Monthly Archives: August 2017

Zenith Bank Hails D’Tigress For Winning NWL

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Zenith Bank Plc, sponsors of the annual National Women League, on Monday congratulated Nigeria’s female team, D’Tigress, winning the 2017 FIBA Women AfroBasket which ended in Bamako, Mali at the weekend.

D’Tigress achieved the remarkable feat in style by beating the defending Champions, Senegal, 65-48 in the final match to earn Nigeria her third title in the competition which was the 23rd edition. Incidentally, Senegal has won the competition 11 times. Nigeria also won the event in 2003 and 2005.

The Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, on Monday showered praises on the players for going all the way to make Nigerians proud.

He said: “It was a sweet victory for the Nigeria. As sponsors of the national women league, Zenith Bank is a major stakeholder in the sport and we are happy with the feat achieved by D’Tigress

“We salute the hard work and determination of the players and officials of the team especially because they won all their matches in the competition.”

The Zenith Bank boss however paid special tribute to the three home-based players who made the trip to Mali for the competition. They are Nikechi Akashili, Chioma Udeaja and Upe Atosu.

“Let me also congratulate the three worthy ambassadors of the Zenith Women Basketball League- Akashili, Udeaja and Atosu- who joined national camp just after the final of the Final 8 in Lagos.

“We are particularly proud that of the home-based players invited out of which three eventually made the team. This is good for our investment in basketball over the years and we are encouraged to do more.”

D’Tigress started the competition by beating Mozambique 80-69 in their first game, whipped Democratic Republic of Congo 84-47 in the second and defeated Egypt 106-72 to emerge the first team to book a place in the quarterfinal of the competition.

Nigeria also defeated Senegal 58-54 in the last group match, blew out Cote d’Ivoire 98-43 in the quarterfinals and pipped Mali 48-47 in the semis before beating Senegal 65-48 in the final.

Gov Fayose’s Brother, Emmanuel In Auto Crash!

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The household of the Ekiti State Governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose had every cause to thank the Lord as one of the prominent members of the family, Emmanuel survived a ghastly car crash some days ago.

According to information sourced by Papermacheonline, the businessman was travelling from Abuja to Ekiti where his Governor-brother was being honoured with a chieftancy title by the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe when the tyre of the Prado jeep he was travelling in bursted on top speed and the car somersaulted.

The visibly shaken Emmanuel was dragged out of the car by other road users who witnessed the accident.

The young man was said to be in a good condition as he got out of the crash without any injury.

The news got to Governor Fayose through his aides and he was said to have immediately ordered a two-car convoy to go to the crash scene and fetch his brother.

The Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe, conferred chieftaincy titles on the governors of Ekiti and Gombe States, Mr Ayodele Fayose and Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, respectively. Also honoured was the wife of Gombe Governor ,Hajia Ummi Adama Dankwambo and a member of House of Representatives , representing Remo Constituency in the House of Representatives and governorship.21078702_734688736737849_3977956874011350479_n

(photo news) Kayrom Lee Boss, Romoke Ayinde Honoured By The Rotary Club, Agodi

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All The Investments That Put Bayo Adelabu In Trouble (details of his encounter with the EFCC+political ambition in jeopardy)

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One of the Deputy-Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chief Bayo Adelabu is at the moment fighting the biggest battle of his life.

Adelabu was invited and interrogated some days ago by the EFCC in Lagos for abuse of office and role in the alleged siphoning of shareholder funds via phoney loans.

Sources with knowledge of the development told us that investigators believe that Adelabu, who is presently serving as one of the Deputy Governors at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), allegedly connived with Oba Otudeko to arbitrarily approve loans running into several billions of naira which have since gone bad.

The recklessness of the bank bosses prompted the CBN to introduce stiffer corporate governance rules to protect shareholder funds from being abused by insiders.

In Adelabu’s case, many other accidental deep pockets have probably learnt few had lessons on the dos and don’ts of executive banking, morality and citizenship. This are certainly the worst of times for him. Adelabu, who is believed to have amassed a huge war chest, is preparing a bid for the governorship of Oyo State in 2019.

