Reprieve for Chevron CMD’s embattled wife as court bar husband from evicting her

A Lagos State High Court has restrained the chief medical director of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Dr. Rotimi Babalola, from evicting his wife, Mrs. Adediwura Adebukola Babalola, from their matrimonial home. Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi specifically bar Dr. Babalola by himself, his servants, privies, or workmen from entering, trespassing, or otherwise disturbing the possession of the building at No. 8, Service Crescent, Cooperative Villa, Badore, Ajah, Lagos pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed in the divorce petition by his wife. The judge granted the order after hearing…

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FirstBank sponsors 5th Olusegun Obasanjo Golf Tournament

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the 5th edition of the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo golf tournament, organized by the Abeokuta golf club. The competition, which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 14th August 2021 will have Chief Obasanjo perform the ceremonial Tee-off to the glamour of the 150 golfers participating from across Nigeria.  Speaking on the competition, Kola Adeneye, the Captain of the Abeokuta golf club, said; “Abeokuta golf club is putting up this tournament, fully sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria Limited to celebrate Chief…

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EFCC hunts for Instagram celebrity Opa6ix, others for internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Instagram celebrity Oluwasegun Opaogun better known as Opa6ix and four others wanted for Internet-related fraud and other allegations. In its wanted list on Thursday, the EFCC shared photos of Opa6ix, Solomon Efosa, Emeka Ayaunor and Barnabas Akojie, accusing them of other crimes such as criminal conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence. “The public is hereby notified that Opaogun Oluwasegun Akinola whose photograph appears above is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a case of Conspiracy, Computer Related…

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Mohammed Fawehinmi: Autopsy delaying his burial -Family

The family of late Mohammed Fawehinmi says he will be buried after an autopsy and other necessary arrangements. The eldest child of Gani Fawehinmi, Mrs Basirat Fawehinmi-Biobaku, who spoke on behalf of the family, made the announcement at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday. Mohammed, the eldest son of late legal icon and activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, died at about 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, after a brief illness in a Lagos hospital, at the age of 52. Fawehinmi-Biobaku said the family could not preempt the cause of his death…

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Yahoo boy returns stolen $600m crypto

Cryptocurrency investors have been transfixed over the past few days by the antics of a mysterious hacker who stole more than $600m — before gradually giving it back. But was the thief a good samaritan who stole the money to expose a dangerous security flaw, or did they simply realise they were about to be caught? The hacker struck Poly Network, a company that handles cryptocurrency transfers, on Tuesday in one of the biggest thefts of digital monies in history. But by Thursday, the perpetrator had given back almost all…

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Nigerian Army reply Late Col’s widow, who claimed her husband was assassinated

Oluwaseun, the widow of Ibrahim Sakaba, a lieutenant-colonel, has accused the Nigerian Army of killing her husband because he “refused to be part of their plots” to loot funds meant to prosecute the Boko Haram war. Her disclosure followed the army’s statement that 1,081 Boko Haram terrorists purportedly surrendered in Bama on Monday. Read the Nigerian Army’s statement below: The Nigerian Army (NA) has been notified of an article making the rounds online, in which an allegation credited to Mrs Oluwaseun Sakaba, the widow of late Col Ibrahim Sakaba alleged that…

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Update: Chevron CMD’s matrimonial crisis hots up

The matrimonial crisis rocking the 10-year-old marriage of a top staff of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Rotimi Babalola and his once darling wife, Adediwura Adebukola Babalola, has taken a new turn. The matter has since become a messy divorce issue. Babalola, who works as the Chief Medical Officer of Chevron Nigeria Limited reportedly threw his wife, Mrs Adediwura Adebukola Babalola, and their 8 year-old child out of their home unto the streets of the highbrow Cooperative Village Estate in Badore, Ajah, Lagos State, where they live. Narrating the sad experience, Mrs…

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Gani Fawehinmi’s son Mohammed is dead

Mohammed Fawehinmi, son of late legal luminary, Gani Fawehinmi is dead. Family sources revealed that he complained of breathing difficulty Wednesday morning and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he died. Mohammed was born on February 21, 1969. He had his primary school at Kotun Memorial School, Surulere, Lagos and his secondary education at Federal Government College, Sokoto. He was a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Lagos in 1991. He obtained an LLB degree from the University of Buckingham, England and was called to Nigerian Bar…

