Fidelity Bank: Nigeria’s Bank of The Year, Best Agribusiness Promoter

Fidelity Bank Plc, strong and reliable tier two lender has clinched the Bank of the Year award. The Nnandi Okonkwo led bank has also top other banks as the most innovative in agri-business. The bank received the awards at this year’s edition of the Leadership Awards 2018 held in Abuja recently. The bank won the prestigious award in staunch recognition of its unparalleled commitment to growing the nation’s economy by supporting the agricultural industry and consistently enhancing the development and competitiveness of Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the bank said…

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Onnoghen: Police, DSS Launch Manhunt For Ex-CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would have gone down in history as the first government to arrest a Chief Justice of Nigeria in case the police eventually picked Walter Onnoghen, suspended CJN. Following the bench warrant issued against the ex-CJN on Wednesday by Code of Conduct Tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, security agencies in the country including police and Directorate of State Services, DSS, the magazine has learned have been on red alert to apprehend and arrest Onnoghen. The CCT a short while ago directed ordered the Inspector General of Police, IGP…

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Presidential Poll: Buhari, Atiku Stand Head-To-Head

By Bayo Bernard President Muhammadu Buhari is not happy that his party, All Progressives Congress, APC will not present candidates for governorship elections in Rivers and Zamfara states. APC has been bared by the courts from presenting candidates for parliamentary elections in the two states due to factional issues. “I’m not happy that our party would not” present candidates for election in Rivers state, Buhari said in Port Harcourt on Wednesday barely four days to presidential election on Saturday, February 16. Whatever happens in the two states will impact the…

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Customs Battle Bandits, Smugglers

By Bayo Bernard Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba , the controller in charge of Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS took over the command last October thinking that his major task is to collect revenue for the federal government, so he can make the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali happy. At least that’s what he thought. But few months after, he understands better that his job also includes catching arm robbers. Recently, he warned smugglers and saboteurs of the nation’s economy, who operate along the border between Nigeria…

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Fidelity Bank Boss Buries Mother In Pomp

Bayo Bernard For Nnamdi Okonkwo, the quiet reformer and Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc., tears and joy rolled together on December 31, 2018, when the entire town of Orumba and adjoining communities in Anambra state converged to commit Madam Comfort Madubom Okonkwo to mother earth. On this day men, women and youths from the town, all put on sad faces as they filed in orderliness to pay this great woman the last respect. Her passing was a great loss to the family, indeed, the entire Orumba who had looked…

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Boko Haram: NSA, Generals Meet Over Attack On Yobe, Adamawa

By Deji Ibiyemi Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state and his cabinet are currently tensed up on how to repel the planned attack of Boko Haram insurgents on the state’s capital. The state’s helmsman has called an emergency meeting with top security officials in the state to discuss the attacks on some villages by the insurgents last night. The magazine also learned of ongoing secret meeting by all security chiefs with the National Security Adviser, NSA, General Babagana Mungonu and minister of Defense, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali. Around 5:30…

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Impeachment: How Ambode Stopped Tinubu, Obasa

By Bayo Bernard At last, Governor of Lagos state Akinwumi Ambode had his way with the Lagos state house of assembly as the impeachment plot against him has now been laid to rest. At a meeting held yesterday among top guns in the All Progressives Congress, APC in the home of a former governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s home in Lagos, the governor and the lawmakers agreed to bury the hatchet. Top APC Leaders Attended the Meeting Governor Ambode and the Speaker attended the peace meeting. Others are the APC governorship…

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Police: Lamorde Reappears As DIG

By Bayo Bernard Since his departure as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in 2015 not much has been heard of Ibrahim Lamorde. But the former EFCC boss has resurfaced in the list of newly promoted Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG by Muhammed Adamu, the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP. Following his promotion by President Muhammadu Buhari, Adamu has effected a major shake-up in the force. Lamorde is among those promoted from the rank of commissioner of police to DIG. The IGP had earlier sacked…

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Lagos: Tinubu, Obasa Meet To Plot Ambode’s Fall

By Bayo Bernard Former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has not recovered from the shock of last APC governorship campaign rally in Lagos, where one of his trusted thugs and Treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka Oluomo was stabbed and sustained serious injuries by rival members of the union. The fracas occurred at the Skypower  Ground, Ikeja on January 7. The APC National Leader, the magazine was told blamed Governor Akinwumi Ambode for that incident. His anger against the governor, one time political…

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Seme: Customs Intensifies War Against Drugs

By Bayo Bernard Few days ago, some eagle-eyed men of the Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS were faced with two enticing options. They have received intelligence reports about the movement of trailer loads of cannabis and tramadol enroute Nigerian from Republic of Benin. The importers have probably sent emissaries ahead to try to soften the ground, so that the killing materials could have an easy passage into Nigeria. “The customs men were faced with even a bigger pressure from the cartel in Nigeria who have been expecting…

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