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Crime / Polaris Bank Ex-staff In EFCC Net For Defrauding A Captain by BrandAfriq: 12:25am On Dec 01, 2023
The Port Harcourt’s Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a couple, Emmanuel Dike and Ugochi Eziaku Dike for alleged N500 million (Five Hundred Million Naira) investment scam.

The couple was arraigned alongside their company, Dike & Phil Associates Ltd on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, by the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on five-count charges bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretence and criminal conversion of funds to personal use.

One of the charges reads: “That you Ugochi Eziaku Dike, Emmanuel Dike, Dike & Phil Associates Ltd; Kelechi Chigozirim Ahiawe (still at large), and Ampletech Integrated Services Ltd, sometime between the 24th day of August, 2020 and 15th day of February, 2021, at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of Five Hundred Million Naira (N500,000,000.00) only from one Captain Chukwuemeka Stanley Ikeri, a Nigerian citizen and his company- Clipboard Office Superstores Limited, under the pretext that it was for investment purposes that will yield him 10% interest, which you all claimed to have the capability to deliver to him, which pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act”.


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Celebrities / African Movie Maker, Don Charles Scouts For International Island For Shoot by BrandAfriq: 8:37pm On May 26, 2023
It is no longer news that the African movie industry has been able to give hope to many as they have continued to create job opportunities while also entertaining many homes.

With various awards that come just to celebrate the hard work put into movie production, it has left many movie makers scouting for good locations towards ensuring that they put Africa in good limelight and one of such is an African movie maker and international location manager, Don Charles.

The vast international location manager is currently on an Island where he is scouting for a good location ahead of his blockbuster movie which is scheduled to start soon.

Although Don Charles did not disclose what the movie is all about but has insisted that it is one that will excite many homes including those in the diaspora because it will be different from the norm with a good storyline.

Celebrities / Nollywood Actor, Ukwa South Pays Courtesy Visit To Nigerian Embassy by BrandAfriq: 10:37pm On Jul 06, 2022
South African based Groups of Nigerian Movie Actors and Crew headed by Stanley Sule better known as Ukwa South and Nollywood Veteran Actor Tuvi James, recently paid a Courtesy Visit to the Nigerian Embassy in South Africa.

The Nollywood practitioners made the visit to appreciate the agency on its continuous contributions towards ensuring the safety of Nigerians based in South Africa.

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Nairaland / General / Ofcom Sanctions Loveworld Limited Over Harmful Claims About Covid-19 by BrandAfriq: 6:59am On May 19, 2020
Ofcom has today imposed a sanction on Loveworld Limited, which broadcasts the religious television channel Loveworld, after a news programme and a live sermon included potentially harmful claims about Covid-19.

Our investigation found that a report on Loveworld News included unsubstantiated claims that 5G was the cause of the pandemic, and that this was the subject of a ‘global cover-up’. Another report during the programme suggested hydroxychloroquine as a ‘cure’ for Covid-19, without acknowledging that its effectiveness and safety as a treatment was clinically unproven, or making clear that it has potentially serious side effects.

A sermon broadcast on Your Loveworld also included unsubstantiated claims linking the pandemic to 5G technology, as well as claims which cast serious doubt on the necessity for lockdown measures and the motives behind official health advice on Covid-19, including in relation to vaccination.


Nairaland / General / Breaking News: Azman Air Celebrates 6 Years Anniversary by BrandAfriq: 5:48pm On May 15, 2020
Even though the Federal Government of Nigeria, has not approved the movement of domestic flights in the country, that has not stopped Azman Air, from celebrating its milestone.

The Airline company started flight operations in 2014 and is being founded by Alh. Dr. Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina and Azman Air is a wholly owned Nigerian airline.

With good flight records, the company could not hold back its joy as they turned 6 years in the Nigeria Air space with good safety measures for both staff and customers.


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Nairaland / General / Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh Rescues Children In Nigerian Hospital by BrandAfriq: 10:17am On May 12, 2020
In life, for one to move on, he or she needs to put aside the past and remain focus and for Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, essence of life has all been about giving, which she has steadily been doing through her Tonto Dikeh Foundation.

The actress has touched uncountable lives and especially during this covid-19 trying times, she has been there for many both widows, children and those in the hospitals.

