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Nigeria's Buhari question

His 2015 election brought hope for Nigeria's struggling oil-dominated economy. Is the president now part of the problem?

The return of a leader from a period of medical treatment abroad often signals the end of a hiatus in political life—in Nigeria, the reverse seems true. While 74-year old President Muhammadu Buhari was being treated for an unspecified illness in London for several weeks until early March, his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, assumed the caretaker role with gusto, injecting some badly needed dynamism into efforts to tackle Nigeria's huge economic and social problems. Now the president is back and things have gone glacial again. Osinbajo supervised the publication of the Economic Reform and Growth Plan 2017-20 (ERGP), oversaw some modifications to capital controls and took steps to make business easie

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