Osaze storms PGA

Former Nigeria international, Osaze Odemwingie, has been admitted into the Professional Golfers Association. The former Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion forward shared contents of his admission statement on social media. “I am very proud to become a member of this great association (PGA),” the 38-year-old added. “Congratulations, as of today your registration with the PGA has been accepted and a place on the PGA Training Programme and University of Birmingham Foundation Degree in Professional Golf Studies has been allocated to you. “Your amateur status has now been relinquished and…

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Oshoala shines in Barca’s lone goal victory

Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala, scored the winner as Barcelona beat Sporting de Huelva 1-0 in their Spanish Primera Iberdrola clash on Sunday. Oshoala’s goal condemned Huelva with Nigeria’s Peace Efih, Ghana’s Princella Adubea, Equatorial Guinea’s Oluwatobiloba Olanrewaju and Gambia’s Fatoumata Kanteh to a fourth league defeat. With Sunday’s goal, Oshoala has now scored four goals in five league matches this season for Barcelona. The win sees Barcelona retain the summit of the log on goal difference with 13 points from five matches, while Huelva are 13th with three points…

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Sports Minister, Dare, Adepoju Hail Super Eagles As Nigeria Brazil Friendly Ends 1-1

Sports Minister, Sunday Dare and former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, have hailed the Super Eagles’ performance in their one-all draw with Brazil in their international friendly in Singapore. Eagles took the lead after 35 minutes when Joe Aribo found space in a packed penalty box to rifle in a low shot past Manchester City’s Ederson. Brazil equalised three minutes into the second half when Casemiro fired home from close range, after he was quickest to react when a Marquinhos header came back off the woodwork. Reacting to the outcome…

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Sanwo-Olu orders massive construction on Lagos roads, declares state of emergency

Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday at the Lagos House Marina, ordered massive construction work on critical roads and highways across the state, beginning from Monday (today). The governor’s directive followed the conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms, which began a few weeks back, a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, states. It adds, “After his final meeting with the contractors on Sunday, which lasted for about three…

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Zenith revs banking service with Z-Money

Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced Z-Money, which brings banking services closer to its customers and enhance financial inclusion among the under-banked and unbanked populace of the country. Z-Money is an agency banking product of the bank which entails the onboarding of agents who are expected to render basic financial services on behalf of the bank. Through the bank’s network of agents spread across the urban and rural communities in the country, customers are able to open accounts, deposit cash into an account, withdraw cash from any…

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Aisha Buhari returns, aide explains reasons for long holiday

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari arrived Nigeria on Sunday morning after staying over two months outside the country. This was contained in a statement by the Director of Information to the First Lady, Suleiman Haruna. The statement said: “This morning, First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country after a long holiday in the UK.“She arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 4.30 am via a British Airways flight. “Speaking to reporters on arrival, Mrs. Buhari said she was happy to be…

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G.O. impregnates 20 female church members, claims divine instruction

A 53-year-old pastor and General Overseer of Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, Pastor Timothy Ngwu, who impregnated more than 20 members of his congregation, including several married women and young girls, claiming that the Holy Spirit told him to have sex with them has been arrested for sexual abuse. According to Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, a spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Ngwu was arrested for abusing his female members. “The pastor claims to be obeying prophetic/spiritual injunction to do the will of God, which is to impregnate any…

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Gbajabiamila gives recipe to enhance women participation in politics

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that with with the right candidates with good ideas, funding and organisation, more Nigerian women would get elected into political offices.Gbajabiamila said, as a politician, he believes that Nigerian women could also engage in more advocacy, lobby, peaceful protests, among others to drive home their point to get into more elective positions.As a keynote speaker at a WIMPOL Dialogue organised by the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WimBiz) on Saturday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said he believes…

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Fidelity Bank Canvasses Better Data Sharing In Retail Growth