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Breaking: FG to lift Twitter ban

Nigerian Government says it will lift the ban on operations on microblogging platform, Twitter, “in a matter of days”. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave this update after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This is as it said that it has reached agreement with Twitter in most areas of misunderstanding. Recall that on June 5, 2021, the FG had officially banned Twitter’s indefinitely, thereby restricting it from operating in Nigeria after…

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Messi @ PSG: I am happy to begin a new life here

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who left Barcelona last week, has signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain. The deal comes with an option of an additional year, the French club announced on Tuesday. Messi, 34, will wear the number 30 as revealed in a video by the club, the number he had when he began his professional career at Barcelona between 2004-2006. “I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain,” said Messi in a statement on the club’s website. The 34-year-old, who was a…

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Chevron CMD in messy divorce

The Chief Medical Director of an Oil prospecting company , Chevron Nigeria Limited, Dr. Rotimi Olalekan Babalola is now in a divorce mess as his wife Mrs. Adediwura Adebukola Babalola has approached the Lagos High Court for divorce. According to court processes obtained by our correspondent in Suit No: LD/9231WD/2021, Mrs. Babalola brought the petition against her husband on the ground that he has been displaying act of intolerable cruelty and inhuman conduct towards her and the only child of the marriage. According to the facts filed in support of…

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WAEC announces date for 2021 SSCE

The West Africa Examination Council has announced August 16, 2021, for the commencement of the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination. The Head of the Nigeria office, Mr Patrick Areghan, made the announcement in Lagos on Tuesday. “In accordance with the Final International Timetable, the WASCCE 2021 will take place throughout the sub-region from Monday, 16h August to Friday, 8th October 2021. “However, the examination will end in Nigeria on 30 September 2021- spanning a period of seven – weeks,” he said. He said that about 1.6 million candidates…

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Yewande Sadiku, NIPC boss in EFCC net

Yewande Sadiku, the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) was interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for about nine hours. The anti graft agency questioned her for alleged abuse of office, bordering largely on suspicious award of contracts running into several millions of Naira and a posse of unearned frivolous allowances, a source disclosed. The source however said there were still many grounds to be covered. But it was unclear if the NIPC boss will be detained or not as…

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Humanity gets a boost at Bamidele Onalaja’s installation as Rotary Club President

The atmosphere was electrifying and with much fanfare and pomp. It was the installation of Rotarian Bamidele Onalaja as the 20th Hope President of Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos. Onalaja, a property magnate and Chief Executive Officer of RevolutionPlus Group, formally took over the mantle of leadership of the 20year old club at an impressive ceremony held at the very glamorous The Glitz Event Centre, Lekki, had in attendance, A-class celebrities and dignitaries led by the Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ile-Ife, His Imperial Majesty Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, (Ojaja…

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FirstBank impacts FIRSTMONIE Agents with N100B loan

FIRSTBANK IMPACTS ITS FIRSTMONIE AGENTS WITH A 100 BILLION NAIRA LOAN The Bank has been at the forefront of promoting financial inclusion in the country, impacting Nigerians, regardless of their locations nationwide.  The Bank currently has over 120,000 Firstmonie Agents spread across 772 Local Government Areas in Nigeria The Agent Credit scheme was launched a year ago to empower its Firstmonie Agents to grow their businesses, whilst being at an advantage to contribute to national development. Barely a year after the launch of its Agent Credit scheme, First Bank of…

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Billionaire, Hosa Okunbor is dead

Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbor, Benin born billionaire businessman and Chairman of Ocean Marine Solution (OMS) Limited is dead. He reportedly died of pancreatic cancer in London, Sunday morning, aged 63. A serial investor, philanthropist and trained commercial pilot, his business interest cut across multiple business sectors such as the agro-allied, petroleum, telecommunications, power, real estate and banking industries. He was born in Benin City to the family of Reverend Robert Amos Okunbo, a clergyman, teacher and community leader. Okunbo had his primary education at Government Primary in Benin City, old Bendel State,…