In his bid to win the Governorship election in Oyo State come 2019, the banker has invested hugely in his hometown, Ibadan to drum the support of the people.

With reckless abandon unusual with people in public office Bayo Adelabu has solely financed and owned an ultramodern Shopping Centre on Rring road, Ibadan, a 34-flats serviced bedroom apartments at Oni and Sons street, Ibadan, the highbrow Bayseone Hotel in Jericho, Ibadan and his recent investment being the most expensive hotel in the city, Best Western Hotel tucked inside the Iyaganku GRA, iBADAN.

All these investments were said to have been traced and would likely be answered for as the anti=fraud commission has beamed its searchlight on the activities of the billionaire, a grandchild of late Ibadan popular politician, Chief Adegoke Adelabu.

The recent occurrence is said to have had a dent on his political career as his handlers in Oyo State are working hard to distract the people from the incident.

He was interrogated for hours on Monday at the Ikoyi, Lagos office of the EFCC and subsequently released on administrative bail. EFCC sources say he is expected to return to the agency for further questioning and may be charged to court for fraud and insider abuse when investigations are concluded.

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Lagos City Suya Carnival to put Lagos metropolis on world map at 50

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The Lagos metropolis under the leadership of governor Akinwunmi Ambode will be put on the world map courtesy The Lagos City Suya Carnival.

The first edition of the edible-oriented carnival is scheduled to break the world record of the longest suya/steak with the production of a single 50ft suya.

This feat is to be achieved in conjunction with the Guinness Book of World Record in Lagos, Nigeria.

A brain child of Kehinde Talabi, an amiable businessman and CEO of Suya Stops, The Lagos City Suya Carnival, is organised in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture.

The carnival, which is billed to wrap up the long month celebration of Lagos, Nigeria’s foremost state at 50, is billed to hold on October 1, 2017.

Emmanuel Uduaghan, Nike Akande, Patrick Doyle, Nikki Laoye, others step out for 20th anniversary celebration of ‘Inside Out with Agatha’

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Nigeria’s longest-running independent television talk show, ‘Inside Out with Agatha’ celebrated Agatha Amata’s 20th year anniversary as host of the show, as friends, celebrities and other well-wishers gathered for a gala dinner yesterday at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos.

In attendance at the event were former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, his wife, Roli Sheila Uduaghan; President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nike Akande, CON; Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State, Honourable Kehinde Bamgbetan; Nikki Laoye, amongst others.

Mrs. Akande delivered the goodwill message, while Mr. Emmanuel Uduaghan gave a testimonial narrating his first meeting with the host, Agatha Amata.

Representing the governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, the Special Adviser to the Governor, Honourable Kehinde Bamgbetan, delivered the keynote address.

The evening ended with the announcement of Sandra Eze – winner of The Search TV show – as the new face of ‘Inside Out with Agatha’.

ZENITH BANK TO PARTNER READAMANA TO ENLARGE ICT COMPETTION, DISCOVER MORE KATHERINE ETAS

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Zenith Bank is to partner with ReadAmana to encourage participation by more students in the annual Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, Group Managing Director, Peter Amangbo has said.

Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday while receiving the Nigerian contingent to the 2017 edition of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) held in Disneyland, California, USA, Amangbo said the bank was encouraged by the performance of the team and would work with the Nigerian organisers to enlarge the competition.

Katherine Eta of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos last week emerged the third place winner in the keenly contested 2017 World Championship, the only African winner in the competition.

Nigeria was represented at this year’s championship with the support of Zenith Bank Plc. by Katherine, Husna Bello, Glisten International Academy, Abuja, FCT; Ogon Holdings, Deeper Life High School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; Adeniran Oluwatamilore, Louisville Girls High School, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State; Oloriegbe Favour, Childville Schools, Ogudu, Lagos and David Eta, Childville Schools, Ogudu, Lagos, Lagos State.