Nigeria is Africa's largest and most populous country and in my opinion, Africa's future depends very much on Nigeria, primarily because it is the leading country in terms of entrepreneurial spirit. Of course this may also account for some of the notorious Nigerian scams and is also probably responsible for the view shared by many that Nigerians are aggressive and even obnoxious. (Personally I think this may stem from the fact that they have shed their colonial past better than most Africans and don't kowtow. They are more likely to look one in the eye and say what they think). But business is booming in Nigeria and its leaders and entrepreneurs seem to want to show Africa the way out from under its many miseries. The US Government also seems committed to helping them in this effort now that they have apparently put several decades of dictatorships and military governments behind them. Here is the Wikipedia link on Nigeria if you want to read more.
A final comment: I understand that those of you at home in Salt Lake are suffering from another one of our winter inversions. In West Africa we are currently experiencing something comparable which is the annual Harmittan season during which strong winds blow massive dust clouds from the Sahara towards the Gulf of Guinea and into the Atlantic, often blocking out the sun for long periods. Gertrud and I experienced Harmattan when we lived in Cameroon and similar winds often swept dust up into Egypt when we lived there. Harmattan can last several months and adversely affects people moods even more than our inversions affect us. Or perhaps a better comparison is what we experienced last summer when winds blew smoke from the California wildfires into the Salt Lake area. Here is the Wikipedia link on Harmattan.