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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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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Exclusive: Government May Further Devalue the Naira

By Uche Mbah There are palpable fears from economic intelligence quarters that the Federal Government may be forced to devalue the Naira once Again if the current global trends in global oil output persist. Those that this Magazine talked to last week are unanimous that if the current trend of oil boom continues, its sustainability is questionable unless there is a drastic act on the part of any of the world powers. American President Trump has been a bull in the China shop both locally and internationally, and may trigger…

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Nigeria Customs Moving Operations To The ECOWAS Building At Seme-Krake Joint Border Post

By Stephen Ubanna The Nigeria Customs Service,  NCS,  Seme Command, Administrative machinery is gradually being moved to the multi-million dollar  Economic Community  of West African States, ECOWAS, building at Seme-Krake Joint Border  post. As a prelude to the movement  of  Mohammed Uba Garba,  the Comptroller of the Command and other  key  Departments of the Command to the ECOWAS, building, the Magazine learnt that the Import , Export , Economic and Trade Liberalization  Scheme, ETLS  and the Baggage Seats have already relocated  to the new office site to join their Beninois…

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FCMB, WSBI Partnership Targets Two Million Farmers

First City Monument Bank FCMB, Nigeria’s top agro-business promoter has entered into partnership with World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) to lift at least two million Nigerian farmers out of poverty. The Adam Nuru-led bank said the partnership will outline framework to deepen agency banking, financial inclusion and savings culture in the informal and agribusiness sectors. WSBI, according to the bank will provide technical oversight supervision on regular basis to ensure the success of the agreement. FCMB on its part will roll out an integrated savings account known as…

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FG: Scandals, Scandals everywhere

By Uche Mbah These are not the best of times for the All Progressives Congress ruling party. For a government that has anti corruption fight as their cardinal agenda, no week passes without one or more official of the government reeling under the burden of scandal or the other. The latest of such scandals involved-yes, you got it-Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Osinbajo was said to have approved N5.8billion, which he directed to be disbursed from the Eurobond account and another N17 billion he ordered to be released from the Ecological Fund.…

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Breaking: Ikeja Bus Terminal being pulled down, buses Disappear

By Uche Mbah Buses, hitherto parked at the Ikeja Bus Terminus, commissioned in pomp and pageantry by President Buhari, have disappeared from the terminal. Even the terminal itself appears to be undergoing systematic dismembering and renovation. The new buses that were parked at the terminal suddenly vanished into thin air, except for two solitary vehicles. It will be recalled that during the President last march commissioned the terminal, which was far from completed, in celebrated circumstances.  Six months later, the buses arrived the terminal in batches. They were idling away…

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Seme: Saving Nigeria Billions Of Naira By Blocking The Border-Post Truck Park

By Stephen Ubanna Over the years , Nigeria has been losing  billions of naira annually from the illegal activities going at the Joint border post truck park. This is because there was no  proper control of the  activities at the Border truck park where transit truck laden cargoes are kept before being cleared to  go into the Nigeria territory to start the clearing process. The situation was  said to be worse between 2004 and 2015, forcing Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service to start looking…

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“Be Your Brother’s Keeper”: Mohammed Increases Security Consciousness At FOU

By Stephen Ubanna Adamu Aliyu Mohammed,  a former Comptroller , Seme Command, and now Comptroller Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A,  may have come with very  high hopes  of fostering  good working relationships between officers and men of the  Command in order  to translate to improved performance . His ambition, according to a source, was to beat the  track records of Mohammed Uba Garba, a former  Comptrollers of the Command and who incidentally is the new Comptroller of Seme Command.  He however could beat his chest that  he was on…

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