United States, United Kingdom Threaten Visa Ban On Nigerians

Ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 general elections, both the United States of America and the United Kingdom have threatened to punish anyone found guilty of either instigating violence or plotting to rig the elections. In separate statements issued on Thursday by the Embassy of the United States and the British High Commission in Abuja, the two countries pledged their commitment to ensuring free and fair elections in the country, saying the 2019 elections “is important not only for Nigeria, but for the African continent.” These statements are coming on the heels…

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Bobrisky Calls Odunlade Adekola A Senseless Idiot

Bobrisky took to his Instagram page to slam Odunlade Adekola, calling the popular Yoruba actor a senseless idiot. The recent post by the self-claimed male barbie was as a result of a recent video by Odunlade, in which he spoke about Nigerian crossdressers. Bobrisky wrote while calling out the actor; “Good morning guys I’m so pissed but that won’t stop me saying good morning to my beautiful fans across the world. Dis man in dis video is a Yoruba actor with empty brain like fish net. Let me start from…

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Emiliano Sala: Guernsey Police Deliver Search Update

Guernsey Police have begun a coastal search as they continue to look for the missing plane which carried Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. Two days of searching has resulted in notrace of the missing aircraft. On Monday, the plane with Sala and Ibbotson disappeared from radar near the Channel Islands. It had been flying at 5,000 feet but was at 2,300 when Jersey air traffic controllers lost contact. On Wednesday, Guernsey police were working on the possibility Sala and Ibbotson may still be alive but unable to…

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AMCON: Six banks pay N155.45 billion into sinking fund in three years

Six commercial banks have made payments totaling N155.45 billion into the sinking fund of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) within three years, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. NAN reports that Access Bank, GTBank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Fidelity Bank, FCMB Group and Sterling Bank made the payments between 2015 and 2017. Data obtained from the banks’ annual reports showed that Access Bank paid the highest amount of N39.59 billion: N12.06 billion in 2015, N12.06 billion in 2016 and N15.47 billion in 2017. It was followed by…

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Sterling bank intensifies debt recovery drive

Sterling Bank Plc has said it will always adopt amicable resolution or when necessary, drastic legal actions to achieve debt recovery outcomes. Such strategies include restructuring for accelerated payoffs and possible foreclosure or disposal of pledged assets of defaulting debtors. This is expected to ensure a progressive drop in the bank’s non-performing loan (NPL) ratio which has decreased significantly year on year since 2016. Commenting on the intensified debt recovery drive, the bank’s Group Head, Credit Collection and Recovery, Abiodun Aderoju, said: “Sterling Bank witnessed a 383 per cent increase…

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Court Orders Police To Explain Why Dino melaye Is Still Being Detained

An Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama today ordered the police to show cause over it’s continued detention of Senator Dino Melaye who has been in police custody since January 4th. Justice Yusuf Halilu gave the order after Melaye’s counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) informed the court that his client has been in police custody since Jan. 4 against what the law stipulated. “We are talking about the liberty of a citizen not because he is a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, but a citizen, this is contrary…

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N’assembly Resumes Plenary Today

The National Assembly will resume plenary today after a 25- day adjournment. The lawmakers had on December 20, 2018 adjourned plenary till January 16 a day after receiving the N8.8 Trillion 2019 budget from President Muhammadu Buhari. Sources close to the lawmakers said that the highlight of today’s plenary will be the formal presentation of the 2019 Appropriation Bill to both chambers of the National Assembly by Senator Danjuma Goje (APC Gombe) and Hon. Mustapha Bala (APC Kano), Chairmen of Senate and House Committee on Appropriations, respectively. A ranking Senator…

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Kwara Bans Street Campaigns, Rallies

Following the repeated violent attacks in Ilorin, Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed has banned street rallies in Kwara State after setting up a joint task force to curb the incidents. The governor made the announcement during a state broadcast, yesterday, in which he reiterated that his government would not let the state slide back to the dark era of fear and violence. He said only political rallies in designated areas and with prior notification to the state police command would be allowed henceforth. “The state police command is hereby authorised to ensure…

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We Need To Get The Local Governments Working Again – Jimi Agbaje

The Lagos gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje has said that the state’s local governments need to get working again. Jimi Agbaje made this statement while responding to a question at The Platform’s Lagos Governorship Debate. Agbaje in a reaction to questions about gridlocks in Lagos said that the key is to “get the local governments working again” adding that the grassroots play a great roll in making state function optimally. The PDP gubernatorial candidate said that planning ahead is crucial if Lagos must overcome its…

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