How Togolese Cook Killed Ondo High Chief -Lagos Police

The Lagos State Police Command has revealed how a Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou, allegedly stabbed his boss to death at his Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos residence. The suspect, who reportedly stabbed Mr. Opeyemi Bademosi on the chest thrice on October 31 and escaped with valuables, was tracked to Ondo where he was arrested on November 2. The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, said the suspect has availed the services of a French-speaking lawyer from the Office of the Public Defender in the course of the investigation. He…

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Google Honour Christy Essien Igbokwe’s Birthday

Lady of songs, late Christy Essien Igbokwe got a rare honour on her posthumous birthday with the global search engine, Google, today, honoured her memory with a doodle. Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe MFR was born on 11 November 1960 and died 30 June 2011, was a Nigerian musician and actress. In her lifetime, she was popularly referred to as Nigeria’s Lady of Songs and was known for her song “Seun Rere”. She was the first female president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). She was also the chairwoman and…

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Meet Haleemat Busari, Jimi Agbaje’s Running mate for Lagos 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has announced a lawyer, Mrs. Haleemat Busari, as his running mate. The law graduate from the University of Lagos is a Director on the board of several blue-chip companies. She was a director in Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecommunications company) and a serving director in First Bank, Sierra Leone. A statement on Thursday by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, said the PDP candidate picked Mrs.…

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Express yourself with Nai’vasha Johnson At her Masterclass at the GTBank Fashion Weekend Hair Stylist

Nai’vasha is a New York-based hair stylist and the hands behind some of the most iconic hairstyles ever seen on the red carpets. She specializes in natural hair, hair colour, wigs, and men’s grooming. Her celebrity clientele includes Yara Shahidi, Sasha Lane, Uzo Aduba, Logan Browning, Lakeith Stanfield, John Legend, and Common. Nai’vasha has collaborated with top photographers such as Scott Trindle, Yelena Yemchuk, Nagi Sakai, Bruce Weber, Bjorn Iooss, and Renell Medrano on shoots appearing in major publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, ELLE, W, Harper’s Bazaar,…

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GTBank Fashion Weekend: Meet the Runway Designers

Hard work, creativity and passion, punctuated by the clicking of heels, define a single moment on the GTBank Fashion Weekend Runway Show. On Saturday, November 10th, and Sunday, November 11th, 2018, thousands of guests will be entertained by this single moment as indigenous and internationally renowned designers showcase their brands on the runway. These are the designers slated for Day 1 of the 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend: Ituen Basi Ituen Basi’s 2009 collection brought back the proliferation of the Oleku trend which led to the new wave of the Ankara…

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Atiku hires Trump’s PR Strategist for N400m to battle Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has engaged the services of top United States firm and lobbyist, Brian Ballard, to work with it for the successful emergence of its candidate, Atiku Abubakar as Nigeria’s president come 2019, TheCable has exclusively disclosed in a report. The firm which lobbied for the current U.S President, Donald Trump, has a contract with PDP on a monthly payment of $90 thousand Dollars (N31.5m). The contract which will last for one year will cumulatively fetch the firm N400 million naira at the end of the year.…

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GTBank Fashion Weekend: UK Fashion Buyers, Stavros Karelis & Anna Trevelyan to speak on “The Concept of Fashion Curation”

Stavros Karelis is the Founder & Buying Director of MACHINE-A, a London-based independent concept store for men and women and Anna Trevelyan is the Co-founder and Fashion Director of MACHINE-A. In 2009, Stavros and Anna opened MACHINE-A, with the of aim of showcasing emerging designers alongside established fashion brands. The store quickly became London’s coolest retail destination. Between them, Stavros and Anna share an array of awards and accomplishments: Stavros is a recipient of GQ’s 35 most successful men under 38 award and Business of Fashion’s 500 shaping the fashion…

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Burak Cakmak, Dean of Parsons School of Design, is Coming to the GTBank Fashion Weekend

