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27 Jun 2020
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.
5 Jun 2020
As the Covid-19 outbreak continues to spread, especially in Latin America, it’s becoming clear that this pandemic has radically altered the way we interact and think about our cities. In this edition, we tell you how mobility players in particular need to prepare for the new world ahead.
25 May 2020
The spat over the COVID-19 outbreak has heightened longstanding tension between Washington and Beijing. China's foreign minister says the Trump administration has fabricated too many lies about the Asian powerhouse.
18 May 2020
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group, NESG, is forecasting a deeper recession for the country as it says it expects real GDP to decline by 7.3 per cent this year on the back of the COVID-19 outbreak, dwindling oil prices among other indicators. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the details is the CEO of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Laoye Jaiyeola.
24 Apr 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced taxi companies in Germany to get creative, with many offering food and medicine delivery services. Drivers worry it won't be enough to avert a "wave of bankruptcies" in the industry.
19 Apr 2020
Nigeria plans to withdraw $150 million from its sovereign wealth fund as part of its fiscal stimulus measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Michael Ango, the Associate Director; Tax Advisory and Regulatory Services at Andersen Tax joins CNBC Africa to assess Nigeria's response to the pandemic.
16 Apr 2020
Facing shortages due to the COVID-19 outbreak, German health authorities attempted to buy masks in bulk online. They were soon ensnared in an elaborate international scam — paying millions for masks that didn't exist.
19 Feb 2020
Chinese health officials say data from a new study by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention show that the elderly and sick are more at risk. Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control says intensified screening at points of entry is ongoing as means of preventing the Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria. Dr. Francis Ohanyido, President of the West Africa Academy of Public Health joins CNBC Africa to discuss ways Nigeria can avert disease outbreaks.

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Nigeria’s inflation rate has defied monetary tightening, hitting 19.64 percent in July, a level not seen in over one-and-a-half decades. This bombshell was dropped yesterday by the Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Prince Semiu Adeniran, when he released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July 2022 in Abuja.
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