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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Breaking: Sanwo-Olu imposes 24hr curfew, says criminals have hijacked protest

Share this on WhatsAppLagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24hr curfew on the state. The move was in response to the ongoing #EndSARS protest that have turned violent across the state. In a tweet on his official Twitter handle; @jidesanwoolu, the governor said “I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society. Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of these protests…

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N885m Fraud: Court jail Keystone Bank staff

Share this on WhatsAppTwo BankPHB (Now Keystone Bank) staff, Mr. Anayo Nwosu and Mr. Olajide Oshodi  are to spend five years in prison for defrauding the Chairman of Dozzy Oil and Gas, Sir Daniel Chukwudozie N855 million. Trouble started for the duo when Nwosu leveraged on the relationship between his wife and the wife of the Dozzy Group chairman brought in Nulec Industries Limited owned by Indian Businessman, Asok Israni that is indebted to the bank and several other banks and sold a phantom share purchase scheme to him. Gathered…

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Video: Watch this Pastor finger his female church members during deliverance service

Share this on WhatsAppThis video of an unknown Pastor performing a strange deliverance on female members of his church has hit the internet. The unknown Pastor speaking in a dialect that sounded like Ghanaian was seen in the video applying what looks like an anointing oil to the private parts of his female parishioners before thrusting his finger into their vaginas and offering deliverance prayers for them one after the other. An assistant to the Pastor was also seen holding a piece of tissue paper close to the women’s vagina…

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FirstBank’s boss, Adeduntan joins Bretton Woods committee

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that its CEO, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan has been honoured with membership of Bretton Woods Committee (BWC).  FirstBank has also joined Bretton Woods Committee as an Organisational Supporter in line with the commitment to demonstrate cooperation and foster global well-being.  The membership, which is by invitation only, is in recognition of Dr. Adeduntan’s sterling leadership qualities including efforts in ensuring that FirstBank remains at the forefront in promoting financial inclusion in Africa.  According…

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FirstBank denies false tweet

Share this on WhatsAppOur attention has been drawn to the tweet making the rounds on social media on shutting down the FirstBank website following a false tweet that the Bank prevented staff from joining the ongoing protests in the country. As the largest banking institution in Nigeria, it is not unlikely that we may be seen as a target in circumstances such as these. This is rather unfortunate as we believe far reaching reform is necessary and we have said as much on a number of occasions across our platforms. …

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‘How they killed my driver’ -Surulere EndSARS victim’s boss briefs Sanwo-Olu

Share this on WhatsAppChief Sam Okafor, the boss of Okechukwu Iloamuazor who was killed during an #EndSARS protest in the Surulere area of Lagos State, has said his driver got down from the car to stretch his body when he was shot dead. The late Iloamuazor’s boss relived the incident on Saturday when Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited the widow of the driver hit by a stray bullet during the last Monday protest by youths in Surulere. The protest ended bloody when the police attempted to disperse some…

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FG commences application for N75bn youth investment fund

Share this on WhatsAppThe Minister of Youth and Sports Development Minister, Mr Sunday Dare, on Thursday, inaugurated the application for the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund in Abuja. This was disclosed in a statement titled ‘Minister flags off application for Nigeria Youth Investment Fund’. Addressing the press in Abuja, the minister said, “It is my pleasure to address you as we record yet another milestone in our drive to increase government’s investment in our youths, who we recognise as assets and not problems. “This mindset is the impetus that propelled us…

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Kwara Gov., Abdulrazak leads #EndSARS protest in Ilorin

Share this on WhatsAppDr. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Governor of Kwara State on Thursday walked along with hundreds of #EndSARS protesters to the police headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital, urging them to remain calm and peaceful while their grievances are being looked into. Acknowledging the grievances of the protesters, AbdulRazaq said he and a few governors and some businessmen have recently held a zoom meeting with some individuals involved in the protest movement following which their five-point demands were forwarded to the President, Muhammadu Buhari. According to Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief…

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Sanwo-Olu names policemen who fired live bullet in Surulere

