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COVID-19: AfDB’s postpones annual forum

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Group and the Africa Investment Forum, AIF, founding partners have approved the postponement of the 2020 AIF to 2021.

AfDB earmarks $500m for 4 agro zones in Nigeria

The African Development Bank, AfDB, has earmarked 500 dollars million loan for the development of four agro-industrial zones across the country.

Buhari greets AfDB President Adesina at 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on the joyous occasion of his 60th birthday on Feb. 6, 2020.

Infrastructural Deficit: Africa needs $108bn yearly – Adesina

The President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says the continent’s unmet infrastructure demand is worth 68 to 108 billion dollars a year.

Nigeria’s unemployment frightening, something needs to be done to forestall catastrophe – AfDB

The African Development Bank, AfDB, has urged Nigeria and other African countries to make conscious efforts at job creation to absorb the increasingly growing labour market on the continent.

AfDB approves $500,000 grant for clean energy in Nigeria

The African Development Bank, AfDB, has approved 500,000 dollars grant to support the development of clean energy in Nigeria.

AfDB identifies 14 sites for Agro-Industrial Processing Zones in Nigeria

The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has identified 14 sites for the proposed Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones, SAPZs, in Nigeria.

Nigeria greatest contributor to wealth creation in West Africa — AfDB

The African Development Bank, AfDB, says Nigeria is the greatest contributor to wealth creation in West Africa, contributing about 75 per cent of regional Gross Domestic Product, GDP.

Gov. Ishaku bans use of Polythene bags in Taraba

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.

20,000 applicants jostle for 5,600 farming jobs – Firm

An agriculturalist, Isaac Daniels, says his organisation’s proposed castor seed plantation in Osun has received 20,000 applications for 5,600 farm work vacancies.

African Development Bank’s investments in Nigeria stands at $4.5bn — Official

The African Development Bank, AfDB, says its level of investment in Nigeria stands at $4.5 billion as at March 2019.

Yobe: Security, infrastructure and hope rekindled, by Abdullahi Bego

By mid-2013, every person living in or travelling through the Yobe State capital knew that things were never as they used to be. 

Financial Sector Deepening Fund: AfDB approves $10m equity investment

The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved 10 million dollars equity investment in financial sector deepening fund to strengthen the capital base...

AfDB appoints five senior management staff to enhance service delivery

The President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, has announced the appointment of five senior management staff as part of efforts to enhance...

AfDB plans electricity for 29m Africans

The African Development Bank, AfDB, plans to reach 29.3 million people in African with electricity by 2020. The project is in line with the bank’s...

AfDB to increase investment in Nigeria by $8bn before 2019 – Adesina

The African Development Bank, AfDB, President, Akinwumi Adesina, has said the bank would increase its investments in Nigeria to $8 billion by 2019. Mr Adesina made the disclosure...

Why Adesina won 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

The World Food Prize Foundation has explained why Akinwumi Adesina won the 250,000 dollars 2017 World Food Prize Laureate prize on Monday. President of the...

AfDB releases $1m to reconstruct GGSS Chibok

By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri The African Development Bank, AfDB, has committed $1 million for the rebuilding of the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno. The commitment...

Fashola insists accountant must head Nigeria’s key power agency

The minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola, has insisted that Usman Mohammed, a chartered accountant, must replace Abubakar Atiku, an engineer with doctorate degree in...

Disquiet in Nigeria’s key power agency as Buhari appoints accountant to replace PhD holder in Electrical Engineering

By Abdulaziz Salisu In what was described as “shocking and improper” by power sector stakeholders, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment Usman Mohammed as...

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