Nigeria has a wealth of natural resources and produces around two millions barrels of oil a day. But legal uncertainty has plagued the industry for over 17 years. But that could change with a bevy of new laws.
The brief "unauthorized takeover" of parliament has come amid tensions between President Muhammadu Buhari's ruling APC and the main opposition. The opposition labeled the incident an attempted "legislative coup."
The exodus from Nigeria's ruling APC of one-time allies of President Buhari is reminiscent of the moves that led to his predecessor's defeat. Buhari's APC is now "the other faction," the lawmakers who split insist.
A fresh wave of defections has cost Nigeria's ruling party its majority in the upper house of Parliament. DW's Muhammad al-Amin asked people in northeastern Maiduguri how they see the development.
People in two of northeastern Nigeria’s six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas despite the federal government’s unwavering stance that it has defeated the Jihadist militant group.
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