Share this on WhatsAppThe Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed the identities of police officers suspected to have fired live ammunition at peaceful protesters in Area C Police Command in Surulere, Lagos. Sanwo-Olu gave the names of the erring officers to include Inspector Bagou Michael, Inspector Ekpoudom Etop, Sergeant Nnamdi Majura, and Sergeant Akinyemi Benson. Apart from the police brutality and harassment that occurred during the protest, 55-year-old Ikechukwu Iloamauzor was killed by a stray bullet. The governor disclosed that the four officers have since been arrested in connection…

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Abuja gives reasons for banning anti-SARS protests

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Capital Territory Security Committee has banned #EndSARS protests in Abuja, the nation’s capital, for alleged violation of the COVID-19 protocols. The FCT Administration said it was concerned that despite the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, last Sunday, the demonstrations had continued, causing inconveniences to law-abiding citizens. The resolutions of the meeting were contained in a statement on Wednesday titled,’COVID-19: FCT Security Committee prohibits street demonstrations,’ signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT minister, Mr Anthony…

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We received N77m to fund EndSARS -NGO reveals

Share this on WhatsAppOne of the groups propelling the ongoing anti SARS protest, Feminist Coalition, a not-for-profit organisation, says it has received over N77m cash donations to prosecute the ongoing protests. The ongoing nationwide protests are against brutality and extrajudicial killings by men of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. The group, whose objectives include “fighting injustice through peaceful protests, fundraising, and social media organisation” disclosed this in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Progress Report – October 15th, 2020’. It said the funds were raised “through…

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‘I didn’t send thugs after protesters’ -Sanwo-Olu

Share this on WhatsAppThe attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to some unverified reports in the social media alleging that the government-sponsored thugs to disrupt the #EndSARS protest. This is untrue and wicked. Such wild allegations were obviously concocted by enemies of peace and orderliness to whip up sentiments against the government, which has been doing everything possible to resolve the crisis by identifying with our youths in their efforts towards police reforms. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been preaching peace. So has the Deputy Governor, who addressed…

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‘Give us SARS’ -Northern Govs

Share this on WhatsAppThe 19 governors of Nigeria’s Northern states have rejected the total disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, submitting that the police unit has been useful in the fight against insecurity in the region. Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, made this declaration while fielding questions from State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Thursday. According to him, even though President Buhari has already approved the scrapping of FSARS, the northern…

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INEC announces date for 2023 presidential election

Share this on WhatsAppChairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday, announced that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023. Yakubu, at the inauguration of the House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review, said Nigeria is 855 days away from the 2023 general elections. He therefore urged the National Assembly to work fast on the exercise, ahead of the polls. Share this on WhatsApp

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ASUU meet FG today, may end strike

Share this on WhatsAppThe Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will today (Thursday) meet with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in a bid to end the over six months strike by the university lecturers. A statement by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mr Charles Akpan said Ngige would host a meeting with ASUU in Abuja. ASUU had embarked on an indefinite industrial action following its opposition to the government’s move to enforce the use of the Integrated Personnel…

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#EndSARSProtest: Badagry youths protest multiple checkpoints, Police extortion on expressway

Share this on WhatsAppYouths in Badagry area of Lagos State on Tuesday staged protest against the multiple checkpoints and extortion of motorists by law enforcement agents on Agbara-Badagry Expressway. The youths, in different groups, were seen at the popular Badagry Roundabout carrying placards with various inscriptions.Some of the inscriptions read: “Badagryians say no to multiple checkpoints. Badagryians say no to Police brutality. Reform Nigeria Police is now. We are not criminals, stop multiple checkpoints. Badagry youths say end SARS now.” Recall that Babatunde Hunpe, the member representing Badagry at the…

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‘No plot to impeach Obasa’ -Lagos lawmakers

