NIGERIANS ATTACK BBC FOR PROFILING AfDB’S AKINWUMI ADESINA AS FLAMBUOYANT AND CORRUPT

BBC Office By Victor Okeke The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Africa has come under heavy criticism over its report against the newly re-elected President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina. This followed yesterday’s historic 100 per cent yes vote for the re-election of Adesina which the BBC headlined “Flamboyant Nigerian banker Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected chairman of the African Development Bank (AfDB) after weathering a political storm over allegations of corruption.” Twitter users rained myriad of criticisms on the imperialist media outlet which got it trending. Dr…

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FORMER IRELAND EX-PRESIDENT TO LEAD AKINWUMI ADESINA’S PROBEPROBE

Akinwumi Adesina Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson will lead a panel to investigate the leader of the African Development Bank (AfDB), accused by whistleblowers of corruption, the bank said. Akinwumi Adesina, 60, a charismatic speaker known for his elegant suits and bow ties, became the first Nigerian to helm the AfDB in 2015 — but a 15-page report earlier this year claimed that under his watch the bank had been tarred by poor governance, impunity, personal enrichment, and favouritism. He was cleared by the organisation’s ethics committee, but international pressure…

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NO FRESH PROBE OF ADESINA, AfDB BOARD RULES

By Sanya Adejokun- Abuja The Bureau of the Board of Governors of African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday foreclosed the possibility of reopening the probe of the bank’s President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina. At a meeting, the body declared that an independent investigation was not required as demanded the United States of America and upheld the decision of the Ethics Committee in favour of Adesina. Instead, an independent reviewer will take a look at the process by which the Ethics Committee reached its determination on Adesina’s behalf. The secretariat concluded that…

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SEE WHAT BUHARI TOLD AfDB PRESIDENT,ADESINA WHEN HE CAME CALLING

Buhari and Adesina ….Allegations against me trumped-up, AfDB President By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday assured the President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina that Nigeria and himself are solidly behind him in his bid to get re-elected. President Buhari gave the assurance when he hosted Dr. Adesina who paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina said, “In 2015, when you were to be elected for…

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AfDB PRESIDENT, ADESINA VISITS BUHARI

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja   President Muhammadu Buhari is in a closed-door meeting with the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, in the State House. Adesina had been in the eye of the storm over allegations of impropriety at the bank, a situation which had been a subject of inquiry by the Bank’s Ethics Committee. The Committee cleared the AfDB President but the United States Department of Treasury dismissed the verdict, calling for an independent investigation of the allegations against Adesina. AfDB, a regional multilateral institution,…

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AfDB: REAL REASONS US WANTS AKINWUMI ADESINA OUT BY FORMER DG NIIA

AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina •‘The genesis of travails’ By Yinka Ajayi A new perspective into the travails of the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, was offered, yesterday, by a former Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Bola Akinterinwa, who described Adesina as a victim of colonial repression. In a nutshell, Akinterinwa said the US wants Adesina out of AfDB because they believe he is not protecting their interest. Adesina, a Nigerian, has been at the centre of allegations of impropriety at…

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AfDB: WHY US IS AFTER ME BY AKINWUMI ADESINA

AfDB: Why my detractors are after me – Adesina Bassey Udo President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina, has revealed more details on why the U.S. government may be deliberately pushing for a fresh probe of allegations of impropriety and fraud against him. The United States’ insistence is despite the clean bill of health given to Mr Adesina by the board of directors of the bank. Mr Adesina, in a memo seen by PREMIUM TIMES, said the move to get him out, perhaps at all costs, is linked to his…

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ADB FIGHTS BACK, AS ETHICS COMMITTEE LAMBASTS US PLOT TO DESTABILISE BANK, BECAUSE OF ITS NEW RATING AT PAR WITH WORLD BANK

Akinwumi Adesina By Jimoh Babatunde The call by the  United States government for a fresh and in-depth investigation into the allegations against the President of African Development Bank, Mr Akinwumi Adesina, after he was cleared of all allegations of impropriety and fraud by the ethics committee recently, is seen as a plan to destabilise the bank. On May 5, the ethics committee of the continental bank, headed by Takuji Yano, said in its report that Mr Adesina was not guilty on all counts. Mr Yano is a Japanese executive director…

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ECOWAS BUDGETS 2.3BIL DOLLARS TO ERADICATE TERRORISM

*Endorse Akinwumi Adesina for a second term as AfDB president ECOWAS Heads of State and Governments have adopted the 2020 to 2024 Action Plan to eradicate terrorism in the sub-region with a budget of $2.3 billion. The authority adopted the budget implementation during its 56th Ordinary Session held in Abuja following the call for the urgent need to address the recurring terrorist attacks in member states. The Heads of States and Governments have also expressed their support for the candidacy of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, for a second term as President…

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BUHARI NOMINATES ADESINA FOR SECOND TERM AS AFDB PRESIDENT

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina for a second term in office as president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).Adesina, who was Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has presided over the continent’s largest multilateral institution with accelerated activities across the region. Reacting, the technocrat stated: “I wish to immensely thank and appreciate President Buhari for nominating me for a second term as president of the African Development Bank and for being such a wonderful champion and supporter of my re-election.”Adesina’s…

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