Allegations of money laundering, tax evasion trail Rev. Mother Ajayi’s suspected ban from UK

Share this on WhatsAppWho is after Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, the General Overseer of Love of Christ (LOC) Generation Church, United Kingdom? This is the mind-boggling question that has been troubling many of her admirers and followers. The highly revered evangelist, preacher, motivational speaker and philanthropist has become a subject of derision among some Nigerians living abroad, especially in the United Kingdom, where her church is based. The church, which sources said is small, is reportedly located in Clapham, London. Sources disclosed that Iya Adura, as Rev’d Mother Ajayi…

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Unity Bank hooks women with Yanga

Share this on WhatsAppIn its bid to demonstrate increased commitment towards promoting financial inclusion and women empowerment, Nigeria’s retail lender, Unity Bank Plc has launched Yanga Account, a new retail product designed to deepen beneficial impact on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs operated by women in the mass market retail space. As a product targeted to boost the Nigerian women entrepreneurs, the initiative was intended to create Yanga Experience, from promoting the business, capacity building to health insurance scheme for Yanga Account holders. A statement by the Bank said that…

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2021 NCOY: FIRSTBANK PARTNERS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT NIGERIA, REITERATES COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION AND EDUCATION

Share this on WhatsAppFor 11 years, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) to host its annual flagship event; the National Company of the Year competition (NCOY), which convenes winners of the JA Company Regional Competitions across Nigeria to compete for the National Company of the Year Award. This year, the event will bring together outstanding ‘student business teams’ across Nigeria to compete for prizes and an opportunity to represent the country at the national competition –…

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Obiano on “wanted” list -EFCC

Share this on WhatsAppAhead of the March 16, 2022 change of government in Anambra State, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has placed the out-going governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano, on  its watch list. In a letter to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service dated November 15, 2021, the commission requested the service to place the governor on a watch list and inform it anytime he is travelling out of the country from any of the international airports and other points of entry and exit. It is…

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Adedoyin supervised evacuation of dead OAU student’s body to the bush -Osun CP

Share this on WhatsAppOsun State Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, on Monday said one of the suspects held in connection with the death of Timothy Adegoke, a Masters student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, had confessed that son of the owner of Hiltons Hotels and Resorts, Ile-Ife, Roheem Adedoyin, arranged how the corpse was evacuated and taken to the bush. The police boss said Roheem, who is the Managing Director of the hotel where the late Adegoke reportedly died, organised how the corpse was evacuated from the facility and buried…

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Lai Mohammed calls Lagos AntiSARS panel report “tales by moonlight”

Share this on WhatsAppThe Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, insisted that there was no “massacre” at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020. Mohammed, who also described the leaked report of the Lagos State panel as fake, stated this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday. The nine-member panel had in its leaked report alleged that at least nine persons were killed at the Lekki toll plaza when soldiers and policemen stormed the scene to disperse protesters on October 20, 2020. However, Mohammed described…

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Family announces Baba Suwe’s burial date

Share this on WhatsAppAdesola Omidina, a son of the late veteran Nigerian comic actor, Baba Suwe, has announced the burial arrangements of his father who died on Monday. The young man who is also an actor, took to his Instagram page to announce that his father’s interment would hold on Thursday, November 25, 2021. In a statement e-signed by Adesola, on behalf of the family, the interment will commence at the deceased residence at 26, Oluwatimiro Street, Ewu Elepe Bustop, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos, by 10 am prompt. Adesola also stated that…

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How to check WAEC results using SMS

Share this on WhatsAppCandidates who sat for the Senior Secondary School Examination of the 2021 West Africa Examination Council can now check their results via SMS or by visiting the WAEC portal. Mr Patrick Areghan, Head of the Nigeria National Office in Abuja announced the release of the result on Monday noted that the council could not have released the result any earlier. Checking 2021 WAEC result via SMS According to the examination body, candidates can send the following to short-code 32327: – WAEC*ExamNumber*ExamCardPIN*ExamYear For example: WAEC*4201001001*123456789012*2021 Notably, there is no…

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Heritage Bank CEO wins Banker of Year SMEs & Agric 2021 award

Share this on WhatsAppHeritage Bank Plc, Nigeria most innovative service provider has been adjudged Banker of the Year 2021 under SMEs and Agric category, which was awarded to the MD/CEO of the Bank, Ifie Sekibo. The bank won the prestigious award at the New Telegraph 2021 Awards in recognition of its leadership position in delivering sterling development and growth of the Agricultural sector and the Small and Medium Enterprises. Presenting the award to Sekibo, earlier in a letter to congratulate him for his nomination as the Banker of the Year…

