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Tough regime starts to pay off

November 7, 2005

Nigeria’s central bank governor Charles Soludo is pushing through reforms designed to strengthen the banking sector and is seeing results. James Eedes reports.

NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA, Minister of Finance, Nigeria

April 4, 2005

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala seizes every opportunity to enthusiastically sell Nigeria’s reform story.

At the mercy of debt

March 7, 2005

Nigeria’s finance minister is campaigning hard for debt relief for the country and finding plenty of sympathy but little action so far.James Eades reports.
Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is on the road to convince the country’s creditors to forgive its debts. Two months into the year hailed by many as the year of Africa, the timing arguably could not be better. But she is finding that a sympathetic hearing does not necessarily equate with actual debt relief.

The ones to watch

October 4, 2004

All the key industries, large and small, figure in the government’s roadmap to better economic health.

Full flow ahead?

October 4, 2004

Will the government’s plans to develop the oil and gas sector come to fruition? James Eedes looks at the problems that must be tackled.

The hard sell

October 4, 2004

A global campaign is under way to persuade people to rethink their negative perceptions of Nigeria.


October 4, 2004

Economic diversity will provide Nigeria with a stronger financial base and the country is seeking this through development of the private sector. James Eedes examines the government’s strategic blueprint for reform.

Private lessons

October 4, 2004

The big state-owned enterprises that provide key public services need serious attention How is the government going about readying them for privatisation and what has it learned from past failures?

Clean-up effort yet to pay off

October 4, 2004

The authorities are acting on many fronts against corruption but there is still a long way to go. They must succeed if they are to persuade the international business community that Nigerians are trustworthy business partners.

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