First Bank PLC sealed off in abia state…SEE REASONS

The Abia State Board of Internal Revenue, Tuesday, closed the Corporate head office of the First bank PLC located along Goods Shade, off Bank Road, Umuahia for non-payment of the sum of N 5,916,568.00 being the outstanding balance of Abia PLUC fees in respect of the twenty-two (22) branches of the bank in Abia State for 2018 and 2019.

In an order from the High Court of Abia State which was made available to newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital, the court ordered that an order be made mandating the defendant (First bank) to remit or pay to the claimant (Abia State Internal Revenue Board) through Abia PLUC the outstanding sum of N 5,916,568.00 being the outstanding balance of their fees in respect of First bank’s twenty-two (22) branches in Abia State for 2018-2019 respectively.

The matter is between the Abia State Internal Revenue Board and First Bank PLC.

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EFCC Storms Modzak Hotel & arrest Kingpin And 26 Other yahoo boys

EFCC officials during operation on Wednesday (4th dec 2019), busted a Lagos hotel believed to be a hideout for cyber criminals.

The target was one Rasaq Balogun, a suspected internet fraud kingpin, whose illicit activities dominated intelligence gathered from the recently arrested ‘police spies’ during a raid on their Abeokuta base.

According to findings, Balogun harbours an army of young men recruited to carry out financial frauds through the use of the internet. Some others were also arrested at his Beckley Estate residence, also in Lagos State.

The raid on his hotel, Modzak Hotel, at Abule-Egba, Lagos State, sufficiently gave credence to the suspicion as a retinue of young men were caught harbored in his hotel with no specific mission.

The suspected kingpin and 26 other young men ranging between the ages of 18 and 35 years were arrested at the scene.

Other suspects were also arrested at his Beckley Estate residence, Lagos, from where they were all moved to the Commission’s Ibadan zonal office for further interrogation.

Officer of the anti-graft agency also recovered three vehicles, fetish item, laptops, mobile phones and documents suspected to contain fraudulent data from the suspect

Donald Trump impeachment scrutiny enters new stage with landmark hearing

House Judiciary Committee hears from legal scholars to determine whether Donald Trump committed impeachable offences.

Washington, DC – The Democrat-led US House of Representatives is set to reach a turning point in its drills into whether President Donald Trump improperly pressured the government of Ukraine to interfere in US politics, moving from an investigative stage to deciding whether Trump should be impeached.

With the president abroad at the NATO meetings in London, the shift marks a perilous moment in his troubled presidency after the release on Tuesday of a 300-page report by House Intelligence Committee investigators describing Trump’s months-long effort to pressure Ukraine.

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Banks To Be Shut Down By UNIONS Nationwide As Of January 2, 2020

Barring last minutes intervention by the Federal Government, workers in the nation’s banking sector at the weekend threatened to ground all banking operations nationwide begining from January 2, 2020.

The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) and its counterpart, the National Union of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions (NUBIFIE) told newmen at the weekend that workers in the sector would embark on an indefinite strike over failure of their employers to review the Collective Bargaining Agreement in line with extant law.

Speaking at the ASSBIFI 10th Triennial National Delegates Conference held at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, the President of the union, Oyinkansola Olasanoye said there has been a deliberate disrespect of Human Rights by some of the employers (Banks) contrary to the provision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) anchored principle three of Nigeria sustainable banking principles (July 2012).

“We have been stretched beyond limit and we are by this meeting informing our employers and the Federal Government that if they employers in the banks fail to come to the negotiating table as we have written them, by January 2, 2020 the two unions in the sector will shut down operations,” she stated.

She lamented that despite the fact that the union as a reasonable trade union has continued to use dialogue option, the employers have been reluctant and refused to come to the negotiation table for a review of the expired Collective Agreement for the industry since 2007 as per provisions of Wages Board and Industrial Council Acts of 1973.

“It is on this note that we are again reminding the Minister of Labour and Employer, and the employers in the finance sector to come to the negotiating table to ensure appropriate review of the collective bargaining agreement in line with the extant laws,” Olasanoye said.

