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Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB provides $400,000 grant for SEC

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Friday signed a $400,000 grant agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to strengthen securities market regulation and broaden market instruments.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with Kobo360, has launched a Temperature-Controlled Logistics, TCL, solutions programme to assist Nigeria in overcoming challenges in the food and health sector.

IFC partners Kobo360, unveils temperature-controlled logistics programme

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with Kobo360, has launched a Temperature-Controlled Logistics, TCL, solutions programme to assist Nigeria in overcoming challenges in the food and health sector.

Jerry Rawlings was an emblem of freedom, hope and inspiration – Commonwealth chief

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland has described late former President Jerry John Rawlings, as “an emblem of freedom, hope and inspiration who represented the best of Africa”.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella over the phone to offer his “sincere condolences” to the Italian people over the coronavirus crisis.

China sanctions 4 persons with U.S. links over vicious Hong Kong actions

China has decided to impose sanctions on four people with U.S. institutional links who have acted viciously on issues related to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
The Senior Director of Global Strategies for the United State Grains Council, USGC, Kurt Shultz, has disclosed that providing technical, economic and logistical assistance is at the heart of the U.S. Grains Council’s long-term strategy in Africa, where the United Nations estimates demand for meat, milk and eggs will quadruple by 2050s.

US grains stakeholders eye Africa market

The Senior Director of Global Strategies for the United State Grains Council, USGC, Kurt Shultz, has disclosed that providing technical, economic and logistical assistance is at the heart of the U.S. Grains Council’s long-term strategy in Africa, where the United Nations estimates demand for meat, milk and eggs will quadruple by 2050s.
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Nigeria’s auditor-general Anthony Ayine retires

He was appointed AuGF on January 12, 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari after he emerged best candidate from the series of tests carried out by the Nigeria Civil Service.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF to unveil new national team jerseys October

“New 2020 kits for Nigeria: Home kit’s hand drawn design fuses the traditional aesthetic of an agbada robe w/ modern football design. Away kit trim is inspired by Onaism. Broader collection of Super Eagles apparel includes a poncho, vest, dress, & more,” Burgett wrote.

Environmental experts call for Green growth strategy for Nigeria

Management of climate change in post COVID-19 Nigeria was at the front burner as environmental experts from different parts of the world dialogued on policy options for Nigeria in developing low-carbon resilient climate.
The African Development Bank Group, AfDB, has appointed Nourredine Lafhel as acting Chief Risk Officer, effective 6th April 2020.

AfDB appoints Nourredine Lafhel as acting chief risk officer

The African Development Bank Group, AfDB, has appointed Nourredine Lafhel as acting Chief Risk Officer, effective 6th April 2020.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

Nigeria partners AfDB for special agro-industrial processing zones

The African Development Bank, AfDB, in collaboration with the government of Nigeria, has held a meeting with stakeholders to discuss details around Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones in Nigeria.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB earmarks $250 million for water, sanitation projects in Abuja

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has revealed that the bank will invest $250 million in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) water and sanitation integrated project. The project is aimed at improving water supply and sanitation in the satellite towns.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB approves $124 million loan for water supply in Akure

A loan of $ 124.2 million to finance the Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Ondo state by the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB approves $124.2 million loan for water sector reforms in Akure

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a 124.2 million dollars loan to finance the urban water sector reform and Akure water supply and sanitation projects in Nigeria.
The second edition of the Africa Investment Forum, organised by the African Development Bank, began today in Johannesburg, South Africa. It will end on 13 November.

Africa Investment Forum opens in Johannesburg today

The second edition of the Africa Investment Forum, organised by the African Development Bank, began today in Johannesburg, South Africa. It will end on 13 November.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB, others partner Katsina on rural development

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Agence Francaise De Development (AFD) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have concluded arrangement to partner with the Katsina State government on the provision of infrastructure, particularly in the rural areas in the state.

Fitch: Inadequate pricing, market disruption to push rate increases into 2020

Reinsurance rate increases are expected to continue into the 2020 renewals due to ongoing disruption in the market and inadequate pricing levels, according to Fitch Ratings.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB tasks builders on affordable homes

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has called on builders to construct affordable homes to reduce the housing deficit in the country.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB wants Nigeria industry players to explore AIF for investment

Mr Ebrima FAAL, Senior Director, Nigeria Country Department in African Development Bank (AfDB), on Tuesday advised industry players to use the opportunities of the 2019 Africa Investment Forum (AIF) to unlock investment potential in the continent.
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Governor Fayemi: Ekiti to take advantage of African investment windows

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that the State is keen on taking full advantage of African investment windows in order to make the State a one-stop shop for investments.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB: Nigeria is greatest contributor to wealth in West Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says Nigeria is the greatest contributor to wealth creation in West Africa, contributing about 75 per cent of regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

AfDB, ECOWAS sign agreement on 1,000km Abidjan-Lagos highway

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and ECOWAS, have signed an agreement for a study into a 1,000 km highway that will link Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos.

AfDB: China forcing African firms out of business

African Development Bank, AfDB, has expressed concern that many African owned firms are forced to drop out of the market due to unfair competition from Chinese companies.

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The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Governors reach decisions on coronavirus vaccine roll-out

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has asked the federal government to take the necessary steps to support logistics and inoculation activities in states to ensure a smooth vaccine roll-out exercise across the country.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

Food blockade: AFAN blames institutional failure, inequity

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, blamed institutional failure for the blockade of foodstuff supply and transportation to Southern Nigeria as the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AUFCDN, embarked on the protest over factors militating against their business.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB provides $400,000 grant for SEC

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Friday signed a $400,000 grant agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to strengthen securities market regulation and broaden market instruments.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen did not bring a new COVID variant to Italy upon his return from Nigeria last December, according to official statement from the Hospital Federico II in Naples.

Victor Osimhen returns to training ahead of Bologna clash

The 22-year-old suffered head trauma after landing awkwardly on the turf following a collision with Cristian Romero in his side’s defeat to Atalanta on February 21.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Policeman arrested for stealing AK-47 rifles in Abịa

A police man, Shedrack Aleke Igwe, working in armoury section of MOPOL base 28, Umuahia, Abia state has been arrested with 5 AK-47 rifles he stole from the armoury.

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Al Shabaab militants storm Somali jail, seven soldiers killed

At least seven soldiers were killed when fighters of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab stormed a jail in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland early on Friday, police and the group said.
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LeBron James calls out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hypocrisy in response

When a second voice, one whom should have known better as an athlete himself, joined American conservative Fox News television host Laura Ingraham to admonish LeBron James to shut up and dribble rather than engage in the politics of the moment, it was obvious to the fans that the consequences were not going to be different because the Los Angeles Lakers star is never one to back down.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea players deserve all credit for unbeaten run

Thomas Tuchel says his Chelsea players should take the credit after masterminding a 10-match unbeaten run since he replaced Frank Lampard as manager.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari declares Zamfara no fly-zone, bans mining activities

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

PHED introduces new electricity billing system in four states

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it has introduced a new electronic billing system to make payment of electricity bills easy for customers in four states in its franchise area.