To Sell Or Not To Sell? Nigeria’s Government Weighs Decision Over National Assets


 Nigeria Minister of Budgets and National Planning, Udo Udoma, has disclosed that Nigeria has no plans to sell national assets as a panacea for the current economic recession ravaging the country. Udoma made this disclosure ahead of the upcoming Nigeria Economic Summit. Some Nigeria including Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote and President of the Senate, […]

Recession: Nigeria’s Investment Inflow Shrinks By N642 Billion In 12 Months

File photo of a trader changing dollars with naira at a currency exchange store in Lagos

 The Nigeria economy recorded a total decline of $2.1 billion in investment inflow in the first 12 months of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The amount when converted based on the N305.5 per dollar official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Nigeria, translates to about N 642 billion. Africa’s biggest economy has been experiencing persistence […]

HIGHLIGHTS: What African Leaders Said At The UN General Assembly #UNGA


 Chad President Idriss Déby Itno acknowledged Chad’s effort in the fight against Boko Haram through its contribution to the regional force to fight the Islamist group. He stressed on the need for the international community to support African regional efforts to solve problems citing the situation in Libya, South Sudan and the Central African Republic […]

After 32 Years In Isolation, Morocco Officially Submits Request To Rejoin The AU


  The Kingdom of Morocco has officially submitted a request to rejoin the African Union (AU). Morocco’s request indicates that they are ready to accede to the AU’s Constitutive Act, and therefore, take up membership of the union. The north African country withdrew from the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1984 over the […]

The World Bank Urges Sudan To Undertake Economic Reforms, Including Devaluation Of The Sudanese Pound


 The World Bank has urged Sudan to undertake swift structural reforms to revive its ailing economy. During a briefing in Khartoum on Sunday, World Bank officials said that Sudan should infuse institutional and macro economic reforms including devaluing the Sudanese pound against the dollar, to achieve stable growth. The report indicated that a stable exchange […] Editor JJ Omojuwa Completes U.S. State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Programme

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 Popular columnist, public speaker, social commentator and Editor of, Japheth J. Omojuwa, has successfully completed the International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP), a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Japheth Omojuwa who is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential media entrepreneurs in Africa […]

German Automobile Giant Volkswagen Returns To Kenya After Four Decades


 The German carmaker has announced it will resume producing cars in Kenya by the end of the year, in a partnership with a local automaker aimed at selling more cars across Eastern Africa. Kenya is back in the business of assembling vehicles after Volkswagen South Africa on Wednesday signed a deal with the Kenyan government […]

River Blindness: Medical Experts Conduct Vaccination In Kaduna, Reports Of New Cases Untrue


 Sightsavers has been working with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, the Federal Ministry of Health, National Eye Centre and Nigerian Institute of Trypanosomiasis and Onchocerciasis to investigate the validity of online news media reports on 22 July  2016 in Africa Prime News and Nigerian Pilot claiming ‘’Hundreds at risk of contracting River Blindness in […]

Egypt Set To Resolve Agricultural Trade Standoff With Russia

People and vehicles are seen caught in a traffic jam in front of the Central Bank of Egypt's headquarters in downtown Cairo

 Egypt’s agriculture ministry has formed a high level committee to try and resolve a trade standoff with Russia over agricultural commodities, the ministry said on Sunday. Russia said on Friday it would temporarily suspend imports of fruit and vegetables from Egypt starting Sept. 22. The Russian ban came shortly after Egyptian quarantine inspectors rejected a […]