At the end of June, the former governor of Nigeria’s Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, passed away due to complications from COVID-19. His ... death is one of the many victims from the global pandemic that is increasingly making its way into the echelons of the political elite.
The number of COVID-19 infections across Africa surpassed half a million on 8 July said the World Health Organization, as it flagged growing ... concern of countries in the continent experiencing a sharp rise in cases.
Policymakers are no exception, for whom the pandemics' uncontrollable nature has placed them in a difficult situation; the choice between the ... health of the nation and the economy. The impact of the lockdown has affected the supply and demand on a global scale not seen in our lifetime resulting in our first global depression. The effect will inevitably lead to an increase in inequalities and poverty, and the world may record its first increase in poverty since 1998.
After a profitable 2019 for the Norway based Chinese-backed OPay, the company has announced that several of its subsidiaries will be exiting ... Nigeria or temporarily stopping operations. In 2018, Chinese investors backed the startup with $180 million to take over the mobile money space in Nigeria.