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    USAID official: US has invested $900m worth of drugs to tackle diseases in Nigeria

USAID official: US has invested $900m worth of drugs to tackle diseases in Nigeria

Zack Taylor, development outreach and communications specialist at the US agency for international development (USAID), says the United States government has invested an estimated $900 million worth of medicine to tackle diseases in Nigeria.He said this during a health journalism seminar organised by the US consulate in Lagos, on Wednesday.The event, coordinated by the consulate public affairs section, was themed: [...]

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    Trump moves to cut $4bn in foreign aid spending — including UN peacekeeping funds

Trump moves to cut $4bn in foreign aid spending — including UN peacekeeping funds

The President Donald Trump administration has reportedly concluded plans to cut more than $4 billion in foreign aid spending, including the United Nations peacekeeping funds.According to CNN, the US government believes the plan, which is expected to be made public next week, will decrease "wasteful spending" and make foreign aid more conditional on support for US policies.The move to cancel [...]

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    Nigeria to benefit from Trump’s $639m aid

Nigeria to benefit from Trump’s $639m aid

US President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million in aid to people facing starvation due to drought and conflict.Rob Jenkins, acting head, bureau of democracy, conflict and humanitarian assistance at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) said Nigeria would get $121 million from the money.He also said “more than $191 million would go to Yemen, $199 million to [...]

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African Entrepreneurs to get GE, USAID N220m grant

General electric (GE), in conjunction with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and the US agency for International Development (USAID) is awarding N200m to worthy African entrepreneurs.The energy grant to the tune of $1.1m would be given to 11 winning companies and enterprises from Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Ethiopia.Each enterprise will receive grants of up to $100,000 (N20m) [...]

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    Lawmaker appeals for US arms to fight Boko Haram

Lawmaker appeals for US arms to fight Boko Haram

Ini Udoka, chairman, house of representatives committee on civil society and donor agencies, has urged the United States government to urgently supply arms to the Nigerian military to effectively fight Boko Haram.The legislator made the appeal in Abuja on Monday during the signing of $9.2 million grant to 15 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria by the US Government.His remarks [...]

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