Nigeria to Trump South Africa as Leading Economy?

The country could claim South Africa's crown as the continent's economic champion within two years, helped by a major statistical revision of the size of its economy, according to a Reuters poll.

A Nigerian oil refinery.

  • Africa:  New Data to Show That Nigeria Has Overtaken South Africa as Africa's Largest Economy

    The South African Civil Society Information Service, 6 November 2013

    Nigeria is expected to release revised economic figures in December to show that the country has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy. read more »

  • Africa:  Will Nigeria Overtake South Africa as Regional Powerhouse? (analysis)

    ThinkAfricaPress, 4 February 2013

    Projections that Nigeria's economy will be more important than South Africa's by 2020 underplay serious instabilities in Nigeria's economy, political systems and surrounding ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Agriculture, Not Oil Will Restore Economy, Says Okorocha

    This Day, 2 February 2013

    Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha has warned against over dependence on oil revenue, pointing out that the economy would remain stagnant if not diversified. read more »

  • Africa:  Nigeria Nips At South Africa's Heels

    This is Africa, 1 June 2012

    With Nigeria's GDP set for re-basing this year, South Africa's economic dominance is under pressure read more »

  • Nigeria:  South African Retailers Spread Into Major Cities

    This Day, 23 December 2012

    Amid the slowdown in economic activities and the attendant fall in people's purchasing power, some major retailers from South Africa have decided to increase their sphere of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Tiger Brand's Incursion Into Local Food Industry Could Create Monopoly

    Vanguard, 17 December 2012

    The recent take-over of majority stake in two of Nigeria's leading food manufacturing companies - UAC Foods and Dangote Flour Mills- by a South African company, Tiger Brands, could ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  'The Nation's Economy May Overtake South Africa by 2025'

    This Day, 29 June 2011

    Nigeria's economy may reach about $400 billion by the end of the decade and could overtake South Africa by 2025, economist at Morgan Stanley said in a research note. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Standard Bank Unveils Expansion Plans

    This Day, 14 October 2011

    The Standard Bank Group said Thursday it had designed various strategies to ensure that it increased its market share in the Nigerian banking space through its subsidiary - Stanbic ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Country to Overtake South Africa As China's Trading Partner?

    This Day, 14 September 2011

    Nigeria will soon overtake South Africa as China's biggest trading partner, Nigeria's ambassador to the Peoples Republic of China, Alhaji Aminu Bashir Wali, told THISDAY in ... read more »

  • Africa:  Climbing the Value Chain

    This is Africa, 5 July 2012

    Processing natural resources will help African countries maximise the economic impact of rich endowments. read more »

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