Last moments of Obadiah Mailafia as MBF alleges sabotage

The Middle Belt Forum has provided a detailed insight into how former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, died as a result of alleged negligence at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja. The organisation said that he was shabbily treated by doctors. The National Publicity Secretary of MBF, Dr. Isuwa Dogo, alleged that Dr. Mailafia was shabbily treated by medical doctors who attended to him at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to the statement issued by…

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Sekibo urges govt., stakeholders to prioritise SMEs, youth entrepreneurship

Bridging the gap to attain sustainable solutions to economic recovery will be the most impactful route to drive lasting and meaningful growth; for this to be achieved, creation of opportunities, conscious inclusion of Small and Medium Enterprises and youth entrepreneurship are crucial.  MD/CEO of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo gave this submission on the sidelines of the 14th Annual Banking and Finance Conference of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) with a theme: “Economic Recovery, Inclusion & Transformation: The Role of Banking and Finance.”  According to him, one…

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How FirstBank is expanding international money transfer

In furtherance of the need to expand diaspora remittance inflow into the country, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has increased its network of International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs), targeted at easing the accessibility of its customers to receive money from close to 100 countries across the world in a safe and secured manner. With over 750 branches across the country, customers can receive money from the nearest FirstBank branch closest to them. Over the years, FirstBank has been in partnership with Western Union, MoneyGram, Ria, Transfast, and WorldRemit. The bank is also…

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How Buhari’s critic, Obadiah Mailafia died suddenly

President Muhammadu Buhari’s ardent critic and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has died at the age of 64. Mailafia reportedly died at about midnight after a brief but undisclosed illness. The former deputy governor, who was the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 election, had in his lifetime, advocated for public sector and exchange rate reforms. Mailafia was born on December 24, 1956, in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State. He later graduated top of his…

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Abokifx suspend operations following CBN crackdown

abokiFX, a web platform that reports movements in the foreign exchange market, has suspended operations as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) placed its owners on investigations.  The platform said this in a notice posted on its website on Friday. Oniwinde Adedotun, the founder of AbokiFX Limited, is currently facing a probe over alleged ‘Illegal’ forex trading. According to a report by The Cable, it was learnt on Thursday night by sources within the apex bank that Adedotun and AbokiFX Limited are currently under investigation for “illegal foreign exchange transactions”. An insider, familiar with…

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SCOA Boss Commends Unity Bank, Others for Facilitating Supply of N15.5b worth of Trucks, Equipment to Julius Berger

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of SCOA Nigeria Plc, Dr. Massad Boulos has commended Unity Bank Plc and other banks for facilitating a credit facility of N15.5 billion for the importation and supply of 33 MAN Platform Trucks and equipment to construction giant, Julius Berger Plc.   The equipment is to be deployed for the construction of the 380km Abuja-Kaduna-Kano roads.   “I commend Unity Bank, their MD and the members of the Executive Management; and the entire team of banks who have worked closely with us on this project,”…

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Cultists take over Caleb University, kidnap final year student as Lagos CP accuses Varsity of frustrating investigations

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said Caleb University had been frustrating investigation into the case of a 21-year-old student of the privately-owned varsity, Oluwafemi Oni, who disappeared in very mysterious circumstances. According to Odumosu, “to the best of my knowledge, only the parents have reported to the police, but the school authorities have not written any official complaint to the police, stating the circumstances and the preliminary investigation it conducted so the police can take it up from there. “If that happens, we will have access to…

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See the names of 6 Nigerians listed among 38 global terror sponsors

Six Nigerians have been designated as terrorism sponsors by the United Arab Emirates. The state-owned news agency, WAM, made this known in a report. The country said the listed individuals and entities, including their affiliates, are being monitored. The Nigerians named are Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad. “The UAE Cabinet has issued Resolution No 83 of 2021, designating 38 individuals and 15 entities on its approved list of persons and organisations supporting terrorism (Local Terrorist List). “The…

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Heritage Bank, others power SCOA to supply N15.5bn equipment to Julius Berger

