Posts Tagged ‘Akin Adesina’

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

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

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 […]

‘You are a Publicity Whore’, AfDB President-Elect, Adesina Slams Oshiomhole

Immediate past Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has slammed Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, for describing the Agricultural Programme of former president Goodluck Jonathan as a scam. Adesina, who is to assume office as the President of the African Development Bank next month, said it was unbecoming of Oshiomhole to tag […]

Why Adesina’s Election is Important for Agriculture

By Marshall Matz In a surprise upset, Akinwumi (Akin) Adesina was elected to be the next president of the African Development Bank (ADB), defeating seven rivals in six rounds of voting. Adesina holds a PhD in agriculture economics from Purdue and has been serving as the minister of agriculture in Nigeria since 2011. Adesina is […]

Akin Adesina is New Africa Bank Chief

Nigeria’s outgoing agriculture minister Akinwumi Adesina won the vote on Thursday to become the new president of the African Development Bank, official results showed. Adesina, 55, will succeed Rwandan Donald Kaberuka, chief for two consecutive terms since 2005, at a time when the institution is trying to diversify from its traditional role as a development […]
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Kwakwanso Renames Irrigation Project In Kano After PDP Minister Of Agriculture

Governor Rabiu Kwakwanso of Kano State, a card carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday, February 13, 2015 surprised many when he honoured the Minister of Agriculture, Akin Adesina of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by naming a 100-hectare irrigation farm after him in recognition for his contribution to the welfare of […]