Lagos to immortalise Jakande with Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy

Lagos to immortalise Jakande with Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy   Lagos State will set up a Leadership and Fellowship academy to immortalize the late Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, the state’s first civilian governor who died on February 11. He was 91. There was applause on Wednesday as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu broke the news at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan on Lagos Island where eminent citizens and ordinary folks gathered to bid the foremost politician a final farewell. The Lateef Jakande Leadership and Fellowship Academy will be backed by an Act…

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Getting a VC for Ibadan Varsity: The Ugly Politics – OpEd by Dr Reuben Abati

Getting a VC for Ibadan Varsity: The Ugly Politics - OpEd by Dr Reuben Abati

Established in 1948 as a campus of the University College, London, somewhere around Eleiyele in Ibadan, the University of Ibadan as it later became known when it assumed an independent status in 1962, has the history of Nigeria, its greatness and challenges written into every grain of sand, every piece of grass, every sound in its chambers, the minutest echo in its premises so much that any encounter with the University of Ibadan is an encounter with a piece of history. It is Nigeria’s first university. It has produced some…

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Google Search reveals spikes in Nigerian ladies’ commitment to Valentine’s Day

Google Search reveals spikes in Nigerian ladies’ commitment to Valentine’s Day   Valentine’s Day is almost here and online Search trends show that lovers in Nigeria are already busy preparing to thicken the air with romance. In the last week, there have been huge spikes in Valentine’s Day related searches on Google by Nigerians. According to the tech giant, the search for how to be romantic to your boyfriend on phone spiked by 250 per cent, while ‘Gift for boyfriend’ was searched 71 per cent more than ‘gift for girlfriend’…

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CAC raked in N19bn IGR in 2020

CAC raked in N19bn IGR in 2020

CAC raked in N19bn IGR in 2020   Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Alhaji Garba Abubakar, has said the organisation raked in more than N19 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) last year. Abubakar made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja. According to him, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic that affected economic activities, the commission recorded increase in the registration of businesses and other corporate entities during the year. “The year 2020 was one of our best years in terms…

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NCC mourns loss of staff, family in road accident

NCC mourns loss of staff

NCC mourns loss of staff, family in road accident The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed shock and deepest grief over the loss of its staff, Mr. Nuhu Hamman’Gabdo in a road accident. Hamman ’Gabdo died alongside his wife, four children, his niece and driver in an accident that occured on Saturday, January 9, 2021 along Nasarawa-Abuja Expressway while the deceased and his family were returning from his country home, Serti in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State. Until his death, Hamman ’Gabdo was a Principal Manager in the…

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Who is the richest person in the world? It’s ELON MUSK!

Bitcoin surges 11% over $43,000 on Tesla News

Who is the richest person in the world? It’s ELON MUSK! A new answer has just been provided to the age long question: Who is the world’s richest person? Or who is the richest person in the world? To be the answer to this question is an arduous task and to remain the answer over time is even more difficult. A new record for the World’s richest person has just been set by Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla Inc. and SpaceX. He is now the richest person on…

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Paternity scandal: FCMB MD embarks on leave as probe begins

Paternity scandal

Paternity scandal: FCMB MD embarks on leave as probe begins   The Managing Director, First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB), Adam Nuru, has volunteered to go on leave to enable the bank to investigate the paternity allegations against him. This was disclosed in a statement by the bank on Tuesday. The statement read, “We are aware of several stories circulating across several media platforms about our bank’s Managing Director, Adam Nuru; a former employee, Mrs Moyo Thomas, and her deceased husband, Mr Tunde Thomas. “While this is a personal matter,…

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My Bank. My Wife and The New Social Order

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My Bank. My Wife and The New Social Order   Let me first out myself. I am a former Employee of FCMB. I worked there for a bit in the securities trading arm, CSL. CSL is a legendary institution that continues to be the corner piece of the Nigerian Capital Market. I was the Head of Local Business. One thing that attracted me to the firm was its legacy. Its founder, Chief Subomi Balogun was a hero of sorts to young Stockbrokers like myself. He had built the institution from…

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FCMB bows to pressure to probe MD’s marriage scandal

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FCMB bows to pressure to probe MD’s marriage scandal     The Board of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has finally reacted to the alleged paternity scandal trailing its managing director, Mr Adam Nuru. Nuru had allegedly had a romantic affair with a former married employee of the financial institution identified as Mrs Moyo Thomas. The alleged affair produced two children, who the husband of the ex-staff, Mr Tunde Thomas, believed were his until his wife broke the news that they allegedly belonged to Mr Nuru. According to a petition…

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59th FirstBank Lagos Amateur Golf Open Championship tees-off

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59th  FirstBank Lagos Amateur Golf Open Championship tees-off   Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that the 59th edition of its annually sponsored Lagos Amateur Golf Championship. The tournament teed-off at the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 on Monday, 28 December 2020, according to the bank in a press statement made available to Business Metrics. The competition, which is one of the longest running international amateur events in the country, is endorsed by the United State Golf Association (USGA) and…

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