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider and seven other banks have provided a total of N15.5billion to assist SCOA Nigeria Plc for the importation and supply of MAN Platform Trucks and equipment to Julius Berger Nigeria for construction of 380km Abuja-Kaduna-Kano roads and many others across the country.  Specifically, Heritage Bank availed SCOA Motors an Advance Payment Guarantee (APG) N4.64 billion for the project. Whilst, other banks – Zenith, Wema, UBA, Union, Unity, Coronation and Providus Banks complemented the global total sum. The sum total covers for…

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Ekiti’s security situation worsen as gunmen abduct 4 people

The worsening security situation in Ekiti State continued as suspected gunmen, on Monday morning waylaid road users along Ayetoro Ekiti-Otun Ekiti Road and abducted no fewer than four persons before fleeing into the forest. Sources said two buses conveying passengers from the Otun Ekiti end of the road were attacked by the gunmen, leading to the abduction of about four passengers, while other travellers escaped. A source said that one of those who escaped told him that the gunmen took away four passengers from the two buses. Another, who said…

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Lagos CP, Odumosu visits family of lady killed by Police stray bullets

Monsurat Ojuade, the 18-year-old admission seeker, killed by stray bullets from a Police Sergeant attached to the Lagos State Police Command, even in death got an apology, for cutting her life in her prime, as the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, paid a condolence visit to her family. A police sergeant attached to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, Lagos State, had shot dead the 18-year-old admission seeker around 11.30pm on Friday in Surulere area of the state. The victim was said to be in front…

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Ronaldo debuts with a brace for Man U

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a sensational return to Manchester United as his debut double inspired a 4-1 win against Newcastle, while Arsenal eased the pressure on Mikel Arteta with a 1-0 victory over Norwich on Saturday. Ronaldo’s second debut for United was the headline act as the Premier League resumed after the international break and the Portugal superstar did not disappoint his adoring fans at Old Trafford. The 36-year-old insists he did not make his £19.8 million ($27 million) move from Juventus last month for a “vacation”. Ronaldo lived up to…

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Zamfara Gov., Matawale back flips, cancels amnesty for bandits

Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle, says that the state government is no longer interested in holding a dialogue with bandits, noting that they had spurned the olive branch once extended to them. He said in Gusau that instead, security forces would flush them out of the state. “My administration will no longer grant amnesty to bandits as they have failed to embrace the peace initiative earlier extended to them,’’ the governor said, while addressing a congregation. He urged residents to be patient and to support new security measures put in place…

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Ronaldo’s ex-President dies

Jorge Sampaio, a former Portuguese president who later served in various UN posts, died on Friday at his home in Lisbon, his family told the Lusa news agency. He was 81. “Jorge Sampaio left us today, leaving us with a heritage of not only liberty but also equality,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said. The government declared three days of national mourning to commemorate Sampaio, starting on Saturday. “We bow before the memory of someone who has always been an example,” said Prime Minister Antonio Costa. Sampaio was president of…

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Messi outclasses Pele

Argentina captain Lionel Messi scored twice to break Pele’s record and become the leading international goalscorer in the history of South American football on Thursday. The Paris Saint-Germain forward opened the scoring for Argentina in their World Cup qualifier against Bolivia at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires to tie Pele’s mark of 77 international goals. The 34-year-old then struck his 78th international goal on 64 minutes to give Argentina a 2-0 lead.x Messi’s double came in his 153rd appearance for Argentina. The former Barcelona star’s great rival Cristiano Ronaldo…

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How FIFA treated NFA’s fuck up on Musa

Federation of International Football Associations; FIFA, has corrected the Nigerian Football Federation’s record that Super Eagles’ Captain, Ahmed Musa has earned 100 caps for the Nigerian national team. FIFA insists that the Fatih Karagumruk winger has made 98 appearances for Nigeria and will only become the third Nigerian player to reach the centurion mark playing for the three-time African Champions after Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama if he features for the team in their double-header against the Central Africa Republic next month. FIFA clarified that Musa featured in two games…

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FirstBank boosts Mobile Banking with novel LIT