Burak Cakmak has facilitated successful collaborations for over a decade with a wide range of stakeholders including suppliers, retailers, NGOs, governments, and the media in order to drive positive, ethical industry change. Cakmak was named Dean of Fashion at Parsons in 2015 after working at Swarovski Group as the company’s first Vice President of corporate responsibility where he was instrumental in implementing best practice industry standards across the business. Prior to Swarovski, Cakmak worked at Kering as its first Director of corporate sustainability, spearheading innovation-driven sustainability strategies for the luxury…

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Ganduje Speaks On Bribe Videos: Its all lies, it never happened

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Friday, denied before the House of Assembly that he collected bribe from any contractor. An online newspaper, Daily Nigerian, had published an investigative report supported with two videos showing Mr. Ganduje allegedly receiving the bribe in dollars. The state House of Assembly, under the leadership of Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, later constituted a committee to establish the authenticity of the videos. Consequently, the Assembly summoned the publisher/editor-in-chief of the online newspaper, Jaafar Jaafar, to testify before the committee. While appearing before the committee,…

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New Video emerges as Kano Assembly summons Gov. Ganduje

More evidence of Ganduje's Greed aka dollar collection operations. EFCC is in a coma till 2019 on this issue. But were quick to freeze Fayose's account while he was governor. Just imagine this was Wike..Would the EFCC be this quiet on such an issue? This is why Buhari has to go pic.twitter.com/1R1DAQvQ45 — Babasola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) October 31, 2018 Another shocking video has emerged showing the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, in black Kaftan, collecting bribe in wads of dollars from a contractor. The Vanguard reported that video has sparked…

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(Watch Video) Popular Lagos Pastor in sex video scandal

Apostle Chris Omatsola is the senior pastor of Zionwealth Of Life Assembly and also a real estate business tycon in Lekki, Lagos Nigeria while Ms. Princess (Toks David) Tokoni Okpewho is a Lekki big girl street hustler. Shame to the both of them. pic.twitter.com/9YQI8N3EBN — Asam Boitumelo 🇿🇦 (@Asamboitumelo) October 17, 2018 The Presiding Pastor of Zionwealth of Life Assembly in the Lekki area of Lagos State, Apostle Chris Omatsola, and his former lover, Tamaratokoni Okpe, have clashed over a sex video that was leaked on the Internet. While Okpe,…

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Exam Malpractices: Police arraign Adeleke, others, granted bail

The police on Wednesday arraigned the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in the September 22, 2018 election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and four others, on charges of examination malpractices. According to The Punch, the defendants were arraigned before Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, where they all pleaded not guilty to the four counts preferred against them. The rest of the defendants alongside whom Adeleke was arraigned were, Sikiru Adeleke; the principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Alhaji Aregbesola Muftau; the registrar of the…

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Fayemi inaugurates CoS, SSG, two others

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, today sworn-in four new members of the State Executive Council with a charge on them to immediately swing into action and offer only the best of services to the people. Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Osuntoku Pavilion, Government House, Fayemi said the new cabinet members were appointed based on their track record, expertise and experience, and as such, must immediately settle down in office and inject new ideas to reinvigorate the government machinery to the overall benefit of the…

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Dangote, Elumelu listed in world’s most charitable persons

The philanthropist gesture of the President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and Chairman, United Bank for Africa, UBA, Tony Elumelu were recognised and highlighted by Richtopia, a United Kingdom-based digital periodical that covers business, economic and financial news on Wednesday, as two of Africa’s foremost businessmen named 6th and 11th most charitable persons in the world. Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and J.K Rowlings occupied the first three positions, while Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk were in the fourth and fifth position, respectively. Aside from Dangote, the Chairman, United Bank…

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Dangote smashes Guinness record, innitiates ‘World Puff-Puff Day’

