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Nigeria

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

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Shell retreats from the Delta

The Anglo-Dutch giant is losing its battle to fight off international lawsuits over pollution

Shell is retreating from onshore oilfields in the Niger Delta under a cloud, facing lawsuits, recriminations and so far failing to deal with some of the most serious pollution on t...


The guard changes, at last

An army on the backfoot could get more resources but will have to beef up its fight against insurgents and tackle communal clashes

Sacking the four service chiefs was one of the few things on which Nigeria's Senate, its leading civil society groups and Western ambassadors were unanimously agreed. Insiders at A...


Ready to rumble

As President Buhari looks to his legacy, the jostling for succession will begin in earnest

In May, President Muhammadu Buhari will reach the halfway point of his second and final four-year term. It is that point in Nigeria's political calendar, when the main players' foc...

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Unbalancing the books

Promises of grand economic growth have been torpedoed by the Covid-19 pandemic and crashing oil prices

This time last year President Muhammadu Buhari and his numerous economic policymakers were optimistic that 2020 could see growth acceleration, job creation, significant infrastruct...


Protest, what protest?

Official denials over the Lekki shootings fail to stand up against the mounting evidence, while activists are targeted in a clampdown

Nigerian government officials continue to downplay the army shootings at youth-led protests against the rogue Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit in October, and are doub...


Generals tighten their grip

Determined to use the #EndSARS protests for their own ends, the securocrats have reasserted their role at the heart of government

The Nigerian army's version of the shootings during the October protests was spelled out at a bizarre press conference in Abuja on 2 November by Attorney General Abubakar Malami, w...


Rage at the gates

Targeted with live rounds in Lagos, campaigners against police brutality step up their protests and political ambition

Pressure is mounting on President Muhammadu Buhari's government after the shooting of protestors at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on 20 October with the African Union and the United...

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States carry on regardless

Rival candidates in Ondo State's elections campaigned for their national ambitions more than local issues

After losing the Edo state elections last month, the ruling All Progressives' Congress (APC) held on to Rotimi Akeredolu's governorship of Ondo State on 10 October – a result...


How to make oil pay

After 20 years of lobbying, a bill to reform the country’s energy industry is being pushed through the National Assembly – with a good chance of success

There has been consensus in the country on two things since the return to civil rule in 1999: the management of oil and gas, which dominates the export economy, is deeply flawed; a...


Buhari goes to the market

The pandemic has forced the government to end subsidies and move towards cost-reflective electricity pricing – and risk the fallout

Shrinking oil revenues and the wider economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic are putting pressure on policymakers to limit the damage. In the short term that will mean higher ...


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