Share this on WhatsAppThirty-five members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday denied a reported plot to impeach their Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa. They also passed a vote of confidence on the Speaker. The lawmakers, who praised the Speaker’s style of leadership, named a member, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh, as the brain behind the false information and sometimes, outright fake stories about the House and its leadership. The lawmakers passed the vote of confidence after their colleague representing Somolu Constituency 1, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, raised a motion eulogising…

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Ecobank rewards excite Xpress Point agents

Share this on WhatsAppEcobank Nigeria has rewarded its Agency Banking partners, also known as Xpress Point Agents across the six geo-political zones of the country with mouthwatering gifts for their performances from January to September 2020. The reward is coming ahead of the Ecobank Vanguard Digital financial inclusion summit bringing together stakeholders in the digital financial inclusion space in Nigeria. Announcing the rewards in Lagos, Nike Kolawole, Head, Agency Banking, Ecobank Nigeria said it was expedient to recognize and reward agents across the country for their tenacity, also knowing that…

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Videos: Pandemonium as #EndSARS, ProSARS protesters clash in Abuja, Lagos

Share this on WhatsAppPandemonium broke out Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday as #EndSARS protesters were attacked by other groups against the campaign. Several persons were injured and vehicles vandalised as the invasion of the new groups led to a clash at the popular Berger Roundabout in Abuja. The situation became chaotic as people scampered for safety and tried to defend themselves as the invading groups attacked the protesters with sticks and machetes, destroying vehicles and anything on their path. The situation held up vehicular traffic and…

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Buhari’s PenCom nominee has no NYSC certificate

Share this on WhatsAppHannatu Musa Musawa is a familiar name in political circles in Kano and Katsina States where her father, Alhahji Musa Musawa, bestrode like a political colossus. She is also a political activist in the mold of her father who was a juggernaut of the defunct Peoples Redemption Party led by the late Aminu Kano, and boast of connections in high places.  Thus, it was not surprising that she was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari to the board of the National Pension Commission (PenCom)  as a commissioner to represent North…

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Atiku’s company, Intels sack 600 workers

Share this on WhatsAppIntels Nigeria Limited, a company reportedly owned by ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubarkar has incurred the wrath of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria for laying of about 600 of its workforce. The union has therefore issued a seven-day ultimatum to the management of Intels to withdraw the sack letters issued to the embattled staff. The affected workers were said to be in its Rivers and Warri operational areas. The MWUN said the company, would face total shut down of its operations nationwide should management refuse to act accordingly.…

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Adeboye backs #EndSARS

Share this on WhatsAppPastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has lend his voice in support of the #EndSARS protests rocking the nation. Adeboye, Nigeria’s most respected cleric tweeted on Wednesday evening saying, “Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men will not see visions if we don’t keep them alive. “I support the youths in this peaceful protest as they “speak up” to #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSARS #ENDSWAT.” Adeboye, who is a mentor to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, had earlier in the year embarked…

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Sterling One Foundation partners Today’s Woman on Health Workers Fund

Share this on WhatsAppToday’s Woman, a magazine of choice for the woman of style and purpose and her family has joined forces with Sterling One Foundation to help create awareness all over the world for its Health Worker’s Fund initiative using Giving.ng, a reputable crowd-funding platform.As part of its annual giving month social initiatives, the magazine has chosen to support the Sterling One Foundation Health Workers Fund project. In a post from her website, the magazine mentions the reasons for the partnership as acknowledging the fact that there is a…

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Don’t be selfish, Prez. Buhari urges Akeredolu in congratulatory message

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election and urged him to be humble and magnanimous in victory. Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari congratulates Rotimi Akeredolu on re-election as Ondo governor.” The President was quoted as advising Akeredolu to serve the people of the state better than how he did in his first term. He also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for…

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INEC declares Akeredolu winner of Ondo governorship election

Share this on WhatsAppThe Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Governor Rotimi Akeredolu winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state, having polled the highest score of 292,830 votes. Akeredolu defeated the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, who got 195,791 votes, and the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, of the Zenith Labour Party, who came a distant third with 69, 127 votes. The Ondo State Election Chief Returning Officer, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof Idowu Olayinka, made the announcement on Sunday at the INEC headquarters in Akure.…