The ASSBIFI President who was re-elected for the second term saluted the courage and commitment of the CBN for policy formulations in the quest to resuscitate the economy.

She however urged both the CBN and National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) to thread with caution and not to stampede operators or allow ill-experience foreigners to hijack the companies in the name of recapitalisation, adding that this will further jeopardise the situation in the financial services sector .

“Besides, the regulators should keep applying best of wisdom in the process, knowing full well the implication of this policy on job losses to a willing workforce”, she added.

Also speaking at the event, the President, Trade Union Congress (TUC) , Quadri Olaleye, said the rate of unemployment and crime has been on the rise.

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YNBL CEO, Olamide Declares Wizkid “As The Artiste Of The Decade” Over Davido & Burna Boy

YBNL CEO “Olamide“, has finally picked a side on-going artiste of decade debate, he didn’t even choose himself, but the Wizkid (starboy).

Earlier today, who deserve the artiste of decade? became a thick cloud of debate amidst many Nigerians on the social platform. PulseNG making it easier, compiled a list of the top 10 artists of the decade.

Starboy “Wizkid” happens to be their No.1 artiste of the decade, then followed by the YBNL CEO, Olamide. However, some fans have arguably shown disapproval on the compiled list.

But Olamide himself believes Starboy being the artiste of the decade is well deserved. Well, both legends have been waxing strong from day 1, since the day of Omo to shan.

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See How Keyamo Reacted As Inec Declares Lyon Winner

Festus Keyamo (SAN), has congratulated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Lyon winner of the 2019 gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa State.

Chief Lyon, won 6 of the eight Local Government Areas of the state.

The total votes recorded by the APC candidate, Chief David Lyon is 352,552 as against 143,172 recorded by the PDP candidate, Senator Douye Diri.

Senator Diri won in just two LGA, which are Sagbama and Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Areas of the State.

According to the Minister, APC’s win in Bayelsa state has ‘broken through the glass ceiling into the core Niger-Delta States.”

On his Twitter page, he wrote: “Congratulations, my brother. We have broken through the glass ceiling as far as APC’s incursion into the core Niger-Delta States is concerned.

Reacting, Keyamo mocked the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP even as he congratulated Diri.

According to the Minister, APC’s win in Bayelsa state has ‘broken through the glass ceiling into the core Niger-Delta States.”

The campaign by the leaders of the opposition in the zone against the APC is beginning to collapse like a pack of cards.

Pastor dies attempting 40 days fasting

Evangelist Chidi Eke Who Was Fasting To Seek God’s Face As He Plans To Open His Own Ministry, Has Died While Fasting For 40 Days And Nights In Eziala Nguru In Ngor Okpala Council Area Of Imo State.

Eke who reportedly left his wife and children in Lagos after he claimed he got the call from God asking him to go into ministry, relocated to Imo state where he said he would be seeking the face of God. He had successfully concluded a 21 days fast and decided to go ahead to do a 40-days dry fast.

“During the first and second week of his fast, people who had gone to their farms heard him singing and praying loudly. But after the third week nobody heard his voice again and most people thought that perhaps he must have gone deep into meditation. But one of his church member became so worried and insisted that he needed to visit him at the forest.

“When he approached the family that he wanted to visit Chidi Eke in the “Wilderness”, they told him that they don’t actually know the exact location where he was and that Eke had earlier issued a stern warning that he did not want any visitors because he had left his phone and money at home and had only gone with his Bible and gown.” a resident of the village told The Nation

Opara was told to contact one Cajethan Nwaneri as the only person who knew the location of the “Wilderness” since he had assisted the deceased evangelist in clearing it. Nwaneri led Opara to the place where they found out Eke had long died.

“Eke had abandoned his wife and two children, a boy and girl in Lagos and returned back to the village saying that he has come to answer the call of God. His corpse was discovered by one of his members who had gone to check on him in the bush where he had gone. Eke is the only son of his mother. In fact it was members of the community under the leadership of Tochukwu Ekeh (Angle 90) who are going to bear the burden of burying him” a relative said.

