Economy in Nigeria

  • Africa’s Growth: Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz Calls For New Strategy

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/19 Joseph Stiglitz has advised African nations to adopt coordinated strategy encompassing agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and service sectors to attain same success delivered by the old manufacturing export-led strategy. Prof. Stiglitz, an economist and professor at Columbia University, New York, gave the advice at the Babacar Ndiaye lecture series introduced by African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) which debuted in Washington D.C.
  • Africa Convergence: Towards Africa's economic growth

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/05 To surpass the current physical and mental borders which are hindering the development of the African continent, conference the digital challenge to achieve an Integrated and sustainable economy for increase. This was the issue on the schedule of the second Africa Convergence Conference was attended by about 30 speakers from all sectors of activity and about 300 CEOs for an unprecedented dialogue on the next of the continent. As well on the table for discussion was : regional integration, financing, unearthing talents and emerging issues related to the harmonization of economies.
  • Buhari Destroyed Nigeria’s Economy

    NIGERIA, 2017/10/04 Reno Omokri has told the current Muhammadu Buhari-led government to leave his former principal alone and focus on amending the economy he has destroyed. According to Omokri, “It is rather unfortunate that instead of sticking to the facts in its tiff with Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Federal Government decided to drag former President Jonathan into a matter he knows nothing about by stating that “We inherited a country in tatters- its economy, its security and its social relations. President Buhari deserves credit for rebuilding what has been destroyed.”
  • Buhari Destroyed Nigeria’s Economy

    NIGERIA, 2017/10/04 Reno Omokri has told the current Muhammadu Buhari-led government to leave his former principal alone and focus on amending the economy he has destroyed. According to Omokri, “It is rather unfortunate that instead of sticking to the facts in its tiff with Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Federal Government decided to drag former President Jonathan into a matter he knows nothing about by stating that “We inherited a country in tatters- its economy, its security and its social relations. President Buhari deserves credit for rebuilding what has been destroyed.”
  • Nigeria has been one of the hardest-hit economies due to its over-dependence on oil

    NIGERIA, 2017/09/09 Since the world oil price crash in 2014, Nigeria has been one of the hardest-hit economies due to its over-dependence on oil as its major source of revenue. China’s economic slowdown, inclunding the United States’ rate hike, as well affected its economy adversely. As a result, Nigeria’s economic increase declined drastically, with its currency falling to an all-time low. In order to save the economy from a complete collapse, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) put stringent monetary policies in place, which saw investors pulling out of the country.
  • Nigeria and South Africa emerge from recession

    SOUTH AFRICA, 2017/09/09 Two of the major economies in Africa are growing again next recessions. Nigeria‘s GDP expanded by 0.55% in the second quarter of 2017 year-on-year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, ending five consecutive quarters of contraction. Quarter-on-quarter increase for the same period was 3.23%.
  • Africa’s economic growth in 2016 was driven by East Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/20 While the continent’s major economies were hit by the fall in commodity prices in 2016, Africa retained its position as the second-fastest growing continent globally recording an average of 2.2% GDP increase, behind only South Asia, according to the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). Much of Africa’s increase in 2016, AfDB says, was driven by East Africa where several nations recorded “strong performances.” In general, of the continent’s sub-regions, East Africa posted the highest increase rate with 5.3%, led by Ethiopia.
  • West Africa BCEAO central bank holds interest rates unchanged

    BENIN, 2017/07/19 West Africa's BCEAO central bank held its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.5 %, the bank's director of monetary analysis Antonin Sourou Dossou said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • Global economic gravity rapidly pulling towards Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/20 The second International Conference on the Emergence of Africa (ICEA) was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in March 2017. Since the initial conference in 2015 — at a time of robust economic increase on the continent — hopes for economic evolution have dimmed because of a crash in the price of commodities, volatile world financial markets and a slowdown in world increase. Before departing New York to attend the second ICEA conference, jointly organised by the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and chief of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa Abdoulaye Mar Dieye sat down for an interview with Africa Renewal’s Kingsley Ighobor to talk about Africa’s economic development opportunities and challenges.
  • Take responsibility for transforming your countries – Akufo-Addo

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/15 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged African leaders to assume responsibility for the transformation of their economies, and depart from the mindset of aid, dependency and charity. “If we, Africans, are to transform our stagnant, jobless economies, built on the export of raw materials and unrefined goods, to price-added economies that provide jobs, to build strong middle-class societies and lift the mass of our people out of dire poverty, again we must take our destinies into our own hands and assume responsibility for this,” he stated on Monday at the same time as addressing the G-20 Partnership for Africa Summit, currently taking place in Berlin, Germany.