Gov. Abiodun begins Amosun’s probe

The need to put Ogun State back on the path of development and probity under the Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun administration began has begun with plans by the state government to probe the eight years administration of former Governor Ibikunle Amosun during the week. The Dr. Dapo Abiodun led administration during the week announced the setting up of a committee to probe the contracts and projects innitiated by Amsoun’s administration. According to sources at the Oke Mosan Governors Office, the committee is to among other things, identify all outstanding significant…

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“How kidnappers ambushed us” – Lagos-Ibadan Express kidnap victim

Suspected herdsmen, on Tuesday, laid an ambush at the Ajebo end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and kidnapped three persons. The Chief Medical Director of the Lafia Hospital, Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State, Dr Oladipupo Sule, confirmed to PUNCH Metro on Wednesday that his son, Kayode and two members of staff of the hospital were abducted by the suspected herdsmen. He gave the names of the abducted hospital employees as Opeyemi Abifarin and Dele Adigun. Narrating his ordeal to PUNCH Metro, the driver of the vehicle that conveyed the victims, Felix Tomori, said they had…

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How herdsmen kidnapped My Boss’ son –Driver

Felix Tomori the driver who drove the vehicle in which Kayode Sule, the son of the Chief Medical Director of Lafia Hospital, Ibadan, has given a graphic detail of how three people including his boss’ son were kidnapped. Suspected herdsmen, had last week Tuesday, laid an ambush at the Ajebo end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and kidnapped three persons. The Chief Medical Director of the Lafia Hospital, Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State, Dr Oladipupo Sule, confirmed to PUNCH Metro on Wednesday that his son, Kayode and two members of staff of the hospital…

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Herdsmen strike on Lagos/Ibadan expressway, kidnap 3

Three men in a Toyota Sienna car were kidnapped last night by suspected herdsmen on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. How the incidence happened and the exact location remains unclear as the time of filing this story. The Punch reported that “one of the passengers who escaped said most of the kidnappers numbering 15 spoke Hausa and only one conversed in English.” More details soon…

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Buhari swears in Tanko as new CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). He became the 18th CJN at the brief ceremony. Muhammad, who took over from the immediate past and suspended CJN, Walter Onnoghen, was screened and cleared by the Senate last week. He has been on acting capacity since January 2019. At the swearing-in ceremony were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege. Also at the ceremony that started around 10.30am, included Inspector General…

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Saraki, Keyamo, Aregbesola named in Buhari’s new cabinet

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Festus Keyamo, Sen Godswill Apkabio and the immidiate past minister of information, Lai Mohammed have made it to the 42 ministerial list sent to the Senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari. In adherence to section167 (2), President Buhari while he attached CV to the 42 ministerial nominees, as the Senate to confirm them. Others who make the list are: Dr Ikechukwu Oga, Muhammadu Musa Bello, Godswill Apkabio, Dr Chris Ngige, Sharon Okezu, Adamu Adamu, Mariam Katagum, Timipre Sylva, Sen George Akume, Mustapha Baba…

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Kayode Ajulo raises alarm

The General Secretary of forward Buhari, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has raised an alarm over the taking over of security surveillance on some high ways in South-west Nigeria by men who identified themselves as Miyetti Allah Vigilante Group of Ondo State. Ajulo made the revelation during an interview monitored on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily in Abuja on Monday. The activist lawyer said he was travelling to Ondo State with armed policemen on Sunday when he sighted the armed herdsmen with their cattle. The former National Secretary of the Labour Party said…

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Face of the Army General whose mysterious N400m was stolen by soldiers, now in detention

Military authorities have placed immediate-past General Officer Commanding (GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Dapo Otiki, under house arrest after some soldiers reportedly bolted away with about N400 million allegedly belonging to him. The Ikorodu born army general, who was redeployed to Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), is being detained in the Officers Mess until he would be moved to Abuja for interrogation by personnel from the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), Special Intelligence Bureau (SIB), and Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police (NACMP). He is reportedly being…

