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UBA Revolutionises eBanking, Chat Personality On  Social Media Platforms  

Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA), has today, changed the face of e-banking with the introduction of Leo, the UBA Chat Banker who enables customers make use of their social media accounts to carry out key banking transactions. At the official launch of Leo, UBA’s Chat Banker, which took place in Lagos on Thursday, customers of the bank were given a step by step demonstration on the novel way of delivering lifestyle and quality  banking through the Facebook Messenger chat platform. This is the first time that a financial…

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Boko Haram: ‎Borno Gov, Shettima, With UN-Deputy Sec, Amina, Tour Bama

………..as Borno rebuilds 11,000 homes, 170 classrooms Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Hajiya Amina Mohammed was in Borno State for an assessment visit to Bama in company of Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Wednesday. With Bama recorded as worst destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists, the DSG said she was in the town, once occupied by Boko Haram,  to assess gaps in humanitarian needs, and reconstruction efforts recorded by Government so she could report back to the UN in order to identify areas of intervention. Borno’s Commissioner…

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BUHARI FELICITATES WITH SPEAKER, YAKUBU DOGARA, AT 50

On behalf of the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, as he turns 50 years. President Buhari joins the National Assembly, the Nigerian Bar Association, friends and family of the erudite and charismatic leader in celebrating the years of remarkable achievements and awards that have culminated into this golden jubilee. In a tatement,  Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the President extols Dogara’s humility, simplicity and discipline in…

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Minister Tasks Association On Tourism Devt, Promotion

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) to collaborate with the Federal Government to advance tourism development and promotion in Nigeria.   The Minister, who stated this in Abuja on Monday when he received the newly-inaugurated council of FTAN on a courtesy visit to his office, said FTAN should consider itself as a partner, rather than as an adversary, of the government.   “FTAN is the umbrella body under which every association involved in tourism resides. It is…

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CCT: Appeal Court Dismisses 15 Charges Against Saraki, Orders 3 For Retrial

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has dismissed 15 out of 18 counts false assets declaration charges brought against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki by the federal government for being incompetent in the face of the law.   The Court, however, remitted three count charges to the Code of Conduct Tribunal to conduct a retrial of Saraki so as to enable him defend himself properly on the charges.   The appellate court in the appeal filed by the federal government against the decision of the code of conduct tribunal…

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Kano to Construct N2.2bn Classroom Blocks

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has laid the foundation of classroom blocks, under the 2016 fiscal year Kano state government/Universal Basic Education matching grant projects, worth N2.2bn in the state. At the ceremony held at Darmanawa Special Primary School in Tarauni local government area, Gov. Ganduje explained that under the scheme, 61 two-storey blocks consisting six classrooms per block, including offices, would be constructed and furnished. The project will accommodate an estimated 21, 960 pupils, as each classroom will contain 60 pupils. “Each block will have six classrooms….

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FG Hands Over Presidential Lodge Marina To Lagos Govt

The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the final handing over of the Presidential Lodge, Marina to the Lagos State about twenty years after the journey to actualize it commenced. Speaking at the brief but impressive handing over ceremony, held at the Conference Room of Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing in Abuja, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the development was a testament of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to bring positive change to Lagos. Governor Ambode particularly commended the President, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of…

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Ex-EFCC Chairman, Ribadu, Says Bankers Aid Money Laundering

The First Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Mr Nuhu Ribadu has said several money laundering frauds happen in Nigeria with the active connivance of banks and their workers. Ribadu who stated this in his keynote address at the Book Launch in Abuja on “Improving Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: Self-protecting Theory and Money Laundering Reporting Officers” noted that the banking system is prone to abuse by corrupt elements. The book is authored by Dr. Abdullahi Usman Bello of the Abdulbel Consulting. “Our banking system is prone to abuse…

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AMBODE PRESENTS N1.046trn 2018 BUDGET PROPOSAL

…Earmarks 67% To Capital Expenditure, 33% For Recurrent, Targets N720bn IGR …Infrastructure, Education, Transport, Security, Health Sectors Get Lion Share Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday presented the Year 2018 Budget proposal of N1.046trn to the House of Assembly, with a pledge that his administration will make every effort to complete all ongoing projects as well as initiate new ones to consolidate on the development recorded in the last 30 months. Governor Ambode, who christened the 2018 Budget as “Budget of Progress and Development”, said it would be…

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