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Access Bank partners sme.ng to roll out Ebi Marketplace

Share this on WhatsAppSME.NG in partnership with Access bank Plc and other leading institutions, including the Bank of Industry (BOI), LAPO Microfinance Bank, Chapel Hill Denham,  and the Impact Investment Foundation  Nigeria are launching the Ebi Marketplace – a Nigerian innovation for female entrepreneurs. The Ebi Marketplace consists of an access to capital market, an e-commerce mall and a knowledge market for female entrepreneurs in Nigeria seeking to digitize their businesses. Conceptualised and developed by SME.NG as a tangible solution to the impact of COVID-19 on female entrepreneurs, the Ebi…

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Baba Suwe is dead

Share this on WhatsAppVeteran Nigerian comic actor, Babatunde Omidina fondly referred to as Baba Suwe is dead. The news of his death was confirmed by the president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan also known as Mr Latin. It was gathered that the actor died today. In an exclusive interview with The Punch, Mr Latin said, “It has been confirmed that Baba Suwe is dead. I just got off the phone with his son who confirmed that the actor is dead. I don’t…

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Fayemi to chair Osagie’s Newspaper lecture

Share this on WhatsAppBarely one year after hitting the new stand, Nigeria’s fastest-growing print and online newspaper, THISNIGERIA and its online version: thisnigeria.com, is set to host its inaugural annual lecture.The event is scheduled to take place at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.Chairman of the occasion is Dr John Kayode Fayemi, CON, governor of Ekiti State and Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum.The theme for the lecture is: “Nigeria: Rousing the Sleeping giant and making it Run”.Eminent cleric and Bishop of the Sokoto archdiocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah is billed to deliver…

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FirstBank strengthens digital transformation in Nigeria with fully automated branch

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services organisation has announced the launch of its fully automated branch, called the FirstBank Digital Experience Centre. It is provided to put customers at an advantage in carrying out various activities on their own without interacting with anyone. The branch is a reinvention of digital banking solutions in the country as customers are exposed to a seamless world-class banking experience. The self-service branch is built with a wide range of phased modern banking facilities which include…

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Ex- super cop, Uareroro, who ended Anini’s reign of terror, is dead

Share this on WhatsAppKayode Uanreroro, the policeman who brought to an end the reign of terror by notorious robbery kingpin, Lawrence Anini and his gang has died at the age of 80. Uareroro came into national limelight when as a Superintendent of Police, he personally led the Team that arrested the notorious Anini on December 3, 1986 at No 26, Oyemwosa Street, opposite Iguodala Primary School, Benin City, in company with six women. Anini and his gang members, notably Monday Osunbor and others had terrorised the then Bendel State and…

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How lady died in Obi Cubana’s club

Share this on WhatsAppA lady, identified simply as Susan, has been electrocuted at the Hustle and Bustle club in the Aminu Kano Crescent area of Wuse, Abuja. Hustle and Bustle is a club and restaurant co-owned by a popular socialite, Obi Cubana. It was gathered that the victim, who went to the club on Saturday, was allegedly electrocuted by a metal on the floor of the clubhouse. The victim brother’s friend, who narrated the incident on his Twitter page @KhalidOshoke, accused the management of the club of not accompanying Susan to the hospital or…

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Finally, Lagos EndSARS panel confirm 48 protesters shot at Lekki Toll Gate, seek EndSARS memorial

Share this on WhatsAppThe atrocious killing of unarmed protesters at Lekki toll gate on the night of October 20, 2020, can be equated to a ‘massacre’ in context, the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters has said. The Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel made this known in its report submitted to the Lagos State Government on Monday. In the report, titled, ‘Report Of Lekki Incident Investigation Of 20th October 2020’, a copy of which was sighted by our correspondent, the…

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How and why ISWAP killed Nigerian Army General -Sen. Ndume

Share this on WhatsAppThe Senator representing, Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume, has disclosed the reason the Islamic State West Africa Province killed Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu in Saturday’s attack. The military officer was killed alongside three others during an attack on a military base in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State. Ndume said the general was killed because he was a major obstacle to ISWAP operations in the area. He also disclosed that he died after a bomb-ladened car rammed into his vehicle. He said, “They know…

