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Union Bank of Nigeria (“UBN”) was established in 1917 and is one of Nigeria’s long-standing and most respected financial institutions, offering a portfolio of banking services to individuals, SMEs, commercial and corporate clients.

Zenith, Access Banks express interest to acquire Union Bank

Two Nigerian lenders – Zenith Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc – are among the list of financial institutions from Africa and the Middle East that have indicated an interest in the acquisition of Union Bank Plc and other African assets of Atlas Mara Group, a Pan-African banking group.
Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo has emerged the second position on the “Time Higher Education 2021 Emerging Economies University Ranking”.

LASU partners US varsity on teaching of GNS courses

Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Triune Biblical University, Global Extension, USA, on the teaching of General Nigeria Studies (GNS) courses in the institution. Newsmen report that the...
Nigerian fintech companies accrued most investments on the continent despite the impact of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Nigerian fintech companies secured most investments in Africa – report

Nigerian fintech companies accrued most investments on the continent despite the impact of coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Hugo Broos: Bafana Bafana ‘not a tougher job than Cameroon

Hugo Broos says he has “always wanted” to be Bafana Bafana coach and believes he has what it takes to deliver the desired upturn in results.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

Food scarcity: Why President Buhari must assent to PVP bill now – experts

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) in collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Bill now, stressing that it will unlock potentials across Nigeria’s Agricultural ecosystem while protecting farmers.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

CAF, FIFA confer Liberia’s president with ambassador of inter-school project

In continuation of a three-nation tour by Dr. Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), which newsmen reported on recently, a joint CAF and FIFA delegation arrived in Liberia on Thursday, to hold meetings in Monrovia with the Liberian Football Association and government officials.

Hugo Broos takes over as Bafana Bafana manager

On Wednesday, the South African Football Association (SAFA) appointed Hugo Broos as the new Bafana Bafana coach. Broos, a Belgian football coach, had previously managed the Cameroonian senior men’s national football team and is expected in the Rainbow Nation next week.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to launch 500 new buses next week

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to introduce 500 small new buses to the state by next week Thursday in a bid to provide alternatives to local motorcycles.
A fire incident occurred at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Monday, officials said.

FIRS to deduct tax from defaulters’ bank accounts, other assets

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it will begin to deduct tax liabilities from defaulters’ bank accounts.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan (C) arrives to address a joint Parliament session of Kenyan Members of Parliament and Senators in Nairobi, Kenya, May 5, 2021. REUTERS-Monicah Mwangi

Kenya and Tanzania ease cross-border business rules as relations thaw

Kenya will waive work and business permits for investors from its neighbour Tanzania, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday, as his counterpart made similar overtures in a thawing of often frosty relations between the two countries.
Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Grobank formally becomes Access Bank South Africa

Following the completion of all regulatory procedures, Grobank Limited has been officially renamed Access Bank South Africa Limited. The deal was finalised after Access Bank’s acquisition of controlling shares in the former Grobank Limited, South Africa.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

VP Osinbajo: Startup ecosystem critical to the future of Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the startup ecosystem is one of the vital tools in finding solutions to Nigeria and Africa’s various challenges.
FILE PHOTO- People crowd to get food rations from a charity kitchen in Sanaa, Yemen July 20, 2020. REUTERS-Khaled Abdullah-File Photo

Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises in 2020

Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and weather extremes, and the outlook for this year is again grim, according to a report by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC)
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigerian minister: 420,000 women, 21,000 babies HIV-infected in 2019

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has expressed concern over new paediatric HIV infections in children aged 0-4 years.

Whistleblower petitions EFCC, justice minister over corruption in maritime academy

A whistleblower in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron in Akwa Ibom State, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute the management of the institution over multiple fraud, as well as systemic and perennial corruption.
9. The National Security Council (NSC) has reconvened at the State House, Abuja, with President Muhammadu Buhari presiding.

Nigeria army dismisses suggestions of military takeover

Nigeria's armed forces have dismissed suggestions that they should take over from President Muhammadu Buhari, who is facing mounting pressure over the country's worsening insecurity.

Qatar 2022: CAF set to delay African World Cup qualifiers

Next month’s opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers for Africa are set to be delayed because a host of stadiums lack Confederation of African Football approval, sources told AFP on Tuesday.
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday hosted popular Nigerian comedy group, Ikorodu Bois.