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PSN appreciates Fidelity Bank for support

Nigeria’s topmost lender, Fidelity Bank Plc. on Wednesday received accolades from the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) for its unwavering support for the healthcare value chain in Nigeria. The Board of Fellows of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) made the commendation at the Society’s Annual Dinner & Award Night in Lagos where Fidelity Bank honoured with an Excellence Award in Healthcare Value Chain in Nigeria. Receiving the award on behalf of the bank, Executive Director, Lagos & Southwest, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nneka Onyeali- Ikpe thanked the organizers for recognizing…

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Duchess of Narcotics, Toyin Igbira dies of cancer

Popular Lagos socialite, Alhaja Monsurat Asabi (Ashabi) Oluwatoyin Oyemade Rufai Abraham aka Toyin Igbira, is dead.  She died in the early hours of Saturday, 20 July, 2019, at a private hospital in Surulere, Lagos, after a prolonged battle with ovarian cancer. She was aged 56. The gathered that Toyin Igbira was diagnosed with ovarian cancer almost ten years ago. Her search for a cure, saw her transversing between the United States and the United Kingdom, where she sought the best medical treatments. It was gathered that, after a while, Igbira’s…

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OAU female student battles roommate with Snipper

Two students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Saturday poured an insecticide, Sniper, on each other. The female students, who are in part-one in the institution, were said to have engaged in a disagreement before attacking themselves with Sniper. It was learnt that the actions of the students, who reside in Mozambique Hall, caused commotion at the university. It was also gathered that the incident caused fear among students who reside near the room where the incident happened. One of the residents of the hall, who did not want…

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Police invite Timi, Busola Dakolo for ‘Criminal Conspiracy, mischief and threat to life’

There has been a twist in the tale of rape accusation by Busola Dakolo against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, as the police sent separate invitations to Busola and her husband, Timi on Saturday. The invitations which were delivered in the couple’s home in Lagos came from police headquarters in Abuja. They were signed by a deputy commissioner of police Kolo Yusuf, who asked the couple to report on Tuesday by 10 a.m to face questioning over a case of “criminal conspiracy, falsehood, mischief and threat…

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Insecurity: Osinbajo visits Awujale, Akarigbo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday held meetings with the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, and the Awujale of Ijebu Kingdom, Oba Sikiru Adetona, all in Ogun State, over the security challenges in the country. Osinbajo, who first visited the Akarigbo, was accompanied by Governor Dapo Abiodun. The vice president fielding questions from newsmen after the meeting said the consultation was on the instruction of President Muhammadu Buhari. “As you know, there are many significant security concerns all over the country, and there are concerns also in the South…

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The Glamour, The Glitz Of District Governor, Akeredolu’s Visit To Rotary Club Of Maryland

Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja became the second club to host newly installed District Governor, Rotarian Jide Akeredolu on the 9th of July, 2019. Rotamary is the second club to be visited by the Rotarian Akeredolu in the new Rotary year. As it is customary of the district’s foremost new generation club, the visiting DG, first assignment was the presentation of Mama Kits for pregnant women at Mende Primary Health Centre after the club’s members had earlier received the DG with a Guard of Honour mounted at the same venue.…

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Lokpobiri picks Bayelsa gov form, denies rift with Sylvia

A former Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, on Thursday, picked the first Expression of Interest and Nomination form for the August 29 primary of the All Progressives Congress. He received the forms after paying the mandatory N22.5m. Lokpobiri, who denied any rift with former governor Timipre Sylva, said he was the most prepared and experienced for the job. He said, “I’m the most prepared and the most experienced with parliamentary and executive experiences. I was the pioneer Speaker of Bayelsa State and two-term senator; I have quality…

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Ogun Election Tribunal: Gov. Abiodun closes defence

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday closed his defence before the state Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, after calling 30 witnesses. The tribunal is hearing the petition filed against his victory in the March 9 governorship election by the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade. His counsel, Prof. Taiwo Osipitan (SAN), told the panel that his client, who is the second respondent in the petition, would no longer call witnesses. The closure of defence by Abiodun would allow his party, the All Progressives Congress,…

