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FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInWhatsApp THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given a “No Objection” nod to the merger plans of Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc, the boards of both banks said yesterday. The deal is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019. Transaction completion is subject to Access Bank and Diamond Bank obtaining shareholder and regulatory approvals (CBN, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal High Court (FHC) and the National ...
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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday warned the police to desist from acts that could pit them against the society. The President, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu,  said unprofessional conducts such as illegal detentions, extrajudicial killings, torture and violation of fundamental human rights were unacceptable and must be avoided by the Nigeria Police Force at all times. He gave the directive in his address at the convocation and passing...
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AGI-Foundation December Outreach, 2018.         Alex & Grace Izinyon Foundation (AGIF), A non-profit, non-governmental organization, on Saturday 15th December 2018 visited a community at Gosa kpanyi kpanyi Abuja. They brought festive entertainment, along with basic health services for children and gifts for all to celebrate the season. Over 400 persons participated in the outreach.  The Foundation aimed to address poverty and inequity, provide health services and empower youths th...
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African Boxing Union lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, and Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union lightweight champion, have attributed their rise to fame and fortune to GOtv Boxing Night. Both boxers have enjoyed a meteoric rise in boxing in addition to winning the best boxer award at the event. Joe Boy, who made his professional debut at GOtv Boxing Night 1 after an impressive reign as amateur champion, is a three-time winner of the Mojisola Ogunsanya Prize for the b...
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Four farmers have been killed by suspected herdsmen in a fresh attack on  Tse- Dzungwe,  Logo Local Government Area of  Benue State. Killed are Terlumun Uke, Samuel Dwem, Draba Dwem and Apaaga Mlanga. Tse- Dzungwe which is located on the banks of River Benue, has been repeatedly attacked by herdsmen with residents just recovering from a recent invasion before the latest onslaught. A spokesman  for  the community Tyovenda Gbumsy told The Nation that herdsmen moved into the area with a hu...
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BY JIMITOTA ONOYUMEWARRI: There was confusion in several parts of Warri and environs yesterday when a lady was said to be vomiting money around Effurun market area of Uvwie local government area after her pant was allegedly stolen at her residence few weeks ago.The news of the lady vomiting money spread to several parts of Warri, with friends calling the other to alert of the development. Some of those who called were not sure of where it happened.Some persons said the lady was seen vomiting dol...
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A man the police described as a notorious Boko Haram Commander  was yesterday arrested in Lagos. The suspect, Abdulmalik Umar, was said to have been responsible for the death of more than 200 people. Umar, 39, was arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IG) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) around Mowe at a nurse’s house where he was receiving treatment for the bullet wounds he sustained during a recent gun battle with the police in Abuja. It was gathered that the susp...
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TheRE is need to increase the  funding of malaria control, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) National Coordinator,  Audu Mohammed, has said. Mohammed noted that malaria remains an important public health issue as it accounts for 30 percent of childhood mortality and 11 percent of maternal mortality. The World Malaria report 2017 and that of this year have shown that  the progress in malaria elimination had been stalled and that the world was off-track in meeting the milestone f...
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The Zamfara Police Command has confirmed the killing of five persons in Gidan Halilu village in  Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area of the state. The Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Muhammad Shehu, made the confirmation in a statement issued in Gusau. “We wish to confirm that on Dec. 19, a group of armed bandits attacked some villagers of Gidan Halilu Village in Billashe district of Birnin Magaji Local Government Area in their farms. “On receiving the report, the command mo...
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) on Friday intercepted the sum of  $2.8million from two men at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The suspects, namely Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel were nabbed based on Intelligence reports. According to the commission, the suspects were caught with two suitcases containing $1.4 million each totalling $2.8 million, at the departure lounge of the airport while about to board an Arik Air evening flight to Lagos. During inte...
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Anthony Joshua has been spotted for the first time since smoothing things over with Amir Khan following accusations the British heavyweight boxer had an affair with his wife. The 27-year-old was spotted on holiday in Spain with a mystery woman as he sauntered down a quiet road in Spain over the weekend dressed in navy and a cream sun hat. Joshua is enjoying some time away from the spotlight after he became embroiled in the public break-up between Khan and Faryal Mahkdoom, who was accused b...
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For kicking off his December 19 music concert tagged ‘Wizkid VIP Experience Concert’ hours after the scheduled time, the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employmen sust Fund, Akin Oyebode, has described pop star, Wizkid, as an undisciplined artiste.   Wizkid According to Oyebode who made the statement in a series of tweets while recounting his rather annoying experience after the much anticipated concert, though the Ojuelegba hit maker probably has everything possible to be rated Africa...
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