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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ecobank garners 3 awards at Asian Banker Awards 2018

Left: Chairman, The Asian Banker, Emmanuel Daniel; Head, Consumer Distribution, Ecobank Nigeria, Tunde Kuponiyi, with the Best Transaction Bank in Nigeria, West Africa Award and Chief Executive Officer, Banking Reports, London, David Gyori, at the The Asian Banker – West Africa Awards 2018 in Lagos, on Wednesday.   Read More »

Landslide: Ecobank bags 3 awards at 2018 Asian Banker Awards

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) and its two affiliate countries – Nigeria and Ghana – have emerged winners in three strategic categories of The Asian Banker – West Africa Awards 2018. The annual awards saw ETI winning the Best Financial Inclusion Initiative Application or Programme with its innovative Xpress Account, while Ecobank Nigeria carted home the Best Transaction Bank in Nigeria, ... Read More »

Construction of Abuja Airport’s second runway to gulp N67bn – Minister

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the construction of the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will gulp N67 billion. Sirika made the disclosure at the ministry’s 2018 budget defence before the Joint House of Representatives Committees on Land Transport, Maritime Safety and Administration, Ports Harbour and Water-Ways and Aviation on Thursday in Abuja. ... Read More »

Soldiers, herdsmen, terrorizing my people – Taraba Gov

  Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has cried out over what he described as the continued wave of attacks across the various communities in the state. Ishaku addressed the media in Abuja shortly after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He described Takum in southern Taraba as the worst hit, saying communities in the ... Read More »

2019: Ohanaeze speaks on endorsing Buhari for second term

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the pan Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has dismissed the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term by some Igbo groups working under its umbrella. The apex Igbo body stated that the endorsement of any candidate including Buhari will be after wide consultations. Chairman of Ohaneze, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, chapter, Odozi Nwodozi, stated this while noting that ... Read More »

How Chinese businessman concealed $300,000 at Abuja Airport – Witnesses

The trial of Li Yanping, a Chinese national who is facing a one-count charge of money laundering for concealing $300,000 began on Tuesday with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting three witnesses. Yanping, who was arraigned on March 28, 2018 before Justice Babatunde Quadri of the Federal High Court, Abuja, was arrested on March 15, 2018 at the ... Read More »

Let there be light!

All the power you can ever use now exists and awaits your intelligent mastery –          Dr. Edward I. Kramer Several years ago, I attended a Christian foundational class at what is called the School of Exploits in my church. The resource person, Pastor Gbenga Efueye, (who also happens to be my General Overseer) stressed on the potential havoc that ignorance can ... Read More »

45 police officers who arrested ‘billionaire kidnapper’ Evans get special promotion

The Police Service Commission (PSC) said on Thursday that 45 officers who participated in the successful arrest of notorious kidnap kingpin, Evans, have been granted special promotion. A statement by Ikechukwu Ani, a spokesperson for the PSC, said the promotions were ratified today at a plenary presided over by Mike Okiro, chairman of the commission. Thirteen of the officers were ... Read More »

Appeal court freezes Fayose’s account

In a lead judgment, the Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday, directed the freezing of the account of the Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The court allowed the appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against the judgment of Justice Taiwo. O Taiwo of Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti division.   Read More »

Time-tested principles of wealth creation

Let us now consider some of the principles and philosophies that have ruled the process of wealth creation through the ages. Like author Hauwa Audu has pointed out in her book, ‘Can every Nigerian be a millionaire’?, these points are referred to as principles, because they would work for any one at any time if correctly applied in spite of ... Read More »