Posts Tagged ‘Africa Development Bank (AfDB)’

Just In: AfDB Board Reiterates Its Support For Akin Adesina, Stands By The Board Of Ethics Report, Rejecting Calls For Further Investigation.

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 5, 2020
A communique issued on Thursday by the African Development Bank reinforced the agency’s support of Akin Adesina, the Bank’s President. Adesina had previously been issued a 16-fold accusation list by anonymous whistle blowers, —including charges of corruption and favouritism— all of which he was cleared of. The release, signed by Chairperson, Board of Governors of […]

“United States Pushing Against Adesina Out Of Sheer Spite”: Fresh Perspective On AfDB Saga Emerges

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 29, 2020
A 16-fold allegation list by anonymous whistle blowers against President of the African Development Bank(AFDB) has captured and retained the attention of global scene and Nigeria in particular, as many speculate as to why such specific accusations be laid in light of recent happenings. Anonymous whistleblowers had accused Dr. Akin Adesina of embezzlement, preferential treatment […]

Stop marrying small girls; marry your age mates ~ AfDB Boss cautions Men

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 9, 2019
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, has appealed to men who marry underage girls to marry women whose ages complement theirs. According to him, child marriage was one of the serious gender-based violence being meted out to girls in many African countries. Dr Adesina was speaking at a meeting […]

AfDB, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness sign $5.4m deal in Nigeria and Tanzania [PHOTOS]

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 7, 2019
The African Development Bank and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have signed two grant agreements to implement trade credit guarantees worth $5.4 million to support fertilizer value chains in Nigeria and Tanzania, potentially benefitting hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers. The organizations held a signing ceremony at the African Green Revolution Forum in […]

NLC Threatens to Shut Down Kaduna State Over El-Rufai’s Anti-Workers Policies

by Breaking Timeson March 24, 2016
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to shut down, not only Kaduna but the entire 36 states, if after seven days Governor Nasir El-Rufai refuses to rescind his anti-workers policies. NLC President, Ayuba Waba, issued the seven-day ultimatum at a rally in Ka­duna yesterday. The workers, who thronged the secretariat of the state branch of […]

Jonathan’s Agric Minister Adesina Deletes Tweet Attacking Buhari as Buhari Endorses His AfDB Candidacy

by Breaking Timeson April 22, 2015
By Yemi Adebowale Nigeria’s Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina, widely regarded as one of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan’s best performing Ministers, has deleted a tweet from his account where he had campaigned against President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari during the April 2015 presidential polls. The tweet (screenshot below) says: “In 1984 fertiliser corruption was massive. Subsidised fertilisers from […]