In furtherance of its commitment to spearhead value-driven mobile and digital banking in Nigeria, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the launch of the LIT Application, created to revolutionise the culture and experience of mobile banking in Nigeria.  The state-of-the-art banking app is the first of its kind in the industry, exposing customers to a wealth of opportunities to promote their safety, convenience whilst ensuring they are at an edge in today’s digital banking world. It is a mobile banking app developed and owned by the Bank and configured with…

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FG targets 200,000 jobs in new youth empowerment programme

The Nigerian government has opened the application portal for the Nigeria Jubilee Fellow Programme which targets 200,000 graduates. Nigeria Jubilee Fellow Programme is aimed at getting work placement for Nigerian graduates who have completed the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. President Muhammadu Buhari last Tuesday said the Nigeria Jubilee Fellow Programme “is expected to create new opportunities for 20,000 graduates annually” will “maximise the opportunities presented – for 12 months, with or without job experience, thereby connecting them with local job opportunities.” The portal was opened Monday to…

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‘Unknown persons threatening my life’ -Marwa

Mohamed Buba Marwa, a retired Brig. General and chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has revealed that he has received constant death threats from criminals in the course of his present assignment. National Infinity reports that the former Lagos State Military Administrator who said he was not concerned even though he takes precautions, was speaking to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari to present a report card of the agency. Marwa said “Severally! It’s almost a daily occurrence because my…

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‘Don’t vote to legalise marijuana’ -Marwa warns

Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd), Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has appealed to members of the National Assembly not to vote in favour of the move to legalise cannabis, cautioning that members who vote for it might not be able to return to their constituencies. Marwa made the submission yesterday while fielding questions from newsmen after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. The former military administrator of Lagos said the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the dangers of cannabis…

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Anxiety over America’s plan to name Boko Haram sponsors

Nigerians have expressed doubts about the willingness of the Federal Government to embrace the offer by the U. S. government to help and identify the sponsors of Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency war on Nigeria in the last 12 years.x Some security experts, former diplomats, and leaders of some socio-cultural/civil society organisations in the country who spoke to The Guardian said embracing the proposal was the best option for the country at this point, but were sceptical about President Muhammadu Buhari’s disposition to the offer. Recall that the…

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JAMB to prosecute candidate who claimed to have scored 380 for ‘result tampering’

Chinedu John, the teenager who claimed to have scored 380 marks in the last JAMB examination but alleged that the examination body issued him a different figure has been handed over to the police for further investigations and possible prosecution for result tampering. The Registrar/CEO of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Ishaq Oloyede said the board has handed over the 19-year-old candidate in the 2021-2022 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination to the police for investigation over what it described as “result tampering.” According to Prof Oloyede, who briefed journalists at…

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Allegations of cook up trail NNPC’s N287bn profit

Founder of IBTC Stanbic Bank, Atedo Peterside, has challenged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to clarify allegations that it dipped its fingers in the federation account in order to announce a profit of N287bn. President Muhammadu Buhari had announced a net profit by the NNPC for the first time in its 44-year history. The president had said, “I am pleased to announce the declaration of profit after tax of N287bn in the year 2020 by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. This is the sequel to the completion of the statutory…

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‘I am not closing the account yet’, says ecstatic Ronaldo after setting new World record

Cristiano Ronaldo says breaking the all-time international goalscoring record with his 110th Portugal goal is special to him. Ronaldo scored an injury-time winner to salvage his country a dramatic 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory over the Republic of Ireland in Faro on Wednesday. The 36-year-old Ronaldo, whose return to Manchester United from Juventus was confirmed on Tuesday, had missed a penalty in the 15th minute before John Egan gave Ireland a half-time lead. But Ronaldo equalised in the 89th minute with a header, before outjumping the Irish defence again in…

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Draconian: APC expel LG chair for criticising Buhari

Hon. Sulaiman Adamu, Caretaker Chairman of Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa State has been expelled by the All Progressives Congress’ Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee for criticising President Mohammadu Buhari. His expulsion from the party takes immediate effect, as contained in a statement titled, “APC Expels Yola South LGA Caretaker Chairman, Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu,” signed by the party’s National Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, in Abuja, on Thursday. The statement explained that the decision was part of the resolutions reached at the 16th meeting of the CECPC held at the Party’s National Secretariat,…

