NOLLYWOOD ACE, CHICO EJIRO’S FUNERAL RITES BEGIN WITH INDUSTRY TRIBUTES NIGHT

The funeral rites for late Filmmaker, Chico Meziakpono John Ejiro, commenced on Tuesday with a Night of Tributes organised by his colleagues. The event which kicked off at 4pm, and held at the open field of the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, was anchored by top actor and musician, Segun Arinze. It had top industry practitioners in attendance, including  Richard Mofe-Damijo(RMD), Paul Obazele, Keppy Ekpenyong and his wife, Fidelis Duker and wife, Opa Williams, Francis Onwochei, Emeka Ossai, Uche Iwuji, Peace Anyiam Osigwe, Fred Amata, GM National Theatre, Prof. Sunday…

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NOLLYWOOD STAR VICTOR DECKER IS DEAD

Veteran Nollywood actor, Victor Decker is dead. News of his death was broken by fellow Nollywood actor, Uzee Usman in a post on Instagram on Tuesday. Reports say the actor’s already decomposing body was found on a couch in his apartment by his neighbors. This was after his neighbors had noticed inactivity in his apartment for a few days. Neighbors were said to have broken into his apartment, where they were greeted by the gory sight of his decomposing body. His family members were alerted and his remains have since…

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BUHARI PICKS ABDULRASHEED BAWA AS NEW EFCC BOSS

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said Buhari conveyed the nomination in a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan. Adesina noted that the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004. Bawa, 40, is a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee…

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ENGR [DR] FUNIMIAYINKE WAHEED ADEKOJO SPEAKS ON HER JOURNEY INTO MUSIC AS SHE RELEASES ANOTHER SINGLE

She is well known as a philanthropist, with her reach-out programmes touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of widows and students. FunmiAyinke Waheed Adekojo, the lady behind FunmiAyinke Humanity Foundation is a woman of many parts. She is a Fellow of Nigeria Society of Engineers FNE, Fellow Nigeria Society of Mechanical Engineers, FNIMechE, Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants, FIMC, as well as Fellow of International Management Specialists,  UK FIMS. Her Engineering Company is also one of the foremost in the country on account of handling big and challenging jobs, …

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FIDELITY BANK SUCCESSFULLY ISSUES THE LARGEST TICKET TIER II LOCAL BONDS IN NIGERIA

Fidelity Bank Plc has successfully issued 10 years N41.21 billion in fixed-rate unsecured subordinated bond at a 8.5 percent coupon rate due in 2031. The bond issuance which was fully subscribed given that total investor interest and commitments in the bonds were N56.6 billion, adds to the impressive portfolio of landmark transactions structured by the bank, and underscores its capacity to successfully execute debt capital market transactions. The transaction is a landmark achievement in the Nigerian domestic debt market for being the largest corporate bonds ever issued by a Nigerian…

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