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Sanitation: Taraba government bans use of polythene bags

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Abraham Nwankwo

Infrastructure: Former DMO boss urges government to avoid domestic borrowing

In contrast to external borrowing, domestic borrowing in Nigeria will not be appropriate at this stage for infrastructure funding, a former Director-General, Debt Management Office, Dr Abraham Nwankwo, advised the Federal Government on Thursday.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB to receive $61.8m from ‘We-Fi’ for women empowerment programme in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved $61.8 million funding allocation for its Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) programme.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB, Fidelity Bank seal $15.35bn deal to fund MSMEs

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has extended a $50 million (about N15.35 billion) facility to Fidelity Bank Plc for the growth of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Three candidates that may succeed Godwin Emefiele

Nigeria’s central bank governor for the next five years will have to balance fighting inflation and propping up the currency against pressure to boost an economy that’s expanding slower than emerging-market peers.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB: Africa has potential to become net exporter of agricultural commodities

Africa has the potential to become a net exporter of agricultural commodities, replacing imports worth more than 110 billion dollars.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB approves $70 million loan for road project in Ebonyi

The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

AfDB: Nigeria needs cost effective tariff

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 2

President Buhari, UN scribe to raise $50 billion to recharge Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the acceptance of the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to co-chair a Special Session to raise $50 billion to fund the inter-basin water transfer from Central Africa to revive the Lake Chad, the presidency said in a statement, Tuesday.
President Buhari today received Akin Adesina, President, African Development Bank at the State House - 23rd April 2019 4

AfDB attracts $38.7 billion investment to Africa

Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, the President of Africa Development Bank (AfDB), has revealed that the African Investment Forum facilitated by the bank in 2018 succeeded in mobilizing $38.7 billion of investments for Africa.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari meets with AfDA chief at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Zainab Ahmed

Federal government targets improved electricity supply with fresh $200 million support fund

The federal government has said about 500,000 people without electricity in Nigeria would be able to have access to power in no distant time as it plans to spend about $200 million on providing electricity for about 105,000 households.

AfDB approves Central Africa’s regional integration plan

The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2019 – 2025.

Nigeria, six countries to benefit from AfDB sorghum, millet compact technologies

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says Nigeria and six other African countries are to benefit from the Sorghum and Millet Compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT).
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on Wednesday debunked claims that the Federal Government was planning to reduce the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

Finance minister: How federal government will spend $15 billion green bond

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, on Sunday, at the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington disclosed that proceeds from the Federal Government’s second $15 billion Green Bond will be used in financing agriculture, power, health and water resources sectors of the economy before the end of 2019.

Insecurity: Chadian President wants CEN-SAD secretariat relocated from Libya

President Idris Deby Itno of Chad on Saturday in N’Djamena, advocated for the relocation of the Secretariat of the Community of Sahel–Saharan States (CEN SAD) away from Libya.
Nearly one in 10 Rwandans lost their lives in the 100 days of violence in 1994 [Jean Bizimana-Reuters]

Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began

Rwanda on Sunday began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.

UNCTAD: E-commerce will boost Africa free trade

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said that e-commerce would significantly boost free trade across Africa.

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APPEALS project inaugurates grievance redress committee in Kano

The Agro Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) project has inaugurated a 13 member grievance redress committee in the state.
An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on May 25, 2019 shows front page headlines reporting on the resignation speech of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. – Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on May 24 that she will resign on June 7 following a Conservative Party mutiny over her remaining in power. All the UK papers carried the story on their front pages with headlines like the Guardian’s “Broken by Brexit”, the Daily Mail’s “A Crying Shame” and the Times’ “It all ends in tears”. (Photo by DANIEL SORABJI / AFP)

UK leadership hopefuls vow to succeed where Theresa May failed on Brexit

The race to become Britain’s next premier opened Saturday with an array of hopefuls promising to succeed where Theresa May failed and finally pull the divided country out of the EU.

Fulani Radio: NBC warns broadcast stations against insensitivity

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has called on all broadcasting stations to exercise restraint in the treatment of sensitive issues that could threaten the unity and stability of Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, to commission the project of Ibikunle Amosun, outgoing governor of the state.

President Buhari: Governor Amosun has done well for Ogun

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday declared Governor Ibikunle Amosun has done well for himself and Ogun State.

NBC: Fulani radio license not for herdsmen alone

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has frowned at recent media reports which says that it granted a radio license to herdsmen.