Nigeria leads in Africa's Bitcoin transfers, transacts $8 million weekly, Guinea Election A ‘War,' and more
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Ghana, Nigeria to meet over trade dispute
A bilateral meeting between the Foreign Affairs and Trade committees of Nigeria and Ghana is being set up. The meeting aims to address the on-going trade dispute between both countries and further strengthen their trade relations. Yofi Grant, CEO of the GIPC joins CNBC Africa for more.
On patrol with Nigeria's 'Agro Rangers', who protect farmers from Boko Haram
The rainy season is the best time to grow rice and corn in Borno, one of Nigeria's agricultural regions. But farmers are frequently targeted by Boko Haram attacks. In a bid to improve security in the region and reassure farmers, teams of so-called "Agro Rangers" were set up a year ago by authorities. The men, who are often volunteer militia or hunters, are recruited by the Nigerian civil defence. Our correspondent Moïse Gomis went on patrol with them on the outskirts of Maiduguri and elsewhere in Borno.
Flour Mills of Nigeria 60th Annual General Meeting: Feeding the nation, every day
On the 10th of September, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc held its 60th annual general meeting in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital. Attendance at the event was by proxy and live streaming due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on large gathering.
COVID-19 lock-down: Lagos state outlines plans for new academic year
As more areas of Nigeria's economy open up, the country's commercial hub and pandemic epicenter; Lagos State, wants Junior high school students in their third year to resume and prepare for scheduled exams. Yinka Awobo-Pearse, Founder of Woodentots Consult joins CNBC Africa for more.
How Nigeria’s hospitality sector is navigating COVID-19 headwinds
COVID-19 has disrupted the global business ecosystems with Africa’s hospitality industry not exempted from the effects of the pandemic. The Radisson Hotel Group with just under 100 hotels across Africa is aiming to grow that number to 150 in the next 5 years. Moyo Ogunseinde, Executive Director of Anchorage Leisures, the company that owns Radisson Blu Anchorage joins CNBC Africa for more.
Gov. Obaseki says INEC not well prepared for governorship poll and more
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Lagos denounce wastebasket order
A video emerged online capturing officers who say they are from the Lagos State Vehicle Waste Basket agency (LAVMAB) accosting a man for using a wastebasket he bought from Ekiti in a Lagos State registered vehicle. However, the Commissioner for environment Lagos, Tunji Bello, claimed that the persons seen in the video were not authorized by the state to harass and extort motorist and that the agency does not exist.
20.8 million people recover from coronavirus globally, FG spent N113bn on Osun roads - Fashola
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NIMC on managing Nigeria’s identity for sustainable development
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, says the country will adopt the concept of digital identifications and replace the national identity cards with a digital scheme. The new strategy is expected to ensure linkage among on the digital number, an individual’s identity, passport and Driver’s License among others. Joining CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole to discuss this as well as strategies for managing national identity in Nigeria is Aliyu Aziz, Director General and CEO of the National Identity Management Commission.
What the move to regulate Nigeria’s digital assets space means for investors
Nigeria's major capital market regulator has put out guidelines on how the investing community in Nigeria should classify cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The Securities and Exchange Commission also gave a three-month ultimatum for already existing digital assets to register their offerings. Chuta Chimezie, Founder and Coordinator, Blockchain User Group and Sam Chidoka, MD and CEO of Kairos Capital joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for this discussion.