Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has lashed out at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for disrespecting traditional rulers in Oyo State by ordering them to “stand up and sit down” at a public function. Obasanjo, some weeks ago, asked monarchs who attended a road inauguration in Iseyin, Oyo State, to stand up and sit down when he and Governor Seyi Makinde entered the venue of the event. But in a communique issued […]
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, and incumbent Governor Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday, engaged in a war of words over allegations of spying and violence ahead of the November 11 polls. Sylva claimed in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Julius Bokoru, that Diri had recruited spies to monitor his movements but the second-term-seeking […]
Spokesperson to the Osun State Governor, Olawale Rasheed on Sunday confirmed that Governor Ademola Adeleke and some of his aides recently narrowly escaped an aircraft crash. Rasheed alleged that the engine of an aircraft carrying the governor might have been tampered with. It was reported in a national daily that an aircraft carrying Adeleke and some of its aides nearly crashed on September 5, while attempting to take off from […]
Abiodun in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, collapsed and killed their two daughters on Saturday.The incident, it was gathered, occurred due to a mudslide following a downpour.The 16-year-old Suliyat and her 25-year-old elder sister, Nofisat, were trapped in the collapsed building
The judgment of the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal where President Bola Tinubu was reaffirmed as the winner of the contentious February 25 presidential poll may have come and gone, but the memory and impact of the verdict would continue to linger. Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress had scored a total of 8.7 million votes to defeat the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour […]
The Nigerian Customs Service, on Sunday, said only two banks were deactivated recently by the NCS over their failure to remit duties collected. It also stated that the erring banks had been reported to the stipulated financial authorities, including the Central Bank of Nigeria, adding that discussions by all the parties were ongoing currently.
At least four banks recorded N478bn non-performing loans during the first half of this year, according to their financial results Specifically, Guaranty Trust Bank Holding Plc (GTCO), FBN Holdings Plc and two other banks reported N478.93bn non-performing loans by value in the half-year ended June 2023, an increase of nearly 16 per cent from N413.36bn reported in the full year ended December 31, 2022. The other two banks are FCMB […]