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Green Climate Fund: AfDB trains 80 Africans

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has selected representatives from 80 government institutions, civil society organisations and universities for training as experts in developing climate financing proposals. According to a statement from the bank on Friday, the selection followed a thorough...

Climate change: AfDB to double financing for Africa to $25bn by 2025

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed to double its climate finance for Africa to 25 billion dollars by 2025, with more than 50 per cent devoted to climate adaptation. The President of the bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, made this...

COVID-19: AfDB says Africa open to business with Asian partners

African Development Bank (AfDB), says it is open to business with its Asian partners in spite of the pandemic. Chuku Chuku, Officer in Charge of the bank’s Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division, said this at a webinar to...

AfDB: Adesina’s re-election well deserved — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, for his re-election to serve a second term in the regional bank. The party gave the congratulatory message in a statement issued by...

AfDB: Nigerians excited over re-election of Adesina

Many Nigerians have expressed delight over the re-election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB). A cross section of the people who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja said...

AfDB: expert urges Adesina to sustain development projects in 2nd term

Mr Promise Amahah, an agribusiness expert has urged the president of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina to sustain the development projects in Africa to tackle poverty on the continent when re-elected. Amahah gave the advice while speaking with...

COVID-19: Poor people in Africa to increase by 49.2m in 2021 -AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says the number of extreme poor people could increase by 34 million and 49.2 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. The AfDB made this known in its African Economic Outlook 2020 supplement amid...
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Jigawa Court remands 70-year-old man for alleged gross indecency

A Dutse Magistrate’s Court in Jigawa, on Monday, remanded a 70-year-old man at the Correctional Centre for...
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Kano Govt. establishes Gifted academy with 36 slots for 18 Northern states — Commissioner

Kano State Government has established a Gifted Academy that would admit five students from each of the 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs)...

Orlu Crisis: Uzodinma declares dusk to dawn curfew in 10 LGAs

Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has imposed dusk to dawn curfew in 10 council areas in Imo to check further breakdown of...

Keira Knightley says no interest in filming sex scenes for men

Actress Keira Knightley is no longer interested in doing sex scenes just to appeal to men, she said, calling her no-nudity decision...

Deputy Governor calls for cooperation, unity among LG Chairs, Councillors

Bayelsa Deputy Governor Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has urged local council councillors to work closely with their chairmen to deliver effective services to the...