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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How Maradona died, “Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above,” – Pele mourns

Share this on WhatsAppDiego Maradona has died at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest. The football legend had a heart attack at his home just two weeks after leaving hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain.  Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, helped Argentina win the World Cup in 1986, the pinnacle of an illustrious career.  He played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona among others and was adored by millions all over the world…

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Like father, like son: Maina’s son’s jumps bail, court orders his arrest

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday revoked the bail granted Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, and ordered his arrest for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges. Justice Okon Abang also ordered that his trial on money laundering charges would proceed in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court. The judge also summoned his surety, a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dangaladima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara…

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Don’t come to Osun, PDP warns Aregbesola

Share this on WhatsAppThe Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday warned ex-governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, not to visit the state or stage any celebration that may destabilise the peace of the state. A statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Diran Odeyemi, obtained by newsmen in Osogbo, also called on security operatives to pay attention to the planned visit by Aregbesola purportedly to mark 10 years of the return of progressives’ administration in the state.  Odeyemi also said Aregbesola’s visit had exposed Oyetola, Aregbesola’s strained…

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Emirates offers first-ever $500,000 multi-risk travel insurance coverage

Share this on WhatsAppEmirates customers can now plan their travels and fly with even greater assurance and peace of mind, with the airline’s latest industry-first initiative to provide expanded, multi-risk travel cover on top of its current COVID-19 cover. Provided by Emirates at no additional cost to its customers, and provided by AIG Travel, this cover is the first of its kind in the airline and travel insurance industry. It is designed to provide all Emirates passengers a truly unique offer for stress-free and hassle-free travel. This new multi-risk travel…

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Nnamdi Okonkwo Emerges Banker of the Year

Share this on WhatsAppFidelity Bank CEO, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo was on Sunday adjudged Banker of the Year at the Business Hallmark People of the Year Awards 2020.  The award, presented during an elaborate ceremony in Lagos, was conferred on Mr. Okonkwo in utmost recognition of his leadership and vision having not only overseen strong financial performance for the bank in recent times but also guiding the financial institution to greater heights in a highly competitive industry.   According to the organizers, Hallmark Newspapers Limited, the award was aimed specifically at…

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Breaking: Ndume goes to jail over Maina’s disappearance

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the remand of Senator Ali Ndume over his inability to produce former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has jumped bail in respect of his ongoing N2bn money laundering trial. Justice Okon Abang ordered that the Borno South Senator who stood surety for the fleeing defendant in May 2020 would only be released from prison until he either produces Maina in court or sells off the N500m worth of property located in Asokoro,…

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Corruption: FIFA bans CAF boss, Ahmad for 5yrs

Share this on WhatsAppThe head of African football Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body announced on Monday. Ahmad, from Madagascar, has been president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) since March 2017 and was standing for re-election when FIFA banned him for “governance issues”. In their statement, FIFA said that Ahmad had “breached his duty of loyalty, offered gifts and other benefits, mismanaged funds and abused his position as the CAF President”. Ahmad has also been fined 200,000 Swiss francs…

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Govt putting our lives at risk -Labour leaders, as meeting on fuel pump increase ends abruptly

Share this on WhatsAppThe meeting between the Federal Government and the organised labour on the hikes in fuel pump price and the electricity tariff on Sunday ended in disarray as the labour leaders walked out of the parley in anger. The dialogue, which was meant to take updates on the implementation of resolutions reached during the three previous meetings, ended abruptly barely 10 minutes after it commenced at the Presidential Villa banquet hall, Abuja. The meeting had started at 8:18 pm when the Trade Union Congress President, Quadri Olaleye, raised…

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Gbajabiamila names security aide who shot n/paper vendor, promises justice, support to deceased family

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has confirmed that an agent of the Department of State Services attached to him shot and killed Ifeanyi Okereke, a newspapers vendor in Abuja. Gbajabiamila, in his second statement on Friday, identified the DSS agent as Abdullahi Hassan. The Speaker, who vowed to get justice for the deceased, disclosed that he had contacted Okereke’s family members and would meet with them. The statement read, “The unfortunate death of Mr Ifeanyi Okereke at the hands of one of my…