The Executive Director, Operations and Information, Fidelity Bank Plc, Gbolahan Joshua has advised data validation agencies and organisations to adopt appropriate policies that provide financial institutions with the required flexibility to utilise available customer data. Joshua who gave the counsel during a panel session at the 10th-anniversary celebration of Verve in Lagos recently explained that this would assist banks in the country drive new levels of customer engagements across digital channels and systems. He harped on the need for data-generating institutions in Nigeria to explore fresh ways to collaborate with one another.…

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Soyinka is guest speaker as Keith Richards’ presents ‘Never Quite the Insider’

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka will be a special guest to review Chief Keith Richards’ latest book, “Never Quite the Insider: a Nigerian Memoir” in Lagos on Thursday, 17 October 2019. The event, set to draw the business, media and literary/arts community, is billed to hold at Terra Kulture, on Tiamiyu Salvage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, by 10am. The book, described by the author as ‘his love affairs with Nigeria”, is partly a memoir, a travelogue and his management practice in corporate Nigeria. The book touches on difficult and sensitive…

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EFCC arrests Aso Rock’s notorious suspected fraudster

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a suspected impersonator and fraudster, Abdulrauf Illyasu, for allegedly defrauding members of the public within the precincts of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Illyasu was said to have secured an office opposite the presidential banquet hall, where he carried out his nefarious activities. EFCC sources informed our Correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday, that the suspect claimed to be a member of the Chattered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, and also a deputy general manager with the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria. EFCC investigation showed…

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Polaris Bank staff steals customers’ deposits, bolts away

A staff of Polaris Bank, Emmanuel Agbroko, has reportedly absconded with customers’ thrift savings. According to Umukoro Hendrix, the Divisional Police Office, Obiaruku town, headquarter of Ukwuani Local Government Area (LGA), Delta State, Nigeria, Emmanuel has been declared wanted over the alleged multi-million naira customer deposit fraud. The suspect was alleged to have duped depositors of their hard earned money through numerous crafty means. Emmanuel who works with Polaris bank at Obiaruku branch in Delta State disappeared on the 1st of Oct 2019. The suspect dropped a note and the…

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FirstBank celebrates 2019 customer service week, appreciates its effects on Banks 125yrs legacy

Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 2019 Customer Service Week themed “The Magic of Service’. The weeklong event is to be celebrated from 7 – 11 October 2019 across the Bank’s over 700 branch networks in Nigeria and its FBNBank subsidiaries in over half a dozen countries across 3 continents. Customer Service Week is an international celebration which highlights the importance of customer service and staff who serve and support customers daily to deliver…

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Budget 2020: Works, Power And Transport get lion shares

The Ministry of Works and Housing on Tuesday got the highest projected allocation of N262 billion from the N10. 33 trillion budget estimates. This was contained in the proposal as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday. He said that the projected allocation of Ministry of Power was N127 billion and that of Transportation was N123 billion “Other of the key capital spending allocations in the 2020 Budget include Universal Basic Education Commission; N112 billion, Defence; N100 billion. “Zonal Intervention Projects; N100…

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South-west Govs equip AMOTEKUN with 100 patrol vans -Gov. Abiodun

Governors of states in the south-west will donate 100 patrol vehicles to a proposed joint security outfit for the region. In a statement issued on Monday, Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, said each of the six states in the region will donate 20 vehicles, communication gadgets and personnel for the security outfit named Amotekun. In July, the governors of Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos and Oyo set up the joint task force to contain the security threats in the region. In August, the office of the national security adviser (NSA) granted approval…

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Two Policemen abducted in Rivers

Gunmen have seized two men of the Nigerian Police in Ngo community of Andoni local government area of Rivers state. According to NAN, the officers were abducted on Monday and whisked to an unknown location. The identities of the policemen had not been ascertained as of the time this report was filed. The agency said Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the Rivers police command, confirmed the report but refused to go into details. He was said to have promised to give details of the circumstances surrounding the abduction later. The high…

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Wadume: DHQ panel recommends army officer, ASP, three others for trial