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GTBank Holds 9th Annual Autism Conference

For the ninth year in a row, Africa’s foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in Autism for two days of critical discourse on supporting children and adults living with Autism in Africa. Organized as part of the GTBank’s Orange Ribbon Initiative, the Annual Autism Conference will hold on the 30th and 31st of July 2019 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Themed, “Autism: Transitions, Vocational skills and The Role of Technology,” the Annual Autism Conference will bring to the fore the…

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Breaking: Man climbs aircraft at Lagos Airport

There was palpable anxiety at the Lagos Airport on Friday when an unknown man carrying a bag climbed the fuselage of the aircraft. The aircraft which had passengers on board was parked at the apron preparatory for taxing through the taxiway into the runway for take-off . Apparently beaten security on duty to gain access to the apron, the man climbed the parked aircraft through the dude to hang at the compartment housing the fuel tank. Passengers onboard the aircraft who recorded the unauthorized activities were confused shouting and unsure…

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‘Yorubas ready for self defence’ -Ooni

THE Ooni of  Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Thursday, warned that the South West zone would defend itself from marauding herdsmen, saying the drums of war are sounding in Nigeria Briefing State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Ooni said the drums of war were fast sounding loud across the country, warning that the Yoruba nation will defend themselves, with reinforcement from the Federal Government. Besides, Oba Ogunwusi said he was at the villa in view of the rising insecurity challenges in Nigeria including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery…

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Siasia’s mother’s kidnappers demand N70m

Abductors of the mother of a former Coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, Mrs. Beauty Ogere have reportedly made a demand for a ransom. The gunmen, who reportedly called Siasia with a foreign number, were said to have demanded N70m to release the 80-year-old woman. The kidnappers allowed Siasia to speak with his mother, Beauty Ogere and two others abducted from his Odoni community, Sagbama Local Government Area Bayelsa State by unknown gunmen.

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How Boko Haram killed army colonel, captain, three soldiers in ambush

Army authorities on Friday confirmed the killing of a colonel, a captain and three soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. The Deputy Director, Public Relations, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Col. Isa Ado, gave the confirmation in a statement in Abuja. He said that the incident occurred on Wednesday in Jakana area of Borno, adding that the officers and soldiers were on transit from Maiduguri to Damaturu when they ran into an ambush by the terrorists. Ado, however, said that troops of 212 Battalion deployed at Forward Operating Base, Jakana,…

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Armed soldiers storm OACDC meeting

The much-needed peace continued to elude Orimerunmu Area Community Development Council as the former chairman, Michael Akinfolarin stormed the venue of a peace meeting aimed to chart a way forward for the community with five soldiers bearing arms and ammunition. The meeting was a follow to an earlier one held last week Saturday in the house of Pastor Olawale, a former protem chairman of the body where the foundation for a peaceful resolution of the protracted crisis rocking the community was laid. Although Olawale and Akinfolarin were absent at the…

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Passengers injured, seven cows die as bus crash into cattle in Ekiti

No fewer than four occupants of a Mazda commercial bus that rammed into a herd of cattle on the Efon Alaaye-Esa Oke Road were injured on Monday. Sources said seven of the about 1,000 cows, which were moving on the road, were killed in the crash. One of the sources, who said the accident occurred on a steep part of the road close to the border between Ekiti and Osun states, said the bus, which was on high speed, somersaulted and landed in the ditch due to the impact of…

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Access Bank Wins 2019 GBA Women’s Market Champion Impact Award

Access Bank Plc. has emerged winner of the 2019 GBA Women’s Market Champion Impact Award for its efforts towards providing opportunities for women. The award is organized by the Global Banking Alliance for Women (now Financial Alliance for Women) in Paris, the award contributes to a growing list of recognitions for Access Bank, including the National Women in Finance Magazine’s Outstanding Banking Initiative Awards; the Global Banking Alliance (GBA) Women’s Market Champion Award; CBN Excellence in Women Economic Empowerment Award; National Council for Women Society Nigeria’s Dedication to Women Entrepreneurship…

