AfDB president, others task Nigerians in Diaspora on national development

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and some notable Nigerians have urged their compatriots in the Diaspora to key into government efforts for national development.Some of the notable Nigerians include Mr Innocent Chukwuma, CEO of Innoson Group, and Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada, Amb. Adeyinka Asekun.They called on Nigerians in Diaspora[...]

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COVID-19: AfDB approves $27.33m for AU’s response initiative

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved 27.33 million dollars in grants to boost the African Union’s efforts to mobilise a continental response to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a statement from the AfDB, the approval is made by the organisation’s Board of Directors on Wednesday.The approval followed a meeting of the extended Bureau of[...]

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Adesina: Nigeria doubles voting rights ahead of AfDB election

Nigeria has boosted its voting powers ahead of the African Development Bank election.The election is expected to hold during the virtual annual meeting scheduled between August 25 and August 27.According to a report by Bloomberg, Nigeria has almost doubled its voting rights in the AfDB to 16.8 per cent.By doubling its right, Nigeria reaffirms its[...]

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Probe: Ex-Liberian president Sirleaf ‘rejoices’ over Adesina’s exoneration

Encomiums keep pouring in for Nigerian-born President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, on his vindication by an independent panel which investigated corruption allegations levelled against him.Continental and regional blocs including the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States as well as notable leaders around the world have since congratulated the[...]

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Ecowas endorses Adesina for Second term as AfDB President

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has endorsed the candidacy of Akinwumi Adesina, the president of African Development Bank (AfDB), for a second term. The decision was announced in a communique signed by Jean-Claude Kassi, the commission’s president, at the end of the 56th ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State[...]

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