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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Coronavirus kills Lagos LG Chairman

Share this on WhatsAppThe Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Babatunde Oke, is dead.According to available information, the LG boss died from coronavirus complications. Oke died early in the early hours of Wednesday. It was gathered that the former council boss has been sick for some time but seemed to have recovered, only for the sickness to relapse late last week. Oke was a second term council chairman and strong member of the All Progressives Congress. Share this on WhatsApp

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Sanusi Goes to Oxford University as Academic Visitor

Share this on WhatsAppImmediate past Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, will from October this year, start a fellowship program at the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The Management Committee of the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, recently approved Sanusi’s request for a Visiting Fellowship (Academic Visitor) at the Centre for the 2020-2021 academic year. Oxford University’s African Studies Centre is one of the world’s leading Centres of African Studies. The Centre has trained graduate students who are now holding important positions in different spheres of social,…

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Controversial Bank, FCMB in trouble over N573m linked to Magu

Share this on WhatsAppFirst City Monument Bank is getting enmeshed in more controversies by the day as the chairman of the Presidential Investigation Commission of Inquiry on the EFCC, Justice Ayo Salami, lampooned the bank for its carelessness in handling an error that misled the commission and millions of Nigerians. Recall that the media space was awash with news of a N573m allegedly wired by Pastor Emmanuel Omale, General Overseer of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International, Abuja, to the United Arab Emirates to buy properties for Ibrahim Magu,…

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Union Bank’s Edu360 partners Awari for ‘Next Robotics Legend’

Share this on WhatsAppThe Next Robotics Legend is an initiative designed by Edu360, Union Bank’s education platform, in collaboration with Awarri, a pan-African technology company, to infuse Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the education of the Nigerian child. This stems from the realisation that the solutions to some of our most complicated problems as a nation lie in the education of our children today. This first-of-its-kind robotics training and competition for students aged 11 to 16 will focus on identifying and nurturing young potential inventors and creators who will…

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Heritage Bank, CBN drive improved investment outcomes, job creation

Share this on WhatsAppHeritage Bank Plc in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under the Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing in Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has continued to drive improved investment outcomes and job creation. Through this partnership, Heritage Bank is not relenting in its efforts at boosting the agriculture base of the nation to make farming profitable to stakeholders and attractive to the youth. Recently, the apex bank approved the disbursement of about N75billion as loan to farmers in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under…

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‘Return to work’ -FG orders levels 12,13, others

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government has directed civil servants on Grade Levels 12 and 13 as well as those on essential duties to resume full duties. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, gave the directive in a circular dated August 10, 2020. The circular was titled “Resumption of officers on Grade Levels 12 and !3 and those on essential duties”. Before now, as part efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19, only workers on Grade Level 14 and above are resuming at their…

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Tanker drivers go on strike over extortion, harassment by LASG officials

Share this on WhatsAppThe Petroleum Tankers Drivers Association has said its planned strike will begin on Monday (tomorrow) as planned because the association has not reached an agreement with the Lagos State Government. The National Chairman of PTDA, Mr Salimonu Oladiti, said this in an interview with The PUNCH in Ibadan on Sunday. He said the issues which forced the drivers to plan to embark on an indefinite strike had not been addressed. He noted that talks between officials of the Lagos State Government and petrol tanker drivers failed to achieve the…

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Lamentations of Diezani: ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigeria

Share this on WhatsAppA former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society. Diezani said this while delivering a lecture at a virtual event which was also attended by her former boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday. Speaking at the event organised by the Ijaw National Development Group on Friday, Diezani stressed the need for mentorship of Ijaw youths. The videos were posted on Twitter by blogger, Jackson Ude, who is…

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COVID-19: OBJ tests negative

Share this on WhatsAppFormer President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has tested negative for COVID-19. Special Assistant to Obasanjo on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Akinyemi explained that his boss took the test on Friday, August 7, 2020, at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Pent House residence, Okemosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. He added, “The samples of the test, conducted by one Dr. Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene, Lagos, Nigeria, was returned negative on Saturday. “The laboratory is one of the accredited laboratories approved…

