‘Its false news,’ Elumelu says no CBN job for me

Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings, has denied a report that he is being lined up as the next governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). An All Progressives Congress (APC) member, Imran Muhammad had made a post on X (formerly Twitter), suggesting that Elumelu is likely to be the next CBN governor. “According to a source, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is also considering Tony O. Elumelu as CBN Governor,” Muhammad posted. Elumelu responded to the post on his X page by simply saying “LOL. No, please. This is…

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Zenith Bank names Juliet Ehimuan as non executive director

The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc has appointed Dr. Juliet Ehimuan as a Non-Executive Director of the bank effective August 29, 2023. The appointment, which was announced in a statement to the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, has also be confirmed by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Dr Juliet Ehimuan is the Founder and CEO of Beyond Limits and the immediate past Director of Google West Africa. She was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 power women in Africa, by the…

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Marriage not do or die matter -Yul Edochie

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has taken to social media to share his stance on the institution of marriage saying it is not a ‘do-or-die affair.’ Edochie’s post is coming on the heels of colleague Bolanle Ninalowo’s separation announcement from wife Bunmi Ninalowo on Friday. In the post shared on Edochie’s Facebook page on Saturday, the father of five advised couples not to force things in their union, noting that the marriage institution does not have a set formula for success. The actor, who has continued to make headlines for his…

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Tinubu recalls all Nigerian ambassadors

The President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has recalled all ambassadors, both career and non-career. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, stated this through his media aide, Alkasim Abdulkadir, on Saturday. Former President Muhammadu Buhari had in July 2020 appointed 41 non-career ambassadors and 42 career ambassadors to man the nation’s foreign diplomatic missions. The diplomats were deployed after they were confirmed by the Senate in accordance with section 171(2)(1c) and Subsection 4 of the 1999 Constitution. The statement confirming the recall of the ambassadors states: “Sequel to the inquiries…

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DSS detains Obiora, CBN deputy governor

A Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Obiora, has been allegedly detained by personnel of the Department of State Services. According to Peoples Gazette, the CBN deputy governor has spent four nights in the custody of the DSS. The report said the DSS was grilling Obiora in connection with allegations of financial mismanagement under the leadership of the suspended CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele. Emefiele was suspended by President Bola Tinubu on June 9 following an investigation into the affairs of the apex bank. “This is sequel to…

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See full list as NUC restructures Nigerian varsities courses

The National Universities Commission recently unveiled a newly restructured curriculum for Nigerian universities. The acting Executive Secretary of the commission, Dr. Chris Maiyaki, during a meeting with stakeholders last week, reiterated that the implementation of the new curriculum will commence in September 2023. According to Maiyaki, the new curriculum CCMAS would make up 70 per cent of the curriculum while the university decides what to include in the remaining 30 per cent. According to him, the implementation will help sharpen the future of education sector. The new curriculum means that…

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The Untouchable: Will ex-AGF Ahmed Idris escape justice?

On Monday May 16, 2022, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested the then serving Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira only). It was later discovered that the funds were N109 billion. He was released on June 1st. Following his arrest and indictment, the Nigerian Government in a statement by the Minister of Finance, budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed suspended Idris on May 18. The letter titled…

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MDCAN calls for immediate action over kidnapped Prof.

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital Chapter has called for an immediate action over the kidnap of Professor of Neurology, Prof Ekanem Phillip-Ephraim, who was kidnapped from her home in Calabar, Cross River State, and taken into captivity. In a release signed by chapter’s chairman, Dr. Femi Akodu, the association said: Today makes it 50 days since our very senior colleague and Professor of Neurology, Prof Ekanem Phillip-Ephraim, was kidnapped from her home in Calabar, Cross-River State, and taken into captivity. With no…

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