Tag Archives: Nigeria

Africa: Would Heading the WTO Be a Poison Chalice for Africa? 

[ISS] The sudden resignation of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) director-general, the Brazilian Roberto Azevêdo, has created both opportunity and challenges for Africa. Of the eight candidates to replace Azevêdo, three are African: former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; former Kenyan foreign minister and WTO General Council chairpers […]

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Shoprite to Pull Out of Nigeria 

[Premium Times] South Africa retail giant, Shoprite, has announced the commencement of a formal process to discontinue its operation in Nigeria.

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Nigeria: Shoprite Debunks Exit Rumour, Says We Are Not Leaving Nigeria 

[Vanguard] Shoprite Nigeria has debunked the story making the rounds that it intends to close shop in Nigeria.

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Nigeria: Govt to Close Third Mainland Bridge for Six Months 

[This Day] The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, has said the federal government will close the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos to traffic for six months, beginning from July 24 to enable the government to undertake maintenance work on the surface.

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Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class 

From Kenya to Nigeria, South Africa to Rwanda, the pandemic is decimating the livelihoods of the once-stable workers who were helping to drive Africa’s economic expansion.

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Nigeria: Community Concerns in Ongoing Ogoni Oil Clean-Up 

[Premium Times] For over 60 years, the Nigerian Government exploited oil and gas resources in the Niger Delta region. During this period, extensive pollution of the air, water, sediment and soil in local communities in the region exposed humans and other life forms to severe health risks. At some point in the early 1990s, the Ogoni communities and civil soci […]

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Nigeria: Buhari’s COVID-19 Economic Plan – Neither Novel Nor Groundbreaking 

[The Conversation Africa] COVID-19 is increasingly wreaking havoc on the health of Nigerians, but its economic impact may well be more devastating. Before the pandemic, the Nigerian economy was growing at an anaemic rate of 2%. The country has also been suffering from high poverty and unemployment rates. This is paradoxical for a country endowed with humongo […]

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