AfDB plans 25m jobs for youths

Akinwumi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina The President, African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG), an initiative that will create 25 million jobs. PYAG, launched on the side-lines of the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum in Abidjan, would provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa’s More...

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Audu Ogbeh
By metro On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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Audu Ogbeh to open national symposium on resolving risk in Nigeria’s agricultural value chain

A national symposium to focus attention on fixing the bottlenecks in the nation’s agricultural value chain will hold on November 27 at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre Abuja. The symposium is organized by Premium Times More...

By metro On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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FG plans increased rice production for 2018

Nigeria is inching closer to achieving self-sufficiency in rice production as the present administration targets seven million tonnes production of the commodity in 2018, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai More...

Akinwumi Adesina
By metro On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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AfDB portfolio in Nigeria over $6bn – Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina Dr Adewumi Adesina, President of African Development Bank (AfDB), says the bank’s total active portfolio in Nigeria is over six billion dollars. Adesina said this in an interview with the News More...

By metro On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Nigeria Plans $1 Billion Crop-Processing Zone to Boost Exports

Nigeria plans to establish a $1 billion crop-processing park with Turkish investors in the country’s north as part of efforts to improve value and boost agricultural exports, according to the country’s investment-promotion More...

Akinwumi Adesina
By metro On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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African Development Bank calls off proposed loans to Nigeria

The African Development Bank has called off a loan to Nigeria that would have helped fund the country’s budget, instead redirecting the money to specific projects, a vice president at the lender said on Monday. The More...

By metro On Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Don’t lift ban on rice importation-Farmers tell FG

Alhaji Jamilu Ibrahim, the Chairman of Rice Farmers in Daura, Katsina State, has urged the Federal Government not to lift the ban on the importation of rice. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal More...

yams export
By metro On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Negative reports affect Nigeria’s yams export

yams export Some yam exporters to Europe and the U.S. have decried negative reports about the produce, saying it is de-marketing Nigerian yams in the international market. The exporters spoke at a meeting with the More...

Akinwumi Adesina
By metro On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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Agriculture: Adesina advocate investments in rural infrastructure

The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says Nigeria needs more investment in rural infrastructure to boost agricultural production in the country. Adesina made this known on Tuesday More...

Akinwumi Adesina
By metro On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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AfDB to invest $24b in Agric

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to invest $24 billion  in agriculture over the next 10 years to help unlock its potential and assure food security in Africa. The President of the bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, More...