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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Wema Bank partners UNEP to promote Climate Action and Sustainability

Wema Bank has become one of the Founding Signatories of the Principles for Responsible Banking, committing to strategically align its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By signing the Principles for Responsible Banking, Wema Bank joins a coalition of 130 banks worldwide, representing over USD 47 trillion in assets, in committing to taking on a crucial role in helping to achieve a sustainable future. Taking place at the start of the UN General Assembly, the official launch of the Principles for Responsible Banking…

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GTBank Fashion Weekend 2019: Get Ready For Africa’s Biggest Fashion Experience

This November, industry leaders, style connoisseurs and fashion enthusiasts from across the globe will converge in Lagos, Nigeria for the 4th edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Holding Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, the 2-day event will put a spotlight on Africa’s emerging fashion industry whilst showcasing the talent and creativity of indigenous small businesses in the fashion space. Since 2016, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has been at the forefront of promoting enterprise in Africa’s rapidly…

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African Freestyle Football Federation commends Heritage Bank

African Freestyle Football (AFFC) Championship 2019 in collaboration with World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) have commended Heritage Bank Plc for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and engendering Nigeria’s entertainment space on the world’s stage. The 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship ended on a high note, with defending champion Abdul Titi Kone of Cote d’Ivoire emerging as the African Champion once again. This event marked the 2nd edition of the African Championship and the 3rd annual edition of the Nigerian Championship hosted by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited. The…

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Gbajabiamila mourns Oba Oniru

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed shock over the death of His Royal Majesty, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru of Iru land, Victoria Island, Lagos.The Speaker said Oba Oniru would be remembered for his fatherly role and commitment to the development of Iru land.In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker described the passing away of the monarch as painful at this time that his advice and guidance are needed by leaders.Gbajabiamila, who noted that Oba Idowu…

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Union Bank announces Edu360 2019

Union Bank has announced the second edition of its annual education fair – Edu360, in line with its efforts to support education as a vital sector for Nigeria’s growth and development. The three-day event themed, ‘Education Beyond Walls’ will take place at the Union Bank Sports Centre in Surulere, Lagos from Thursday, 24th to Saturday, 26th of October, 2019, and will attract audiences across the education ecosystem including government officials, educators, parents and students.   Attendees will benefit from a robust programme lineup that includes talks, panel sessions, masterclasses, workshops…

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Cultists strike in Ogun community, kill popular herbalist

Suspected cultists have invaded Odokekere, a rustic community in Ogijo. killed one Yekini Wahab during an attack on the residents of the locality, in Ogijo in the Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.  The cultists were said to have also invaded the Oniburuku area of Odokekere, where they killed a herbalist, identified simply as Ifa.  It was gathered that the cultists fired into the air to create confusion before killing their targets, while also robbing residents. A resident, Chike Nnamdi, told The Punch’s correspondent that Yekini’s brother, Haruna, was…

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Access Bank join Barclays, others to launch Global Principles for Responsible Banking

Nigeria’s sustainability champion, Access Bank Plc., today launched the Global Principles for Responsible Banking as one of the Founding Signatories alongside other global banks. This is a further commitment to strategically align its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By signing the Principles, Access Bank is demonstrating its commitment towards using its products and services to support and accelerate positive changes in both local and international economies as well as promote lifestyles necessary to achieve shared prosperity for both current and future generations.…

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Kaduna Gov, El-Rufai enrols 6yr old son in public school

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai has enrolled Abubakar Al-Siddique, his six-year-old son as a pupil of Kaduna Capital school. Abubakar was enrolled as a primary one pupil of the public school. This was made known via the state governor’s Twitter handle on Monday. According to a series of tweets, the governor had in 2017 promised to ensure that Abubakar attended a public school as a way of showing commitment to fixing public education and raising the standard. “Abubakar Al-Siddique El-Rufai has today enrolled as a Primary One pupil pf Kaduna…

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Lagos popular king, Oniru passes on

Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, the paramount ruler of Iruland has joined his ancestors. The 82 year-old king died Monday morning. There has been no official confirmation from his palace and his children. According to Yoruba culture, the death of a monarch is not always announced until after some rites are performed. Some of his famous children are Adesegun Oniru, a former commissioner for water infrastructure in Lagos and Tolulope Oniru, the radio presenter popularly known as Toolz. Oba Oniru succeeded his father in 1995, following a compromise and a legal…

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Charging Sowore for insulting Buhari is dictatorship -Amnesty

Global rights group, Amnesty International has lambasted the Federal government for charging Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, with treason and insulting the President. AI, in a series of tweets on Saturday, described the move as dictatorial and unwarranted. It called on the government to immediately release him and drop all the charges. It said, “Amnesty International condemns the bizarre charges pressed on activist Omoyele for expressing his views in media interviews. “The trumped-up charges he is facing show an attempt by the Nigerian authorities to deprive him of his human…

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P&ID: Ex-NNPC topshot remanded in prison

Grace Taiga, a former director in the ministry of petroleum resources, has been remanded in Suleja prison, Niger state, over the Process & Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) deal. A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) remanded Taiga in prison after she pleaded “not guilty” to an eight-count charge levelled against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. She is accused of receiving $20,000 as kickback in ensuring that the deal was successful.

