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Nigeria

Population: 213.4m
GDP: $440.8bn
Debt: 38.6% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Atiku and Tinubu clash on the economy

Spiralling prices, public debt and joblessness make living standards the top issue in the presidential race

A month after their emergence as presidential candidates, the economic programmes of Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar extolling the virtues of untrammelled market economics face more...


Tinubu summons the ghosts of Abacha's kleptocracy

The ruling party's flagbearer brings together democracy campaigners and beneficiaries of the country's most venal dictatorship

This year's Democracy Day celebrations on 12 June were muted, overshadowed by the expensive shenanigans of the national election campaign mixed with a pervasive disenchantment with...


Deadline dramas

One of the few immutable facts about the presidential primary elections in Abuja is that the deadline by which all parties must submit the names of their candidates is 3 June. Much...


President Buhari's edict shakes up presidential race

All ministers vying for office in next year's elections have been ordered to quit. Bank governor Emefiele is yet to confirm his presidential run

In one executive order the country's presidential contest has been up-ended and a sweeping cabinet reshuffle has been triggered. On 12 May, President Muhammadu Buhari called on pol...


Consensus candidate plan upsets the frontrunners

Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu – political godfathers turned contenders – may lose out in primaries as alliances shift

The next four weeks will be critical as over 30 contenders compete to become the country's next president – the parties have until 3 June to submit all their nominations for ...


Oil spills and theft spike as big oil goes offshore

Bureaucratic rivalries and vested interests are blocking efforts to hold companies and officials responsible for the ecological destruction of the Niger Delta

Nigeria should meet its OPEC quota, due to rise to 1.753 million barrels a day next month, in a matter of weeks after months of struggling to produce around 1.2m-1.3m b/d due to th...


How the Central Bank could win next year's election

Those backing governor Godwin Emefiele for the presidency believe eight years of cheap loans to millions of small farmers will pay dividends

The clamour among senior government officials for Central Bank governor Godwin Emefiele to vie for Nigeria's presidency has its roots in his politically oriented management of the ...

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