Buhari congratulates AfDB President, Akinwunmi Adesina on re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, on his re-election for a second term in office. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), the…

Obi delighted by Adesina’s exoneration, supports second term as AfDB president

The exoneration of African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, by an Independent Review Panel set up to investigate allegations of ethical wrongdoings levelled against him, is a welcome development which paves the way for his second term as…

AfDB: Independent Review Panel exonerates Adesina

An independent panel of experts, headed by former Irish president Mary Robinson, has cleared the beleaguered leader of the African Development Bank (AfDB) of corruption, according to a report obtained by AFP. Akinwumi Adesina, 60, a charismatic speaker known for…

*Police officers arrested for killing 17-year-old girl (Guardian) *Man stabs brother to death over soft drink (Punch)

Police officers arrested for killing 17-year-old girl (Guardian) The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing of Tina Ezekwe, 17, allegedly killed by trigger-happy policemen. Two Police…

*Lagos security guard, neighbour arrested for defiling minors (Punch) *Police detains Naira Marley over Funke Akindele’s house party (Guardian)

Lagos security guard, neighbour arrested for defiling minors (Punch) Personnel of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Christian Chikezie for allegedly having sexual intercourse with his neighbour’s nine-year-old daughter in the Ikorodu area of the state. PUNCH Metro…

*FG announces partial closure of Independence Bridge (Guardian) *45-year-old Celestial pastor arrested for selling missing person’s phone (Vanguard)

FG announces partial closure of Independence Bridge (Guardian) The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on Sunday announced partial closure of the Independence Bridge in Lagos for routine maintenance till May 2 to replace damaged expansion joints. A statement by…

ECOWAS countries now spend more on security than development – AfDB (DailyTrust)

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said security expenditures are rapidly displacing development expenditures in the ECOWAS sub-region because of increased levels of insecurity. Dr Adeshina, who spoke at the 56th Ordinary Session of…

*Lagos to enforce law on meat hygiene (Vanguard)*Two ‘ritualists’ arrested with human skull (NewTelegraph)

Lagos to enforce law on meat hygiene (Vanguard) The Lagos State Government has directed the major food vendors, who sell meat in the state, to henceforth submit a ‘veterinary health certificate for the trade of meat’ to the inspecting veterinary…

Gov Obiano lauds AfDB President Adesina for appointing Anohu-Amazu Africa Investment Forum head

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has praised the African Development Bank (AfDB) president, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, for appointing Chinelo Anohu-Amazu the head and senior director of the Africa Investment Forum with effect from September 1. According to a statement issued…

Kwara to partner AfDB on infrastructure devt, women empowerment

Kwara State Government has opened talks with the African Development Bank (AfDB) on various areas of partnership, including road construction, small and medium scale enterprises with focus on women empowerment, energy, and agro-processing. The proposed partnership is the outcome of…

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