SIR DENNIS ONYEJE TO BE BURIED IN IMO THIS FRIDAY

The Onyeje family of Umuehido kindred, Amorji village, Umuopia autonomous community in Akokwa, Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State has announced the death of their son, father, and grandfather, Sir Dennis Onyeje, KSC (Ochudo). He was aged 82. According to the programme of event for his burial rites as released by the family, the late Sir Onyeje’s body will on Friday, May 7, 2021 leave Amablis Hospital Mortuary for lying in state in his compound. This will be followed by burial service and internment. Condolences continue on Saturday,…

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UNION BANK RESTATES COMMITMENT TO DELIVER VALUE TO SHAREHOLDERS

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has restated its commitment to delivering value to shareholders as it continues to drive growth and profitability of its business. The Chairman of Union Bank, Mrs. Beatrice Hamza-Bassey, stated this at the 52nd annual general meeting (AGM) held in Lagos. “Our commitment to delivering high quality earnings remains unwavering. I am pleased to announce that the bank delivered a resilient set of results in 2020 notwithstanding the challenging macroeconomic operating environment. “Our overall performance demonstrates our resilience and ability to adapt to the constantly changing…

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MBAMALU FAMILY PICK MAY 7TH FOR MATRIARCH’S BURIAL

The Mbamalu family of Umuezekwaka, Ngo village, Igbo-Ukwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, has released the programme of events for the rites of passage of their matriarch, the late Mrs Joy Njideka Mbamalu. According to the programme, the body of the late Mrs Mnamalu who departed this world at the ripe age of 84.  will leave Apex mortuary for her compound on Friday, May 7, 2021, This will be followed at 11am by Burial Talk. Internment comes up at 12pm at her compound. Refreshment and condolences follow…

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A TEAR FOR THE CHECKPOINT POLICEMAN

By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu I hereby mourn the demise of my dearest friend, the ubiquitous illegal checkpoint policeman, who was heartlessly made to kick the bucket by Unknown Gunmen. Oi! Oi! Oi! This monumental loss is indeed very tragic for me because the checkpoint policeman, whilst he lived, happened to be the most dutiful Nigerian worker who was always at his duty post, from Kaura-Namoda to Agenebode, and from Koton-Karfi to Otanchara-Otanzu! Nobody could have accused the checkpoint policeman of absenteeism all the days of his police life. Compared to…

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LAGOS STATE SET TO PROSECUTE BABA IJESHA ON FIVE-COUNT CHARGE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, DEFILEMENT

Nollywood actor, James Olanrewaju popularly known as Baba Ijesha, will face a five count charge of sexual assault and defilement. A statement by the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN on Tuesday, noted that after due consideration of the case file forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution by the police on April 30, 2021 a prima facie case was established against Baba Ijesha. The AG stated that Baba Ijesha is to be charged under Section 135, indecent treatment of a child punishable by 7 years…

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