Nigeria 2019

Research for our fifth edition on Nige­ria happened to coincide with a cru­cial year for Africa's largest economy, with the 2019 presidential elections dominat­ing news headlines and conversations. Our in-country research and interviews were con­ducted prior to the elections, therefore in a pe­riod of relative political uncertainty and intense campaigning activity at the federal level, and especially in Lagos, the commercial center of the country.

The Business Year's country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 200-page publication covers finance, gas and power, oil and exploration, industry, IT and telecoms, transport, construction, real estate, agriculture, health, entertainment, and tourism. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Babatunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
  • Ronald Chagoury Jr., Vice Chairman, South Energyx Nigeria Limited
  • Wale Tinubu, Group CEO, Oando PLC
  • Jeffrey Ewing, Managing Director, Chevron
  • Onajite Okoloko, Group CEO, Notore Chemical Industries
  • Falz The Bahd Guy, Entertainer


The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Elections
  • Taxes
  • Tourism and culture in Kano State
  • Big merge
  • Train 7 project
  • Egina oil field
  • Made in Nigeria
  • ICT development banks
  • Lagos waterways
  • Housing deficit
  • Fertilizer plants
  • Reproductive medicine
  • Nigeria's growing soft power
  • Hidden marvels of Nigeria