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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Amajiris’ Export To Southern Nigeria: Dangote replies Ohanaeze

Share this on WhatsAppAliko Dangote, Nigerian businessman and philanthropist and Africa’s richest man has refuted claims assertions that his company’s trucks were being used to transport Almajiris from the Northern part of Nigeria to the South. His reaction was contained in a letter dated May 27 and addressed to the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo. The letter entitled, ‘Allegation of illegal haulage against Dangote Industries Ltd’, was signed by Anthony Chiejina, Group Chief Communications Officer. Nwodo and other Southern and Middle Belt leaders recently expressed concern about the influx of Almajiris to the…

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PTF boss, Mustapha announces school reopening time

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government has said it would roll out the course of action for the reopening of schools in the country at a safe time. National Infinity reports that the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, stated this during a briefing on Wednesday in Abuja. Mustapha while congratulating children in the country on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day urged stakeholders to begin to take steps that would aid the reopening of schools. He said, “I wish to inform Nigerians that the…

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COVID-19: Hope rises as FG validates 3 herbal cure

Share this on WhatsAppThe hope of a potential cure for the raging pandemic, Coronavirus, brightened as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Wednesday, announced that three out of the numerous claims of COVID-19 herbal cure have been validated and forwarded to relevant authorities for validation. The Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha made the announcement while briefing journalists in Abuja. More to come… Share this on WhatsApp

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Nigeria’s oldest Monarch dies at 141

Share this on WhatsAppOnilua of Ilua, Samuel Durodola Afolabi, whose age was recorded as Nigeria’s oldest king at 141 years of age has joined his ancestors. The death of the centenarian threw residents of the community situated in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State into mourning. The monarch, who is believed to be the oldest in the inland state of Oyo in south-western Nigeria, joined his ancestors on the morning of Saturday, May 23. Born in 1879 during the reign of Adeyemi 1 of Alowolodu, who was the last…

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Beware! Using Chloroquine to treat COVID-19 may lead to cardiac arrest -Study

Share this on WhatsAppAdministering chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 may be harming patients more than it is helping them, a large-scale study has found. The study, published in the journal Lancet analysed data of patients admitted for Covid-19 in 671 hospitals across six continents. The patients positively diagnosed for Covid-19 were hospitalised between December last year and April 2020. Researchers behind the study were “unable to confirm a benefit” of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine when used alone or with an antibiotic for Covid-19, they reported in the Lancet. Instead, they…

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Eid: Buhari, family pray at home

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Muhammadu Buhari and members of his household on Sunday morning observed the Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The prayers were held at his residence with members of the first family in attendance. His wife, Aisha, son, Yusuf, and other children were sighted attending the prayer session with Buhari. The President had earlier announced on Friday that he would mark the occasion at home in compliance with the measures put in place in the Federal Capital Territory to guard against the spread of the raging…

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Angry Nigerians call for Obasa’s head over 64 undisclosed bank accounts

Share this on WhatsAppNigerians took to the social media calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to act on the allegations of corruption against Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly. Obasa has remained one of the trending topics on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. The issue began when an online news medium, Sahara Reporters, exposed 64 bank accounts allegedly linked to Obasa. The 64 accounts, the medium alleged, were discovered to be linked to the Bank Verification Number (BVN) of the Speaker. Further, Sahara Reporters alleged that the accounts registered with various names; are…

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COVID-19: 116 Staff of iSON Xperiences test positive

Share this on WhatsAppA total of 116 staff of customer experience provider, iSON Xperiences, in Ibadan, Oyo State have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, announced the latest cases on Saturday evening. “Nine confirmed Covid-19 patients have received their second negative test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to fifty-eight,” he wrote on Twitter. “Also, the Covid-19 confirmation tests for thirty suspected cases came back positive. Twenty-seven cases are from iSON Xperiences and one each from…

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Gbajabiamila congratulates Oba Akiolu on 17th Anniversary