FUTA student who was ganged up on and assaulted by her fellow students

The100 Level Ecotourism and Wildlife Management student identified as Bolu was left with a swollen face after five senior students at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) were seen in a video assaulting her.

The shocking video which went viral on Saturday night (Nov.16) generated outrage with some FUTA students storming the hostel of the boy who led the attack to beat him up.

Buhari Came Back early Into Nigeria

President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari just arrived Nigeria after his foreign trip.

Buhari came ahead of time as he was scheduled to be back on 17th November, 2019

The President had been in London since Nov. 2 on a private visit, after a trip to Saudi Arabia.Buhari, on Wednesday in London, met with the management of Pearson Educational Group in London.

In attendance were the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed and the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Justice Adesola Oguntade. Before performing the Umrah, the Nigerian leader attended three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh from Oct. 29, to Oct. 31.

Court Sentenced Driver To 5 Years In Prison – Stealing Of 1,200 Liters Of Fuel

Court Sentenced Driver To 5 Years In Prison – Stealing Of 1,200 Liters Of Fuel

Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, on Wednesday, sentenced a 31-year-old driver, Nasiru Ibrahim, to five years imprisonment for stealing 1,200 litres of fuel.

Suleiman, however, gave the convict an option to either pay a fine of N50,000 or spend five years in prison and to also pay N300,000 as compensation to the complainant.

The judge said the judgment would serve as a deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such act of cheating.

The prosecutor said, the convict was entrusted with a tanker loaded with fuel and he sold 1,200 litres of the fuel valued at N162,000 and converted the money to personal use.

Court disqualifies Bayelsa APC candida

Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has disqualified the Deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16 Elections, no to participate in it. or should provide the need of the federal high court.

court disqualified Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, over false information in his CF0001 form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commissioner.

The judge held that all his documents bore different names and he, consequently disqualified him on the ground that he provided false information to the electoral body to stand for the election.

Degi-Eremienyo and the APC governorship candidate, David Lyon and INEC were dragged to court by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Kogi And Bayelsa – INEC, NYSC DG gives update ahead on Saturday’s polls

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this at a stakeholders meeting in Lokoja.

Yakubu said that 12 out of the 14-point steps for the smooth conduct of the election had been achieved. “Only four days to the election, how prepared is INEC?

The first one is the last day of campaign which is at midnight on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The second is the election day itself which is Saturday, Nov. 16. Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), pledged that corps members would be apolitical during the poll, NAN reports.

Few Hours To Final Exam, Engineering student shot dead by armed robbers 

A boy identified as  Mbongeni ‘Doctor’ Mthombeni, was shot and killed during a robbery gone wrong in eSikhaleni, few hours before he was to write his final examination.

It was gathered that two armed robbers approached Mthombeni and a female friend near Jabulani City at about 8 pm on Thursday, October 31. The student was accompanying his friend back to her house after she had returned his laptop at his rental cottage.

Construction of Nigerian rolling stock factory 

The construction of a rolling stock assembly plant at Kajola in Ogun state was launched when Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo attended a groundbreaking ceremony on November 9.

It is used to assemble locomotives, coaches, wagons and diesel multiple-units for domestic use, as well as for export to other countries in West Africa. The plant is being built under a March 2018 agreement between the Ministry of Transportation and the local subsidiary of China Civil Engineering Construction Corp.

At the first batch of wagons to be assembled would be used for freight services on the 1 435 mm gauge Lagos — Ibadan and Abuja — Kaduna routes, with passenger vehicles to follow.

‘By linking our ports to rail lines and now, building the rolling stock locally, import and export business within and outside of Africa’s largest market will be completely transformed’, said Osinbanjo.

A commitment to local recruitment ‘affirms the President’s directives on prioritising Nigerians and Nigerian businesses in the innovation, production and procurement of engineering projects.’

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