USAID

USAID Reaches Over 1.5 million Vulnerable Nigerians With HIV Control Activity

  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) closed the books on a long running activity that provided high quality and stigma-free HIV prevention services to some of the most at-risk populations with the overall aim to control and ultimately eradicate the deadly virus in in Nigeria. Along the way the Integrated Most-at-Risk-Populations HIV Prevention […]

Violence Against Children Costs Nigeria $6.1b –Report

Bayo Akinloye Today, the high economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria was revealed in an unprecedented report, launched jointly by UNICEF and the Federal Government, under the leadership of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. According to the report, the economic impact […]

U.S.First Lady Shuns Nigeria On Visit To Africa

Tayo Olanipekun U.S.First Lady, Melania Trump, has announced the stops she will make during her upcoming visit to Africa. Mrs. Trump said she will travel the first week of October to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt,leaving out the most populous African country,Nigeria. She made the announcement in her remarks delivered Wednesday during a reception she […]

New Poll Shows Solar Is The Favored Form Of Electricity

Tayo Olanipekun Over three-quarters of American voters want to see more investment from their electricity suppliers and more action by the government that will encourage the use of both large and small scale solar power, a poll has shown. Those polled were across the party lines and 76 per cent of voters and 87 per […]

USAID

Boko Haram: U.S. Gives Nigeria, Neighbors $112m Aid

The United States has announced about $112m in additional humanitarian assistance to help people in Nigeria and neighboring countries in the Lake Chad region affected by the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency. In a statement from the USAID media relations office on Friday, U.S. said the latest humanitarian assistance has brought its donation to the region […]

Solar Electricity Will Give Nigeria 33Mw In 2018

—Vendors Need About N7bn Funding Amidst Regulatory Void Tayo Olanipekun Solar and hybrid electricity will provide the country with about 24 megawatts of power through off grid and mini grid this year, it has been revealed through the USAID/Power Africa-funded Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project (REEEP). This is in addition to the roughly nine […]

261,938 Nigerians Get Electricity As USAID Ends Project

Tayo Olanipekun A total of 261,938 Nigerians got their houses and businesses connected to electricity supply for the first time in the last four years through the U.S government-backed Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project (REEEP), benefiting from the 2.51 megawatts of power provided by the program. The access to “clean and reliable energy” thus […]

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Q3: Unity Bank Post Gross Earnings Of N65bn ….As Total Assets Rises To N483bn

Unity Bank Plc has unannounced a gross earnings of N65.03 billion and a new total asset level of N484.82 billion in its unaudited financial results for the period ended September 30th, 2017. In the bank’s statement made available to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for verification at the weekend, shows that the bank has sustained […]

Nigeria moves to end malnutrition through food fortification

Nigeria has moved closer to ending the chronic issues of malnutrition especially in children as the Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah launched the Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods project in Lagos. The $10m four-year project is sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and is designed to support local food […]