Successive governments have promoted indigenous oil companies with legislative and institutional tools, and they are now flourishing: Amni, Shoreline, Midwestern, Seplat, Dubri and Continental.
- Thursday, 16 May 2013 17:12
- Gillian Parker in Abuja
With high overheads and poor access to loans, SMEs are suffering. The central bank has launched several risk-sharing schemes to try to boost the sector.
- Monday, 22 April 2013 11:17
- Nicholas Norbrook in Lagos
Through a confluence of good fortune, his own initiative and a team of reform-minded ministers President Goodluck Jonathan is stacking up arguments for re-election in 2015. But his critics are vocal and have formed a new opposition coalition, while pretenders lurk in the ranks of his own party.
- Monday, 18 March 2013 17:12
- Pietro Musili and Nicholas Norbrook
BRIC countries need coking coal and Mozambique has it aplenty, but only a massive investment in the rail and port infrastructure will enable it to meet the demand.