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Breaking: FG concedes to ASUU’s demands, offers N60bn funding, allowances

Share this on WhatsAppRespite came the way of government-owned university students as striking Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government came to the middle line with the government acceding to requests of the union. After protracted negotiations and foot-dragging, the Federal Government on Friday accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities that they are exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. The government also shifted grounds on a number of issues, reading out the communique at the end of a seven-hour negotiation with…

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Q3 2020: Zenith Bank Profit Before Tax rises by 1%

Share this on WhatsAppZenith Bank Plc has announced its unaudited results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2020 with with a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N177 billion, representing a 1% growth over the ₦176 billion posted in the same period in the previous year. This performance demonstrates the Group’s resilience against the backdrop of a challenging macro-economic environment brought about by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the unaudited account which was presented to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), gross earnings were up 4% year-on-year (y-o-y) to ₦509…

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Gbajabiamila Explains: How my security aide killed a newspaper vendor

Share this on WhatsAppSpeaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila on Friday admitted that his security guards killed one of the citizens who obstructed his convoy at the Eagles Square, Abuja on Thursday. Mr. Gbajabiamila said he was distraught by the incident and had immediately suspended the officer involved and asked police to thoroughly investigate it to bring justice to the family of Ifeanyichukwu Elechi. A video surfaced on Thursday showing a man who was shot by a police officer at Eagles Square, a few meters away from the parliament. Mr.…

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Banks now charge customers for failed transactions

Share this on WhatsAppNigerian banks have started charging customers for failed transactions, a move that could further compound economic hardship already assailing the masses. The charges were imposed following a CBN directive earlier this year that directed banks to penalise customers who initiate direct debit transactions on their account but lack funds to complete the transaction. In an email notice sent out to customers by Stanbic IBTC on Thursday and seen by Peoples Gazette, the penalty of one percent of the amount being transferred or N5000 of such, depending on…

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GTBank posts ₦167.4bn PTB for Q3

Share this on WhatsAppGuaranty Trust Bank plc has released its unaudited financial results for the period ended September 30, 2020 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. The 3rd Quarter result shows improved performance across key financial metrics, reaffirming the Bank’s capability to navigate the current economic challenges occasioned by impact of COVID 19 on World economies. The performance reflects its position as one of the leading and best managed financial institutions in Africa. The Group reported Profit before tax of ₦167.4billion, representing a decrease of 1.9% over ₦170.7billion recorded…

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Sterling Bank grows trading income by 265% in Q3 2020

Share this on WhatsAppSterling Bank Plc, a full service national commercial bank, has reported a trading income of N7.1 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020 compared with N1.9 billion for the corresponding period of 2019, representing an increase of 264.7 percent. The bank made the remarkable financial performance despite the prevailing uncertainties that characterised the macro-economic environment in the wake of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the attendant fiscal reforms by the Federal Government.  In his remarks on the impressive performance, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman, Managing…

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Video: Speaker Gbajabiamila’s police escort shoots newspaper vendor dead

Share this on WhatsAppA security aide to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has allegedly shot a newspapers vendor in the head. The incident, which occurred at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, around 3pm on Thursday, caused panic in the area. The victim identified as Ifeanyi Okereke was subsequently rushed to the National Hospital by his brother and some police officers, where he reportedly died. Our correspondent learnt that the shooting incident happened when Okereke and other street vendors selling on the Shehu Shagari Way, Three Arms Zone,…

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Our game plan for Social Media -Lai Mohammed

Share this on WhatsApp*Budgets N250m for media, influencers, bloggers The Federal Government on Thursday said it has no plan to shut down the internet or social media. It said it would only work with stakeholders to regulate social media. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja. Mohammed observed that social media was used wrongly to cause mayhem in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest. Meanwhile, Lai Mohammed’s Federal Ministry of Information and Culture has budgeted N250m for engagements with foreign media,…

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Why Sen. Ndume is to forfeit N500m bond over PenCom’s Maina

