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Laws Still Restrict Women’s Economic Opportunities, Says World Bank Report

A new World Bank report has said Countries are inching toward greater gender equality, but women around the world continue to face laws and...

Kogi Govt. Signs $72m Loans Agreement With IFAD, World Bank

By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja Kogi State government on Friday signed two seperate loans agreement running to $72 million to boost food security and production in...

World Bank Approves $500m to Boost Nigeria’s Electricity Sector

World Bank has approved $500 million to support Nigeria to improve its electricity distribution sector. The bank, in a statement on Friday, said that the...

World Bank Finally Approves $1.5bn Loan for Nigeria

The World Bank has approved Nigeria’s request for a $1.5 billion loan. In a statement on Tuesday, the Bretton Wood institution said the facility is...

Poor Nigerians Will Reach 100m By 2022, Says World Bank

The World Bank on Thursday projected that the number of poor Nigerians would increase from the current  90 million to about 100 million by...

Nigeria Overtakes India For Under-Five Deaths, Says UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in its 2020 mortality estimates has said Nigeria has overtaken India as the world capital for under-five deaths. The development...

Trade Pact Could Boost Africa’s Income By $450bn, World Bank Reports

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, and broaden economic inclusion, a new...

OPINION: Sustaining Ogun FP Programming Beyond Partners’ Support, By Waliyat Odemakin

The structure of the health sector in Nigeria is all-encompassing as it addresses healthcare at different levels for the delivery of efficient, affordable and...

World Bank Boosts FG’s Power Sector With $750m Loan

The World Bank has approved $750million International Development Association credit for Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Operation to improve electricity supply. In a statement on Tuesday,...

World Bank Urges Countries to Hasten Revival Of Economies

With COVID-19 inspired economic shutdowns dealing a severe blow to the global economy, especially those of poorer countries, the World Bank Group has advised...
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