Stanbic IBTC Appoints Sola David- Borha As New Director

The Board of Directors of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC on Thursday announced the appointment of Sola David- Borha as their Non-Executive Director of the bank. The disclosure notice ehich is effective from 24 September 2020 had been received by the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE). The bank board of Stanbic IBTC added that the appointment followed the receipt of all required regulatory approvals. The disclosure, signed by Chidi Okezie, the company secretary, added that Mrs David-Borha is currently the Chief Executive, Standard Bank (Africa Regions). The new appointee had served as…

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National Judicial Council Recommends 22 Judges To Buhari For Appointment

Four of the nominees were appointed to the Supreme Court while the others were nominated to other Nigerian courts. Details of the appointment is contained in a statement by the NJC spokesman, Soji Oye. Read full statement below; PRESS RELEASE13th August, 2020• NJC recommends appointment of four (4) Justices, Supreme Court of Nigeria, three (3) Heads of Court, eleven (11) Judges for State High Courts and four (4) Kadis, of Sharia Court of Appeal; The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Dr. Justice…

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UBA Appoints Six New Country CEOs in Africa

The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) has announced the appointments of Rokia Hacko, Chioma Mang, Chinedu Obeta, Bode Aregbesola, Kingsley Ulinfun and Usman Isiaka as chief executive officers of six of its 20 subsidiaries across Africa, subject to regulatory approvals. The new CEOs will drive the UBA Group’s strategy and activities in Mali, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, Tanzania and Sierra Leone respectively. In addition, Ogechi Altraide has become the new Head, Retail Banking; Amadao Konate, Head, Treasury & International Payments for UBA America. These international appointments complement the prior appointments…

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan Bags ECOWAS Appointment

The Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has been appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a special envoy to lead the sub-regional body’s mediation mission in Mali. As a Special Envoy, the former President is to facilitate dialogue with all principal stakeholders in Mali, including President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, opposition leaders, civil society as well as religious organisations, towards resolving the worsening socio-political situation in the West African country. Speaking ahead of his scheduled departure for Bamako on Wednesday, Mr Jonathan promised to do his…

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Nigerian Diplomatic Mission Faces Uncertainty As Cronyism Becomes The Order Of The Day Under President Buhari’s Administration

 The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has systematically eroded the ethos of professionalism and decurum in the Nigerian diplomatic service in favour of political loyalist and cronyism. Where career diplomat who are well trained and fit for purpose have been rendered useless and left to suffer aberration in the appointment of Ambassadors. In July 2015, envoys appointed by the Jonathan Administration were recalled. This development resulted in all 93 Nigeria’s embassies and high commissions to be left without substantive heads for over one year until the government finally decided to…

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President Buhari Renew The Appointment Of 12 Non-Career Ambassadors

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday renewed the appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors, promising to uphold the principle of fair representation and inclusiveness in all governance affairs. This was disclosed in statement made by the presidential spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu. Garba said the President felt compelled to give the assurance following recent complaints which trailed the appointments of 41 non-career ambassadors that some states were left out. According to the statement, the appointments were renewed following a satisfactory performance evaluation, adding however, that the…

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PMB Presents 41Non-Career Ambassadorial Nominees To The Senate

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 41 non-career Ambassador designates. He also nominated one career Ambassador designate representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The nomination was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, requesting the confirmation of the nominees. The President’s letter was read by the Senate President after the Red Chamber resumed an executive session on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. This is coming weeks after the Senate confirmed 42 career ambassador designates nominated by the president. TellAfrica shall keep…

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Sanwo-Olu Swear-In 8 New Judges In Lagos State

Sanwo-Olu Swear-In 8 New Judges In Lagos State.   To deepen the dispensation of justice in our state, today, I swore-in eight new Judges to strengthen our High Court following their confirmation by the National Judicial Council, the Executive Governor of Lagos State announced.   Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated; “On behalf of the government and people of Lagos, I say hearty congratulations to:   Hon. Justice Dorcas Taiwo Olatokun, Hon. Justice Yhaqub Gbadebo Oshoala, Hon. Justice Omotola Ibironke Oguntade, Hon. Justice Olufunke Sule-Amzat, Hon. Justice Dr. Rasul Oriyomi Olukolu, Hon.…

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COVID-19: Okonjo-Iweala Gets Appointed By WHO

-YOMMY AYILARA. COVID-19: Okonjo-Iweala Gets Appointed by WHO. The World Health Organisation has appointed former Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a Special Envoy of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced the appointment on Friday, during the launch of the initiative, which he characterized as; “a landmark collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for COVID-19.”   Dr Okonjo-Iweala was authorized to the role along with British business executive and former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline,…

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