NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THAILAND, AHMED BAMALLI EMERGES NEW EMIR OF ZAZZAU

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has approved the appointment of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Thailand, Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. Bamalli is the first Emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years after his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi, died in 1920. A statement by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Alhaji Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani said Bamalli succeeds Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris, who died on Sunday, 20th September 2020 after reigning for 45 years. The statement explained: “Governor El-Rufai congratulated His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ahmed…

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FIRSTBANK DISBURSES N17 BILLION LOANS THROUGH FIRSTADVANCE, REINFORCES ITS FINANCIAL INCLUSION DRIVE

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, recently announced that loans in over the sum of 17 billion naira have been disbursed to individuals, across the country. The loan disbursement is carried-out through FirstAdvance, its digital lending solution. FirstAdvance is designed to offer a convenient and easy access to cash for salary earners whose accounts are domiciled with FirstBank and have received regular salaries for two months, prior to the loan request. In barely a year since the launch of FirstAdvance, over 128,000 unique customers in…

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419! POLICE DRAG EX-IMO GOVERNOR, IKEDI OHAKIM TO COURT

The Nigeria Police force has filed a three-count criminal charge against former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim. In the charge marked CR/993/2020 and dated September 23, 2020, which was filed before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court, Abuja, Ohakim who was Governor of Imo State from 2007 to 2011, was accused of using the name of Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of works and housing, to defraud unsuspecting victims. He was also alleged to have given false information against one Chinyere Lilian Amuchienwa. The charge reads: “That you…

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THREE YEARS AFTER LATE WIFE, FORMER GOMBE GOVERNOR, DANJUMA GOJE PICKS NEW BRIDE

Three years after the death of his first wife, Hajiya Yelwa Goje in 2017, former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje has remarried. Senator Goje, who represents Gombe Central at the National Assembly, reportedly married his new wife, Aminatu Dahiru Binani Chiroma, at a ceremony which was held last weekend in Asokoro, Abuja. The wedding attracted top political figures including Governor Ganduje of Kano State, Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, among several others. Senator Goje ‘s new…

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LEGENDARY SINGER, JOHNNY NASH, DIES AT 80

Johnny Nash, a singer-songwriter and performer of the million-selling anthem “I Can See Clearly Now”, has died at the age of 80. Nash, who had been in declining health, died of natural causes at home in Houston, the city of his birth, said his son, Johnny Nash Jr. Nash rose from pop crooner to early reggae star and was in his early 30s in 1972 when ‘I Can See Clearly Now‘ topped the charts. He had already lived several show-business lives. In the mid-1950s, he was a teenager covering Darn…

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