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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.

May Day: N30,000 minimum wage binding on all employers – minister

The federal government has said the N30, 000 national minimum wage is binding on all employers of labour, including state governments and the private sector.
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 pumps N11.3 trillion loans into economy in five years

Leading Tier-1 deposit money bank (DMB), Zenith Bank Plc granted expansive facilities in loans and advances totaling N11.3 trillion in the past five years: 2016-2020, data from its annual reports has revealed.
Patrick Olusegun Odegbami

Re-setting button of Nigerian football administration

Harrison Jalla, on this matter, is right. Unless the matter of the statutes of federations are fixed, and they can be fixed with some diplomatic dexterity, Nigerian football will be in for another long season of drought when Amaju Pinnick’s tenure ends in the summer of 2022. Only the sports ministry can effectively reset that button. It must start the process now.
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.

CBN boosts non-oil export with N500 billion facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set up a N500 billion non-oil export stimulation facility with the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) to enable exporters process agriculture commodities into other markets in Africa and globally.

SPW: Nigerian government commences partial payment of beneficiaries

The Federal Government has commenced partial payment of the N20,000 monthly stipend to the 774,000 beneficiaries of the Special Public Works programme.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has waded into the dispute between Dangote and BUA companies owned by two business moguls from the state.

Kano governor, others reconcile Dangote, BUA over sugar plant

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has waded into the dispute between Dangote and BUA companies owned by two business moguls from the state.
Liverpool are set to shatter their transfer record to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, according to the Sun.

Manchester United favourites to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona

United came close to signing him last summer but the deal fell through at the last minute because United wanted a loan with option to buy and Barcelona wanted a straight sale. Dembele was also reportedly hesitant about moving away from the Camp Neu.
An indigenous logistics company, Zenith Carex, has written to the Federal Government requesting its intervention to recover over N67 million contract funds allegedly withheld by a United States organisation, Chemonics International.

Nigerian company accuses US firm of withholding N67 million contract fee

An indigenous logistics company, Zenith Carex, has written to the Federal Government requesting its intervention to recover over N67 million contract funds allegedly withheld by a United States organisation, Chemonics International, and its associates over the past two years.
While the rest of the world seemed to stand still in 2020, Tome’s voice surged on as a beacon of hope.

Nigerian French-Canadian star Tome bags Juno awards nomination

While the rest of the world seemed to stand still in 2020, Tome’s voice surged on as a beacon of hope. The Afro-Fusion star’s relentless efforts since last year has reached a zenith as she bags a Juno Awards nomination for the Best Reggae Recording of the year for her last single, “I Pray”, which featured Jamaican superstar, Sean Kingsgton.

Senator Tinubu mourns late Justice Ngwuta

Former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described the Late Supreme Court Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta who died at the weekend as an eminent and erudite jurist whose knowledge of the law and its application was peerless.
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 appoints NUJ member, 18 others permanent secretaries

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has appointed 19 Permanent Secretaries, three Tutors-General and the state Statistician General in the state civil service.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Niger Delta group rejects President Buhari’s nominee for NASDRA chief

A Niger Delta group and civil society organisation, the Niger Delta Coalition for Justice and Equity (NDCJE), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to appoint a Niger-Delta/South-south indigene as the director-general of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), saying it is the turn of the region to assume the position of authority as the director-general of the agency.
A US appeals court has ruled that Customs and Border Protection agents can conduct in-depth searches of phones and laptops, overturning an earlier legal victory for civil liberties groups.

US Border agents can search phones freely under new circuit court ruling

A US appeals court has ruled that Customs and Border Protection agents can conduct in-depth searches of phones and laptops, overturning an earlier legal victory for civil liberties groups. First Circuit Judge Sandra Lynch declared that both basic and “advanced” searches, which include reviewing and copying data without a warrant, fall within “permissible constitutional grounds” at the American border.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Former Zamfara governor quizzed by EFCC

A former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, was quizzed for several hours on Tuesday by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Court orders final forfeiture of ex-Zamfara governor’s money in Zenith, Polaris banks

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the final forfeiture of former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari’s funds domiciled in Zenith and Polaris Banks.

Niger Labour Party rejects Mariam Ogah’s appointment as national chairman

The Niger State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) has rejected the appointment of Mrs Mariam Ogah as the National Chairman of the party, saying the procedure adopted for her appointment “violates the party’s constitution”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday bestowed the national honour of “The Order of Friendship” on Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Moscow.

Afreximbank expands trade finance intermediary initiative, lists eight Nigerian banks

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has increased the number of its trade finance intermediaries (TFIs) to more than 65 in 30 African countries.
Festus Keyamo

774,000 jobs: No fresh recruitment in Nasarawa – chairman

Contrary to speculations that the Chairman, selection committee for Special Public Works programme in Nasarawa State has been replaced, the incumbent Chairman of the federal government special works programme, Dr Kassim Muhammad, has distanced himself from the purported sell of forms to high profile politicians in the state.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian equity market drops by 2.5% this week

After enjoying bullish trend last week, the Nigerian equity market declined 2.5% this week, thanks to losses by Dangote Cement, WAPCO, and Zenith Bank.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE opens week with 0.04 percent loss

The domestic equities market on Monday extended its losing streak with the All-Share Index dropping by 0.04 per cent, as the country officially entered recession.
”I call on President Muhammadu Buhari to take all necessary steps needed to reconnect with the Nigerian Youths and understand the pulse of the Nigerian people. #EndSARS

#EndSARS: Court grants central bank’s request to freeze account of protest promoters

The Governor of the apex bank, Godwin Emefiele, had on Tuesday, October 20, filed an ex-parte court application to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a public affairs company adjudged to be mastermind of the recent nationwide protests against police brutality in Nigeria.

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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.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to connect 100 schools to internet in May – governor

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday said the state government would connect no fewer than 100 schools to internet by the end of May.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has held meeting with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation in his resolve to sanitize the country’s football administration.

Minister: NYSC remains major promoter of national unity

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, says all hands must be on deck to support the National Youth Service Corps as it has been a major promoter of Nigeria’s unity.

President Buhari suspends NPA chief

Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi’s two-year plot to shove aside Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman, materialised last night as President Muhammadu Buhari approved his request to suspend her with immediate effect, according to a national daily.

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Manchester City have matched their own record for most consecutive away victories in the Premier League with a convincing 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Manchester City equal Premier League away record after beating Crystal Palace

Manchester City have matched their own record for most consecutive away victories in the Premier League with a convincing 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Workers Day: Senate president urges labour to consider higher national interest always

Ahead of the May 1 Workers Day celebration, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, Senator urged organised labour to always look at the larger picture and consider higher national interest in their responses to government policies and actions.
FILE PHOTO- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin attends a news conference in Beijing, China December 14, 2020. REUTERS-Thomas Peter

China condemns G7 statement censuring Beijing, supporting Taiwan

China condemned on Thursday a joint statement by G7 foreign ministers that expressed support for Chinese-claimed Taiwan and cast Beijing as a bully, saying it was a gross interference in China’s internal affairs
The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr Daniel Olukoya, has enjoined Nigerians to deploy the power of God against woes bedevilling the nation.

MFM general overseer urges Nigerians to deploy God’s power against national woes

The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr Daniel Olukoya, has enjoined Nigerians to deploy the power of God against woes bedevilling the nation.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

May Day: Benue governor assures workers of steady welfare

Gov. Samuel Ortom has assured Benue State workers of steady welfare in spite of continuous dwindling resources in the country and other challenges facing the state.