Vincent Okobi, Former Nigerian Ambassador to Togo is Dead

Former Nigerian Ambassador to Togo, Vincent Sunny Okobi is dead. A statement by the family, which was signed by Amaechi Okobi, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Access Bank Plc reads as follows: “Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Ambassador Vincent Sunny Okobi, who passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 27, 2020 after a long illness. Ambassador Okobi was the quintessential gentleman and a… Continue Reading

Just In: Ondo Commissioner For Health Adegbenro Dies Of Suspected Coronavirus

Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro has died. He was aged 65. Even cause of his death was yet to be ascertained as at press time, it is being insinuated that the late commissioner died from Covid-19. It should be recalled that the Ondo State Governor,  Rotimi Akeredolu tested positive for Coronavirus on Tuesday. Adegbenro was also the owner of Crown Hospital, Akure where he was the Chief… Continue Reading

At last, Hushpuppi, Woodberry extradited to US

Suspected Nigerian fraudsters, Ramon Igbalode Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacon Ponle a.k.a Mr Woodberry have been extradited to the United States. This was confirmed in a post shared on the official page of the Dubai Police. FBI’s Director, Christopher Wray thanked the Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the Nigerian suspects who were accused of committing multiple money-laundering and cyber crimes. The Director of the Federatal Bureau of… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK RETAINS POSITION AS NIGERIA’S NUMBER ONE BANK BY TIER-1 CAPITAL

Zenith Bank Plc has again emerged as the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital in the 2020 Top 1000 World Banks Ranking published by The Banker Magazine. Climbing a whopping 29 spots from 415 in 2019 to 386 in the 2020 global ranking of banks, Zenith Bank retained its position as the number one Tier-1 bank in Nigeria with Tier-1 Capital of $2.79 billion, an increase of 16.1%… Continue Reading

ACCESS BANK CELEBRATES RECOGNITION OF TRACY BATTA AS FORBES AFRICA’S 2020 30 UNDER 30

Helping female businesses grow through discounted access to finance is one of the many unique value propositions under the Access Bank’s W Initiative. Tracy Batta, co-founder, SmoothieExpress and a W Power Loan beneficiary recently emerged on Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 list. Tracy Batta co-owns Smoothie Express, a healthy focused brand known for providing consumers with healthy fast foods. Prior to her recognition under the 2020 class of Forbes Africa’s… Continue Reading

FG Orders DSTV To Suspend Tariffs Hike, Vows To Break Sporting Rights Monopoly

The Nigerian Government has ordered the management of MultiChoice, to suspend the implementation of its new hiked tariffs on different bouquets on its DSTV. The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, gave the order on Tuesday. Also, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said there is government’s plan to break the Sporting rights monopoly of DSTV. Idachaba and Lai Mohammed spoke at… Continue Reading

Rotary Club of Ikeja, District 9110 Gets New President

…Emerges 2nd Overall in 2019/2020 Rotary Year                                   Rotarian Oludotun Lampejo has emerged as the President of the Rotary Club of Ikeja for the new Rotary year, 2020/2021 which commenced July 1st, 2020.  He took over from Rtn. OIumuyiwa Fagbola; President for the 2019/2020 Rotary year. Rtn. Lampejo’s emergence as the Opportunities President of the Rotary Club… Continue Reading

KEYAMO DIRECTS ALL STATES’ SELECTION COMMITTEES SHOULD PROCEEED WITH THEIR WORK UNHINDERED.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo SAN FCIArb has directed that the appointed committee chairmen who’re charged with the task of selecting 1000 itinerant and unskilled workers in each of the 774 local government areas of the federation for the proposed Special Public Works project should go ahead with the coordinating process. This is after the face-off between the minister and the Lawmakers at the… Continue Reading

CITY PUBLISHER AZUH ARINZE UNVEILS TWO NEW BOOKS

The Publisher and Editor in Chief of YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine, Azuh Arinze, has unveiled two new books that feature success stories of high-profile individuals and lessons from his journalism career. Azuh announced the launch of his literary pieces entitled, Success Is Not Served A La Carte and Encounters – Lessons From My Journalism Career, at an exclusive virtual media event on Monday, June 29, 2020. The first book, Success Is… Continue Reading

