Unity Bank Sustains Momentum, as Profits Rise by 43% in Q1/2021

Nigeria’s foremost agric lender, Unity Bank Plc has sustained the growth momentum demonstrated in its 2020 full year earnings as it recorded an impressive performance of 43% in both profit before and after tax in Q1-2021. In the Bank’s unaudited Q1-2021 results submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Friday, […]

Nigerian Idol: Select the Best of the ‘Worst’ in the Wooden Mic Competition

Auditions in the ongoing Nigerian Idol season 6 competition have featured the good, bad and unbelievable singing talents across the country. The competition grows fiercer as the contestants are narrowed down to the Top 10 and then will proceed to the Nigerian Idol live shows, which begins from Sunday, 9th May. As viewers wait to see how the show pans out, the organizers have announced a special […]

Ooni Canvases for Locally Made Products as Titan Farms Opens Rice Factory in Ibadan

The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has urged Nigerians to patronize locally made products, stating that such gesture is required to grow the country’s economy. Ooni Ogunwusi made the call on Thursday at his Ile Oodua Palace Ile-Ife, while playing host to management […]

Debit Cards: Still Driving Financial Inclusion

The last decade witnessed tremendous changes in the nation’s banking landscape. The number of bank customers have grown, agency banking has gained a foothold and cheques have given way to transfers, particularly through SMS banking and mobile apps. Debit cards, however, remained a constant feature during this period. Debit cards […]

Banking Made Simple with First Bank New Corporate Website-Raheem Akingbolu

Raheem Akingbolu reviews the new FirstBank’s corporate website and reckons that it would go a long way in strengthening the ability of the bank’s patrons and other potential customers in addressing basic banking operations. Outside the physical identity of any brand, the most accessible door into operations of a company […]

Police to Release Baba Ijesha Within 24hours-Says No Case of Defilement Against Him


A senior officer at the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed to PUNCH Metro that a directive had been given for the release of Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, from custody. The source said due to the ongoing strike by members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, […]

First Bank Lands in Serious Trouble As CBN Queries Ibukun Awosika Over  Shobo’s Appointment


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday queried the board of First Bank Nigeria Limited over the removal of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the bank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, saying the action was without regulatory approval. The apex bank said the board’s move has “dire implications for the bank and […]

Valencia vs Barcelona, Napoli vs Cagliari, Other La Liga and Serie A Games On DStv and GOtv This Weekend

DStv and GOtv viewers can look forward to action from the 2020-21 La Liga and Serie A seasons, with matches scheduled for 30 April – 3 May 2021. SuperSport is the only place to get English commentary from the legendary La Liga, where the pick of matches for this round sees Valencia host Barcelona on the evening of Sunday […]

First Bank Appoints Gbenga Shobo as MD/CEO Designate, Abdullahi Ibrahim as DMD

The board of First Bank of Nigeria Limited on Wednesday, approved the appointment of Mr. Gbenga Shobo, currently Managing Deputy Director, as the Managing Director/CEO designate of the bank. The lender has also appointed Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, as its new Deputy Managing Director. Gbenga succeeds Sola Adeduntan, who will be […]