The Federal Government has began payment of N5,000 monthly stipends to poor Nigerians in nine states. The Programme is part of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s Social Investment Programmes (SIP) for which N500 billion was appropriated in the 2016 Budget.
[Column] Partnering for impact: How government and the private sector can advance skills development in Africa
Private sector participation needs to be viewed as not only valuable to education and skills development but as integral to it. At a national level, the private sector should be considered an essential partner in education planning and as advisors to Ministries of Education.
RiskMap 2017: Southern Africa- Management of Political Change Will Dictate the Level of Uncertainty for Businesses
Macro-economic instability fueled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across Southern Africa in 2017.
The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax.
Kofi Annan, chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation and Nobel Laureate, congratulated Nana Akufo-Addo on his electoral victory, and the people of Ghana for the way they handled a tense election.
The Federal Executive Council met on Wednesday and approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework for the 2017-2019 fiscal years signalling the begining of the 2017 budget process.
The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, is expected in Nigeria on Aug. 23 to discuss U.S. cooperation with Nigeria over Boko Haram, economy and human rights issues.
US multinational General Electric has unveiled a $13million healthcare skills and training facility in Kenya that targets to train 10,000 health professionals in Kenya and East Africa by 2020 as it deepens its foray in Kenya.
I became even more concerned when from quick research I discovered I couldn't engage with our President and the Federal Government online too. A quick comparison between our President and Barack Obama on leading social media sites brought out these alarming statistics:
The Erbil-based Middle East Research Institute (MERI) has been ranked as a top think-tank in the Middle East and Northern Africa, and the highest ranking in Iraq, according to a publication from Pennsylvania University’s Lauder Institute.
One of the largest regional conferences on the importance of data for better macroeconomic policies has been concluded in Accra, Ghana.
Malawi’s government said Monday that investors can now access the country’s Geophysical data following a successful Airborne Geophysical survey under the Mining Governance and Growth Support Project funded by the World Bank.
Team South Africa has concluded what it termed “a successful programme” at the just-ended 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Presidency said on Sunday.
African Ministerial Conference 2015: Intellectual Property for an Emerging Africa November 3-5, Dakar, Senegal
African heads of state, government ministers and top officials from the United Nations, African Union and private sector groups will gather in early November in Senegal to chart a plan for boosting the uptake of intellectual property tools to help stimulate economic and social development across Africa.
The attention of the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and the Debt Management Office (DMO) has been drawn to today’s announcement of the decision by J. P. Morgan to phase out Nigeria from its Government Bond Index for Emerging Markets (GBI-EM).
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari made former United Bank for Africa chief Alhaji Abba Kyari his new chief of staff Thursday, as part of his first senior government appointments since taking office.
The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr Ebenezer Asante, says the new Bank of Ghana (BoG) guidelines that empower non-banking institutions such as mobile money operators to participate in the delivery of financial services in the country would encourage usage and drive financial inclusion.
The South Korea Government on Wednesday in Abuja said it had earmarked 27 million dollars (about N5.3 billion) for some development programmes in Nigeria.
Societe Generale Group, one of the leading French Banks with over 80 subsidiaries throughout the world, has signed a US$45million Loan Agreement with government for the Accra Streets Asphalting project.