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Monthly Archives: January 2018

BREAKING: US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

  The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 “high-risk” countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past. Applicants from 11 countries, unnamed but understood to include 10 Muslim-majority nations plus North Korea, will face tougher “risk-based” assessments to be accepted. “It’s critically ... Read More »

FirstBank celebrates awards

First Bank of Nigeria Limited in the 20017 financial year received an avalanche of awards in recognition of its activities and interventions in various sectors in the financial services industry. The awards epitomised the bank’s sustained relevance to its customers and the nation at large for 124 years. FirstBank was named the ‘Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria’ six times ... Read More »

Alleged fraud: Supreme Court dismisses ex-Kogi lawmaker’s appeal The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed an appeal filed by a former Kogi State House of Assembly member, Gabriel Daudu. He was convicted by a Federal High Court in Lokoja for N1.4billion fraud, but he challenged the decision at the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal had on March 1, 2017 ... Read More »

Gabriel delighted with Eagles’ winning goal     Akwa United forward Okechukwu Gabriel says scoring the winner for Nigeria in Sunday’s 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) against Angola was something he would cherish for the rest of his life. Gabriel, who came on for injured Sunday Faleye in the 59′, struck in extra-time to give Super Eagles a vital 2-1 ... Read More »

NAF kills Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said on Monday it used a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to neutralize scores of Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa general area. NAF added that the air strikes also led to destruction of artillery guns and gun trucks belonging to the terrorists. The NAF Director of Public Relation and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatukunbo Adesanya, in ... Read More »

Agbaje: Using Fairs to Redefine Retail Banking

  Segun Agbaje, the managing director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), is not a popular man. To many, he is aloof, too strait-laced, not your typical run-of-the-mill Nigerian. As one of Nigeria’s foremost bankers, he has a reputation for running a tight and efficient ship, is unflinching in his pursuit and recovery of loans from the country’s systemically chronic debtors ... Read More »

`Don’t campaign under guise of voter education’-INEC tells politicians The Independent National Electoral Commission  ( INEC ) has urged politicians in the country not to take advantage of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to campaign. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr. Emeka Ononamadu, gave the caution in Enugu on Thursday while speaking with the Reporter. “The ... Read More »

N20b UBEC ‘fraud’: EFCC seizes 5 houses from contractor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized five houses from a contractor Prof. Adenekan Iyiola Adesanya for allegedly diverting about N8billion out of over N20billion spent by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for the supply of textbooks, science and technical equipment to schools. The N8billion was meant for the purchase of science, technical and laboratory equipment to ... Read More »

BREAKING: Buhari meets security chiefs over insecurity

  President Muhamamdu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the nation’s security chiefs as part of efforts aimed at ending the spate of insecurity across the country. The meeting was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, led the security chiefs to ... Read More »

Seven Governors, 20 Senators, Others For Obasanjo’s Coalition For Nigeria A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, is mobilising politicians and other Nigerians to sign on to his Coalition for Nigeria project, to oust President Muhammadu Buhari from office. Many of those consulted by Mr. Obasanjo are said to have signed on to his elaborate plan for a mass movement away ... Read More »

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