Why Buhari released Dasuki, Sowore

Share this on WhatsAppAttorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said he has directed the Department of State Services to release the immediate-past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki; and #RevolutionNow protest convener, Omoyele Sowore, from custody in obedience to court orders. As at press time, final documentation was being concluded for the release of the two men at the headquarters of the DSS in Abuja. While Dasuki has been in the DSS custody since December 2015, Sowore was rearrested on December 6, barely 24 hours…

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Sotitobire Pastor remanded in prison

Share this on WhatsAppAn Akure Magistrates’ Court has remanded in a correctional facility the pastor of the Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Alfa Babatunde, over the disappearance of a one-year-old boy from his church. The victim, Gold Kolawole, was allegedly abducted by unknown persons from the church during a Sunday service in November. The development attracted violent reactions from residents of Akure and the church was set ablaze by some irate youths in protest against the boy’s disappearance and the alleged lackadaisical attitude of the police to investigate the incident. During the…

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Fidelity Bank Comes Tops In KPMG SME Customer Experience Survey

Share this on WhatsApp·        Receives Best SME Supporting Bank from Tribune Newspapers Fidelity Bank Plc has remained a leading financial institution among Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for deposit transaction, credit facilities and overall customer service experience, recording significant improvements in a recent survey.  The bank which has grown its reputation for supporting small business, moved up four (4) places to reach second on the 2019 Nigeria Banking Industry Customer Experience Survey, recently published by the renowned audit and consultancy firm, KPMG. This remarkable achievement was followed by the award of…

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FirstBank Cards offer win a trip to Dubai, cashback for transactions

Share this on WhatsAppIt is raining promos with your FirstBank Cards this season. The Bank recently announced its Verve Card Reactivation Promo to reward three customers with all-expense paid trips to Dubai for reactivating and using their Verve Cards to transact on PoS and online. The ongoing promo kicked off on December 2, 2019 and would end on January 25, 2020. In addition to the Dubai trip, 600 customers will be rewarded with N3,000 worth of airtime and 60 customers with N50,000.00 cash prize during the 2-month promo period. The…

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Legislature, Executive collaboration best for Nigerians

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the current border closure by the Federal Government is yielding good results as Nigerian farmers are “smiling to the banks.” Gbajabiamila said the action by the Federal Government has forced Nigerians to now consume locally farmed products, especially Nigerian rice.Gbajabiamila spoke in Surulere, Lagos State, on Sunday at his annual End of the Year Grassroots Empowerment Programme. The Speaker said: “I must say the impact of closing Nigeria’s borders to foreign rice is yielding…

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Joshua’s Fury strange offer sparks controversy

Share this on WhatsAppAnthony Joshua’s offer to spar fellow British boxer, Tyson Fury has generated so much controversy and the United Heavyweight Boxing champion has admitted regretting going public with the offer, though he insists that the chance to learn from the Gypsy King would be hugely beneficial. Fresh from winning back his titles from Andy Ruiz Jr., AJ revealed that he would be up for helping Fury prepare for his own rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder – which is scheduled for February. It did not take long for…

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Amaechi laments over Lagos/Ibadan rail project

Share this on WhatsAppThe Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has described as embarrassing the delay by the China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation in completing the 10 railway stations along the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line. Amaechi made the remarks on Friday at the Abeokuta rail station under construction, during the monthly inspection of the on-going Lagos to Ibadan Rail project. According to him, CCECC, the contractor handling the 156km rail line, has reduced the pace of work between the last two inspections in November and December. “The delay…

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FirstBank ‘VYBES’ rock Nigerians at yuletide

Share this on WhatsAppFirstBank has announced its sponsorship of an array of initiatives to empower the society as well as promote the growth and development of entertainment genres including music, fashion and arts in the country. The yearly partnership tagged FirstBankIssaVybe which kicked off in 2018, is designed by the Bank to create an enthralling and enabling experience for Nigerians especially the young ones in the Yuletide season to bond with family and friends, whilst connecting with their favourite superstars. From the exciting Alternative Sound 4.0, held at Terra Culture on 5 December…

