The World Bank International Development Association (IDA) will give Benin US$60 million to help the west African country fight against youth joblessness in poor regions, a statement issued by the bank said in Cotonou on Tuesday.
In a press conference today at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, the resident electoral commissioner - Emmanuel Alex - Hart while briefing news men, stated that the just concluded state house of assembly elections which held on 9th March in Benin was a success in 17 out of 18 LGA's in the state.
Nigeria and Republic of Benin on Tuesday strengthened their bi-lateral relationship with the formal opening of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Joint Border Post at Seme-Krake, Badagry, Lagos State.
As floods continue to ravage parts of the country with attendant death tolls, a six-year-old primary school boy identified simply as Segun, was on Monday evening washed away by flood in Benin, Edo state capital.
A Benin High Court on Thursday, sentenced a middle-aged man, AKeju Isaac to seven years in prison with hard labour for falsely claiming to be a staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).