Tonto through her foundation is not slowing down as she has used all funds available to ensure that she gives hope to as many lives as possible.


Nairaland / General / If Trend Isn’t Feeding You, Stop Wasting Time…actress, Yvonne Nelson by BrandAfriq: 10:02am On May 12, 2020
Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, has closely been watching how some youths have miss used their lives all in the name of following trends but cannot give good account of themselves.

The actress pointed out that following trends is cool but it will be better if they could be creative in their own way rather than trying to be like others.

She stressed that people should not always plan to be like others, rather, they should indulge themselves in something that is profitable.

“Don’t waste your years focusing on others! focus on yourself…..work on yourself…..educate yourself….get creative…..have time for yourself.


Nairaland / General / Actor, John Dumelo Donates Health Materials To University Of Ghana Hospital by BrandAfriq: 9:46am On May 12, 2020
Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo, is one actor that is not always thinking about himself alone but carries others at heart as he tries to always see how he can support in certain times.

The actor recently celebrating his one-year wedding anniversary with his wife, took a drive down to the University of Ghana hospital, where he donated boxes of hand sanitizers, tissue papers, toilet rolls & gallons of liquid soap, for use in managing the covid-19 situation.


Nairaland / General / Itel Mobile Donates Relief Materials To Ipaja Community (photos) by BrandAfriq: 8:38am On May 12, 2020
One of Nigeria’s fast-growing mobile brand, Itel Mobile Nigeria has done so well in the mobile brand in the country and they have continued to improve each year and they have continued to serve Nigerians well.

Itel even though is a business company, has continued to carryout various corporate social responsibilities no matter how tough things might be especially during this covid-19 pandemic.

The brand recently visited residents of Ipaja, where they donated relief materials to them as a token of also supporting the government during this challenging times.


Nairaland / General / Shareholders Of Union Bank Of Nigeria Approves 2019 Annual Accounts by BrandAfriq: 12:34am On May 11, 2020
Shareholders of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. have approved the Group’s 2019 annual accounts, during the Bank’s first ever virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) which held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

Shareholders’ attendance at the AGM was by proxy, in keeping with physical distancing measures put in place due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The proceedings of the meeting were however streamed live online for the benefit of all the Bank’s shareholders.

Addressing shareholders during the AGM, the Bank highlighted some of its key achievements in 2019, including – the launch of alpher, the Bank’s proposition for women; the introduction of digital loan offerings; the issuance of a fully subscribed Tier-2, N30 billion bond and; the Board’s recommendation of a dividend payment to its shareholders owing to the Bank’s overall strong performance.


Nairaland / General / Communities Appreciate Lafarge Africa’s N500 Million Food by BrandAfriq: 11:42pm On May 10, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lafarge Africa has deployed a N500m intervention fund to provide medical infrastructure, food and essential medications to its host communities. During the first phase of the intervention launched on the 6th of April 2020, the company converted two of its facilities in Sagamu and Ashaka to be used isolation centres, and also provided infrastructure support such as generators, ambulances and critical personal protection equipment (PPE) for health professionals and its host states. In the second phase of the intervention, Lafarge distributed food and medical supplies to its host communities targeting 60,000 beneficiaries across 10,000 families.

Mrs. Elenda Giwa-Amu, Non-Executive Director, Lafarge Africa Plc said: “Our operations are built on the key pillars of sustainability and health and safety. We are therefore mobilizing resources at our disposal at this time to offer succour to Nigerians just as we are collaborating with government agencies at all levels to build enduring structures to end the pandemic”.


Nairaland / General / Semovita Does Not Contain Plastic Materials-nafdac by BrandAfriq: 11:00pm On Apr 29, 2020
The attention of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been drawn to a social media video showing a woman washing Golden Penny Semovita in a sieve using cold water. The woman claimed that the residue she got after sieving was plastic.

Upon receiving the alerts from various quarters in the community, the Director General immediately gave a directive to conduct emergency post-marketing analysis using different brands of Semolina. The Agency has investigated this claim by conducting appropriate analytical testing in her internationally accredited laboratories. The results showed that there was no plastic or any similar harmful contaminants in Golden Penny Semovita. It contained the expected components plus the required Vitamin A. NAFDAC therefore wishes to inform the general public that the claim in the social media video is false and misleading.

