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Nigeria Special Report

Nigeria supplement

The Report includes contributions from:

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, and Abubakar Sulaiman, deputy chairman of the National Planning Commission

Olusegun Aganga, Nigeria’s minister of industry, trade and investment

Idris Umar, the minister of transport

Chinedu Nebo, Nigeria’s minister of power

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Report articles

Goodluck Jonathan

Foreword: Goodluck Jonathan and Abubakar Sulaiman

Our infrastructure blueprint will spur significant change 


Overview: Our infrastructure blueprint will spur significant change

Nigeria’s poor infrastructure has historically held back its economic development, but as This Is Africa reports, the arrival of private sector investment is changing all that  

Olusegun Aganga

Interview: Olusegun Aganga and Idris Umar, Nigeria’s minister of industry, trade and investment and the minister of transport

“When I talk about rail, it goes beyond that – warehousing, logistics, the whole ecosystem – so the opportunities in Nigeria are huge”

Solar panels

Q&A: Chinedu Nebo, Nigeria’s minister of power

“Nigeria has an enviable quantity of natural resources for hydro, coal, solar, wind, and biomass”

Road and rail

Road and rail: Bridging the transport gap

The estimated price tag for Nigeria’s grand plans for its road and rail network of $775bn will require funding well beyond what the state can provide, opening the way for a swathe of public private partnerships 

Lagos airport

Aviation: Ready for take off

Nigeria’s plan to overhaul its airports is designed to look beyond its own borders and instead make the country a flight hub for all of west Africa 


Communications: Engaged with wealth creation

Mobile phone access has grown exponentially in Nigeria, but the government wants this digital drive expanded into industrial growth that can sustain a knowledge-based economy 


Finance: Lining up the backers

Although Nigeria’s infrastructure blueprint will be costly, a more diverse range of funding than has historically been used for such projects will make its target sums achievable  

Private equity

Private equity: Joining the throng

Institutional investors are increasingly important movers in the Nigerian economy, attracted by the country’s need for infrastructure and government incentives 

Aliko Dangote

Private equity: Seeding tomorrow’s growth

Black Rhino brings together the resources of the world’s biggest alternative asset manager and the insights of Africa’s richest man to invest in greenfield African energy projects with the sort of timelines unavailable to smaller backers


FDI: Leaving a footprint

The decision by Nigeria to commit itself to building indigenous supply chains around energy has reaped rewards in the shape of a $1bn investment from General Electric 

Goodluck Jonathan and Li Keqiang

Chinese investment: Mutual trust reaps big rewards

Blossoming relations with the Chinese are giving Nigeria the chance to cultivate uniquely strong ties with a long-term trading partner prepared to reciprocate by investing in infrastructure

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