Nigeria: Nigeria, Third Preferred Destination for Green Economy Projects – Report

[This Day] Nigeria is the third most preferred destination for member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) seeking to fund projects that would promote green economy in Africa, a research done by the Governing Inclusive Green Growth in Africa (GIGGA) Network has disclosed.

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Zimbabwe:Jonathan Moyo Throws Jab At Central Bank Chief Mangudya

[263Chat] Self-exiled and former Cabinet Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo has thrown a jibe at Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, Dr John Mangudya over his claims that price hike of commodities which have this week doubled coupled with fuel and drug shortages are all caused by panic buying with the former saying the problem with the Southern African country’s economy is governance.

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Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Defends Govt’s 2 Percent Tax On Electronic Transfers

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa Monday defended the new 2 percent tax recently levied on electronic transfers insisting it was a worthy pain locals have to bear with as his government takes measures to remedy the current economic crisis.

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Nigeria:Experts to New Finance Minister – Make Budget Financing Top Priority

[Leadership] Economic experts have said Nigeria’s new Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed should as a matter of necessity, make financing of the nation’s 2018 budget a topmost one in her list of duty, and ensure right deployment of available resources to the appropriate segments. Mrs Ahmed sits in a strategic position of the coordinator of the economy.

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Nigeria:Agony, Tears As Potholes Flood Lagos Roads Again

[Guardian] The recent downpour in Lagos has reopened the potholes barely a month after repairs. BENJAMIN ALADE and CHIBUZOR NWANERI write on how the poor quality of palliatives rendered by the state and its contractors, have become a nightmare for commuters and residents in the commercial nerve centre.

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