Africa’s foremost flour producer, Dangote Flour Mill has broken the Guinness Book of Records for the World’s Largest Puff-Puff pyramid, as the company fried two metric tonnes (40 bags of 50-kilogramme) of flour to celebrate the commencement of its initiated World Puff-Puff Day to be celebrated on 27 October every year. According to Anthony Chiejina, Group Head, Corporate Communication, Dangote Group, the company broke the record of 200kg, which equals to four bags of flour recorded to have been fried at a location. According to him, to celebrate the maiden…

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Anenih, a foremost nationalist -OGD

Late former Chairman, Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, has been described as one Nigeria’s foremost politicians whose death ended a great chapter in the nation’s political history. In his condolence message on the death of the elder statesman, former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba (Engr.) Gbenga Daniel stated that Chief Anenih was a hugely endowed political leader and foremost nationalist who served the country in various capacities during his lifetime. “As one of the founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Anenih…

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Fashion legends to storm GT Bank FSHN WKEND

Fashion Innovator The legendary designer and style pioneer, Dapper Dan will be at the GTBank Fashion Weekend With his eponymous store on 125th street, Dapper Dan pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s, co-opting luxury branding to design original garments with high-end detail. A leading driver of the 80s chic style, Dapper Dan began making clothes in Harlem, during which he was known for giving rap its signature music style, styling everyone from Big Daddy Kane to Mike Tyson. He then went on to outfit entertainers and other celebrities including Eric…

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Fidelity Bank on course to deliver on 2018 financial targets as 9 months profits hit N20bn,

Lagos Nigeria: October 25, 2018: Fidelity Bank Plc has posted an impressive financial performance for the 3rd Quarter of 2018 and is on course to finishing strong in the 2018 financial year. Details of the 9-months results for the period ended September 30, 2018, released yesterday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) showed a double-digit growth in revenues and profitability. Gross Earnings grew by 6.9% to N139.0 billion from N130.1 billion reported in the same period in 2017 whilst profit-before-tax soared by 23.6% from N16.2 billion to N20.1 billion. In…

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FRSC invite Young Shall Grow Motors Over Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident

Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed that Young Shall Grow Motors should be summoned in connection with Tuesday’s accident along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. FRSC’s Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday and said that the transport company was expected to report at the Corps’ headquarters. He hinted that the company may be prosecuted after a full investigation into the incident which claimed no fewer than nine lives. A Mercedes-Benz Marcopolo bus and an Iveco truck were involved in…

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GTBank returns N164bn as profit before tax in Q3

GTBank Releases Q3 2018 Unaudited Results…..Reports Profit before Tax of ₦164.2 Billion Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its unaudited financial results for the period ended September 30, 2018 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. A review of the results shows positive performance across all financial indices, reaffirming the Bank’s position as one of the most profitable and well managed financial institutions in Nigeria. Gross earnings for the period grew by 8.8% to ₦337.3billion from ₦309.9billion reported in September 2017. Profit before tax stood at ₦164.2billion, representing a growth…

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‘OurMumuDonDo’: Charly Boy to get N50m from Police for damages

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Nigeria Police Force, IGP and the FCT Commissioner of Police to pay N50m to Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, the convener of ‘OurMumuDonDo’ movement. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice John Tsoho awarded the amount on Monday while delivering judgment in a fundamental rights suit brought against the Police by Charly Boy. He said the sum was a compensation for the violation of his rights to dignity of the human person, freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association.…

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2019: ‘Don’t vote for Atiku’ – Balarabe warns Nigerians

A former governor of Old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, on Monday urged Nigerians not to “gamble” with the idea of returning the People’s Democratic Party to power in 2019. Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Kaduna that the country would be worse off if the main opposition party is allowed to come back. He said the PDP had ruled the country for 16 years before 2015 and that “all they brought to Nigerians was misery and underdevelopment.” Musa said that the opposition party almost completely ruined…

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Ogun 2019: ‘I will not waste this ticket’ -Bankole assures ADP

