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  • The Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc has appointed the Executive Director, North, Alhaji Mohammed Balarabe, as the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive of the bank with immediate effect subject to regulatory approval.

    The appointment, according to a statement by the bank on Monday, fo...

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    By  Anthony Chuka Konwea, P.E.: Ali Banza and the Forty Herdsmen “The apprentice burglar whose father instigates to burgle a house, does not bother with the niceties of gingerly inserting himself. Out of zeal to make a good impression, he smashes down the front door with his bare feet.” A local proverb (Writer’s warning: Readers’ discretion is advised as this piece may contain some graphic content.) It was easily the biggest congregation of cattle ever seen by many in Negera. Even according to some herdsmen themselves, they had never quite seen…
    Written on Saturday, 30 April 2016 18:27 in Parliament
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    By Paul Ehime: Ghana’s New Visa Plan, African Unity Rhetoric President John Dramani Mahama, in a State of the Nation address to mark Ghana’s 59th independence anniversary on March 6, 2016, made two important pronouncements with foreign relations implications. The first was his government’s plan to improve the knowledge and usage of French language in Anglophone Ghana, which is surrounded by French speaking nations. The advantages of this strategic initiative, if effectively implemented, are many. The second policy statement of international import, but which almost escaped media attention is that,…
    Written on Sunday, 17 April 2016 13:44 in Parliament
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    Written on Monday, 11 April 2016 01:21 in Parliament

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    Diezani to face trial over $115m bribe to INEC officials The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has hinted that former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke will face trial over the $115million (N23.29bn) bribe paid the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the 36 states ahead of the 2015 general elections. After investigation, EFCC operatives believe the $115m doled out by Diezani and her associates through Fidelity Bank came from proceeds of stolen crude oil. The companies who fronted for Diezani by transferring money into Fidelity Bank account on her behalf are Northern Belt Gas Company Limited; Auctus Integrated; Midwestern Oil and Gas; and Lenoil, owned by Laitan Adesanya. Out of the N23.29 billion distributed by Fidelity Bank, Gesila Khan, who was the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Rivers States at the time got N185.8million. She is now the REC of Cross River state. Fidelia Omoile (Electoral Officer in Isoko-South Local Government Area of Delta State) got N112.5 million; Uluochi Obi Brown INEC’s Administrative Secretary in Delta State got N111,500,000. A former Deputy Director of INEC in Cross River State, Edem Okon Effanga was paid N241,127,000 and the Head of Voter Education in INEC in Akwa Ibom, Immaculata Asuquo also got N214,127,000. The EFCC is still compiling…
    Written on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 02:42 in Business and Economy Read 14 times
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    234Naira Presents Made In Nigeria Music & Comedy Show 2016 & XclusiveNigeria Got Great Talent Show 2016 234naira.com proudly presents a double entertainment fiesta - Made In Nigeria Music & Comedy Show 2016 ( MINM&C Show ) and Xclusivenigeria Got Great Talent Show 2016 ( XNGGT Show ) in November, in Abuja. The back to back entertainment fiesta is billed for the same day at the same venue in Nigeria's Federal Capital City. The organizers said in a statement that the Made In Nigeria Music & Comedy Show 2016 is established by X365radio.com and X365tv.com to provide a platform in Nigeria for new talents in music and comedy to show off their skills and to launch their careers in Nigeria's lucrative entertainment industry. According to the organizers, the Xclusivenigeria Got Great Talent Show, established by Xclusivenigeria.com - Nigeria's Internet Newspaper - was conceived to provide a platform for talented Nigerian youths in - music, comedy, dance, theatre and the performing arts - to show off their talents, and to launch their careers in Nigeria's lucrative entrainment industry. The organizers said interested participants and sponsors are invited to participate in one or both shows, and they should join the conversation below by posting their interest, bio, photos, videos, and contact information.The dates and venue of the show will…
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