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FBN: Maximise women’s potential for optimum success

Mrs Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, says for Nigeria to attain the desired success and development, the potentials of its women must be maximised.
Gboyega Oyetola

Summit: Osun to align growth agenda with private sector needs

Osun State Government will use its economic and investment summit to align its growth agenda with the private sector needs, its Summit Planning Co-Chairman, Prof. Olalekan Yinusa, has said.

Ibukun Awosika: Nigeria can indeed earn forex through migration

Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria (FBN), has stated that Nigeria can indeed earn a lot of foreign exchange (FOREX) from the movement of its citizens to other countries.
Abiodun Adedipe

Economist challenges classification of Nigeria as world poverty capital

Nigeria is not the poverty capital of the world, Abiodun Adedipe, an economist and member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, has said.

Elizade university introduces basic medical science courses

The Vice-Chancellor of Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State, Professor Olukayode Hamund, has said the institution would from next academic session, start running courses in basic medical sciences.

CBN’s Aisha Ahmad, others harp on networking

A Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Ahmad, has urged young female workers in financial institutions to leverage on networking to boost their efficiency.

Ibukun Awosika tasks women to shun extravagance to grow wealth

The Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN), Mrs Ibukun Awosika, has challenged women in the country to shun extravagant lifestyle and unnecessary spending if they desired to grow their wealth.
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Covenant University graduates 238 first class honours

A total of 238 students of Covenant University in Ota, Ogun, on Friday graduated with first class honours’ degrees at the institution’s 2017/2018 Convocation.

President Buhari: My government will not tolerate mediocrity under any guise

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, said he would not tolerate mediocrity from any public or private citizen, just as he would go out of his way to reward excellence.

Court fixes tomorrow to rule on N122 billion judgment debt against Shell, FBN

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed tomorrow to rule on the garnishee proceedings filed by some Ogoni chiefs from Ejama community in Rivers State against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and First Bank of Nigeria Limited for their failure to pay a N122 billion judgment debt against Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SDPC).

Minister: Nigeria lags behind smaller African countries in productivity, competitiveness

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says Nigeria is abundantly blessed in human and natural resources, but lags behind smaller or even less-endowed African countries in productivity and competitiveness.

Central bank asks court not to slam First Bank with N122bn judgment debt

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has asked a Federal High Court in Owerri not to make absolute the temporary garnishee order it granted six chiefs representing the Ogoni community, compelling it to pay the sum of N122.53 billion on behalf of First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank).

First Bank chief Ibukun Awosika wants fed govt to diversify economy

The Chairman Board of Directors, First Bank Plc, Mrs Ibukun Awosika, has urged the Federal Government to diversify its economic resource into agriculture.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
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.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’