UNION BANK TO SUPPORT START-UPS THROUGH THE UNIONX INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions, has unveiled the 2021 UnionX Innovation Challenge, as part of efforts to support young start-ups and boost innovation in the start-up ecosystem. Tagged ‘A New Discovery’, the Challenge will discover, showcase, and support eligible entrepreneurs across Nigeria with innovative, technology-focused Minimum Viable Products (MVPs). Speaking on the UnionX Challenge and Union Bank’s focus on innovation, the Bank’s Head, Retail Banking and Digital, Lola Cardoso said, “The UnionX Challenge highlights our focus on supporting innovation as key driver of sustainable development and growth…

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REGGAE, DANCEHALL KING, DADDY U-ROY DIES AT 78

Legendary pioneer of the dancehall, U Roy is dead. The veteran toaster reportedly died in his native Jamaica on Wednesday night after ailing for sometime. He was 78. Tributes flowed freely on social media Wednesday night as musicians expressed sorrow at the death of a pioneering godfather of Jamaican music. Dancehall superstar Shaggy posted: “Today we lost one of our heros !! A true legend in this game of dance hall/ Reggae if your (sic) a fan of sound system, then your a fan of Stur Gav sound. With such…

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ARMY HAS NO POWER TO ARREST, DETAIN AND INVESTIGATE CRIMES: IT USURPS POLICE POWERS—FEDERAL HIGH COURT RULES

It was relief and jubilation  in Abuja on Wednesday as Mr Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court put an end to the protracted Fundamental Rights Enforcement suit brought by Miss Grace Anita Paul against the Chief of Army Staff ,the Nigeria Army, Inspector General of Police and the Nigerian Police Force. Miss Paul alleged that officers of the Nigerian Army invaded her residence and abducted her to Mambilla Barracks in Abuja on October 24th 2019 where she was subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment, and untold hardship. She…

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NAMES OF ABDUCTED GSS KAGARA STUDENTS RELEASED

The names of the abducted pupils and teachers of Government Science College, Kagara have been released. Bandits had invaded Government Science College Kagara and abducted 27 students, 3 teachers, two non teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff staying in the quarters on Wednesday morning. The names of the abducted teachers are: Hannatu Philip, Lawal Abdullahi and Dodo Fodio while the non teaching staff are Mohammed Musa and Faiza Mohammed. The abducted family members are: Christiana Adama, Faith Adama, Maimuna Suleman, Nura Isah, Ahmad Isah, Khadizat Isah, Mohammed…

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NEW EFCC BOSS ABDULRASHEED BAWA: A FAIR AND THOROUGH PROFESSIONAL

By Sunday Adebayo It is no longer news that Abdulrasheed Bawa is on his way to becoming the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC as nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari, pending the Senate’s approval. This relatively unknown young man appears to be the perfect match for the country’s fight against corruption, both in the low and high places, going by his antecedents. This was contained in a letter by President Buhari on Tuesday, February 16th to the Upper Chamber of the House of Assembly, as a matter…

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