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Non-Oil Exports: Fidelity Bank, NEPC, LBS Trains 100 MSMEs In Kano

·        Set To Unlock Potentials of Northern Export Market Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender is training over 100 SMEs at the 8th edition of the highly acclaimed Export Management Programme (EMP) with the aim of providing impactful, world-class support to Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kano State. Organised by the bank in strategic partnership with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the Lagos Business School (LBS), this programme currently in its third year was designed specifically to enhance the competitiveness of export-oriented businesses. The programme has since graduated over…

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Buhari replies Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has replied former President Olusegun Obasanjo who accused him of not doing enough to tackle the widespread insecurity in the country. In an open letter on Monday, Obasanjo criticised  Buhari’s government, saying killings could not be swept under the carpet. Obasanjo said the rate at which things were going, Nigeria could experience a situation similar to Rwanda where there was genocide in 1994. “To be explicit and without equivocation, Mr. President and General, I am deeply worried about four avoidable calamities,” he wrote. “Violent uprising  beginning  from one…

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Ogun Police arrest three herdsmen who killed farmer after grazing his farm

The police in Ogun state have arrested three herdsmen for allegedly killing a farmer Rafiu Sowemimo, 40. The suspects, Muhammed Adamu, Saliu Ismail and Saliu Adamu allegedly killed Sowemimo on Sunday at Adao village in Alabata, Odeda Local Government Area of the state. The suspects were said to have allowed their cattle stray into the farm of the deceased thereby destroying his crops, an action Sowemimo protested. He was said to have accosted the herders, querying their destructive attitude which led to an altercation. Angered by the confrontation, the herders…

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Again, herdsmen Stab Farmer to death in Ogun

Pandemonium broke out in Adao community in Alabata area of Odeda Local Government Area of  Ogun State after two suspected herdsmen allegedly stabbed a 49-year-old farmer, identified as Rafiu Showemimo, to death. Our correspondent gathered that the heinous act was perpetrated on Sunday when the deceased was on his way back home from his farm when the suspected herdsmen accosted him for no reason, overpowered him and stabbed him in the neck. The herdsmen reportedly abandoned him after reportedly waiting for him to bleed to death. A 76-year-old man had…

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Fasoranti’s daughter: “No man can change what God has ordained” -Tinubu

All Progressives Congress stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Reuben Fasoranti, was destined to die in such a manner. Tinubu said this while addressing journalists after paying Fasoranti a condolence visit on Sunday. The former governor of Lagos State said no man can change what God has ordained even as he maintained that she could have died in a road accident if she wasn’t shot on her way to Lagos last Friday. He said the tragedy could be converted to an opportunity to improve…

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How I slept with my brother-in-law, woman tells court

A trader, Mrs Ajayi, 52, told an Igando Customary Court that she slept with her brother-in-law because she thought he was her husband. Ajayi’s husband, Akande, is seeking the dissolution of their 35-year marriage, accusing her of infidelity. ”I was in bed when my husband’s younger brother came to the house my husband rented for me. “I thought it was my husband who normally comes to the house at that particular time between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. to play and sleep with me. “It was after he finished making…

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Another SARS shooting rock Lagos, cleaner shot dead on duty

The Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS are in the news again and it is for negative reasons as an operative of the squad reportedly shot dead a cleaner identified as Francis. The incident was said to have happened on Monday on Ajisegiri Street, in the Ilupeju area of Lagos State. The policeman and his team members were reported to have shot at a group of hemp smokers when the victim was killed. The cops were reported to have fled the scene immediately. The Punch reported that a photo of the…

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Obasanjo’s Open Letter: I forsee danger ahead

Dear President and General Buhari, I am constrained to write to you this open letter. I decided to make it an open letter because the issue is very weighty and must be greatly worrisome to all concerned Nigerians and that means all right-thinking Nigerians and those resident in Nigeria. Since the issue is of momentous concern to all well-meaning and all right-thinking Nigerians, it must be of great concern to you, and collective thinking and dialoguing is the best way of finding an appropriate and adequate solution to the problem.…

