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A Zenith Bank logo is seen on a sign on top of the bank in Freetown, Sierra Leone August 19, 2017. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zenith Bank emerges Best Bank in Nigeria at the Banker’s Bank of the Year...

Zenith Bank Plc has emerged as Bank of the Year in Nigeria in The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2020. This is coming on the heels of the awards as the Most Valuable Banking Brand in Nigeria and the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital by The Banker won earlier in the year.
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UBA clinches ‘Bank of the Year 2020’ award in six countries

In obvious recognition of its brand acceptance and its role in facilitating economic development across Africa, six subsidiaries of pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc have been named ‘Bank of the Year 2020’ by the Banker Magazine, leading global finance news publication published by Financial Times of London.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Former Unity Bank manager for ATM fraud

The Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction of Adam kaka Adam.

BMO: Godwin Emefiele is a better CBN governor now than in PDP years

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has expressed surprise that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could accuse Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele of incompetence and partisanship.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank gives conditions for opening Form ‘M’ where unavoidable

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has listed conditions to allow the opening of Forms ‘M’ by companies whose forex payments are unavoidably routed through a buying company, agent, or other third parties.
Turkey’s central bank increased its benchmark interest rate to 15 percent. The lira gained against the dollar.

Turkish central bank raises interest rates to 15 percent

Monetary policymakers hiked borrowing costs from 10.25 percent, the central bank said in a statement on Thursday. All funding to banks will be carried out at the benchmark rate, the central bank said, ending a policy of setting policy via a so-called interest rate corridor.
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Charly Boy: I have become role model for marriage

Veteran singer, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy, has said that he has become a role model for the institution of marriage.

Lagos government urged to enforce virus safety protocols in public transport

Some residents of Lagos have appealed to the state government to enforce the use of face masks in its transport facilities to avert a spike in the cases of COVID-19.

Banker in court over ‘N3.8 million theft’ in Lagos

A 34-year-old banker, Temidayo Fabumoye, on Friday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, charged with stealing N3.8 million from his employer.

Former banker, civil servants arraigned for N140 million ‘ghost worker’ fraud

The Federal Government on Monday arraigned four civil servants and a former banker on charges of perpetrating a fraud involving over N140m through the manipulation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System to input details of ghost workers in 2017.
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Alex Otti sets to declare for APC

A foremost banker and 2019 Abia All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate Dr Alex Otti is set to declare for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA extends mandate of Egyptian FA for four months

The interim committee that manages the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said it got an approval from world governing body FIFA to stay for four more months to carry out its pending tasks.

Nigerians urges government not to open sporting facilities

A section of sports enthusiasts have called on the government to extend the lockdown on sporting facilities across the country due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Some Kaduna residents have taken advantage of the State Government’s imposed 24-hour curfew to curb Coronavirus Disease spread, to get their bodies in shape, newsmen report. 4

Kaduna residents defy curfew, jog to keep shape

Some Kaduna residents have taken advantage of the State Government’s imposed 24-hour curfew to curb Coronavirus Disease spread, to get their bodies in shape, newsmen report.

Paris Club refund: Court orders Katsina to pay firm N13.3 billion

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Katsina State Government to pay a firm, Mauritz Walton Nigerian Ltd, N13.3 billion for the debt management services it rendered to the state.

Former VP Sambo hails President Buhari over border closure

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the border closure, describing it as one of the most impactful policies of the administration.

Ecobank announces new appointments and changes on the board

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI, the Lome-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, announces two new appointments and changes on its Board of Directors.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office. 3

N2.2 billion fraud trial: How we moved N200 million cash from Ayodele Fayose’s residence...

The N2.2bn fraud trial of former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, resumed on Thursday with a banker, Johnson Abidakun, narrating to the court how Fayose in April 2016 invited his bank to move N200m cash from his residence for lodgment in an account in the bank.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.