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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Buhari begs journalists over insecurity

Share this on WhatsAppPresident Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the media to change the tone, content, and standards of reporting issues of security and safety in Nigeria. According to a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Monday, Buhari appealed that the term “rising insecurity” should be replaced with the “reality of declining insecurity.” The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari Felicitates With Muslims On Eid-el-Maulud, Reassures That Significant Gains Are Being Made In Combating Insecurity.’ It partly read, “The President…

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Access Bank boss, Wigwe, Emefiele honoured with Juris Law Award

Share this on WhatsApp…for outstanding contributions in finance sector The Chairman, Body of Bank CEOs and Group Managing Director of Access Bank PLC, Herbert Wigwe, has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to Corporate Governance and Rule of Law in Nigeria’s Banking Industry. Wigwe was presented the Juris Law Award by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad at the 2021 Judges Workshop on Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020 which held on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 in Abuja. Also honoured with an award was the Governor, Central…

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Vice-Chancellor in court for 419

Share this on WhatsAppThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned a former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Gusau, Prof. Magaji Garba, before Justice Maryam Aliyu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi Abuja, on five-count of obtaining money by false pretence and forgery. He allegedly extorted various sums from a contractor on the pretext of awarding him a N3 billion contract for the perimeter wall fencing of the university. The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, explained in a statement that the offence was contrary to section 1…

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Fully vaccinated US ‘war hero’ Collin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications

Share this on WhatsAppColin Powell, a US war hero and the first Black secretary of state who saw his legacy tarnished when he made the case for war in Iraq in 2003, has died of complications from Covid-19. He was 84. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” the family said in a statement posted to social media on Monday. The retired four-star general and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who served four presidents made his reputation as a man…

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Heritage Bank blazes the trail, wins multiple awards

Share this on WhatsAppHeritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider emerged winner in several categories at the 2021 Human Resource (HR) People Magazine Awards and at the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria’s (FICAN) 30th-Anniversary Conference and Awards. The bank carted away five coveted awards- HR Champion Award (for MD/CEO, COO), Most Outstanding Engagement Strategy for over 1000 Employees and the HR Leader Award (for Heads of HR). Others which were awarded by the largest body of financial journalists in Africa, FICAN to Heritage Bank are the duo Platinum…

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Sterling Bank commemorates World Food Day

Share this on WhatsAppLSterling Bank Plc has joined the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s World Food Day (WFD) as part of its effort to tackle hunger and promote a more food-secure and prosperous Africa. The day is celebrated on October 16 every year to mark the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in 1945. The theme of this year’s celebration is: Our actions are Our Future – Better production, Better Nutrition, a Better Environment and a Better Life. Commenting on this year’s celebration, Divisional Head,…

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Corruption fighting back as CG Audi moves to sanitise NSCDC

Share this on WhatsAppEffort by Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, Commandant-General,  Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps to halt corrupt practices within the para military agency has certainly incurred the wrath of some NSCDC contractors who have resorted to threatening his life via phone calls, text messages and voice recorded messages. The embittered contractors are hell bent in sustaining the old order of ‘’business as usual’’ which had triggered negative impact, especially on the finances and efficient administration of the Corps in the recent past. The embittered contractors are not alone…

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Unity Bank boosts capacity building on blue economy, empowers 3k girls

Share this on WhatsAppNo fewer than three thousand girls drawn from Senior Secondary Schools across Nigeria have benefitted from a 3-day capacity building initiative on maritime commerce and National Virtual Maritime Quiz powered by Unity Bank Plc.   The capacity building initiative, which focused on Information Communication Technology, ICT, maritime transportation and logistics ecosystem, was hosted by Ocean Ambassadors Foundation to promote the participation of Indigent Girl-Child in maritime commerce.   Unity Bank partnered the programme as part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives targeted at the education sector…

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My sweet bitter BBN6 story -Toke Makinwa

Share this on WhatsAppNigerian actress and media personality, Toke Makinwa has revealed that she lost her sister after the just concluded season of Big Brother Naija show in which she played host. The On Becoming author made this revelation via Twitter on Monday, while thanking fans for their support after recently coming under heavy criticism for being picked as the new Gulder Ultimate search host. “You guys make me cry, the amount of support has been so overwhelming, I will not disappoint you all. It’s been the darkest 10 days of my life, I…

