ISG Boss Tunistra: Why We Support Private Sector To Help Africa Governments Grow Continent

ISG & Partners, under the leadership of Mr Steven Tunistra has offered to assist the private sector in Africa fund its infrastructural projects to enable it assist government in creating jobs while also developing infrastructures in the continent. Fielding questions from the media at the weekend, Steven Tuinstra CEO, President and Founder International Service Group (ISG & Partners) submitted that one cannot develop Africa and create a better life for… Continue Reading

How Ibadan Suspected Serial Killer Murdered Another Woman Shortly After Escape From Police Custody

The prime suspect in connection with incessant ritual killings of residents of Akinyele area of Ibadan in Oyo State, Sunday Shodipe, who escaped from police custody, has killed another woman in the community. The incident occurred on Saturday when the fugitive sneaked into the room of a woman identified as Funmilayo (Iya Ibeji) and smashed her head with an object believed to be a cutlass. A friend of the victim… Continue Reading

School feeding programme gulped over N500m during lockdown – Minister

The Federal Government expended about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. Farouk made the revelation against the rumours and speculations going around one of our key interventions of the government – the Home Grown School Feeding Programme…. Continue Reading

Suspended acting chairman of EFCC, Magu may be dismiss from police force

Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been sent back to area 10 force criminal investigation department (FCID) of the police in Abuja where he spent the night on Monday. Gathered that he was moved to detention at the end of questioning by the panel on Tuesday at about 7pm. Some of the aides of the anti-graft czar had earlier moved his personal… Continue Reading

Why Magu may not return to office

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, spent last night in police cell after he was grilled for about six hours by a Presidential panel headed by Justice Isa Salami, a former President of the Court of Appeal. The PUNCH gathered that Magu was detained at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Garki, Abuja He is expected to face further interrogation today at… Continue Reading

Ondo deputy governor dumps APC for PDP

The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).  The Deputy Governor resigned his membership at Ward 2, Apoi, in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State. This is coming a day after he was blocked from the government house from packing his property. His resignation from APC puts an end to the speculation trailing his planned defection. Agboola, a former… Continue Reading

86 luxury vehicles, buildings forfeited by ex-director returned to his firms illegally –Ex-SPIP prosecutor

A lawyer, Oluwatosin Ojaomo, has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission to prosecute an ex-Director of Finance and Administration at the defunct Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Ibrahim Tumsah, and his brother, Tijjani Tumsah, for corruption. Ojaomo, a former prosecutor with the Special Presidential Investigation Panel of Public Property, stated that the two brothers had got back the real estate and 86 vehicles they earlier… Continue Reading

USAID, UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING TO ADVANCE THE TWO-WAY TRADE AND INVESTMENT GOALS OF PROSPER AFRICA

U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Prosper Africa initiative is partnering with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa.   This partnership ensures businesses are equipped with the technical and financial tools they need to enter into new trading and investment relationships in Africa and the United States. USAID will provide technical assistance and advisory services… Continue Reading

UBA Honours Kola Jamodu after 12 Years of Service; Assures of Solid Governance Processes

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has assured investors and shareholders of her continuous adherence to solid corporate governance processes as the bank honoured its ex-director, Chief Kola Jamodu. In a glitzy cocktail event and dinner in his honour at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Thursday, Jamodu was celebrated for his service on the bank’s board for 12 years as a non-Executive director. Accolades were poured… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK CONVENES DIGITAL LAB OPEN HOUSE, REINFORCES DIGITAL REINVENTION IN BANKING  

In an effort to stimulate innovation through synergy, First Bank of Nigeria Limited hosted the Digital Lab Open House on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at its Digital Lab in Yaba Lagos. The Digital Lab Open House is amongst the many events lined up for the group Innovation Week held 29 July – 2 August 2019. The event themed; “cultivating an innovative mindset” is an initiative designed to provide opportunities for… Continue Reading

Saint Lai Mohammed to Appear in Court over Alleged N2.5bn Fraud, Says ICPC

The immediate past Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has been scheduled to appear before a Federal High Court, Abuja, to explain his role in the alleged misappropriation of N2.5 billion Federal Government Digital Switch-Over (DSO) program. The planned appearance of Mohammed was revealed by the Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), who is prosecuting the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo… Continue Reading

Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II gets new UN job

Barely a day after the Kano State House of Assembly (KNHA), approved the amendment of the Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs law, paving way for Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to sign the bill into law that creates four new emirates and whittles down the Emir of Kano’s power and influence,  UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday in New York announced the appointment of His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of… Continue Reading

First defence witness tenders receipt for Onnoghen’s 2010 assets declaration, prosecution kicks

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday, called his driver, Mr. Lawal Busari, as his first defence witness in his trial on charges of false and non-declaration of assets ongoing before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. Busari, who was led by Onnoghen’s Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), described how he drove the suspended CJN to the office of the Code of Conduct Bureau, on July… Continue Reading

GTB Vs Innosson: What you need to know about the legal war

Below is an attempt to provide some context to the general public on the development and offer insight into what may likely happen. This is an independent effort and public service by Stephen Azubike; and readers should take as one of the views available on the subject. Legal Explainer : “Innoson “Takes Over” GTBank” ;  Meaning  Background Innoson Nigeria Ltd (“Innoson”) had at the Federal High Court, Ibadan, obtained Judgment… Continue Reading

Former Governor Gbenga Daniel Quits Partisan Politics

A former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party. Daniel, in his letter to the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, dated March 14, 2019, also announced his resignation from partisan politics. He said the decision to quit partisan politics was personal to him. Read full letter below: 14th March, 2019 The National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Wadata Plaza, Michael Okpara… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK MARCHES ON, BRINGS THE WORLD TO A STANDSTILL

