Federal Government Partners AfDB On Youths Employment

The Federal Government says it has entered into partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to engage more stakeholders in a round-table discussion on youth employment and skill developments. Prof. Stephen Ocheni, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the task team on Public-Private Round-Table […]

AFDB Rolls Out Plan To Close $130 Billion Infrastructure Gap

The African Development Bank on Tuesday unveiled a plan to close the $130 billion gap in infrastructure financing in Nigeria and other African countries. The plan, which was unveiled at the Africa Infrastructure Forum Roadshow held in Abuja on Tuesday, will take full shape at the African Investment Forum scheduled to hold in Johannesburg, South […]


AfDB Grants $1m To BOA, Reels Over N60bn Debt

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has issued one million dollar grant to the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) to restructure and strengthen its capacity in responding to emerging challenges. Kabiru Adamu, CEO, Bank of Agriculture, who disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, said the bank is working […]

AfDB Says Nigeria, Others Losing $50 Bn Annually To Illicit Financial Flows

Nigeria and other African countries are losing more than $50 billion per annum to illicit financial flows, the African Development Bank has said. The Senior Director, Nigeria, AfDB, Ebrima Faal, said this at the opening of a workshop on the role of the parliament in combating illicit financial flows from the continent. Faal noted that […]


AfDB Boosts Agric With $10m Equity Investment

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Tuesday approved $10 million equity investment in Phatisa Food Fund2 (PFF2) to boost agriculture and nutrition across Africa. The PFF2 is a second generation Fund which builds on the success of its predecessor African Agriculture Fund (AAF), sponsored by AfDB along with other […]


AfDB Backs FG’s Economic Recovery Plan, Denies Loan Cut-Off To Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has commended the Federal Government’s Economic and Growth Recovery Plan (EGRP), while denying a report that the bank has called off loans to Nigeria. A statement on the bank’s website on Tuesday, denied the loan cut off credited to AfDB’s Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, Mr Amadou. […]


AfDB calls off proposed $400m loan to Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called off a loan to Nigeria that would have helped fund the country’s budget. It has instead redirected the money to specific projects, a vice president at the lender said yesterday, according to Reuters. The AfDB  had been in talks with Nigeria for around a year to release the second, […]

World Food Day: Akinwumi Adesina To Deliver Lecture

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org/en) President, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture today as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16-20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Norman Borlaug Lecture titled “Betting on Africa to Feed the World” will be held on World Food Day, October 16, […]

AfDB approves $55m for solar projects

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved three senior loans for a total amount of $55 million to finance three solar PV Projects under the second Round of the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Programme in Egypt. Alcazar Energy Egypt Solar 1 (Alcazar I), Delta for Renewable Energy (Delta) and Shapoorji Pallonji […]