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Aremu Osuolale Akiolu on his 17th Anniversary on the throne.Gbajabiamila said the Olowo Eko has brought quality leadership to his subjects since his ascension to the throne 17 years ago.In a congratulatory message released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker eulogised the good leadership qualities of the foremost traditional ruler, who he said has shaped his stewardship.Gbajabiamila noted that the…

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Eid-el-Fitr: Gbajabiamila greets Muslims, urges prayers against COVID-19

Share this on WhatsApp The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated Nigerian Muslims for concluding this year’s Ramadan fast and marking Eid-el-Fitr peacefully.The Speaker urged Nigerian Muslims to imbibe virtues such as feeding the needy, being their brother’s keepers and prayers for peaceful coexistence that usually come with the month of Ramadan.In a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker further urged the Muslim faithful to pray fervently for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been…

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Nigeria coronavirus hit 7,261 as 245 new cases emerge

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria has recorded 245 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,261. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Friday. It added that 10 more patients died of coronavirus-related complications in the country. NCDC said, “On the 22nd of May 2020, 245 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. “No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. “Till date, 7,261 cases have been confirmed, 2,007 cases have been discharged and…

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Olabisi Onabanjo Varsity Hospital doctors begin strike

Share this on WhatsAppResident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State,  say they have begun strike after their negotiations with the state government for improved pay collapsed. The doctors had embarked on a three-day warning strike over the same issue which led to negotiations between them and the state government. It was learnt that the doctors under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors at the OOUTH  were unable to reach agreements with their employers on some of their demands. In their letter to  Governor…

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Eid-el-Fitri holds on Sunday -Saudi Arabia

Share this on WhatsAppThe Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday. “Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid el-Fitr will take place on Sunday,” the royal court and the supreme court said, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency. Religious authorities in Jerusalem, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Libya and Lebanon also said that Eid would begin on Sunday.…

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Ogun extends lockdown till May 31

Share this on WhatsAppGovernor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has extended the ‘eased lockdown’ in the state till May 31 to further curb the spread of coronavirus. Abiodun revealed this on Friday noting that the new extension, which would commence on May 25 was hinged on the report of disobedience to government-ordered guidelines. He said, “I have to state that after all considerations, we are constrained to take the painful but necessary decision to continue the eased lockdown of Ogun State for another one week till Sunday, 31st, May 2020.…

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FirstBank free e-learning facility targets 1m students

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced that thousands of students have been signing up to access the e-learning solutions for free which is provided in partnership with Roducate and Lagos State Government. This is in furtherance to the Bank’s resolve to close the gap of the disruption in children education’s due to schools’ closure, following the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Roducate e-learning platform is structured in line with the government’s accredited curriculum for primary, secondary and tertiary schools across various fields…

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House of Reps resolves FCT health workers’ salary delays … JOHESU members to get pay in two days

Share this on WhatsApp… JOHESU members to get pay in two days The leadership of the House of Representatives has resolved the issues surrounding the delays in the payment of salary of some health workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.Consequently, some of the health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Healthcare Professionals are to receive their salary on or before May 22, 2020, which will be Friday.The issues were resolved at a meeting, on Wednesday, between the leadership of the…

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COVID-19: Oyetola commissions CA-COVID’s 160-bed Osogbo Isolation Centre

Share this on WhatsAppThe Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has commissioned a state-of-the-art isolation centre in Osogbo as part of efforts to complement the effective and efficient management of Coronavirus pandemic in the state. He said the Coalition Against COVID-19 (Ca-COVID) renovated the health facility and donated equipment and consumables for 100 beds to which the state government added 60 beds.  On the same premises, the state has another 20-room single bed isolation centre, giving the Mercyland facility a 180-bed isolation centre.  Inaugurating the facility, Governor Oyetola disclosed that the…

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Awo Varsity gets 100% accreditation after Law, Medical Science, 3 others scale through

Share this on WhatsAppObafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State has secured full accreditation for all its courses two years after the National Universities Commission withdrew accreditation for its Law, Dentistry, Science, Medical Science and Social Science programmes of the institution. According to the Public Relations Officer of the Varsity, Abiodun Olarewaju in a press statement on Wednesday, “The NUC, which has the statutory mandate to accredit academic programmes in all Nigerian Universities, has given full (100 per cent) accreditation to all the academic programmes being run by the Faculty of Law,…

