Allegations of money laundering, tax evasion trail Rev. Mother Ajayi’s suspected ban from UK

Share this on WhatsAppWho is after Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, the General Overseer of Love of Christ (LOC) Generation Church, United Kingdom? This is the mind-boggling question that has been troubling many of her admirers and followers. The highly revered evangelist, preacher, motivational speaker and philanthropist has become a subject of derision among some Nigerians living abroad, especially in the United Kingdom, where her church is based. The church, which sources said is small, is reportedly located in Clapham, London. Sources disclosed that Iya Adura, as Rev’d Mother Ajayi…

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Access Bank to empower startups through Africa FinTech Foundry

Share this on WhatsAppThe Africa FinTech Foundry (AFF), an initiative of Access Bank Plc has commenced its accelerator programs The initiative is set to empower emerging startups, with mentorship programs, advisory and has committed N10 million in cash to the top three finalists. The accelerator program which opened its entries last month, received 306 registrations and after rigorous assessments was later shortlisted to 30 participants. Theses finalists were further screened by the Head of the Africa Fintech Foundry, Mr. Daniel Awe; Group Head, Emerging Businesses, Access Bank, Mrs. Ayodele Olojede;…

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Bandits storm Zamfara, abduct 300 schoolgirls

Share this on WhatsAppAs if in response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s no amnesty for bandits and criminal elements rampaging the Northern part of the country, gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted over 300 schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Northwest of Nigeria. A staff of the school, who under the condition of anonymity,  said the bandits arrived in the school around 1 am on Friday with Hilux vehicles and motorcycles and forcefully evacuated the students. He narrated that some…

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US President, Biden revokes Trump’s visa ban

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Joe Biden has revoked former President Donald Trump’s order that limited the number of new work visas for temporary foreign workers in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.“The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014… does not advance the interests of the United States. “To the contrary, it harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here,” Biden said in the order provided by the White House on Wednesday. In June…

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Danger Ahead: Gumi warns of impending BH, bandits alliance

Share this on WhatsAppSheikh Ahmad Gumi, the celebrated Islamic scholar, who has been meeting with bandits in the forest of Kaduna and Zamfara States to find a way out of the security challenges confronting North West of Nigeria, has hinted of a possible alliance between notorious terror group, Boko Haram and bandits if care is not taken. Gumi spoke on spoke on Monday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored in Lagos. “I can say categorically that they (bandits) are not Boko Haram but we have to be…

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Morola Babalola: The Maven Of Real Estate Business In Nigeria

Share this on WhatsAppWhen it comes to the business of Real Estate in Nigeria, the name Morola Olabisi Babalola is definitely worthy of some accolades and encomium. Driven by her passion to create impact and see many rise from the scratch of shelter, to live among the high and mighty in the society, coupled with her spirit of hard work and wealth of experience, she has turned the fantasies of a countless number of families into fantastic realities. No doubt, when Morola was going into the Nigerian property business, she had…

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NAF names officers killed in military plane crash

Share this on WhatsAppThe Nigerian Air Force has released the names of seven of its officers who died when its aircraft, Beechcraft KingAir B350i, crashed in Abuja on Sunday. The jet en route Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport after reporting engine failure. In a statement, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal IO Amao, has ordered an immediate probe of the accident. Daramola said the Air Force expressed…

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Pictures: Police arrest, detain Okorocha, ex-Imo Gov

Share this on WhatsAppSome operatives of the Imo State police command have arrested a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha. Also arrested were Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu. Igboanusi was the deputy chief of staff (Domestics) while Okafor-Anyanwu was the Commissioner for Transportation in Okorocha’s government. Okorocha was arrested on Sunday after he reportedly forcefully unsealed Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi. Sen. Okorocha was arrested on the orders of the Imo state government for allegedly “personally leading the destruction and vandalism of security vehicles and breaking…

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What the pilot said before NAF plane crashed, killing 7 people

