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Monthly Archives: May 2019

N35m JAMB scam: EFCC files charges against snake-swallowing woman, five others

..Six suspects for arraignment Friday The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Friday arraign a controversial official of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Philomina Chishe and five others for trial over alleged N35million fraud. Chieshe was alleged to have told operatives of the anti-graft commission that a snake swallowed the cash in question. The other five ... Read More »

Breaking: Ihedioha begins demolition of monuments built by Okorocha

Barely 24 hours after assumption of office, Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha has commenced the demolition of monuments built by the immediate past governor, Rochas Okorocha as his first action as governor. Ihedioha was sworn-in as the sixth Executive governor of the state on Wednesday. The Akachi tower, one of the many tourist attractions built by the former governor is ... Read More »

Absence of defence counsel stalls Tuface’ N53m libel suit against Blackface

The N53 million defamation suit instituted by Innocent Idibia (Tuface) and his manager, Efe Omorogbe against Augustine Ahmedu a.k.a Blackface  was stalled on Thursday at an Ikeja High Court. When the matter came up before Justice Josephine Oyefeso, counsel to the defence was not available. Tuface’s counsel, Mr. Opeyemi Owolabi, told the court the business of the day was hearing ... Read More »

Appeal Court upturns judgment faulting Adekele’s qualification

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has set aside the April 2, 2019 judgment by Justice Othman Musa of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which voided Adeleke’s candidacy in the last governorship election in Osun State on the grounds that he was not qualified, having not possessed valid secondary school certificate. A three-man panel of the ... Read More »

FirstBank demystifying financial inclusion with XploreFirst

Worried by the increasing rate of the unbanked population, the Federal Government, through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), kicked off a campaign in 2012 to achieve 80 per cent financial inclusion of adult population by 2020. The CBN carried out the campaign through agency banking, mobile banking/mobile payments, linkage models and client empowerment, to reduce financially excluded adult Nigerians ... Read More »

President Buhari Requests Ecobank’s Collaboration on Government’s Intervention in Agriculture

As bank seeks FG urgent intervention to decongest Apapa port Says it supported Nigeria’s SMEs, others with $150m President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the collaboration of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated to “institute a special fund to develop agriculture, which will cement its legacy as a bank that helped to transform this region’s economic fortunes. Buhari spoke when he had audience with ... Read More »

Abiodun, deputy resume work in Ogun

Governor Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy, Noimot Salako – Oyedele, on Thursday resumed office amid thunderous welcome and excitement from the state’s workforce. Abiodun was received by the Head of Service, Engr. Ishmail Bisiriyu, after inspecting a guard of honour mounted by the Nigerian Police. The Governor who arrived Oke – Mosan by 9:30 am, was later taken round the ... Read More »

EFCC Nabs SSG’s Zamfara State Government Brother With N60m Cash In Car Boot

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Sokoto zonal office, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, arrested one suspected politician with N60, 000, 000 (Sixty Million Naira) cash, following intelligent report of his suspicious money laundering activities. The suspect Murtala Muhammad who is alleged to be a brother to Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi, was arrested at ... Read More »

Oyo can’t pay N30, 000 minimum wage, says Makinde

* Donates salaries to teachers In fulfilment of parts of his campaign promises, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Wednesday said he will donate his entire salary as governor to Teachers’ Pension Fund. He also proposed staggered salary increment instead of the outright payment of the N30, 000 approved national minimum wage for workers in the state. The governor also ... Read More »

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