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Sudan’s main opposition alliance will nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok to serve as prime minister in the country’s transitional government, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Sudan opposition picks economist as first post-Bashir prime minister

Sudan’s main opposition alliance will nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok to serve as prime minister in the country’s transitional government, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Re-capitalisation: Economist wants banks to ensure positive impact

An economist, Dr Boniface Chizea, has urged commercial banks and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to work together to ensure the proposed re-capitalisation had positive impacts on their operations and economy at large.
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The Economist predicts more misery for Nigerians under President Buhari

In a report on Thursday, the magazine said more Nigerians slipped into poverty during Buhari’s first term while the country’s economy “stuck like a stranded truck.”
President Muhammadu Buhari

Economist: Projections in 2019 budget achievable

An economist, Mr Chijioke Ekechukwu, says the 2019 budget will keep the economy busy and afloat if fully implemented, especially as capital vote constitutes about 30 per cent of the budget.

Expert urges central bank to sustain ban on 40 items to promote local production,...

An Economist, Mr Rasheed Yusuf, has urged CBN to sustain its ban on 40 items from accessing foreign exchange at the official window to promote their local production and generate more jobs.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi optimistic his cabinet‘ll transform Ekiti

Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has expressed optimism that the just concluded three-day retreat of top government functionaries in the state has fired up members of his cabinet and the leadership of the public service in the state for optimum service delivery.
Abiodun Adedipe

Economist challenges classification of Nigeria as world poverty capital

Nigeria is not the poverty capital of the world, Abiodun Adedipe, an economist and member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, has said.
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Economist hails President Buhari’s disposition to Free Africa Trade Agreement

A Warri-based Economist, Dr Fred Atigbi, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to acede to the “Free Africa Trade Agreement”.
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Experts: Delay in passing 2019 budget will cause inflation, affect GDP

Economic and financial experts have said delay in passing the 2019 budget will cause inflation and also affect the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Ex-VP Sambo canvasses full implementation of local content policy

A former vice president, Namadi Sambo, on Tuesday canvassed more support to the ongoing efforts of the federal government to diversify the nation’s economy.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).
President Buhari receives in Congratulatory Visit Members of the Traditional Rulers Council in State House on 5th Mar 2019-2

President Buhari receives report on implementation of N30,000 national minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received the report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Miners at work in a mine shaft. AFP

Report: 24 bodies retrieved from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine

Rescue workers retrieved 24 bodies and eight survivors on Saturday from two flooded gold mines in Zimbabwe where officials fear dozens more illegal miners are still trapped, state television reported.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

The Economist predicts Atiku Abubakar victory in Nigeria’s presidential election

The Economist magazine has predicted that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, will win the February 16 election.

Yoweri Museveni: No organised authority in Somalia

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called Somalia a country with no state and which lacks “organised authority” in a televised speech in the capital, Kampala.
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala eyes World Bank president Post

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has made her intentions of vying for the post of World Bank’s President known.

Pat Utomi: Likely monetary policy rates retention in future reasonable

An economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, has said the likely retention of the Monetary Policy Rates for a while at 14 per cent was reasonable due to non-availability of pressure on the economy.
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DR Congo internet restored after 20-day suspension over elections

The internet is working again in the Democratic Republic of Congo after being blocked since December 31 in a likely attempt to dampen speculation about the presidential election results.

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British premier to visit French leader for Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due in Paris on Thursday to meet President Emmanuel Macron as he campaigns for the European Union (EU) to drop its insistence on a guarantee that Brexit should not lead to a hard border in Ireland.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Scores dead, secretariat, houses razed as Boko Haram overrun Borno towns

Two Local Government Areas of Gubio and Magumeri in Northern Borno Senatorial District are currently under the control of Boko Haram when the insurgents in their large number launched a coordinated attack on the communities beginning from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning without confrontation.

Miyetti Allah asks police to arrest herdsmen grazing along Akure airport

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, in Ondo State, yesterday, directed the Ondo Police Command to arrest and prosecute any of its members found grazing around the Airport in Akure, Ondo State.g
At least 36 people have died in a landslide that struck a village in southwest China, with 15 others still missing days after the disaster hit, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

Scores missing after China hit by mudslides

Nine people have died and 35 are still missing after a series of mudslides in an autonomous region of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, local authorities said Thursday.
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NSE delists Skye Bank, Fortis MfB

The Nigerian Stock Exchange has delisted the shares of defunct Skye Bank Plc and Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc from the daily official list of the Exchange.