Africa’s oil and gas push for growth – The Sun Nigeria

The two-day gathering of captains of the Oil and Gas industry at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana, was to set the rheostat of progress for the industry that has weathered a prolonged downturn in recent times. The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Africa 2020 Drilling Conference and Exhibition on February 18 and 19 was […]

Scarcity of sanitisers, face masks hit Lagos, Abuja

Barely 24 hours after Nigeria recorded its first case of Coronavirus, scarcity of sanitisers, face masks and other protective apparel has hit major cities in Nigeria, including Lagos and Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES survey also showed that prices of the protective and basic safety apparel has since skyrocketed, amid rising demand. On Friday, many Nigerians took […]

On the Coronavirus – Ghana Cedi Linkage: What Do We Know so Far? | Features

Ghana’s local currency, the Cedi has made significant gains against its major trading partner, the US dollar ($) in 2020. This earned the Cedi its current position as the best performing currency against the dollar globally according to Bloomberg. As it is always done, every Ghanaian professes to be an expert in analysing economic phenomenon […]

What the New Public Charge Rule means for the Diaspora

On February 5, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new policy guidelines and revised forms in connection with the Trump administration’s highly contested Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”). The new guidelines and forms became effective nationwide on February 24, 2020. Background USCIS published initially published the Final Rule in […]

Ghana rises on ranking of strongest militaries globally

Ghana has moved up two places to become the 106th strongest military globally on a ranking of 138 countries. This was contained in the Global Firepower ranking 2020 which uses over 50 individual factors to determine a given nation’s Power Index score with categories ranging from military might and financials to logistical capability and geography. According […]

Google and Flutterwave to train 5000 SMEs across Nigeria

The training aims to equip attendees with the skills and tools needed to grow in the digital age [Lagos] 26 February 2020 – Next week, Google Nigeria, in partnership with digital payments company Flutterwave, will kick off a series of business clinics aimed at helping 5000 merchants across Nigeria acquire the skills and tools needed […]

How Africa can prevent spread of coronavirus

By The Citizen Reporter @thecitizentz Dar es Salaam. Researchers have classified Tanzania among African countries that might be ill-prepared to detect imported cases of coronavirus and prevent its further transmission, suggesting that such countries must mobilize more resources, intensify surveillance and urgently prioritise capacity building among its experts to curb an impending outbreak. Findings of […]

Mr Eazi Reveals Artists Recruited Onto emPawa Africa Program

Mr Eazi has just released the list of 30 artists who will be joining his emPawa Africa initiative, a talent incubator for rising African artists on the continent and those in the diaspora. After putting out a call for submissions last year, Mr Eazi and his team have finally selected the artists who will participate […]

Ghana Tops 10 Business Risk In 2020 ― Allianz Risk Barometer

Macroeconomic and Market developments (41% of responses) rank as the most important business risks in Ghana in the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020 . Macroeconomic developments also ranks first in Nigeria, #4 in Africa and the Middle East, #7 in Cameroon, South Africa and Tanzania. Globally, Macroeconomic developments is a new entry in the top […]