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Video: Watch the moment Buruji Kashamu’s body arrived his residence for burial

Share this on WhatsAppThe remains of the late former senator, Buruju Kashamu, was burried in his country home, Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State. The former senator was buried at about 12:55 pm on Sunday amidst crowd of sympathisers and loyalists. Earlier, the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, was at the Ijebu-Igbo home of the deceased politician. The 62-year-old ex-Senator, who represented Ogun East Senatorial District between 2015 and 2019, died on Saturday, due to COVID-19-related complications. Share this on WhatsApp

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BREAKING: Buruji Kashamu dies of COVID-19

Share this on WhatsApp Controversial billionaire businessman and former Senator, Buruji Kashamu, is dead. Some few days ago, National Infinity reported that the former Ogun State PDP governorship candidate was battling the dreaded disease and has been taken to an isolation centre in Lagos. Kashamu, who represented Ogun-East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, reportedly died at First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos. The hospital is the same facility where a former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi; and the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, died. It was learnt that Kashamu,…

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Seye Arowolo writes for National Infinity

Share this on WhatsAppProlific writer and respected social commentator, Oluseye Arowolo, has joined the editorial board of National Infinity Magazine as a guest columnist. The column titled ‘Saturday Life Lines’ is a commentary on happenstances in Nigeria’s political scene and national landscape but laced with humour and satire. Oluseye is a 1985 Set, of Government College Ibadan (GCI), and was the best graduating student from the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1997. He is a Petroleum Technology Development Trust Fund (PTDF) Scholar and obtained his LLM (with…

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Our National Comedy Series

Share this on WhatsAppOn the 6th of August 2012, I posted on my Facebook wall, “Nigeria: A country of comedians in government”.  8 years after, neither the comedy nor the tragedy has abated.  Laughter is definitely good medicine in Nigeria (the country of the supposed happiest people on the earth) and that is why the stand-up comic sector keeps expanding with the entry of new acts almost on a daily basis.  Thus when the monstrous, the unbelievable, the incredible happens and you expect the most severe outrage from Nigerians, what…

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‘Unknown persons threatening my life’ -Ude

Share this on WhatsAppGlobal Peace Ambassador and investigative journalist, Mr. Jackson Ude, who exposed the theft and illicit sale of 48 million barrels of Nigeria’s Bonny Light crude off the coast of China for $2.5billion has disclosed that he has received several death threats from persons he described as “known and unknown.”Mr. Ude, a Nigerian-American resident in New York, had recently used his newspaper, Pointblanknews.com and his Twitter handle @jacksonpbn, to expose a mind-blowing surreptitious sale of stolen Nigerian crude by highly placed government officials under the President Muhammadu Buhari…

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Buhari orders ‘immediate re-engineering of security apparatus.”

Share this on WhatsAppMajor General Babagana Monguno (rtd.), the National Security Adviser, said President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, again expressed his dissatisfaction over the security situation in the country saying the President has therefore ordered “an immediate re-engineering of the entire security apparatus.” Monguno spoke to State House correspondents while briefing journalists on the outcome of a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by President Mohammadu Buhari. The meeting, which was attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; heads of the nation’s security agencies and relevant ministers, was held a…

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Another NDDC Scandal: Pondei, others collected N5bn for medical checkup

Share this on WhatsAppThe Senate report on the alleged financial recklessness in the Niger Delta Development Commission has revealed how the top management of the agency shared N4.9bn among themselves in the guise of medical checkup. The document also showed that the management paid N114.9m as supplementary medical allowance to 26  staff member during the same period. It stated that both disbursements were made when the nation was under lockdown to check COVID-19 spread. The report was adopted and approved by the Senate shortly before it proceeded on its annual…

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BEDC to improve power supply in Igarra, environs