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Whitemoney, BBNaija S6 winner hospitalised

Share this on WhatsAppWhitemoney, winner of BBNaija S6 has landed in the hospital thereby halting his activities on social media. This was made known via his Instagram page on Tuesday, where a video was shared in his Instagram story. In the video, Whitemoney was lying on the bed and his hand was connected to a drip bag, in a hospital fashion. Alongside the video, a caption read, “Good morning. Break in transmission. We’ll be back shortly. Since his epic win two Sundays ago, the Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye…

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34yrs after, trial of alleged killers of revolutionist, Thomas Sankara begins in Burkina Faso

Share this on WhatsAppA military court in Ouagadougou on Monday began the long-awaited trial of 14 men, including the former president, accused in the assassination of Burkina Faso’s left-wing leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago The slaying of Sankara, a pan-Africanist icon, has for years cast a shadow over the poor Sahel state, fuelling its reputation for turbulence and bloodshed. Sankara and 12 others were riddled with bullets by a hit squad on October 15, 1987 during a putsch that brought his friend and comrade-in-arms Blaise Compaore to power. Compaore,…

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Why I want to be Ekiti State Governor again -Segun Oni

Share this on WhatsAppThe former Governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, on Monday said he was in the state governorship race to work with all stakeholders and cater for the forgotten. Oni stated this while speaking at the PDP National Secretariat during the submission of his nomination and expression of interest forms for the Ekiti State governorship election scheduled for June 18, 2022. Oni described the state governorship as a “known terrain” in which his former administration removed by the court made its mark and treated all and sundry…

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NDLEA records massive drugs haul in Imo, arrests suspects

Share this on WhatsAppThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency seized 794.5kg of hard drugs and arrested 107 suspects in Imo between January and September. Mr Nse Inam, NDLEA Commander in Imo told the News Agency of Nigeria in Owerri on Monday that it rehabilitated four drug addicts and counselled 73 users during the period. “Six drug addicts are currently undergoing rehabilitation, while the 73 drug users who were counselled had been reunited with their families,’’ he said. He added that the command secured the conviction of 14 persons in the 27 local…

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Dokpesi speaks on regrets of life at 70

Share this on WhatsAppDr. Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, on Saturday said one of the greatest errors of his life was going into polygamy saying contrary to the impression that he entered into polygamy because of his wealth, he revealed that it was due to internal family challenges.  Dokpesi stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday as part of the activities to mark his 70th birthday. The media mogul also revealed how he survived poisoning as a little child even as doctors…

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‘No man has key to my life’ -Tinubu

Share this on WhatsAppAsiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, says only God has the key to his life, hence no man can take it. Tinubu stated this on Sunday at a welcome-back event held in his honour at the State House in Marina, Lagos. The event was attended by House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his deputy, Femi Hamzat; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, amongst other APC chieftains in Lagos. “I’m a little emotional now but…

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Legalising cannabis will be a national albatross -Marwa

Share this on WhatsAppThe Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, says the proponents of the legalisation of Cannabis Sativa cannot have what they desire. Marwa spoke at the 2021 Ulefunta annual public lecture organised by the Deji Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, in Akure. In a statement by the agency’s Director Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi on Friday in Abuja, the NDLEA boss emphatically laid the basis for his position. Marwa, represented by his Special Adviser on National Drug Control Master Plan, Mr Lanre…

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Why Chimamanda Adichie can’t win Nobel Prize

Share this on WhatsAppChimamanda Adichie, a celebrated Nigerian author and novelist may not win the coveted Nobel Prize for literature now or in the nearest future because she is considered “probably too young.”   A Swedish literary critic Jonas Thente said he hopes that Nigerian author, Adichie is awarded a Nobel Prize in October 2021. Thente, a literary editor and critic at Dagens Nyheter in Sweden, however, said he fears that the 44-year-old Adichie is “probably too young” to be awarded a Nobel Laureate. The youngest laureate to date was…

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Nobel Prize 2021: Meet Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Tanzanian and fifth African to win for Literature

