Remi Babalola resigns as First Bank Chairman after Otedola increased shares

Femi Otedola’s increased shares in First Bank Holding may have contributed to the resignation of Remi Babalola as Chairman. Babalola quit from his position as the current chairman of FBN Holdings, owners of First Bank on Friday December, 16 2021, a Nairametrics report says. The resignation is yet to be confirmed by the bank or the Nigerian Stock Exchange but analysts believe Otedola’s influence is responsible for Babalola throwing in the towel early after he was appointed by CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele in April 2021. Emefiele announced Mr. Babalola as Chairman of the…

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Engr. Funmi Ayinke Honoured with Woman of the Year Award

It was another night of glory for Engr. Amb. Dr. Fumilayo Ayinke Waheed – Adekojo as she bagged the ‘Woman of the Year’ Award. Nigeria News honoured Engr. Funmi Waheed-Adekojo Funmilayo with the award of excellence in Abuja. The event  which was held Thursday, 16th of December 2021 at the NAF Conference Centre in the nation’s capital city, had in attendance dignitaries such as the the Governor of Yobe State, His Excellency Mai Mala Buni;  Senator Ayim Pius Ayim, the Former Senate President and Secretary of Government of Federation; The Governor of Kogi State, His…

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Julius Berger Delivers Top-Notch Infrastructural Projects To Rivers State

Rivers State Governor Nisom Wake described the work of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc as an enviable standard of engineering proficiency, strong technical ability, and a firm commitment to delivering excellent and lasting quality. Governor Wike said this with gusto in Port Harcourt last week as newly constructed and rehabilitated bridges and roads began to operate amidst their pomp and grandeur. This was just as Julius Berger Nigeria PLC Managing Director, Dr Lars Richter expressed the company’s appreciation to the state government and people for trusting the company as a project…

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CG, VIGILANTE GROUP OF NIGERIA, NAVY CAPTAIN UMAR BAKORI (Rtd) BAGS HONOURARY DOCTORATE DEGREE FROM AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Pix: Navy Captain Umar Bakori (rtd) being presented with honorary doctorate degree of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University by representative of the University’s Chapter President, Professor J. N William It was commendation galore yesterday for the Commander General of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Navy Captain (Dr) Umar Bakori (rtd) as he was honoured with the prestigious Honorary Doctorate Degree of the American top-of-the-class Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. In a message sent by Professor J. N William, the Chapter President of the University at the grand event held at the Nigeria…

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Funmi Ayinke’s Glitzy Album Launch: Mother of all Events (pics)

Dateline: LagosEvent: Funmi Ayinke Album Launch The day was electrifying. Was that an album launch or a carnival?In all my years reporting society, entertainment and Lifestyle, I have never seen nor been to an album launch of such magnitude. Class, penache, elegance, seemed to be the theme of the high profile event.Funmi Ayinke may be new to the music scene but she was able to pull the cremede la creme of the Nigerian society.From Wande Cole to Teni to Tunde Style Plus, Jaywan, top Nigerian musicians turned out to honour…

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JULIUS BERGER WINS ITF’S “BEST IN TRAINING CONTRIBUTION 2021” AWARD

Nigeria’s engineering construction flagship, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has won the “Best in Training Contribution 2021” award of the nation’s Industrial Training Fund (ITF). The Senior Area Manager, Alhaji Inuwa Sumaila on behalf of the Director-General of the ITF, presented the award to Julius Bergerat the ITF Corporate Head Office in Maitama Abuja. At the ceremony in Abuja, Julius Berger was cited and celebrated by the ITF as a patriotic corporate citizen. According to the ITF, Julius Berger has proven to be consistently compliant and committed to the important development and improvement of the country’s human capital index. The company was enjoined…

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Joan Agha Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of Touching Lives

By Lagos standards, a Friday morning event that was not a society wedding or celebrity birthday with the promise of choice good and liquor could not be expected to have a full house, but Mr and Mrs Billy Agha filled the Function suite of the High profile Oriental Hotel, Victoria island, Lagos to the brim celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the Joan Agha Foundation. In the gathering were Reverend fathers and Reverend Sisters from the Catholic Church who had dedicated their lives to the service of humanity, Supporters of…

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A Brilliant Man of Impeccable Values and Principles – Dare Adeleke Celebrates Mentor, Chief Yekinni Adeojo

Dare Adeleke, Executive Chairman, Oyo Pacesetters Transport Company and Oyo PDP Chieftain, has felicitated with Chief Yekini Ayoade on his Birthday.Adeleke, while wishing Ayoade a wonderful birthday celebration, described the former PDP Deputy National Chairman and Seriki Musulumi of Yorubaland as a brilliant man of impeccable values and principles. Adeleke said: “Life indeed is a reflection of how we live it. The more we age is the more we have past years of experiences and legacies to live behind.Today, I celebrate my leader, my father and mentor, Chief Yekini Ayoade…

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All Night Wake Keeping for Abuja Society Lady Kosor Felicia Akpapunam was a Bomb!

it was a roller coaster evening of culture and Entertainment all through Wednesday night in Ezi kingdom, located in Aniocha North local government area of Delta State, when home folks, relatives, friends and well wishers hit the town which is a thirty minute drive from Asaba for the traditional all night wake keeping of the Abuja society Lady and philanthropist, Chief Mrs. Kosor Felicia Akpapunam, wife of the Entertainment Guru, Henry Akpapumam aka DJ Mannix. The Ezi ‘all night wake’ was part of a kaleidoscope of events lined up by…

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$32m Fraud Case: Court declares Iyalaje Oodua, Toyin Kolade wanted

…Lawyer risks sanction A Federal High Court in Lagos has summoned a lawyer Mr O. Awowole to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for failing to present a defendant, Princess Oluwatoyin Kolade, that he allegedly undertook to produce in court. Justice Peter Lifu ordered Awowole to appear on Tuesday, November 9, following Kolade’s failure to honour a hearing notice for his arraignment last Thursday on an alleged $32million fraud charge. The lawyer was also absent when the matter, marked: FHC/L/407C/2019 was called. Kolade,a top society lady is one…

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