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Public Service Wage : South African Authorities Pleads For Patient

Public Service Wage : South African Authorities Pleads For Patient

Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has requested for more time for consultations on the public service wage negotiations that are currently underway. “Following a number of developments in the negotiating chamber and the concerns raised by the negotiating parties, the mandate committee has decided to broaden its consultation within government and thus ask […]

The Outburst of Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweah: A Tacit Admittance Of Deep Economic Crisis

Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweah told a gathering of Liberian diaspora in Philadelphia that the salaries of civil servants should be sliced. It became a cause célèbre, triggering massive condemnation from Liberians both on social media and in the local press. A unity in condemnation this writer has not seen for a long time. Samuel […]

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BRICS Agrees To Strengthen Cooperation

  BRICS member countries have agreed to strengthen cooperation and mutual assistance to facilitate trade between bloc countries and other developing countries. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) customs administrations are in Durban for the 10th Annual BRICS Customs Experts Technical Working Group hosted by the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The working […]

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Ghana’s Economy Grew By 8.5% In 2017 – Provisional Estimate

  Ghana’s economy grew by 8.5 per cent in 2017 – the fastest rate in five years – mainly due to increased oil and gas production, the country’s statistics office said on Wednesday. The office noted in a statement in Ghana that the West African nation recorded economic growth of 3.7 per cent in 2016. […]

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Nigeria Remains Commitment To Ease Of Doing Business — Official

  Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment, Jumoke Oduwole, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria. Oduwole said this Tuesday, in Kano, northwest of the country, at a stakeholders sensitisation workshop. The presidential aide, who is also the Coordinator of the Enabling Business Environment […]

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South Africa: SARS Collects R1.216 Trillion In Tax in 2017/18 Financial Year

  The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has managed to collect R1.216 trillion in the 2017/18 financial year. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene made the announcement at a briefing on Tuesday morning. “SARS collected a gross amount of R1451.0 billion which was offset by refunds of R234.3 billion, resulting in net collections of R1216.6 billion,” said […]

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Nigerian Customs Seizes 174,015 Litres Of Petroleum Products Valued N27 Million – Official

  Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Joseph Attah, says the Service has seized 174,015 litres of petroleum products valued at about N27 million in 2017. Attah made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. He said just like any other products, the NCS had […]

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High Lending Rate: Expert Advises Nigeria To Fix Rates For Banks

Lead Director, Centre for Social Justice, Eze Onyepere, has called on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to fix interest rates on bank loans to check the high rate by financial institutions. Mr. Onyepere, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja, noted that this could be […]

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