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Nigerians must get electricity supply they pay for – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House would ensure that Nigerians get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for.  The Speaker said the House would give adequate attention to the practice of estimated billing by electricity distribution companies (Discos) to address the challenges Nigerians face.  He said the House would not tolerate a situation where discos take advantage to present outrageous bills to Nigerians, hence the resolve of the Green Chamber to revisit it and come up with a law…

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Ex-NNPC boss goes on trial for P&ID $9.6bn judgment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Friday arraign another suspect linked to the controversial Gas Supply Project Agreement which led to the recent $9.6bn judgment given against Nigeria and in favour of Process and Industrial Developments by a British court. The suspect is a former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga, who was said to have signed as Nigeria’s witness to the GSPA while the then minister presiding over the ministry, the late Dr. Rilwan Lukman, signed as Nigeria’s representative. A message…

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Heritage Bank boosts entrepreneurship among youths with Next Titan-6

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider has again thrown its usual support behind the organizer of The Next Titan, so as to have a better and improved season six of the programme. This year’s edition of the reality TV show is again headlined by Heritage Bank and is targeted at giving young entrepreneurs an opportunity to display their ingenuity and talents. The programme, which also, focuses on ensuring that the entrepreneurial goals of the Nigerian youths are achieved, had its auditions in four of the six geopolitical…

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Hotel Killings: Rivers Police arrest suspect, rescue victim

Personnel of the Rivers State Police Command on Wednesday rescued a young woman, who was almost strangled in a hotel in Mile 4 axis of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The woman, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, was said to have struggled with the man, who attempted to choke her with a pillow while she was asleep. State Police Commissioner, Mr. Mustapha Dandaura, disclosed this while speaking with scores of women protesting the serial killing of young females in hotels in some parts of the state. Our…

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Union Bank teams up with LLA to empower 40 female entrepreneurs

Union Bank Plc has in conjunction with Leading Ladies Africa unveiled 40 female entrepreneurs who will be participating in the much sought after Enterprise and Leadership Programme (ELP). The initiative, being put together by a women-focused non-profit organisation, Leading Ladies Africa, is a two-month, practical, hands-on programme that is focused on enabling women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to identify business opportunities, create and sustain viable enterprises, and scale up their businesses. Speaking at the official media parley to unveil the participants, Lola Cardoso; Chief Digital and Innovation Officer; Union Bank said:…

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Finally, Buhari sacks Obono-Obla, asks Malami to take over

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) as currently constituted with Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been directed to immediately take over all outstanding investigations and other activities of the SPIP. This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Chief Femi Adesina. The panel was established in August 2017 by the then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN to investigate specifically…

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Gbajabiamila ends accreditation rift between ABU, NMCN

Following the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the full accreditation status of the School of Nursing Sciences of the College of Medical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria has been restored.  The speaker had mandated the House Committee on Health care Services, chaired by Hon. Dr Tanko Sununu to intervene and ensure the accreditation, which was withdrawn in May 2019 by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is restored.  At the stakeholders’ meeting on Monday at the House of Representatives,…

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Stolen N400m: Maj. Gen. Otiki kicks as Lt. Gen. Adeosun heads General Court Martial

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday began the trial of the former General Officer Commanding, 8 Division, Sokoto State, Maj Gen Hakeem Otiki, over the alleged diversion of the sum of N400 million by some soldiers in the division. The trial at the General Court Martial, which sat at the Army Officers’ Mess, Asokoro, began at about 12:30pm, and is ongoing at the time of filing this report. The General Court Martial is presided over by the army’s Chief of Policy and Plans, Nigerian Army Headquarters, Maj Gen Lamidi Adeosun. The…

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Gbajabiamila donates N60m drugs, 600 bags of rice, scholarship to Katsina IDPs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina State, that the Federal Government would not abandon them. Gbajabiamila, who paid a visit to the Gidan Baki IDPs Camp in Katsina metropolis on Monday, said he was saddened by the conditions of IDPs all over the country, but that both the Executive and the Legislature are working together to better their lives. He said the main focus of government would be how to get the thousands of IDP children…

