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Nigeria

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

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Islamists raise the stakes as they take on Yar'Adua

A militant leader lies dead after his sect fought the faltering government

Within days of a truce being declared between militants in the Niger Delta and the government, serious fighting broke out in Nigeria's poverty-ridden north (AC Vol 50 No 15). It ki...


Inside Boko Haram

The late Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf's Boko Haram group had about 2,000 members, some of whom had first attacked police stations in 2003. The group's rhetoric grew increasingly violent, s...


Amnesty not honesty

The N50 bn. amnesty deal offers a respite but will not change the corruption and environmental despoliation that fire the conflict in the Niger Delta

The Niger Delta militants take an unorthodox approach to public relations. In the morning of 12 July they launched 'Operation Moses', detonating a bomb which devastated part of the...


Half-time for Yar'Adua

Yar'Adua's three new recruits may help improve the government's performance, but the problems of power generation and the Delta remain

After two years of drift, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and his government seem to be trying to arrest the slide. Recent appointments have bolstered the administration's competence...


Hide and seek

National Assembly politicians are investigating reports that tens of billions of dollars in revenue from the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's (NNPC) foreign su...


The hunt for Tompolo

The government troops who raided the militants' hideout say they discovered secret documents listing the fighters and their political contacts

The rebel commander High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, is on the run from government forces, and the war in the Niger Delta is intensifying (AC Vol 50 No 11). Some of...


The fight gets more serious

President Umaru Yar'Adua's government is letting the military take the initiative in the Delta at the expense of a political solution

The latest government offensive in the Niger Delta is the heaviest for several years, with 3,000 troops, two warships, 14 boats and at least four helicopter gunships moving into Gb...


National, not regional

The military crackdown in the Niger Delta upsets the awkward balance between federal and state politics

In the two years since it was elected, the National Assembly has approved just five bills, including two budget appropriations covering members' salaries.Yet representatives of con...


Votes that don't add up

The rumpus over the rerun governorship election in Ekiti State on 25 April has become a symbol of the national crisis

The political stand-off continued this week in Ekiti State after the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) announced the results of the governorship election on 5 May, wh...


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