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Unity Bank combats e-banking fraud with new code on USSD platform

In a bid to safeguard its e-banking platforms with enhanced safety and security features, Unity Bank Plc has unveiled a new code on its USSD platform that completely puts the customer in control of his Bank Account against any e-Banking fraud. The new code which is *7799*9*Phone Number # allows customers to block access to their Bank Accounts, hence without recourse to the Bank, a customer is able to prevent and protect his Bank Account from unauthorised access using any mobile device if fraud is suspected. As part of the robust feature…

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How IBB fought back tears during ARISE TV interview

Ibrahim Babangida, Nigeria’s former military President’s soft side came to the fore on Friday as he fought back tears while speaking about his late wife, Mrs. Maryam Babangida who died in December 2009. The General is human and he betrayed emotions as the discussion touched on Maryam Babangida, his late wife and Nigeria’s most ever flamboyant First Lady. Gen. Babangida spoke in his hilltop residence in Minna during an interview with Ngozi Alaegbu, a correspondent of Arise TV and was broadcast Friday morning. A teary-eyed Babangida narrated how he came…

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Tribute: Yeye Agbaje joins the saints at 61, by Maryam Adegunwa

The world mourns while heaven rejoices when an earthly angel joined the heavenly hosts in the early hours of Monday, June 21st 2021. Yes, Queen Esther Oluwemimo Agbaje (nee Imoojie) MSc., wife of Dr David Olusegun Agbaje, retired Assistant Comptroller – General Nigeria Customs Services, breathed her last, to exit this sinful world. Born on a Tuesday, April 26th 1960, a day before Togo declared independence from French administration, Esther was a blessing to the Imoojie’s family in Edo State Nigeria. Paragon of beauty, vitues, honesty and charisma, among others,…

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How Polaris Bank duped me of my life savings, aggrieved customer cries out

Polaris Bank, once rescued from the ashes of Skye Bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on September 21, 2018 to offer commercial banking services to the Nigerian public and commenced services on the same day, and still struggling to stay afloat is in another mess. Most customers of Polaris bank now sleep with one eye opened watching transactions on their accounts with the susceptible financial house as account officers and staff of Polaris bank have developed fast fingers that pilfer from clients’ at will and very reckless at…

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Onalaja will surpass expectations -Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has described the newly installed President of Rotary Club of Maryland, Rtn. Bamidele Onalaja, as an energetic and hardworking man who will surpass the mandate and expectations of the 20-year-old club. The monarch spoke in Lagos on Saturday, during Onalaja’s installation as the 20th Hope President of Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos. Oba Adeyeye, himself a Paul Harris fellow of Rotary, congratulated the club for having Rotarian Onalaja as its President and urge the entire membership to rally around…

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Tokyo Olympics: Ese Brume’s ‘Golden Bronze’ gets Nigeria into medals’ table

Ese Brume has won the first medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She won bronze in women’s long jump. Germany’s Malaika Mihambo soared to gold in the women’s long jump, snatching victory from former champion Brittney Reese with her last leap of the competition. Mihambo was lying in the bronze medal position ahead of her final jump, but powered down the runway to register a season-best jump of 7.00 metres. That left 2012 Olympic champion Reese – who had led the competition with a best jump of…

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Lagos State, industry stakeholders, mourn BJAN chairman Ekwujuru, to be buried September 2nd

As the entire Brand and Marketing landscape in Nigeria continued to mourn the unexpected demise of the late Princewill Ekwujuru, who until his death, was the Chairman of the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN), the association has continued to receive letter of condolences from state government and other sectorial bodies. For instance, in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor of Lagos State, Gboyega Akosile, and made available to the association in Lagos recently, Akosile said; “I received with shock the news of the unexpected…

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Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Awards set to hold

Countdown begins for the talk of the town Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Award (SRELA) is billed to take place as a presentation in the month of August 2021 and packaged by Society Reporters, a reputable news platform that serves as the watchdog of society; bringing to the fore pertinent issues that are otherwise overlooked for the past ten years of existence. The debut of SRELA as special recognition excellence and the leadership award is to add value to the carefully selected awardees and recipients for the year, enhance their credibility, and reinforce the leadership…

