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PPPRA: Nigeria’s cooking gas consumption hits one million tonnes

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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) says Nigeria’s domestic consumption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), popularly known as cooking gas, has exceeded one million...
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Global stocks waver as coronavirus fears trump recovery hopes

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Global stock markets wavered on Monday as soaring COVID-19 cases offset investor hopes of a quick economic recovery, even after data showing that the Chinese...
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Moroccan Jews await commercial flights to Israel

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Moroccan Jews may be packing their suitcases to board direct flights to Israel after the kingdom normalised ties in December, in a US brokered deal....
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World Bank to invest $5 billion in Africa’s drylands

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The World Bank Group plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes and improve agriculture productivity. According...
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France, World Bank, AfDB pledge $25.5 billion against desertification in Africa

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The war against desertification in Africa has gotten a boost with funding coming from multinational donor agencies and the government of France. The financiers committed...
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AfDB appoints directors-general, deputy directors-general in regional offices

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The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of directors-general for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and deputy general for the East,...
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World Bank predicts 4% global economic growth, 1.1% for Nigeria in 2021

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ABS-CBN The World Bank says global economy is expected to grow by 4 per cent in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread...
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World Bank predicts extreme poverty and depressed economies in Africa

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The World Bank has called for rapid COVID-19 action, including a faster vaccination process, to limit the damage to global growth in 2021. In its...
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Ever-present Boko Haram threat casts shadow in Niger

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Seven years after the first Boko Haram attacks in southeastern Niger, people in the city of Diffa, dare not even speak the group’s name. Residents...