• US Election: Buhari denies donating $500m to Hillary Clinton’s campaign

    US Election: Buhari denies donating $500m to Hillary Clinton’s campaign

    According to reports, the Presidency on Friday denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari donated $500m to the campaign of Hillary Clinton for the US Presidential elections.

    Senior Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said the president does not have such money to throw around.

    Shehu said the President would not make such donation for any reason.

    He said the United States is paying Nigeria instead as the country has won judgement on $480 million Abacha loot.

    He said, “President Buhari’s […]

  • World Bank earmarks $500m for basic education in Nigeria

    World Bank earmarks $500m for basic education in Nigeria

    The World Bank has set aside 500 million dollars as grant to fund basic education in five states for five years, Mrs Helen Okoro, the Information Officer, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has said.

    Okoro, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, credited Dr Olatunde Adekola, Head, World Bank International Reconstruction and Development team, as giving the information.

    She said Adekola explained that the fund was for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), established to improve access to quality education at the […]

  • More Than 1000 Young Nigerians to receive N500m Grant For Start Ups

    More Than 1000 Young Nigerians to receive N500m Grant For Start Ups

    Over 1000 Nigerians will this year be beneficiaries of N500 Million grant seed capital set aside for young Nigerian entrepreneurs and students.

    This was disclosed at the weekend during the launch of the YESGrant Scheme by the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) in partnership with Heritage Bank, which took place at the Four Point Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

    The event which was very well attended by dignitaries, including representatives from the Nigerian University Commission (NUC), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), as well […]