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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...

Group to award 500 dollars grant to teachers in Africa

Canada-based social enterprise, 1 Million Teachers, (1MT), has said that 10 grants of 500 dollars each would be awarded to teachers across Africa. Muhammad Sanusi II, Chairman of the Advisory Board of 1MT in Nigeria, stated this in a statement...

Africa and the race for COVID-19 vaccine development.

The statement by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General recently during a virtual news conference gives cause for concern as it has become clear that the coronavirus is accelerating and spreading at a worrisome rate. “Although many countries have...

COVID-19: AU urges African leaders to partner, liberate continent

The African Union (AU) Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) on Thursday underscored the need for African leaders to work closely together to ensure economic growth of the continent. ECOSOCC is an advisory body of the African Union designed to...

After head start on virus, Africa begins clampdown

African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global coronavirus epidemic but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness. ALSO READ:Breaking: A-Court makes U-turn, to hear Oshiomhole’s appeal...
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Consider Peace Corps as Option to Combat Insecurity, NYCN Tells FG

As the nation continues to grapple with the challenge of insecurity, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN)...

Ayade inaugurates skill acquisition academy

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Tuesday inaugurated a construction and fabrication academy,  with 500 initial trainees. Our...

NDLEA intercepts 115kg of cannabis in Rivers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Rivers says it has intercepted a car with 200 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa...

2 people die in South Korea after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine – Reports

Two South Korean citizens, who had multiple underlying diseases, died after receiving AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, media reported on Wednesday, citing officials.