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Africa Drop-In: Nigeria’s crunch presidential election

Nigerians go to the polls on 25th February for general elections which could put the country on a very different path. Will the outcome of the vote end years of economic mismanagement and usher in a wave of pro-market reforms, or does it threaten more of the same? And what will regime change mean for Nigeria’s oil industry?

Economists from our Africa and Commodities teams held a special online briefing about Nigeria’s election and what it could mean for the country’s near and long-term economic challenges. The team addressed key issues, including:

  • Key presidential contenders’ economic policy platforms;
  • The state of the economy and the incoming president’s main economic challenges;
  • The prospects for a turnaround in Nigeria’s oil industry.
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