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S/West APC condoles with Pa Fasoranti over daughter’s murder

The South West APC sympathizes with a foremost Yoruba elder and leader, Pa Fasoranti for the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin who was killed along Benin-ore road on July 12, 2019. The National Vice Chairman of APC, Pastor Bankole Oluwajana, who led a delegation of South-West APC leaders on a condolence visit to the Fasorantis in Akure expressed sadness over her death declaring it a personal loss as a lawyer and former colleague of the deceased in the banking industry. In a statement made available by the Zonal…

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Prez. Buhari salutes Osoba at 80, lauds contributions to nation building

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates veteran journalist and former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, on his 80th birthday, July 15, 2019, which has been beautifully heralded with the launch of his memoir, “Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics.” President Buhari felicitates with family, friends, professional colleagues and political associates of the elder statesman and loyal party stalwart, who has successfully translated words into action by fully participating in politics and governance, and leaving a legacy of serving as a governor of his state in two republics, 1992-1993 and 1999-2003.…

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Full List: Sanwo-olu names Tunji Bello, 39 as commissioners, special advisers

In fulfilment of his election promise to accelerate his administration’s development agenda, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, transmitted a list of Commissioner-designates to the House of Assembly for ratification. The list contained twenty-five names, who are to assume duty as Commissioners and Special Advisers upon ratification by the legislature. A statement by the Governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said Sanwo-Olu carefully picked the nominees based on their cognate experience in their respective professions. The list, Akosile said, comprised names of technocrats and politicians, who understand…

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Algeria will be tough, Odegbami warns Super Eagles

Segun Odegbami, an ex-international, said on Sunday that the semi-final between Nigeria and Algeria at the ongoing African Cup of Nations would be tough. Odegbami made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun State. He noted that the Super Eagles needed to listen to their coach and technical crew as the match between them and the Desert Foxes of Algeria “would be hard.” “Our success when the Green Eagles played against Algeria in the final of the 1980 Nations Cup that we won by 3-0…

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Bizarre! Female Teacher, 28, sleeps with 13-year-old male pupil, jailed

A teacher, Brittany Zamora, has been convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sex with her underage pupil. Zamora, who has since been dismissed from her job, had pleaded guilty to ‘improper behaviour’ with her 13-year-old pupil. She admitted to 10 counts of sexual misconduct with the pupil, in addition to two counts of child molestation and another two counts of exposing him to sexually explicit materials. Twenty-eight-year-old Zamora is married and had worked as a sixth-grade teacher from Las Brisas Academy in Arizona until 2018 when…

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Unknown Gunmen strike at Sen. Abbo’s family, kill Uncle, abducts step-mum

Tragedy hit embattled Sen, Elisha Abbo as Adamawa State Police Command confirmed the killing of the Senator’s uncle and the abduction of his stepmother. The command Spokesman, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Saturday. Yahaya said the incident occurred on Saturday around 3:00 a.m. at the family house of Abbo in Muchalla Village of Mubi North Local Government Area. Yahaya explained that the gunmen had abducted Abbo’s stepmother identified as Rifkatu when Abbo’s uncle came out of his house nearby and raised an alarm.…

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Bauchi Governor’s Wife hails Fidelity Bank On Free Medical Outreach

•       1,000 Residents of Misau Community Benefit Wife of Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammad has commended Fidelity Bank for providing free medical outreach to 1,000 people in Misau Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The outreach was organised by the Al-Muhibbah Foundation in collaboration with staff members of the bank. Addressing beneficiaries in Misua, Mrs Mohammad urged them to regularly check their health status in order to reduce cases of diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, high blood pressure, amongst other…

