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Sub-Saharan Africa economy will recover by 3.1% in 2021 – IMF

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg, One Acre Fund. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), says economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to recover by 3.1 per cent in 2021 after declining by 3.0 per cent in 2020. Mr Abebe Selassie, the Director, IMF’s African Department said this at the launch of the “Regional Economic Outlook for Read More…

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NSE market capitalisation rebounds by N59bn

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NSE. The nation’s bourse on Thursday rebounded with a growth of N59 billion in spite of social unrest and curfew in major cities of the country. Specifically, the market capitalisation which opened at N14.870 trillion rose by N59 billion or 0.40 per cent to close at N14.929 trillion. Also, the All-Share Index increased Read More…

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Arsenal hit back to beat Rapid Vienna and spare Leno’s blushes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images. Arsenal scored twice in four minutes to win 2-1 at Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday and spare goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s blushes. This was after his blunder handed the Austrians a shock lead. Taxiarchis Fountas capitalised on Leno’s misfortune to put Rapid Vienna ahead in the 51st minute. David Read More…

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Ikpeba urges FG to do more on grassroots sports development, infrastructure

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Stears. Ex-international Victor Ikpeba has urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts in developing sports at the grassroots and providing infrastructure in order to produce more football stars in the country. Ikpeba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that governments at all levels needed to give sports development at the grassroots the Read More…

Nigeria Policy Top Story

Buhari’s Broadcast on #ENDSARS Protests

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: cnn.com. Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs. 2. I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well – intended protest of some of our youths in parts Read More…

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#EndSARS: Human Rights High Commissioner condemns army killings

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: UN Photo/Manuel Elias . Calls for “root and branch” reform of the security forces The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday strongly condemned the use of excessive and disproportionate force by Nigerian armed forces in Lagos on Tuesday evening. She called on the Nigerian authorities to take urgent steps Read More…

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#EndSARS: Nigeria stock market bows to social unrest, loses N113bn

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Seun Sanni, NSE. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday reacted to social unrest following the aftermath of #EndSARS protests losing N113 billion, amid sell pressure. Specifically, the market capitalisation shed N113 billion or 0.75 per cent to close at N14.870 trillion against N14.983 trillion recorded on Tuesday. Also, the All-Share Index dipped Read More…

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#EndSARS: Pattern of violence in Lagos signposts mystery attacks

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: UnEarthical/REUTERS, Premium News 24. Sanwo-Olu blames “criminal elements” Arson attacks in Lagos on Wednesday following the 24-hour curfew in Lagos State indicate a mysterious pattern of violence. Buildings and property belonging to the Federal and Lagos State governments and key businesses serving Lagosians were attacked and most of them set on fire. Among Read More…