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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Video: “He raped me too” confession of a victim of Akwa Ibom man butchered by ‘girlfriend’

Share this on WhatsAppA young lady, Effiong Laurel Scott, has come out to claim she was raped by the man who was hacked to death by a youth corp member in Akwa Ibom. On Sunday, January 10, a youth corper named Princess Odume, was apprehended and handed over to the police for allegedly killing a man identified as Japhet Akwaowo. Princess alleged that she killed him in self-defense after he threatened to kill her upon her refusal to oblige his request to remove her clothes so that he could have sex…

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Drama in Abuja as Prez. Buhari’s white pigeons refuse to fly

Share this on WhatsAppWhite pigeons, usually released as a sign of peace at memorials or other symbolic ceremonies were released by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday in Abuja. It, however, created a drama as the birds refused to fly despite multiple attempts by the President thereby sparking reactions on the social media. The President had opened the cage containing the birds at the National Arcade, picked up one of the doves, and thrown it into the air but the bird landed atop the cage…

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FirstBank begins 2021 with innovative, convenient virtual payment card

Share this on WhatsAppFirstBank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider has launched the Virtual Payment card, a Naira denominated debit card and digital representation of the plastic debit card. The card is designed to be linked to either a customer’s operative account or wallet account. The FirstBank Virtual Payment Card is a suitable alternative to the use of cash and cheques, with its wide-range features which  include the ability of cardholders to protect his/her card using the block and unblock capabilities; PIN Reset; Change PIN as well as…

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Trump makes history, impeached barely 1wk to end of tenure

Share this on WhatsAppWith one week left of his dramatic tenure as President of the United States, Donald John Trump has been impeached by the American House of Representatives. The embattled Trump on Wednesday became the first US president to be impeached for a second time, when a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted to charge him with inciting last week’s attack on the US Capitol. One week before Trump is to leave office, a total of 232 lawmakers, including 10 Republicans who broke with the president, voted…

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Again, COVID-19 claims another billionaire

Share this on WhatsAppAgain, COVID-19 struck the circle of the high and mighty in the society as it claimed renowned businessman and society top shot, Boluwatife Akin-Olugbade. The 64-year-old patriarch of the society and Aare Ona Kakanfo of Owu Kingdom, reportedly died today, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, after a brief illness traced to complications from COVID-19. The late foremost corporate lawyer was reported to have fallen ill, after returning from a wedding ceremony on December 26, where he had served as chairman of the reception. He was rushed to Paelon…

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Unilag, Uniben announce resumption dates

Share this on WhatsAppAuthorities of the University of Lagos have approved January 25 as the resumption date for academic activities just as the University of Benin announced January 30 as its own resumption date. Head of the Media Unit of the university, Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, said the institution would commence online classes on the announced date due to the second wave of COVID-19. The Federal Government had approved January 18 for schools to reopen across the country. But branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were…

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Ex-Lagos MILAD dies of COVID-19

Share this on WhatsAppA onetime military administrator of Lagos and Imo States and a staunch member of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu has died. The retired senior Naval officer, according to family sources, died as a result of complication arising from coronavirus disease. The source said Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu had been on admission as a result of COVID-19 infections and died early on Wednesday. Kanu was appointed the first military governor of Imo State, Nigeria in March 1976 during the military regime of General Olusegun…

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COVID-19 not connected to strange deaths in our family -Orisabunmi’s nephew

Share this on WhatsAppA nephew to the late Nollywood actress, Folakemi Aremu popularly known as Orisabunmi, has dispelled the rumour going around that she died of COVID-19 complications. Tunde Onishola, son to the late Kwara Falcons Basketball Club Technical Director, Steve Onishola, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ilorin that the multiple deaths were “just a coincidence’’. Onishola said neither his father, Steve; Orisabunmi and his younger sister, Janet Ademola died of COVID-19 related circumstance. NAN recalls that Onishola died in Ilorin on Thursday, January 7, barely…

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ASUU not sincere, we are ready to resume -Vice-Chancellors

