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Nigeria Plans Cash for Needy, Jobs for Graduates

The Nigerian government plans to make cash payments to poor people of about $25 per month to try to ease poverty and stimulate the economy, the vice president said Thursday. The plan would cost about $300 million per year. President Muhammadu Buhari won election in March 2015 on a promise to fight poverty and corruption, which has held most of Nigeria's 180 million people in poverty despite its oil wealth. "One million poor and vulnerable Nigerians would receive 5,000 naira...

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