Dr Jennifer Blanke, the Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank, AfDB, on Wednesday, resigned her position.  Blanke, who joined the bank in 2017, said she was leaving purely for family reasons.  She said, “I am leaving purely for family reasons to rejoin my […]

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $288.5 million loan to help Nigeria tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impact on people and businesses. The loan is expected to bolster the federal government’s plans to improve surveillance and response to COVID-19 emergencies, ease […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for re-election as the President of African Development Bank, AfDB, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Mr Akinwunmi, while speaking at an event in Lagos on Sunday, appreciated Buhari for nominating him for re-election for a second term as president of the […]

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Monday, banned the use of polythene bags in the state to ensure environmental cleanliness in Jalingo, the state capital. Ishaku announced the ban on polythene and the introduction of ‘paper bags’ while declaring open the launch of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene policy in the […]