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War On Corruption: Abati replies Tambuwal

Dr. Reuben Abati

Following the scathing attack of the Presidency by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Presidential Spokesperson, Dr. Reuben has fired back, stating that President Jonathan has not taken his eye off the ball when it comes to the fight against corruption. Dr. Abati who is the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity commented on the matter ... Read More »

Elumelu, Transcorp executives visit NSE to announce impressive achievement


Heirs Holdings (http://www.heirsholdings.com), the pan-African proprietary investment company with interests in key economic sectors, has again demonstrated its transformational ability over ailing businesses as one of its major investments, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria plc (Transcorp), presented its laudable achievements of 2013 to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) this afternoon. Management officials visited the NSE today for a ‘facts behind the ... Read More »

Saraki calls for state of emergency on unemployment

Senator Bukola Saraki

Sen. Bukola Saraki has urged called the Federal Government of Nigeria to declare a state of emergency on unemployment among youths to enhance peace and security in the country. Saraki made the call in Ilorin while speaking at a one-day technical summit for unemployed youths in the state. The lawmaker, who spoke on the topic “Youths Unemployment in Kwara State, ... Read More »

Tambuwal, EFCC trade words on anti-corruption war


Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Chairman, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have traded blames on why the war on corruption has woefully failed. Speaking at different events hosted to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day, Tambuwal openly called the Presidency and the EFCC as failing in their duties to fight the menace, while, ... Read More »

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 »