NIMASA: Stakeholders Knock Peterside One year in Office

By Bayo Bernard For many days now the NIMASA Press Centre, www.nimasa.gov.ng/press-center has been unavailable. The development coincided with one year appointment of Dakuku Peterside as Director General, Nigeria Maritime and Safety Agency, NIMASA. As usual the agency has rolled out the drums to celebrate Peterside who came to office one year ago brimming with ideas on how he planned to reposition the agency. Many stakeholders who watched the young CEO of the top maritime agency laid out his plans to take NIMASA out of the woods, had applauded him…

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HOW FIDELITY BANK COLLABORATE WITH 419NERS TO DUPE CUSTOMERS

BY SHEDRACK IFURUEZE `Facts have emerged on how Fidelity Bank, a new generation bank in Nigeria has encouraged its customers to engage in what some customers call monkey business. In one of its slogans in order to entice customers, Fidelity bank plc told stakeholders of the bank who care to know that the bank keep its word in the world of business. Recession or no recession.To economy watchers and the innocent customers of the bank, the slogan has been a major source of attraction in doing business. Beyond the deceptive…

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Breaking: Senate Asks Custom CG, Hameed Ali to Resign

By Akinwale Kasali The Senate few minutes ago have asked the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hammed Ali (retd.) to resign his appointment. The lawmakers made the call at the plenary on Wednesday, following the failure of Ali to honour the invite of the senate. Ali and the senate have been at loggerheads over his failure to appear before the senate in his custom uniform. Details later…..

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2019 Presidential Election:APC Sells Dummy To Southeast Defectors…Promises Ndigbo Non-Existing Presidential Ticket

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   From all indications, what some observers have termed, APC’s machinations against the Southeast are yielding bountiful fruits. Top party sources told this Magazine that rash of defections of a number of notable politicians from the zone is traceable to secret, verbal promise which important stakeholders in the party from the North had made to select Southeast leaders. Some South east leaders with soft spot for the APC and Buhari , it has been alleged, was told that the President may not likely seek second term and…

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Governor’s Deny Alleged Diversion of Paris-London Club Refunds

By Oji Odu The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has refuted allegations that monies accruing to states from the Paris and London Club refunds have ended in private pockets. The 36 state Governors contended that nothing illegal had been committed in the entire process leading to the final disbursement of the first tranche of Paris-London Clubs’ repayment of the excess deductions from states’ coffers and the refund to states. In a statement by the Head, Media and Public Affairs, NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the governors regretted that the Paris-London Club refunds have…

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AMCON sells Keystone Bank to Northern interests

In line with the current Northernisation policy, the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, has sold Keystone Bank to the Sigma Golf-Riverbank consortium, comprising of Sigma Golf Nigeria Limited and Riverbank Investment Resources Limited. Keystone Bank, formally BankPHB, is the last of the three banks to be sold.Already, Mainstreet Bank and Enterprise Bank has been sold. The consortium is being financed by the Modibos-Umar Hamidu Modibbo and Adamu Mu’azu Modibo. Over a year ago, AMCON asked for expression of interest in the sale of the Bank, resulting in 18 firms…

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Scientists Says Overweight Teenage Boys Risk Liver Cancer as Adults

Is your teenage son overweight? If yes, researchers have a dire warning for you! A new study suggests that men who are overweight in their late teens have a distinctly higher risk of developing liver cancer later in life. Worse still, obese teenage boys are also more likely to suffer from other severe liver diseases, many of which are often fatal, scientists warn. According to a research published on Tuesday in peer-reviewed journal Gut, experts examined data from more than 1.2 million Swedish men enlisted for conscription between 1969 and 1996. This was…

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LASG Seals over 100 Tables Water Factories

In celebrating the 2017 World Water day, the Lagos State Government has announced that it has sealed off over 100 table water factories across the state over production and distribution of substandard drinkable water in the state. The government added that no fewer than 200 houses in the state had been sanctioned for discharging their sewage and wastewater into public drains. Speaking at the 2017 World Water Day with the theme, ‘Wastewater,’ the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commissions, Kabir Abdullahi, said the state would make sure…

