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Chart of the week: Nigeria’s rising indebtedness

Nigeria's total debt stock has increased 25 times since June 2015, from ₦618 billion to ₦15.5 trillion. This astronomical increase has not been matched by either government revenue (which is essentially flat) or economic growth, which has stagnated. This is why Nigeria's debt to revenue ratio stands currently at 97%. As such, the possibility of a debt crisis based on the current trajectory is elevated. Editor's note: An earlier version of this chart erroneously totalled the debt figures. The error is regretted ...
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Chart of the week: Nigeria’s rising indebtedness

Nigeria's total debt stock has increased 25 times since June ...
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Video: Nigeria’s VAT turmoil

Nigeria's Federal Inland Revenue Service is in court trying to ...
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Impact of IPOB-ordered sit-at-home protests

As part of its efforts to see its ambition to ...
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Chart of the week: School abductions in Nigeria

At least 1409 students have been kidnapped from their schools ...
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Chart of the week: Open grazing bans

As the 1 September deadline set by the Southern Nigeria ...
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Slowly, then suddenly: Afghanistan’s collapse and lessons for Africa’s war on terror

America’s longest war has come to a messy and chaotic ...
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Chart of the week: Opposition election victories in Africa

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, in his sixth attempt, has secured ...
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Under the hood: A look into taxation in Nigeria’s informal sector

A recurring theme in many reports about Nigeria’s tax base ...
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Chart of the week: Nigeria’s moribund refineries

Nigeria’s refineries are becoming an increasingly expensive pastime. Between January ...
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Chart of the week: Cholera outbreak

Nigeria's 2021 cholera outbreak picked up steam in July with ...
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Chart of the week: Nigeria’s galloping inflation

Since January 2009, the Consumer Price Index measured for all ...
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Video: Revisiting Russian interest in Africa

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian interest in ...
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The SBM Jollof Index: Food prices enter geostationary orbit

In Q2 2021, the prices of major food items continued ...
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Beyond the grazing ban, what the Southern governors agreed on

In the aftermath of the meeting of the Governors of ...
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Chart of the week: Nigeria’s agric gap

As Nigeria's population continues to grow robustly, agricultural productivity has ...
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Nigeria’s Twitter ban: Social media regulation by other means

On Friday, 5th June, the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, ...
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