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Adoke to remain in EFCC custody for 14 days, court rules

Share this on WhatsAppA Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja, has granted permission to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to detain the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for 14 days. Justice Othman Musa granted the request contained in an ex parte application filed and moved by the EFCC’s lawyer, Fatima Mustapha, on Friday. Mustapha said the plan to hold the ex-AGF was to enable the commission to complete its investigations of allegations involving the suspect. Adoke who has since 2016 been charged with…

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Father of 17 kids impregnates daughter, now in Police Custody

Share this on WhatsAppMen of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 42-year-old man, Taofeek Oyeyemi, for allegedly impregnating his 16-year-old daughter. It was gathered that Oyeyemi took the victim to a quack doctor to procure abortion after discovering that she was pregnant for him. The suspect is said to be a father of 17 children from different women. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement on Thursday that Taofeek was apprehended after the daughter reported the abortion to her mother.…

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Fifth Chukker Commends FirstBank’s commitment to Patrons Cup

Share this on WhatsAppThe management of Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club have commended First Bank of Nigeria Limited for their support of the prestigious African Patrons Cup; a polo tournament which holds annually at the Club in Kaduna. The commendation came at the closing ceremony of the 2019 edition of the competition which featured notable polo teams drawn from across the country.  The Bank was lauded for its contribution to the development of Polo at the club. A statement by the club’s management stated “We will like to recognise…

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How Nigerian universities can be reformed, by Gbajabiamila

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has said that Nigerian universities must do a lot of work within to be able to entrench good reforms.The Speaker said sustainable reforms cannot be imposed from the outside of the university system, noting that Nigerian universities must look inward.Gbajabiamila spoke when he delivered a paper at the first Tunde Ponnle Annual Lecture with the theme ‘Building a Truly 21st Century University: A Task Beyond Government’ held on Thursday at the Osun State University, Oshogbo.“For reform to…

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Gbajabiamila mourns Sen Uwajumogu

Share this on WhatsApp The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed sadness over the demise of Sen Benjamin Chukwuemeka Uwajumogu.Uwajumogu, who represented Imo North Senatorial District in the Senate on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), passed away on Wednesday in Abuja. He was one of the few APC senators from the South East.The Speaker, who described the late senator as a committed lawmaker who put in his best for the country, said he represented his people with absolute dedication to the…

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Ogun Police arrest 4 men for shooting herdsman

Share this on WhatsApp Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested four men for shooting a herdsman in Odeda area of the state. This was contained in a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officers in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi said the suspects; Ogunseye Funso, Ominyin Benjamin and two others attacked one Abubakar Idris and his brother while moving their cattle to Ijebu-Ode from Olugbo village via Odeda, On the 4th of December 2019. The PPRO said the suspects suddenly attacked them in…

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Real Reason Queen Chanel walk out of marriage with Oluwo

Share this on WhatsAppAbout a week ago, controversy courting paramount ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, ended his marriage to her Canadian-born queen, Chanel Chin. Oba Akanbi had, in a terse statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary to Oluwo Palace, Alli Ibraheem, to the general public especially the King’s friends and associates that “For personal irreconcilable differences, Chanel Chin ceased to be his Majesty’s queen. We equally enjoin the public to disregard any business transaction or request with her using the office of his majesty.” The Statement however did…

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Buhari @ 77: Don’t use my name to canvass for votes in 2023

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Muhammadu Buhari has warned those interested in seeking elective posts in 2023 to work hard as he will not allow anyone to use his name to canvass for votes while also assuring Nigerians that he will superintend over free, fair and credible elections in 2023. The president gave the assurance on Tuesday when some of his aides and staff of the State House and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha presented to him a birthday card to commemorate his 77th birthday…

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N1bn suit: Pinnacle asks court to dismiss ICPC objection

Share this on WhatsAppPinnacle Communications Ltd (PCL) has asked the Federal High Court Abuja to dismiss a preliminary objection filed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), challenging a suit it instituted against the anti-graft agency and Zenith bank PLC. PCL had in July 2018, dragged ICPC and Zenith bank to court for unlawfully withholding its money domicile in the bank without a valid court order, and consequently, is claiming N1billion against the agency as damages. At a resumed hearing on Wednesday, following the adoption of…

