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Access Bank Repositions Digital Payment to Reap African Continental Free Trade Agreement Gains

Herbert Wigwe-Group Managing Director Access Bank Access Banks planned expansion to eight African countries will come with huge gains from the 1.3 billion people targeted in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) deal. The banks strong digital banking platforms will play well in enabling electronic payments across countries of operation and beyond. The lender…

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Covid 19: Nigeria not on the list as UK Bans 30 “High-Risk” Countries from Entry

International arrivals from high-risk countries on the United Kingdom’s banned list will have to quarantine in government-provided accommodation, such as hotels, for 10 days. They will be transported directly into quarantine after being met at the airport, the prime minister told MPs on Wednesday as he outlined the measures. Nigeria has not been listed as…

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Buhari Separately Meets with Ooni of Ife, Governors Makinde & Akeredolu Over Security Situation in Southwest

President Muhammadu Buhari has met separately with Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. The meetings were held in connection with the security situation in the Southwest, especially in Oyo and Ondo states, where activities of herders have created a major challenge, following Akeredolu’s ultimatum…

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“We’re in a State of Emergency”-Buhari Meets with Newly Appointed Service Chiefs in State House 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday afternoon met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs, charging them to be patriotic, and serve the country well. His words: “We’re in a state of emergency. Be patriotic, serve the country well, as your loyalty is to the country.” According to a press release from the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina,…

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“I Will Not Be Moved, Until Herders Move Out”-Sunday Igboho After His House Worth N50M Was Burnt

Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho on has alleged that some Yoruba leaders were supporting criminal herders to perpetrate their nefarious activities in the Southwest. The Yoruba activist has said these leaders are in support of the burning of one of his houses in his Ibadan, Oyo State, in the early hours of Tuesday. Responding to…

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#EndSARS: Court Dismisses Charges Against Four Protesters Arrested in Abuja

A court, on Monday, discharged four out of the six #EndSARS protesters who were charged with unlawful assembly in November 2020. According to a Premium Times report, the police had arrested them while they were peacefully demonstrating along with many others in front of the National Assembly complex in Abuja. The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Wuse Zone…

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Shootings in Orlu Community, Imo State, Nigerian Soldiers Seen Firing Gunshots, Gov. Uzodinma Declares Curfew

Shootings and deaths were reported in Orlu community of Imo State, South-east Nigeria, on Monday. Some military trucks and officers are seen on the streets in the videos here which we obtained from Twitter firing gunshots. Some residents of Orlu captured these scenes with their phones and posted them on Twitter. See some eye-witness reports…

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