By Bukola Adebayo, CNN
Updated 4:07 AM ET, Tue June 26, 2018British Prime Minister David Cameron and Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari shake hands. Cameron recently called Nigeria “fantastically corrupt” in comments before an anti-corruption summit in London.Oil-rich Nigeria has seen its fair share of bad news in recent months. The largest economy in Africa has been hit with a fuel shortage, on top of currency problems and terrorism. “A lot of things that can go wrong, are going wrong at the same time,” said London-based Nigerian accountant Feyi Fawehinmi. While economically the country is a “complete mess”, Fawehinmi said the corruption situation in Nigeria is getting better under President Buhari, who took office a year ago.Extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 Chibok schoolgirls in April 2014, with reports of 200 of them still missing.People lining up to buy fuel earlier this year at a Mobil gas station in Lagos, Nigeria. A fuel shortage has caused massive disruption for a country which relies on fuel for its cars but also for powering its generators.Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, where United Airlines recently announced it won’t fly to anymore. Nigeria is said to owe airlines nearly $600 million in airline fares, according to the International Air Transport Association.
- Nearly 87 million Nigerians living in extreme poverty
- The Democratic Republic of Congo comes second
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty, with an estimated 87 million Nigerians, or around half of the country’s population, thought to be living on less than $1.90 a day.