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GTCO goes ‘Live in Ghana’ with music concert

Share this on WhatsAppGuaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, parent company of Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Ltd, holds its first-ever show outside the shores of Nigeria tagged: GTCO Music Concert: Live in Ghana! From the curators of the GTBank Fashion Weekend and GTBank Food and Drink Festival–two of Africa’s most celebrated showpiece events–comes the biggest corporate event of the year. This inaugural event will hold in the main bowl of the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday, 17 December 2021 and will feature performances from some of Africa’s brightest breakout stars of…

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Aliko Dangote loses brother

Share this on WhatsAppThe vice president of the Dangote Group and brother to Aliko Dangote, Sani Dangote, is dead. Sani Dangote reportedly died after a protracted illness in the United States on Sunday. The Dangote Group in a short statement Sunday night confirmed the death. “INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJIUN!It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to Almighty Allah that we announce the passing on of our Group Vice President, Alhaji Sani Dangote today 14th November 2021. “May Allah SWT grant him mercy and Admit him…

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Marwa seeks removal of option of fine from NDLEA act

Share this on WhatsAppChairman/ Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has said that the removal of the clause that allows for the option of fine for drug offenders from the Agency’s Act currently undergoing amendment in the National Assembly will strengthen the deterrence effect of court prosecution and conviction. Marwa said this while defending the 2022 NDLEA budget proposal before the Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics chaired by Senator Hezekiah Dimka. The NDLEA boss who had earlier visited…

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Thugs lay siege on Agbaakin, kidnap men, rape housewives

Share this on WhatsAppAbout 50 masked persons, armed with different weapons including guns, cutlasses, and axes have reportedly attacked residents and business owners in Agbaakin community, close to Mowe, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State. City Round gathered that during the two-day raid, the hoodlums destroyed property in the community, attacked passersby and broke into homes and shops to dispossess the occupants of their valuables. According to the aggrieved members of the community, the armed men also took advantage of the tension created during the attacks…

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House ownership made easy as Fashola launches portal

Share this on WhatsAppNigerians can now apply for houses built under the current Federal Government’s National Housing Programme (NHP) in 34 states of the country following the launch, Friday of the portal by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN through which interested members of the public could apply for an allocation. The formal launch of the portal, https:// nhp.worksandhousing.gov.ng, which took place at the Conference Room of the Ministry in Mabushi, Abuja, throws open the door for Nigerians to apply online to buy the available 5,000 plus housing units,…

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NDLEA detain ship, crew, dockworkers over N9.5bn cocaine

Share this on WhatsAppThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has said that it is holding 12 dockworkers at the Apapa seaport in Lagos because of their significant links to the importation of 32.9 kilograms of cocaine worth over N9.5 billion in street value. A Federal High Court in Lagos had granted an application by the Agency for the interim attachment of a vessel MV Chayanee Naree used to import the 32.9 kilograms of cocaine into Nigeria through the Apapa seaport. Beside the attachment order, the court also granted NDLEA’s…

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Army loses General, 3 soldiers as military pummels ISWAP in battle of Askira

Share this on WhatsAppTroops of Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai, have neutralised several Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Saturday’s encounter at Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno but lost an army General and three other soldiers in the battle front. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, in Abuja. Nwachukwu said that the fierce encounter which was supported by the Air Component of OPHK had deployed five A-Jet, two A-29, two Dragon combat vehicles and…

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FirstBank celebrates Youth week

Share this on WhatsAppFrom showcasing of talents, to the art of fashion design, identifying youths in the food business and lots more, Nigeria’s leading financial services providers, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has reiterated its commitment to Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship through the celebration of its ongoing 2021 Youth Week. The Youth Week, themed “The Future is Now, Let’s Takeover” started on Monday, 8 November 2021. The event comprises a variety of activities, including: Youth themed Future Forward activities, First@arts Creative Artistry Empowerment Workshop, Grooming and Wellness Workshops, Digital Engagements, Virtual Mini Concert, and many more.…

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Nnamdi Okonkwo debunks report of EFCC’s arrest over NDDC fraud

Share this on WhatsAppNnamdi Okonkwo, the immediate-past chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank Plc and newly appointed group managing director of First Bank Holdings has debunked a report that he has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Reports in the online media suggest that Okonkwo was picked up three days ago by the anti-graft agency and “has been providing useful information on his role in the sleaze and monumental fraud to the tune of N1.3 trillion in the Niger Delta Development Company (NDDC) during his time as…