Share this on WhatsAppPilot of the ill-fated Nigerian Air Force Intelligence Reconnaissance Aircraft which crashed in Abuja, on Sunday, reportedly complained of engine failure barely moments after takeoff. “The aircraft was on its way to Minna, on getting to Bassa Local Government Area, he informed the control tower that he had experienced an engine failure, reports The Punch.  The Pilot, the source continued “was advised to return to the Abuja airport immediately but it crash-landed” killing all 7 people on board. In a statement, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information,…

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Dikko, ex-Customs CG dies

Share this on WhatsAppAbdulahi Inde Dikko, the immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, who ran one of Nigeria’s biggest cash cow like a personal fiefdom has died after a protracted illness. Abdulahi Dikko, who hailed from Katsina State was the NCS boss from 2009 to 2015 and has been facing a probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission. The anti-graft agencies seized his house said to be worth N1.1bn as well as cars worth hundreds…

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Petrol hits N170 per litre

Share this on WhatsAppFuel marketers have started adjusting their petrol pump prices amid the supply shortage facing private depots in Apapa. Our correspondent observed that some filling stations in Lagos and Ogun states increased the pump price of petrol to N170 per litre on Tuesday from N162 per litre. Some of the stations were Capital Oil and Gas, Fatgbems and Amo Oil, all along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Another station, Enyo Retail, adjusted its pump price to N165 per litre from N162. The National Operation Controller, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of…

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Illegal Detention: Ondo Gov., Akeredolu orders CJ’s probe

Share this on WhatsAppOndo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered an immediate probe of the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu, for allegedly detaining her half brother, Olupelumi Fagboyegun, for three years. The probe is sequel to a viral video in which Fagboyegun accused the chief judge of causing his arrest and detention because he went to their father’s home. Fagboyegun, who said he had been living abroad for over 30 years before he returned to Nigeria in 2018, said he had been arraigned five times while the…

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Buhari nominates Bawa as EFCC chairman

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and has written to the Senate for confirmation. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday titled “President Buhari requests Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC boss.” The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. “In a letter to President…

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Sterling Bank Partners Zipline on medical drone delivery service

Share this on WhatsAppSterling Bank’s Health Technology Partner; Zipline has signed a service level agreement with Kaduna State Government for the implementation of drones in the health supply chain system. Zipline, is a global drone delivery service and will use autonomous delivery drones to help transform emergency healthcare and expand access to critical life-saving medications in the State.  Mr. Obinna Ukachukwu, Divisional Head, Health and Education Sector for Sterling Bank Plc, who disclosed this in Kaduna on Wednesday during the signing of the partnership’s Memorandum of Understanding said that the…

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Fidelity Bank undertakes largest ticket Tier II Local Bonds in Nigeria

Share this on WhatsAppFidelity Bank Plc has successfully issued 10 years N41.21 billion in fixed rate unsecured subordinated bond at a 8.5 percent coupon rate due in 2031. The bond issuance which was fully subscribed given that total investor interest and commitments in the bonds were N56.6 billion, adds to the impressive portfolio of landmark transactions structured by the bank, and underscores its capacity to successfully execute debt capital market transactions.  The transaction is a landmark achievement in the Nigerian domestic debt market for being the largest corporate bonds ever issued by…

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With your FIRSTMONIE WALLET, your VALENTINE has got a boost with bonus data and airtime

Share this on WhatsAppYou’ve got Firstmonie Wallet on your phone? Did I hear you say Yes… then, count yourself lucky because your first daily recharge and data subscription between 13 – 15 February will give you the opportunity to speak more to your loved ones, or spend more time on your favourite social media channel. In sharing love this valentine season, Firstmonie Wallet – the electronic wallet initiative by FirstBank – will gift customers bonus 100% data and 50% airtime on their first recharge each day across all GSM networks… make some…

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LKJ: A giant has fallen -Osoba

