LAKE Rice Scarcity Heightens

By Akinwale Kasali The Lagos-Kebbi Rice production collaboration popularly known as LAKE Rice has become scarce in the market. The local rice which is always flood the market during festivities has become a scarce commodity, as Lagosians lament the scarcity of the commodity which is cheaper than the foreign rice sold in the market. A 50kg bag of LAKE Rice sells for N12,000; 25 kg at N6,000; and 10kg goes for N3,000. A visit to major markets in the state, the traders are lamenting the scarcity of the commodity, saying…

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Access Bank Sets Davido Against Tiwa Savage At BAFEST

By Bayo Bernard Eko Atlantic, Nigeria’s sprawling city on the ocean will next Monday witness the biggest entertainment event ever in the country with A-list sensational artist DAVIDO performing live alongside Tiwa Savage in the 2018 edition of Born in Africa Festival, BAFEST. The one day event is sponsored by the Herbert Wigwe-led Access Bank Plc, Nigeria’s top entertainment promoter. Other stage wizards like Awilo Longomba, Sho Madjozi, Olamide, Timaya, Kizz Daniel, Yemi Alade, Falz, Dbanj, Burna Boy, Flavour have been confirmed to perform. According to the organizer, the festival…

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Fidelity Bank Leads In Good Business

By Bayo   Bernard Leading Tier Two lender, Fidelity Bank  Plc. appears to have delivered more in putting smiles on the faces of those on the low end of the society than any bank in its category in the last one year. It remains unclear whether this has impacted on the huge profit made by the bank within this period despite serious economic challenges facing the country. The shareholders are, therefore happy and customers are smiling because the Nnamdi Okonkwo led bank has kept its unwavering word of delivering innovative services,…

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Customs: World Bank Trains Officers On Regional Integration

By Bayo Bernard As men and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS begins to interact constantly with their counterparts from other West African nations, it’s expected that they will begin to shed behaviors that brings odium to the service according to close watchers of the over 100 year NCS . But for Comptroller Muhammed Uba Graba, the Area Controller of Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, it’s not yet late to redeem the service, regarded as one of the best in the continent, what men and officers…

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Diamond Bank: Customers In Desperate Cash Withdrawals

Bank to Close Branches The managing Director of Diamond Bank, Uzoma Dozie will be remembered for bequeathing to the new generation bank one    of the best virtual banking operations in Nigeria. Some customers in its Awolowo, Ikoyi branch, told the magazine last week that Diamond Bank internet banking is second to none. Indeed, this is the only good news from the bank, coming on the heels of last week’s decision by Diamond Bank’s management to shut down its UK operations. The development has fueled speculation that all is not yet…

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Petroleum Marketers Threaten to Ground Nigeria

By Oji Odu Tension is mounting to a fearful level in the country. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is still on strike with several meetings with Federal Government to resolve the issue of poor funding of the nations universities deadlocked. The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has threatened to down tools if federal government hesitates to resolve their problem. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) is still battle ready to ground the nation if government continues to waste time in kick-starting the new N30,000 minimum wage regime. Now,…

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FCMB Rewards 2,576 Customers with Millions, Gifts in Millionaire Promo Season 5

A total of 2,576 customers of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) have won millions and various gifts at the end of the Bank’s reward scheme tagged ‘’FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 5’’. The promo, designed to reward and empower customers, ran from March to October this year with four regional and zonal draws, including the grand finale, on November 28, 2018. Of the 2,576 winners, 16 lucky customers won cash ranging from N1million to N2million, while the remaining 2,560 were rewarded with LED televisions, generating sets, decoders, tablets and smart phones.…

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Customs: Seme Controller Gets A Respite

By Bayo Bernard Comptroller Muhammed Uba Garba of the Seme Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS has unknowingly saved himself from the wrath of decision makers at customs headquarters in Abuja and what would have turned out his redeployment from the command, few months after he took charge. Last week, the command announced the seizures worth millions of naira have and arrest of some notorious smugglers . The comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali had in August this year effected a minor shake up leading to the…

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MTN Bank: “Enter the Dragon”

  By Oji Odu Still battling to free itself from the noose of N1.04 trillion fine in 2015 for refusing to deactivate unregistered lines, later reduced to N330 billion, and which it yet to fully redeem, $8.1 billion fine for illegal repatriation of said amount between 2007 and 2015 and $2 billion in tax arrears, the decision of South Africa’s telecommunications giant and largest telecommunications operator in Nigeria to delve into the banking sector has raised gave concerns. Under what basis does she want to go head to head with…

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Unsolicited Text Messages: NCC’s “2442” Code Not Effective

By Oji Odu Abba Ukpai is an angry 9mobile subscriber. Why? The way the network bombards his mobile telephone on daily basis with unsolicited text messages has become a thing of worry. “ For some months now, the network has continued to steal N20 daily from my account for games I never subscribed to, which makes a total of N620 monthly. “ Even after severally sending the 5510 stop code from 9mobile, the messages of nuisance have continued. Unfortunately also, since I sent the NCC 2442 stop code, the messages…

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