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UBA emerges African Bank of the Year

Share this on WhatsAppThe Banker Magazine has once again selected leading African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc as the “African Bank of the Year 2019”. This is the second time, UBA has clinched the prestigious award, having been named Best African Bank of 2017 by The Banker magazine. This year, UBA also won best bank category in 6 of its subsidiaries: UBA Benin, UBA Tchad, UBA Gabon, UBA Congo, UBA Cote D’Ivoire and UBA Sierra Leone. The unprecedented win marks the first time ever in the history…

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UniAbuja sacks randy Prof, others over sex-for-mark, fake academic records

Share this on WhatsAppThe University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has dismissed a professor and former dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Adeniji Adedayo Abiodun for sexually harassing a student.UniAbuja’s head of information and university relations, Habib Yakoob, said the Senate of the institution also approved the dismissal of Professor Agaptus Buzo – Chibuzo Orji of the Department of Science and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education, University of Abuja, for falsification of academic records, aiding and abetting of examination malpractice. According to him, “the university council had at its 85th Regular Meeting…

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Somefun, Unity Bank’s boss in trouble for contempt of court

Share this on WhatsAppThe National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has been asked to commence committal proceedings against the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unity Bank Plc, Mrs. Oluwatomi Somefun, and commit her to prison for allegedly flouting orders made by the court. The request formed the relief in a motion filed by 25 ex-staff of the bank in whose favour the Lagos division of the NICN had given a monetary judgment on July 3, 2019. The ex-staff, led by John Adeola Taiwo, stated, in the motion filed on…

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Gbajabiamila greets Buhari at 77

Share this on WhatsApp The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 77th birthday.The Speaker in a congratulatory message he signed in Abuja wished the President continued good health, wisdom and God’s protection.“I wish to felicitate with the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, on his 77th Birthday.“Mr President Sir, your journey on earth has been full of blessings not only to the members of your immediate family but to Nigeria…

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Fidelity Bank Receives Awards for its Support for The Real Sector

Share this on WhatsAppTop lender, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nigeria’s fastest growing bank has been recognised for its efforts at growing the economy particularly its supporting the real sector   The bank received 2 awards to the effect at the 11th Annual Bankers’ Committee Retreat which held at Ogere, Ogun State at the weekend. The awards were bestowed on the bank for its leadership role in the ongoing efforts to strengthen Nigeria’s agricultural value-chain as well as its staunch  commitment to promoting women economic empowerment. Organised by the Central Bank of…

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Lagos Prince to die for murder

Share this on WhatsApp Adewale Oyekan, a 50-year old Lagos prince and son of the immediate past Oba of Lagos, Late Adeyinka Oyekan, has been sentenced to death by the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for killing a 62-year-old businesswoman and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaja Sikirat Ekun. Adewale was sentenced alongside a domestic worker, Lateef Balogun, on Monday by Justice Raliat Adebiyi for strangling Ekun and throwing her corpse in a well. Adewale and Balogun committed the offences around 1am on October 1, 2012, at…

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Fidelity Bank makes Xmas merry for 13 customers

Share this on WhatsAppThirteen lucky customers of Fidelity Bank PLC will enjoy their 2019 Christmas bountifully as the bank rewarded them with N19m for being faithful and committed to servicing their accounts. The lucky winners emerged from the Second monthly/ First Bi-monthly draw of the Get Alert in Millions Savings Promo Season 4, which held at the Bank’s Regional Office in Abuja. There were three categories of winners among the customers: N3m, N2m and N1m, in addition to 18 consolation prizes of television set, generators and refrigerators. The Lagos Regional…

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FirstBank names Wanka Non-Executive Director

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, has announced the appointment of AlhajiAdo Yakubu Wanka as Non-Executive Director. Speaking on his appointment, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited said, “We are delighted to welcome AlhajiAdo Yakubu Wanka, to the FirstBank Board. We are especially excited that he is bringing a combination of complementary skills and rich experience to the table which will no doubt enhance the quality of governance towards meeting our strategic goals.  Alhaji Ado Yakubu Wanka…