The Board of Inquiry set up by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, put together at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari has recommended sanctions for five personnel of the Nigerian Army and the police over the killing of three policemen and one civilian in Ibi, Taraba State, on August 6. The board, in a statement by the DHQ on Tuesday, identified the officers to face disciplinary sanctions to include; Captain Tijani Balarabe, Sergeant Ibrahim Mohammed, Corporal Bartholomew Obanye of the Ibi Police Division, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Aondoona Iorbee, and Inspector…

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FIRSTBANK hosts 25TH Nigerian Economic Summit

As part of its continued commitment to creating an enabling environment and opportunities for the promotion of sustainable growth and development of the Nigerian economy, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered with The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to host the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#25), its annual flagship event. The Silver Jubilee edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit is themed “Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears” and scheduled to hold on 7 – 8 October 2019 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, would speak on “Gender…

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Court seizes N35m, 22-room hotel from ex-NIMASA DG

A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission an interim order to seize the N35 million and a 22-room hotel seized from a convicted former acting director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Calistus Obi. Justice Saliu Saidu made the interim order following an application by EFCC counsel Mr Rotimi Oyedepo.Obi bagged seven years imprisonment on June 3 for N225million fraud. Justice Saidu adjourned hearing till Nov 4, 2019.

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Four Square sack Unilag’s ‘sex for mark lecturer’

The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has asked the embattled University of Lagos lecturer, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, to step down from all ministerial assignments. Igbeneghu, who is a former sub-dean of Faculty of Arts and also head pastor of a local Foursquare Gospel Church was caught on camera sexually harassing a supposed admission seeker in his office. Reacting in a statement on Monday, the National Secretary of the church, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, dissociated the church from Igbeneghu, saying appropriate measures would be taken against him. “The attention of the leadership of…

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Unilag shut down staff club’s slaughterhouse, ‘Cold Room

The University of Lagos has shut down the “Cold Room” its Staff Club’s ‘slaughterhouse’ after the institution announced the suspension of the embattled lecturer of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, over sexual harassment. Igbeneghu was exposed in a documentary released by BBC Africa Eye on Monday. In the documentary, the lecturer revealed to undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, who posed as an admission seeker, the secret place where lecturers meet to “touch students breast” at the staff club of the university. “They call the place cold room,” he said.…

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Adama Traore’s brace sting ManCity at home

Adama Traore’s late double stunned Manchester City, who suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday that left them eight points behind Premier League leaders, Liverpool. Wolves forward Traore struck twice in the final 10 minutes to condemn the champions to their first home league defeat since they lost to Crystal Palace on Dec. 22. Yet it was City’s second defeat in their last four league games following the 3-2 loss at Norwich City last month and it will increase Liverpool’s belief that they can win…

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Sagay, Olorunyomi, others to speak at Akin Fadeyi’s anti-corruption App launch

The Akin Fadeyi Foundation, Conveners of the Corruption Not In My Country Project are set to launch a new mobile and web application device designed to empower Nigerians to report corruption on October 10, 2019 at the ShehuYar’Adua Centre, Abuja. The Report-Corruption-App, called FLAG’IT, a project initiated by the Akin Fadeyi Foundation is funded by the John.D and Catharine. T. MacArthur Foundation to further promote anti-corruption fight in Nigeria by working with public institutions to open us their processes for transparency, accountability and excellent service delivery. With FLAG’IT App, citizens…

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Mercy is BBNaija winner, claims N60m prize

After 99 entertaining days, 26-year-old Mercy Eke has emerged winner of Big Brother Naija season four. Mercy was announced as the winner by Ebuka Obi Uchendu during the Live Finale show, which held on Sunday, October 6. Mercy defeated fellow housemates, Mike, Frodd, Omashola and Seyi to emerge the winner of the whopping N60 Million grand prize. Mercy remains one of the most talked-about housemates of Big Brother Naija season four..

