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AfDB president: Roses of growth come with debt thorns

Dr Akinwumi Adesina has told an audience in New York that huge opportunities for growth in Nigeria and Africa risk being held back by debt and climate change. 

Bright future at risk from climate change, says Lagos state governor

Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu: "The journey to drastically cut greenhouse gasses in our city, is a long one, but we cannot afford not to act. The cost of allowing rising sea levels and worsening climate events is too high."

Nigeria’s 2060 Energy Transition Plan ‘a practical and holistic approach’

Nigerian vice president Yemi Osinbajo makes case for decisive action on net zero and universal energy, launching major programmes that industry has been quick to support.  

AfDB backs $800m decentralised renewable programme

African Development Bank commits $164m to renewables framework across Ghana, Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tunisia. 

Answers sought to Africa’s infrastructure challenges

Leaders from across the African infrastructure sector launch call for papers, seeking expert insights and research ahead of continental conference.

Davos: A need for debt relief and new economics

Day five of Davos saw concerns raised about economic coercion, mounting debt in developing nations, and a return to talk of a different type of capitalism.

“Lives are entrusted into engineers’ care” – George Okoroma

Interview: As Nigeria invests big in infrastructure, ACEN president reminds industry it must hand the next generation a planet that is safe, healthy, and better.

Will transport ever be truly green?

With global infrastructure leaders meeting later this week, we look at how transport infrastructure can become more sustainable despite severe legacy challenges.

Nigeria backs $11bn Lagos-Calabar rail link

Government approves major investment to connect the nation’s economic powerhouse to every coastal city in the country.
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