‘How states can access W’Bank’s $2m performance grant’
States that are able to update their records before June 30, 2021, to capture at least 50 per cent of the properties that have electricity connections in urban areas will get the World Bank’s $2 million grant...
Debt of poorest countries hit record $744 bn in 2019
The debt of the world's poorest countries hit a record $744 billion in 2019 prior to the coronavirus pandemic...
World Bank to spend N9b on drainages in Katsina
The World Bank has earmarked more than N8.9 billion to construct stormwater drainages and diversion channels in Jibia Council of Katsina State. The Commissioner for Environment, Hamza Suleman, made this known in an interview with newsmen yesterday. Suleman said the project was to address the flood disaster that wreaked havoc in the area in 2018,…
World Bank, others launch city climate finance gap fund
After an initial effort that eventually turned out to be a ‘false start’, a fresh initiative has been unfolded to support city and local governments facing barriers to financing climate-smart projects.
UN, World Bank, Sirleaf, others make case for gender inclusion
Mainstreaming gender inclusion in governance requires institutional and legal reforms, and deliberate efforts by political leaders to give women a fair chance to contribute to development, according to panelists at the 1st Kwara State Gender Conference yesterday.
World Bank approves $20m post-COVID-19 stimulus fund for Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, said that $20 million had been approved by the World Bank for the state to enable it to execute projects that will cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic
‘Low level of exposure, literacy hinder women’s financial education’
Financial inclusion is a process, which gives individuals access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs.
'Why Nigeria may not need delayed $1.5b additional World Bank loan'
With the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) remitting at least $1.03bn to the Federal Government and an additional $600m underway from oil and gas royalties and legacy debts
World Bank advocates robust management system to boost Nigeria’s digital economy
World Bank has advocated a robust authentic management system to help boost the country’s digital economy. Nigeria Country Director, World Bank, Chubham Chaudury, said this during a pre-summit (Pre-#NES26) event organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group
‘How Nigeria can fast track move from cash, manual economy’
Some stakeholders in the financial technology sector have highlighted leeway that will enable the sustainable transition of Nigeria’s economy from cash-based and manual activities to a digital economy. While the country had in place a cashless policy anchored by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Federal Government had declared as a priority a move…