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‘He beat, raped me as punishment for not greeting him’ -27yr old Lady alleges

Following a complaint of sexual molestation and rape by a 27-year-old lady, men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 33-year-old man, Imoleayo Adekoya, for allegedly forcefully having carnal knowledge of of the victim. Adekoya reportedly dragged the victim to an isolated area after accusing her of not greeting him and raped her. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested on Saturday following a report lodged by the victim at the…

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‘How they killed my son’ -Sen. Na’Allah

Senator Bala Na’Allah, representing Kebbi South, said that the killers of his son, Captain Abdulkareem Bala Na’Allah, a pilot, were not armed with guns. Captain Abdulkareem, a civilian pilot, was strangled and found dead inside his bedroom in his GRA residence, Malali, in Kaduna North Local Government Area on Sunday. “From the reports received so far, his attackers were not armed with guns. They simply gained access to his house through the roof and strangled him to death. As a family, we will continue to love him, even in death,…

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FIRSTBANK SPONSORS DUKE OF SHOMOLU’S AWO AND AREMU

FIRSTBANK SPONSORS DUKE OF SHOMOLU PRODUCTION; AS AWO AND AREMU HITS THE STAGE First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of ‘A Deep Dive Into History’, a theatre production from the Duke of Shomolu (DOS) Production House, spearheaded by Joseph Edgar. A deep dive into history comprises two exciting stage plays – Aremu and Awo, showing from the 22nd of August and will run every Sunday till the 12th of September 2021 at the legendary Glover Memorial Hall, Marina, Lagos. Aremu is a powerful depiction of the life…

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Victor Uwaifor is dead

Legendary highlife musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo died on Saturday at the age of 80 in Benin. The music icon whose tracks “Joromi” and “Mammy Water” were hits till his demise, was a multi-instrumentalist and a renowned visual artist. One of his children, Uwaifo Peter de Rock, broke the news of the demise of the Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Benin on his social media page on Saturday evening. While Peter did not disclose the cause of the death of his late father, he nevertheless, expressed anguish at…

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‘We are not aware of UK based Nigerian lady killed in Ibadan’ -Oyo CP

Ngozi Onadeko, the commissioner of Police in charge of Oyo State Command said the police in the state are not aware of the gruesome murder of a UK based Nigerian who flew into the country to bury her late mother. A United Kingdom-based Nigerian lady, identified as Bola Aworetan, who came into the country for her mother’s burial, was brutally murdered in Ibadan, Oyo State. When contacted, the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, said there was nothing like that in the state. “To my own knowledge, there…

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‘You will always be in my heart’ -CR7 pens emotional farewell to Juve fans

Cristiano Ronaldo has sent an emotional farewell message to Juventus fans following his return to Manchester United. In the emotional farewell message posted on his Instagram handle, the 36-year-old thanked the fans for the respect they showed him. He noted that he gave his heart and soul for the Italian club, adding that Juventus will always be in his heart. He wrote, “Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. I gave my heart and soul for Juventus and…

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Ogun suspends sand dredgers, insists on cooperation with host communities

The Ogun State Government has ordered that all dredging activities be put on hold until further notice when the State Government would have come up with agreed terms that would accommodate both the dredgers, miners and the communities involved. The Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor, on the Environment, Ola Oresanya as a result of the distress call by Communities along the Ogun River whose living and livelihood have been threatened by the activities of the dredgers and miners. So also, Mrs Kikelomo Longe, Commissioner for Ministry of Industry,…

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Chinwe Bode-Akinwande, others named patrons of Red Cross Society

Honours came the way of notable image maker and founder of Chinwe Bode-Akinwande (CBA) Foundation, Mrs. Chinwe Bode-Akinwande, as the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), the amazon as a patron of its Eti-Osa, Lagos division. Appointed along side Mrs. Bode Akinwande are Mr. Samson Apeh and Mrs. Mojisola Ishola-Bamidele, at the investiture and fund-raising ceremony held on Saturday, 14th August 2021, at the Red Cross headquarters in Lagos, the three patrons were honoured and inducted as members of the society to support its humanitarian works. The new patrons commended the…

