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Fitch upgrades Access Bank’s National Rating to ‘A+’

Fitch Ratings, a leading global rating agency in its latest report, has upgraded Access Bank’s National Long-Term Rating to ‘A+ from ‘A. At the same time, Fitch affirmed the bank’s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘B’.

Federal govt fails to implement report of police reforms c’ttee

The federal government has failed to fund the Nigeria Police in line with the report of the Presidential Committee on Police Reforms in Nigeria that recommended an estimate of N2.8 trillion be spent in a period of five years to radically transform the police, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, disclosed wednesday.

ICPC drags Access Bank, 2 top staff to court over alleged contempt of court

Two top staff and management of Access Bank Plc have been charged with contempt of court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offence Commission (ICPC).

Access Bank posts profit of N56.4 billion in 9 months

Access Bank Plc has announced a profit after tax of N56.4 billion for nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Bank credit to private sector rises to N22.2trn

Banking sector credit to the private sector increased year-on-year to N22.172 trillion at the end of July 2017, compared with the N21.978 trillion it stood at the end of June 2017.

Access Bank takes impairment on 9mobile loan

Nigeria's Access Bank said on Wednesday it had booked a 4 billion naira ($13 million) impairment on its loan to troubled telecoms firm 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria.

Access Bank gross N246.6bn in first 6 months in 2017

Access Bank Plc on Wednesday announced gross earnings of N246.6 billion for the 2017 half year ended June 30, 2017.

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PDP: INEC will announce false result in 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, under the leadership of Prof Mahmood Yakubu.

Police arrest mastermind of Benue killings

Following strict orders by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to his Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and other operational apparatus of the police, the mastermind of the Fulani herdsmen responsible for the recent attacks in Benue State, was arrested by the police.

Villarreal player Ruben Semedo arrested after ‘violent incident’

Villarreal's Portuguese defender Ruben Semedo was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of holding somebody against their will and causing injury, a source close to the investigation told AFP.

Osun urges federal govt to declare state of emergency on Fulani herdsmen attack

The Osun State Government has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the ongoing Fulani herdsmen menace in order to checkmate the killings.

Taraba govt suspends anti-open grazing law

The Taraba State Government has temporarily suspended the Anti-Open Grazing law in the state to allow for some amendments as farmers and herdsmen agree to shield swords.

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White House blames Russia for NotPetya cyberattack

The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating ‘NotPetya’ cyberattack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine’s infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

INEC raises committee to probe underage voting in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Friday constituted a panel to probe the recent cases of possible underage voting in Kano State.

No terror link in NSA shooting – FBI

The shooting incident on Wednesday at the headquarters of the US National Security Agency outside Washington does not appear to be a terror attack, an FBI official said.

Winter Olympics: Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo finishes in 20th in heats 1 and 2 of...

Nigeria’s first female skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, finished in the 20th position after Heats 1 and 2 of her event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Friday.