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Nigeria

Population: 213.4m
GDP: $375.77 bn.
Debt: $40.24 bn.

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New bankers' ramp

A few days after Africa Confidential reported on the power of financiers in Nigerian politics, a couple of colourful election prospectuses extolling the virtues of African Developm...


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Row over adulterated fuel deepens

Opaque deals by middlemen still dominate crude oil and products trading despite last year’s reforms

After a week of worsening shortages caused by the discovery and withdrawal of adulterated fuel from the market, the state oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC...

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Bankers circle the presidency

The country’s military is over-stretched and few trust the political class but its financiers are projecting power like never before

As the race for next year's presidential elections heats up, two political outsiders have been named as contenders with support by some in the top ranks of President Muhammadu Buha...


In search of flagbearers

The ruling party begins the tortuous and divisive task of choosing its presidential candidate for the 2023 elections

On 26 February the ruling All Progressives' Congress (APC) will hold its national convention in Abuja to choose its top officials and set a schedule for the primary elections to pi...


Contenders fill the stage

As economic and security woes mount, electoral calculations will shape policy and business strategy

With presidential and national assembly elections due in February 2023, political campaigns will go into overdrive this year as alliances are made and deals struck. Outgoing Presid...

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Costly U-turn on killings

By rejecting the investigators' verdict on the Lekki shootings Governor Sanwo-Olu has lost voters' trust

A year after admitting that it was likely that the military had killed civilians at the Lekki toll gate in protest against police brutality in October 2020, the Lagos state governm...


Tinubu fights for his legacy

Public opposition to the elite's handling of the #EndSARS protests will cost votes in the coming national elections

The Lagos state government's handling of last October's Lekki Toll Gate shootings has angered many in the commercial capital, especially young voters. That could derail the chances...


Clogged-up commission

What is holding up publication of a major report into how oil spills have wrecked the ecology of Bayelsa state in the Niger Delta? The Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commissio...


Buhari gambles on cash transfers on his way out

As the government ends fuel subsidies, the president plans to introduce an even costlier social grant to over 40 million citizens

Just over a year before he's due to step down, President Muhammadu Buhari is taking some uncharacteristic risks. His government is phasing out politically sensitive subsidies and a...


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