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Unity Bank Grows 34% Pre-tax Profit, Records N23B Gross Earnings in H1 2021

Nigeria’s retail lender, Unity Bank Plc has declared half-year result posting gross earnings of 23.6 billion Naira, which is a 3% increase compared with the corresponding period of 2020. A review of the unaudited half year result (H1’2021) released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the Agric-focused lender showed notable improvement across key financial matrices. The Bank grew bottom-line by 34% as Profit before Tax (PBT) moved up significantly in positive territory to close at N1.50 billion from N1.12 billion recorded in H2 2020.  Similarly, the Profit After Tax, PAT closed…

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FBI Indictment: IGP orders Abba Kyari’s suspension

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the “immediate suspension” of the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, from the Force. The recommendation states that DCP Kyari’s suspension will be on pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigation into his indictment for alleged involvement in a $1.1m internet fraud by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The IGP, in a letter to the Police Service Commission dated July 31, 2021, noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer was in line with the…

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We have seized N90bn drugs and cash -Marwa

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig-Gen Buba Marwa, on Saturday, said the agency recovered over N90bn worth of illicit drugs and cash from suspected drug traffickers from January to May 2021. Marwa also disclosed that over 5,000 persons had been arrested for drug-related offences while the agency had secured more than 500 convictions within the period. He said it was important to awaken the consciousness of all Nigerians on the urgent need for them to support the NDLEA in its effort to save the country from…

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Saraki not arrested -Aides

A former Senate President Bukola Saraki honoured the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for interrogation and has since been released. The former Senate President’s spokesman, Yusuph Olaniyonu, also issued a statement on Saturday while reacting to reports that his principal was arrested.A social media aide to Saraki, Bamikole Omisore, had earlier denied that Saraki was in EFCC custody, claiming that the former Senate President was attending a wedding. In a subsequent statement, however, Saraki’s media office explained that indeed the former Senate President had gone to the…

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APFTiA blame lack of adequate education, exposure on nation’s insecurity

Lack of adequate education and exposure which culminated in the stunted development of some parts of the country has largely been blamed for the debilitating insecurity plaguing the country. This has also promoted conflict and a lack of understanding amongst the various segments of Nigerian society. However, our contributions as an association passionate about people development would help bridge this gap and ultimately create a better understanding amongst Nigerians from the different regions of the country. This assertion was made by Harrison Sam-Amoye, an executive council member of the Association…

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Abba Kyari denies having any secret deal with Hushpuppi

Nigeria police’s top crime burster DCP Abba Kyari has denied conniving with known fraudster Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi. United States authorities said on Wednesday that Hushpuppi reached out o Kyari to arrest one Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, who participated in a fraud scheme with Hushpuppi and Abdulrahman Imraan Juma, a Kenyan national. Hushpuppi, Vincent and Juma were alleged to have defrauded a Qatari of $1.1 million. A dispute arose in the gang, which prompted Vincent to contact the victim and claim that Abbas and Juma were engaged in…

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US accuse Abba Kyari of complicity in Hushpuppi’s case

United States authorities Wednesday said one of Nigeria’s top policemen, Abba Kyari, allegedly worked with Ramon Abass, also known as Hushpuppi, to punish the latter’s partner with whom he defrauded a Qatari of $1.1 million. Kyari is a decorated deputy commissioner in the Nigeria Police Force. The accusation came after Hushpuppi reportedly pleaded guilty to charges of fraud in an American court on Tuesday. But Kyari denied any wrongdoing, saying that Hushpuppi’s partner was arrested after his office was called about a potential case of threat to life. “Nobody demanded…

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Bashorun Dele Momodu to Speak at Onalaja’s installation as Rotary Club President

Bashorun Dele Momodu, respected Publisher of Ovation International magazine and popular guest columnist at Thisday newspapers is slated as the guest speaker at the installation of respected property magnate and top player in corporate Nigeria, Rtn. Bamidele Onalaja takes mantle of leadership as President Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos. The Ooni of Ile Ife, His Imperial Majesty Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, along side other eminently qualified Nigerians are also slated for honours at the ceremony slated for high octane event venue; the Glitz Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos and it promises…

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Tokyo 2020: Organisers handout 160,000 condoms