Share this on WhatsAppIn attempt to significantly improve power supply to Igarra town and other communities in Akoko Edo LGA of Edo State, BEDC has finalized the design, and at the stage of awarding contract for the construction of a 33KV line from Okpella to Igarra.  The project once completed, it was gathered, will change the source of supply to the recently completed 60MVA Power Transformer at Okpella TS and cut off the existing source from Okene TS under Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, which has not been reliable because of…

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FirstBank hosts FINTECH SUMMIT 4.0, to promote Nigeria’s Banking Technology

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that the 2020 edition of its annual FinTech Summit is scheduled to hold on Thursday, 6 August 2020 by 12.00 noon. The event will be virtually held via Zoom Meetings.  The 2020 edition of the summit, which is the fourth in its series is themed; “How Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence will Disrupt FinTech in Nigeria” and will be discussed by experts, key and leading players, policy influencers and regulatory officials in the Nigerian financial,…

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‘Calm Down’ Shoprite not leaving Nigeria

Share this on WhatsAppShopRite Nigeria has debunked the story making the rounds that it intends to close shop in Nigeria. The Country Director for Chastex Consult, Ini Archibong, in a telephone conversation with Vanguard, said: “Shoprite is not leaving Nigeria. “We have only just opened to Nigerian investors which we have also been talking to just before now. We are not leaving, who leaves over a $30billion investment and close shop? It doesn’t sound right. “We only gave this opportunity to Nigeria investors to come in and also help drive…

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As Lagos Schools Re-open: See Gov. Sanwo-olu’s guidelines

Share this on WhatsAppAs students in Senior Secondary School class three resume in Lagos on Monday, the Office of Education Quality Assurance has issued guidelines for re-opening of schools and urged owners to adhere to the guidelines, as reopening and assessment of schools will be simultaneously done. The Director-General, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, stated this while briefing newsmen in Ikeja, Lagos. Seriki-Ayeni, who emphasized that school re-opening is centred on Senior Secondary School 3 students alone and not students in other classes, added that the released guidelines were in line with…

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Why Lagos is closing isolation centres -Sanwo-olu

Share this on WhatsAppGovernor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the Eti-Osa Isolation Centre has been closed down, with effect from Friday night. Sanwo-Olu announced the closure at Lagos House, Marina, during the 17th update on the management of coronavirus in the state. The governor said the Agidingbi Isolation Centre would also be closed and the patients relocated to a large capacity centre – Indo-Centre in Anthony area, which would be soon be inaugurated. “Over the last four, five months, we have built excess capacity centre, but that is only…

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Auba, the hero as Arsenal beat Chelsea to FA Cup

Share this on WhatsAppPierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired Arsenal to a record 14th FA Cup win as the Gunners captain struck twice to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the final at an empty Wembley on Saturday. Christian Pulisic had given Chelsea the dream start, but the Blues unravelled after Aubameyang was brought down by Cesar Azpilicueta inside the area and converted the resulting penalty. A brilliant finish from Aubameyang 23 minutes from time earned Mikel Arteta silverware in his first season as Arsenal boss before Chelsea were controversially reduced to 10 men when…

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Zenith Bank launches ‘Zenith Beta Life’ weekly promo

Share this on WhatsAppZenith Bank Plc has launched its ‘Zenith Beta Life’ Promo to reward customers of the bank with gifts every week effective from Friday, July 31st, 2020, to July 30th, 2021. A statement from the bank explained that during the period, 50 customers would be selected via raffle draw each week and rewarded with gifts worth N30,000. The promo is open to existing and new Zenith Bank customers. However, for a customer to participate, he or she must maintain a minimum deposit of N5,000 for the period; request…

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Army vows to be decisive on Boko Haram, arrests soldier who killed senior colleague

Share this on WhatsAppThe Nigerian Army has vowed to fish out and deal decisively with Boko Haram terrorists who attacked the convoy of Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday. The army also announced the arrest of the soldier, who killed his newly married colleague, Lieutenant Babakaka Shehu Ngorgi, in Bama. Gov. Zulum was attacked on his way to some internally displaced persons’ camps in Baga, after a courtesy visit to the Commander, 19 Brigade at the Nigerian Army Super Camp, Baga, on Wednesday night. Army spokesperson, Sagir Musa, in a statement on Thursday, said details of…

