600m mobile subscribers in Africa to benefit from digital health initiative
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), is working to ensure that between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and other parts of the region benefit from a new digital health initiative.
Africa’s path to COVID-19 recovery requires boldness, says UNECA
Tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic effectively to ensure Africa grows back and builds back better in the aftermath of COVID-19, requires boldness never seen before on the continent, says the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe.
Senate panel quizzes AG over lawyer paid $4m as consultancy fee for ECA
The Senate yesterday quizzed the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Idris Ahmed, over the identity of a lawyer who collected $4 million as payment for the professional fees
Consolidating Nigeria’s strides for a prosperous new decade
With these words, President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians of a brighter future ahead in his well-publicised new year message on January 1.
Overdependence on drug importation, others kill local pharma industry, threaten medicine security
With Nigeria’s growing population expected to hit 206 million by 2020, ensuring national sufficiency and medicine security is crucial in tackling diseases, mortality and catering for other healthcare needs.
Europe's clubs divided over Champions League reform
The battle over the future of the Champions League will resume on Monday and Tuesday when the European Club Association (ECA) meets in Geneva and the leadership faces a rebellion from members.
Insecurity: Ndigbo may begin to defend themselves, ECA warns
The Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) yesterday came down heavily on the Federal Government over the spate of killings and general insecurity in the country, saying it is either overwhelmed or complicit.
AfCFTA’s success hinged on poverty reduction, economic development
Though the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aspires towards deepening the integration of the African continent beyond merely a free trade area, latest trade report has argued for the need to make competition, industrial policies and property rights work well. According to the ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report…
Bayelsa accuses FG of manipulating Excess Crude Account
The Bayelsa Government has attributed the dwindling finances in the states to the alleged manipulation of the Excess Crude Account (ECA) by the Federal Government. Deputy Governor Gboribigha John Jonah, who disclosed this yesterday at the monthly transparency briefing in Government House, Yenagoa, argued that the parameters employed in the distribution of the funds were…
Rejection of Ajaokuta Completion Fund Bill
A recent report that the President had rejected a strange bill containing special fund to complete a notorious money gulper called Ajaokuta Steel project should not be twisted as a bad idea. It is good for the over-all health of the economy at this time. At a sitting of the Upper Chamber, the Senate President…
Excess crude account depletes amid oil price volatility
Programme Coordinator of the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC), Tengi George-Ikoli, has expressed fears that the dip in oil prices could send the country back to recession going by the depletion of the Excess Crude Account (ECA). Recalling the calls for transparency and accountability on the running of the account, she, however, noted that the…