Share this on WhatsAppVice-Chancellors of some federal and state universities in Nigeria have expressed readiness to reopen schools. Though the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening, the VCs said they had planned to reopen their institutions as directed by the Federal Government. One of the VCs of a federal university in the South-West told our correspondent that it was wrong for ASUU to claim that there were no guidelines for reopening varsities. Apart from the scare arising from the second wave of…

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Don’t postpone Varsities’ reopening -NANS

Share this on WhatsAppThe President of National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon has urged the Federal Government and members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to resume academic activities at the nation’s public universities. The students’ body also ordered its chapters in all tertiary institutions to set up COVID-19 task force teams to enforce all guidelines outlined by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and ensure the safe reopening of schools. ASUU had on December 24, 2020, conditionally suspended its nine-month-long strike after a lot of foot-dragging by…

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NCDC raises alarm over growing COVID-19 cases, says hospitals may collapse

Share this on WhatsAppThe Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has raised an alarm that the country is now reaching a critical level, adding that the hospital capacity will no longer be able to cope with more serious COVID-19 cases. Ihekweazu made the revelation this in a series of tweets on Monday while reacting to the spike in COVID-19 infections in the last one month. Ihekweazu said this as the fear of COVID-19 spread at the National Identity Management Commission grew on Monday because Nigerians besieged the NIMC offices…

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Access Bank renews commitment to customer education and satisfaction, with improved complaint channels

Share this on WhatsAppDriven by  its promise to deliver unrivalled customer service to all its customers, Access Bank Plc has announced an extension of its customer education and complaint management activities. Over the years, Access Bank has strived to reach all audience tiers and communities, communicating  and simplifying information on how customer-related bottlenecks can be resolved. According to Ogor Chukudebelu, the Chief Customer Experience Officer at Access Bank Plc, the institution’s efforts are borne out of the desire to “heighten the public’s consciousness and radically improve awareness of the vast…

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FG may ban train services -Amaechi

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government says it will shut down the Lagos-Ibadan and the Abuja-Kaduna train services should there be any case of Covid-19 detected among passengers, says Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport. Amaechi made the revelation on Monday during an NTA live programme, Good Morning Nigeria monitored in Lagos. He said train users must comply with all Covid-19 protocols from the beginning of every trip to the end. The minister said, “If we see that we are conveying passengers who have Covid from Lagos to Ibadan and…

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ASUU reject FG’s plan to reopen Varsities

Share this on WhatsAppBranches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. The chapters of the union, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, commented on the directive of the  National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels and lecture halls. ASUU said although its members  were ready to start work, government had not put measures in place for safe reopening of the schools. ASUU’s…

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Ogacheko Atanu: Our recurring dark spot, by Victor Adoji

Share this on WhatsAppIt was so easy for a number of people to lampoon, disparage and almost condemn those who decided against an agelong tradition: Celebrating The Season (Christmas and New Year) in Ane’Igala with associates, families and friends. Of course, the reasons that informed the decision were impeccable, tenable, well-reasoned, well-thought-through and rational and do not require elucidation. The statistics of asssasination-styled killings in Kogi East surges but even more despicably escalating is the calm after-the-storm, acquiescing-silence, selective amnesia and unquestioned ‘acceptance’ of such bestiality and contemptible lack of…

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Other candidates kick as Obiozor emerges Ohanaeze Ndigbo President General

Share this on WhatsAppA one time Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and Nigeria’s former ambassador to the United States, Israel, and Cyprus, Prof. George Obiozor, has emerged President-General of the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Obiozor emerged in an election held at Dan Anyim stadium in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Sunday. This is as other candidates for the position of the President General boycotted the election. Meanwhile, one of the leading contestants for the post of Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Chuks Ibegbu, has announced…

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House on the Rock pastor dies of COVID-19

Share this on WhatsAppA senior pastor with House On The Rock, Adeyinka Akinbami, has reportedly died as a result of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 61. Announcing Akinbami’s passing on Saturday, the Senior Pastor, HOTR, Paul Adefarasin, said he had yet to come to terms with his death. Adefarasin said the incident was a reminder of how deadly COVID-19 was and called on Nigerians to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols. Adefarasin tweeted, “Yesterday (Friday), I received the rude and shocking news of someone deeply dear to me and…

