[Daily Trust] The latest figures released by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) indicate that Nigeria has exited recession as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.11% in the fourth quarter of 2020. It was the first positive quarterly growth for the entire year as the three preceding quarters all recorded negative growth figures.
[Vanguard] Despite being the largest producer of fish in Africa, Nigeria currently records a 2.5million metirc tonnes of fish deficit, a situation that may have jeopardised protein intake amongst Nigerians.
[Govt of SA] The latest water report by the Department of Water and Sanitation, dated 03 March 2021 indicates that water storage in the Vaal Dam is at 105.28%, Bloemhof Dam 102.65%, Gariep Dam 99.7% and the Vanderkloof Dam 100.17% full.
[New Era] Improved growth rates from primary industries such as agriculture, forestry, fishing, diamond mining and metal ores are expected to lead Namibia's economic recovery, with robust growth rates projected for 2021 and 2022. According to the Bank of Namibia's economic outlook for February 2021, primary industries are projected to expand by 5% and 8.6% in 2021 and 2022, respectively, from an estimated contraction of 7.5% in 2020.
[This Day] Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has declared that the 2.5 per cent revenue proposed for host communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) was grossly inadequate and unacceptable to the people of the Niger Delta region.
[This Day] The Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum yesterday raised the alarm that the ban on mining activities in Zamfara State by the national security council and the declaration of the state a no-fly zone area order are double-edged sword for peace.
[Vanguard] Privacy protection company Surfshark has released an in-depth analysis on internet affordability in 85 countries (81% of the global population) with Nigeria ranking lowest among the studied countries.
[East African] Tanzania's State power utility firm is will supply 70 megawatts of electricity to power the first phase of the standard gauge railway (SGR), which starts operations in the coming few months.
[263Chat] Leading digital solutions provider, Cassava Smartech has broken new grounds by introducing-Moovah PAYD (Pay-As-You-Drive)- a customized motor vehicle insurance cover based on an array of metrics that include behavioral, demographic and mileage data, 263Chat Business has learnt.
[FrontPageAfrica] Grand Bassa -- Decades of finding it difficult for the people of Klehn town to get their way to other parts of the county and Nimba, Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan Kaipay, through the help of the United Methidist Church, has dedicated a bridge over the Wee River, District 3c, Grand Bassa County.
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the ministry of power to collaborate with the Egyptian government on the effective implementation of the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), otherwise known, as the Siemens Project.
[263Chat] An association of small scale miners led by the vocal Blessing Togarepi has described as an unnecessary bottleneck, the proposed amendments to the Mines bill which seeks to grant the Mining Affairs board power to issue mining licenses.
[New Zimbabwe] Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) foreign exchange auction bidding rates being offered by traders this week continued to navigate within stable margins as total allotments to industry reached US$37 million.
[East African] The US government has issued a new warning to civilian airlines flying in the Kenyan airspace to watch out for possible attacks by militant groups, in what could heighten anxiety for the industry already weighed down by massive financial losses due to travel restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Airports Council International (ACI) - the voice of world airports has today awarded the coveted Best Airport by Size and Region to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi and Moi International Airport (MIA), Mombasa for their excellence in customer service.
[Africa Renewal] When on 15 February the chair of the World Trade Organization's (WTO's) General Council, Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand, announced that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala would be the new Director-General, the mood among delegates was of relief.
[East African] The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop) project took a new twist on Monday when 263 non-governmental organisations sought to persuade at least 25 banks listed as potential financiers of the $3.5 billion development not to participate, citing environmental and social risks.
[263Chat] Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union (ARTUZ) has told finance minister Professor Mthuli Ncube and Public Service counterpart Professor Paul Mavhima to address the civil servants salary issue before schools open.
[263Chat] Business is bustling yet again in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) following President Emmerson Mnangagwa's relaxation of a hard lockdown yesterday with most non-essential service providers opening shops for the first time in 44 days.