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Nairaland / General / Barrier Face Masks Does Not Prevent COVID-19-NAFDAC Warns by BrandAfriq: 10:50pm On Apr 29, 2020
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has cleared the air on Barrier face masks stating that it does not prevent an individual from contracting COVID-19 but, they have been found to contribute to reduce the spread of infections when used widely with other preventive measures.

The agency noted that Non-medical or Barrier face masks include self-made or commercial masks or face covers made of cloth (textile fabric), non-woven wadding or paper-like materials. For these masks, 100% cotton is preferred, though polyester, linen or knit fabric can be used.

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Nairaland / General / Fire At NNPC Retail Affiliate Station From Underground Tank-nnpc by BrandAfriq: 10:32pm On Apr 29, 2020
All stations under the brand name of NNPC Retail Limited operate under very high safety standards as endorsed by the Federal Fire Service and the Department of Petroleum Resources, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, has stated in a release in Abuja today.

He quoted the Managing Director of the NNPC Retail Limited, a Subsidiary of the corporation, Sir Billy Okoye, as saying that, as a policy, the Management of the company ensures that all stations under her watch maintain required safety standard in order to curtail incidences of fire outbreaks as well as other health and safety hazards.

NNPC Retail Limited has more than 600 stations across the Country.


Nairaland / General / Workers Day: Federal Government Declares May 1, Public Holiday by BrandAfriq: 3:49pm On Apr 28, 2020
The Federal Government has declared Friday, May 1, 2020 as public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day Celebration.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the FG, commended Nigerian workers for their resilience, patience & understanding, particularly in their support of President Muhammadu Buhari Administration’s efforts at stemming the spread of COVID-19.

Aregbesola who further thanked Nigerians and the labour force for their sacrifices in the present period of trial, assured that their commitment and patience will complement the efforts being made by Government and other stakeholders to ensure the speedy control of the virus.

He said that with the cooperation of every citizen as well as strict adherence to the measures being put in place by relevant authorities, the challenges being faced by Nigerians as a result of the disease would soon be put behind.

The Minister expressed optimism that the economy of the country will rebound and be stronger after the COVID-19 experience, taking cognizance of the various economic stabilisation efforts by the Federal Government. He therefore, called on Nigerians to remain calm and be hopeful.


Nairaland / General / It’s Painful Accessing Loan From Bank Of Agriculture…md, Farm Mondiale by BrandAfriq: 11:56am On Apr 28, 2020
Seeing how young farmers can be brought to limelight, Farmer Square which seeks to build a strong agribusiness network along the value-chain across Africa, had an online interview with young female farmer, Amaka Chukwudum, CEO Farm Mondiale, who took them through her journey to farming and obstacles she scaled through towards achieving her farming aim and was monitored by brandafriq.com.

As a woman in agriculture, how has the experience been with Farm Mondiale in a male dominated field?

Agriculture requires energy and it’s not been easy but it’s not impossible, however, the men in the industry has been helpful. I also found out I am naturally gifted with unique energy.

Studies show women in Agriculture suffer the disadvantage of lacking access to both fund & labour. How have you been able to manage well?

I have tried accessing loan from Bank of Agriculture and the experience was a painful one, however, my major funding came from long term saving, friends and family. I use my experience to gather resource.

Read full interview here: http://brandafriq.com/its-painful-accessing-loan-from-bank-of-agriculturemd-farm-mondiale/

Nairaland / General / COVID-19: Lagos, Kano Order Face Masks From Cross River by BrandAfriq: 11:42am On Apr 28, 2020
Cross River State Government has received purchasing orders from the governments of Lagos and Kano States to supply nose masks.

Governor Ben Ayade disclosed this on Monday while inspecting the production of masks at the state’s Garment Factory in Calabar.

While Lagos requested for one million pieces, Kano demanded for another 100,000 pieces to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The governor noted that the garment factory is well-positioned to supply cloth mask of global standard to all states in the country even as he seeks nationwide patronage.