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Fasoranti’s Daughter: ‘Don’t blame us when reprisal comes’ – Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, on Saturday, said that Yoruba were not bereft of ideas of how to stop herdsmen attacks in the South West. He said this while reacting to the death of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, who was killed on Friday along Ondo-Ore road. In a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Kehinde Aderemi, Adams said, “We only want the whole world to know what has been done and being done to our people. They should be…

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Zenith Bank commends Super Eagles, pledges to boost team

Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, commended the fighting spirit of the Eagles adding that they have displayed the quality of champions. Onyeagwu’s Zenith Bank is one of the major sponsors of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the national football teams. The Zenith Bank boss noted that to have sent the defending champions out of the competition was a good indication of the team’s readiness to win the AFCON. He said: “The Super Eagles have been amazing so far and we appreciate their efforts at the AFCON…

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‘You are a party of betrayals, leave my brother alone’ Adeleke blasts PDP

Dr. Deji Adeleke, elder brother to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 22, 2018 governorship poll in Osun State,  Ademola Adeleke, has lashed out at the PDP for failing to fulfil many promises made by the PDP before the family accepted the party’s governorship ticket. In a statement personally signed by the billionaire businessman and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday, Adeleke declared that his younger brother had no intention to contest the governorship election in the first place.  He, however, added that Senator…

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How herdsmen killed Afenifere leader’s daughter

Daughter of the leader of the Pan Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Mrs Funke Olakunrin was on Friday reportedly shot dead by suspected kidnappers in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Sources said the deceased was coming from the Lagos end of the Benin/Ore road when her car was attacked by the kidnappers suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state Police Command, Femi Joseph confirmed the incident. He said the suspects were kidnappers who also engaged in…

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Prince Ajibade Ogunoye is Olowo elect

Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye on Friday emerged as Olowo designate Owo in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State out of 18 contestants. Ogunoye got 14 votes out of 15 votes cast by the 15 senior Omolowos, who have sole responsibility to select king for the ancient town, in an election conducted by officials of the local government. Ogunoye is from Ogunoye ruling house of the town. Appreciating his selection, the Olowo-elect said he was elated for being chosen. Ogunoye, who lauded the electoral process, promised to preserve and promote…

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Suspected Herdsmen kill Afenifere leader’s daughter

Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, says it has received information that Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has been killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen. The spokesman for Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, said this in a terse message sent to The PUNCH on Friday. According to Odumakin, the 58-year-old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen. He said, “We have confirmed the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin (58), daughter of our leader, Chief Fasoranti. “Eyewitness accounts…

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Army decorates Lt. Gen. Adeosun, others

The Nigerian Army has decorated the newly promoted Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, Maj.-Gen. Bulama Biu and Capt. Abubakar Danjibrin at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in Kaduna State. The officers were decorated by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Mrs Nuratu Batagarawa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the accelerated promotion of the officers on Tuesday on the recommendation of Buratai. The recommendation and the promotion was in recognition of their achievements in…

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Access Bank wins Sustainable Finance Award in Germany

Africa’s leading financial institution, Access Bank, has emerged winner of the 2019 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards for “Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement” for the 4th consecutive time. The award was received in recognition of the Bank’s unwavering commitment towards embedding social, environmental and economic sustainability into its core business strategy that helps address issues across its business operations and value chain. The prestigious award was presented to the Bank’s GMD/CEO, Herbert Wigwe at the award ceremony which took place on July 11th, 2019 at the City Hall of Karlsruhe, Germany and…

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Sanwo-olu appoints Fafore Executive Assistant PR, New Media

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Public Relations expert, Olusegun Fafore as his Executive Assistant New Media and Public Relations. Prior to his appointment, Fafore was the Consultant-in-Chief of Reputation Plus Limited. Fafore specialises in Corporate PR, Financial PR, Media Relations, Stakeholders Management, Communication and Campaign Planning, Crisis communications and Content Development. He worked for Nestoil Limited where he served as Corporate Communications Manager from April 2016 to March 2018. At Nestoil, Fafore led the company’s external communications and stakeholders engagement initiatives. He developed strategic plans for the Corporate Communications Department to facilitate the…

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