Latest articles from Nigeria

Lagos sees rebound in FDI

The number of foreign companies investing in Lagos increased in 2018 after four years of decline.

Nigeria pivots toward new engines of growth

Vice president hails business reforms.

using big

How big data should be used to make FDI decisions

Country-specific data is widely available for companies to decide where to put their investment. Robert Ginsburg, president of RBG Global, explains how this data should be used. 

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Nigeria on an election knife edge

Nigeria will elect its next president in mid-February, with the race between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and challenger Atiku Abubakar set to be a tight one. 


Nigeria’s trade minister on win-win FDI partnerships

Okechukwu Enelamah, Nigeria’s minister of industry, trade and investment, tells Sebastian Shehadi about the country’s huge demand for infrastructure and the importance of mutually beneficial FDI.

from the ground

Nigeria’s agricultural resurgence

Fearing long-term dependence on the price of crude oil, a new wave of entrepreneurs is helping Nigeria’s small farmers reclaim their place as the engine room of the country’s economy. Ima Jackson-Obot reports.

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Nigeria's power minister offers assurances on security

Nigeria's minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, tells Natasha Turak that the country is widening its energy portfolio, confronting security challenges, and generally working to reassure nervous investors.


Lekki Free Zone aims high

Lekki Free Zone near Lagos looks to offset some of the difficulties of investing in Nigeria by offering a safe, self-contained environment with varying tax and bureaucracy benefits. Chinese interest has been particularly strong so far, but the zone’s authorities are keen to attract investors from all over the world. 


Rendeavour's vote of confidence in Lekki

One of the most important investors in the Lekki Free Zone is urban land developer Rendeavour, whose policy is to only invest in areas set for future growth. Edward Russell-Walling looks at its reasons for choosing Lekki.


Candel eyes Lekki advantage

Nigerian agrochemical business Candel is intending to use the Lekki Free Zone as a way to move beyond West Africa and become a player on the world stage.

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