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Nigeria - Africa's Hope

Economist Jim O'Neill looks at Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey - four countries which look set to join the world's economic A-list.

Economist Jim O'Neill was the first to spot the huge potential of the BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and predict how the world would change. In this landmark series, Jim travels to four countries which could one day stand alongside them and join the world's economic elite. Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey - MINT - could become the new name on people's lips, and further overturn the old world order. In the first episode Jim investigates Nigeria - a nation of young, vibrant and natural entrepreneurs. Can they overcome the country's terrible legacy - decades of corruption, crime, and mismanagement?

(Picture: People gather at Balogun market two days before Christmas in central Lagos. Credit: Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)

55 minutes

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Mon 6 Jan 2014 09:06GMT

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