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Face Masks: Defaulters risk 6months jail -Ogun Govt

Share this on WhatsAppPrince Dapo Abiodun, the governor of Ogun state, has slammed six months jail term on defaulters of the compulsory use of face masks in the state. The governor while updating journalists on the efforts of the government in the fight against COVID-19, invoked regulation seven of the infectious diseases in section 33 of the Public Health Law of the state which mandated the compulsory wearing of face masks by all persons in public as part of measures to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19. He disclosed that…

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Ogun to open Schools, Churches, Mosques, see details

Share this on WhatsAppThe Ogun State Government has announced the tentative resumption of religious and academic activities, which had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Dapo Abiodun, in his address on Wednesday evening, said Risk Assessment Forms have been made available to public and private schools to evaluate the readiness for the adoption of the federal government’s declaration to allow SS3 students resume on August 4 to prepare for Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) which is to begin on August 17. “A mandatory virtual training is also being organised…

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Like A Rolling Stone: Ondo Deputy Gov. dumps PDP, for ZLP

Share this on WhatsAppThere are strong indications that the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, has concluded plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party to join the Zenith Labour Party to contest the forthcoming governorship election. Ajayi, who lost the PDP primary to Eyitayo Jegede last Wednesday, reportedly held meetings with leaders of the ZLP, as well as the National Leader of the party, who is also a former governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to work out the details. A close associate of the deputy governor, who…

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Eid-el-kabir: ‘Don’t visit me’ Buhari cancels Sallah homage

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Muhammadu Buhari has banned the traditional Sallah greetings and homages usually paid to him by top government officials. Buhari said he would observe this year’s Eid-el-Kabir prayers with his family members within the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday. According to the statement titled “President Buhari to Mark Eid prayers with family at home”, Buhari will not be receiving Sallah homage from well-wishers. Shehu said the…

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Ondo 2020: Akeredolu picks Ayedatiwa as deputy

Share this on WhatsAppOndo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has confirmed former NDDC commissioner, Lucky Ayedatiwa, as his running mate for the October 10 governorship election in the state. The governor made the confirmation on Wednesday at the swearing-in ceremony of a new commissioner, Idowu Otetubi, in Akure, the state capital. Ayedatiwa, a former representative of the state on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, hails from the Ilaje Local Government Area. The governor, while announcing his choice, said he picked Ayedatiwa after wide consultations with key stakeholders including…

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See Federal Government’s new dates for NECO, NABTEB

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government has said the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 pupils will commence on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020. The government also said the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations will start on September 21 and end by October 15, 2020. Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, announced the dates at the end of a two-day meeting with Chief Executives of examination bodies in the country. In a statement on…

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Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Thursday, Friday public holidays

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government has declared July 30 and 31 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration. This was disclosed in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, on Thursday. According to Ehuriah, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion. The statement added: “He called on the Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be…

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Sen. Kashamu battles COVID-19

Share this on WhatsAppEx-Senator Buruji Kashamu, the billionaire businessman and politician who once represented Ogun East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, is reportedly recovering from Coronavirus. According to reports monitored on Global Excellence magazine, the famous philanthropist was said to have gone into self-isolation moments after testing positive few days ago and was on Sunday reportedly confirmed negative but is yet to be discharged from a Lagos isolation centre. The source said Kashamu, in course of treatment, developed some complications at the Lagos isolation centre, because he was diabetic…

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UBA announces high-level global appointments

Share this on WhatsAppUnited Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), the leading pan-African financial services institution, announced the appointments of Rokia Hacko, Chioma Mang, Chinedu Obeta, Bode Aregbesola, Kingsley Ulinfun and Usman Isiaka as chief executive officers of six of its 20 subsidiaries across Africa, subject to regulatory approvals. The new CEOs will drive the Group’s strategy and activities in Mali, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, Tanzania and Sierra Leone respectively. In addition, Ogechi Altraide has become the new Head, Retail Banking; Amadao Konate, Head, Treasury & International Payments for UBA America. These international appointments…