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“D’Banj’s Parent Financed Mo’Hits” -Don Jazzy Reveals

MAVIN record boss, Don Jazzy, has revealed that it was not all about making money when he started his musical career. He made the revelation during a chat with Big Brother Naija housemates when he paid a surprise courtesy visit to the Big Brother house on during the week. Responding to questions from housemates, the seasoned music producer said that he was never money conscious because all he wanted to do was make music. He stressed that he was never bothered even when he wasn’t paid after doing gigs and…

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One Year After: Nigerians Remember Nomoreloss

By Akinwale Kasali The late ‘Iyawo Asiko‘ crooner, Olumuyiwa Osinuga, bid the world farewell over 365 days ago. Millions of Nigerians took to the social media to remember the late musician.  Heartfelt emotions ran high on social media when some notable Nigerian entertainers remembered  their departed colleague popularly known as Nomoreloss. The multi-talented singer and comedian, best known for hit songs such as ‘Iyawo Asiko’ and ‘Let Them Say” died on March 21, 2016, after losing the battle with typhoid fever. Some of his colleagues who took to the social…

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Super Eagles Battle Ready for Senegal and Burkina Faso

by Akinwale Kasali Portugal-based midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo  and Bosnia-Herzegovina-based defender Musa Muhammed will  arrive  at the Super Eagles camp in London on Wednesday after enduring  plenty of pains  to obtain  visas to enter Britain  ahead of their friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Nigeria face Senegal’s Teranga Lions on Thursday  – and   Burkina Faso’s Stallions on March 27  in the English capital. Spokesman for the  Nigeria Football Federation Ademola Olajire confirmed that Feirense’s  Etebo and Zeljeznicar’s  Musa, as well  as Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, would  join their colleagues…

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Eight Persons Die in Fresh Bomb Attacks in Borno State

By Akinwale Kasali Not less than eight persons were killed by suicide bombers who unleashed terror on residents of Maiduguri, Borno State early this morning. In a fresh orgy of bombing on the city by suspected Boko Haram terrorists group, over 25 persons sustained various degrees of injuries. The National Emergency management Agency, NEMA, gave a graphic details of the events that led to the death of vcitims, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the North East Zone Director of NEMA, in a statement said that series of bomb blast have occurred in three…

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Odemweingie Joins Indonesian Club

By Akinwale Kasali Nigerian International, Peter Osaze Odemweingie has teamed up with Ghanaian star, Michael Essien, at the Indonesian league. Both players signed for Indonesia League One club side, Madura United. The Russian born Nigerian will be unveiled in some days’ time as their marquee signing. Odemweingie becomes the next high profile signing of the Indonesian club, following the signing of Essien last week. Haruna Soemitro, Madura United manager, confirmed Odemweingie’s arrival to the media, and his hopeful that the experience of Odemweingie would spur the team to greater heights…

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Commissioner Slumps and Die in Plateau State while Jogging with Governor

By Akinwale Kasali Samuel Galadima, Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development in Plateau State died early this morning, Wednesday, while jogging with Governor Simon Lalong at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos. Emmanuel Nanle, the Director of Press Affairs in the state confirmed the death of Galadima. Nanle said that the late commissioner slumped while jogging and was immediately rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital where he was grasping for breath before he gave up the ghost. Nanle added that doctors tried their best in stabilizing him, unfortunately he couldn’t make…

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Senate Probes Saraki Over SUV Imports

By Stephen Ubanna The trouble between Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS and the Senate has taken a new dimension as the upper Chamber  moves  to probe  Bukola  Saraki, the Senate President  linked with the imports of a N298 million bullet proof SUV vehicle seized by  the `Customs. The  Senators are not happy at the news making the rounds that Saraki had imported an SUV bullet proof vehicle which was impounded by the   Customs at the instance of Ali, the Customs boss. The Lawmakers…

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