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GT Bank takes control of Kenya’s FINA Bank

After the acquisition of a 70 per cent stake of Fina Bank, one of Nigeria’s financial power houses, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) has taken full control of the bank, which has now been rechristened. Making the announcement of the acquisition, Governor of Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Prof Njuguna Ndung’u, stated “The approval for acquisition takes effect as from November ... Read More »

Sokoto EXCO approves mass defection from PDP to APC

Governor Aliyu Wamakko

While there are reports of overtures to reconcile the five PDP Governors who have since moved to the rival, the war of attrition seems to have reached the door of no return in Sokoto State as the Sokoto State Executive Council yesterday, December 9, 2013 approved mass defection of the people of the state to the All Progressives Congress ( ... Read More »

British-born Footballer Sam Sodje arrested in football spot –fixing mess

British-born Footballer Sam Sodje

Greenwich, England born former Premier League footballer, Sam Sodje is in hot soup. The player whose parents are from Warri, Delta State, Nigeria is now enmeshed in a knotty football spot-fixing mess that can permanently end his career, send him to jail and bring his family into disrepute. Sodje who was capped four times by Nigeria was filmed by an ... Read More »

The world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela

The world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela

South Africa was enveloped in mourning, world leaders and their citizens, openly grieved and social media erupted when news broke that Former President of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has died at age 95. It was the news the world had dreaded for years but knew it would be inevitable following his recent bouts with a lung disease that put ... Read More »

All set for the Brazil 2014 world cup draw today

FIFA President, Sepp Blatter

All players, experts and lovers of football will be hooked to the upmarket coastal resort town of Costa de Sauipe in the Province of Bahia where the much-awaited Brazil 2014 World Cup Draw is scheduled to be held. The draw which will see 32 countries do battle for the 20th edition of the football fiesta is expected to reveal very ... Read More »

Trouble brews in keystone bank

Phillip Ikeazor, MD, Keystone Bank

Following the unceremonious sack of Fifty-two senior staffers by new Managing Director of Keystone Bank, Philip Ikeazor, trouble seems to be looming at the shaky financial institution. We gathered that the affected workers have not only threatened to go to court due to unpaid entitlements but have alleged a number of atrocities against the MD in a statement released in ... Read More »

Fendi furnishing arrives Nigeria

Fendi furnishing arrives Nigeria

It seems Nigeria is now gradually becoming the hob for world-class brands across the continent with news that the furnishing arm of Fendi, the Luxury brand founded in 1925 in Rome, Italy will berth in Lagos this December. Fendi, which is known for its clothes, shoes, bags, perfumes and other products will be officially available from December 15 courtesy of ... Read More »

Richard Branson writes on how to find a fulfilling career

Richard Branson writes on how to find a fulfilling career

WATCH THE FILM HERE One of the things I’m most thankful for as I wake each morning is having a job that I love. Not only that, it’s incredibly rewarding to be surrounded by people who also love what they do. Virgin is a company that prides itself on a happy, motivated workforce. Sadly there are a lot of people ... Read More »

Is president Jonathan sick?

President Goodluck Jonathan

How healthy is Nigeria’s President, H.E. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan? This is the big question on the lips of many people as it was announced on Monday that Mr. President and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan would be paying a private visit to Germany on his way to Paris where he is scheduled to attend the in the Summit on Peace ... Read More »

Nigerian traders lose case against Ghana at ECOWAS court

Some Nigerian traders led by the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) and the Nigerian Union of Traders Association, Ghana (NUTAG who felt they were going to be the hardest hit by a new law in Ghana and took the matter to the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice have lost the case. The Court rejected the arguments of the traders ... Read More »