CBN: Buhari Shops For Emefiele’s Replacement

By Bayo Bernard Central Bank of Nigeria’s, CBN, governor, Godwin Emefiele is among some cabinet ministers appointed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari as members of Audit and Project committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The committee made up of top ministers in the administration is expected to design a new working template for the administration in the next four years. Buhari has been declared winner of the presidential election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and he’s expected to be in office till 2023. Apart from…

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Oyo Rejects Tinubu Votes PDP

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By Bayo Bernard Amidst celebration of the victory of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Seyi Makinde in the governorship election in Oyo state, the Pacesetter state was yesterday thrown into mourning over the death of a member of the House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye, popular as Sugar. The lawmaker was shot in the face in Ibadan, the state’s capital by yet-to-be identified gun men. He was later rushed to the University College Hospital, UCH where he later died. Sugar has just been re-elected under the ADP platform before the…

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Shareholders Approve Access/Diamond Bank Merger.

By Uche Nwosisi. Shareholders of Access and Diamond banks on Tuesday March 5, 2019 approved the merger between the two lending entities after a meeting in Lagos. The Security and Exchange Commission, SEC and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN had earlier approved the merger between the two entities last year. All merger process is expected to be completed by March 31 and the new entity emerged by April 1, the bank said. According to Access bank Group Managing Director, Herbert wigwe both banks are recognized as retail bankers that…

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Seme: How Customs Facilitates Trade At JBP

By Bayo Bernard President Muhammadu Buhati was somehow prophetic last year October 22, 2018 when he said the Seme/Krake Joint Border Post would strengthen bilateral relations between Nigeria and Republic of Benin. ‘As we all know, Nigeria and Benin share many things in common. Hence the establishment of the Joint Border Post will certainly promote out brotherliness and emphasize our common interest, Buhari said adding that the JBP is “ a symbol of integration that brings together the people of Nigeria and Benin” But neither the president nor the Comptroller…

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Speakership: Tinubu Loses Out As Lawmakers Reject Gbajabiamila

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu has started having problem with some leaders of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC over his insistence to impose his protege Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives. The former Lagos state governor is the National Leader of the ruling party. Recall that Tinubu failed in his bid to install the lawyer cum lawmaker, speaker following the party’s victory in the 2015 general elections. Yakubu Dogara,  representing Dass/Toro/Tafa Belewa Federal constituency won that epic contest after securing the backing of PDP lawmakers. Gbajabiamila is…

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Fidelity Bank: Teacher, Others Win N18m In GAIM Promo

FIDELITY Bank has again made good its promise of changing the lives of ordinary Nigerians by making them millionaires. Oghenewajutome Ezo, a teacher is among the latest millionaires that emerged in the ongoing Get Alert in Million Promo. The Mathematics teacher could not belief his luck when he received a whopping N3 million cash prize at the week end. He was part of the loyal customers of Fidelity Bank who received N18 million cash prizes and 18 consolation prizes during a presentation in Lagos. “I am a teacher. I teach…

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Buhari’s Next Move

For more than three years Ibrahim Magu was blocked from becoming the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC by the Nigerian Senate. This will likely change now that President Muhammadu Buhari has been returned for another four years in office by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The case of the EFCC boss is one of the factors that will determine Buhari’s second term presidency, close watchers of the nation’s politics say. Nigeria Stocks Exchange Suffered A Hit Just few hours before Buhari was declared winner…

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Kwara: The Fall of Saraki?

The Saraki political hegemony in Kwara state may finally be broken following uncertainty that now surrounds the political future of Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s who’s struggling to retain his seat at Nigeria’s upper legislative house, the Senate. His position is being threatened by candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ibrahim Oloriegbe. It was the first time that Saraki will lose election in Kwara state as his family has controlled the politics of the North Central state for decades. His father, Olusola Saraki, Wazirin of Ilorin was the political leader…

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Revealed: Vice President, How Buhari Shocked Amaechi

By Bayo Bernard Sometimes ago, Rotimi Amaechi, Nyesom Wike and Magnus Abe were like three legs of a tripod in the Dr. Peter Odili political dynasty.  But the umbilical cord that once held the three former allies together has since been broken over who will control the state. The crisis of confidence among the trio has now worsened following revelations by Senator Magnus Abe that Amaechi anger grew after President Muhammadu Buhari dumped him and picked Professor Yemi Osinbajo as his vice president. In order not to lose out totally,…

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Customs’ Bloody Anti-Smuggling Battle

By Bayo Bernard The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS has thrown more effort to generating more revenue into the federation account since he was appointed to that post by President Muhammadu Buhari three years ago. Not less than N1.2 trillion was collected last year alone, said Joseph Attah, a deputy comptroller of customs and the service spokesman. It was the first time so much will be collected by the over 100 year NCS. But analysts say blood has been left on the trail of desperation on the…

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