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The peaceful #EndSars protest against police brutality across Nigeria took a new turn in recent days, as hoodlums attempt to hijack the process.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development says if the world economy is to move away from the edge of depression and claw its way back towards sustainable growth and development, it must recover more effectively than it did from the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago. UNCTAD also stressed that a return to pre-pandemic austerity will reduce annual global growth by one percentage point and increase the global unemployment rate by 2 percentage points until 2030. Paul Alaje, Senior Economist at SPM Professionals joins CNBC Africa for more.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission says there will be no tariff action in April, as the proposed increase in electricity tariffs initially slated for today has been delayed for three months. Nigeria's electricity regulator also notes that tariffs will only be raised as the Distribution Companies improve the quality of supply, meter customers and agree with consumers on rates. George Etomi, Director of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company joins CNBC Africa for more.
Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria, has now recorded a total of 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Paul Alaje, Senior Economist at SPM Professionals joins CNBC Africa to assess Nigeria’s fiscal response so far to the pandemic.
Heads of State from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have agreed to set up a committee to study and make a full report on the impact of Nigeria’s land border closure with her neighbours. Nigeria had closed its borders in August 2019. The government says the decision seeks to curb smuggling among others. But was this move the right call? Joining CNBC Africa for more is Paul Alaje, Senior Economist at SPM Professionals.
Come July this year, the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement will take off, but are countries in West Africa ready to take advantage of this trade pact? Paul Alaje, Senior Economist at SPM Professionals joins CNBC Africa for more.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting a 3.2 for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2019 and a 3.6 per cent growth for the region in 2020. As contained in its World Economic Outlook (WEO), the fund is also projecting a 2.3 for Nigeria in 2019 and a 2.5 per cent growth for the country in 2020. Paul Alaje, Senior Economist at SPM Professional joins CNBC Africa to discuss the feasibility of these projections.