Nairaland / General / UBA Corporate Affairs Manager, Ramon Set To Build A Block Of Classroom by BrandAfriq: 11:20am On Apr 28, 2020
Image builder and Corporate Affairs manager of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr Ramon Nasir, recently turned a year older and there is nothing more he can appreciate God for than ability to be alive to celebrate another year with his family and loved ones.

Ramon is one fellow who is loved by many not because he is the best man, but because God’s favour has continued to dwell in his home and heart as he constantly extends a hand of fellowship to people around him.

He might not be sleeping on millions of naira, but the little he has and with the friends around him, he is already planning on giving back to his high school in Ado-Odo.
The PR guru disclosed on his birthday that his friends have made plans to monetize the birthday comments on his picture into building a block of classroom in his former high school.

In his words, “Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds! As I start a new year, I am committed to reviving the glory of the high school I attended- Ado-Odo High School, Ado-Odo. My friends have promised to monetise every comment in this post towards building a block of classroom. Let’s go!”

This is a gesture he has always planned on doing knowing the training he got while in school that helped shape the loved and successful man he is today as he plans to impact lives the more as long as he has enough breath in him.


Nairaland / General / Governor Sanwo-olu Orders Evacuation Of Corpse From Mortuaries by BrandAfriq: 11:13pm On Apr 25, 2020
The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-olu, is currently not happy with the sudden increase in the COVID-19 cases in the state the state recently recorded 670 cases within four days which means a 76% increase.

According to the Governor, “As at midnight yesterday April 24, 2020, Lagos State had a total of 670 confirmed cases of #COVID19. What this means is that we have seen a 76% increase in our number of confirmed cases within four days, an average of 70 cases daily.”

Sanwo-olu went on to order the release of 209 inmates of the correctional centres in Lagos as part to decongest the centres due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I also ordered the release of 209 inmates of correctional centres in Lagos. This was done in part to decongest correctional centres in view of the #COVID19 pandemic and is part of a larger effort to bring lasting reform to the administration of criminal justice in the country,” the governor stated.

The Governor went on to give an order that corpses of loved ones in the state mortuaries have 2 weeks to be cleared for funerals so as to decongest the facilities.

“Today, I gave an order that families who have corpses of loved ones in our mortuaries have 2 weeks to pick the bodies for funeral so as to decongestant our facilities. For about two months, there have been no funerals in Lagos due to the Lent period and restrictions of #COVID19. we are making to break the chain of transmission. Let continue to follow all health advisory, observe a high level of personal hygiene and take note that the use of face masks is now compulsory in public places in Lagos State. Together, as one Lagos, we will beat #COVID19” the Governor added.


Nairaland / General / Ogun State Begins Dry Season Harvest In Youth Rice Production Project by BrandAfriq: 11:02pm On Apr 25, 2020
The Ogun State Government has already started harvesting dry season rice in its joint Ogun State and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Value Chain Project.

This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina when he visited the over 120,000-hectare rice farm in Sowunmi Village along the Ofada/Mokoloki axis of the State.

The Commissioner, who stated that the State Government has provided all necessary support to the youth farmers by clearing the land, and giving seeds, funding and input, said that the farmers are allowed to offtake rice processors, as the State has four mills.

Dr Odedina stated that the four mills in the State were in need of paddy, so the issue of paddy shortage could now be solved since the farms will supply them conveniently.

"Rice is big business," the Commissioner said, as he disclosed that because of this, Government has been actively involved at all phases including land preparation, water supply, milling, drying, packaging and marketing.

He said that the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, understood the complexity of the trade which could place the State as Nigeria's centre of food supply, and therefore had keen interest in empowering the youth to be productive in the sector.

The project is currently ongoing across eight (cool local government areas of the State, including Obafemi-Owode, Yewa North & South, Ijebu North & East, Ifo, Odeda and Odogbolu.

However, the State Ministry of Agriculture is still working on the project in Odogbolu, Odeda and Yewa South LGAs, as they will get versatile youth to come on board.


Nairaland / General / NUPENG Issues 7-day Ultimatum To FG Over Killing Of Member by BrandAfriq: 12:35pm On Apr 25, 2020
The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has condemned claims by the Minister of Information, denying the killing of a member of the union, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme.

