FirstMobile: A symbol of banking convenience with global attraction

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifekandu 0

The launch of FirstMobile App by First Bank of Nigeria Limited provides an opportunity for its customers to conveniently access both financial and non financial transactions. AMAKA IFEAKANDU writes on the recognition this initiative and many others have attracted to the FBN globally. Over the years, the development in digital financial technologies across the world, like e-money, digital banking and Read More

Global voices and the criminalisation of Chinese entrepreneurs

October 11, 2021 Dr. Austin Maho 0

In the August 31, 2021, article in the “Global Voices” an online publication. there was a piece by one Nwachukwu Egbunike title: “Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship” This piece is a response to the article, because it falls within the growing spat of misinformation about China and the Chinese which is fuelled mostly Read More

Breaking: Mbappe strikes as France down Spain, win Nations League again

October 10, 2021 Dailymail 0

Kylian Mbappe fired a contentious winner as France came from behind to beat Spain and become the second team to win the Nations League. Mbappe was adjudged to be onside when he slid the ball under Unai Simon after Karim Benzema’s stunning equaliser at Milan’s San Siro. Spain had taken the lead through Mikel Oyarzabal, who shrugged off defender Dayot Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

Happening now: New billionaire owners complete Newcastle takeover as club becomes richest at Premier League

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

Newcastle United are under new Saudi ownership after a £300million deal was agreed with Mike Ashley and signed off by the Premier League.    The takeover was stopped in its tracks by a piracy dispute between the Gulf state and its Premier League broadcast partner beIN Sports, but that was settled earlier this week, paving the way for the takeover to be completed. Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

AITEO slams Shell with $2.5bn suit over sale of OML 29

October 5, 2021 Lekan Olashehinde 0

A global oil giant, AITEO has slammed Anglo-Dutch Company, Shell with a $2.5B suit over claims it made in the sale of the OML 29.  Shell and its joint venture partners sold all their undivided 45% equity in OML 29 to AITEO sometime in 2014 for a whopping sum of $2.4 billion, which assets Shell said included the Nembe Creek Trunk Line Read More

Sealing leakages: The OAGF’s efforts and initiatives

October 1, 2021 Ibrahim Muhammad 0

The idea of dwindling economy explains an occurrence wherein an economy is in a state of financial turmoil, often the result of a period  of  negative  activity  based  on  the  country’s Gross  Domestic Product (GDP) rate.  In recent history, the  crash in global oil price and the global pandemic jointly made the problem of dwindling economy a  global  phenomenon.  This occurrence, undesired as it were, in Read More

(Breaking) 61st Independence anniversary: Buhari exposes those sponsoring agitations, violence, preaches unity

Pesident Muhammadu Buhari has said  Nigeria must remain a strong and united country despite the current challenges.In a nationwide broadcast to mark the 61st independence anniversary, the president reiterated that the country’s unity is not negotiable. “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Breaking: Notable World Cup winner is dead

September 28, 2021 Dailymail 0

Roger Hunt, a member of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad and Liverpool’s second-highest goalscorer ever, has died at the age of 83. Hunt was central figure in Sir Alf Ramsey’s England squad that delivered the nation’s first and only World Cup win in ’66, playing in attack alongside Sir Geoff Hurst. He played in all six games for England in Read More

Cancer kills young woman weeks after wedding

September 25, 2021 Yahoo news 0

A mum-of-two who was told that she was “too young” to have breast cancer has died just weeks after her wedding day. Sinead Richards found a lump on her breast in late 2019 and when she visited doctors in early 2020, nothing was initially diagnosed because, at 29, she was deemed too young for breast cancer. The mum-of-two was eventually Read More

Rising debt: Stabilise Naira exchange rate urgently, PGF boss charges CBN

September 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to urgently take every measure necessary urgently and expeditiously stablise the Naira exchange rate. The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain also appealed to all functionaries of the federal government, especially in ministries of Finance and National Planning to provide all the Read More

VAT: Osun gets 14.7b in 2020

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government received N14,725,950,020.87 as Value Added Tax (VAT) from the federal government in the year 2020, it was gathered. The VAT, according to the audited financial accounts of the state for the 2020 fiscal year presented by the state Auditor General, Folorunsho Adesina, Tuesday, was part of N31,298,936,478.49 total amount received as statutory allocation for the year. The statutory allocation Read More

Move to salvage naira: Coalition hails CBN

September 21, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition of Civil Society groups has hailed the move by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to salvage the Naira through the discouragement of illicit financial flow and stoppage of the sales of Forex to Bureau De Change (BDC) operators who exploit and artificially inflate dollar/naira exchange. The coalition in a statement signed by its President and Secretary Etuk Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

Breaking: Power sharing tussle tears Taliban leaders apart

September 15, 2021 BBC 0

A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban just days after they set up a new government in Afghanistan, senior Taliban officials told the BBC. Supporters of two rival factions reportedly brawled at the presidential palace in the capital Kabul. The argument appeared to centre on who did the most to secure victory over the US, and how Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

2020 Paralympics: Nigeria’s Envoy hails team Nigeria in Tokyo 

August 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Envoy to Japan, Ambassador Husaini Abubakar Moriki, has hailed team Nigeria performance so far at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Amb. Moriki who spoke in Tokyo described Nigeria as a sporting nation which has transformed to world beaters. He said, “I’m delighted that we have just won a gold medal in the Paralifting and not only that but I’m Read More

Breaking: Chelsea midfielder named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Jorginho capped off an unforgettable 2020-21 season with the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, beating out teammate N’Golo Kante and Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne.   For both club and country, the Brazil-born midfielder excelled. His seven Premier League goals were the most for Chelsea as the Blues finished fourth in the table, and he was instrumental in the club going on to Read More