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  • FG’s mortgage refinancing initiative raises dusts

    WHEN the Federal Government, in June, announced that it would  launch the newly established Mortgage Refinance Company, MRC, by September, there were mixed feelings across the country. This was not unconnected with the assumption that government may...

    • Posted September 16, 2013
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  • Nigeria, World Bank earmark $659m for erosion control in Nigeria

    Nigeria and the World Bank are to spend 659 million dollars in tackling erosion in 11 states, including Cross River, a World Bank Official said in Calabar on Friday. The Task Team leader of the World Bank...

    • Posted May 19, 2013
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  • FG to create 3.5 million jobs in agric sector by 2015 –Okonjo-Iweala

    In a bid to reduce its teeming unemployed population, Nigeria will generate about 3.5 million jobs in the agricultural sector by the end of 2015. This was disclosed at the weekend by Coordinating Minister for the Economy...

    • Posted April 22, 2013
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  • World Bank team gives high marks to Fadama III project in Cross River

    The World Bank Task Team in Uyanga, Cross River, has said that the Fadama III Project implementation in the state is far ahead of other states in Nigeria. The team Leader, Dr Abimbola Adubi, said this after...

    • Posted February 19, 2013
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  • Developing countries lose $40bn to corruption annually – World Bank

    Developing countries in the world lose no less than $40 billion annually to the scourge called corruption, President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim, has disclosed. He made this known during a recent meeting on...

    • Posted February 9, 2013
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  • Squandering of $67b reserves: Ezekwesili stands firm

    AMID denials and counter-allegations, former Vice President of the World Bank, Ms. Obiageli Kathryn Ezekwesili, has renewed her charge of government frittering $67 billion reserves, including accruals to the Excess Crude Account (ECA), in the last six...

    • Posted February 3, 2013
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  • World Bank Moves to Cut down Flaring by 30%

    The World Bank has called on oil producers, both countries and companies, to cut down natural gas flaring by 30 per cent by the year 2017. This declaration was made by the World Bank-led Global Gas Flaring...

    • Posted October 26, 2012
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  • Ekiti partners EU, World Bank on water supply

    THE Ekiti State Government says it is partnering with the European Union (EU) and the World Bank to develop underground and surface water. The partnership, government said, would enable it tackle the water and sanitation problems in the...

    • Posted March 27, 2011
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  • Nigeria gets World Bank’s new $60m credit to fight polio

    THE World Bank’s board has approved an additional credit of $60 million for Nigeria’s Partnership for Polio Eradication project. According to a news release, these funds will help finance polio vaccines during the coming year, as well...

    • Posted March 21, 2011
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