Atiku promises $10bn for youth empowerment

By Olayinka Owolewa, Ilorin.   Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he plans to set aside 10 billion dollars for youth empowerment schemes to tackle youth unemployment in the country. Speaking at…
EU allocates €500,000 to combat cholera in Nigeria

By Maureen Okon, Abuja.   The European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS says it has committed the sum of 500,000 euros to support Nigeria’s fight against cholera.   The EU Delegation announced the commitment in a statement issued in…
Nigeria needs over $410bn for energy transition – Osinbajo

By Chijioke Okoronkwo, Abuja.   Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria needs pend over 410 billion dollars to deliver its energy transition plan by 2060.   Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the vice-president…
Kebbi govt. injects N3bn into COVID-19 support programme

By Muhammad Lawal, Birnin Kebbi.   The Kebbi State Government has injected N3 billion into the Nigeria COVID=19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme (NG-CARES), in the state.   The Commissioner for Commerce and Industries, Alhaji Ibrahim Garba-Geza, made the…
World Bank earmarks N1.8bn for repairs of 614 schools in Kano

By Zubairu Idris, Bichi.   A World Bank-assisted project, ‘Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE),’ says it will rehabilitate 614 public secondary schools in Kano State at the cost ofvN1.8 billion.   The Deputy Project Coordinator, Mr Nasiru…
Kano govt. approves N137bn for water supply, others  

The Kano State Government has approved N137 billion for the provision of potable water in Gaya, so as to tackle cholera and other health challenges in the neighbourhood.   The Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammed Garba, in a statement on…