Share this on WhatsAppTanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize for his writings on post-colonialism and the trauma of the refugee experience. Gurnah, who grew up on the island of Zanzibar but arrived in England as a refugee at the end of the 1960s, is the fifth African to win the Nobel Literature Prize. The Swedish Academy said Gurnah was honoured “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” “His…

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Chidinma, two others go on trial for Super TV boss, Ataga’s murder

Share this on WhatsAppChidinma Ojukwu, the 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, and others are to be arraigned next week Tuesday over the alleged murder of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga. Chidinma will be arraigned by the Lagos State Government before Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Lagos Island. She is to be arraigned on a 9-count charge alongside her sister, Egbuchu Chioma from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7, was said to have…

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UK grants COVID-19 exemptions to fully vaccinated Nigerians

Share this on WhatsAppThe United Kingdom has announced that fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria to England will not need to take a pre-departure test, undertake a day 8 test or self-isolate for 10 days as previously required, with effect from Monday, October 11. This policy, it said, applies to those fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (including Covidshield), Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. In a statement on Thursday titled, ‘UK changes travel rules for fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria,’ the British High Commission said the traveller must also have a valid…

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Sterling Bank partners NGO on climate change 

Share this on WhatsAppLagos, Nigeria, 06 October 2021: Sterling Bank Plc has said it is partnering with Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) on a campaign tagged #NaijaClimateNow, to implement solutions towards climate change adaptation in Nigeria as part of its commitment and significant contributions to a better and safer ecosystem. Naija Climate Now presents an opportunity for all stakeholders within the environmental space, including the government, the private sector, non-governmental and international entities, to reflect on issues affecting Nigeria and propose solutions towards climate adaptation on the Race to Zero. Managing…

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How Abestone Bank staff, accomplice attempted to steal N3m

Share this on WhatsAppMen of the Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday arrested a worker with the Abestone Microfinance Bank, Abeokuta, Dare Olagoke, for allegedly arranging with an accomplice, Idowu Tunde, to rob him (Olagoke) of the sum of N3m belonging to the bank. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement. Oyeyemi explained that Olagoke and a co-worker, Mary Agbejo, had gone to a commercial bank at Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta, to withdraw the money. He said the police at the Ibara divisional…

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Buhari’s nominee, who started primary school before birth confirmed as EFCC board member

Share this on WhatsAppThere was mild drama on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday during the confirmation of the appointment of the nominees for the Secretary and Board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari as one of the nominees reportedly commenced his primary education even before he was born. The affected nominee, Yahaya Muhammad, was said to have started his primary school before he was born. The Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, however, cleared the nominee and others in the report…

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Cornflakes of Boko Haram: How Nasco Cornflakes founder funded terrorist groups

Share this on WhatsApp An investigative report by Nigerian journalist, David Hundeyin has revealed how the late NASCO Group’s multimillionaire founder, Ahmed Idris Nasreddin and Yakubu Musa Kafanchan, also known as Sheikh Yakubu Musa Katsina, an ally of Nigeria’s terror-linked Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami funded Islamic terror cells in 2002. According to the report published on West Africa Weekly, Hassan is a founding member of the Izala Movement (JIBWIS), and the current Chairman of its board of trustees and the Chairman of the Katsina State JIBWIS…

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#CustomerServiceWeek: Unity Bank Boss Restates Commitment to Delight Customers, Rewards Frontline Staff  

Share this on WhatsAppIn a bid to firmly entrench a customer-first attitude with enduring service culture, Unity Bank has launched a new service charter and Hall of Fame for staff. This is to create an exceptional customer experience as the Bank celebrates the 2021 Customer Service Week.   Unveiling the Service Charter, the Managing Director/CEO of Unity Bank Plc, Mrs Tomi Somefun applauded “customers and Frontline Staff who have promoted professional, courteous, positive and friendly environment; thus provided service that is personalised, empathic, competent, convenient and proactive”.   The Customer…

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My deal with JMK -Whitemoney