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Gbajabiamila wades into electricity workers feud

Share this on WhatsAppThe leadership of the House of Representatives will ensure the implementation of the agreement between the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), the Bureau of Public Enterprises and the Federal Ministry of Power to address the grievances that led to a strike action recently, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has said.Gbajabiamila also said the House would make sure that members of the union are henceforth treated rightly by the government to avoid the strike action they embarked upon on Wednesday, which paralysed economic activities in the country.In a bid…

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See the full list of Prince Dapo Abiodun’s commissioner-nominees

Share this on WhatsApp Seven months after Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun was sworn-in, he has finally named his commissioner-nominees. In a letter to the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr Olakunle Oluomo, who also read Abiodun’s letter containing the list of 18 nominees during plenary in Abeokuta. Oluomo said that the governor had written to seek for the confirmation of the nominees. Abiodun wrote: “In furtherance of our mission to build our future together, please find attached the list of nominees for the post of commissioners for your…

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FirstBank Sponsored National Company of the Year winners claim 4 awards in Africa Company of the Year contest

Share this on WhatsAppTaidob College Abeokuta, winners of the 2019 National Company of the Year Competition (NCOY) organized by Junior Achievement Nigeria and sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria Limited on Friday 6 December 2019, represented Nigeria in Ghana at the 2019 African Company of the Year competition. Taidob College left Ghana with four awards in the keenly contested competition, comprising representatives from 10 other Junior Achievement member countries in Africa, notably from the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), Ghana, Zambia, Gabon, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Botswana, Kenya and South Africa. Team Nigeria…

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We’ll encourage Nigerian youth to realise their potential – Gbajabiamila

Share this on WhatsAppThe Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the House under his leadership would encourage Nigerian youth to realise their potential.He said the House believes that Nigerian youth have a lot to offer, hence the need to give them a push for the benefit of the country.Gbajabiamila spoke when he hosted a young Nigerian from Surulere, Mrs Olasubomi Iginla Aina, who was recently honoured with the title of the Member of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen of England.The Speaker said…

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Iru community erupts in crisis as two Princes emerge Oniru-elect

Share this on WhatsAppThe purported announcements of Akeem Ajasa, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and Adesegun Oniru, a former commissioner in Lagos State and scion of the late Abiodun Oniru family as Oniru-elect to the stool of Oniru of Iru land in upscale Victoria Island, Lagos have thrown the very urbanised community into crisis. Two separate videos announcing the choices of Ajasa and Oniru have since gone viral on social media. Ajasa’s choice was reportedly announced by Chief Biliaminu Sanni in Lagos on Wednesday. Reacting swiftly to the appointment,…

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Breaking: Joshua reclaims World Heavyweight Boxing titles

Share this on WhatsAppWith a unanimous decision, 118-110, 118-110, 119-109, Nigerian born British Heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua reclaimed his three world heavyweight boxing champions belts. Joshua defeated now-former champion Andy Ruiz Jr. via unanimous decision to reclaim the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO belts and is once again the man to beat. Share this on WhatsApp

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Varsity lecturer found dead in office

Share this on WhatsAppThe lifeless body of a lecturer, Dr Nicholas Igbokwe, was on Saturday morning found in his office at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Until his death, Igbokwe was a lecturer in the Physical and Health Education Department of the university. Although no official statement yet as to how the incident happened, a source in the department, who pleaded anonymity, said the late academic may have died late Friday without anyone knowing about it. The source said, “His lifeless body was already cold when it was discovered around 12.00…

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Respected Evangelist, Bonnke, Dies at 79

Share this on WhatsAppGerman Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke who was principally known for his gospel missions throughout Africa, is dead aged 79. A post on his official Facebook page explained that he passed away peacefully and was surrounded by his family. “It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke,” . “He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. For the past 60 years, he has preached the glorious Gospel of…

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House to begin work on constitution review, PIGB next year – Gbajabiamila

