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Chapter | Economy from The Report: Nigeria 2017

The past few years have been difficult for Africa’s largest economy, with a fall in oil prices from more than $100 per barrel in 2014 to roughly $50 per barrel at the start of 2017 having damaging consequences for Nigeria. The fall in revenues from the country’s largest export-earner led to a slowdown in investment throughout the economy, a ballooning of federal government debt, a rise in non-performing loans in the private sector and high inflation. These factors contributed to the economy contracting 1.5% in 2016, compared to growth of 2.8% in 2015. This marked the country’s first recession in 25 years. The government, which was voted into office in 2015, has made a number of moves to stoke a recovery, with some success. Broader efforts have also been taken to accelerate growth in the coming years, with a focus on import substitution, industrialisation, diversification and export orientation. This chapter contains interviews with Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance; Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State; Laoye Jaiyeola, CEO, Nigerian Economic Summit Group; and Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission.

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Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Nigeria 2017

This section includes information on hotels, government and other listings, alongside useful tips for visitors on topics like currency, visas, language, communications, dress, business hours and electricity.

Chapter | Economy from The Report: Nigeria 2017

The past few years have been difficult for Africa’s largest economy, with a fall in oil prices from more than $100 per barrel in 2014 to roughly $50 per barrel at the start of 2017 having damaging consequences for Nigeria. The fall in revenues from the country’s largest export-earner led to a slowdown in investment throughout the economy, a ballooning of federal government debt, a rise in non-...

Chapter | Country Profile from The Report: Nigeria 2017

Nigeria is the 14th-largest country in Africa, and with a population of 189m people and home to more than 250 ethnic groups, the country is rightly famed for its cultural diversity. A successful presidential election in 1999 ushered in a period of relative stability, with nearly 18 years of democratic polls. This greatly improved political situation has brought economic dividends, particularly...

With Africa’s largest economy and its biggest population, Nigeria is the continent’s heavyweight. The country has been blessed with resource-rich lands, areas of great agricultural fertility and favourable demographics, but it has also had its fair share of challenges.

Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

This chapter contains a list of recommended hotels located around the country, contact information for government bodies and foreign embassies and the listings of various businesses and organisations. It also offers travel tips and cultural facts for visitors.