Keyamo ,NASS members in shouting match over N52billion jobs recruitment scheme

The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Mr Festus Keyamo, traded words with members of the National Assembly on Tuesday over the National Directorate of Employment recruitment exercise. Trouble started when the Director-General of the NDE, Mr. Nasiru Ladan, could not defend the N52 billion budgeted for the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians under the NDE. The minister said his ministry was asked to supervise the recruitments by the… Continue Reading

FG okays reopening of schools

                                …asks graduating pupils to resume The Federal Government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19. However, only graduating students will resume. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this… Continue Reading

RENOWNED NIGERIAN SOCIAL WORKER, MRS. EBUNOLUWA BALOGUN, PASSES AWAY AT 81

The family of Professor Ekundayo E. Balogun announces the passing away of its matriarch, Mrs. Ebunoluwa Kofoworola Balogun, on June 24, 2020 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 81. Announcing on behalf of the family is her son-in-law, Professor Oluyinka Olutoye who was widely celebrated in 2016 for successfully leading a team of 21 doctors to conduct a surgery on a 23-week-old foetus and returning it to its mother’s… Continue Reading

We Lost Senator Ajimobi At The Time We Needed Him Most – Speaker Obasa

The Speaker, Lagos House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. ( Dr.) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has described that the death of Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, immediate past governor of Oyo state, as another great loss to the Southwest and Nigeria, especially happening few days after the demise of a respected senator, Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo. Obasa, in his condolence message released by his media office on Friday, said he was particularly pained that death… Continue Reading

Akwa Ibom pastor arrested for raping 16-year-old girl

Barely 24 hours after the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, paraded 12 suspected rapists, including a pastor, one Prophet Nnamso Jacob of the Living Power of Zion Church has been arrested for a similar offence. A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Nnudam Fredrick, on Thursday, said Jacob, who is the general overseer of the church, was arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. The victim… Continue Reading

Life and times of Late Isiaka Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi was born on 16th December 1949 to the Ajimobi of Ibadan at Oja-Iba, Ibadan. His grandfather was Sobaloju of Ibadan Land (a chief in the royal court of Ibadan). His uncle, Hon. N.A. Ajimobi was minister of works and transport in the Western Region. His father, Pa Ajimobi, was also an Honourable member of the House of Assembly in the Old Western region. He started his education at… Continue Reading

Former Governor of Oyo State ,Ajimobi is dead

Former Governor of Oyo State and immediate Acting National Chairman of APC Abiola Ajomobi is dead The former governor wss said to have contracted the killer Coronavirus which eventually led to his death Details later

Sanwo-Olu at 55: We Have A Governor Truly Leading Lagos – Speaker Obasa

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has felicitated with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his 55th birthday saying the Governor has shown true leadership in his administration’s efforts to implement policies that put the state ahead in terms of growth and development. Speaker Obasa, in a statement released by his media office on Thursday, noted that Governor Sanwo-Olu’s passion for the success of… Continue Reading

Don’t congratulate me in newspapers on my 55th birthday……Sanwoolu

                    This is to inform friends, families, professional colleagues and political associates of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu that no congratulatory advertisements should be placed in newspapers to celebrate his forthcoming birthday. The Governor wishes to continue his tradition of reaching out and sharing love with the needy in the society. Mr. Governor believes that an occasion of one’s… Continue Reading

Seizure Of Properties: USA Based Group Warn ICPC to Remain Apolitical

A United States Of America [USA] based group by the name “Towards A Corrupt-Free Nigeria” [TACN] has joined issues with the recent activities of the anti-graft agencies in Nigeria. This is as the group called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences [ICPC] to remain apolitical in dispatching its duty as one of the remaining pillars of the anti-corruption battle. The group warned that the ICPC should not… Continue Reading

D’Banj wants me to claim rape allegations were publicity stunt – Seyitan

Seyitan Babatayo, aSeyitan said since her release, D’banj has been boasting that nothing would happen to him because of his celebrity status. lady who accused Musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj of rape, says the musician met with her in person and asked her to tell Nigerians that the allegations were a mere publicity stunt. Seyitan said this in a statement on Wednesday while narrating her ordeal in the custody of… Continue Reading