Share this on WhatsAppFrontline journalist and former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba has likened the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande to the fallen of “an Iroko tree, as well as an elephant”. Osoba said the late Jakande would be remembered as a personification of the best in journalism and a political colossus. According to the former Ogun State governor, Alhaji Jakande “singlehandedly founded both the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. “He was the first black African chairman of…

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Jakande ex-Lagos Gov., laid to rest

Share this on WhatsAppThe first Executive Governor of Lagos State and frontline journalist and founding father of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, who died on Thursday morning in his residence in Lagos, has been laid to rest. His burial at Volts and Gardens cemetery on Friday was preceded by pre-burial Islamic prayers at his residence in the Ilupeju area of Lagos State. His son, Deji, other family members, and lovers cried as his body was being interred after the Muslim prayer by the Chief Imam of…

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#EndSARS: Youth rep pulls out of Lagos panel

Share this on WhatsAppA representative of youths on the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll gate last October, Rinu Oduala, has stepped down from the panel. She made the disclosure on Friday in a piece, ‘Let’s stay the course of justice, partial wins are not enough’. The activist, who faulted the planned reopening of the Lekki toll gate, maintained that justice has not been served to victims of the Lekki shootings of October 20, 2020. She wrote “I…

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‘What Chico Ejiro did to me’ -Segun Arinze

Share this on WhatsAppPopular Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze is not only known for his acting prowess but also his signature look, his bald head. In an exclusive chat with The Punch, the movie star revealed that his look was inspired by the late filmmaker, Chico Ejiro. Arinze noted that he began to rock the bald look after he starred in 1996 classic movie, Silent Night, where his character was required to be bald. He said, “I did not lose my hair. When Chico Ejiro called and asked if I would…

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Jakande, ex-Lagos governor, passes on

Share this on WhatsAppAlhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, aka Baba Kekere, the man who brought a lot of development to Lagos as governor between October 1, 1979 and December 31, 1983, in line with the five cardinal programmes of the Unity Party of Nigeria founded by a former Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, has passed on. Jakande, aged 91, was the last man standing among the progressive politics gladiators of the second republic featuring Obafemi Awolowo; leader and founder of the Unity Party Party of Nigeria, Bola Ige,…

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Police arrests deadly Fulani kidnappers in Ibarapa

Share this on WhatsAppThe Oyo State Police Command has arrested some members of criminal gangs involved in killings, kidnappings, and other atrocities in the Ibarapa area of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, led other top police officers to parade the suspects and others arrested by men of the command in Ibadan on Wednesday. The CP said, “On January 2, 2021, at about 1955hrs, some members of a notorious kidnapping syndicate who have been terrorising members of the public in the Ibarapa axis of…

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Meet Brig. Yerima Mohammed, Nigerian Army’s new spokesperson

Share this on WhatsAppThe Nigerian Army has appointed a veteran Public Relations practitioner, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima as its Director of Public Relations. Yerima replaces Brig.-Gen. Saghir Musa, who has been redeployed to the Nigerian Army Training Centre, Kontagora in Niger State. Yerima, a one-time Acting Director Defence of Information, was until his appointment, the deputy director reserve at the Defence Headquarters. According to the profile released by the Army Headquarters, Yerima is a graduate of Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University. He enrolled in the Nigerian Army in October 1989…

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How we paid for 1m Coronavirus vaccine, BUA replies CACOVID

Share this on WhatsAppThe management of BUA has reacted to a statement issued by CACOVID disputing Abdulsamad Rabiu’s claims that the frontline businessman has purchased one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria. BUA stated that after extensive deliberations, there was no agreement reached and despite members being offered the opportunity to donate funds towards procuring the doses, none offered. It stated, “BUA then took it upon itself to offer to pay for the one million doses at the agreed rate of $3.45 per dose totalling $3.45m which translates…

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WTO set to appoint Okonjo-Iweala as DG

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is set to be appointed as its first female and first African to lead the World Trade Organization next week. The organisation made this known in a statement titled, ‘WTO General Council to consider the appointment of next Director-General’, on its website on Tuesday. “The WTO’s General Council will hold a special meeting on 15 February at 15:00 Geneva time to consider the appointment of the next Director-General. The meeting will take place in virtual format,” the statement added. This…