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Court dismisses APC’s certificate forgery case against Obaseki

Share this on WhatsAppA Federal High Court in Abuja on Saturday dismissed the alleged certificate forgery case filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State by the All Progressives Congress and one of its members, Edobor Williams. Delivering his judgment, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, held that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claim that Obaseki forged his academic certificates that he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission before the September 19 2019 governorship election in the state. The judge found as lazy, the attitude of the plaintiffs, who did no…

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Ajayi wins 59th FirstBank Lagos Open Golf Championship

Share this on WhatsAppIkoyi Club based category-1 amateur golfer, Ajayi Tajudeen has emerge winner of the 59thedition of the FirstBank sponsored Lagos Open Golf Championship. Ajayi closed with 1-under par 70 for a total of 7-over the course par to win the Championship by two-shots after 56-holes. Happy at the recently held golf tourney, Ajayi adduced his success to hard work, saying “I practiced a lot”. “There is no short cut to success which is why I take the sport very seriously. I was well prepared for this tournament because…

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24hr After Death: Another tragedy hits Orisabunmi’s family

Share this on WhatsAppA double tragedy hit the family of veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu popularly known as Orisabunmi as her immediate elder brother, Steve Onishola died 24 hours after her demise at the age of 71. Onishola, was the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin died after a brief illness. The State Chairman of the association, Dr. Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death in Ilorin on Thursday. The deceased was the Manager of Falcons on different occasions before he was appointed the club’s technical director. He was…

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FG to impose fresh lockdown

Share this on WhatsAppIndications that the Federal Government may impose a second lockdown emerged on Thursday as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said it will have no option other than to impose a fresh lockdown on the country if the rising cases of Covid infections been recorded continue. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja. The PTF Coordinator said the rising Covid infections recorded of recent in the country were concerning and might require a fresh lockdown.…

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Court orders bank to sell Forbe’s rated billionaire’s property

Share this on WhatsAppThe Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Fedrick Akinruntan is embattled as the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja, presided over by Justice Hassan Babangida has ordered the sale of his Abuja Febson Hotels and Malls located in Abuja. The court gave the order on the hotel owned by one of his companies, Obat Oil and Petroleum Limited to offset N5 billion debt it owes Ecobank Plc. based on a suit filed by Ecobank. The hotel,…

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JAMB reopens admission portal

Share this on WhatsAppThe Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says its portal has been reopened for the 2020/2021 admissions. The board said opening the portal gives institutions access to upload names of shortlisted applicants for the 2020/2021 admissions. The spokesperson for JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this in a telephone interview on Wednesday. When our correspondent visited the JAMB’s website on Wednesday, the portal had been opened. He quoted the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, as saying that admission processes must go through the Central Admission Processing System for approval.…

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Trump to Supporters: I will never concede to Biden

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday told a rally of his supporters outside the White House that he would never concede that he lost the election, as Congress readied to certify Joe Biden’s victory. “I will never give up. We will never concede,” Trump told the cheering crowd. “We will stop the steal.” Wearing “Make America Great Again” caps and sharing biscuits and beers, hundreds of Donald Trump supporters also insisted they would never accept Joe Biden as president as they traveled by bus from near Boston to…

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Congress Invasion: Mayor declares curfew in Washington

Share this on WhatsAppWashington, DC, will be under a 6:00 p.m. curfew tonight, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in a tweeted statement. It will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m. Thursday. The Electoral College certification vote has been paused after protesters incited by Trump breached the Capitol building. “During the hours of the curfew, no person, other than persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand, or motor by car or other mode of transport” within the district, the statement said. The US House and Senate were forced…

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Edo 2019: Ize Iyamu’s deputy disqualified

Share this on WhatsAppThe Edo State High Court sitting in Benin on Wednesday voided Audu Ganiyu, the All Progressives Congress deputy governorship candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election. A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kadiri Oshoakhemhe, had in a suit No: B/358/20 filed a case against the APC deputy governorship candidate and two others. Delivering judgment in Benin City, the presiding judge, Justice H.A Courage-Ogbebor, said that Ganiyu presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission in his Form EC9. Ganiyu was the running mate of…