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Gbajabiamila to visit Katsina, teach at Kofar Sauri Sec School, meet IDPs, others

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila will on Monday, September 16, 2019, visit Katsina State as part of his resolve to go to some States and assess the situation on the ground. During the visit, the Speaker is expected to visit the Government Pilot Senior Secondary School, Kofar Sauri, where he will teach a class. This is part of the Speaker’s Voluntary Teaching Exercise, which he started in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos State in 2017 when he was House Leader. Now as the…

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Atiku vs Buhari: Heavy Security as tribunal sits to deliver judgement

Security has been beefed up within the vicinity of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, as the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal delivers judgment in the petition filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging president Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in Feb. 23 general election. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that security personnel comprising mainly men of the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps mounted security checks at both ends of the stretch of the road to the court.…

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How Fayemi’s wife escaped FUOYE students’ mayhem

The protest embarked upon by students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, turned violent on Tuesday evening leaving in its trails two deaths, vandalisation of properties and a narrow escape by the Ekiti State First Lady. The wife of the Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, who was on tour of council areas in the state, escaped being attacked by the protesters as they smashed the screens of all the vehicles in her convoy. Sources at Oye Ekiti alleged that no fewer than two persons were feared killed in the…

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Tragedy of Nigeria’s Imelda as Diezani loses $40m jewellery to FG

Diezani Allison-Madueke is not a First Lady, but her penchant for expensive pieces of jewellery placed her on the same pedestal as Imelda Marcos, the legendary Philipino First Lady famous for her love for expensive jewelleries and shoes. A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the permanent forfeiture of a massive 2,149 pieces of jewellery and a customised gold iPhone, valued at $40m, recovered from the Abuja home of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. In a ruling on Tuesday, Justice Nicholas Nicholas Oweibo held…

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Xenophobia: Zenith Bank’s Chairman, Ovia pulls out of WEF

Founder/Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr Jim Ovia has withdrawn from further activities at the World Economic Forum Africa 2019, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. He has withdrawn because of the hypersensitivity of the issues surrounding the lives and well-being of Nigerian citizens living in South Africa and to contribute his voice against the poor state of security regarding foreign nationals living in Africa. Before taking his exit, Mr. Ovia stressed the need for youth empowerment and better government policies to curb continual attacks on persons living within…

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‘Getting knocked down was good’ says Joshua vow to defeat Ruiz

Anthony Joshua says he has been forced to make “drastic changes” to his lifestyle in a bid to win back the heavyweight titles he lost to Andy Ruiz earlier this year. Joshua, the former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion, was knocked out by Ruiz in New York in June in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. Dethroned champion Joshua says the magnitude of the loss has forced him to evaluate every aspect of his life as he prepares to face Ruiz in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on…

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Oshiomole calls for massive boycott of MTN, other S/Africa companies

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has urged Nigerians to boycott South African goods and services to protest the killings of Nigerians and other nationals living in that country. Oshiomhole gave the advice at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. He recalled that over the past one year, Nigerians have been maltreated in one part of South Africa or the other. “This is the time to show commitment to our citizens and show sympathy to our loved ones. “This can be done by boycotting South…

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Lagos NURTW members protest MC Oluomo’s choice as chairman

Aggrieved members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State have staged a protest at the state House of Assembly on Wednesday to reject the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the union in the state. The protesters condemned Akinsanya’s emergence, saying he and his supporters and backers were working against the constitution of the union. It was learnt that the National President of the NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, appointed Akinsanya as the caretaker chairman following the dissolution…

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Maradona returns to Argentina as coach

Argentine legend Diego Maradona will take over as coach of Superliga side Gimasia, the club announced on its Twitter account on Thursday. “Welcome Diego! Every corner of the most beautiful club in the world greets you,” the La Plata-based club said. The former Argentina coach quit his job at Mexican second-division outfit Dorados in June for health reasons after just nine months in charge. His new club, officially known as Gymnastics and Fencing, is currently bottom of Argentina’s 24-club Superliga, with just one point from five matches. Maradona’s appointment at…

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EFCC moves against Okorocha’s family, wife and daughter to lose assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has obtained orders for the interim forfeiture of assets traced to a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; his wife, Nneoma Nkechi, and their daughter. The Head, Enugu Zonal Office of the commission, Mr. Usman Imam, disclosed this on Wednesday in Enugu while briefing newsmen on the activities of the commission in the last eight months. Imam said the EFCC also obtained similar order on a property traced to a former aide to Okorocha, Mr. Paschal Obi, and the former governor’s…

