Posted on Tue 22 Dec 2020, 03:00 PM

South Africa has made a US$19 million down payment to secure a place in the World Health Organisation’s Covax Facility.

The payment represents 15% of the total cost of securing access to vaccines for about 10 per cent of the population. The move ensures that South Africa will receive its equitable share of the vaccine once it becomes available.

The country had missed the initial deadline to make the payment last week and was given an extension to this week.

Posted on Wed 11 Nov 2020, 07:23 PM

US President Donald Trump made his first official post-election appearance Wednesday for what should have been a moment of national unity to mark Veterans Day, now marred by his refusal to acknowledge Joe Biden’s win.

On a rainy, gray day in Washington the president visited Arlington National Cemetery for a somber wreath-laying ceremony shortly before 11:30 am, four days after US media projected his Democratic rival would take the White House.

Posted on Sat 17 Oct 2020, 09:24 AM

After two days of cautious trading, the nation’s bourse on Friday recorded N164 billion growth following renewed investors interest.

Specifically, the market capitalisation which opened at N14.815 trillion rose by N164 billion or 1.11 per cent to close at N14.979 trillion.

Also, the All-Share Index rose by 315.41 points or 1.11 per cent to close at 28,659.45, from 28,344.04 on Thursday.

Total led the gainers’ table growing by N10.20 to close at N112.20 per share.


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