Keystone Bank names Transition Board

Following its sale to new investors, Keystone Bank Limited has appointed Hafiz Bakare as the new Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. Also appointed was Alhaji Umaru H. Modibbo as board Chairman. The lender also announced the appointments of Mrs. Yvonne Isichei as Executive Director as well as Mrs. Titilayo Tairat Adebiyi and Mr. Bulus Bunken…

Supporters in desperate move to shore up Tinubu’s waning influence

Concerted efforts to shore up Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s political influence in the Southwest received a boost on Saturday as a self-styled movement, ‘I stand with Tinubu’, staged a walk in Lagos to drum up support for the embattled national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A spokesman for the group who identified himself as…

Abang at it again, orders INEC to accept Ibrahim as Ondo PDP gov candidate

A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by a judge who of recent has giving several controversial judgements, Justice Okon Abang, has ruled that Jimoh Ibrahim and not Eyitayo Jegede is the Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate. Abang, who gave this judgement on Friday, therefore ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission…

Our ‘Operation Hammurabi Code’ will decide Nigeria’s fate, Militants vows

A militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) has threatened to launch ‘Operation Hammurabi Code’, which it said will decide the fate of Nigeria. The group described the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government as a corrupt system that should never be trusted and vowed not to join in the ceasefire declared by other militant…

Season of joy for Bayelsa gov, as wife delivers quadruplet

The first family of Bayelsa state are presently overjoyed as four new members were added to their fold after many years of childlessness. The First Lady, Dr. Rachael Dickson, is said to have given birth to quadruplet in an undisclosed hospital in the United States of America (USA). This is coming soon after the her…

FG Creates N550bn Non-Oil Export Stimulation Grant – Maikanti

In its bid to encourage export and discourage importation amongst Nigerian business men, the federal government has created a N550 billion takeoff grant for old, new and intending exporters, Ibrahim Maikanti has disclosed. Maikanti who is a member of the presidential technical committee on stimulation of non-oil export and the business development manager said that…

Robert Mugabe Jokes Over Health Rumours

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has poured scorn over the latest rumours of his health, joking that he had died and was resurrected. Mr Mugabe, 92, was arriving back in the country at the main airport in Harare and appeared jovial as he disembarked. Flight data had suggested his plane was heading to East Asia but…

Robert Mugabe Jokes Over Health Rumours

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has poured scorn over the latest rumours of his health, joking that he had died and was resurrected. Mr Mugabe, 92, was arriving back in the country at the main airport in Harare and appeared jovial as he disembarked. Flight data had suggested his plane was heading to East Asia but…

Economic crunch: The choice before Buhari

By Adegbenro Adebanjo There is nothing new under the sun so goes a popular saying. But for most Nigerians the prevailing economic crunch is actually something very new in thisclime. By the day their means of survival are being eroded to the extent that even eking out a living for those who pride themselves as…

Lagos procures, commercialises tree-transplanting equipment

Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Babatunde Adejare The Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Babatunde Adejare, on Saturday, said that the state government had procured three tree-planting spades, to guarantee the sustainability of its greening programme. Adejare in Lagos said that the tree-planting equipment could also be referred to as ‘The Big John…