Despite warnings to participants to “avoid unnecessary forms of physical contact” at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, organisers are expected to hand out 160,000 branded condoms. Thousands of athletes will stay at the Olympic Village during the pandemic-delayed 2020 Tokyo Games, which start on Friday, July 23rd and ends August 9th; and the Paralympics from August 25 to September 6. According to Statista, a German company specializing in market and consumer data, “approximately 11,100 athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and about 4.4 thousand for the Paralympics were expected to compete…

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Lagos/Ibadan Expressway: Work commences on installation of Makun Bridge

Work commenced on Wednesday at Makun section of the Lagos/Ibadan expressway as traffic was diverted on the ever-busy highway around Makun and is expected to last for 72 hours to enable the contractor to install a bridge beam. The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, had hinted on Tuesday during an inspection of ongoing reconstruction/rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project that there will be a diversion on the expressway for the purpose. He appealed for understanding and urged the public to disregard rumours that the road will…

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Court frees El-Zakzaky, upholds no case submission

A Kaduna State High Court has ordered the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Channels Television reported. El-Zakzaky was facing charges bordering on culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace. His no-case submission was upheld by Justice Gideon who stated that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against the defendants. Details later

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Air Peace Accident: How official cover-up failed

Facts are beginning to emerge on how efforts were made to cover up an accident by an aircraft in the fleet Air Peace, following which the runway of the Ilorin International Airport was closed to traffic. The accident happened at about 9.30 am on Friday, July 24, 2021, during a flight from Abuja to Ilorin and many passengers, including some highly-placed Nigerians, were reported to have narrowly escaped death and all flights to Ilorin were cancelled until the evacuation of the plane. An official of the Federal Aviation Authority of…

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Ooni, other prominent Nigerians to be honoured at Onalaja’s installation as Rotary Club President

The Ooni of Ile Ife, His Imperial Majesty Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, along side other eminently qualified Nigerians are slated for honours as respected property magnate and top player in corporate Nigeria, Rtn. Bamidele Onalaja takes mantle of leadership as President Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos. The event, slated for high octane event centre; the Glitz Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos will be a convergence of top class dignitaries from all walks of life including the business class and society big wigs who are coming to do honour to one of…

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Breaking: Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s trial till October 21

The trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, resumed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday without Kanu’s presence in court. When the matter was called up, the prosecution counsel, M. B. Abubakar, informed the court that the matter was slated for hearing and that they were ready to continue. Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, informed the court that there was a pending application before the court to transfer Kanu from the custody of the DSS to the correctional centre. Justice Binta Nyako…

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Heritage Bank hailed for supporting Ibadan Golf Club

Heritage Bank Plc has been commended for its continued supports to Nigeria’s sports’ sector, especially backing the Ibadan Golf Club’s 30th anniversary event.  The event that attracted dignitaries and stakeholders from various parastatals also had the presence of the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde and over 150 golfers who participated in the tournament during the weeklong celebration.  In a speech during the grand finale of the 30th anniversary of the club, the Captain of the Ibadan Golf Club, Oladiran Ibironke commended one of Nigeria’s most vibrant financial institutions, Heritage…

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Guaranty Trust Annual Autism Conference Holds August 3-4 at Muson Centre, Lagos

Guaranty Trust Annual Autism Conference Holds August 3-4 at Muson Centre, Lagos The eleventh edition of the Guaranty Trust Annual Conference will hold on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 3 and 4, at the Muson Center, Lagos. Themed, “Life Beyond the Diagnosis,” the conference will feature in-depth conversations on supporting people living with autism facilitated by medical experts and specialists from around the world. Guaranty Trust has been at the forefront of the advocacy for children and adults living with autism. Its Annual Autism Conference is the major rallying point for…

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HOW N10M WINNER WILL EMERGE FROM FIRST BANK SPONSORED THE VOICE NIGERIA 3

…As The Voice Nigeria Season 3 Enters Final Stage. By Bolaji Israel UN1TY Limited and Livespot360, producers of the global talents reality series, have emphasised that public voting has become very crucial at this stage to keep vocalists fighting for the grand prize on the voice Nigeria 3 series, sponsored by FirstBank, Baba Ijebu and Airtel. To keep their favourite vocalists on the show, viewers have to dial 8947*talent’s code#. The voting code of your preferred contestant to win the competition is in the embedded Instagram post below: The International talents reality…