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Heritage Bank, CBN adopt novel approach to boost wheat production capacity

Share this on WhatsApp…To add 750, 000MTs via rain-fed cultivation, reduce annual import by 60% In a bid to meet high demand amid poor production capacity of wheat, the Central Bank of Nigeria and Heritage Bank Plc have adopted a novel but more robust approach to boost local production and reduce dependence on importation. The partnership is basically to consummate Wheat Seed Multiplication Project in Jos as part of the CBN’s Brown Revolution Initiative, the apex bank’s wheat value chain intervention to address the challenges in Wheat value chain, thereby…

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Sterling Bank commended for supporting Ake Arts and Books Festival

Share this on WhatsApp Lagos, Nigeria, November 09, 2021: Sterling Bank Plc has received a commendation from poet and novelist Lola Shoneyin who is the founder and Director of the annual Ake Arts and Books Festival. This year’s edition featured thirty events, including book chats, panel discussions, documentary and film screenings, a poetry video album, an art show-case and a music concert. The festival curated five intergenerational conversations that reflected the 2021 festival theme: Generational Discordance.In her closing remarks at this year’s edition of the festival, which held virtually for the…

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Access Bank concludes LSETF W initiative grassroots engagements in Lagos

Share this on WhatsAppAccess Bank Plc, through its W initiative has concluded a community engagement program to create awareness for the LSETF W initiative loan package created for women in business. One of the brand objectives of Access Bank is to be the Bank of choice for women, particularly women in business by providing them with access to finance. Accordingly, the Bank through its W Initiative, partnered the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund to launch the LSETF W Initiative loan The LSETF W Initiative loan is a matching fund financing option…

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How Soludo won Anambra governorship

Share this on WhatsAppProf Charles Chukwuma Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, has been declared winner of the Anambra Governorship Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The Returning Officer of the Anambra Governorship Election, Prof Florence Obi, announced the result on Wednesday morning at the INEC office in Awka, Anambra State. “That Charles Chukwuma Soludo of APGA, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” the Vice-Chancellor of the…

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Drama as lead suspect in Odili’s house raid claims to be working for AGF Malami

Share this on WhatsAppJustice Mary Odili’s October 29 house invasion took a dramatic twist as Lawrence Ajodo, the fake Chief Superintendent of Police, who led the gang claimed that he was engaged as a consultant by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, even as he owned up that the AGF “did not send us to raid Mrs Odili’s house.” The revelation came to the fore as the Police in Abuja paraded 14 suspects who were accused of carrying out the raid on Justice Mary…

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NDA deny custody of ‘arrested’ NAF personnel over bandits’ attack

Share this on WhatsAppThe Nigerian Defence Academy has denied arresting a Nigerian Air Force personnel, Sergeant Torsabo Solomon, in connection with the attack of the facility. “On November 8, around 6am, NAF07/ 23922, Sgt Torsabo Solomon of 153 BSG (Airforce Comprehensive School, Yola) was arrested on the order of the Base Commander as requested by the NDA commander for an offence connected with arms and ammunition with the recent bandit attack on the NDA Kaduna. Reports The Punch. Another report on the airlift of the suspect from Yola, reads, “At…

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Why INEC declared Anambra election inconclusive

Share this on WhatsAppProf Chukwuma Soludo, former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has secured majority of results declared in the votes cast in Saturday’s Anambra State governorship election except in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state where elections did not hold. The results of the election were formally announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the state collation centre in Awka, yesterday. The APGA candidate won in 18 of the 21 local government areas of the state. One…

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Ikoyi Skyscraper Tragedy: Death toll hits 44

Share this on WhatsAppJust as rescue operations is about to be rounded off at the site of the 21-storey building which collapsed on Gerrard Road, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State, the death toll in the tragedy has climbed to 44. According to sources on the ground at the site, “on Sunday that two more bodies were recovered from the rubble, which increased the death toll to 44.” The source said one of the bodies was recovered around 8pm on Saturday, while the other body was recovered around midnight.…

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Show of shame as EFCC, NCoS operatives fight over Maina’s custody

