Gunmen abduct Ondo monarch

Armed men believed to be kidnappers have abducted the Oluyani of Iyani, Oba Joel Daodu, in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. The traditional ruler was kidnapped on Owo- Ikare road in Ondo North senatorial district of Ondo State. Oba Daodu was on his way from Oba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area when he ran into the kidnappers. The Owo-Ikare and Akure-Owo routes have become notorious for kidnapping and armed robbery incidents in the recent past. The former Regent of Akungba, Princess Oluwatoyin Omosowon, Chief Olu…

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Chibok girls, the mirror in our faces

As we remember the girls captured in Chibok three years ago, we must remember that they constitute only a fraction of the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency. I would urge Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), while you keep this issue of Chibok on the table, to broaden your message to cover all girls and boys abducted by Boko Haram, and also draw attention to the condition of girls and women in our society in general. To give you an idea of the extent of this problem, as at today,…

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IDB Trust Services lists $1.25bn Sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

IDB Trust Services’ securities has been admitted to Trading on the Nasdaq Dubai Market. Nasdaq Dubai said this in a statement on its website. It is the eighth Sukuk listing on the exchange by the IDB, making it one of the largest Sukuk issuers by value on Nasdaq Dubai at $9.8 billion. Based in Saudi Arabia, the IDB has 57 member countries and its activities are designed to foster their economic development and social progress. Nasdaq Dubai provides the IDB and its other regional and international issuers with close links…

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Oil firm hires COO

Oil and gas firm, Sirius Petroleum has appointed Peter Gregory as chief operating officer. A statement by the company said that he would take charge of all operational areas of the Ororo oil field in Nigeria. Gregory has over 40 years’ experience in drilling and operations in the oil and gas sector. He has held senior positions with many companies, including Lasmo, Premier Oil and BG Group. Also, Gregory has been in involved in several projects in West Africa and he has previously worked with several of Sirius’ consortium partners.…

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Fidelity Bank customers win N9m in promo draw

Winners have emerged in the seventh edition of Fidelity Bank Plc’s Get Alert in Million Promo draws held in various regions of the country. The winners, according to a statement, emerged from a transparent randomisation process, which was vented by the bank’s control team and witnessed by officials from Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and other stakeholders. Aside from other consolations prizes ranging from refrigerators to generating sets, the seventh edition of monthly draw saw four lucky customers from South/West, South/South, South/East and Abuja regions of the bank winning N1 million…

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‘Fleet mgt firms rake in N1.7bn yearly’

The management of Rosabon Financial Services has said that fleet management and other corporate lease solutions made on average return of about N1.7 billion annually from companies in the country. Head, Communication, Kehinde Ruth Onasoga, in a statement, said: “Recent statistics have shown that companies in Nigeria, on the average, spend at least N1.7 billion annually on fleet management and other corporate lease solutions just to be able to address their logistical challenges. “Even at that, combining daily business activities with fleet management operations is becoming an increasingly difficult task…

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EPL: United end Chelsea jinx as Reds squeeze past Baggies

Manchester United did Chelsea’s title rivals Spurs a favour and kept up their pursuit of the top four with a dominant win over the leaders at Old Trafford. The first goal was a controversial one with Ander Herrera appearing to handle the ball before setting up Marcus Rashford to finish low from an angle. Herrera fired in the second himself, via a deflection off Kurt Zouma. United trail fourth by four points, the same margin that separates Chelsea from second-placed Tottenham. Earlier, Roberto Firmino scored a winner for the second…

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Akure monarch kidnapped

  A traditional ruler, Oba Joel Daodu was at the weekend abducted by suspected kidnappers along Owo/Ikare road in Ondo North senatorial district of Ondo State. Oba Daodu, the Olu of Itaoniyan in Akure South Local Government Area of the state was on his way from Oba-Akoko in Akoko Southwest Local Government Area of the state when he ran into the hands of the suspected kidnappers. The Owo/Ikare and Akure/Owo routes have been notorious for the kidnapping and armed robbery incidences in the recent past. The former Regent of Akungba,…

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