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FG bow to pressure, disband SARS

Share this on WhatsAppThe Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. He said the operatives will be redeployed to other police formations and commands. Adamu announced this in a live broadcast on Sunday afternoon. The announcement came after days of online and offline protests against the brutality and extra-judicial killings by SARS operatives nationwide. At the briefing, the IGP said, “The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force otherwise known as SARS is hereby dissolved…

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Ondo 2020 Updates: (See details) Akeredolu leads in 15 LGs

Share this on WhatsAppOndo State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday governorship election, Arakinrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN is leading in 9 local councils results announced by the INEC with 178,854 votes. While the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede has won three local councils with 141,083 votes. According to a report monitored on The Guardian, deputy governor of the state who is also the candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Agboola Ajayi got 32,000 in the results announced so far. Ondo state has 18 local councils.…

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Ondo 2020: 75% of election results ready -INEC

Share this on WhatsAppThe Independent National Electoral Commission says all results in the Ondo State governorship election, will be in “hopefully” by Sunday afternoon. INEC National Commissioner, Prof Anthonia Simbine, made this known during a television programme in Akure, the state capital, on Saturday evening. Simbine said about 70 per cent of the results from all polling units in the state have been uploaded on INEC results viewing portal. She, however, pointed out that the Commission was mindful of the fact that the state was riverine in nature and, therefore,…

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Aftermath of EFCC interrogation: Lagos court freeze Obasa’s accounts

Share this on WhatsAppA Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the temporary freezing of three accounts belonging to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa. The order was pursuant to a motion ex parte filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which is investigating the Speaker for alleged fraud. According to the court papers obtained by Sahara Reporters marked FHC/L/CS/1069/2020, Obasa’s three accounts with Standard Chartered Bank are under restriction pending the conclusion of the substantive probe. They include: a United States Dollar account marked…

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Heavy security at National Assembly as Buhari presents 2021 budget

Share this on WhatsAppThere was heavy presence of security operatives in and around the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, where the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is presenting the 2021 Appropriation Bill before the parliament today. The ceremony began at 11 am. There was more deployment of officers of the Department of State Services, the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Federal Road Safety Corps and sergeants-at-arms, who manned strategic points. While shops and other private businesses including banks and restaurants are closed for the…

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Lagos Speaker, Obasa in EFCC’s net, undergoes interrogation

Share this on WhatsAppSpeaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, is presently undergoing interrogation at the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Obasa was invited and he honoured the invitation at the Lagos zone office of the commission on earlier today. “He was invited, not arrested. He is responding to questions,” Uwujaren said. Obasa, who is a two-time Speaker of the House, has been facing several allegations of corruption. Share this on WhatsApp

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APC’s senatorial candidate, Abiru in trouble over identity fraud

Share this on WhatsAppCandidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP in the forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial election, Babatunde Gbadamosi has sued his opposite contender in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tokunbo Abiru, accusing the former Polaris Bank CEO of identity fraud. The PDP is therefore calling for Abiru’s disqualification over what it called “voter fraud.” According to a statement by Adetokunbo Pearse, Media Director to PDP senatorial candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi“Lagos APC true to its disregard for the rule of law and disrespect for Lagosians has classified the PDP case against its…

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FG to close 3rd mailand bridge tomorrow

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government has announced that a section of the Third Mainland Bridge will be completely closed for three days for repair works. According to a statement on Wednesday by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Joshua Popoola, the total closure of the section of the bridge will start from Friday midnight. He explained that the repair works on the bridge had reached a stage where there should not be any form of movement or vibration on the bridge for concrete casting. Part of the statement read,…

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Breaking: Kaduna Gov., el-Rufai names Bamalli as new Emir of Zaria

Share this on WhatsAppThe Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. The new Emir studied Law at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a diploma in Organisational Leadership from Oxford University. Alh. Bamalli held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau and served as Nigeria’s ambassador to Thailand, with concurrent accreditation to Myanmar. He has been a permanent commissioner in the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission…