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Edo jailbreak escapee nabbed in Ogun

Share this on WhatsAppA prisoner who escaped from Edo State during the jailbreak that followed the #EndSARS protest, Obehi Ogbeh, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command in Ifo Local Government Area of the state. Ogbeh who escaped from the white house prison yard in Edo State during the #EndSARS protest last year was arrested on Tuesday in the state while wandering about. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement. Oyeyemi said the prisoner was…

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FCMB names an amazon as replacement for Nuru Adam as CEO

Share this on WhatsAppFirst City Monument Bank has appointed its former Chief Financial Officer, Yemisi Edun as acting Managing Director. Edun was asked to step into the shoes of the Managing Director, Adam Nuhu, in acting capacity, who volunteered to go on leave while the bank probes paternity allegation involving a former staff of the bank, Moyo Thomas. It was learnt that the board of the bank met on Wednesday and a decision was reached that the most senior personnel, Edun, should step into the position as acting managing director.…

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National Infinity names ‘the bullet dodger’ Babagana Zulum as ‘Nigerian of the Year 2020’

Share this on WhatsAppProf. Babagana Umara Zulum, the executive governor of Nigeria’s Bornu State has been  announced as winners of National Infinity Magazine’s Nigerian of the Year 2020. According to a release signed by Olajide Ige, Editor-In-Chief of the magazine, Prof. Babagana Zulum, who took oath of office in 2019 as Governor of Boko Haram infested Bornu State, in North East of Nigeria, stood out, by plunging himself into the service of a people already dejected and overwhelmed by the insurgency that has ravaged the ancient people for years, and has…

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Paul Okoye of P-Square tests positive to COVID-19

Share this on WhatsAppPaul Okoye aka RudeBoy of the popular P-Square Duo, has tested positive for COVID-19. The artist with the stage name Iamkingrudy took to his Instagram page on Tuesday to make the announcement. He said, “I know as typical Nigerian or African is very hard to believe some will say “experience is the best teacher” “Oh well, the experience and the teacher has visited me and they’ve been dealing with me for more than 10days now”. He advised Nigerians to take the COVID-19 protocols seriously. This comes barely…

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Nigeria, Lagos record highest single day COVID-19 cases

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria yesterday recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 cases since the first infection was reported in February 2019. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the country on Monday recorded 1,204 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 91,351. Data on the agency’s website showed that Nigeria recorded its second-highest daily COVID-19 cases on December 18, 2020, with 1,145 people testing positive. A breakdown of the data showed that 75,699 have recovered from COVID-19 in the country while 1,318 have died of…

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Again FG unleashes more hardship, increases electricity tarrif

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government has again increased the electricity tariff payable by power consumers across the country thereby unleashing more hardship on the citizenry. Approval for the hike in tariff was given by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, as the increase which varies, based on different consumer classes, took effect from January 1, 2020. The NERC announced the tariff hike in its December 2020 minor review of the Multi-Year Tariff Order and Minimum Remittance Order obtained by our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday. The tariff increase is taking…

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My Bank, My Wife and The New Social Order, By Joseph Edgar

Share this on WhatsAppLet me first out myself. I am a former Employee of FCMB. I worked there for a bit in the securities trading arm, CSL. CSL is a legendary institution that continues to be the corner piece of the Nigerian Capital Market. I was the Head of Local Business. One thing that attracted me to the firm was its legacy. Its founder, Chief Subomi Balogun, was a hero of sorts to young Stockbrokers like myself. He had built the institution from his boot straps to the behemoth it…

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FCMB Sex Scandal: Board bows to pressure, ready to probe CEO, Adam Nuru

Share this on WhatsAppAs more people signed the electronic petition to Compel the Central Bank of Nigeria and board of FCMB to dismiss Adam Nuru on ethical grounds (marriage scandal), the board of the bank has commenced a probe into the scandal. As at the time of filing this report, a 6pm Sunday evening, 2,362 people have signed the petition asking the CBN to sack Nuru Adam over the illicit affair with Moyo Thomas, now an ex-staff of the bank with Nuru allegedly fathering the two kids Moyo had for…

