This week, Nigeria and Nigerians at home and abroad, celebrate 59 years of political Independence. It's been a long chequered road with many ups and downs. Of dreams come-true and of visions unrealized. While there is still much to do, here are 25 things to love about the West African country.
During his Independence Day celebration broadcast, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari stated that his administration inherited a skewed economy, where the oil sector comprised of only 8 per cent of GDP but contributed 70 and 90 per cent of government revenue and foreign exchange earnings respectively. To analyse the President’s speech and assess Nigeria’s performance in the past 59 years – Kyari Bukar, Former Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and from Osun State, South West Nigeria, Professor and Former Presidential aspirant Remi Sonaiya joins CNBC Africa for more.
In Rwanda this weekend marks a long one as Monday, the 1st of July is Independence Day in the country, this means school, work and many businesses are closed to observe the holiday. While some companies may view this as a loss, others see it as an opportunity. Managing Directors of Rock Events, Bruce Twagira joins CNBC Africa for more.
Zimbabwe celebrated 39th Independence Day today, amid economic crises with President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivering the key note speech at the main celebrations at the national sports stadium. Joining CNBC Africa for a conversation is Tafadzwa Muguti,
Ghana is celebrating her 62nd Independence Day today themed; Celebrating Peace and Unity. Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka, MD and Chairman of Future of Ghana joins CNBC Africa from Ghana to assess the country’s journey so far and her growth opportunities in the future.
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