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Market formation framework, driver to optimally develop solid mineral sector -Sekibo

MD/CEO of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo has said that market formation framework is the key to optimally exploit Nigeria’s precious metal and solid minerals endowments.  He disclosed this during a webinar organised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development with the theme, “Financing the Solid Minerals Sector through the Capital Market and the Critical Role of Commodity Exchanges.”   Sekibo explained that a fully established market formation process that would lead to having a Corporation as an integrated…

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Fidelity Bank MD’s Visit to Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Church

The Executive Management of Fidelity Bank Plc, led by Managing Director/CEO, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe recently paid a courtesy visit on the General Overseer, Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Church, Pastor Lazarus Muoka. Specifically, the visit was to foster good working relationship with the Church and find ways of serving the church and its members better. The MD who was accompanied by the Executive Director, Lagos and South West, Fidelity Bank Plc, Dr. Ken Opara were warmly received by Pastor Muoka and his wife, Pastor (Mrs.) Joy Muoka. Below is the event…

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FirstBank Celebrates 2021 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week, Calls for All to Adopt Kindness as a Way of Life

The best definition of kindness is not one provided by any of the world’s best dictionaries but one demonstrated by how we treat others on a daily basis. Kindness is a universal language that does not require any special knowledge, exposure, skills, training or background to understand and appreciate it as a beneficiary or observer of a kind act. Neither is any special knowledge or training required to show and extend it to others. Just as anyone and everyone can be shown acts of kindness, all persons without exception can…

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Sunday Igboho: Yoruba elders, leaders move to stop extradition to Nigeria

Yoruba leaders, including monarchs, have rallied support for Yoruba rights activists, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, who has been arrested in Benin Republic. Some of the leaders, who spoke to The Punch correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday morning, said meetings are holding on the matter. The source also told our correspondent that lawyers have been mobilised to stop Igboho’s extradition to Nigeria. According to him, leaders of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Ilana Oodua, and other groups who petitioned the International Criminal Court are involved. In a copy…

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RC Akowonjo to build Nmulti projects in Alimosho

As the new Rotary year begins, Rotary Club of Akowonjo has promised not to relent on its oars in community development by providing multi-million naira modern day borehole water facilities to communities within Akowonjo and the renovation of dilapidated classroom structures at the State Senior High School Alimosho, in the Alimosho Local Government area of Lagos State as its priority projects for the Rotary year 2021/2022. Speaking at the Presidential Handover Ceremony and Awards Night which took place recently at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja amidst pomp and pageantry, witnessed…

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Gallant pilot escapes as bandits down NAF fighter jet

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that it lost a fighter jet Sunday afternoon but revealed how one of its pilots survived the air crash after an attack by bandits on the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna State. National Infinity had reported a missing military aircraft “somewhere in Kaduna” yesterday but military authorities did not confirm the mishap. In a statement signed on Monday by Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the pilot identified as Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo survived after he successfully ejected from…

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Sunday Igboho arrested in Cotonou, to be repatriated to Abuja today

Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, Yoruba Nation agitator has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic and will be repatriated to Nigeria today. He was arrested at an airport in Cotonou on Monday night, a top source familiar with the matter told our correspondent. The Punch reports. Igboho was arrested by the security forces in the Benin Republic about three weeks after the Department of State Services declared him wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms, an allegation he has since denied. “He was arrested in Cotonou while he tried to…

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As another construction worker dies on site, Lekki Gardens’ Richard Nyong changes company name to avert multiple litigations litigations

Richard Nyong, the embattled chief executive officer of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, is in the news again for the wrong reason. This much we gathered as leading commercial lawyer and chairperson of Osborne Foreshore Residents Association (OSFRA), Lagos, Mrs. Chinwe Ezenwa-Mbah has accused Nyong and his company, Lekki Gardens, a property company in Lagos, of negligence following the death of a worker at its construction site within the estate, saying it was not the first time such a tragedy would be occurring in their buildings. According to The Punch, a construction worker, Steven Magilo,reportedly…

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