fighting back, armed with state and business patronage

It doesn’t look good for President Goodluck Jonathan as he prepares his campaign for a second term in the 2015 elections. His close advisors concede that he could have a real battl...


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