Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF -

The f lashy trap­pings of state that stick in the throats of poor Nige­ri­ans are not for as­cetic Buhari. He is al­ready tak­ing care to be seen as a hum­ble leader who en­joys a sim­ple life: this is a man hap­pier on his farm in north­ern Nige­ria than clink­ing cham­pagne glasses on a Lear­jet. Whether this will have an ef­fect on cock­tail con­sump­tion and cash splash­ing in La­gos’s nightspots isn’t yet clear, but a low oil price Nige­ria is nec­es­sar­ily a less os­ten­ta­tious Nige­ria.

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