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For investors lining up to buy into the privatisation of Nigeria’s electricity supply industry, the issue of when the 459MW Azura-Edo independent power producer (IPP) will reach financial close has taken on a central importance. But questions of lending terms may seem arcane to outside observers and swathes of the Nigerian population who are focusing on more general economic and security priorities. The new president has declared he is “100% focused” on tackling the Boko Haram insurgency, while already being besieged by myriad other issues, including tackling splits in his All Progressives Congress coalition.