Share this on WhatsAppBig Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye winner, Whitemoney, has cleared the air on his relationship with ex-housemate JMK, while there were on the show. He spoke about this during an interview on Showmax The Buzz where he spoke about his relationships with Jackie B and JMK. While on the show, a footage was released which shows Whitemoney on JMK bed and the duo exchanged a kiss. In a clip of the recent interview shared by Whitemoney via his verified Instagram page, Whitemoney stated that he connected with JMK but the latter…

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FirstBank hosts FINTECH Summit 5.0, highlights the impact of open banking on financial inclusion

Share this on WhatsAppFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that the 2021 edition of its annual FINTECH Summit is scheduled to hold on Thursday, 7 October 2021 by 10:00 am. The virtual event is opened to everyone, but participants are required to register via the link  https://firstbanknigeria.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NmkYfeckQqu4vjTWy5lr5w The 2021 edition of the summit which is the fifth in its series is themed; “Open Banking and its Derivative Opportunities for the Financial Ecosystem” and will be discussed by experts, policy influencers, regulatory officials as well…

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Another U$D crisis rocks Gov. Ganduje as son drags mother to EFCC over dubious land deal

Share this on WhatsAppAbdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Governor of Kano State, is in the news again over another USD related crisis as one of his wives, Hafsat was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a bribery and land fraud case reported by Abdulazeez, her son. The Kano First Lady was arrested based on a petition one of her sons, Abdulazeez, wrote against her. Reports Premium Times. Run up to the 2019 General elections, Gov. Umar Ganduje was shown in a viral video stuffing money in USD…

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Heritage Bank seeks sustainable PPP model for financing advertising sector

Share this on WhatsApp…Commends Lagos State’s smart city project The Executive Director, Heritage Bank Plc, Jude Monye disclosed that one of the ways the out-of-home advertising industry can attain massive growth was via the adoption of the public-private-partnership (PPP) model to ensure its sustainability. He stated this at the 2021 Out-of-Home Advertising Conference and Exhibition organised by the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) in partnership with Heritage Bank. Monye commended the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration for the implementation of the smart city plan with the rollout…

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Zukerberg loses $7bn to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp outage

Share this on WhatsAppFacebook founder Mark Zukerberg suffered a huge $7bn loss as the tech company’s stock went down by about 5.5 per cent, following an outage that hit all the company’s social media platforms Monday evening. WhatsApp and Instagram, both owned by the tech company were also affected. In all, the global economy lost billions of dollars to the outage which took place at about 4.42 pm Nigerian Time on Monday. According to NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages and their impact, the outage had already cost the global economy…

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‘Truly, you are the Hope of Rotary’ DG regales RC Maryland, CBOF for donating N21m building to Lagos school

Share this on WhatsAppThe District Governor, Rotary District 9110, Rtn. Remi Bello, FCA has thumbed up Rotary Club of Maryland and the Chris Bamidele Onalaja Foundation, CBOF, for donating an ultra-modern and well-equipped building to Junior High School, Wasimi in Maryland, Lagos Rtn. Bello spoke at the commissioning and handing over of the building consisting of a block of classrooms, assembly hall and staff room built at a cost of N21.5m by Rotary Club of Maryland and Chris Bamidele Onalaja Foundation, CBOF. The project which Rtn. Bello described as “a…

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Whitemoney, ‘Typical Igbo entrepreneur’ wins BBN S6

Share this on WhatsAppWhitemoney, the typical Igbo boy and entr has won the 2021 Big Brother Naija season 6 edition, themed ‘Shine Ya Eye’, leaving Liquorose as the first runner up. At the grand finale on Sunday, housemates evicted were Emmanuel, Angel, Cross, and Pere; leaving Whitemoney and Liquorose as the top two housemates battling for the N90m grand prize. Born Hazel Onou, the 29-year-old contestant is one of the fans’ favourites. Fondly known as Whitemoney, the reality TV show star was born on July 6, 1992 and hails from Enugu…

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What informed my decision on COVID-18 vaccination -Pastor Adeboye

Share this on WhatsAppPastor Enoch Adeboye,, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has disclosed the reason behind his vaccination from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the renowned cleric, this was due to the propagation of the gospel. Adeboye made this assertion on Friday, October 1, during the monthly Holy Ghost Service programme of the church at the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The 79-year-old preacher said God’s mercies have kept Nigerians all along, noting that only those whose time to die had come died. Adeboye said, “I have never said to…