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Nigerian Banks lost N5bn to fraud in 9 months -Reports

The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) has said that over N5bn was lost to fraudulent activities in the Nigeria Banking sector from January to September 2020. According to the NIBSS report on ‘Fraud in the Nigerian Financial Services’, fraudulent activities have led to severe loss of about $42bn globally. The report showed that N203.357m was lost by customers in 984 fraud attempts, while 3,163 attempts that could have resulted to a N380.159m loss was repelled in the period. The report stated, “On a global scale, fraudulent activities have resulted…

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Victorious Army Ministries’ Pastor Agboli is dead

Apostle Joseph Dominic Agboli, founder of the Victorious Army Ministries is dead. The late Pastor, who runs the church with his flamboyant wife, Blessing Agboli, reportedly died in a London Hospital, where he was being treated for cardiac-related issues on Wednesday. All is calm at the headquarters of the church on Acme Road, in Ogba, Lagos, while there is no official announcement yet, a source within the church has confirmed the death of the 53-year-old Pastor.

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Access Bank combats E-banking fraud with awareness campaign

As part of its continued commitment to educate and protect customers from e-banking fraud, Africa’s largest retail bank, Access Bank Plc, has launched an awareness campaign aimed at sensitizing customers on measures they can take to protect themselves. The campaign, themed ‘Banks Don’t Ask’, focuses on three key activities that account for most fraud incidents in Nigeria, phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud. From all indications, the rates of phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud in the country has tripled in the past few…

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NDLEA makes massive breakthrough in drug war, arrest baron at church premises

A major drug dealer wanted for attempting to export 69.65kilograms of cocaine, heroin and cannabis to the United Kingdom through the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, has been arrested at a church in Ojodu, Ikeja area of Lagos State. https://a1360299f877c598c30bebbfff08c45a.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.htmlxOperatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), had traced the wanted drug dealer, Stephen Afam Ikeanyionwu, on Sunday, August 15, 2021, to a popular pentecostal church at Mike Ajari street, Ojodu Berger, where they arrested him soon after he stepped out of the church…

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Buhari reappoints Oloyede JAMB registrar

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Ishaq Oloyede as Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for a second term of five years. Others reappointed by the President include Prof Abubakar Rasheed, who will serve as Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission for another five years; Hamid Bobboyi, who will serve as Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission for a second term of four years; Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe as Registrar/CEO of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board for a second term of four years; and…

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Firstbank’s Sponsored ‘’First Class Material’’ continues to empower, celebrate Nigerian youths

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider has again reinforced its commitment to Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship through its sponsorship of the docuseries ‘’First Class Material’’ from the stables of Linda Ikeji TV  Arguably Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand, FirstBank continues to pride itself as indeed the Bank of many firsts. First Class Material is a docuseries designed to celebrate Nigerians who are excelling in various fields of endeavour whether academic or non-academic. It is a programme that aims to chronicle the success stories of…

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Rotary Club of Akowonjo commissions classrooms project

Rotary Club of Akowonjo under Rotary International District 9110, on Monday August 16, 2021stormed Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos in its usual style spreading humanitarian services to impact lives and the environment with the commissioning of renovated blocks of classrooms and tree planting at State Senior High School, Alimosho to commemorate the visit of the District Governor Rotarian Remi Bello (FCA). In an interview by journalists, the District Governor, Rotarian Remi Bello (FCA) stated that the Rotary Club of Akowonjo has gone the extra mile in ensuring that the…

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My Coronation is the will of God -New Olu of Warri

The newly coronated Olu of Warri Oba Tsola Emiko Ogiame Atunwatse lll, has said his selection for the throne was a divine act directly from God. He said this came after a sense of feeling that his confirmation could be truncated at the last moment. Emiko was on Saturday crowned as the 21st ruler of the Warri Kingdom in Delta State. He was born on April 2, 1984, to Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko, the late Ogiame Atuwatse II and Gladys Durorike Emiko in Warri. In an interview with BBC News Pidgin,…

