Nigeria: Emefiele Explains How Nigeria Came Out of Recession

[Leadership] The governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, disclosed that after five consecutive quarters of negative growth beginning in the first quarter of 2016, a coordinated approach by the fiscal and monetary authorities supported a rebound in the nation’s economy during the second quarter of 2017.

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Nigeria: Governor Ganduje Splits Kano Emirate Despite Court Order

[Guardian] Kano -Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday, ignored a subsisting court order restraining the government from implementing any action aimed at legitimising the new emirates of Rano, Bichi, Gaya and Karaye, which it just created out of the Kano Emirate. He presented staff of office to the four newly inaugurated first class emirs.

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Nigeria: Ndume to APC – Give Us Level Playing Field

[This Day] Lagos -The Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume who is aspiring to be the next Senate President has called on his party, the All Progressives Congress to give all party members aspiring for leadership positions in the 9th Senate a level-playing field.

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Nigeria: Stop Blaming Buhari Alone for Insecurity, Uzodinma Tells Opposition

[This Day] The Chairman of Southern Senators’ Forum, Senator Hope Uzodinma has expressed worry over what he described as “undue politicization of the security situation in the country,” and advocated a bi-partisan and collaborative approach among all stakeholders in Nigeria towards addressing the issue.

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Nigeria: Beyond Minimum Wage – The Limits of Populism and the Need for Fundamental Economic Reforms

[IGET] Abuja -On May 1, our country celebrated Workers Day. This occasion presents an opportunity to consider the situation of the common man or woman in our country, the role of the labour movement in our political economy, and the undoubtedly weak state of the Nigerian economy today.

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Zimbabwe: National Budget Shrinks to U.S.$2 Billion

[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe’s US$8,2 billion 2019 national budget, presented by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube at a time the US dollar was officially trading at par with the country’s quasi-currencies on November 22 last year, has effectively shrunk to RTGS$2,6 billion using the official rate due to currency and exchange rate volatility.

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