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World Cleanup Day: Sterling One Foundation adopts 2 Beaches

Share this on WhatsAppSterling One Foundation has announced its partnership with First Exploration & Petroleum Development Company to adopt two beaches for 2 years each. This is in commemoration of World Cleanup Day. The adoption aims to build capacity and create jobs for women and youth in the coastal communities through education on proper waste recycling and weekly sanitation activities on the beaches. Speaking on the partnership, the General Manager, Corporate Services or First E&P, Mr. Emmanuel Etomi, said “FIRST E&P is wholeheartedly committed to carbon footprint reduction, environmental conservation,…

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FINTECH 5.0: Evaluating how FirstBank strenghtens collaboration

Share this on WhatsApp…To drive financial inclusion It was Sir Isaac Newton, in his letter to Robert Hooke in 1675, who wrote the now-famous quote: “If I have seen further (than others), it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” The shoulders of giants Sir Newton referred to has to do with leverage provided by the discoveries and experiences of people who have gone before or walked that same path earlier, that pave the way for and enable other people and a new generation to take things to a…

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Another costly mistake as NAF fighter jet kills Nigerian fishermen

Share this on WhatsAppAt least 20 fishermen were killed accidentally in a Nigerian military strike on a jihadist camp in northeast Nigeria, two security sources and locals told AFP.  A Nigerian fighter jet early on Sunday bombarded Kwatar Daban Masara in Lake Chad, which straddles Nigeria and neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, the sources said. The area is a bastion for the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). The reports of casualties came less than two weeks after officials say another airstrike on Buhari village, in Yobe State killed…

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How gunmen killed Dora Akunyili’s husband

Share this on WhatsAppChike Akunyili, the husband of late Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Dora Akunyili, has been killed by gunmen at Nkpor, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. Dr. Akunyili was returning from a trip to Onitsha, where he had gone to obtain a posthumous award of excellence for his late wife when he ran into the hoodlums at Nkpor and was shot and killed on Monday evening. Seven other persons were also killed in the incident, by…

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Heritage Bank MD tasks govt on policies to support private sector interventions for infrastructure growth

Share this on WhatsApp…Cart away duo Platinum awards The MD/CEO of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo has called on governments to provide enabling policies that would support private sector interventions to achieve the vision of infrastructural development.  He made this submission at the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria’s (FICAN) 30th-anniversary conference and awards with the theme: “Financing Infrastructure & SMEs for inclusive growth in the post-COVID-19 economy,” held weekend in Lagos, where the bank carted away duo Platinum Awards presented to Ifie Sekibo and Heritage Bank for Outstanding Support towards FICAN…

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2023: Northern Governors dump zoning, says it’s unconstitutional

Share this on WhatsAppThe Northern States Governors’ Forum at an emergency meeting on Monday in Kaduna State said the candidate with majority votes would become Nigeria’s President in the 2023 elections. The 19 Northern governors also condemned the insistence of their 17 Southern colleagues that a Southern President should succeed the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari, after his two-term eight-year end in May 2023. The northern governors made their position known in a statement issued at the end of the meeting and signed by the chairman of the Forum, Simon Lalong, who…

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Heritage Bank, LFC partner to boost employment prospect among youth

Share this on WhatsAppIn light of the growing unemployment rate in Nigeria, Heritage Bank Plc has partnered  Living Faith Church (LFC) Worldwide via its Youth arm at the 17 th Annual International Youth Alive Convention to help prepare and empower millions of young Nigerians with the aim of boosting their employment prospects.   Incidentally, no less than 40million of unemployed people in the country are youths, which happens to be 66% of Nigeria’s working population, according to the National Bureau Statistics (NBS).  As an institution at the forefront of empowering youths, the MD/CEO of Heritage…

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Protesters ground Edo over Gov. Obaseki’s compulsory COVID-19 vaccination order