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Access Bank launches DiamondXtra Independence Splash

Access Bank Plc has unveiled a cash incentive campaign tagged: “DiamondXtra Independence Splash” in commemoration of the country’s 59 years independence. Mr Victor Etuokwu, the bank’s Executive Director, Retail Banking, said in Lagos on Thursday that the daily rewards promo was introduced to help Nigerians to gain financial freedom. Etuokwu said the campaign would also help in empowering Nigerians to fulfill their day to day needs as they celebrate the nation at 59. The campaign is set to run from Oct. 2 to October 31, and will reward more than…

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Union Bank staff in court for stealing N3.4m from customer’s account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal office, has arraigned Gladys Udia over alleged conspiracy, stealing, forgery and alteration of N3, 476,700.00. Udia was made to appear before Justice M. L. Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Portharcourt, capital of Rivers State. The anti-graft spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said this in a statement in Abuja. One of the counts read: “That you Gladys Udia and Dominic Okon a.k.a Paul (now at large) between the 24th and 31st of July, 2019, at Port Harcourt, Rivers State within…

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Ex-UK PM, Cameron lied, He was angry over anti-gay bill -Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says ex-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, is against him because he signed the Ant-Same sex Marriage Bill into law. Jonathan said this while reacting to claims by Cameron that he (Jonathan) prevented UK troops from rescuing some of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno State. Cameron, in his recently published memoir titled, ‘For the Record’, had claimed that a team of UK soldiers had located some of the Chibok girls but “Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, seemed to be asleep…

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Alagba, Africa’s 344yr old tortoise dies

The 344-year-old tortoise in the traditional ruler of Ogbomoso’s palace, popularly known as ‘Alagba’, has passed on. Mr Toyin Ajamu, the Private Secretary to Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, Soun of Ogbomoso, confirmed this to newsmen on Thursday in Ogbomoso. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dead tortoise attracted several visitors both from Nigeria and abroad to the palace. Ajamu said that the tortoise, whom he described as the oldest in Africa, died on Thursday during a brief illness. He said the tortoise would be greatly missed not only…

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Fidelity Bank dangles N120m in GAIM Season 4, promotes culture of savings

Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender on Thursday announced the introduction of a new savings campaign in Lagos, as part of concerted efforts to promote the culture of savings amongst Nigerians. The Savings campaign which will ride primarily on digital technologies is one of the many initiatives of the bank aimed at rewarding new and existing customers for their unwavering loyalty and patronage. Dubbed “Get Alert In Millions (GAIM) Season 4”, the savings promo is expected to run till April 2020, a duration of six months and will see customers…

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How Maina’s son attempted shooting DSS Operatives to stop arrest

Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task  Team (PRTT) has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). Peter Afunanya, the spokesman of the agency, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Wednesday. He said Maina was arrested at a hotel in Abuja on September 30, 2019, saying his son attempted to open fire on the DSS operatives involved in the operation. “The arrest which was effected at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja followed a request by the EFCC to the Service to assist in…

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar funding Boko Haram, says ex-President

Nicephore Soglo, former president of Benin Republic, has accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of funding Boko Haram. Boko Haram has grown to constitute a threat to the Western African Region. Also, Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), which is an affiliation of the Islamic State in the Middle-East, is a potent threat to the security of the region. Soglo, who spoke at the constitutional term limits summit in Niamey, Niger Republic, organised by the National Democratic Institute, said Africans must stand united to solve their own problems. He said…

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Meet Emmanuel Dennis, the Nigerian wonder kid whose brace dazzled Real Madrid at home

Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis, the Nigerian wonder kid whos brace against 13 times champions of UCL, Real Madrid, was born on 15th of November 1997. The 21-year-old who began his career at Accademia di Abuja in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, plays as a striker for Belgian First Division A side Club Brugge and the Nigeria national team. In March 2016, Dennis signed with Ukrainian Premier League club Zorya Luhansk. He made his debut in a game against Olimpik Donetsk on 24 July 2016, where he scored the opener in a 3–0 victory. Dennis started the season on the bench mostly before being given his UEFA Europa…

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Ronaldo hits 127th Champions League goal in Leverkusen 3-nil drubbing