Nigeria’s Premier financial institution and iconic banking Brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited had the world stand still on Friday, 1 March 2019, as it held its symbolic flag hoisting ceremony across Nigeria and other countries where it does business. The celebratory flag hoisting officially flags off the bank’s commemoration of attaining the milestone year of 125. The event was also to reinforce the Bank’s continuous march to greatness; a… Continue Reading

Kidnapping: President Buhari’s kinsmen Relocate to Niger Republic

Build Homes, Obtain Resident Permits Run Daily Businesses in Nigeria, Return to Niger at Night   Many Nigerians residing in Katsina State have fled to neighbouring Niger Republic to escape persistent attacks by kidnappers and bandits, Daily Trust on Sunday has learnt.   In addition to evacuating their family members, the Nigerians are also acquiring plots and building houses in Niger Republic’s towns of Maradi and Dan Issa. This is even as… Continue Reading

Ambode Is Running A One Man Show……….Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given a hint of his grouse with the embattled governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode. In a statement issued on Sunday and posted on his twitter handle, Tinubu accused the Ambode administration of being selfish and deviating from the masterplan for the development of Lagos State. He accused the governor of not carrying everybody along in the… Continue Reading

God will help us defeat Buhari in 2019- ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo prophesies

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has prophesied that God will help Nigerians take out those that are currently in power just as he took out a certain military leader that wanted to transit into a democratic dispensation. Obasanjo who recently accused the Buhari-led administration of planning to send him to jail over trumped up charges, said this at a town hall meeting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, where the Coalition… Continue Reading

How Actress Aishat ‘Omoge Campus’ Really Died

Famous Yoruba actress, Aishat Abimbola, otherwise known as ‘Omoge Campus’has died of breast cancer, an ailment she has been secretly battling for many years. She finally lost the battle and gave up the ghost at about 3a.m on Thursday, 16 May in far away Canada. In the last few months, she has been in and out of hospital and has spent a fortune on her deteriorating health. She was said… Continue Reading

UBA Kenya to Leverage on Group’s Capacity to Finance Large Ticket Transactions in Kenya, says Emeke E. Iweriebor, CEO East & Southern Africa

 United Bank for Africa, a leading pan-African financial institution with operations in 20 African countries has assured the players in the private and public sectors in East Africa’s largest economy that its Kenyan franchise is ready and committed to finance key projects and business transactions capable of galvanising the economic development of the country and upscale the standard of living of its people.  The Group’s Executive Director and newly appointed… Continue Reading

Access Bank Introduces PayDay Loan on USSD code *901*11#

With the intent to provide quicker and instant access to loans for employees, Access Bank Plc has launched PayDay Loan, Nigeria’s first fully digital lending service. PayDay Loan can be accessed on USSD code *901*11# and across over 2,000 Access Bank ATMs pan Nigeria. PayDay Loan requires no collateral or guarantor, enabling Nigerian employees obtain loans instantly without visiting the bank – helping employees meet their urgent financial needs all… Continue Reading

More trouble for killer wife mother, Maryam Sanda

This is definitely a difficult time for Maimuna Aliyu, the mother of Maryam Sanda, who recently killed her husband in Abuja. While still struggling to cope with the harsh reality of her daughter’s predicament, Maimuna is currently in another hot soup as she has case to answer with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC). Maimuna’s daughter, Maryam, was recently remanded at Suleja prisons for allegedly killing… Continue Reading

JUMIA PARTNERS WITH AUREY PACK IN FIGHT AGAINST MATERNAL AND INFANT MORTALITY

In its quest to help lower the prevailing high rate of maternal and infant mortality in the country ,Jumia is partnering with one of the leading NGOs in the country – The Audrey Pack. The initiative which is line with the World Health Organization’s sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) is designed to raise the standard of healthcare delivery for women and their families worldwide will see Jumia support the nation’s maternal… Continue Reading

Woman Rising returns April 8th and 9th 2017

Woman Rising, the annual celebration of women through Music, Arts and Networking returns on April 8 and 9, 2017 in a two-day extravaganza in its usual extension of the annual celebration of International Women’s Day. Now in its seventh year, WOMAN RISING has evolved from a small 50-person gathering which debuted in 2011 to a comprehensive, far-reaching and impactful annual 2-day meeting of women across the creative and business spectrums… Continue Reading

Transcorp Hotels Plc Posts N4.5bn Profits, Announces a dividend of 40k per Share

Shareholders Laud Transcorp Hotels’ performance, Approve dividend payment Transcorp Hotels Plc has announced a profit after tax of N4b at its 3rd Annual General Meeting which took place at Transcorp Hilton Abuja. At the meeting, the Shareholders of Transcorp Hotels Plc commended the management and staff of the Company for recording a strong financial and operational performance in the financial year ended 31st December 2016, with improvements across all indices… Continue Reading

The 10 Influential Nigerian Women Who Will Shake 2017

Kemi Adeosun: The Nigerian Finance Minister is no doubt one of the most powerful persons in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, obviously because of her portfolio and the many controversies trailing her ministry. But despite the economic recession and the many criticisms she has been getting from Nigerians, Kemi remains an influential person in the country by promising Nigerians that 2017 would be a better year economically. She was a former… Continue Reading

We can’t make progress with the mentality of the Class of 66

Professor Pat Utomi does not need much of an introduction; he is a very public individual. Call him an economist, patriot, politician, philosopher, public intellectual, TV host, e.t.c., and you are all correct; only he is more. In this revealing chat with The Interview,he dissects the various pitfalls of the country and points the way forward. He’s an interviewer’s delight any time, any day, and he says it the way… Continue Reading

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