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Fani Kayode, APC Caretaker committee chair in secret meeting, 4 PDP Govs set to join APC

Share this on WhatsAppThere are indications that four governors of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party may decamp to the ruling All Progressives Congress just as a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, held a secret meeting with the Caretaker Chairman of the APC, Mai Mala Buni; and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. A very top member of the APC was quote by The PUNCH that while it was true that the party leadership has reached out to Fani-Kayode, the former minister had not yet made any commitment. The source, however,…

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Gumi wasting his time, no mercy for bandits -El-Rufai

Share this on WhatsAppMalam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, insisted on Monday that the state is at war with bandits and that efforts being made by prominent northern Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi to woo bandits to lay down arms and embrace peace may not yield fruits. El-Rufai insisted that his administration was at war with the bandits and, therefore, has no room for negotiations, adding that any bandit arrested in the state would be killed. The Governor stated these in an interview with the BBC Hausa monitored in Kaduna…

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Sex Scandal: Ex-Pastor sues Apostle Suleiman N2bn for taking over his family

Share this on WhatsAppThe sex scandal rocking the Omega Fire Ministries International, owned by Apostle Johnson Suleiman took a new dimension as a former minister in the church, Mike Davids, sued Suleman, and the church for N2bn, for unlawfully interfering in his marriage. Davids had last week accused Apostle Suleman of hypnotising and committing adultery with his wife, Pastor Faith Edeko, who now heads the Utako, Abuja branch of the church. Alleging threat to life, after e had accused Apostle Suleman of hypnotising and committing adultery with his wife, Pastor…

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Aig-Imoukhuede Institute commences leadership programme for public servants

Share this on WhatsAppThe Aig-Imoukhuede Institute and the Africa Initiative for Governance have announced the commencement of the AIG Public Leaders Programme in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. Introducing the programme, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Founder and Chairman of the Aig-Imoukhuede Institute, said: “As part of our objectives to drive public sector transformation, we have been working with the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) to build capacity in the Nigerian public sector. “Accordingly, we have leveraged our long-standing relationship…

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FirstBank provides loan facilities to FirstMonie agents

Share this on WhatsAppIn furtherance of the need to promote the business activities of its foremost agent banking platform – Firstmonie Agents – Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced the provision of loan facilities – up to one million naira – to its banking agents. The Bank currently has over 86,300 Firstmonie Agents, spread across the country’s 772 Local Government Areas. With its location in every neighbourhood, Firstmonie Agents have been integral to filling the financial exclusion gap, providing convenient banking services that…

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SustyVibes partners British High Commission for #Communitrees

Share this on WhatsAppSustyVibes is proud to announce her latest project in partnership with the British High Commission, being the #Communitrees project which was launched on the 5th of December, 2020. #Communitrees is a community-based tree planting and climate advocacy project which aims to plant 5000 trees in Lagos and Abuja by April, 2021. This project will run alongside an advocacy drive among community members. We will be planting indigenous trees in selected communities across Lagos and Abuja while stimulating both online and physical conversations on the pivotal  role of tree…

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FBN Holdings Plc announce new board appointments

Share this on WhatsAppFBN Holdings PLC (“FBNHoldings), Nigeria’s leading financial holdings company, has announced the appointments of Mr. Seni Adetu and Mrs. Juliet Anammah as Independent Non-Executive directors, while Mr. Otu Hughes has been appointed as a Non-Executive director. These appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”). Speaking on the appointments, the Group Chairman of FBN Holdings Plc, Dr. Oba Otudeko, CFR, said, “On behalf of the board, management and staff of FBNHoldings, I am delighted to welcome the trio of Seni Adetu, Mrs. Juliet Anammah…

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Ekiti Ex-Gov., Oni to contest 2022 governorship, opens campaign office

