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Cabinet Retreat: What’s Nigeria’s scorecard on agriculture?

As Nigeria’s ministers, permanent secretaries and top government functionaries wrap a two-day retreat held in Abuja to review performances and draw plans for the next three years, Emmanuel Ijewere, CEO, Best Food Farms joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for a review of Nigeria’s Agric sector in the last one year.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 lockdown extension taking toll on ordinary citizens

Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari has announced an extended 14-day lockdown across Abuja, Lagos, Ogun states to curtail the spread of the coronavirus citing concerns over rising numbers of cases globally, and within Nigeria. CNBCAfrica’s Christy Cole reports.

COVID-19: One Campaign calls for debt relief for poorest countries

Ahead of the World Bank's spring meetings this week, global movement; One Campaign is calling on the G20 finance ministers and Central Bank governors to provide immediate debt relief for the poorest countries. One campaign has also asked the G20 to provide $600 million to top up the IMF's Catastophe Containment Relief Trust, which grants debt relief for public health disasters. Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the One Campaign joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: Nigeria extends lockdown by two weeks in Lagos, Abuja & Ogun States

Africa's largest economy, Nigeria has extended its lockdown by two weeks in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun States. Its President Muhammadu Buhari said the extension will come into effect at 11:59...

Nigeria seeks to improve turnaround time for COVID-19 testing & results

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says the federal government plans to engage insurers for special products for healthcare workers.

Op-Ed: Africa locks down: No time for test runs

“Italy has given the rest of the world a tragic glimpse of what a lockdown needs to look, especially for countries that blink and fail to take action fast,” writes former Director of Communication and External Relations at the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Victor Oladokun.

Nigeria COVID-19 lockdown: CBN calls for use of alternative payment channels

Its day one of the lockdown for residents of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states since the restriction of movement announced by President Buhari. The Central Bank of Nigeria has urged residents of these states to limit the use of cash and patronise alternative payment channels. Babs Ogundeyi, Co-Founder and CEO of Kuda, a mobile-only bank joins CNBC Africa for more.
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