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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

N6bn fraud: Lagos court grants Mompha N200 million bail

Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court has granted a Dubai- based internet celebrity, Ismailia Mustapha, aka Mompha bail of N200 million with two sureties in the like sum.

The court granted his application for bail filed through his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN).

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Dangote advocates Unity, Cooperation among Africans to get global recognition


As Afreximbank launches centralised payment, settlement infrastructure platform for intra-African trade

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has charged African leaders and citizens to be united in the promotion of the continent’s intrinsic greatness through improved trade relations amongst African countries.


Friday, January 14, 2022

Billionaire Folorunso Alakija Preaches On Lagos Street

One of Africa's richest women, Folorunso Alakija, on Friday, shared videos of her and other persons engaging in street evangelism in the Surulere area of Lagos.

Photo Source: Punchng

Thursday, January 13, 2022

UBA commits to transforming digital banking with new offerings

United Bank for Africa says that it has concluded plans to commemorate the fourth year anniversary of its flagship artificial intelligence, Chatbot, Leo, with new offerings set to further change the face of digital banking in Nigeria.

Birthed January 11, 2018, with a firm resolve to prioritise its customers, as well as put the bank at the heart of disruptive technologies that will transform the experience of esteemed customers, UBA recorded three million users hooked in less than three years of its inception.

Leo, which the bank stressed, has proven to be the most formidable artificial intelligence Chatbot till date; serving an ever-increasing customer base who now have less transaction hassles to worry about is currently available on Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Apple Business Chat

Firstbank convenes Nigeria economic outlook webinar for 2022, sets the tone for deliberations on continued economic recovery and business impact

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider has announced its “Nigerian Economic Outlook Webinar” convened to reflect national and global economic trends that shaped 2021, whilst forecasting the economic outlook of 2022.  


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Alao-Akala, ex-Oyo governor, dies at 71

The former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, is dead.

Mr. Alao-Akala’s death was confirmed by the spokesperson of his party, APC, Olatunde Abdulazeez, in an interview with Punch newspapers on Wednesday.

The Ogbomoso-born politician was 71 years old.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Ernest Shonekan dies in Lagos at 85

Chief Ernest Shonekan who headed the Interim National Government that succeeded the junta of General Ibrahim Babangida, has died.

Shonekan died in Lagos at the age of 85.

He was the interim head of the Nigerian Government between August 26 and November 17 1993 when he was ousted in a coup led by late General Sani Abacha.