The 26-year old petrol station worker was killed on Sunday, the 5th of April, by a mobile policeman in Abia State, while discharging his duties and joining the frontline of the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the National President of NUPENG, Williams Akporeha, the union says it takes exception to the position of the minster during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 meeting and describes it as an attempt to twist the fact of the incident.

Mr Akporeha stated that the policeman in question is currently in detention and has made confessional statement to committing the act.

He said the union demands immediate retraction of the claim by the minster, prosecution of the policeman involved and payment of compensation to the family of the deceased by the Federal Government.

They want the demands to be met within seven days, starting from Thursday, the 23rd of April.


Nairaland / General / Azman Air CEO Donates Over 20000 Bags Of Rice, Cash To Kano Residents by BrandAfriq: 12:25pm On Apr 25, 2020
Well, as it stands, the struggle during this Covid-19 pandemic, is not for the government alone but for every individual to come out and join hands together to support one another grow no matter the religion.

In his effort to alleviate the present hardship caused by the outbreak of Corona Virus, the President Azman Group Alhaji Dr. Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, has donated more than 20000 bags of rice, 10000 bags of Millet, 10000 bags of Maize and Cash from N10000 to individuals in different communities of Kano State.

Azman President, sees this gesture as his own little contribution towards support the government knowing that things have not been easy as it will help keep every family indoor as the government tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus.


Nairaland / General / Mouka Adds Comfort To Lives Of Its Consumers During The Covid19 Pandemic by BrandAfriq: 12:18pm On Apr 25, 2020
Mouka has introduced a #stayhomewithMouka campaign to encourage its consumers to stay safe indoors while they enjoy a range of benefits from the brand. Mouka has also teamed up with the online retailer, Konga.com to ensure that their products are delivered safely to the doorstep of consumers. During this period, consumers are spending more time in bed and Mouka intends to make the stay comfortable and pleasant.

The #stayhomewithMouka with Mouka campaign promises to keep consumers engaged and rewarded during this period.

To keep consumers engaged, Mouka engaged Ex BBN housemate Tuoyo to take consumers on a fitness journey as exercise is one of the bedrocks for a quality night sleep and wellbeing. Also, Mouka has engaged known Celebrities such as Sola Sobowale and Bolanle Olukanni for live interactions on relevant topics relating to staying engaged during the COVID 19 epidemic.


Nairaland / General / Fallout Of Covid-19 Will Still Be With Us Till 2021-steve Babaeko by BrandAfriq: 11:35am On Apr 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic might be shaking the world right now but that has still not stopped farmers from seeing how they can feed the nation in the ugly situation even though many are trying to ensure that they keep to tabs with various ways of hygiene so as not to contact the coronavirus.

One of Nigeria’s big name in the advertising world, Steve Babaeko, is not just doing well as a brand mogul but also as a farmer who is ensuring that his farm is one of many that can support the growth of the Nigerian food space through its farms.

Steve was placed on the hot sit by Corporate Farmers International TV, where he gave some insights into his farm and the Nigerian food security at large especially during this pandemic times.

Read excerpts below;

What prompt your decision of investing in the Agricultural Sector in Nigeria?

By 2050 Nigeria based on projections will become the 3rd most populated country in the world behind China and India. Our people need to eat and someone needs to work hard to provide the food. No nation is truly independent until she’s able to feed herself.

Tell Nigerians about your Farm, Babaeko Farms in Kogi State

#Babaekofarms is an initial 50 hectares farm project in Kogi stae, that’s focused primarily on growing and processing of oil palm. Our concept is to overlay tech on best agric practices to further boost productivity. We have @CorpFarmersTV as our technical partner.

What is your opinion about Nigeria Food Security System?

The Government is just beginning to move the needle but there’s a lot more to be done. There’s been interruption of farming activities in the Northeast, farmers/herders clashes in the south hasn’t helped food security either. Time to urgently make up 4 the shortfall is now!

Do you now think the Government is doing enough on Food Security in Nigeria?

The new policies re farming and agric are steps in the right direction + Border closure too. I believe Govt can do a lot more. We need to lower the average age of farmers in Nigeria. Make farming cool so younger people can embrace agric. The youths have novel ideas we can tap.


