Investing in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari is hoping to be re-elected in February, after mixed results in his first term. The country continues to face the security and infrastructure challenges that have held back its economy, but private enterprise is plugging some of the gaps

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President’s policies on the economy, security and corruption have had mixed results

Leaders from Kaduna and Bayelsa talk about the choices facing their regions and the country

An entrenched system and high cost of entry has kept young voices on the sidelines

The country has weak, sub-scale states and too strong a centre, say critics

For all the talk of diversification, the country’s economy is heavily reliant on crude

The economy, security and corruption will be the central issues in February’s poll

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Billionaire Aliko Dangote’s big gamble seeks to change the economics of the sector

A stalled oil reform bill has encouraged many international investors to wait for clarity

Beijing is backing big infrastructure projects but some fear the dangers of a ‘debt trap’

There has been relief for many lenders but they are still too closely linked to the energy sector

Today’s popular artists are incorporating indigenous styles while forging a modern sound

Nigeria’s artists have a growing international profile but often show works in ‘rogue’ ways

Local projects seek to fill the yawning gap left by national power schemes

Resolution seems distant in each of the African nation’s ethnic and religious conflicts

Companies choose the Nigerian state as a cheaper option than its dynamic neighbour

Kwara plan aims to transplant successful Brazilian techniques to western Nigeria

In manufacturing hubs such as Onitsha, business is hampered by poor infrastructure

Analysts from investment and advisory companies discuss the country’s challenges