Lagos governor celebrates Ikorodu Bois

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday hosted popular Nigerian comedy group, Ikorodu Bois.
Dr Benson Bana, Tanzanian High Commissioner to Nigeria, said this known on the sidelines of the Tanzania-Nigeria Tourism, Investment and Trade (TN-TIT) forum, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Tanzanian envoy: Nigeria’s visa policy worthy of emulation in Africa

The new Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 (NVP 2020) is worthy of emulation in Africa.
FILE PHOTO: A health worker talks to her colleagues as they prepare to receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the COVAX scheme against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi

Vaccine hesitancy slows Africa’s coronavirus inoculation drive

When Edith Serem received her COVID-19 vaccination last month at a hospital in Nairobi where she works as a doctor, nurses jokingly warned she might start speaking in a foreign language.
The second edition of the African Minifootball Confederation (AMC) Cup of Nations has been scheduled to hold in Ibadan the capital of Oyo state in Nigeria from July 8-17.

Nigeria hosts six-nation Aisha Buhari Cup

Six of the best women football playing nations in Africa, including South Africa, Cameroun, Mali, Morocco, and Ghana will converge on Nigeria for the Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament billed to hold in September.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan advocates media freedom, responsible journalism

Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on governments in Africa to ensure press freedom in their countries even as it calls on media professionals to use information as a tool for nation-building.

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England’s chances of winning the Euro 2020 tournament this year have been boosted by the success of the Premier League clubs in the Champions League and Europa League, says Harry Kane.

Euro 2020: Club success in Europe can give England edge – Harry Kane

England’s chances of winning the Euro 2020 tournament this year have been boosted by the success of the Premier League clubs in the Champions League and Europa League, says Harry Kane.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Ghana takes delivery of 350,000 coronavirus vaccines from DRC

Ghana has been sent 350,000 more AstraZeneca vaccines to help in the fight against the deadly coronavirus disease.
Hertha Berlin climbed out of the Bundesliga relegation places on Thursday with a 3-0 home win over Freiburg in their second match after coming out of a two-week quarantine.

Bundesliga: Hertha down Freiburg to climb out of relegation places

Hertha Berlin climbed out of the Bundesliga relegation places on Thursday with a 3-0 home win over Freiburg in their second match after coming out of a two-week quarantine.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer created history at Manchester United on Thursday night after the Red Devils knocked out Roma and qualified for this season’s Europa League final.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer creates history at Manchester United after Europa League final qualification

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer created history at Manchester United on Thursday night after the Red Devils knocked out Roma and qualified for this season’s Europa League final.
Union Bank of Nigeria (“UBN”) was established in 1917 and is one of Nigeria’s long-standing and most respected financial institutions, offering a portfolio of banking services to individuals, SMEs, commercial and corporate clients.

Zenith, Access Banks express interest to acquire Union Bank

Two Nigerian lenders – Zenith Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc – are among the list of financial institutions from Africa and the Middle East that have indicated an interest in the acquisition of Union Bank Plc and other African assets of Atlas Mara Group, a Pan-African banking group.

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
The worst that people feared about the missing Akwa Ibom woman has happened, Iniobong Umoren, the Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, who left her home for a supposedly job interview in the outskirt of Uyo, has been raped and killed.

Police: Missing woman raped, killed in Akwa Ibom

The worst that people feared about the missing Akwa Ibom woman has happened, Iniobong Umoren, the Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, who left her home for a supposedly job interview in the outskirt of Uyo, has been raped and killed by a man who said he had a job opportunity for her.
Nollywood actress Biodun Okeowo has vowed to lay curses on her colleague, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha if he is found guilty of paedophilia.

Mr Latin: Why TAMPPAN cannot ban Baba Ijesha

Veteran Nollywood actor, Bolaji Amusan aka as Mr. Latin has stated why one of his colleagues, Olanrewaju James alias Baba Ijesha cannot be banned from Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPPAN).

NOA sensitises Oyo residents ahead of council election

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has embarked on sensitisation of residents of some local government areas in Oyo State, ahead of the May 22 council elections.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Deputy senate president hails Nigerian workers

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has felicitated with the Nigerian workers as they join their counterparts across the globe to celebrate the 2021 International Workers’ Day.