Tag: Adesina

Africa has 1.3 hospital beds per 1,000 people; Europe has 6.1  — Adesina

The African Development Bank Group (AFDBG) says Africa has only 1.3 hospital beds per 1,000 people – compared to 2.1 in Latin America and 6.1 in Europe. The AfDB also noted that about 29 million Africans, especially in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to suffer extreme poverty due to the impact of COVID-19[Read More…]

‘Abnormal become normal’: No business can survive without generator in Nigeria — AfDB’s Adesina

The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has lamented the poor state of power supply in the country noting, no business can survive in Nigeria without the support of a generator. The former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, speaking during the 49th annual general meeting[Read More…]

Federal Government not interested in naming and shaming terrorism financiers – Adesina

Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that the Federal Government is not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism. According to Adesina, who spoke during an interview on Channels Television on Monday, the government is investing its energy in ensuring those found[Read More…]

Buhari congratulates Akinwunmi Adesina on his re-election as AfDB president

President Buhari has congratulated the newly reelected president of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina. In a personal message sent from his Twitter account, the president says he has no doubt that Adesina wi achieve more during his second tenure. “I thank the African Union for its early endorsement of[Read More…]

Adesina cleared of corruption charges by AfDB independent review committee

President of the Africa Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina has been exonerated of all charges by the independent review panel led by Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland. Robinson — who led Ireland from 1990 to 1997 before serving as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights until 2002 —[Read More…]

AfDB panel to review report on Adesina

The bureau of board of governors of the African Development Bank Group has constituted a panel to conduct an independent review of the report of the ethics committee on the allegations made by whistleblowers against the president of the bank, Akinwumi Adesina. A communiqué released by the bureau on Wednesday[Read More…]

Updated: Nigeria will work to ensure Adesina’s re-election – Buhari

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, is currently at the presidential villa in Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. Adesina arrived at the villa on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. In a tweet via his personal handle, Buhari said Nigeria will support Adesina’s bid for a second term[Read More…]

Obasanjo rallies support for Adesina over AfDB allegations

Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged African leaders to rally round and support Akinwunmi Adesina, the embattled president of African Development Bank (AfDB). Mr Adesina is currently battling 16 allegations of impropriety and fraud levelled against him by a group. He has maintained he is innocent. The United States is insisting[Read More…]

Buhari’s Physical Presence in UNGA 72, Big Achievement For Nigeria – Adesina

Presidential aide, Femi Adesina has labelled his principal’s physical presence at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly as a huge achievement for Nigeria and Nigerians. Speaking to newsmen shortly after Buhari arrived New York, venue of the assembly, Adesina said “this is a global platform, you don’t have it bigger[Read More…]