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Ogun State governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party, Dimeji Bankole, has expressed the confidence that the party will win the governorship seat in the state in 2019. He said this on Monday when he was formally unveiled by the state party chairman, Chief Wale Egunleti, to other party members and supporters at the party secretariat, Onikolobo, Abeokuta. He said the party was well structured and would displace the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state in the coming general elections.…

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Those who feel they have another country, free to go —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said Nigerians who felt that they have another country outside Nigeria may choose to go. He said he and others who do not have another country would rather stay back and salvage it together. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving All Progressives Congress governorship aspirants and members of the party from the three senatorial zones of Kwara State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He enjoined Nigerians to remain faithful and loyal…

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N30.8bn Fraud: Fayose pleads not guilty, remanded in EFCC custody

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti, State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, appeared before a Federal High Court in Lagos, where he pleaded not guilty to the allegation that he misappropriated N30.8 billion. The embattled former governor was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. A large number of his supporters were present in court, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. He pleaded not guilty to the 11 charges. EFCC is prosecuting Fayose alongside his company — Spotless Investment Ltd — on 11 charges of N30.8 billion fraud.…

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Fayose’s trial begins as EFCC arraign him for N2.2bn Fraud (Photos)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned the immediate-past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, for an alleged fraud of N2.2bn. The anti-graft agency conveyed the ex-governor to the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, in a white bus manned by heavy security Monday morning. Fayose was brought to court straight from the EFCC custody, where he had been detained since last week when he submitted himself to the anti-graft agency, immediately after the expiration of his immunity from prosecution. The charges were read to him before Justice…

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Heritage Bank adjudged “Most Supportive Bank of the Year”

Heritage Bank Plc., Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider, yet again has been adjudged the “Most Supportive Bank of the Year,” barely two weeks it grossed home three awards for its outstanding performance. The current award was conferred on Heritage Bank at the fourth edition of Green October Event 2018, an event organized by Alamode Magazine. Only recently, Heritage Bank was adjudged “Best SME Bank Nigeria 2018” by Capital Finance International (CFI.co) and “Agriculture Bank of the Year 2018” by the Nigeria Agriculture Awards (MAA). Also, the bank was honoured…

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Forgery And Impersonation: EFCC Vows to Arrest, Produce Innoson Motors Boss, Innocent Chukwuma in court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has vowed to ensure that the Chairman, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, Innocent Chukwuma is arrested to face fraud charges in court. The Commission gave the assurance, after Justice Olusola Williams of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, struck out the case of fraud it instituted against Chukwuma because the EFCC failed to produce Chukwuma in court to face trial. Chukwuma and his company, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, were to be arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to obtain by false…

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Akure ‘madman’ kidnapper arrested by NSCDC destroys phone after getting N1.5m alert

There was drama at the Ondo State chapter of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, headquarters, when a suspected kidnapper identified as Dele, who feigned insanity, reportedly snatched his phone from an operative, when a credit alert of N1.5 million was received and destroyed it. Parading the suspect alongside seven others, the state Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Pedro Awili, said: “The arrest was made possible through the corps’ surveillance team while on duty within the Akure metropolis. “Our team, on October 15, arrested one Dele, who is pretending to…

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The GTBank Fashion Weekend: Where beauty lives

What is your definition of beauty? A collection of the most colorful designs, a convergence of the most glamorous, being draped with couture from head to toe, or does it simply mean, you? For us, at GTBank, beauty is all of the above, and more. Beauty goes beyond what meets the eyes. It is in the audacity of fashion designers to create timeless pieces; it is in the enterprising spirit of small businesses who drive the fashion industry, it in you, daring every day to always be yourself. So join…

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‘Stand up and collect, it will be safer in your pocket’ -Bribery Giver commands Ganduje as another video hits the waves

