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Daily Archives: August 2, 2018

UBA’s Leo launched on WhatsApp

Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA), who recently clinched the Euromoney awards as the Best Digital Bank in Africa, is once again asserting itself as a pace setter, moving in leaps and bounds in unchartered territory. UBA’s chat banker, Leo, was launched in pilot mode on WhatsApp and will be fully available to customers by September 1st, 2018 ... Read More »

Again, CBN warns against Naira mutilation

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has once more warned against mutilating the naira. It also warned that any person caught handling the nation’s currency badly would be jailed for five years or given an option of N50,000 fine. The Assistant Director, Currency Operation Department of the CBN, Mr. Benedict Maduagwu, gave the warning in Akure, Ondo State, at ... Read More »

CAN warns FG: Stop taking side, end killings by herdsmen

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has warned the Federal Government to stop taking sides with the herdsmen on rampage, killing and maiming in some parts of the country. This, the body said, was one of the steps that could stem the spate of killings by herdsmen. CAN, in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and signed by the ... Read More »

I remember the 12th of June

They tried so hard to hide the truth. But truth never really goes away. It is like smoke. It eventually finds its way out. So June 12th is our Democracy Day? Well, some who talk about it may see it as some distant political thing that happened under the military, in the age of impunity. But I remember it differently. ... Read More »

Contempt: INEC chairman challenges arrest order at Appeal Court

Less than 24 hours after a Federal High Court in Abuja issued a bench warrant for his arrest over alleged disobedience to court orders, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, has asked the Court of Appeal to quash the arrest order. Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had on Wednesday issued ... Read More »

Oyo: 15,000 women to benefit from free cancer screening

No fewer than 15,000 women are expected to benefit from a free cancer screening programme by the Oyo State Government. The programme is designed to reduce the prevalence of breast and cervical cancer among women in the state to a minimal level. The government said that the free screening was a collaborative effort of the Oyo State Ministry of Health, ... Read More »

Stocks market posts N457bn loss in July

Activities on the Nigerian stocks market took a negative turn in the month of July following high capitalised stocks, Lafarge Africa, PZ Cussons, and Forte Oil huge price cuts. The month of July experienced free-fall of equity prices despite the month being the peak of the half-year earnings season. The continuous monthly decline of the stocks market was due to ... Read More »

Zimbabwe election: International bodies, others call for restraint

A government crackdown in Zimbabwe after Monday’s elections has prompted international calls for restraint. The UN and former colonial power, the UK, both expressed concern about the violence, in which three people were killed after troops opened fire. Parliamentary results gave victory to the ruling Zanu-PF party in the first vote since the removal of former ruler Robert Mugabe. But ... Read More »

Buhari to spend 10-day vacation in London – Aide

President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a 10-day vacation in London from Friday, his office said, without disclosing whether he will also see his doctor there. “While the president is on vacation, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will be in acting capacity. President Buhari will be in London for the holiday,” presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement. He said ... Read More »

Saraki must vacate his seat, Oshiomhole says

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole; and some senators elected on the platform of the party led by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, on Wednesday met behind closed doors with President Muhamamdu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting came amidst the gale of defections being witnessed in the party. Oshiomhole told State House ... Read More »