Politics / The World Now Depends On Farmers For Survival-akin Alabi by BrandAfriq: 10:25am On Apr 23, 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic has really let countries thinking as they all continue to seek support from each other for survival and with situation like this, one cannot throw away agriculture (FOOD), as we all need to survive during this challenging period.

Seeking to see how the government and the youths can work to bring about the needed change in the Agric spheres, brandafriq.com had an exclusive interview with Agricultural Business Coach and co-founder Corporate Farmers TV international, Akin Alabi, who took his time to share some insights on how things can work for the food sector.
Read excerpts below;

As Nigeria struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic, how do you think farmers can survive this period?

It’s a difficult situation thou. But we must ensure to keep our Farmers (Rural& Urban) Safe & most importantly create awareness about the pandemic and what they need to do to stay safe.

At periods like this, everyone depends on food and considering the lockdown, how can government help farmers achieve better produce?

The only way Government can support any Farmer is to provides farm inputs to continue Production. Farm Production is CRITICAL at this time because the whole world now depend on the Farmer for Survival.

Now how readily are these farm lands available for farmers knowing that they have to go through a lot of process before they can even get land from the government?

Well for Farm Lands, it varies either you buy off to use or you lease. But Lands are always available for Farmers who are ready. It’s just going thru the process with the Ministry of Agric and it will be allocated. The most important part is.

That takes us to Agricultural Funding, a youth that wants to go into poultry, piggery and other livestock, do you think he can go through the various government challenges just to get funds/loan?

Absolutely No government or Bank will loan you. What he/ she needs to do is to start small with little capital via PERSONAL savings. It’s not necessarily starting Big. Gradually with Continuity the Business will grow & can apply for more funds to upscale.

The economic situation we find ourselves today as youths is not encouraging, making ends meet, takes time, how do we save, buy half plot of land even and start even poultry?

Well there are lots of initiatives that is encouraging youth in Nigeria such as Nigerian Youth Connect To Work initiative by Cellulant, the Tony Elumelu Foundation. This platform & others are created to support Youth #Startup especially those interested in.


Nairaland / General / My Father Stopped Me From Owing An Electrical Shop-yul Edochie by BrandAfriq: 10:17am On Apr 23, 2020
When one is looking for real home discipline then African parents cannot be ignored because they feel they know and have what it takes to discipline a child and that was the case of Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie.

The actor has left many of his fans talking and applauding his father, Pete Edochie, whose discipline towards him helped mould him into the man he is today by refusing him being a young boss at an early stage.

Yul disclosed that his father flogged the hell out of him when he told his father while he was in JSS2 that he does not want school anymore with intention of wanting to own an electrical shop.

In his words, “In JS2, I told my father I didn’t want to go to school anymore, he should open electrical shop for me. He said ok. He Invited me to his room, locked the door & pulled out his belt. He gave me a beating that reset my brain to factory setting. Look at me today. Thank you Dad!”


Business / Fidelity Bank Claims Assaulted Customers Were ‘shoulder Surfing’ To Steal Custom by BrandAfriq: 8:50pm On Aug 11, 2018
…as they set to Lose Customers over Alleged Assault

Fidelity Bank Plc is not having it rosy in recent months as they have been faced with some challenges that has made some Nigerians wonder about the activities of the bank.

Just some months back, they were in the news over allegations of not paying their sacked workers which they denied and now they are being accused of assault on some of its customers.

According to reports, many customers of the Fidelity Bank at Kola bus stop, Lagos, were shocked, recently, after the branch manager ordered the security guards to beat up two aggrieved customers for daring to complain about the poor service rendered to them.

According to one Olumide, who witnessed the incident, the customers were at the bank to lodge a complaint after the bank’s ATM failed to dispense cash to them and they were debited.

He alleged that in the course of their rant, they insulted the bank over the manner in which the issue was being handled. The insult was said to have angered the manager who ordered their beating within the bank premises.

Meanwhile, Fidelity bank has countered the allegations levelled against them as they claimed that the two guys in the viral video were ‘shoulder surfing’ to steal customer card details at the ATM.

According to the bank, “The two individuals featured in the video were suspected of ‘Shoulder surfing’ to steal a customer card details at the ATM.”

The bank further added that the security personnel on duty interceded and they attacked and injured him before the intervention of the mobile Policemen who are seen in the video.