Share this on WhatsAppA very shameful scenario played out at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission clashed with officials of the Nigerian Correctional Services over whose custody the jailed former chairman of the now-defunct Pension Reforms Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, should be. Though Justice Okon Abang sentenced Maina to 61 years’ imprisonment and held that Maina should be with in NCoS but EFCC operatives disagreed with their counterparts in NCoS. The security operatives from both the EFCC and NCoS…

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Iyalaje Oodua, Toyin Kolade in trouble for evading bench warrant over $32m fraud

Share this on WhatsAppBusinesswoman and recently installed Iyalaje Oodua, Princess Oluwatoyin Kolade is alleged to be enmeshed in a $32m Fraud. Kolade is one of 11 others expected to face a 10-count charge of $32million fraud preferred against them by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (OAGF). Other defendants include four Indian men – Prem Garg, Devashish Garg, Bhagwan Simgh Rawat and Mukul Tyagi and two Britons – Marcus Wade and Andrew Fairie, said to be at large. The others, apart from Kolade, are Metal Africa Steel Products…

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Money Laundering: Maina jailed 61yrs

Share this on WhatsAppAbdulrasheed Maina, a former chairman of the now-defunct Pension Reforms Task Team was on Monday sentenced by Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja, to 61 years’ imprisonment but to run concurrently for eight years. The court had found him guilty of inducing staff of Fidelity Bank to open bank accounts for him without conducting due diligence and money laundering. Delivering the judgement, Justice Abang also found him guilty of concealing his true identity as a signatory to accounts opened in UBA and Fidelity…

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Unity Bank doles out N10m at 7th corpreneurship challenge

Share this on WhatsAppNigerian lender, Unity Bank Plc has handed out a total of N10 million in prize money as business grants to 30 NYSC members in the latest edition of its flagship Youth entrepreneurship and empowerment initiative, Corpreneurship Challenge held across ten states recently. The competition, already in its 7th edition, produced the 30 winners during the final business pitch for the 2021 Batch C Stream I corps members, which took place simultaneously across 10 NYSC camps in Lagos, Bayelsa, Ogun, Benin, Enugu, Sokoto, Akwa Ibom, Osun, Kano and…

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FIRSTBANK LAGOS AMATEUR OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP, THE LONGEST-RUNNING GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP IN NIGERIA BEGINS

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced the commemoration of the 2021 and 60th edition of its annually sponsored Lagos Amateur Golf Championship. The tourney is scheduled to Tee-Off at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 on Thursday, 18 – Sunday 21 November 2021.  The FirstBank Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship is a World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) listed competition that attracts the best golfers from the amateur scene, not only in Nigeria but across the continent and indeed the…

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NDLEA to establish 6 standard rehab centres in Nigeria –Marwa

Share this on WhatsAppThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it will establish six standard rehabilitation centres in each geo-political zone of Nigeria starting from 2022. The Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) disclosed this at the 5th Biennial National Symposium on Drugs and Drug Policy in Nigeria, held in Abuja. The theme of the symposium organised by the Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA) is: “Substance Use, Addictive Behaviours and COVID-19.” Marwa, who was the Guest of Honour at the…

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VeePee Osinbajo may sue media house over link to Ikoyi collapsed skyscraper ownership

Share this on WhatsAppVice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, may sue the online publication linking him to the ownership of the land on which the Ikoyi skyscraper which collapsed on Monday was built. According to a statement by his media adviser, Laolu Akande, “the Vice President has referred this disgraceful publication to his lawyers for prompt legal action.” In a statement on Friday, Akande also debunked reports that his boss intervened with the regulatory authorities in Lagos State to unseal the property at a  point. On Monday, a 21-storey building under construction…

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Soludo maintains lead in Anambra governorship polls

Share this on WhatsAppProf. Chukwuma Soludo, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the Anambra state governorship election, is reportedly leading the polls as results from different Local Government Areas are announced. Anambra has 21 LGAs and Soludo is reportedly leading in one-third, clearing all the nine LGAs that have so far been announced. The LGAs are Idemili South, Ayemelum, Njijoka, Awka South, Onitsha South, Anambra East, Anaocha, Dunukofia, and Oyi. More to come… Share this on WhatsApp

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NDLEA nabs most wanted narcotics dealer

Share this on WhatsAppThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a notorious drug dealer, Okoli Collins Ikenna, who is believed to be responsible for the recent multiple attempts to export illicit drugs to London in the United Kingdom through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos and other courier companies. The agency said Okoli has been on court bail following his arrest in November 2020 and subsequent arraignment before a Federal High Court in Lagos for attempting to export 15.700kgs of Methamphetamine to Australia. A statement issued on…