Share this on WhatsAppA Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered chairman of Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, who stood surety for the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reforms Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina to appear in court to show cause why he should not be remanded in prison and forfeit his N500m bail bond pending when he would be able to produce the defendant. The court also ordered the arrest of Maina, adjudged to have jumped bail regarding his trial involving N2bn money laundering charges. A federal high…

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ASUU alleges AGF Idris’ multi-billion naira fraudulent deals

Share this on WhatsAppThe Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has asked the Accountant-General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris, to explain how he acquired some multi-billion naira properties in Kano State. The ASUU’s Bauchi zone coordinator, Prof. Lawan Abubakar, in a statement on Wednesday, sought the AGF’s explanation on how he bought Sokoto Hotel in Kano at the sum of N500million and ordered for its immediate demolition to build a multi-billion naira shopping mall. The union confirmed that the project is ongoing.The university lecturers also asked the AGF to…

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Nigeria’s biggest e-commerce tech holds November 26

Share this on WhatsAppHicolumn, the biggest ground-breaking e-commerce Tech that gives merchants (big or small), especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the opportunity of leveraging the internet to serve or sell to their existing and prospective customers anywhere and anytime, without the customers physically visiting the shops opens in grand style on November 26, 2020. It promises enabling consumers to buy from shops that they would ordinarily prefer to buy from physically. The hi-tech company being a platform designed for consumers to buy from and within their immediate community of…

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Consumers laud Mouka for quality products, initiatives for improved wellbeing

Share this on WhatsAppConsumers have commended Mouka for its delivery of quality products that improve wellness and other worthy initiatives in line with its mantra of adding comfort to life. They also applauded the frontline company for its leading role in the manufacturing of mattresses and other bedding products which cater to the needs of the different segments of the society, to make quality sleep possible. The commendation came on the heels of the advocacy by the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) that quality sleep helps in boosting the immune…

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Diabetes, not a death sentence experts, patients conclude at Ecobank Day

Share this on WhatsAppMedical experts and patients living with Diabetes have submitted that the dreaded disease is not after all a death sentence but with proper management, those affected could survive and live long. They expressed this view at a webinar to commemorate this year Ecobank Day. Ecobank Day is a special day set aside every year by the Ecobank Group, for management and staff of the bank to embark on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities that impact its immediate environment and people.   This year’s theme is ‘Take Action Against…

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#EndSARS: Massive resignation hits Nigeria Police

Share this on WhatsAppResignation letters from hundreds of officers in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests have allegedly been rejected by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, The Guardian is reporting. This newspaper gathered that hundreds of policemen were ready to leave after their humiliation and burning of stations. “There is no amount of talk that will assuage the anger of policemen. We are very angry. Many of my colleagues tendered their resignation, but they are not accepting it. The morale is terribly low. Our officers were dehumanised. Some…

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N69.4bn debt: AMCON seizes Jimoh Ibrahim’s properties, freezes bank accounts

Share this on WhatsAppThe Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has taken over 12 assets belonging to the Chairman of Global Fleet Group, Jimoh Ibrahim, and frozen all his accounts over his debt which amounts to N69.4bn. The seizure of the assets is pursuant to an order by Justice R.M. Aikawa of a Federal High Court, in Lagos. AMCON on Wednesday took effective possession of all 12 properties through its Debt Recovery Agent – Pinheiro Legal Partners, which include the following: the building of NICON Investment Limited at Plot 242, Muhammadu…

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FirstBank launches KIDFIRST, MEFIRST to promote saving culture for teenagers

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider has announced its variant account products – KidsFirst and MeFirst – created to encourage the right savings culture among children from 0 – 17 years. The offerings have relevant enhancements including appropriate parental guidance and financial discipline for children as they grow into adulthood. Both accounts can be opened with zero balance and operated with a minimum balance of N100.00. KidsFirst Account is designed for children between the ages of 0 and 12 years to…

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Ooni’s Palace announce the birth of ‘Crown Prince’