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Appeal court affirms ex-Chrisland supervisor’s 60 years’ imprisonment for defiling minor

Share this on WhatsAppAdegboyega Adenekan’s effort, to upturn the judgement of a Lagos State Special Offences Court that sentenced him to 60-year jail for defiling a 2-year-old female pupil of Chrisland School, hit the rocks as the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Monday affirmed the sentence. Adenekan was convicted of the offence on October 24, 2019, by Justice Sybil Nwaka of the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja. Displeased with Justice Nwaka’s verdict, Adenekan had through his lawyer, Mr Olatunde Adejuyigbe (SAN), approached the Court of…

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OBJ left out as Buhari honours Tinubu, Soyinka, Osoba, others with railway stations

Share this on WhatsAppEx-President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s name was conspicuously missing as President Muhammadu Buhari named railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan and the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri corridors after “deserving citizens who contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.” According to a statement signed by the Ministry of Transportation’s Director, Press and Public Relations, Eric Ojiekwe, the minister, Chibuike Amaechi, disclosed that the Apapa Station has been named after the All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu; the Abeokuta Station named after respectable Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole…

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Schools to open Aug. 4 -FG

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government has asked schools in the country to reopen for graduating pupils effective August 4. It also announced that this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination would commence on August 17. This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong. In the statement titled, ‘Exit Classes To Reopen August 4th’, the ministry said the agreed dates were part of the resolution reached after a consultative meeting with the education commissioners of the 36…

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Ex-banker involved in Diezani’s $153m loot trial testifies against Magu

Share this on WhatsAppAn ex-banker, Dauda Lawal, on Saturday appeared before the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel to give evidence against the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Lawal, a former staff of an old generation bank is currently standing trial before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly receiving $25m out of the $153m loot traced to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. A source close to the panel told The Punch that the former banker was invited as part of…

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See who got what in Akpabio’s list of lawmakers awarded NDDC contracts

Share this on WhatsAppGodswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has released names of members of the National Assembly who were awarded contracts by the Niger Delta Development Commission. The list was contained in a letter Akpabio sent to the National Assembly. The National Youth Council of Nigeria presented the document to the media in Abuja on Sunday. According to the letter, Akpabio listed Senator Peter Nwaoboshi’s name against 53 projects. The projects included Emergency Repairs of Asue Street, Owa Phase 2; Emergency Repairs of ldumuogbe Road via Ojemaye; Emergency Repairs…

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FirstBank offers support to SMEs in educational sector through the pandemic

Share this on WhatsApp By Chinyere Nwokeoma, NAN First Bank of Nigeria Limited has offered to give financial support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Education Sector to cushion the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic. Mr. Bankole Adediran, Head, Transaction Banking Products, FirstBank, made this known at the Bank’s SMEConnect webinar with theme: “Managing Your School through the Pandemic: Engagement and Retention Strategies”. Adediran said that the Bank was ready to partner with SMEs in the education sector through the period of the novel coronavirus pandemic to sustain…

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Why Lai Mohammed asked NBC to stop BBN

Share this on WhatsAppAlhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, has asked the National Broadcasting Commission to halt the transmission of TV reality show, Big Brother Naija due to the coronavirus pandemic. The minister said the need to stop the reality show, which entered its fifth season on July 20, became imperative due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Acting Director-General of the NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, told senior management members of the commission at a meeting that he had been directed by the minister to shut down the…

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‘Iya Jogbo’ of Max FM is dead

Share this on WhatsAppMax FM’s Popular ‘On Air Personality’, Emmanuella Porbeni Adepoju, who plays Iya Jogbo in a weekly afternoon belt popular radio programme, is dead. The management of the station reports that the lady who cast as an elderly, witty and funny mum to Wale, the husky voiced dude and his kid sister Tatafo (Dr. Helen Paul) died on Friday after a brief illness. Share this on WhatsApp

