Wema Bank Partners UNEP to promote Climate Action and Sustainability

Wema Bank has become one of the Founding Signatories of the Principles for Responsible Banking, committing to strategically align its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By signing the Principles for Responsible Banking, Wema Bank joins a coalition of 130 banks worldwide, representing over USD 47 trillion in assets, in committing to taking on a crucial role in helping to achieve a sustainable future. Taking place at the start of the UN General Assembly, the official launch of the Principles for Responsible Banking…

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196,400 bottles of beer destroyed by Kano Hisbah board

Over 196,400 bottles of beer confiscated within the Kano metropolis has been destroyed by the Kano State Hisbah Board.‎ This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Hassan Musa-Fage.‎ Speaking shortly after the destruction exercise at Kalemawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, said that Islam forbids alcohol consumption and all other intoxicants that can distort the mental capability of a person. ”In Islam, alcohol is strongly forbidden. Our Islamic Scholars, religious and community leaders should join hands together…

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Navy Commandant allegedly killed by lover

Investigations into the killing of Navy Commandant Oluwayemisi Ogundana, of Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Secondary School, Jaji emerged on Monday as investigations showed that she was having extra-marital affairs with her murderer. Aside from the relationship, the murderer, one Mr Simon Bernard, who was the Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the school, was sacked from the position on the orders of the Commandant, Commander Ogundana. It was gathered that Mr Bernard was also infuriated that after sacking him as PTA Chairman, the Commandant refused to pay him…

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Unity Bank building engulfed by fire in Lagos

The third floor of the 10-storey head office building of Unity Bank Plc on Victoria Island, Lagos, was on Monday engulfed in flames. It was learnt that the fire, which raged between 6am and 7am, did not extend to other floors of the building as the personnel of the Lagos State Fire Service extinguished it on time. An employee of the bank, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that he got to the office while the inferno was still raging. He added that some of the workers, especially the…

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US police officer suspended for arresting two six-year-olds in school

Police in Florida on Monday, said a police officer, who arrested two six-year-old children in a Florida school, has been suspended and the incident will be investigated. The grandmother of one of the children, Kaia Rolle, said she was arrested after she threw a temper tantrum and kicked somebody. The incident has revived the debate over the role of police officers in public schools, 46 percent of which have an officer present for at least one day a week. Reservist police officer Dennis Turner arrested the two children in separate…

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Police arrests man over alleged N500m credit card fraud

Victor Ojionu, a 30-year-old suspected internet fraudster, who specialized in hacking into credits cards belonging to Nigerians and foreign nationals, have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for stealing over N500 million within the space of five years. It was gathered that Ojionu, who is currently undergoing interrogation at the Abuja office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was alleged to have succeeded in defrauding his victims using a popular online retail site, Amazon.com, where…

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Facebook aquires startup working on mind-control of machines

Facebook on Monday said it had made a deal to buy a startup working on ways to command computers or other devices using thought instead of taps, swipes, or keystrokes. CTRL-labs will become part of Facebook Reality Labs with an aim at perfecting the technology and getting it into consumer products, according to Andrew Bosworth, vice president of augmented and virtual reality at the California-based social network. “We know there are more natural, intuitive ways to interact with devices and technology,” Bosworth said in a post at Facebook announcing the…

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