Nigeria Will Exit Recession Soon - Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said Nigeria will be out of the recession soon. Over the weekend, Nigeria slid into its worst economic recession in over three decades. Gross domestic product (GDP) numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Saturday, November 21, indicates the nation recorded a contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020, causing it to slide into another recession. While speaking at the ongoing 26th Nigerian Economic Summit organized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, on Monday, November 23, the Minister of Finance said the country would emerge from the recession in the fourth quarter of 2020 or by the first quarter of 2021. She blamed the recession on the global Coronavirus pandemic which has forced other economies in other countries into recession. Ahmed said other countries also in recession, including the United Kingdom, the

Politician Dies In Autocrash

Alhaji Muhammad Yalwaji Sakwa, the caretaker committee chairman of Zaki local government area of Bauchi State is dead. 

The local government chairman died in a car accident in Gada area, alongside his driver, Daily Post reports. Shamsuddeen Lukman Abubakar, the special assistant ........
to the Bauchi state governor on communications, revealed this in a statement on Sunday, October 30.

 A statement by the Special Assistant to the Bauchi State governor on Communications, Shamsuddeen Lukman Abubakar, yesterday announced the incident.

Sakwa who was sworn in alongside 19 other caretaker chairmen only in August, and his driver were buried Sunday evening yesterday according to Islamic rites. Bauchi State APC Publicity Secretary, Auwal Jallah described Sakwa as a cool tempered and grassroots politician whose death was a great loss to the state, the party and the people of Zaki local government area. 

Meanwhile, unknown gunmen have assassinated the chairman of the Kogi state chapter of Wuro Miyetti-Allah Association, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar. Abubakar was murdered on Saturday, October 29, by the gunmen numbering about eight, who invaded the Peace Community, Road 3, Ganaja road, Lokoja residence of the chairman at about 2.05am in the morning to carry out the killing.