CBN bows to pressure, review№²№ cash withdrawal limits 

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has increased the maximum weekly limit for cash withdrawals across all channels by individuals and corporate organisations to N500,000 and N5 million, respectively.     The development was contained in a letter addressed to banks on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.   The development comes two weeks after the CBN reduced the weekly over-the-counter cash withdrawal limit for individuals to N100,000 and that of corporate organisations to N500,000.     The bank also reduced withdrawals at automated teller machines (ATMs) and point-of-sale terminals to N20,000…

Osun Guber Tribunal : INEC defends Gov Adeleke’s Victory, says there was no Over-voting 

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has launched its defence of the July 16th victory of Governor Ademola Adeleke, positing that over-voting can only be proven through comparison of server, a secondary data with primary data in the BVAS machines.   In a very revealing disclosure for the the second straight day of defence, the electoral body faulted claims of over voting as emanating from lack of understanding or deliberate oversight on the part of the petitioners on the working of the voting machines.   In a presentation by the witness…

NASC Boss bags Most Outstanding Public Officer of the Year 2022 

A Coalition of Civil Society Groups for Peace, Security, Good Governance, Equity, and Justice (PACA) has chosen the Executive Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission, Engr Ahmed Kadi Amshi as the Most Outstanding and Transparent Public Officer of the Year 2022 in Nigeria. Presenting the award to Engr Amshi in his office at Utako today, the National Co-ordinator of the group, Comrade James Okoronkwo, explained that the award was in recognition of the “Sterling and Transparent Accomplishment of the NASC boss in enhancing the capacity of the National Assembly…

CHRISTMAS 2022: 50 Students get Scholarship, as Ooni throws party for Ife children 

The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II on Tuesday awarded scholarships to 50 students in Ile-Ife, in celebration of the 2022 Christmas festival. While receiving the children who are students of primary and secondary schools, as well as Schools for persons with Special Needs at his ancient Ile Oodua Palace in Ile-Ife, Ooni Ogunwusi urged the kids to pick only from good mentors in the society. Speaking through his amiable queen, Olori Temitope Adesegun-Ogunwusi, who doubles as CEO of the Ooni’s NGO; Hopes Alive…

Stakeholders okay patents and design act repeal and re- enactment bill, counterfeit goods est. bill four others at public hearing

There was no dissenting view at the public hearing of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment on six bills held Wednesday at the National Assembly complex in Abuja. The Senate Committee had presented the six bills to seek for stakeholders and public input before presenting it at the plenary. Indeed, stakeholders unanimously backed the six bills, three of which was sponsored by Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun central, APC). Senator Amosun, who justified the bills and sought for inputs from stakeholders was represented by Senator Tolulope Odebiyi (Ogun west, APC).…

Joseph Ari and the Three R’s @ 62, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

The Director General, Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Training Fund ITF, Sir Joseph Ari like a diamond in the sky has defied all gimmicks a public officer in Nigeria was common with or subjected to, as he had defied all efforts that was geared towards cajoling Nigeria’s public officer to disrepute. His reappointment in 2020 was based purely on merit by turning around ITF from it’s routine statutory responsibility beyond training Nigerians to exploring the need to impact skill acquisition, enterpreneurial development, training and revenue generation. The giant feat he…

YULETIDE: Niger CP directs Officers to fortify their Areas of Responsibility

The Commissioner of Police Niger State Command, CP Ogundele J. Ayodeji has directed massive deployment of Police personnel and operational assets across the State to provide adequate security before, during and after the Yuletide. The CP gave the directive to officers during his monthly conference with HODs/Area Commanders and DPOs today being 21st December, 2022 at Police Officers’ Mess, Minna. He further directed Tactical Commanders, Area Commanders and DPOs to deploy men to public places, worship centres and other recreation centres to avoid any untoward incident. He therefore enjoined officers…

Gov Adeleke approves payment of December Salaries,Pensions  ….. restates his commitments to workers’ welfare

The Osun state Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has approved the payment of December 2022 salaries and pensions.   The payment covered all Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs) as well as Secondary and Primary school teachers, tertiary institutions, local government staff and retirees among others.   As the cleaning up of state finance continued, the state Governor has restated his committment to fulfilling the obligations of the state to workers on the payroll of Osun state.   ” I have as a priority number one the welfare of workers especially our civil…

Stakeholders brainstorm on Ease of Remittances in Abuja

Stakeholders in the Africa diaspora remittances began a two-day Regional Consultative Meeting on Leveraging Remittances in Abuja. The meeting being coordinated by the Africa Institute for Remittances (AIR) in collaboration with Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has as its theme: The Role of Regional Economic Committees (RECs), Fintechs and Remittance Service Providers (RSPs) on promoting Integrated Regional Approach. It is an inclusive approach to bring all relevant stakeholders together to examine the strategies and challenges of Diaspora Remittances in Africa. In his opening remarks, Dr. Sule Yakubu Bassi who represented…