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91 Million Nigerians Now Living In Extreme Poverty – Report

91 Million Nigerians Now Living In Extreme Poverty – Report

    Over 91 million Nigerians are said to be living in extreme poverty. According to the report of World Poverty Clock, a Vienna, Austria- based data lab. The report said at least 3 million Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty between November 2018 and February 2019. According to the report 91.16 million Nigerians were […]

Opposition In South Africa Threatens To Disrupt State Of the Nation Address

The Presidency says it hopes that the decorum of Parliament will be upheld on Thursday, following a threat by an opposition party to disrupt the State of the Nation Address (SONA). Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko said this shortly after President Cyril Ramaphosa took some time out on Tuesday afternoon to do a walkabout of the […]

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South Africa To Employers: Comply With New Minimum Wage or Be Shamed

  South African government has said that names of employers who fail to comply with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act will be published on the Department of Labour’s website. “Shaming such employers will ensure they are recognized as people intent on defying the state. This will go on to ensure that they will not […]

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South African Assembly Cuts National Budget By 47% To Cutting Costs

  Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete says the budget for next week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) has been cut by 47% as Parliament remains committed to cutting costs. Mbete said this when the Presiding Officers of Parliament briefed the media at the National Assembly on the state of readiness ahead of […]

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South Africa Throws 2019 Budget To Public For Inputs

  Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the 2019 Budget on 20 February and as per norm, the public has been invited to make inputs. In a statement issued on Thursday, National Treasury said there would be, as usual, a balance that must be struck to give attention to competing priorities. “It is in this […]

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Nigeria- Gombe State Assembly Passes N122.4Bn 2019 Budget

  By Ahmad Umar: Gombe State House of Assembly, North East of the country has passed into law the 2019 Appropriation Bill of over One Hundred and Twenty Two point Four billion Naira as against One Hundred and Eighteen point Seven Billion presented to it. This shows an increase of over three point Seven billion […]

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South Africa Means Business – Says Ramaphosa

      President Cyril Ramaphosa has reassured the international community at the official start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that South Africa is making headway in its path of renewal and growth. The forum, which kicked off on Wednesday in Davos Klosters, saw President Ramaphosa assure investors that South Africa, after almost a […]

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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 […]

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