They claimed that no fidelity Bank official ordered any violence against customers as alleged and there was no incidence of the branch ATM not dispensing cash.

Some customers are finding the bank’s claims difficult to believe as some have taken to their social media page to notify them on their plans to close their accounts with them with various reasons.


Business / Miriam Chidiebele Olusanya Emerges Executive Director Of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc by BrandAfriq: 1:30pm On Aug 11, 2018
The Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Investing public are hereby informed that the Board of Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTB) has approved the appointment of Mrs. Miriam Chidiebele Olusanya as an Executive Director of GT Bank.

Mrs. Olusanya has over 20 years of banking experience which spans through Transaction Services, Treasury, Assets and Liability Management, Corporate Finance and Wholsesale Banking.

She joined the bank in 1998 and has been in charge of managing the Bank’s Naira and Foreign Currency Balance Sheet, Asset and Liability Position as well as Money Market, Foreign Currency and Bonds Trading.

She holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Ibadan (1995) and a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Accounting) from the University of Liverpool (2011). She has attended a number of executive management and banking specific programmes in leading educational institutions.

Mrs Olusanya was a general Manager until her appointment. She is the Head, Wholesale Banking Division of the bank. The approval of the Central Bank has been received for the said appointment.


Business / Keystone Bank MD, Obeahon Ohiwerei Bags Honourary Doctorate Degree by BrandAfriq: 6:46pm On Aug 10, 2018
There is never any limit to learning in life as we learn new things everyday and such is the same for the GMD/CEO of Keystone Bank Limited, Obeahon Ohiwerei.

Mr Ohiwerei, another features to his cap as he recently bagged a Honourary Doctorate Degree from Trinity International University, Georgia, in recognition of his sterling achievements.

Ohiwerei has been one vibrant boss that has brought tremendous innovation to Keystone bank that today it can compete with other banks in the country.

The bank has continued to evolve all through the years and almost every month, they are activating their latest technological innovations to ensure that the bank meets the international banking system.


Business / Itel Mobile Partners With Sarz Academy To Train 10 Youths On Music Production by BrandAfriq: 2:32pm On Aug 09, 2018
One of Nigerian mobile brands, Itel Mobile, is not just rolling out latest gadgets into the Nigerian market just to make money but they are also working silently at ensuring they impact lives.

The popular mobile brand recently took the bold step as they partnered with The Sarz Academy Foundation to train youths in music production in Nigeria.

According to Itel Mobile, the academy will be training 10 producers in a production and music business master class from 6th of August to 31st of August 2018.

The Sarz Academy is own by versatile music producer, Sarz and according to him, the academy is dedicated to nurturing raw talent, advocating innovation, leadership, and legacy amongst Nigerian youths not just to Nigeria but to the world at large.


Business / NAFDAC, CPC Seal Off Krispy Kreme’s Operations Over Sales Of Expired Doughnut Mi by BrandAfriq: 11:08am On Aug 09, 2018
The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), recently raided the factory of Krispy Kreme.

The seal off came after a due inspection carried out by the joint body to ensure that Nigerians get dividend on what they pay for to consume.

NAFDAC and CPC officers were shocked to have discovered that the food company on account of serious regulatory violations with using expired doughnut mix and fillings.

CPC while sharing the latest development on the food brand stated that Krispy Kreme’s operations have been suspended as further enforcement activities will follow later.


Education / Total Nigeria Begins Book Reading Forum 2018 With 10 Secondary Schools by BrandAfriq: 11:27pm On Jul 24, 2018
One of Nigeria’s foremost energy company, Total Nigeria, has continued to prove to Nigerians that aide the business aspect of their job, they also key into supporting qualitative education in the country.

The oil company recently stepped out at ensuring they helped in reviving the reading culture among Nigerian students which has suffered a serious setback over the years.

Total initiated the Book Reading Forum 2018 which has the theme, ‘Read, Explain, Ask and Decide (READ)’ and had about 80 students from 10 secondary schools review Nnedi Okorafor’s book ‘Zahra the Windseeker.’

The company believes that initiatives like this will go a long way in making the students to yearn for books and also save money to buy some educative books they have always wished to buy.


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