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‘Save us from land grabbers’ -Ogun communities beg Gov. Abiodun

Ogun State House of Assembly has implored Governor Dapo Abiodun to ensure swift enforcement of the State Anti-kidnapping and Land Grabbing Law, 2016, to enhance peace and tranquillity in the state. The Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo,  made the appeal on Tuesday while receiving residents of Magboro and Onikogbo communities in Obafemi-Owode and Ado Odo/Ota local government areas of the state, who came to protest the alleged invasion of their communities by suspected land grabbers under the guise of executing court judgment. Oluomo, who commended the peaceful conduct of the protesters, assured…

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‘They are using my name to dupe’ -Fashola cries out

Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola has alerted the public to a fake Facebook account opened in his name, and warned people against falling prey to the antics of the scammers behind it. Fashola, in a statement by Mr Hakeen Bello, his special adviser on Communications, said the fake account, which had his name and picture, was opened by dupes and scammers. The statement, made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), yesterday in Abuja, said “the minister has, on several occasions in the past, disclaimed such fake accounts,” and…

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UBA’s double-digit growth yields 20k interim dividend

United Bank for Africa Plc has announced its audited half year financial results for the period ended June 2019, showing impressive growth across key performance indices as well as a significant contribution from its African subsidiaries.  In spite of the increasingly unpredictable environment witnessed in some of its countries of operations, the pan African financial institution delivered double digit growth in its profit before tax as it rose by 21 per cent to N70.3bn for the half year to June 2019, up from N58.1bn recorded in the similar period of…

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Wema Bank, BOI align forces over Sara by Wema

Wema Bank Plc, the pioneer of Nigeria’s first fully digital bank ALAT, has empowered over 100 women in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sub-sector. The business advisory seminar, tagged ‘Running A Profitable Business’ brought women entrepreneurs together from the bank’s Lagos Region. Speaking at the event, Mrs Aramide Awosanya, Regional Manager, Lagos Mainland, Wema Bank, said the initiative was taken to complement the policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which aims at MSME development in the country. It would be recalled that the CBN launched the MSME…

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Fidelity Bank posts double-digit growth, earnings and profitability in impressive half-year

Despite the country’s challenging and fiercely competitive business environment, Fidelity Bank Plc delivered a solid financial performance in the first half of 2019, recording double-digit growth in key revenue lines whilst achieving significant traction in digital banking uptake. Details of the audited half-year result for the period ended June 30, 2019, released at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday showed a 15.7 percent rise in Profit Before Tax (PBT) from N13.0 billion in the earlier period to N15.1 billion in the reporting period. Profit After Tax (PAT) rose by…

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Sanni’s installation as RotaMary’s President hold on Saturday

Rotarian Adewale Sanni, the 18th Hope President of Rotary Club of Maryland will be formally installed as the club’s President on Saturday. According to a release issued by Rotn. Femi Obadina, chairman of the club’s installation committee, the event is slated for NECA event centre located at the Central Business District, Ikeja. The high octane event, which is slated for 11am will have celebrated singer and Rotary International’s Polio Ambassador, Akin Shuga on the bandstand. Highpoint of the installation programme is the N20m fundraiser for the club’s projects in the…

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YEA 5: Fidelity Bank Empowers Over 200 Youth With Entrepreneurial Skills In Kano

Consistent with its unbridled commitment to youth empowerment in Nigeria, Fidelity Bank Plc, in partnership with Gazelle Academy and Bayero University Kano at the weekend concluded an entrepreneurship training programme for over 200 students in Kano State. Organised under the Fidelity Youth Empowerment Academy stream 5 (YEA 5), the week-long training programme seeks to equip undergraduates with requisite skills, know-how, and capabilities needed to take start businesses even whilst in school. Participants received training in various skill areas including, Fashion Designing, Makeover, Henna Design, New Media Marketing, Baby Bag Making, Bead Making,…

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Dietitian proffers polution to peficiency in vitamins, minerals

A food and nutrition expert with the Lagos State Government, Olusola Malomo, has stated that regular intake of fruit juice can end micronutrient deficiency, a condition he defined as absence of vital micronutrients. He noted that the shortage of such nutrients is as life-threatening as common health challenges. Malomo said this at the August edition of his healthy living dialogue, a programme supported by Chi Limited as part of its ‘no-added sugar’ campaign, which kicked off last year. He noted that fruit juice contains essential micronutrients, which are deficient in…

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