Nigerian High Commission closes Embassy in Canada, MTN appoints new group CEO and more
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
Nigeria to reopen secondary schools on August 4, 2020 WASSCE to begin August 17, Google not opening
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Tuesday.
Nigeria's only female fighter jet pilot, Tolulope Arotile, dead, NAF says she was hit by an “excited friend” ,New York Police hunt for killer of Gokada CEO Fahim Saleh
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Thursday.
Crusader Sterling Pensions: How Covid-19 will impact Nigerian pension funds in H2
Niyi Falade, CEO of Crusader Sterling Pensions joins CNBC Africa for some insight on how Nigeria’s Pension Fund Administrators plan to weather the Covid-19 storm in the second half of the year.
Germany: Commerzbank CEO tenders resignation as chairman quits
Both the CEO and the chairman of Germany's troubled Commerzbank have announced they will resign, as the company confirms branch and job losses. All eyes are on German financial regulation following the Wirecard collapse.
World Bank: Nigeria faces worst recession in four decades
The World Bank says the collapse in oil prices coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to plunge the Nigerian economy into a severe economic recession, the worst since the 1980s. Tilewa Adebajo, CEO of CFG Advisory joins CNBC Africa for more.
Nigeria’s new electricity tariff regime begins in July
The scheduled increment of electricity tariff in Nigeria will begin from July this year according to the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman who has also noted that the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted plans to reposition Nigeria’s electricity market. Oti Ikomi, CEO and Executive Vice-Chairman of Proton Energy joins CNBC Africa for more.
VFD Microfinance Bank on innovative banking in a COVID-19 world
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic the Central Bank of Nigeria planned to achieve 80 per cent financial inclusion across its formal and informal sectors by 2020. Managing Director and CEO, VFD Microfinance Bank, Zuby Emodi, joins CNBC Africa to discuss innovative banking and how Nigeria can achieve its set financial inclusion goals.
Fola Akinmolayan talks 5G Tech and the coronavirus controversy
The paranoia about 5G — the industry term for the fifth generation of wireless communications infrastructure — has risen for the last few years, but as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest wild theory is that the technology that runs mobile phones could secretly be causing the outbreak. Digital Passion’s Fola Akinmolayan, in this interview with GuardianTV’s Abisola Olasupo, debunks these theories around a technology that has so far rolled out in about 40 countries, most notably South Korea and China, as well as in dozens of US cities.
Africa Investment Forum: All On CEO Wiebe Boer on he is bullish about renewables on the continent
On Monday, on the first day of the Africa Investment Forum in Sandton, CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor spoke to Wiebe Boer, CEO of All On. They spoke about Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF) which is focused on investing in off-grid renewable energy companies in Nigeria.
Kobo360 CEO Obi Ozor on how border restrictions are impacting Nigeria's freight industry
Freight Logistics start-up, Kobo360 says the partial closure of Nigeria's land borders has significantly impacted their business and has seen customer demand decline by 28 per cent. Co-founder and CEO of Kobo360, Obi Ozor joins CNBC Africa.