Day: April 23, 2020

  • Joe #Biden Celebrates Commencement of #Ramadan

    Joe #Biden Celebrates Commencement of #Ramadan

    Full Statement- As Muslim families across America and around the world celebrate the beginning of Ramadan, Jill and I want to extend our best wishes to all who are observing this holy month. Americans of all backgrounds have come to respect the discipline and values of Ramadan. We have stood in awe of athletes like […]

  • #Tinubu Hails #Emir Sulu-Gambari at 80

    #Tinubu Hails #Emir Sulu-Gambari at 80

    Commends Him for Bringing Peace, Development to Ilorin Emirate All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, CFR, on his 80th birthday, commending him for his role in engendering peace, stability and development in Ilorin Emirate since his ascension to the throne in 1995. In a special […]

  • #GOCOP Demands Safety of #Journalists in #Ebonyi

    #GOCOP Demands Safety of #Journalists in #Ebonyi

    The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to ensure the safety of journalists in Ebonyi State. The Guild made the call on Thursday in reaction to the declaration by Governor David Umahi that he could no longer guarantee the safety of […]

  • #Post-COVID-19 Agenda: #Osinbajo’s Committee Receives Three Reports

    #Post-COVID-19 Agenda: #Osinbajo’s Committee Receives Three Reports

    The Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says its three sub-committees have submitted their reports for review. The Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, briefed State House correspondents after the ESC’s fourth meeting on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The ESC was constituted by President Muhammadu  Buhari […]

  • Analysis- #Growth after the #Coronavirus: Thoughts and Questions

    Analysis- #Growth after the #Coronavirus: Thoughts and Questions

    written by Matt Andrews A lot of  people ask me how governments should support economic growth in the period ‘After Coronavirus’. It is a vital question that I wrestle with daily in preparing  for the forthcoming Leading Economic Growth Online executive education program (which I teach with my amazing colleague, Ricardo  Hausmann). Here are some […]

  • Oil Prices Rebound As US, Iran Geo-political Tensions Rise Again

    Oil Prices Rebound As US, Iran Geo-political Tensions Rise Again

    Highlights Crude oil prices have risen after US crude futures plummeted below zero earlier this week. Oil prices soared Thursday as escalating tensions between the US and Iran in the crude-rich Gulf lent support to markets battered by a coronavirus-triggered demand shock and concerns about storage,Albwaba has reported Brent crude, the international benchmark, rose 11.8 percent to $22.79 a barrel […]

  • #Unilever Q1 Results: Flat Sales Reflect Unprecedented Impact of #Covid-19

    #Unilever Q1 Results: Flat Sales Reflect Unprecedented Impact of #Covid-19

    Today, Unilever announced its results for the first quarter of 2020, which show flat underlying sales with developed markets growing 2.8% whilst emerging markets declined 1.8%. -Underlying sales were flat with volume growth of 0.2% and negative price of 0.2% Developed markets underlying sales growth was 2.8% and emerging markets declined 1.8%; -Turnover increased 0.2% […]

  • #COVID-19: #AU Leader, #Ramaphosa Mobilises #African Business Chiefs

    #COVID-19: #AU Leader, #Ramaphosa Mobilises #African Business Chiefs

    African Union leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has called on business leaders in Africa to support efforts at continental level to combat the coronavirus pandemic. At a virtual meeting of AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government Meeting with African business leaders,the South African leader urged private sector chiefs to move beyond […]