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Friday July 31 is Eid-el-Kabir -Sultan

Share this on WhatsAppThe Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, has declared Friday 31st July 2020, as the 10th day of Zulhijia 1441 and the day of Eid-el-Kabir. Abubakar, also advised on how to observe prayers across the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This is contained in a statement issued signed by the Chairman, Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sambo Junaidu. “In view of the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sultan hereby advises all the…

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Lamentations of FCMB Customer: ‘If you see me walking the street naked, it is caused by FCMB’

Share this on WhatsAppApparently disturbed by the continuous malfunctioning of all digital banking platforms of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), its customers have come angrily on the bank. At the moment, the bank is faced with a monumental disaster as system breakdown has entered its fifth consecutive days. Most customers’ complaints were that funds either transferred from FCMB or to FCMB in the last four days are yet to be remitted to beneficiaries.Some customers that took to Twitter described the bank as a glorified microfinance financial institution in which most…

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Tyson returns to the ring in battle of oldies

Share this on WhatsAppIron Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion who retired in 2005, revealed on Thursday that he will make a comeback at age 54, fighting Roy Jones Jr. on September 12 in Los Angeles. On his Legends Only League website, Tyson announced the bout against Jones, a 51-year-old fighter who briefly held the heavyweight title and has fought consistently into his 50s. “It’s just going to be amazing,” Tyson said. Share this on WhatsApp

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Jonathan in Aso Rock, says ‘my relationship with Buhari is okay’

Share this on WhatsAppFormer President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked President Mohammadu Buhari for naming a railway station in Agbor, Delta State, after him saying his relationship with the President “is okay”. Jonathan, in an interview, with State House correspondents on Tuesday shortly after meeting President Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, described the naming of Warri-Itakpe rail station after him as a good gesture by the President. The former President was in the State House to brief President Buhari on the crisis in Mali and efforts aimed…

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Presidency replies Senate over ‘quit notice’ to Service Chiefs

Share this on WhatsAppThe Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has replied the Senate over the quit notice issued to Service Chiefs of the Armed Forces. Adesina on Tuesday said the appointment and sacking of service chiefs remained the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari. He wrote in a statement titled “Service chiefs: Position of Presidency on resolution by the Senate.” He was responding to the Senate which on Tuesday asked the nation’s heads of armed forces to step aside following the killings of soldiers currently…

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GTBank Marks 10 Years of Autism Advocacy

Share this on WhatsAppHolds Annual Autism Conference July 27th- 28th For the past 10 years, Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been at the forefront of the advocacy for people living with autism. The Bank’s Orange Ribbon Initiative has also become a major rallying point for driving awareness about Autism, campaigning against the social stigma associated with developmental disorders and helping people with autism live a full and productive life. This year, as part of its Orange Ribbon Initiative, GTBank will hold its 10th Annual Autism Conference via live stream on…

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50 @ 61: Sarri hails ‘extraordinary’ Ronaldo

Share this on WhatsAppJuventus manager Maurizio Sarri hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as ‘extraordinary’ after he became the quickest player to reach 50 goals in Serie A on Monday night. The Portuguese sensation scored twice within three minutes against title rivals Lazio to put Juventus on the cusp of yet another league title. Ronaldo converted a penalty after VAR determined a handball, then finished off a swift counter-attack following a pass from Paulo Dybala in the 2-1 victory. The brace took him to 51 Serie A goals in total but he became…

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FG to close 3rd Mainland Bridge midnight on Friday

Share this on WhatsAppBabatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing has announced that the Federal Government will effect the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos from Friday midnight July 24, 2020. At a news briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, Fashola stated that between 2015 and 2019, the government undertook a survey of all the bridges in Nigeria to determine their conditions and the urgency of repairs that should be done on them. Fashola revealed that “Some were critical, others were less critical and the Third Mainland…

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