26

Oct

Nigeria Approves $3.5bn Loan for Education and Power

Upon receiving approval from the Nigerian government, a $3.45 billion loan has been authorized for financing critical power sector initiatives, as well as an education and resource mobilization initiative. Although the initiative is intended to stimulate progress within the nation, it has engendered apprehensions regarding the escalating national debt crisis. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy Wale Edun made the announcement during a press briefing that followed a Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Monday at the Presidential Villa’s Council Chambers in Abuja, presided over by President Bola Tinubu. Edun disclosed that the loans would be characterized […]

25

Sep

World Bank Approves Fresh $700m Loan For Nigeria

The World Bank has approved a new $700 million loan for Nigeria to improve the education and empowerment of adolescent girls, according to a statement published on its website on Friday. The new loan will provide additional funding for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment, which is an ongoing initiative.The statement read, “The World Bank has approved an additional $700 million for Nigeria to expand the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment programme, whose objective is to increase secondary education opportunities for girls in targeted states.”The additional funding will expand project activities from the current seven states[…]

06

Sep

African Development Bank Pledges $25 Billion for Climate Finance by 2050

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adeshina, announced on Tuesday that the institution will provide $25 billion for climate finance by 2050. During the second day of the momentous African Climate Summit, this announcement was made at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The African Climate Summit is a first-of-its-kind initiative in Africa, with a central emphasis on green growth and climate finance, intended to foster a prosperous, carbon-free future for the continent. One of the primary goals of the summit is to establish Africa’s priorities for the 28th annual conference of members of the United[…]