• Expectant mothers in Jigawa get N35 million

    Expectant mothers in Jigawa get N35 million

    Expectant mothers in Kirikasamma in Jigawa State, have benefited from a N35 million nutrition support programme sponsored by the Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP).

    Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, The CDGP Desk Officer in the area, stated this at a review of the progress of the programme on Friday in Kirikasamma.

    CDGP programme is supported by the British Department for International Development (DFID) to control malnutrition, maternal and infant mortality rate at the grassroots.

    Kirikasamma and two other participating local government councils were designated as […]

  • Osun, DFID sign MoU to boost small, medium enterprises

    Osun, DFID sign MoU to boost small, medium enterprises

    Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Growth and Employment in States 4th Scheme (GEMS4) to fast-track the development of small and medium scale industries in the state.

    Aregbesola said at the signing of the MOU that his administration has been able to endure the harsh economic challenges in the country because of the government’s huge investments in human capital development.

    GEMS4 is an affiliate of the Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme that […]

  • UK to probe alleged DfID bankroll of Ibori’s trial

    UK to probe alleged DfID bankroll of Ibori’s trial

    Although former Delta Governor, James Onanefe Ibori, is about to serve out his prison term, the United Kingdom says it will investigate claims that his prosecution and conviction was supported with funds made available by the Department for International Development, DfID.

    That notwithstanding, the U.K’s Minister for International Development, Mr. James Wharton, said last night that his country was unaware of what had been reported in the Nigerian media against the DfiD and Ibori’s trial and conviction.

    Wharton said in an interview […]