Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari's Second Term - Fitch Sees Weak Economy Outlook

Global rating company, Fitch Rating, yesterday, affirmed Nigeria's rating at B+, stable outlook, saying that President Buhari's second term will be marked with implementation of piecemeal reforms and slow progress in tackling impediments...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

June 12 is now Democracy Day in Nigeria. Why it Matters

Democracy Day in Nigeria is being celebrated on the 12th of June this year. This is the first time the day has been marked on this date. And the change carries heavy symbolism for a country that’s known more years of being ruled by milit...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Ambitious Buhari Plans to Lift 100 million Nigerians Out of Poverty in 10 years

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday replicate successes of his first four years in offices, citing an improved economy and better infrastructure among those achievements.Buhari won re-election in February this year, polling...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Decision on AfCFTA Will Be Guided By National Interest - Buhari

 Nigeria would be guided by national interest in taking any decision on the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday in Abuja.Receiving national council of the Man...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Nigeria: Central Bank Kicks Off Buhari's 100 Million Jobs Project

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced policies and programmes to create 10 million jobs in the next five years. The initiative falls within President Muhammadu Buhari's resolve to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

ECOWAS Adopts a Single Currency

West African countries make a bold step in fortifying regional integration by adopting a single currency called ‘Eco’ which is planned to launch by 2020. Eco was adopted on Saturday in Abuja in a meeting of the 15 member-country regi...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Nigeria: Five-Year Plan - in Pursuit of Double-Digit Economic Growth

The federal government must embrace structural reforms to leapfrog economic growth, writes Obinna Chima. Every nation desire rapid economic growth. Faster growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expands the overall size of an economy and ...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

10 Potential Benefits of AfCFTA

On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. The signing of the agreement brought to an end several months of wait by stakeholders in the Nigerian economy. With a GDP of about $...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Nigeria: Can These Cabinet Nominees Take Nigeria to the Next Level?

55 days after his swearing-in for second term, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, sent a list of his 43-man ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation. The number is seven higher than the 36 he submitted in 201...

Clifford Ndujihe·about 2 months ago

IMF Raises Nigeria's Growth Forecast to 2.3%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday raised the growth forecast of Nigeria's economy for the 2019 financial year by 0.3 per cent to 2.3 per cent. It disclosed this in its July update on the World Economic Outlook with the them...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

WhatsApp Played a Big Role in the Nigerian Election. Not All of it was Bad

There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world including Brazil and India. Because WhatsApp is encrypted – and so offers u...

Nic Cheeseman·about 2 months ago

Shia Group Banned in Nigeria After Deadly Clashes

The Nigerian government has banned a Shia group after a spate of deadly clashes at protests in the capital Abuja, and following a court decision allowing authorities to call it a "terrorist" organisation. The office of President Muhammad...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Senators Confirm All of Buhari's 43 Ministerial Nominees

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed all of President Muhammadu Buhari's 43 ministerial nominees on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. President Buhari sent the list of nominees to the Senate last Tuesday, and screening commenced on Wednesday, July 24...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Why Buhari’s Long-Awaited Cabinet Leaves a Lot to be Desired

It took President Muhammadu Buhari 54 days after his second term began to send a list of ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for screening. This is a better record than his first term, which began in May 2015. Then Nigerians had ...

Ini Dele-Adedeji·about 1 month ago