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Video: Super Eagle’s Star, Victor Osimhen caught partying in Lagos, test positive to COVID-19

Share this on WhatsApp The 21-year-old has been sidelined since last November after dislocating his shoulder while representing Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations. He has scored two goals in six league appearances, but has not played since November 8 because of his shoulder injury. “Napoli can confirm that Victor Osimhen has tested positive for COVID-19 following his return to Italy,” Napoli said in a statement. “Osimhen is currently asymptomatic and has not come into contact with the rest of the squad.” The Italian side paid French club Lille…

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Sexual Assault: How Ogun Commissioner attempted to rape me -Victim narrates

Share this on WhatsAppA 16-year-old girl, Barakat Mayowa, has accused the Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abdul-Balogun, of sexual harassment which allegedly occurred at Ita Otu, Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the state. Mayowa recounted that the sexual harassment occurred on Thursday, December 31, in the commissioner’s apartment, where he allegedly fondled her breasts and muttered incantations while she screamed and struggled to free herself from his grip. The victim, in her confession to the police at the Abigi Division, narrated that the commissioner’s aides lured her to…

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Ogun to kick off Amotekun in January -Abiodun

Share this on WhatsAppThe Ogun State government has announced that the Southwest Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, will kick off in the state this January. The government also announced the commencement of the implementation of Residents Identification Cards with a view to providing a reliable database of the people living in the state. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, said the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, made these known in his New Year broadcast, on Friday. The governor added that the State Health Insurance Scheme, which…

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Over 4,000 Lagos COVID-19 patients undergoing home treatment -Abayomi

Share this on WhatsAppAboutt 4,176 persons infected with coronavirus in Lagos State are currently undergoing home-based treatment in the wake of the second wave infections across Nigeria, and the world at large. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, disclosed the figures on Friday via his Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, noting that 115 cases were in isolation. Abayomi wrote, “Total number of #COVID19 recovery in communities – 22,789; cases currently under isolation – 115; active cases under home-based care – 4,176; new #COVID19 related death – 3; total deaths – 240.” He…

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FirstBank tees-off 59th Lagos Amateur Golf Open Championship

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that the 59th edition of its annually sponsored Lagos Amateur Golf Championship Teed-Off at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 on Monday, 28 December 2020. The competition, which is one of the longest running international amateur events in the country is endorsed by the United State Golf Association (USGA) and the Royal and Ancient (R&A) of Scotland. Preceding the 2019 event, the golf tourney reached the notable milestone of being listed amongst…

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Showdown In Ghana: How bouncers forcefully ejected Burna Boy for Davido

Share this on WhatsAppAn eyewitness of a fight between Nigerian music superstars, Davido and Burna Boy, at a Ghanaian club on Monday, has said bouncers at the club ejected Burna Boy who stormed the club with six hefty men. Earlier today, the news went round that there was a fight between Nigerian superstars, Davido and Burna Boy at a club, Twist Club and Lounge, in Ghana. In several videos that have since gone viral, Wizkid was also seen at the club drinking from a bottle seemingly unbothered by the rancour.…

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Lady kills boyfriend while testing bulletproof charm

Share this on WhatsAppA young man simply known as ‘Email’ was reportedly shot to death by his girlfriend, Blessing, in the process of testing a local charm bulletproof (Odeshi). Email was killed in a compound where he resided at Nelson Mandela street, Calabar South, opposite the Assembly of God Church. The victim was said to be trading in Indian hemp and was with a group of his friends at the time of the incident in his compound. According to the younger brother to the girl, (name withheld) who narrated the…

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Fidelity Bank announces retirements, appointments of board members

Share this on WhatsAppFidelity Bank Plc wishes to announce new Board appointments in place of some of its outgoing Directors, who recently successfully completed their tenure on the Board in accordance with the Bank’s internal governance policies. Mrs. Aku Odinkemelu, Executive Director, South Directorate, who was appointed to the Board on August 4, 2014, will be retiring by December 31, 2020. As Executive Director, Aku played a defining role as a member of the transformation team in Fidelity Bank over the last 6 plus years. Her responsibilities covered the Commercial, SME, Consumer…