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Updated: Gen. Diya’s wife, dies of COVID-19

Share this on WhatsAppOne of the wives of Gen. Oladipupo Diya, (rtd) a former Chief of General Staff and ex-Ogun State governor, Sade is dead. National Infinity reports that Sade Diya was reportedly confirmed dead yesterday as a result of complications from coronavirus. A very reliable source told National Infinity that “she died yesterday and unfortunately, most members of the General’s household are infected. The house at Ikeja is now vacant and undergoing fumigation. May God rest her gentle soul.” NB: Earlier report mentioned Mrs. Josephine Diya as the woman…

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How ‘Super Perm Sec’ Bello squandered FG’s N119bn

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government has queried the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Mohammed Bello, for allegedly buying what it described as an “uncompleted carcass” building for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for N7 billion. Bello was said to have superintended over the transaction for the purchase when he was still the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. He was also accused of giving out seven deep drilling rigs for borehole procured at N1.3 billion to some unnamed individuals under…

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Allegations of ethnic bias trail Nami’s Tsunami at FIRS

Share this on WhatsAppAll seems not to be well at the Federal Inland Revenue Service, as the executive chairman, Muhammad Nami, reportedly engaged four of his Nupe kinsmen in replacement of 9 executive directors he allegedly swept out of the agency in a tsunami-like manner. Nami was said to have relied on an old civil service rule, which had been suspended to remove the directors but according to reports by The Punch, late President Umaru Yar’Adua had instituted a civil service rule which made it compulsory for directors to retire…

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Medical Experts warns about dangers of prolonged use of facemasks

Share this on WhatsAppMedical professionals have warned that people with chronic asthma who use face masks, especially the surgical and clothing type, are exposing themselves to hypoxia. Hypoxia is a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level. The World Health Organisation described asthma as a common lung condition that causes sporadic breathing difficulties, adding that its strongest risk factors are inhaled substances and particles that may provoke allergic reactions or irritate the airways. Speaking exclusively with PUNCH…

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You can’t probe my husband’s death, Helen Prest warns Tosin Ajayi’s children

Share this on WhatsAppA former beauty queen, Helen Prest-Ajayi, says there is no need to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of her husband and Managing Director of First Foundation Medical Centre, Lagos, Dr Tosin Ajayi. Helen told PUNCH Metro her position through her lawyer, Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN), on Saturday. Five children of the deceased had through their lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), written to the Chief Justice of Lagos State demanding a coroner’s inquest into the circumstances surrounding their father’s death. A family friend, who spoke on behalf of the children,…

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Heritage Bank to disburse CBN’s N100bn loan to health, sells FX to SMEs, education sectors

Share this on WhatsAppAs part of proactive measures to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 and revamp the nation’s dwindling economy, Heritage Bank is set to disburse the N100billion set aside by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This is in line with the apex bank’s policy to introduce another intervention scheme directed to the health sector, which is known as the NGN100 Billion Credit Support for the Healthcare sector (the Scheme). Specifically, the scheme is to provide credit to indigenous pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare value chain players intending…

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I will listen to science, says Buhari as NAFDAC pledges to fast track lab test for Madagascar’s CVO

Share this on WhatsAppFollowing the arrival of the Madagascar herbal cure for COVID-19 in Nigeria on Saturday, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has promised to fast-track the laboratory examination of the drug, named Covid Organics. The agency, which regulates and controls the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, advertisement, sale and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, packaged water, chemicals and detergents, noted that the product would be subjected to the normal procedure but that the process would be fast-tracked. President Muhammadu Buhari had while receiving…

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Ibadan company shut after 30 workers test positive to COVID-19

