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We're No. 1: The Nigeria strategy

Oct 31, 2013
Nigeria could soon pass South Africa to become Africa’s biggest economy, but only because it’s changing how it calculates its GDP.
Posted In: GDP, Africa, Nigeria
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Fighting the export of stolen oil

Sep 20, 2013
100,000 barrels a day are stolen from Nigerian oil pipelines.
Posted In: oil theft, Nigeria, export, crude oil
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Piracy threat grows in Nigeria, West Africa

Jun 21, 2013
A new report out this week shows that while pirate attacks off the Somali coast have plummeted, there's a growing threat on the other side of the continent.
Posted In: piracy, Africa, Nigeria, Somalia
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How America helped weaken OPEC

May 30, 2013
The boom in U.S. oil production has disrupted global oil’s pecking order and caused fractures inside the once all-powerful OPEC.
Posted In: big oil, OPEC, crude oil, Oil, Nigeria
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In Nigeria, former bandits getting government pay

Aug 22, 2012
From Nigeria, the Wall Street Journal has a provocative piece this morning on how the country's protecting its oil industry. The government's paying warlords, thieves and terrorists to guard the same oil pipelines they once plundered.
Posted In: Nigeria, Oil
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Where'd Nigeria get so many princes anyway?

Mar 23, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice takes AT&T to court over yet another Nigerian scam.
Posted In: Nigeria, scams
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Race to find new World Bank leader could take power from U.S.

Mar 21, 2012
How would the IMF and the World Bank really change if the new leader was appointed from a developing nation instead of the U.S.?
Posted In: World Bank, Colombia, Nigeria
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Mid-day Extra: Protests in Nigeria over oil subsidy cuts

Jan 9, 2012
We speak to Marketplace's senior foreign editor, John Buckley, about protests going on in Nigeria over corruption in the government, and the recent cut of oil subsidies there.
Posted In: Nigeria
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Nigeria loses oil subsidy, fuel prices double

Jan 2, 2012
Nigerians are expressing outrage this morning. The government has just announced it's nixing a longtime fuel subsidy. Gas prices there have more than doubled in many places.
Posted In: Nigeria, Oil, subsidy

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