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With a variety of economic and diplomatic ties linking it with superpowers both old and new, Nigeria has long been a prominent player in both the continental and global arena. While simultaneously pursuing a leadership role on a variety of cooperative initiatives with its West African neighbours, the country’s diplomatic efforts...

 

Following a peaceful handover of power – the country’s first – in 2015, Nigeria is currently enjoying its longest uninterrupted period of democratic rule. The government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari – who also served as head of state briefly in the 1980s – was elected in part as a result of a campaign that promised a zero-tolerance...

 

How important is energy security for Germany?

 

Economic behaviour is cyclical. All countries face ups and downs. Our own recession has been brought about by a critical shortage of foreign exchange. Oil prices dropped from an average of $100 per barrel over the last decade to an average of $40 per barrel in 2016-17. Worse still, the damage perpetrated by Niger Delta criminals on pipelines...

 

Given the size of its population and economy, and its high diplomatic profile in the African arena, Nigeria has a widely acknowledged role as continental heavyweight. Through successive administrations, and evidenced by the large military and financial contributions it has made to regional economic and peacekeeping efforts, Abuja has long...

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