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The Next Titan Season-7: Heritage Bank powers Palm oil entrepreneur with N10m

Share this on WhatsAppHeritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider, in its continued bid to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), has again empowered the winner of The Next Titan Season-7 with whooping sum of N10million. An entrepreneur, Joshua Joseph Idiong who is the CEO of Josult Oil Processing Company, a palm oil processing company in Akwa Ibom State emerged the winner of the Next Titan Season-7, themed: The Unstoppable.” The graduate of Federal University of Technology Owerri with Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science emerged winner after…

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Michael Jackson’s Ranch sold for $22m

Share this on WhatsAppMichael Jackson’s famous 2,700-acre Southern California ranch has been sold for 22 million dollars to billionaire Ron Burkle, The Wall Street Journal reported. Burkle, who Forbes estimates is worth 1.5 billion dollars, was a friend of Jackson, who helped manage his money in the mid-2000s, according to the Journal. He is also co-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Neverland was first put on the market in 2015, available for 100 million dollars six years after Jackson’s death. Colony Capital, a real estate investment firm, owned the Los Olivos,…

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Xmas day fire averted as petrol tanker falls in Lagos

Share this on WhatsAppWhat would have been an inferno on Christmas day was averted in Lagos as a petrol laden truck upturned and spilt its content. The yet-to-be-identified driver of the truck was reported on the run after he lost control of the vehicle around the Sunrise area of Tincan, in Lagos State, on Friday. It was learnt that the truck upturned after the driver rammed into a pothole around 7.30 am, and the content being conveyed to a destination in the state, spilt on the road. Confirming the incident,…

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Dark Xmas for Nollywood as filmmaker, Chico Ejiro dies

Share this on WhatsAppDarkness befell Nigeria’s film industry on Christmas day as popular filmmaker, Chico Ejiro, died in the early hours of Friday. The prolific film maker reportedly died at about 2am on Christmas Day. Ejiro was popular for his blockbuster movies in the 90s. He produced movies like Silent Night, Blood Money, Deadly Affair, among several other notable movies. In a phone conversation with The PUNCH, his colleague and close friend, Zik Zulu, said, “Yes, it is true, Chico Ejiro is dead.” Also, the President of the Actors Guild of…

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Video: Lagos Gov., Sanwo-Olu makes public appearance after defeating COVID-19

Share this on WhatsApp“Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu tests negative to COVID-19. Now out of isolation,” Akosile tweeted with a video that showed the governor stepping out to address a press at the State House in Marina. The state health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, had announced on December 12 that the governor tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Other governors who had tested positive for the virus and recovered include the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa…

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COVID-19: FirstBank launches ‘Mask Up, Stay Safe’ campaign

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider has announced its ongoing digital campaign “Mask Up, Stay Safe” as part of its advocacy to encourage everyone to consciously protect one another against the COVID-19 pandemic. The digital campaign which is designed to employ a fun approach to urge and engage its stakeholders on the need to observe the safety and precautionary guidelines during the festive season is implemented using the Bank’s customised face mask filter on Instagram, that is made of the bespoke FirstBank…

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Breaking: ASUU suspends 9-month strike

Share this on WhatsAppThe Academic Staff Union of University has suspended its nine-month-long industrial actions. National Infinity reports that the academic trade union body had embarked on an industrial action since March 2020. ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja. He said the suspension of the strike takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, had earlier on Tuesday, assured Nigerians that the prolonged strike by the varsity lecturers would be called off…

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Again, Fayose lashes Gov., Makinde, calls him ‘baby governor’

Share this on WhatsAppAyodele Fayose, an ex-governor of Ekiti State, has again lashed out at Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, describing him as a baby governor and not his leader, but his follower in South-West PDP. The enraged stalwart of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party insisted Gov. Makinde can not be the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-west. He noted that leadership should be earned and not for anyone as a title. Fayose added that an ex-Ondo State Information Commissioner, Dr Eddy Olafeso, should be the next…

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