Another video capturing the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been released by the online media organization, the Daily Nigerian showing the governor collecting part of a $5million bribe from a contractor. This is the second of the 15-series trove of video clips said to be in the archives of the Daily Nigerian. The first video was released on Sunday which shows the governor soliciting for kickbacks to the tune of $5million. According to contractors in the state, Ganduje allegedly collects between 15 to 25 per cent bribe on every…

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Boko Haram kills ICRC’s Hauwa Liman

Boko Haram has killed another worker of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the ICRC on Sunday raised alarm that the Boko Haram threatened to kill Hauwa Liman within the next 24 hours. Ms Liman was kidnapped alongside others in March in Rann, Borno State, when the insurgents attacked a camp for displaced persons. One of the kidnapped aid workers, Saifura Khorsa, had been killed in September. Reacting to the murder of Ms Liman, the Nigerian government said it is shocked and saddened at…

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Kano State Governor, Ganduje Allegedly Caught On Video Receiving $5m Bribe, says its a cloned video

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has appeared in a video clip where it was alleged that he collected up to $5 million bribe from contractors in the state. According to the contractors, Ganduje collects between 15 to 25 per cent bribe on every project executed in the state. The sting operation to capture the governor on camera was said to have begun two years ago when one of the contractors agreed to plant spy camera on his kaftan lapel while offering the bribe. One of the contractors who spoke to the media…

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Atiku’s Road To Abeokuta and The Pranks of The Old Fox

By Babafemi Ojudu Whoever is celebrating Obasanjo’s comment on Atiku at their recent meeting in Abeokuta does not understand or have a good knowledge of the Old Fox. Doing a content and contextual analysis of his speech, I find it more indicting of Atiku than exonerating. There is a lot in that speech to use as ammunition against Atiku. Judging by Atiku’s countenance from the photographs that have emerged from the meeting, I could see he was not comfortable with the presentation by his former boss. Perhaps, with the mode of…

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Ekiti people abandon Fayose’s foods and drinks at valedictory dinner

A dinner organised on Friday night by the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, to round off his tenure in office was shunned by the anticipated guests consisting of party faithful, friends and political appointees. But when contacted, Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said the dinner was not boycotted. He explained that the event had earlier been cancelled on Thursday. Adelusi said, “The dinner was not boycotted. The committee in charge of the end-of-tenure programme of activities sent out messages on Thursday cancelling the dinner. “The information…

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Prez. Buhari orders full implementation of EO6, bans 50 notable Nigerians from foreign trips

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered full implementation of Executive Order 6 (EO6) and with the implementation of the presidential directive, 50 high-profile persons have been placed on watch-list and restricted from travelling out of the country, the presidency has said. A statement issued on Saturday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, did not disclose the identities of the affected person but said President Buhari’s directive was sequel to the judicial affirmation of the constitutionality and legality of EO6. This is the…

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Ogunbiyi To Adeleke: You are a traitor

A former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, has accused the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, of backing the Director General of the Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Chief Lere Oyewumi, to violate the peace deal brokered to resolve the crisis between the duo after the party’s primary. Ogunbiyi, who made the allegation in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on Tuesday, spoke through his media aide, Mr Ismail Afolabi. He said, “To resolve the crisis arising from the PDP primary,…

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How Abuja based teacher emerged as MToY

The quest for the best teacher in secondary schools in Nigeria  in 2018 came to a glorious end on Thursday, when Olasunkanmi Samuel Opeifa, a teacher from Government Day Secondary School, Karu, Abuja emerged as the 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year. For the feat, Opeifa was rewarded with One Million Naira in addition to Five Hundred Thousand Naira he received as state champion from Abuja. He will also get One Million Naira every year for the next five years and a block of six classrooms built at his school.…

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Union Bank Unveils Edu360

Union Bank has announced the first edition of an annual education fair – Edu360, as part of its efforts to support education as a critical sector for Nigeria’s growth and development. The 2-day event themed ‘Investing in the Future’ according to a statement from the lender, has been designed to attract audiences across the education ecosystem including investors, parents, school owners, teachers and students who will benefit from robust discussions covering investments, school choice and financing options for parents. Edu360 will also feature an exhibition where service providers in the education sector will showcase their…

