USCIRF Applauds Sanctions on Salah Gosh for Gross Human Rights Violations
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of State publicly designated Salah Abdalla Mohamed Mohamed Salih (Salah Gosh) of Sudan and his wife and daughter under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, making them ineligible... Read more
With First Bank’s Spark, Joyful Tidings Echo For Less Privileged Children
Their excitement was exceptional that Saturday morning on 6 July 2019. It was an overflowing river of joy and gratitude they could not contain, pumping from their hearts. The students and staff of Wesley School for the Hearing Impaired, Surulere, Lagos had a good reason to be ecstatic. The... Read more
Nigeria’s Federal Court To Rule On Suit Seeking To Stop Ministerial Inauguration
The Federal High Court Abuja will, on Monday, deliver its ruling in a suit, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from his cabinet list. The applicant, Mr Musa Baba-panya, who was also the counsel in the... Read more
Borno Governor Donates Sambisa Forest For RUGA Programme
The Borno State Governor, Prof. Zulum Babagana Umara, has donated some parts of the enclave of the Boko Haram, Sambisa forest, for the controversial Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) program. The governor also mobilised the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Agro Rangers and hunters to secure the large... Read more
Assar, Meshref Win 2019 ITTF Africa Cup
Egypt’s duo of Omar Assar and Dina Meshref were crowned the champions of the 2019 ITTF Africa Cup concluded on August 5, 2019, at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Assar, who is tournament’s no.3 seed, accounted for the host nation’s favourite, Aruna Quadri, the top... Read more
Gov. Wike Assures On Govt. Resolve To  Tackle Insecurity In Rivers
From Dianabasi Effiong Gov. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers  has declared that his administration is fully prepared to tackle  insecurity and will do everything  required to protect lives and property. He also declared that the State Government proscribed all Youth Groups operating in Rivers because they were hijacked by... Read more
El-Zakzaky, Wife Due Back In Nigeria
The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat will return back to Nigeria tonight, according to reports by The Nation newspaper quoting a source it described as a key leader of the Islamic sect. The newspaper said the couple will leave... Read more
Reinventing First Bank Through Creativity And Innovation
By Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma (NAN) For a financial institution of Firs Bank’s pedigree, it is not uncommon for its top managers to be creative and constantly innovative. Indeed, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer of First Bank, attributes the Bank’s consistent growth in the past 125 years to innovation and... Read more
NNPC/SNEPCo Cancer Machine Reduces Treatment Waiting Time By 80 Percent
From Dianabasi Effiong The new cutting-edge cancer treatment machine just installed at the National Hospital Abuja will reduce patient’s treatment waiting time from 16 minutes to two minutes, the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Jaf Momoh, said on Friday at the inauguration of the equipment by the... Read more
First Bank Convenes SME Week, Reinforces Support For The Engine Of The Economy
First Bank of Nigeria Limited, as part of the launch of its specialized SME propositions, has announced the convening of its SME Week scheduled to hold in the week 5 – 9 August 2019. Customers and non-customers of First Bank can expect to participate in a wide range of events... Read more