Share this on WhatsAppThe Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, on Saturday, announced that the COVID-19 confirmation tests for 31 suspected cases came back positive. Thirty of the newly confirmed cases were said to be members of staff of an organisation based in Ibadan South West Local Government Area of the state. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, who doubles as the Chairman of the state COVID-19 task force although did not mention the name of the said organisation, he wrote on his Twitter handle that the affected company had been shut down.…

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Lagos based Dubai evacuees test positive for COVID-19

Share this on WhatsAppThree Nigerians who were recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for coronavirus in Lagos State. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known via his Twitter handle on Sunday. He said, “Three of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for #COVID-19 infection following #COVID19 test conducted on them. “Those affected have been admitted to Lagos #COVID19 care centre for appropriate treatment protocols.” Share this on WhatsApp

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Herbert Wigwe’s HOW Foundation distributes COVID-19 palliatives to communities

Share this on WhatsAppIn an effort to curb the spread of the deadly Corona Virus pandemic, and to further support the government in making living easier for the masses, a non-governmental organization, Herbert Onyewumbu Wiwge, (HOW)  Foundation, has put smiles on the faces of thousands of people in some communities in River State. Recently, the foundation distributed sundry foodstuffs and relief packages to several homes, families, and communities in the state, as part of its complementary efforts to alleviate the mounting effects of the lockdown and restrictions measures adopted by…

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Beware! That face masks could be from a dumpsite, PTF warns

Share this on WhatsAppThe Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has raised the alarm alleging that some Nigerians pick face masks from rubbish dumps and sell them. Chairman of the task force and  Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the alarm at the PTF press briefing in Abuja, warned that such a practice would worsen the spread of COVID-19 in the country. He said, “The unhealthy practice of picking disposed masks for whatever purpose is harmful to both the individual picking them and whoever procures…

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Don’t act further on Infectious Diseases Bill – NGF warn NASS

Share this on WhatsAppThe Nigerian Governors Forum has asked the National Assembly to step down the Infectious Disease Bill to allow for wider consultations with stakeholders. It also set up a three-member committee made up of governors Aminu Masari (Katsina), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Simon Lalong (Plateau) to meet with the leadership of the National Assembly over the issue. This was contained in a communique signed by the Chairman of the forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, after the 8th COVID-19 teleconference meeting of the NGF held on Wednesday.…

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Joshua is UK’s second richest sportsperson

Share this on WhatsAppWorld heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been ranked the second-richest sportsperson in the United Kingdom. In the ranking done by The Sunday Times, Gareth Bale was rated the richest young sports star. However, Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton was ranked the richest sportsperson in the United Kingdom with a net worth of £224 million. Apart from Joshua, others on the young sports stars Rich List are footballers who are aged 30 or below. Among them are Bale, Paul Pogba, Kevin de Bruyne, David de Gea, Raheem Sterling, and N’Golo Kante.…

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Gambari resumes as CoS, pledges allegiance to Buhari

Share this on WhatsAppProf. Ibrahim Gambari, the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, resumed work at the Presidential Villa saying his primary assignment was to report directly to the president, not to the public. Prof. Gambari who stated this on Wednesday when he spoke briefly to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, commended President Buhari for finding him worthy to serve in the new capacity. “I thank the President of the Federal Republic for giving me the opportunity to serve him and of course, the country,” he…

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COVID-19: FirstBank Cardholders records N1.18trn in transactions value during lockdown

Share this on WhatsAppThe Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructural development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialization schemes, and entrenchment of the cashless policy which gave rise to electronic cards being a veritable entity in the day to day transactions among the bank’s customers. Consequently, the use of its wide range of cards, developed with the ‘man on the move’ in mind, come with far-reaching benefits and rewards, connecting the remotest of places even as the world…

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“Disregard our message on Prof. Gambari’s appointment” -Emir of Ilorin

Share this on WhatsAppAn official of the Palace of the Emir of Ilorin has pleaded that its statement on the purported appointment of an Ilorin Prince, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari be discountenanced for now. The Palace official, seeking anonymity, was responding to clarifications on a congratulatory message issued by the palace on Prof. Ibrahim’s reported appointment as Chief of Staff to President Buhari. “What we acted on is a speculated statement, the appointment of Prof. Gambari has not been announced in a statement signed either by Femi Adesina or Garba…