Share this on WhatsAppEngr. Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti State, on Monday, declared his intention to contest the 2022 gubernatorial election in the state. He was governor from 2007 to 2010 before he was removed from office through an appeal court judgement that voided his election in October 2010. Oni, while opening his campaign office christened “PDP Family Edifice”, in Ado Ekiti, promised to work with party leaders in the state including former Governor Ayodele Fayose, Senator Biodun Olujimi and others to reposition the PDP and make it…

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APC Govs mourn ex-minister

Share this on WhatsAppGovernors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress have expressed grief over the death of one of the founding fathers of the APC, Tony Momoh, who died on Monday at the age of 81. This was contained in a statement titled, “Condolence Message on the Death of Prince Tony Momoh,” signed by the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Abubakar Bagudu, in Abuja, on Wednesday. Bagudu who is also the governor of Kebbi State said in the statement that he and his colleagues received the…

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See full list of 20 FG approved new private universities

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government on Wednesday granted provisional licences to 20 new private universities to operate in Nigeria. The decision was taken at the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting. The minister said the approved universities would get their provisional licences from the National Universities Commission. He said they will operate with the provisional licences “for the next three years while monitoring and…

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Sterling Bank introduces improved agricultural commodity trading platform in Nigeria

Share this on WhatsApp…to facilitate funding for agro dealers Leading commercial bank, Sterling Bank PLC has declared open for public use SABEX, its newly enhanced agriculture commodities platform in Nigeria. SABEX, first introduced in 2018, is the world’s first fully digitised, end-to-end blockchain commodities trading and financing platform, built by Sterling Bank Plc in collaboration with AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited. Mr Yemi Odubiyi, Executive Director, Corporate & Investment Banking of Sterling Bank, who disclosed this in a statement issued by the bank recently, explained that the upgraded digital commodities trading…

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Fidelity Bank gets ABCON, Enugu First Lady’s commendations at Capacity Building Webinar for SMEs

Share this on WhatsAppFidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender has reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing the productivity and prosperity of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country by providing capacity building and advisory services, innovative funding options and other forms of relevant support that would significantly improve their overall contributions to national development.  Fidelity CEO, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe gave the assurance at the Fidelity SME National Capacity Building Webinar organized by the bank for entrepreneurs in Enugu State, in collaboration with the Enugu State Ministry of Trade and Commerce and…

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John Doe Goes To Court: Dangote sues ex-lover for attempted $5m extortion

Share this on WhatsAppSeeks $30,000 damages Africa’s richest man, Alike Dangote, has told a U.S. court how his former American girlfriend, who exposed a part of his body via a social media post, is trying to extort $5 million from him. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively obtained the documents of a civil suit he filed with a pseudonym against the lady identified as Autumn Spikes at a Miami-Dade County Court in Florida, United States of America. The wealthy businessman used the pseudonym, John Doe, with AD, that stands for the ‘acronym’ for his…

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Sanwo-Olu names Iponri housing estate after Fashola

Share this on WhatsAppLagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday honoured former governor, Babatunde Fashola by naming the LagosHOMS, Iponri after him. The project is now known as ‘BRFHOMS, Iponri’. The governor commissioned the project on Wednesday, delivering additional 132 homes to the housing stock in the area. The governor said the stride underscored its readiness and avowed commitment to reducing the housing deficit in Lagos State. “The commissioning of this beautiful estate marks the third ceremony of its kind in the past few days. On Saturday, we were at…

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FirstBank’s exciting solutions boost educational sector

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited is supporting schools with an array of educational based products and solutions targeted at enabling the acquisition of various facilities to boost the continuous expansion and improvement of the educational sector. Parents are not left out, as the Bank has bespoke products which empower parents and guardians to meet the educational needs of their children. The Bank’s educational products and solutions include the FirstEdu Loan, Operational Vehicle Loan, Term Loans for constructing new sites and extension of existing sites, Personal Loan Against…

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COVID-19: PTF may lockdown Lagos, Abuja others

