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Nigeria

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

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Oil cuts as Delta erupts

Piracy and militant attacks are cutting oil production in the Niger Delta as the government struggles with northern insurgents

As the government contends with a Boko Haram militia determined to make the north ungovernable, a new round of attacks has erupted in the oil-producing Niger Delta. Apart from the ...


Abacha’s ghost and Boko Haram

Security agents trying to disentangle the roots and widening network of the Boko Haram militia have identified links with a group of senior military and police officers who held po...


How terror came to Kano

Boko Haram’s latest massacre raised more questions about the government’s security policy and the responsibility of northern leaders

Since the killing of more than 185 people in Kano on 20 January, southern Nigerian politicians have been railing at Northern and Muslim leaders for their failure to rein in Boko Ha...


How the fuel row caught fire

An unwieldy and spontaneous opposition has won its first battle against the government; now it needs a strategy

Nobody in government, least of all President Goodluck Jonathan, seemed prepared for the torrent of opposition excited by the decision to end fuel subsidies. This doubled the retail...


Sanusi hits out at subsidy racket

Almost alone among his colleagues in government, Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi has made a credible case for the removal of fuel subsidies*. He argues ...


A year of living dangerously

Northern and Delta insurgents, oil companies and angry citizens threaten President Jonathan’s reform plans

For a year that was meant to presage Nigeria’s great economic leap forward, 2012 could hardly have opened more inauspiciously. First came President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration ...


How the economy defies politics

Insulated from political chaos, this year’s budget assumes a gross domestic product growth rate of 7.2%. The International Monetary Fund reckons it may be just under 7%. Early in t...


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...


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