The chief executive of British Airways Alex Cruz has stepped down with immediate effect after a turbulent four years in the role. Mr Cruz will be replaced by Sean Doyle, the boss of IAG stablemate Aer Lingus, but will remain on the airline's board as non-executive chairman for the time being.
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The World Bank says the collapse in oil prices coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to plunge the Nigerian economy into a severe economic recession, the worst since the 1980s. Tilewa Adebajo, CEO of CFG Advisory joins CNBC Africa for more.
The scheduled increment of electricity tariff in Nigeria will begin from July this year according to the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman who has also noted that the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted plans to reposition Nigeria’s electricity market. Oti Ikomi, CEO and Executive Vice-Chairman of Proton Energy joins CNBC Africa for more.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic the Central Bank of Nigeria planned to achieve 80 per cent financial inclusion across its formal and informal sectors by 2020. Managing Director and CEO, VFD Microfinance Bank, Zuby Emodi, joins CNBC Africa to discuss innovative banking and how Nigeria can achieve its set financial inclusion goals.
The paranoia about 5G — the industry term for the fifth generation of wireless communications infrastructure — has risen for the last few years, but as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest wild theory is that the technology that runs mobile phones could secretly be causing the outbreak. Digital Passion’s Fola Akinmolayan, in this interview with GuardianTV’s Abisola Olasupo, debunks these theories around a technology that has so far rolled out in about 40 countries, most notably South Korea and China, as well as in dozens of US cities.