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Nigeria

Population: 178.5 mn.
GDP: $594.3 bn.
Debt: $13.8 bn.

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Buhari opens the war chest

Announcing the country's biggest-ever budget last week, the President looks ready for a re-election campaign

To run or not to run in 2019 – that was the question that President Muhammadu Buhari had been studiously avoiding. After a slow start to his tenure, punctuated by long period...


Militants turn the screw

Secessionists and Delta rebels are gaining support as Abuja and the oil giants fail to answer for lingering effects of the oil curse

The first warning came on 2 February last year. Niger Delta pirates in two speedboats boarded a Bulgarian tanker 160 kilometres off the Bakassi Peninsula, on Nigeria's south-easter...


When oil chiefs fall out

President Buhari holds fire as his two most senior petroleum officials trade allegations of corruption and dishonesty

It was a very Nigerian leak, appearing to serve the interests of none of the protagonists but to damage the reputations of players, institutions, the government and country.


Homage to Catalonia

As their central governments fight secessionists this week, Nigeria and Spain discover they have a few things in common 

Proponents of Biafra as an independent state in south-east Nigeria have seized upon the Spanish government's mishandling of the Catalonian secessionists to score propaganda points ...

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Game of mansions

The fondness of the Nigerian oil elite for palatial homes in London’s exclusive St. John's Wood emerges from our latest investigation

Igho Sanomi, the Nigerian oil trader who became a billionaire from contracts obtained while Diezani Allison-Madueke was oil minister, bought a £28.5 million (US$39 mn.) British Vir...


Abuja's high hopes in New York

The Buhari government's diplomats and securocrats are looking to make deals at this year's UN General Assembly 

Whoever leads the Nigerian delegation to this year's United Nations General Assembly – President Muhammadu Buhari or his deputy Yemi Osinbajo – security concerns, natio...


Trading places and faces

A web of commodity, oil and property companies face growing scrutiny as Nigerian and British investigators collaborate

As Britain's long-running investigations into Nigerian former Oil Minister Diezani Allison-Madueke move towards a finale in October, they have now snagged a clutch of ambitious Nig...


Letting a crisis go to waste

President Buhari's supporters insist he's about to take back the reins of office and all bets are off for the 2019 election

Politicians from Chicago to China insist that lurking behind every crisis is an opportunity. Nigeria has been putting that adage to the test, first with the crashing oil prices and...


Diezani in their sights

The net tightens around former Oil Minister Allison-Madueke as US prosecutors target her business partners' assets

The filing of a US$144 million assets recovery case in Houston on 14 July points to substantive progress in international investigations into tens of billions of dollars of oil con...


Polarisation politics

Efforts to enflame north-south relations have triggered widespread condemnation and revived memories of the civil war

Of all the fights to pick in Nigeria, attacking the Igbo people is probably the most incendiary. Perhaps that was the motivation of the northern Arewa Youth Consultative Forum last...


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