Share this on WhatsAppThe Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has announced the birth of the Ooni’s first son. Oba Ogunwusi has promised to name his first son on the throne after his idol, Tadeniawo Adesoji Aderemi, the most respected and trail blazing Ooni of Ife who died in 1980 after ruling the ancient town for 50yrs. A release by the Ooni’s Press Secretary, Moses Olafare says mother and child are in perfect condition. This is to officially inform the general public that The Almighty Olodumare…

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Osun partners Sterling Bank, others to launch tourism master plan

Share this on WhatsAppOsun State Government has announced plans to launch a tourism master plan known as ‘Culture and Tourism for Sustainable Economy’ (CUTOSEC) on November 19, 2020 in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, in collaboration with Sterling Bank Plc, Goge Africa, African Union ECOSSOC and La Campagne Tropicana. Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, who disclosed this recently in a statement in Osogbo, said the event would kick-start the aggressive implementation of plans that would make Osun Sterling Tourism Vision (OSTOV) 30-30 a reality. According to the governor, OSTOV…

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Emirates rated world’s safest airline

Share this on WhatsAppSafe Travel Barometer is the world’s most comprehensive solution to monitor and benchmark supplier initiatives in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry for the post-COVID world. Its rating mechanism considers safety measures and hygiene standards across all touchpoints of a traveller’s journey which Emirates has consistently delivered on. At every step of the journey, Emirates has spared no effort to prioritise the care, health and safety of its customers, employees and communities. Enhanced biosafety measures taken by the airline include the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits, protective…

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Access Bank is Africa’s Best Digital Bank for 2020

Share this on WhatsAppFor its continued investment in digital innovation, Africa’s largest retail bank, Access Bank PLC has been recognized as the ‘Best Digital Bank in Africa’ by Asian Banker. The announcement was made at the Asian Banker Middle East and Africa Regional 2020 Awards virtual ceremony. Access Bank, over the years, has leveraged technology including advanced analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics process automation to reform business operations and drive performance. Herbert Wigwe, the Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank PLC, commented on the award saying,…

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Video: Okada men chase Lagos task force officers

Share this on WhatsAppChaos broke out on the Ikeja Along, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, after motorcycle riders and personnel of the Lagos State Task Force clashed. In viral video, scores of riders are seen chasing the security operatives while spitting out a stream of expletives as the task force officers retreated to their operational vehicles which zoomed off immediately. It is the second day of the fight between the riders and the government officers. On Tuesday, the task force officers seized over 70 motorcycles around Second Rainbow, FESTAC Town over infraction of…

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Man cages wife for 4yrs, arrested by police

Share this on WhatsAppThe Delta State police command has arrested a man, Ame Edjeket, 41, for caging his wife in a room for four years and subjecting her to dehumanising conditions. The suspect allegedly impregnated her three times while she was in bondage at their home in the Orerokpe area of Delta State. The husband, who has eight children with the victim, was said to have fed her with only bread throughout her time in bondage and she was not allowed to shower or use the restroom. However, the bubble burst…

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UBA Chairman, Elumelu bags Belgium’s prestigious national honour

Share this on WhatsAppThe UBA Group has announced the conferment of Belgium’s oldest and most important national honour, the honourary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, on its chairman, Tony Elumelu. According to a tweet on the Group’s official Twitter handle, @UBAGroup, “this is in recognition of his commitment to the eradication of poverty & the economic empowerment of young Africans.” Elumelu, a respected African economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist is the chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation.…

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Its wrong to reinstate UNILAG VC -Chairman Visitation Panel

Share this on WhatsAppThe chairman of the Special Visitation Panel set up to probe the leadership crisis at the University of Lagos, Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, has faulted the reinstatement of Prof Toyin Ogundipe as the Vice Chancellor, saying he was skeptical about the integrity of the report. Sa’ad said he agreed to sign the report to avoid another crisis and in order to save the government from embarrassment but regretted that he had now been “stabbed on the back” by people he trusted. According to him, the recommendation that the…

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Nigeria Media Measurement Agency Collaborates with AMEC to host Annual Measurement Month

