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Nigeria : Rise in Malnutrition Attributed To Non Release Of Counterpart Funding by Government

Nigeria : Rise in Malnutrition Attributed To Non Release Of Counterpart Funding by Government

By Ahmad Umar Rise in malnutrition cases in Gombe State, Northeast of the country, especially among children and nursing mothers has been attributed to the decrease in counterpart funding of health programmes by the state government. Participants at a workshop on Nutrition Budget Tracking for Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) and Media made the assertion on […]

Zimbabwe, Guinea Look Forward To Better Economic Ties

  Visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday expressed confidence in Conakry that blossoming relations between Zimbabwe and Guinea would translate into greater economic cooperation. “I am confident that the friendship and fraternal relations will translate into strong economic ties through our bilateral relations. “As well as the various frameworks within the African Union and […]

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Nigerian House Of Reps Receives President Buhari’s 2019-2021 MTEF

  The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday acknowledged the receipt of the 2019-2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) from President Muhammadu Buhari. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the receipt came just as the lawmakers resumed from a two-week recess. The transmission of the […]

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President Ramaphosa Arrives Germany For G20 Africa Conference

  President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Germany where he is expected to participate in the G20 Africa Conference in Berlin. The conference will discuss progress made with the G20 Partnership with Africa and the Compact with Africa (CwA), the Presidency said on Monday. The CwA was formally launched during the July 2017 G20 Hamburg […]

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South Africa Gains R290 billion Through Investment Conference

  The inaugural South Africa Investment Conference has secured nearly R290 billion worth of investment announcements for the country. “This R290 billion is what we have now in our hands and these are in addition to the R400 billion which were received during the investment drive by the special envoys and from various countries during […]

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Nigerian Naira Loses Marginally Against Dollar At Parallel Market

  The Naira on Monday lost 50 kobo to close at N360.5 to the dollar, weaker than N360 posted on Friday at the parallel market in Lagos. The Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N417, respectively. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the Naira was sold at N360 to the dollar, […]

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Global Competitiveness: Nigeria Ranks 115th Out Of 140 Countries

  Nigeria has been ranked 115th out of 140 countries assessed in the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) of the World Economic Forum (WEF), a statement has said. The statement issued by Dr Jumoke Oduwole, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment, Office of the Vice President, on Monday in Abuja […]

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Ezekwesili To Nigeria: Don’t Float $2.8bn Eurobond

  A former Vice-President (Africa) of World Bank, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has advised Nigeria to shelve its plan of raising 2.8 billion dollars in Eurobond to fund the 2018 budget. Ezekwesili, who was a former Minister of Education, gave the advice while speaking to newsmen in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that […]

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