Borrowing from pension fund could compromise scheme, erode confidence — Workers
On Tuesday, December 31, the African Development Bank (AfDB) openly endorsed the idea of African countries spending part of their pension funds on infrastructure development.
I’ve every reason to thank God, says Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he has every reason to thank God for blessing him.
Global investors mull $67b projects for Africa in 2020
Adesina, Oramah clear air on Nigeria’s border closure Ghana signs $2.5b sky train deal African countries will next year host projects worth $67 billion in critical sectors spanning energy, agriculture, housing, rail and telecoms infrastructure among others. President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, who disclosed this at the opening press conference of…
Buhari nominates Adesina for second term at AfDB
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina for a second term in office as president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).Adesina, who was Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development ...
AfDB urges U.S. to invest more in Africa
African Development Bank (AfDB) president, Akinwunmi Adesina, has urged the United States of America to increase its investment in Africa.
Coding holds key to unlocking Africa’s $300b Internet revenue
With research showing that if governments harness the full economic potential of the Internet, Africa could add $300 billion to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina, and other experts have charged Africans to embrace technology. According to them, with 70 per cent of all…
Onu tasks Adesina on Africa’s development
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has tasked the President of Africa Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, to work harder in solving the developmental challenges facing Africa.
Female genital mutilation and human rights
Female genital mutilation (FGM), one of the most controversial and not-so-widely discussed harmful traditional practice, cannot be hidden anymore, thanks to the forces...
Akinwunmi Adesina: The Agricultural Transformer
Akinwunmi Adesina was born to a farmer in Oyo state in 1960. Known for his history of breaking records, he graduated with a first class in Agricultural Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1981. By 1988, he had earned his PhD in the same course at Purdue University, US. An exemplary pacesetter, his Thesis…
Climate change threatens agriculture, food security in Nigeria
Stakeholders and civil society groups in Nigeria have been urged to urgently address the challenges of food security engendered by climate change to ensure that its citizens do not suffer hunger and starvation in future.