Ekiti tailor lures two minors with nose mask, rapes them

The police in Ekiti State, on Tuesday, arraigned a 27-year-old tailor, Taiwo Odetunde, before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping two minors. The tailor was alleged to have lured the girls, aged 13 and 14, who were said to be friends, with the promise of sewing nose masks for them and raped them. The prosecutor, Inspector Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the defendant, who is facing one… Continue Reading

Rape Saga: D’banj’s Ex-Manager, Franklin Amudo Takes Legal Action Against Kemi Olunloyo

Franklin Amudo, former manager of music star D’banj, has taken legal actions against blogger Kemi Olunloyo’s. The latter had accused Amudo of being behind the rape allegation leveled against his former artiste. Amudo’s solicitors are warning Kemi Olunloyo to refrain from what they termed “dissemination of defamatory statements” relating to their client. “You have personally and willfully made false and misleading comments about our client on various occasions on your… Continue Reading

A TRUE FATHER, GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE ADOPTS A NINE YEAR OLD BOY

By Chima Azu In the celebration of Father’s Day, the Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma adopts a nine year old boy Joseph Oluomachi Opara, whose video went viral on social media where he was singing hymns in rendition to onlookers; the internet community went agog with his performance and also caught the attention of the Governor. Joseph who sells coconut and pear was filmed while he was entertaining his… Continue Reading

Access Bank Excites Female SMEs across Africa with Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Second Edition

As part of its promise to continuously provide financial and business skills to female entrepreneurs, leading retail bank in Nigeria, Access Bank Plc has unveiled the second edition of its Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton programme. The Womenpreneur Pitch–a–ton Africa 2020 Campaign is designed to provide female owned businesses across Africa an opportunity to access to finance and world–class business trainings as well as mentoring opportunities. This programme has been designed to create… Continue Reading

American Internet Business School Organises ‘Digital Survival Workshop’ For Entertainers

                             American Internet Business School (AIBS) has announced a free seven days workshop for artistes, musicians, comedians, producers, and entertainment executives. Dr. Ope Banwo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of AIBS unveiled the workshop from his base in America, as part of a digital business empowerment and awareness initiative for the entertainment industry. The one of… Continue Reading

Good news:Ajimobi Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Former governor of Oyo State and Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abiola Ajimobi has tested negative for Coronavirus.  A source who is very close to the former governor confirmed to WazobiaReporter that the negative result came yesterday. Though still under close observation, the source said that life of the 70-year-old former governor is no longer under any threat. Ajimobi, who was admitted at the… Continue Reading

More trouble for Dbanj over rape.. . IG orders probe

                            The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a probe into the allegations of rape levelled against Music Icon, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj. This is contained in a letter with reference number CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801 signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IG, DCP Idowu Owohunwa. The letter was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force… Continue Reading

Road to jail: Fraudster Obinwanne Okeke pleads guilty to N4.2 billion fraud

Obinwanne Okeke, the Nigerian businessman owner of Invictus Group who was arrested in the United States last year, has pleaded guilty to $11 million (N4.2 billion) fraud. Mr Okeke, 32, admitted to American prosecutors that he was involved in computer-based fraud between 2015 and 2019. Joshua Stueve, a spokesperson for the United States District Court for Eastern District of Virginia, told PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday evening that Mr Okeke could… Continue Reading

IBEDC DECRIES SPATE OF VANDALISM, CALLS FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT IN PROTECTING ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

The Management of Ibadan Electricity company Plc (IBEDC) has expressed concern over the incessant cases of vandalism across its network. The Chief Operating Officer of the company, Engr. John Ayodele who expressed this displeasure in a statement in Ibadan today, said the activities of vandals have plunged a lot of households, businesses, and communities into darkness, whilst costing the company revenue losses worth millions of naira. “These vandals mostly target… Continue Reading

Fraudster Ramoni Igbalode ‘Husspupi’ is wanted for multiple fraud charges in Europe, US and Nigeria…Dubai Police

The police in Dubai have confirmed that Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Hushpuppi, was arrested on multiple fraud charges. A report by The National published in the UAE said the 38-year-old born Raymond Abbas was arrested by Dubai Police on June 10.  Previous media reports had suggested he was arrested by America’s FBI or Interpol. According to The National, Hushpuppi was referred to the Dubai public prosecution and is currently being questioned by prosecutors… Continue Reading

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