Share this on WhatsApp The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the House would commence work on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and the amendment of the 1999 Constitution next year. The Speaker said both the constitution review and the PIGB are part of the bills that the House would prioritise in 2020. He noted that the House would do everything within its powers to give Nigeria the best in terms of laws that would promote peace and good governance in the country.…

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FirstBank Sponsors National Company of the Year Winners for African Contest

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that Taidob College Abeokuta, the 2019 winners of the National Company of the Year competition organized by Junior Achievement Nigeria would compete against student teams from 10 other Junior Achievement member countries across Africa. The student team contestants comprise representative from the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), Ghana, Zambia, Gabon, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Botswana, Kenya and South Africa. The event is scheduled for Friday, 6 December 2019 at Alisa Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The African stage of the National Company of the Year…

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Julius Berger wins 4th consecutive Top 50 Brands Nigeria Awards

Share this on WhatsAppConstruction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC weekend retained its top position in Nigeria’s construction sector with a fourth consecutive award in recognition of its outstanding quality and best international standards and practice in the building and construction industry for 2019. The company bagged the same award in the 2018 event. At a well attended event with the who is who in the various industrial sectors in attendance at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos weekend, Julius Nigeria emerged the winner in the building and construction sector with…

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DSS frees Sowore, Bakare after 142 days

Share this on WhatsAppAfter 142 days in detention, the Department of State Services has released rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 general elections, Omoyele Sowore. His co-detainee, Adebayo Bakare, was also freed. They were freed hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja had given the DSS 24-hour ultimatum to release the two men. Their lead defence counsel, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), confirmed they were released about 7 pm on Thursday. He said “they were released about 30…

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Show of bra, ancient and modern, as women of Kiribo storm Abuja for Sowore

Share this on WhatsAppA mild drama took place at a Federal High Court in Abuja as a group of half-naked women from Kiribo, the birthplace of detained activist, Omoyele Sowore, in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, stormed the Court to protest the continued illegal detention of their son by the Department of State Service. Most of the women numbering about 30 were decked in white wrappers and bra of different colours and shapes with no clothes covering the rest of the upper parts of their bodies. Sowore and…

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Embattled Orji Kalu begs “Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.”

Share this on WhatsAppFormer Abia State Governor,  Orji Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, reportedly begged prison warders not to handcuff him in public. The embattled former governor was heard asking prison warders, “where are you taking us to?” after the judge read the sentence. Kalu, who is the Senate Chief Whip also begged the prison warders not to handcuff him in public. The former governor, who appeared shaken, begged “Where are you taking us to now? Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.”…

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Kalu jailed 12yrs for N7.1bn fraud

Share this on WhatsAppA Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has convicted a former governor of Abia State and chairman SLOK Nig. Ltd, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was charged with N7.1bn fraud. The court found him and his co-defendants guilty of the entire 39 counts filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Kalu to 12 years’ imprisonment while he ordered the winding up of Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, charged as the third defendant in the case. Share this on WhatsApp

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Access Bank to reward loyal customers in N50m DiamondXtravanganza

Share this on WhatsAppIn its usual way of rewarding customers for their loyalty, Nigeria’s leading retail bank Access Bank Plc has unveiled DiamondXtravanganza – a reloaded Diamondxtra reward scheme specially packaged to reward customers this yuletide season. DiamondXtravaganza will feature three different draws; Senior citizens draw, Women’s draw and the National quarterly draw this December. According to Adaeze Umeh, Group Head, Consumer Banking, Access bank Plc, “As we approach the season of giving and receiving, we at Access Bank also want to recognise our loyal customers and reward them for…

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Fidelity Bank shine at Nigerian Bankers Games

Share this on WhatsAppHow best can one describe the Nigerian Bankers Games finals football match between Fidelity Bank and United Bank for Africa yesterday? Nerve-wracking, enthralling, gruelling, entertaining, mesmerizing, ecstatic? You just can’t be wrong on any of these fronts! Simply put: The match lived up to its billing as it had everybody sitting on the edge of their seats. The Okonkwo tutored boys drew the first blood, converting from a well-taken throw-in. The lead was however short-lived as the Tony Elumelu boys benefited from a defensive mix-up to score…