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in this season’s Champions League, sealing a 3-0 win for Juventus over Bayer Leverkusen in their Group D game in Turin on Tuesday. Ronaldo blasted in the third goal in the 89th minute to extend his record to 127 strikes in the competition to add to Gonzalo Higuain and Federico Bernardeschi’s earlier efforts. Juventus move top of Group D, level on four points with Atletico Madrid, who defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in Russia. The Italian champions had been held 2-2 by the Spaniards at…

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Respiratory infection outbreak rocks Queens College

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday confirmed the reported outbreak of air-borne, flu-like illnesses among pupils of Queen’s College. The government said that preliminary investigations revealed “a sporadic increase in upper respiratory tract infection, characterised by cough, catarrh, fever and weakness.” The government said it was also investigating other schools in the state. In a statement on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said a team comprising officials of the state epidemiology team, primary healthcare services and environmental health department of Lagos Mainland Local Government was dispatched to unravel…

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Meet Nigerian Air Force’ first Woman AWO

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has approved the promotion of Master Warrant Officer, Grace Garba, to the exalted rank of Air Warrant Officer. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He said with the promotion, MWO Garba becomes the first female Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) to be promoted to the highest rank in the Non-Commissioned Officers’ cadre in the Armed Forces of Nigeria. ” The promotion demonstrates the commitment of the current…

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Gbajabiamila asks Nigerians to pray for unity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged Nigerians to remain united as the country marks her 59th Independence Day anniversary. The Speaker also enjoined Nigerians to pray for the country and her leaders for the entrenchment of good governance and the well being of the people.  In a statement marking Nigeria’s 59th Independence, Speaker Gbajabiamila said Nigeria has come a long way as one indivisible entity, which every citizen must work to protect. He said at a time like this, prayers and unity of purpose will help…

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Heritage Bank’s Sekibo advocates credible ID management to access facilities

MD/CEO, Heritage Bank, Mr Ifie Sekibo , has stressed the need for the federal government to work towards creating credible and strong identity management towards expanding access to credit in the country. Sekibo noting that while the Bank Verification Number (BVN) has been able to create a form of identification in the country, it has not been able to address some of the issues around identity management in the country. Speaking at the 2019 Annual Conference of Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN) at the weekend, the Heritage Bank MD…

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Thank goodness, Presidency shoots down ‘3rd term agenda’

The Presidency has described as “internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary”, insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari would embark on a third term ambition with effect from 2023.The Presidency specifically said that Buhari would “serve his full second elected term in office, ending 2023 – and then there shall be a general election in which he will not be a candidate.”The Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu, made the clarification in a statement issued on Tuesday night in Abuja.He said, “The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip…

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Club sacks popular French striker for stealing N27.5m wristwatch

Nice have terminated the contract of 18-year-old striker Lamine Diaby Fadiga after he admitted stealing a 70,000-euro ($76,500) watch from team-mate Kasper Dolberg “out of jealousy”, the club said Tuesday. “My situation of failure contrasted with the success and aura of Kasper. I lashed out at him for no reason, perhaps out of jealousy,” Diaby Fadiga wrote on Twitter. The arrival of Danish forward Dolberg from Ajax this summer relegated Diaby Fadiga to the under-19s, and he had also struggled with injury. “Rather than fight on the pitch to give…

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ICPC bursts Kashamu, recorvers 3 ambulances, 500kva transformer

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it recovered three ambulances and a 500KVA  transformer meant for constituency projects from Buruji Kashamu, a former senator who represented Ogun-east. Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, said the items were part of the 2016 constituency projects which were to be distributed to Ogun-east senatorial district. She said the commission received intelligence about the presence of the items at the location from a concerned citizen who became aware of the commission’s constituency project tracking group initiative. “They were discovered at his…

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Coza Rape Scandal: Yes! We knew about it, Fatoyinbo’s spiritual father, mentor speak out

Two notable Ilorin based pastors, Emmanuel Oset, and Busola Olotu reputed to be Pastor Fatoyinbo’s spiritual father and mentor respectively and who knew the embattled Fatoyinbo in his formative years in Ilorin, Kwara state, have made shocking confessions on the rape scandal rocking the COZA founder in the wake of a career-threatening rape allegations by Busola Dakolo. The pastors, who spoke in almost an hour interview with TV Talk show host, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, and was aired on Arise TV on Thursday night becoming an instant hit on Youtube. One of…

