Nigeria’s economy: four priorities the next president must deliver on

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Nigeria’s next president will be saddled with a near comatose economy. Here are four priorities that would make the difference.

MPLA victory divides opinions in Luanda


The ruling party, MPLA, lost its two-thirds majority in Parliament

Nigeria: Nigeria's Naval Chief Disputes NNPCL, Petroleum Ministry's Oil Theft Figures


[This Day] Nigeria's Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, yesterday disputed oil theft figures from the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and the ministry of petroleum, insisting that it wasn't possible to steal that quantity of oil in a day.

Nigeria: Govt Proposes N19.76trn Budget for 2023, Projects Deficit May Rise to N12.41trn


[This Day] The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed yesterday said the federal government was proposing an aggregate expenditure of N19.76 trillion for the 2023 fiscal year.

Nigeria: Buhari Assents to Advertising Council, Civil Aviation, Six Other Bills


[This Day] The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Nasir Baballe Ila, yesterday disclosed that the president has assented to eight bills recently passed by the lawmakers.

Nigeria: Why Elderly People Are Dying of Non-Communicable Diseases - Expert


[Daily Trust] A health-tech company, Gerocare, has said many elderly people in Nigeria are facing deteriorating health conditions and untimely deaths due to the absence of geriatric care.

Africa fintech and crypto leaders to connect at the Africa 


Money and DeFi Summit in Ghana this September

Nigeria: Red Cross Raises Alarm Over 14,000 Missing Children in Nigeria


[Vanguard] The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, yesterday, said that the whereabouts of no fewer than 14,000 children in Nigeria remained unknown.

Kenya: Supreme Court Allows Affidavits of 4 Dissenting IEBC Commissioners in Presidential Petition


[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Supreme Court has allowed the affidavits of four dissenting Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners in the petition against President-Elect William Ruto's victory.

Africa: How Safe Is It to Drink Rainwater?


[The Conversation Africa] In many parts of the world, including Africa, people rely on rainwater as a source of drinking water, as well as for other household and livelihood uses. One of the reasons is water scarcity - sub-Saharan Africa has the largest number of water-scarce countries in the world. But there are concerns about how safe rainwater is to drink. It can be contaminated by dust and ash in the surroundings or by heavy metal from roofing material. Another concern is the presence of manufactured chemicals called perfluoroa

Africa: Farming and Fertilisers - How Ecological Practices Can Make a Difference


[The Conversation Africa] Agriculture involves a difficult balance between food production and environmental impact. For example, fertilisers can help to achieve good crop yields, but over-using them produces greenhouse gas emissions and pollution.

Uganda: Those Insulting Gen Tumwine Are Wasting Time, Says Museveni


[Nile Post] President Museveni has described as naysayers who are wasting their time, members of the public who are insulting former Security Minister and NRA bush war hero, Gen Elly Tumwine who died last week.

Nigeria: Nigeria Enrols Boko Haram Child Victims to School


[Leadership] Borno State governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, traveled to Monguno on Sunday, where he led the enrolment of 4,229 school-aged children, including orphans, whose parents were killed during the Boko Haram insurgency in parts of Northern Borno.

Kenya: Farmers Endure Painful Drought As Millions Face Starvation


[RFI] Water is at a premium in Kenya, where four million people are facing starvation as severe drought brings life to a standstill. The government has declared an emergency in four counties, including Tana River on the south coast, but locals there have seen government aid dry up as well.

West Africa: Burkinabé Peacekeeper in Mali Is UN Woman Police Officer of the Year


[UN News] A peacekeeper from Burkina Faso serving in Mali has been honoured for her work to boost trust between the authorities and local communities, including survivors of gender-based violence.

Nigeria: Six Months After Commencement, Academic Union Declares Strike 'Indefinite'


[Premium Times] ASUU said the strike was a hard decision it was forced to take to prevent the destruction of public universities and the system.

Nigeria: Buhari Signs Eight Bills Into Law


[Premium Times] One of the bills Mr Buhari signed into law is the Counsel Practitioners Council of Nigeria

Nigeria: Interview - Why I Will Miss Nigeria - Us Embassy Official Jeanne Clark


[Premium Times] "I will never forget the wonderful music and radio stations here in Nigeria. I really think you are unrivalled and it is another thing that my Nigerian friends and colleagues take for granted...," US Embassy Press Attache, Jeanne Clarke, says.

Nigeria: Tinubu's Romance With Wike Leaves Amaechi in Dilemma


[Premium Times] Bola Tinubu is seeking the support of Rivers Governor Wike, but the local APC in the state is unsure of how this will affect its leader, Rotimi Amaechi.

Sierra Leone: Eight Killed After Heavy Rain Causes Floods and Landslides


[allAfrica] At least eight people have lost their lives after torrential rains caused floods and landslides in an informal settlement in Looking Town in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Nigeria: Govt May Borrow N11 Trillion for 2023 Budget As Deficit Rises Above 100%


[Daily Trust] The federal government may borrow about N11.3 trillion to fund expenditure in the 2023 budget as the deficit is projected to be at most, over 12.41 trillion next year or at least, N11.3trn which is over 100 per cent of the N7.35trn deficit for the 2022 fiscal year.

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