Share this on WhatsAppThe Presidential Task Force on COVID-19sayas its is considering targeted lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; as well as Lagos and Plateau States. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme monitored in Lagos, PTF National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Muhammed, who stated this on Friday, described as alarming, the rising cases of Covid infections recorded in the three urban areas. Muhammed said data showed that urban local governments in the affected places recorded the highest cases of Covid amid the second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria. According to…

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FG announces complete closure of 3rd Mainland Bridge

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government says it would completely shut down the Third Mainland Bridge for three days to allow for ongoing rehabilitation works on the bridge. Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, who announced the development on Wednesday, said the closure would take effect from 12 am on Friday, January 29th to February 1st. He said the closure was necessary to allow for repairs of the fragile and crucial expansion joints replacement. “The construction works has reached the stage for casting concrete on additional three expansion…

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Video: Fulanis rape us and collect our money, watch Ibarapa market women lament their ordeals in the hands of Fulani herdsmen

Share this on WhatsAppA video of some market women from Ibarapa area of Oyo State has hit the internet space. In the video, the women were seeing complaining and lamenting the ordeals of market women and farmers generally in the hands of Fulani criminals. Watch it below. Share this on WhatsApp

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Video: Watch Sunday Igboho make a mess of Sen. Ojudu’s ‘The Sunday Igboho I know’

Share this on WhatsAppA video of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, porpularly known as Sunday Igboho responding to issues raised by Ekiti State former Senator, Babafemi Ojudu, has gone viral. In the video, the popular Yoruba rights activist made a mess of Senator Ojudu and some claims he made in the said write-up. Share this on WhatsApp

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Fresh crisis rocks Buhari’s New Army Chief

Share this on WhatsAppA fresh crisis is rocking President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice as Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, a former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who was reportedly removed by the Nigerian Army High Command for failing to stop Boko Haram in 2017 barely seven months in office. According to a BBC report in 2017, the then Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Tukur Buratai, had given Attahiru 40 days to capture Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, dead or alive. Rather than heed the order, Boko Haram’s…

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Unveiling Isiaka Oladayo Amao, Nigeria’s new Airforce Chief

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s newly appointed Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao was born on September 14, 1965, at Enugu in present-day Enugu State. He hails from Oshogbo LGA of Osun State. He began his educational pursuit at Nuhu Bamali Pry School Kaduna from 1971 – 77 and was at Command Secondary School Kakuri Kaduna from 1977 – 82. He proceeded to Federal College of Freshwater and Fisheries Technology (FCFFT) New Bussa from 1994 – 96, and then the University of Madras India from 2002 –…

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Sunday Igboho hits back at Ojudu: ‘You lied, We never had any deal’

Share this on WhatsAppSunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, has hit back at Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, saying the Presidential Adviser lied in a published piece about him a day earlier. Ojudu, who is the Special Adviser on Political Matters to President Muhammadu Buhari, had published on his Facebook page on Monday, had alleged that opposition politicians contracted Igboho to disrupt the 2009 Rerun Governorship Election in Ekiti State. Ojudu had claimed he and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, met with Igboho to shelve the plan…

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So Long a Journey: Prez Buhari fires Service Chiefs

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday finally removed from office his service chiefs appointed new ones. The new service chiefs are Major-General Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo as Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao as Chief of Air Staff. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the disclosure in a statement he released Tuesday afternoon. The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate…

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Reprisal attack as hoodlums burn Sunday Igboho’s house

Share this on WhatsAppIn what has the colouration of a reprisal attack, a property reportedly owned by Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho was set ablaze early Tuesday morning. The building is located in Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Sources said the attackers who came in a hummer bus and entered the compound through the back area. A statement by the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi said “at about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that…

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South-West states ban open grazing -Makinde

Share this on WhatsAppOyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said Governors of the South-West on Monday have agreed to ban all forms of open grazing in the region. According to him, the decision was taken today when the governors met with the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria as well as security chiefs. Some of the governors in attendance include Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa State, and Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State.…

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