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Nigeria

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

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The unprosecutables

Rumours of Farida Waziri’s imminent demise as head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had been circulating for weeks before President Goodluck Jonathan administered th...


Inflammatory subsidy

Jonathan says fuel subsidies will end on New Year’s Day but few people expect that he can pull off such a momentous change to Nigerian life

The federal government’s decision to remove fuel subsidies from 1 January 2012 is dividing the public and raising the spectre of unrest. The government insists that it cannot affor...


The loot looted

Suspicion has been growing in Nigeria that some of the billions recovered from corrupt public officials may have been stolen again. A human rights group, the Socio-Economic Rights ...


All the President’s businessmen

Tycoons can boost their fortunes sponsoring political parties and many are seeking admission to Jonathan’s circle

A group of power-brokers and fortune-seekers is taking shape around President Goodluck Jonathan. Often rivals, most have interests in the oil business, whose centre is his native N...


Play the game

The United States was engaged in the ‘rendition’ of prisoners from Nigeria to the USA even before the attacks of 11 September 2001, according to US State Department cables newly re...


Who cleans up in the Delta?

A huge payout by Shell for spilling oil will not necessarily help those who suffered from the environmental damage

On 3 August, the oil giant Shell agreed in the London High Court to settle a compensation claim for oil spills in Bodo, in the Niger Delta. This is a district with about 70,000 res...


It's urgent? Set up a committee

As the Bodo case was being settled, a damning United Nations report estimated the cost of an environmental clean-up in Ogoni at US$1 billion over up to 30 years. The report airs ma...


Governors on top and on trial

Presiding over billion-dollar budgets and assured of immunity in office, everything changes for state governors when they retire

The former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, does not bother with false modesty. Neither does he demur at the description of himself as patron of Nigeria’s democr...


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