Share this on WhatsAppDespite recent developments succeeding the global impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC), an international regulator for media measurement and evaluation is organizing its annual AMEC Measurement Month in November 2020. This is an event that brings together over 160 members of the association in 86 different countries of the world and P+ Measurement Services, the foremost media intelligence agency and the only Nigerian member of AMEC is spearheading this year’s 5th edition of the event in Nigeria with the…

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Video: Ogun State’s popular perm sec in paternity scandal

Share this on WhatsAppThe last seems not to have been heard about the paternity scandal of former Ogun State,  permanent secretary, Bureau of Protocol and Ceremonials  Mr. Dolapo Odulana, as the lady who accused him of putting her in the family way, Adesanya Adenike Fausat said her son was ready to undergo a  deoxyribonucleic acid, (DNA) test,  a nucleic acid that contains the genetic code. It will be recalled that Mr. Odulana who is said to be a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God was accused by Adenike of…

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Hold Alaafin responsible if anything happens to me -ex-Queen

Share this on WhatsAppAnuoluwapo Adeyemi, the enstranged queen of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has alleged threat to her life as a result of her walking out of her marriage with the Oyo monarch and calling on Nigerians to hold the Alaafin responsible should anything happen to her or her children. Anuoluwapo who has a set of twins for the Alaafin alleged that there was an attempt to kidnap her and called on Nigerians to note that were anything to happen to her, the monarch should be held…

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Heritage Bank rewards local content language for October 1st “National Pledge” rendition

Share this on WhatsAppHeritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider has rewarded the winners of the rendition of the October 1st National Pledge in Pidgin English in celebration of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary. The four patriotic Nigerians, who emerged as the winners are Idowu Ilesanmi (Lagos); Christiana Chukwu (Lagos); Onovo Chukwuebuka (Edo) and Paul Eze (Abuja) received cash prize of N250, 000 each. The bank slated an online competition for customers to make videos recitation of them presenting the “National Pledge” in Pidgin English and the four best…

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FirstBank wins Best Mobile Banking App at Global Finance Awards

Share this on WhatsAppFIRSTBANK’S WINS GLOBAL FINANCE 2020 BEST MOBILE BANK APP AWARD First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider has announced that its mobile banking application, FirstMobile, has been awarded the 2020 Best Mobile Banking App award 2020 in the Global Finance Best Digital Bank Awards 2020. The achievement of this feat is largely attributable to the Bank’s relative strength and success of its web products and services, notably FirstMobile. Speaking on the 2020 Global Finance awards Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of…

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Africa mourns Ghana’s Rawlings

Share this on WhatsAppGhana’s former President Jerry Rawlings, a member of the radical and charismatic generation of figures who emerged in West Africa in the 1980s, died on Thursday aged 73, the presidency said. The former air force flight lieutenant led two coups in 1979 and 1981, railing against corruption and stamping his authority on the nation before ushering in democracy. Under his uncompromising command, several former heads of state and army bigwigs were executed, but to many of Ghana’s poor, Rawlings was their champion. The son of a Scottish…

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FirstBank hosts SME webinar to help entrepreneurs rebuild businesses

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, will host an SME webinar themed “Rebuilding your Business” by 10am on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 via Zoom meetings.   The event is organised in collaboration with FBN Insurance Brokers and FBN Quest with its discussants including: Tunde Owolabi, Group Executive, Retail Banking (Lagos & West), FirstBank; Olumide Ibidapo, MD/CEO FBNInsurance Brokers and Ijeoma Agboti, Managing Director, FBNQuest Funds.  As a brand committed to putting its stakeholders first, the SME Webinar is designed to empower…

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Biden: OBJ says its “victory of good over evil,” Kamala has Nigerian DNA

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, congratulated America’s President-elect, Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris over their ‘victory’ in the US election. Obasanjo, in a congratulatory letter issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, described the ‘feat’ achieved by the two Democrats as “victory of good over evil”. The former Nigerian leader wrote, “It is victory of good over evil and it is not victory for you and the people of America alone, but victory for most people of the world, majority of…

