FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday as public holidays for Eid-el-Kabir

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion. “I call on Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to…

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Kwara APC suspends Lai Mohammed’s loyalists

Eleven members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were suspended by the party hierarchy. These men are believed to be loyalists of the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed. They were suspended for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities. The suspension letter, dated February 5, 2021, was signed by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Sen. James Akpanudoedehe, and addressed to Kwara State chairman, Hon. Abdullahi Samari Abubakar. Those affected are Joseph Tsado, Bamidele Ogunbayo, Issa Fulani, Imam Abdulkadir, Morufu Olaniyi Yusuf, Saludeen Lukman, Kerebu Fatai, Bola…

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Positioned for Growth: Guaranty Trust Bank Completes Corporate Reorganization

Aiming to strengthen its long-term competitiveness and growth prospects, Guaranty Trust Bank plc has completed its re-organisation to a Holding Company Structure. Under the terms of the re-organisation, a new operating company has been established and amendments made to the articles of incorporation for a corporate name change. The corporate name of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc and GTCO Plc will be used by the newly established operating company.   The newly established Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc is also pleased to announce its new Board of Directors as well…

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How 6 Finalists Will Emerge from FirstBank’s Sponsored The Voice Nigeria Season 3 Second Live Show

View this post on Instagram A post shared by First Bank of Nigeria Ltd (@firstbanknigeria) By Israel Bolaji Six finalists are expected to emerge through the viewers votes following the second live show of the FirstBank Sponsored The Voice Nigeria Season 3. UN1TY Limited and Livespot360, producers of the global talents reality series, explained how to vote on the voice Nigeria season 3, sponsored by FirstBank, Baba Ijebu and Airtel. To keep their favourite vocalists on the show, viewers have to dial *894*7*talent’s code#. To know the voting code of…

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We suspect conspiracy in Ataga’s murder -CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has stated that aside from a University of Lagos student, Chidinma Ojukwu, more suspects had been arrested in connection with the murder of Super TV’s boss, Usifo Ataga. Odumosu made this known while parading no fewer than 1,320 suspects for allegedly terrorising and robbing residents of their valuables in various areas of the state. Speaking at the command headquarters at Ikeja on Wednesday, Odumosu said the suspects were arrested with weapons and hard drugs, adding that the command was committed to reducing…

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UNILAG shuts halls of residence indefinitely over covid-19

University of Lagos (UNILAG), authorities yesterday, shut down the school hostels effective today till further notice and has ordered students to vacate campus to avoid escalation of COVID-19 cases. This followed the panic ignited by Tuesday’s report that more than six students from Honours, Moremi and Amina hostels reportedly contracted coronavirus and were sent to an isolation centre. The development led the school management to convey an emergency Senate meeting yesterday. The students were also advised to move all their personal effects at once. Authorities also confirmed there has been…

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Ekiti first lady’s security aide under investigation for rape

On Monday, July 12, 2021, an allegation of rape was made against one of the security operatives attached to Bisi Fayemi, wife of Ekiti State governor, and the suspect is being investigated. According to the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda disclosed this in a statement that, the alleged rape incident occurred in Abuja. Fapohunda said the matter, has been reported at Criminal Investigation Department (CID) FCT Command, adding that further action will be determined by the outcome of the probe. The statement read: “The Ministry of…

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