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Ikoyi Skycrapper Tragedy: Sorrow and tears as families identify corpses

Share this on WhatsAppFamilies of dead victims of the 21-storey building which collapse on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Saturday, besieged Lagos Mainland Hospital morgue in the Yaba area of the state to identify corpses of their loved ones. Eyewitness at the mortuary on Saturday afternoon observed a mix of emotions deep sorrow, tears and anger as families went into the mortuary premises. National Infinity reports that the skyscraper owned by Fourscore Heights Limited collapsed in the afternoon of Monday, November 1, 2021, trapping over 50 persons, including the firm’s…

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Red Alert: (Photos) Ondo Amotekun intercepts 18 suspected bandits with weapons, arms

Share this on WhatsAppOperatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, Ondo State chapter, have intercepted three buses loaded with 18 suspected bandits and weapons. This was announced in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Ondo State Governor, Olabode Richard Olatunde on Friday. The statement was titled, ‘Breaking: Ondo Amotekun Intercepts 18 Bandits With 500 Guns, Weapons In 3 buses.’ It read, “Operatives of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo State have intercepted a bus loaded with 500 pieces of daggers concealed under the seats. “Also…

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Why we call off ‘one-week sit-at-home order’ -IPOB

Share this on WhatsAppAmid the brewed mix of fear and optimism ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election in Anambra State, the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) last night cancelled the one-week sit-at-home order it issued across the Southeast. IPOB said it called off the order after consultations with elders, traditional and religious leaders from the region. The group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, made this disclosure in a statement. He stated that it is not IPOB’s intention to add to the pains of the people it claims to…

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Obi Cubana released by EFCC after interrogation for money laundering, fraud

Share this on WhatsAppObinna Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana, has been released three days after he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged money laundering. The Anambra-born club owner, socialite and businessman who was arrested on Monday, was released on Thursday. The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Cubana had been released on administrative bail. “He has been released,” Uwujaren simply said in a text message. During his stay with the EFCC, he was quizzed over his alleged involvement in money laundering and tax fraud, among other…

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Ikoyi Collapsed Building: Death toll now 40 as Developer, Osibona, American bound Bob-Oseni’s bodies recovered

Share this on WhatsAppCorpses of the Managing Director, Fourscore Heights Limited, Mr Femi Osibona, and his friend cum business partner, US-based Wale Bob-Oseni, have been recovered from the 21-storey building that collapsed on Gerrard Road in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State. Their bodies were reportedly recovered on Thursday by rescue workers during the recovery operation at the scene of the incident. Bob-Oseni, a real-estate dealer, was on his way back to the US on Monday when he got a call from Osibona to check out the project. Both friends…

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One Woman organises free breast cancer screening for women

Share this on WhatsAppSterling Bank, through its One Woman proposition, has organised a free breast cancer screening and education event for women in Lekki area of Lagos as a way of giving back to its host community. Speaking at the event, Group Head, Products and Proposition with Sterling Bank, Gbenga Adegoke said the bank is partnering with Quality and Selfless Empowerment Foundation (QSE), owned by Olori (Queen) Sekinat Elegushi because health is one the five sectors of the Nigerian economy that Sterling Bank is focusing investments in under its HEARTS…

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Finally, collapsed Ikoyi building owner, Femi Osibona’s body recovered

Share this on WhatsAppFemi Osibona’s body, the late Managing Director, Fourscore Homes, has been found recovered in the rubble of the collapsed Ikoyi building on Thursday evening. Fourscore Homes is the firm constructing the 21-storey building under construction which collapsed on Monday, on Gerrard Road in Ikoyi, Lagos. The National Emergency Management Agency confirmed this to TheCable on Thursday evening after rescuers discovered the body. So far, authorities have announced 39 recovered bodies from the rubble. Share this on WhatsApp

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Osibona still missing as Lagos Gov., Sanwo-Olu names survivors

Share this on WhatsAppThe owner of Fourscore Heights Ltd, Femi Osibona was conspicuously missing on the list as Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu read out the names of survivors of the Monday afternoon 21 storey building that collapsed in Ikoyi who are presently undergoing treatment at the Lagos Island General Hospital, Marina. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, read out the names and ages of the survivors who were found under the rubble while addressing the press during his second visit to the site on Wednesday. According to the governor, six…

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