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‘You have what it takes to be President,’ Obama hails President-elect Joe Biden

Share this on WhatsAppFormer US President, Barack Obama, on Saturday, hailed the reported election of Democrat challenger Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, as the next US president-elect and vice-president-elect, respectively. Major international and US-based TV networks projected on Saturday that Biden won the US presidency over Donald Trump, a victory sealed after the Democrat claimed several key battleground states won by the Republican incumbent in 2016. An excited Obama, in a statement via Facebook, said his former deputy already carries himself as US president. He wrote, “I…

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Vehicles burnt as tanker explodes on Lagos/Ibadan expressway

Share this on WhatsAppScores of vehicles were burnt in a multiple accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway early Saturday morning. The inferno happened at about midnight when a tanker lost control, fell and burst into flames in the middle of the road. The incident happened just after the Long Bridge where there is both a car park and car sales stand. Eyewitness reports that many vehicles were razed in the inferno. The accident has led to motorists stranded in a gridlock on the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Officials of the Federal…

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Lagos Police vow to resist planned protest

Share this on WhatsAppThe Lagos State Police Command has vowed to “resist any planned protest, procession or gathering under any guise or nomenclature in Lagos State “. This was contained in a press statement on Thursday by the Lagos State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi. The statement was titled ‘We will resist any planned protest in Lagos -Police’ with EF No CZ: 5650/LA/PPRO/VOL.3/48. He warned that the police would not allow any form of protests whether tagged “peaceful” or not. Adejobi expressed concern that “the government and people…

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COVID-19: China bans Nigeria, others

Share this on WhatsAppThe Chinese government has placed a temporary ban on Nigerians from entering China. The ban covers other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our correspondent learnt that the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Philippines and a few others were also affected by the policy. It was gathered that the decision was informed by the evaluation of the COVID-19 situation in the concerned countries. Announcing this in a public notice on Thursday, the Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria…

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Georgia dismisses Trump’s suit on absentee ballots

Share this on WhatsAppA court in Georgia has dismissed a lawsuit by the state Republican Party and US President Donald Trump’s campaign asking that the county followed state laws on processing absentee ballots, Associated Press reported Thursday. According to AP, Chatham County Superior Court Judge, James Bass, did not provide an explanation for his decision Thursday at the close of a roughly one-hour hearing. The county includes the heavily Democratic city of Savannah. The suit had raised concerns about 53 absentee ballots that poll observers said were not part of an original batch…

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Fidelity Bank Posts Impressive 9 Months Results As Profits Hit 21.3bn

Share this on WhatsApp· Disburses over N50bn in intervention funds in 3 months Fidelity Bank Plc has continued to sustain its impressive run of financial performance with the strong 3rd quarter results for the year, released Monday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Details of the results show improvements in key indices though Gross Earnings dropped marginally by 3.7% from N161.1bn in 2019 to N155bn.  Profits were however up by 3.6%, closing at a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N21.3bn whilst Profits After Tax (PAT) rose by 7% from N19bn to N20.4bn in the period…

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Access Bank backs Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Citation’ to address issues of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Nigeria

Share this on WhatsAppAs part of its efforts to address Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Access Bank PLC has partnered with award-winning film producer and director, Kunle Afolayan, on his new movie ‘Citation’. In recent years, conversations around gender equality and violence against women have become mainstays in our society. Dr Ajoritsedere Awosika, the Chairman, Access Bank PLC, stressed the importance of the Bank’s efforts towards bridging the gaps that still exist, saying, “At Access Bank, we believe in gender equality and…

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Ibadan Assault Video: Soldiers arrested, detained

Share this on WhatsAppThe Oyo State security outfit, Operation Burst, said on Monday that it had arrested some of its personnel for allegedly assaulting a lady in the Beere community, Ibadan. The lady was alleged to have been beaten by some soldiers attached to the security team over allegation of ‘indecent dressing.’ Footage showing the assault on the lady, whose identity has yet to be ascertained, went viral at the weekend. In the viral video, officials of the outfit were seen using horsewhip on her in the full glare of…

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