THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: IS NIGERIA A SAFE INVESTMENT?

Guardian Global Resources-West Africa

The conspiracy theories are rampant; the mudslinging has already begun. President Goodluck Jonathan has allegedly even threatened to unearth proof of corruption and failures of former Nigerian leaders whom he faults for Nigeria’s contemporary problems, in what many have seen as a quiet dig at his biggest contender: the erstwhile Nigerian head-of-state, Muhammadu Buhari.

This political pandemonium emerged as President Jonathan and his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) kicked of their election campaign in Lagos’ Tafawa Balewa Square on 08 January 2015. Meanwhile, Gallup polls indicate that only 13% of Nigerians surveyed actually “express confidence in the honesty” of their elections, a sad figure for citizens preparing to head to the ballot boxes on 14 February 2015. With such political uncertainty, one question arises: is Nigeria still a safe investment?

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