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Meet Prof. Gambari, Buhari’s new Chief of Staff

Share this on WhatsAppNewly appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Agboola Ibrahim Gambari, is a man who needs little or no introduction in the Nigerian political landscape. Gambari, an Ilorin Prince and one of Nigeria’s best brains in diplomacy and international relations was appointed to replace the former CoS to the President, Abba Kyari who died after a protracted battle with coronavirus. Born on November 24, 1944, in Ilorin, Kwara State, he is a respected scholar and diplomat. Gambari was Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985 and was later…

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OGD mourns as media aide dies

Share this on WhatsAppFormer Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has lost his Chief Press Secretary, Ayo Giwa. Giwa was reported to have died on Sunday night following a brief illness. The former governor confirmed the news to The PUNCH in a text message on Monday. He said, “I  received the very shocking news of the sudden death of our own Ayo Giwa last night after a brief illness. “Ayo Giwa was one of the original Gateway Front Media team since 2001. “After the election in 2003, he emerged as the Chief…

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COVID-19: SMEs’ partnership, rigorous commitment key to sustainable economic growth- Sekibo

Share this on WhatsAppIn light of the sharp dwindling in the global economy occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic, the MD/CEO of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo disclosed that with partnership, truth, character and rigorous commitment to businesses, the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) stand to revamp the nation’s economy for sustainable growth. He also stated that evidence has shown that for SMEs to continue to survive and remain the bedrock of any vibrant economy, the players must continuously reinvent themselves, complement each other, dream big, possess cutting edge ideas and…

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WEMA Bank celebrates life @ 75, launches ‘Earn From Home’

Share this on WhatsAppAs part of the activities to celebrate its 75th anniversary, Wema Bank, the custodian of Africa’s first fully digital bank – ALAT – and one of Nigeria’s leading commercial banks has introduced an Earn-from-Home scheme. Celebrated as Nigeria’s most innovative financial institution, Wema Bank has achieved tremendous success over the years from its willingness to reinvent the narrative in the delivery of financial services and experiential banking to its customers. In this light, the bank has launched the scheme to reward loyal customers with an opportunity to…

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COVI9 19: NSCDC Denies rift with Soldiers in Edo

Share this on WhatsAppThe Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have denied media reports linking its officers to the rift between security personnel where a soldier was allegedly beaten up in Benin on Saturday during the ongoing enforcement of lockdown ordered by the state government as part of the measures put in place by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the state. It was reported that the rift ensued between a Police Officer and a Soldier (though on mufti) after the soldier allegedly refused to wear…

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One month after, coronavirus returns to China

Share this on WhatsAppChina on Sunday reported the first case of coronavirus in over a month in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak first started in December last year. China’s National Health Commission also reported the first double-digit increase in countrywide cases in nearly 10 days, saying 14 new infections had been confirmed. Two of the cases were imported into the country from overseas, the commission said. The virus first emerged in Wuhan, a major industrial and transport city in central China, in December. It has since infected nearly four million…

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Gbajabiamila condoles Buhari over nephew’s death

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has condoled President Muhammadu Buhari and the members of his extended family over the demise of his nephew, Alhaji Mutari Dauda.The Speaker also prayed for the repose of the late Alhaji Mutari Dauda, who was the younger brother to Mamman Daura.The Speaker, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, also extended his condolences to the entire people of Daura Emirate over the loss.He prayed that Almighty Allah will give the President,…

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FirstBank’s *894# rakes close to 10m users

Share this on WhatsAppNigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that it’s *894# Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), Quick Banking service has hit over 9.5 million customers. This is in a clear demonstration of its acknowledged leadership in electronic Banking. The Bank’s USSD banking service, launched in January 2015, is an easy to use, convenient, fast, user-friendly mobile banking channel through which various banking activities are carried out on a mobile phone – across the four major GSM network operators in the country – without the use of the internet. Customers are able to enjoy a wide range of banking services using the Bank’s *894# USSD banking. These services include; Data and Airtime top-up for self and third-party individuals, Quick Balance Enquiry, Fund Transfers, BVN Enquiry, BVN Linkage, Mini-statement, Account…

