SAHEED ADEMOLA ELEGUSHI: Twelve Years as a KING

by Temitope Oyefeso When the instrument of authority was presented to Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi on April 27, 2010, as the 21st monarch of Ikate-Elegushi kingdom, a coastal community along the Lagos lagoon, the people were ecstatic. But, there were careful expectations because, the prince, though steeped in the rich pedigree of his predecessors and forbears, was being entrusted with leadership at a relatively young age. He was in his early 30s. But he was not unmindful of the huge responsibilities placed on him. Armed with robust tutelage from the…

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CBA FOUNDATION CALLS OUT IN-LAWS OVER DEHUMANISATION OF WIDOWS

AUTHOR: Ony Kachi After Mrs kumbaya (name changed to protect her identity) lost her husband at work in 2005, she was accused of killing him. The accusation did not come from her husband’s brothers but his sister, who had earlier lost her own husband. It took the combined hard work of the brothers to get their sister off the back of her fellow widow. They told their sister pointedly that she too could face the same accusation she was levelling against their sister-in-law, since her husband was deceased too. This…

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Late singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu’s husband arrested over wife’s death

Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late popular gospel artiste, Osinachi, has been arrested by the police over the death of his wife on Sunday afternoon. Late Osinachi, a 42-year-old Gospel artiste, who was a lead singer at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, shot into the limelight  in 2017, with the hit “Ekwueme”, which  featured another singer, Prospa Ochimana. She died on Friday after spending days at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja. After her death, colleagues and family members of Osinachi, accused her husband of always beating her. One of her…

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How bandits killed Miyetti Allah’s chairman in Abuja

The Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) of Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT, Adamu Aliyu and three members of the association were reportedly shot dead by bandits. It was gathered that the chairman had travelled to Niger State with his members to sell some cows and that the amount made from the sales ran into millions of naira. While returning from the business trip, the MACBAN Chairman preferred to return in the night rather than wait till the next morning. It was also said that, he followed…

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2023: VP Osibajo officially joins presidential race

Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo  has made his declaration to vie for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He made this announcement via his social media platforms on Monday morning. The vice president to President Muhammadu Buhari outlined his reasons for joining the race, which reads in parts: “For the past seven (7) years, I have served as Vice President under a true Nigerian patriot, President Muhammadu Buhari. “In these 7 years, while on the train of duty and service, I…

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Union Bank Launches Future-Forward Innovative Co-Creation Hub, SpaceNXT …reiterates commitment to innovation and technological advancement in Nigeria

Leading financial institution, Union Bank has launched a technological and innovation hub known as SpaceNXT. Built to promote innovation and encourage collaboration within the tech ecosystem in Nigeria, SpaceNXT is a future-forward purpose designed co-working hub for innovators, creators and techpreneurs. Located within the Union Bank Head Office in Lagos Nigeria, SpaceNXT was set up to provide an enabling environment where tech enthusiasts, visionaries and creators can converge for the propagation of new ideas. It is a launching pad for innovators to collaborate, develop and improve on ideas around digital…

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FIRE EXPERTS TALK ON HOW TO PREVENT TALL BUILDINGS DISASTER

With the sight of more tall buildings in Nigeria and recent fire incidents the Chief Executive Officer of Surveillant Fire Limited, Mr. Adejola Jumade has asked government to pay attention to fire safety measures to forestall disasters Speaking during a 2-days Tall Building Fire Safety Conference in Lagos, Jumade said that globally there have been several cases of tall building casualties in recent time which raise a concern as regard how conscious and prepared the country is for such eventualities. He said that preparedness starts with design and enforcement of…

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2023: My focus is on building strong financial system, help Buhari finish strong, says Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has reacted to rumours of his purported presidential bid in 2023, stating that he is focused on strengthening the country’s economy. In a series of tweets on his Twitter handle @GodwinIEmefiele on Monday, the CBN Governor said his commitment at this time is to to give all support to ensure that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari finishes strong. Several groups and individuals had been pushing for the CBN boss to contest for the 2023 election. The peak of…

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FIRSTBANK HOLDS A ROUND TABLE AS COBHAMS ASUQUO, OSAS IGHODARO, DENOLA GREY, ORE RUNSEWE AND FOLUSO GBADAMOSI SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES…

Did you miss FirstBank’s recent webinar on 8 March 2022, to commemorate the 2022 International Women’s Day (IWD) – themed Breaking the Bias – and are yet to recover from the grumble of missing the event, following the experiences and excitement shared by participants? Letting the cat out of the bag… By 1pm on Friday, 25 March 2022, FirstBank will hold a round table for the Gen Zs and Millennials to learn from the event speakers cutting across diverse experiences, socio-economic backgrounds and career paths. The event themed “Discrimination, Bias,…

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The SPARK of kindness that is impacting communities through FirstBank staff initiatives

Have you seen the videos on this link: https://www.firstbanknigeria.com/home/impact/crs-week/? Piece of advice: Please hold your handkerchief or make sure there is a good supply of tissue paper while you view. The initiative that inspired the efforts and results seen in the videos is not a strange one but it has a way of surprisingly leaving people teary-eyed. Viewers tear up as they get to see the positive difference it has made in the lives of ordinary people in communities across Nigeria. Many people across the country are familiar with SPARK…

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