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Eric Osagie presents ‘The Big Interview’

Share this on WhatsAppCome Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the crème de la crème of the society will converge on the Shehu Musa Yaradua Center Abuja by10am to honour one of Nigeria’s cerebral and top-notch journalists and former Managing Director/ Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Newspaper, Mr. Eric Osagie as he launches The Big Interviews, an in-depth book on how to get the news subjects and angles that makes the headlines. The book, according to those who had a glimpse of it, is a compilation of Osagie’s big stories that will teach and inspire…

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ASSO mourns as Socialite Monarch, Fatai Irawo of Odi-Olowo, joins ancestors

Share this on WhatsAppSocialite traditional ruler and former President of ASSO, Kabiyesi Oba Abdulfatai Irawo of Odi Olowo has joined his ancestors. The old-time celebrity monarch died Thursday last week and was buried the following day at his Odi Olowo palace, Mushin, Lagos. One of the social clubs he helped to establish, Association of Friends, popularly call ASSO released a statement to announce the death of one of their trustees and sent a condolence message to his family. This is the statement signed by the club’s general secretary, Otunba Bayo…

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RCCG Youth Pastor to die for murder

Share this on WhatsAppA youth pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Akolade Arowolo, has been sentenced to die by hanging for the murder of his banker wife, Titilayo. Pastor Arowolo could not hold back his pains after the court ruling, he burst into a fit of prayer. Titilayo worked with Skye bank, whilst her husband was employed. Prosecutors were able to present compelling evidence that led to the conviction of Mr Arowolo and his sentencing by Justice Lateefat Okunu of the Ikeja High Court, he was handed…

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Saraki laments as EFCC move to seize Ilorin mansion

Share this on WhatsAppEx-Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is embattled as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had filed a fresh process in the Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking an interim order for the forfeiture of his home in Ilorin, Kwara State. According to a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, he said, “Just like the previous one, which  the anti-graft agency made by filing a similar order  in the same court on Saraki’s Ikoyi House, it is a clear abuse of the court process.” He maintained that the action of…

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Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident claims 5 lives, 9 injured

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Command, on Sunday confirmed the accident along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which claimed the lives of five persons and injured nine others. Mr Clement Oladele, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun, that the accident occurred at 9.10 p.m. around Danco Petrol Station, near Sagamu, on Saturday. Oladele blamed the lone accident, which involved a white Toyota Hiace bus, with registration number LSR 642XB, on speed violation. He said that 14 persons, 10 males and…

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How Diezani bribed Dominican Prime Minister with $2.2m property in exchange for diplomatic passport

Share this on WhatsAppInternational news network, Al Jazeera has revealed how Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alisson Maduekwe bribed her way into getting a Commonwealth of Dominica diplomatic passport after gifting the Prime Minister of the Caribbean country, Roosevelt Skerrit, a $2.2m property in upscale Manhattan, New York. According to the story as told in ‘Diplomats for sale’ a documentary that aired on Al Jazeera,  ‘towards the end of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, was appointed Commissioner for Trade and Investment by…

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Zahra, PMB’s daughter, supports social media regulation bill, laments over cyberbullying

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Indimi, has lamented that many Nigerians attack her on social media for decisions solely taken by her father. She said she prays for those who bully her online because she has learnt to move on with life. Zahra made the statement at the first edition of “An Afternoon with Zahra”, an event organised in Abuja by her foundation, ZMB Homes, tagged #ConversationWithZahra, The Interview reports. The event, which cost N10,000 per person, attracted several young persons. Speaking on her experience with cyber bullies and…

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Oyebade, a fulfilled General, retires from the army

Share this on WhatsAppMajor General Adeniyi Oyebade, the 28th Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and one time General Officer Commanding of 1 Mechanised Division of Nigerian Army, Kaduna,  has retired from the Nigerian Army.The respected senior army officer was honoured with a colourful pull out parade which was attended by high ranking retired and serving military officers, captains of industry, the academia, officers, staff and cadets of the NDA community.  Speaking during the pulling out parade held at the NDA parade ground Afaka, Major General Oyebade attributed his…

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