Category Archives: Boko Haram

Political defections, unbridled insurgents, and a shift to China

Nigerian senators from ruling party defect At least 11 senators have signed on to a letter signaling their defection from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition All Progressive Conference (APC), citing the PDP’s “factionalism.” The move comes after the defection of several state governors and increased criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan, including… Continue reading

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Economic Growth, Sacked Generals, and Unrelenting Insurgents

Nigeria to become largest economy in Africa After changes in how Nigeria calculated GDP take effect, the country is expected to overtake South Africa in gross domestic production. However, as Nigeria has three times the population of South Africa, the change does little to change the facts that most Nigerians are quite poor and the… Continue reading

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