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Ewedu can stop coronavirus -Arabian Scientist confirms

Share this on WhatsAppAs the world is frantically searching for a cure for rampaging global pandemic; Coronavirus, hope is coming from the Middle East as a consultant for Internal Medicine and Digestive system at the Thunyan Al-Ghanem Centre at the Amiri Hospital, in Kuwait, Dr. Fahd Al-Najjar confirmed that scientific studies have proven that Moloikhia leaves scientifically known as Corchorus Olitorius contains a substance known as Flavnoid that can stop the spread of coronavirus. Corchorus Olitorius is Jute leaves, otherwise known as Ewedu in Yoruba and a Nigerian Don, Prof…

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Your fate in your hands, Gov. Abiodun tells Ogun people, extends lockdown by 7days

Share this on WhatsAppPrince Dapo Abiodun, Ogun State governor, yesterday said the fate of the citizens and residents of the state are now in their hands with regard to abiding by the safety measures already enunciated by the health experts to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic and prevent its spread in the state. Abiodun made the declaration yesterday just as he extended the lockdown of the state by another one week, saying that preservation of human lives should take precedence over any other consideration. The governor spoke at the…

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Lagos residents on the run after testing positive to coronavirus -Commissioner alerts

Share this on WhatsAppAkin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, announced on Friday that many residents who tested positive for coronavirus were running away from being taken to isolation centres for treatment. Abayomi, who did not give a figure to the number of people on the run hinted that situation was one of the reasons the state still has unoccupied beds at the isolation centres despite recording more cases than its bed-capacity. He spoke at the state secretariat on Friday when responding to the question on the discrepancy between the…

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“Its fake news” -Lagos Health Commissioner debunks COVID-19 positive tales

Share this on WhatsApp Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioner, has described as fake news the tales making the rounds that he has tested positive to coronavirus. The commissioner had on Thursday announced that 10 persons associated with the Lagos State Government House, Marina, tested positive for the virus. The announcement fueled speculations that he was among the 10. Prof. Abayomi stated via his Twitter handle that he did not test positive for the disease while urging the public to disregard false reports claiming otherwise. “I hereby implore the general public…

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Supreme Court nullifies Kalu’s conviction

Share this on WhatsAppReprieve came the way of ex-Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Kalu, as the Supreme Court on Friday nullified his trial those of others, who were in December convicted and sentenced for N7.1bn fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris, who had been elevated to the Court of Appeal bench, had returned to the Federal High Court in Lagos to complete the case which started in 2007. The judge had sentenced the ex-governor to 12 years imprisonment for the fraud he allegedly perpetrated during his tenure as Abia State governor. But…

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Group alleges ‘insider dealings’ as NJC send 33 names to Pres. Buhari for appointment as FCT judges

Share this on WhatsAppOpen Bar Initiative (OBI) a voluntary initiative made up Nigerian citizens and legal practitioners committed to the reform of the legal profession and administration of justice in Nigeria has petitioned the President, Muhammadu Buhari, over perceived irregularities and alleged insider dealings in the recommendation of 33 legal practitioners for appointment as judges in the Federal Capital Territory. In the petition dated April 30, 2020, signed by Silas Joseph Onu, Esq. and  Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, Ph.D., as co-conveners, the group said the list “is manifestly an abuse of…

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Fidelity Bank reassure stakeholders with N6.6bn profit in Q1

Share this on WhatsAppFidelity Bank Plc has reassured that it will continue to take measures that will ensure the safety of customers, staff and other stakeholders during this period. This reassurance was given on Thursday during the bank’s 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos. Speaking at the annual shareholders meeting, Chairman, Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank, Mr. Ernest Ebi said the bank “remains committed to building a sustainable business, even in the midst of the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic”. Mr. Ebi, who was a former Deputy Governor…

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