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First Bank to boost financial inclusion with 500,000 agents

In a move aimed at enhancing financial inclusion across the country, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its drive to engage up to 500,000 operators on its agent banking platform. This was disclosed at the opening ceremony of the 12th Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) by FirstBank’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, who also served as the Chairman of the CIBN 2019 Conference Consultative Committee at the event which was held in Abuja, 24 – 25 September 2019. The CIBN conference themed:…

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Dangote: Bill Gates made me focus on health issues

Aliko Dangote, chairman, Dangote Group and Aliko Dangote Foundation, has revealed what is most surprising to him about Bill Gates, president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At the Goalkeepers Summit in New York on Wednesday, Gates and Dangote were asked what they have found to be most surprising about each other. In his response, Dangote said before he met Bill Gates, he always thought was a “very, very tough guy” until he had an encounter with him. “When I started my foundation in 1994, I never realised we…

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Dangote’s bravery, networking skills surprise me -Bill Gates

American billionaire and founder of Microsoft Group, Bill Gates, who is also the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has revealed what is most surprising to him about Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group. At the Goalkeepers Summit in New York on Wednesday, Gates and Dangote were asked what they have found to be most surprising about each other. In his response, Gates said: “It was fun when we got to know each other, we would be travelling around Lagos with the traffic — gives you lots…

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Wema Bank Supports Education for Children through Scholarship Awards

Wema Bank Plc – the inventor of Nigeria’s first fully digital bank, ALAT – has rewarded 20 of its Royal Kiddies Account holders as the financial institution announced winners of the Wema Education Awards for 2019. Given the earlier announcement to provide education support for its customers, a total of 20 winners emerged with six coming from the bank’s Lagos Region, five from South West and three each from South East, South-South and the Northern region. Speaking at the draw held at the bank’s headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday, September 25, Dotun…

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Police rescue 300 chained kids and youths undergoing radicalisation Kaduna Islamic centre

The Police in Kaduna on Thursday raided a home, where they discovered 300 persons chained together in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of the state. The policemen said they unchained the 300 people, including children. The Police said the victims were from Burkina Faso, Mali and other African countries. The Police said the children had confessed to being sexually abused. The adults reportedly said they were subjected to the daily recitation of the Holy Quran and prayers, allegedly accompanied with torture. With chains on their legs and scars of injuries…

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Fidelity Bank alert the public over attacks on social media

Fidelity Bank has alerted the public over a planned disruption of its services and attacks on social media by some outsourced staff of the bank who had issues with their employers. According to the statement signed by the Fidelity Bank’s Divisional Head, Brand and Communications, Charles Aigbe, the statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the planned disruption of service and social media attacks on the Bank by a few outsourced staff who were recently recalled by their employers. The move, which is the handiwork of the outsourced staff who were on secondment to…

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Kashogi: Saudi Crown Prince owns up, says “it happened under my watch”

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 by Saudi operatives “because it happened under my watch,” according to a PBS documentary to be broadcast next week. Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, has not spoken publicly about the killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The CIA and some Western governments have said he ordered it, but Saudi officials say he had no role. The death sparked a global uproar, tarnishing the crown prince’s image and imperilling ambitious…

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Aminu takes over from Egbemode at New Telegraph

Seasoned media administrator and business editor, Ayodele Aminu, has been appointed as the new Managing Director/Editor in Chief of Daily Telegraph Publishing Company Limited, publishers of New Telegraph Newspaper. Aminu succeeded the immediate past Managing Director/Editor, Funke Egbemode, who was recently appointed a Commissioner in Osun State. Prior to Mr. Aminu’s appointment, he was the Deputy Managing Director of the company as well as former Editor, Business. He had also worked for THISDAY and The Nation before pitching his journalism tent with the New Telegraph. Well experienced in finance, capital market,…

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