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OBJ To Atiku: You are like Paul on the road to Damascus (Read OBJ’s Full Speech)

Remarks By Chief Olusegun Obasanjo On The Visit of PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to Abeokuta on October 11, 2018 I am happy to welcome the distinguished leaders of goodwill who have led the PDP Presidential Candidate and my former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, to my humble abode and I welcome the Presidential Candidate himself. Let me start by congratulating President-to-be, Atiku Abubakar, for his success at the recent PDP Primary and I took note of his gracious remarks in his acceptance speech that it all started here. Yes, when it started, it was…

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“Its the happiest day of my life“ Says Atiku after OBJ’s Pardon

“Its the happiest day of my life. I can never forget a day like this.” so says an elated Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, moments after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo told a gathering of journalists that crowded the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Complex, venue of the meeting,  that he has forgiven his former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, wholeheartedly, describing him as “president-to-be.” Also at the meeting were the Bishop of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), David Oyedepo; Islamic cleric, Ahmed Gumi; and the Bishop of Catholic…

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Kidnapped! Africa’s Richest Big Boy

Africa’s youngest billionaire was kidnapped on Thursday morning by gunmen in Tanzania’s economic capital Dar es Salaam, officials said. Mohammed Dewji, 40, who heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with interests in agriculture to insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry, was snatched as he entered the gym of a hotel in the city. “Initial information indicates he was kidnapped by whites travelling in two vehicles,” regional governor Paul Makonda told journalists, adding that “this kind of incident is new here”. Dar es Salaam police chief…

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Protest in Jos, over mystery lake

A coalition of religious organisations, under the aegis of The Faithful, on Tuesday took to the streets of Jos to protest against the serial killings and the recent discoveries from the mining pond in Dura-Du District in the Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. The groups were also protesting against the disappearance of a former Chief of Administration in the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Idris Alkali (retd.), in questionable circumstances. About 11 cars and two corpses have been recovered from the mystery pond. Alkali was said…

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EFCC ready for Fayose, sets up crack team

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has set up a special team to interrogate Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State next week, The PUNCH can confirm. Fayose, who has been governor since October 16, 2014, will lose his immunity at exactly 11.59pm on October 15, 2018, thereby giving the EFCC the constitutional right to arrest, detain and prosecute him. The governor is expected to report at the EFCC head office in Abuja to meet with the commission’s Director of Operations, Umar Mohammed, after which he will be grilled by a…

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Fidelity Bank Launches New Savings Campaign

Nigerian lender, Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday unveiled a novel account opening initiative, just as it launched a new savings promotion campaign aimed at rewarding new and existing customers of the bank. The new account opening initiative, the first of its kind in the Nigerian banking industry, enables members of the public to open online savings accounts through a Quick Response (QR) code which can be scanned from any of the promotional materials such as roll up banners, fliers, posters and newspaper adverts. This is expected to significantly ease the process…

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‘I am on my way out of PDP’ -Fayose

The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has threatened to leave the Peoples Democratic Party after the National Convention held on Saturday in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. The governor hinted The Punch on Monday that he would renounce his “membership of the PDP anytime from now.” He added, “After consultations, I will speak clearly to Nigerians.” A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, was declared the winner of the party’s presidential primary, defeating the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Senate President Bukola Saraki, and eight others. In a press statement he later…

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Baba Sala, Grandfather of Nigeria’s comedy passes on

Foremost comedian, Pa Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, and regarded as the grandfather of Nigeria’s comedy is dead. Baba Sala died in Ilesa on Sunday evening and his body has been deposited at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex, (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa His media assistant, Mr Isaac Hastrup, confirmed the death of the ace comedian on Monday morning. Hastrup said, “Baba has died. He died some minutes to 10 pm on Sunday night. His remains had been taken to the morgue. He died of…

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