The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that it will work with microfinance banks to expand support for micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria through increased uptake of financial technology tools.
Industrial and agricultural revolutions have always been at the centre of most agro-economic policies of the government with the objectives of diversifying the base of the economy using crude oil as a springboard.
The president of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), Mr. Akinwunmi Adesina, at the recent Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, which held in October 2021....
The president of African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwunmmi Adesina has refuted claims that he has endorsed former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu for president. Adesina's senior advisor on communications Victor Oladokun said the claims were "untrue, mischievous and fraudulent". Tinubu Monday said he was interested in succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 and that he…
I believe in Nigeria. This is an affirmation that I do not need to prove to anyone. It is just a simple affirmation that sums up my professional commitment to the very idea of a Nigeria...
17 Nov 2021
The African Continental Free Trade Area secretariat has admonished African countries to focus on the production of consumer goods to discourage the importation of goods into the continent.
29 Oct 2021
Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, the President, African Development Bank (AfDB) says the bank is targeting to create 25 million new jobs by 2025.
27 Oct 2021
President of the African Development Bank (AfFB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina has said there is an urgent need for Africa to rapidly diversify its economies, and add value to everything that it produces. Adesina said this at the Adeola Odutola Lecture, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Annual Meeting while making his presentation titled: “Overcoming Binding Constraints to…
27 Oct 2021
Nigeria’s capacity to take advantage of a weakened currency to boost its revenue profile and bridge gaps in balance of trade remains undermined by lingering domestic challenges, especially that of logistics, in transiting its non-oil exports.
27 Oct 2021
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, President, African Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina; Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu; Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Dr. Nteranya Sanginga and others have emphasised...
23 Sep 2021
The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, has been named winner of the 2020 Zik Prize in Public Policy.
2 Aug 2021
The precarious state of Nigeria’s (and indeed Africa’s) public debt was re-echoed recently by eminent economic experts across the continent. This cry coming from renowned experts appears to be what the country...