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CSR REPORTERS Set for 2021 annual philanthropic organizations’ Awards

The stage is set for the 2021 edition of CSR REPORTERS philanthropicaward. According to Eche Munonye, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of thepublication: “The purpose of CSR Reporters Philanthropic Award is torecognize, appreciate and celebrate the organizations that are in theforefront of the laudable culture of giving back to the society in theyear under review and its objective is to encourage and motivate othersto join in.”  the theme of this year’s award is ‘CELEBRATING SOCIALRESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY FRONTRUNNERS’ He further explained that as a news platform that primarily shines thespotlight on those…

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National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives honour Kanu

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) on Saturday, 14th August, 2021, honoured  Dr. Iyke Kanu with a Special Recognition Award during their 2021 Annual FCT Nurses Week/Scientific Workshop help inside the auspicious Abuja International Conference Centre.NANNM weeklong workshop with the theme: A Voice to lead, a vision for future Healthcare, came to a crescendo with the award dinner under the chairmanship of Comrade Ayuba Wabba mni, the Nigeria Labour Congress and ITUC Global President who was ably represented by Comrade Olusegun Rotimi, while the Secretary to the…

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Ogun Police arrest POS, Uber armed robbers

Ogun State Police Command has arrested four members of a syndicate who specialized in robbing and killing POS and UBER operators. Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said:” The suspects, Kehinde Saliu Jelili (aka Oluomo), Abiodun Akinola, Johnson Fakeye and Jamiu Akinola were all arrested following a report lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters on the 18th of April, by Aanu Salaudeen, who reported that, she is a POS attendant to Abiodun Odebunmi, a POS operator, and that her boss left his office at Aparadija the previous…

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Taliban’s co-founder Baradar returns to Afghanistan

Abdul Ghani Baradar Taliban’s co-founder returned to Afghanistan Tuesday following the group’s stunning takeover of the country, as a top spokesman insisted the insurgents will not seek “revenge” and declared a general amnesty. Earlier in the day, the insurgents told government staff to return to work — though residents reacted cautiously and few women took to the streets. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar’s arrival from Qatar — where he has spent months leading talks with the United States and the Afghan peace negotiators — crowns an astonishing comeback for the Taliban…

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Revealed: Sen. Mantu died of COVID-19 complications

Late Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, the former deputy Senate President died of COVID-19 complications National Infinity reports. The cause of his death became known at his burial earlier today in Abuja, when the pall bearers appeared in white protective suits. They were the only people, who carried the body of the 74 year-old politician, into his grave. Family members had merely said he died after a 10-day illness at the DIFF Medical Centre on Oladipo Diya Way in Abuja early today. There was no information about the cause of death. A…

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Enjoying banking convenience with FirstBank’s Firstmobile

As the world is evolving digitally, Nigerian banks are currently looking for ways to make the banking experience better and FirstBank is not an exception to this aggressive drive. The efforts in this regard include building and constantly improving on its product offerings like the FirstMobile, its industry-leading mobile banking app; FirstOnline, the internet banking portal and many other platforms provided by the Bank to ensure banking operations are performed with ease and convenience without having to be physically present at the bank. In line with its commitment to offer…

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Unity Bank Corpreneurship Challenge Produces 30 More Winners in 6th Edition  

 A total of thirty members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, have won cash prizes and business grants totalling N10 million in the 6th edition of the expanded Unity Bank flagship business plan competition known as Corpreneurship Challenge.   Unity Bank is currently in 10 states of the federation where three winners each emerged from the Batch B Orientation course in  the Corpreneuship competition held last week.   The states that the winners emerged included Lagos, Ogun, Benin, Abuja, Akwa Ibom, Kano, Sokoto, Enugu, Osun and Kwara.   As in the…

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Petrol may sell for N300 as Buhari signs PIB

The Federal Government may soon end the fuel subsidy regime with the signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday. The PUNCH gathered on Monday that the government’s position of fuel subsidy would form the major item during the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva’s press conference on the petroleum industry law, which holds today (Tuesday). It was gathered that with the signing of the PIB into law, the cost of petrol could jump to as high as N300 per…

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