Share this on WhatsAppProtesting members of civil society organisations and students on Monday took to major streets in Edo State to protest against the compulsory COVID-19 vaccination policy put in place by Governor Godwin Obasek. The protesters, who grounded vehicular movement in the metropolis, carried placards bearing inscriptions as: ‘We need security in Edo, not vaccine’; ‘We will resist any form of executive rascality’; ‘Hunger is killing us, not COVID-19’; ‘Obaseki obey court order’; ‘My body is my right’; ‘Share COVID-19 palliative’. They also threatened to completely shut down government…

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Again bandits strike Kaduna communities, kill 34, burn houses

Share this on WhatsAppGunmen suspected to be bandits, on Sunday, attacked Madamai and Abun communities in Kaura LGA of Kaduna state, killing 34 residents. Eight people sustained injuries during the attack while about 20 houses were said to have been burnt by the bandits. Michael Magaji, a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, confirmed the incident on Monday. He said the affected communities are about five kilometres away from Kafanchan. The priest said the bandits shot sporadically in the air during the attack, adding that most of the victims are…

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CBN’s eNaira: What everybody needs to know and how it will affect business

Share this on WhatsAppWebsite of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) digital currency, the eNaira, officially comes alive, exactly one week to the planned launch of the initiative and has recorded over million hits in its first few days.. The CBN will launch the eNaira on October 1, 2021. Let us take a closer look at the eNaira, what it means for you, and how you can position to take advantage of its launch. What is the eNaira? eNaira is a central bank digital currency (CBDC) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)…

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See list of prominent politicians behind Rescue Nigeria Project

Share this on WhatsAppAs the 2023 general elections draw near, prominent Nigerians have established a third force, Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP), to give Nigerians an alternative platform to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). National Infinity reports that founders of RNP include former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega; political economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, who was a former Special Adviser to ex-President Shehu Shagari; former Governor of Kwara State, Ahmed Abdulfatai; and former Governor of Cross River State and one time…

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EFCC move in, as allegations of mega fraud rock TB Joshua’s Synagogue

Share this on WhatsAppThere are indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have invited 20 disciples of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) for questioning over alleged financial fraud and diversion of funds left by the late founder of SCOAN, Temitope Balogun Joshua. The invitees include Nigerian and foreign prophets and prophetesses of the church.  According to the letter of invitation sighted by The Guardian, yesterday, the church is expected to release them to report for an interview through the Special Investigation Team (STI). The letter…

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OBJ weeps over mum’s death

Share this on WhatsAppFormer President of Nigeria, Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo wept yesterday during the stage play titled ‘Aremu’ at the Glover Hall, Marina in Lagos. Aremu is a stage play that centre on the life and times of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, one of the most influential Nigerians alive. The play, written by former Director-General of the National Troupe, Prof. Ahmed Yerima, tells the story of Nigeria from the life of Obasanjo, from birth to adulthood, exploring his peasant background, his travails and his presidency. Aremu is a blend of the…

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Marwa explains how NDLEA intercepted N6bn drugs meant for insurgents

Share this on WhatsAppChairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), yesterday,  gave graphic details of how loads of Captagon, a brand of Amphetamine meant for insurgents’ camps in Nigeria were intercepted by its operatives at the Apapa port in Lagos. Marwa at a briefing to update the public on the recent seizure said one suspect was arrested in the operation led by Apapa Port Area Commander, Samuel Gadzama, while the seized illicit narcotics concealed in a machine from Lebanon was…

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Man arrested in US for bomb attempt on church to revenge Nigerian military onslaught against Boko Haram

Share this on WhatsAppA Syrian refugee in the US who plotted to bomb a church in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 23, who lived in Pittsburgh PA, devised and intended to carry out a deadly attack on a church, the Legacy International Worship Center, in July 2019.”`Alowemer said it was “to take revenge for our [ISIS] brothers in Nigeria.” A splinter Boko Haram group enjoys the backing of the Islamic…

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FG to file fresh charges against Sunday Igboho -AGF

Share this on WhatsAppThe Federal Government may file a fresh action against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (also known as Sunday Igboho), following the judgment of Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages in his favour. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, told NAN in New York that the Federal Government may file fresh charges against the agitator. The judge, Ladiran Akintola, had awarded the money as “an exemplary and aggravated damages” against the AGF and the Department of State Services, over the invasion…

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