Nigeria has a new president – level 3

30-06-2023 15:00

Nigeria’s newly elected President Bola Tinubu has been busy implementing significant changes in his first month in office.

These reforms aim to unlock the full potential of Africa’s sluggish economic powerhouse. Investors have been impressed by the race to reform; however, analysts, observers, and business leaders caution that there are still major challenges ahead. Shortly after his inauguration, Tinubu abolished a popular fuel subsidy that had been in place for decades. He also swiftly suspended the central bank governor and liberalized the exchange rate. While these reforms are expected to bring long-term benefits, the World Bank warns of short-term inflationary pressures. Petrol prices have nearly tripled since the subsidy was removed, impacting the millions who rely on petrol-powered generators.

Nigeria is also struggling with record debt, high unemployment, power shortages, shrinking oil output, and security concerns. Corruption and patronage networks further complicate efforts to address these issues. Tinubu’s ability to tackle such networks and his commitment to anti-corruption measures will be closely observed.

Difficult words: sluggish (slow-moving or inactive), caution (to say something as a warning), abolish (to formally end something), liberalize (to make something more open or unrestricted).

You can watch the video news lower on this page.

What strategies is President Tinubu using to address the economic, security, and corruption issues facing Nigeria?


News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions

How to improve your English with News in Levels: 


  1. Do the test at Test Languages.
  2. Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.


  1. Read two news articles every day.
  2. Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
  2. Listen to the news from today without reading the text.


  1. Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.


  1. Choose one person from the Skype section.
  2. Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.


Stock images by Depositphotos