Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua died, prompting condolences from world leaders including U.N.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who praised Yar’Adua’s commitment to democratic governance and electoral reforms.

Some 5 million housing units are needed in Lagos, Nigeria, to meet the shelter needs of the residents, Next reports. To address this deficit, the state is tapping public-private partnerships, Lagos State Commissioner for Housing Dele Onabokun said, adding that some 20,930 housing units will be completed through PPPs.

The undersea fiber-optic cable financed by the African Development Bank is expected to arrive in Nigeria in mid-May. The USD66 million cable, according to The Punch, will beef up communication in the west coast of Africa. The bank intends to finance more power projects in the region to deal with electricity shortage.

Some 100 solar-powered boreholes and 200 hand pumps in 300 communities were doled out in Bauchi, Nigeria, Daily Champion reports. Moreover, 20 new maternity clinics were constructed while 10 existing ones are being rehabilitated in the Nigerian state.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.