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Coronavirus: 20 million jobs under threat in Africa – AU

About 20 million jobs are at risk in Africa as the continent’s economies are projected to shrink this year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according an African Union (AU) study.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senator Lawan: Nigeria doing poorly in agric research

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has decried Nigeria’s poor performance in the area of Agricultural Research and Development.
The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) in Edo, has advised the general public to adhere to personal hygiene and other health guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus hits 21 African countries

The deadly coronavirus, which originated from China, has hit more 21 African nations.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus hits more African nations

The list of African nations hit by the coronavirus keeps growing, with Namibia, Rwanda, and Eswatini among those reporting their first cases.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Corruption: Senate president seeks UN’s assistance on repatriation of looted funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sought the assistance of the United Nations on the repatriation of looted funds back to Nigeria.
Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as the continent’s largest economy, a report by Bloomberg has shown.

Nigeria overtakes South Africa as Africa’s largest economy

Nigeria’s re-emergence as Africa’s biggest economy followed South Africa’s slump into its second recession in two years, as severe rolling power blackouts frustrate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s attempt to revive growth.
Nigeria overtakes South Africa as Africa’s biggest economy. As if a recession wasn’t enough bad news for South Africa, it’s now confirmed as the continent’s second-largest economy.

Nigeria becomes Africa’s largest economy, overtakes South Africa

Nigeria’s economic growth beat forecasts in the fourth quarter, helping its economy to expand the most in four years in 2019 as oil output increased and the central bank took steps to boost credit growth. GDP in the West African country stood at $476 billion or $402 billion, depending on the rate used. =

Lagos Chamber: Nigeria’s growth rate can’t address job, poverty crisis

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) rated the latest 2.27 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth recorded in the nation’s economy as sluggish and incapable of creating jobs and lifting millions of Nigerians out of the poverty trap.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Lagos targets smart-agric driven tech to boost economy

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stressed that to achieve the desire of making Lagos a 21st Century Economy, his administration will uphold Smart-Agriculture driven by innovative technologies in tandem with international standards.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Nigeria directs unity schools to join robotics competition

The Federal Ministry of Education, FME, has indicated that from next year all the 104 Unity Schools will participate in the First Lego League, FLL, National Robotics Championship Competition.

Governor Umahi: Three states ready to implement national livestock plan

Three states are ready for the take off of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) of National Economic Council (NEC), Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has said.
Traders in Aroso Market in Mile 2 area of Lagos State have lamented the crazy bills that the Ikeja Electric has been giving the market, saying the setback experi­enced by the development since June 2019 was hav­ing adverse effect on their economy.

Nigeria exceeds GDP growth projection for 2019

The quarterly report released by the National Bureau Statistics, NBS, on Monday indicates that Nigeria exceeded its GDP projection for 2019 fiscal year.

NBS: Nigeria’s economy grows by 2.27 percent

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), on Monday, released its 2019 Gross Domestic Product report which showed that the economy recorded a 2.27 per cent growth in the year.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Nigeria’s economy grew by 2.27 percent in 2019

The National Bureau of Statistics on Monday released the Gross Domestic Product report for the 2019 fiscal year with the economy growing by 2.27 per cent in 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.

Nigeria’s economy grows by 2.27 percent, surpasses IMF’s projection

Nigeria’s gross domestic product grew by 2.27% in 2019, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics has shown.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.

IMF cuts Nigeria’s economic growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced a downward review of its 2020 growth forecast for Nigeria to two per cent from the 2.5 per cent it predicted earlier.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

IMF reduces Nigeria’s 2020 growth projection to two percent

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised downward its 2020 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecast for Nigeria to two per cent, from the 2.5 per cent it had predicted earlier.

Finance Act will lift insurance sector’s contribution to GDP – NIA chief

Director General of the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Mrs. Yetunde Ilori, has said that the new Finance Act 2020 will improve the insurance industry contribution to the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, in Nigeria.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Chinese doctors must be quaratined

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

New York increases fine for violating social distancing guidelines to $1,000

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The countries according to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Nigeria declares April 10, 13 as Easter holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano coronavirus fund raising committee hits N400 million

The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.