Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    ‘You’re the best’ — Akinwumi Adesina celebrates wife on 36th wedding anniversary

‘You’re the best’ — Akinwumi Adesina celebrates wife on 36th wedding anniversary

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    Panel led by ex-Irish president clears Akinwumi Adesina of all allegations

Panel led by ex-Irish president clears Akinwumi Adesina of all allegations

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the Africa Development Bank, has been exonerated of all whistleblower allegations by the independent review panel led by Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, TheCable can report. This clears the way for Adesina, who is the sole candidate for the upcoming election, to seek a second term. "The panel concurs with the committee in its findings in respect [...]

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    Adesina: Ex-Irish president to lead review of ethics committee report

Adesina: Ex-Irish president to lead review of ethics committee report

The bureau of the board of governors of the African Development Bank has appointed Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, to lead the independent committee that will review the report of its ethics committee on allegations levelled against Akinwumi Adesina, president of the bank. In a June 5 communique signed by Niale Kaba, chairperson of the bureau of the board of [...]

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    ‘Those with misguided agendas should cease and desist’ — AU’s Raila Odinga backs Adesina

‘Those with misguided agendas should cease and desist’ — AU’s Raila Odinga backs Adesina

Raila Odinga, high representative for infrastructure development at the African Union, has expressed support for Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) president. In a statement on Thursday, Odinga said the allegations levelled against Adesina are "attempts to derail and disrupt" the institution at a time the world is focused on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. "Available information points to some [...]

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    ‘I’ll remain consistent with you’ — Buhari assures Adesina

‘I’ll remain consistent with you’ — Buhari assures Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, of his support in his bid to get re-elected. Adesina visited the president on Tuesday at the presidential villa in Aso Rock. "In 2015, when you were to be elected for the first term, I wrote to all African leaders, recommending you for the position," a statement by Femi [...]

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    Sierra Leonean president, first US rep to AfDB back Akinwunmi Adesina

Sierra Leonean president, first US rep to AfDB back Akinwunmi Adesina

The voices speaking in favour of Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), amid calls by the US government for an independent probe into whistleblower allegations have grown by two. Julius Maada Bio, president of Sierra Leone, and Harold Doley, the first United States representative to the African Development Bank (AfDB), are the latest people speaking in favour of [...]

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    14 ex-presidents back Adesina, warn against distracting AfDB

14 ex-presidents back Adesina, warn against distracting AfDB

A coalition of 14 former African presidents and a prime minister, totalling 15, have urged the US government to respect the governing systems of the African Development Bank (AfDB). In a statement on Friday, the leaders said the bank and its president, Akinwumi Adesina, should not be distracted at a time when the continent is battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The leaders -- [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sanusi speaks on moves against Adesina, says AfDB rules must be respected

EXCLUSIVE: Sanusi speaks on moves against Adesina, says AfDB rules must be respected

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the former emir of Kano, has urged Africans and friends of the continent to stand up to ensure that laid-down rules are respected in the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. Sanusi made the comment following calls by the US government for an independent investigation after the bank's ethics committee had absolved Adesina of whistleblower allegations of favouritism. "The excellent [...]

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    ‘US has belittled AfDB’ — Obasanjo, Zainab Ahmed write board

‘US has belittled AfDB’ — Obasanjo, Zainab Ahmed write board

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, have urged the board of the African Development Bank to ignore calls for an independent investigation of Akinwumi Adesina by the US. Adesina, who is the president of the AfDB, was accused of favouritism and has been absolved of the allegations by the bank's ethics committee. In [...]

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    AfDB says no decision yet on fresh probe, denies asking Adesina to resign

AfDB says no decision yet on fresh probe, denies asking Adesina to resign

Niale Kaba, chairperson of the board of governors at the African Development Bank (AfDB), has denied reports that Akinwumi Adesina, president of the bank, has been asked to resign. In a statement seen by TheCable on Thursday, Kaba said the board has not reached a decision on a request by the US to carry out an independent investigation into allegations of [...]

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    ‘I’m innocent of trumped-up allegations’ — Akinwunmi Adesina breaks silence

‘I’m innocent of trumped-up allegations’ — Akinwunmi Adesina breaks silence

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says he is innocent and will not allow allegations levelled against him bring his honour and integrity to question. In a statement on Wednesday, Adesina described the allegations against him as "trumped-up" and expressed confidence in the processes and governance procedures of the bank. "In spite of unprecedented attempts by some to tarnish [...]

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    Report: AfDB succumbs to US’ demand, agrees to independent probe of Adesina

Report: AfDB succumbs to US’ demand, agrees to independent probe of Adesina

The board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed for an independent investigation of Akinwumi Adesina, its president, Bloomberg is reporting. This comes after Steven Mnuchin, US treasury secretary, rejected the investigation and report of the bank's ethics board which absolved Adesina of allegations of favouritism. Bloomberg reports that the board agreed to an independent probe after "several foreign governments backed Mnuchin’s [...]

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    FULL TEXT: US treasury letter requesting probe of Akinwumi Adesina

FULL TEXT: US treasury letter requesting probe of Akinwumi Adesina

The United States department of treasury, on Sunday, said it has requested for an independent investigation into allegations levelled against Akinwumi Adesina. Steven Munchin, US treasury secretary, told Niale Kaba, chairwoman of the bank’s board of governors, that the treasury disagrees with findings that “totally exonerated” Adesina. In a letter, seen by TheCable, Munchin said the treasury has deep reservations about the integrity [...]

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    US treasury department calls for independent probe of Akinwumi Adesina

US treasury department calls for independent probe of Akinwumi Adesina

The United States department of treasury is calling for an independent probe of allegations levelled against Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Bloomberg reports that Steven Mnuchin, US treasury secretary, rejected the findings of an investigation by the AfDB ethics board which exonerated Adesina of the allegations. TheCable had earlier reported that Adesina was accused of trying to Nigerianise [...]

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    AfDB-managed water project wins Prince Talal prize

AfDB-managed water project wins Prince Talal prize

An African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed and supervised water and sanitation project in Malawi, has won the Prince Talal International prize for human development. The bank’s communications and external relations department announced the win in a statement on Wednesday. It explained that the Integrated Urban Water and Sanitation Project for Mzimba Town project won the award in the ‘governments and social foundations’ category. The [...]

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    Drama in AfDB as ‘whitsleblowers’ disclaim petition against Adesina

Drama in AfDB as ‘whitsleblowers’ disclaim petition against Adesina

Parties who claim to be part of a whistleblower group in the African Development Bank (AfDB) have withdrawn from a petition accusing Akinwumi Adesina, the bank's president, of unethical practices. Le Monde, a French newspaper, had reported that some employees of the bank submitted a petition against Adesina. The report, which was published on Sunday, April 5, said some whistleblowing staff had [...]

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