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Heritage Bank, 5 others get FG’s nod to open 774, 000 SPW beneficiaries’ accounts

Share this on WhatsAppFollowing its commitments to teeming entrepreneurs and youths’ empowerment, Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service providers has been engaged by the Federal Government to commence account opening for beneficiaries of the Special Public Works Programme through-out the 774 local governments. Also, five other financial institutions- Zenith, UBA, Access, Fidelity, FCMB are part of the banks appointed to engage in this exercise. The Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Kenyamo announced issuance of letters of engagement to six Nigerian banks to commence account opening…

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FirstBank disburses N17bn loan to salary earners through FirstAdvance

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, recently announced that loans in over the sum of 17 billion naira have been disbursed to individuals, across the country.  The loan disbursement is carried-out through FirstAdvance, its digital lending solution. FirstAdvance is designed to offer convenient and easy access to cash for salary earners whose accounts are domiciled with FirstBank and have received regular salaries for two months, prior to the loan request. In barely a year since the launch of FirstAdvance, over 128,000 unique…

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Fidelity Bank Appoints Obih and Opara as Directors

Share this on WhatsAppThe Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Engr. Henry Ikem Obih as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from September 21, 2020 and Dr. Kenneth Onyewuchi Opara as an Executive Director. The appointments have been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Dr. Opara will assume office as the Executive Director in charge of the Lagos & South West Directorate on January 1, 2021, taking over leadership of the Directorate from Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe who was recently appointed Managing Director/CEO…

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Osoba blasts Adebanjo calls him enemy of progressive politics

Share this on WhatsAppModern-day doyen of journalism in Nigeria and a former two term governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba has taken a swipe at Chief Ayo Adebanjo, describing the Afenifere chieftain as clog in the wheel of progressive politics. Aremo Osoba was reaction to allegations made by Adebanjo against him that he and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu sold-out on the issue of restructuring Nigeria. Osoba speaking in an interview published in Sunday vanguard said “I have consistently preached that this country needs genuine and true federalism. I have,…

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FIBAN threaten to sue KWAM1 over assault to member

Share this on WhatsAppFreelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, on Friday, threatened to take legal redress against popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly called KWAM 1, for allegedly assaulting a member of the association, Wole Sorunke. Sorunke aka MC Murphy, a radio presenter and event anchor, was allegedly attacked by KWAM 1 and his boys on Thursday night at the 60th birthday party of the Olu of Itori, Oba Abdulfatai Akamo, in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. It was reported that both Ayinde and Murphy…

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See list of Prez. Buhari’s nominees as Supreme Court judges

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve the appointment of eight new Supreme Court justices. The letter read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary on Tuesday, said the appointment was based on the recommendations of the National Judicial Council. Buhari said his action was “in pursuant to Section 231 (2) of the 1999 Constitution as amended and upon the advice of the National Judicial Council according to their ranking and seniority in the Court of Appeal.” The nominees are, Lawal Garba,…

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Our plans to become Africa’s gateway to the world -Access Bank

Share this on WhatsAppAccess Bank Plc (“Access Bank” or ‘’the Bank’’) announces today that it has received the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Approval-in-Principle for the Bank’s restructuring to a holding company (“HoldCo”). The proposed HoldCo structure would enable the Bank to further accelerate its objectives around business diversification, improved operational efficiencies, talent retention as well as robust governance. Further details regarding the HoldCo structure will be communicated to the market in due course. Access Bank also announces definitive agreements to bolster its market position in Mozambique and enter the South…

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Coronavirus threatens EPL as Liverpool’s Thiago tests positive

Share this on WhatsAppLiverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League champions confirmed on Tuesday. The 29-year-old, who joined from Bayern Munich this month, missed Monday’s 3-1 win over Arsenal and will now self-isolate. “Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines,” Liverpool said in a statement. “The club has, and will continue to follow, all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time.” The Spanish international will miss another…

