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Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari

Date of Birth: 17 December 1942
Place of Birth: Katsina State


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Hard economics meets political pageantry

President Muhammadu Buhari and his team insist they are facing down the vested interests that smuggle in cheap Asian rice and sneak out Nigeria's subsidised petrol to neighbouring states (AC Vol 60 No 20 Protectionism and patronage)...

Also missing was former Vice-President and PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar silent since losing his petition challenging Muhammadu Buhari's re-election at the Supreme Court in October (AC Vol 60 No 8 Atiku takes his beef to DC)...

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Oil majors tax threat

The amendment to the Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) sped through parliament now under President Muhammadu Buhari's firm control...


Command economics on trial

With economic growth failing to keep pace with population growth and the country far too dependent on oil and gas exports President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to deal with critical shortages of revenues and fast-growing debt obligations...

Politicians bankers and wonks Personnel matter as much as policy when it comes to results in Nigeria and there are at least five centres of power when it comes to the economy whose influence can shift according to politics and business interests: The Presidency at Aso Rock: President Muhammadu Buhari Chief of Staff Abba Kyari Secretary to the Government Boss Gidahyelda Mustapha and a coterie of advisors including veteran businessman Mamman Daura...


The politics of counter-terror

Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari and Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou who chaired the meeting gathered to try to turn the underfunded understaffed and underwhelming anti-terrorist Force Conjointe du G5 Sahel into a credible fighting machine...


Protectionism and patronage

Ten months after its inauguration the new integrated frontier crossing between Nigeria and Benin at Sémé Kraké on the key Lagos-Cotonou corridor was closed to most trade on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari together with all other official crossing points on the 900km land frontier between the two countries...


The taxman cometh

Unphased by mounting security threats weakening international oil prices and an unresolved US$9 billion judgement debt demand President Muhammadu Buhari's unveiled an ambitious new budget on 8 October confounding analysts who say that the government needs to cut spending...


Summit bid to heal crisis

For pan-African economic alliances and security cooperation much is riding on the summit between Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari due to hold on 3 October in South Africa...


The oil clean-up that didn't?

The delays seemed at an end in 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari formally launched the clean-up operation and endorsed the composition of the structures supervising the operations – the Governing Council of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) as well as its board...


Executive exerts its privilege

Just days after President Muhammadu Buhari allocated the portfolios and swore in his 43 ministers on 21 August regional leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress started staking their claims to the presidential ticket in the 2023 elections...


High risks, low politics

Of the myriad security threats in Nigeria herder-farmer clashes which have killed more than 4 000 people and seen at least 250 000 chased from their homes in the past three years are the most personal for President Muhammadu Buhari...


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