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Again, Boko Haram hit Gov. Zulum’s convoy

Share this on WhatsAppBorno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, and his convoy were again attacked by Boko Haram on Sunday morning. The attack, which recorded no casualty occurred at about 10.30 am some two kilometers away from Baga while the governor was returning to Maiduguri. The convoy, according to some of the people who returned to Maiduguri on Sunday evening from the tour, was shot at by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. One of them, said, “There was no death recorded this time around except some minor injuries. “The windscreen of…

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COVID-19: FirstBank, LSETF partner to fund low-cost private schools

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced its partnership with Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) in a matching fund scheme.  The scheme aims to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on low-cost private schools by ensuring lending at an attractive interest rate. The programme will provide access to finance where participating schools can each be availed up to N5 million as well as capacity development, business and financial advisory. There will be monitoring and evaluation to ensure prompt loan repayment. To enjoy…

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Atiku dead, buried in Kano

Share this on WhatsAppShehu Atiku, the immediate past Chief Judge of Kano State High Court of Justice, who died on Sunday was laid to rest yesterday in Kano. The Public Relations Officer, Kano High Court, Baba Ibrahim Jibo, in a press statement, issued on Monday morning, confirmed the demise of the jurist. According to Jibo, the former CJ died of an undisclosed ailment. The final Islamic funeral rites were performed on his remains at Umar Ibn Khattab Mosque, on Monday morning, before his internment in accordance with Islamic injunctions. The…

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Court fines Senator N50m for assaulting woman

Share this on WhatsAppThe High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, on Monday, awarded N50m damages against the senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo, to be paid as compensation to a female attendant at a sex-toy shop, Osimibibra Warmate, whom he assaulted. Justice Samira Bature gave the order in her judgment on the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by Warmate against the senator. The video clip of the alleged assault of the woman by the senator had gone viral. The police had in 2019 charged before a…

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Fatti Bello celebrates birthday, takes business to next level

Share this on WhatsAppHajia Fatima Bello Azeez is a beautiful woman who makes other women beautiful. She is a big player in the Aso Oke Fabric business. Call her the Queen of Aso oke and you won’t be wrong. Jumrash, her brand is big. She is in a happy mood right now as she celebrates her birthday and she is not leaving any stone unturned to celebrate good life and thank God for how far she has gone in life and business. Remember JumrashAso-Oke is a name that is synonymous…

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Heritage Bank, PWC, Deloitte canvass use of tech to rescind effects of Covid-19, tackle fraud

Share this on WhatsAppHeritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider has called on internal auditors of banks to adopt the various digital technologies to prevent fraud and annul the adverse impact of Covid-19 on the financial ecosystem. Speaking at the just concluded 47th Quarterly Meeting of the Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria (ACAEBIN), the MD/CEO of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo disclosed that for improved banking operations and safer financial system for stakeholders, internal auditors must be dynamic and quick to adopt various digital measures.…

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BUA Group is #9jaSuperBrandOfTheMonth for September – BrandEscort

Share this on WhatsAppThe management team of BrandEscort has announced BUA Group as its #9jaSuperBrandOfTheMonth for September. BUA Group was nominated for donating  an additional sum of N350million to CACOVID (the Central Bank of Nigeria-led private-sector coalition on Covid-19) in September, bringing to N1.35billion its total donation to CACOVID, in a bid to sustain the fight against Coronavirus in the country. So far, BUA has committed over N7 billion in cash, donations, infrastructure, foodstuff and medical supplies to the fight against the virus,  not minding the challenges faced by businesses globally,…

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Boko Haram fighters kill 15 security aides in Gov. Zulum’s convoy

Share this on WhatsAppJihadist fighters linked to the Islamic State group on Friday killed 15 security personnel in an ambush on the convoy of the regional governor in restive northeast Nigeria, three security said. Sources told AFP that eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of a government-backed militia were killed in the attack on vehicles carrying Borno governor Babagana Umara Zulum near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad. The insurgents opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades as the convoy was passing through a…

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