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Hayatu-Deen Vows To fulfill All His Promises If PDP Gives Him A Chance

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Hayatu-Deen Vows To fulfill All His Promises If PDP Gives Him A Chance

 

Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, has assured delegates to the party’s forthcoming presidential primary of fulfilling his promises if elected to represent the in the 2023 election.

 

Speaking to party delegates, Mohammed urged them not to be emotional in their choice as he is in the race to work for the Nigerian people.

 

In his words:

“I make a solemn pledge that if I have your votes, I will keep my promise to do everything to work for Nigeria and the Nigerian people,”.

 

The PDP aspirant promised that if the delegates voted for him, he would serve the nation with all his might.

 

Mohammed Hayatu-Deen (MHD) is a family-oriented man who comes from a disciplined family and has built his own family on the values of hard work, the importance of family, and the importance of working as a team to achieve agreed goals.

 

MHD was born in Bama, Borno State, in a polygamous family as the first of several children. He spent his adolescent years at Bama before moving to Zaria when his father, Hayatu-Deen Jere (an accomplished educationist who was Director of Schools in the then Northern Region), was transferred from Bama to Zaria.

 

MHD was very lucky to be exposed to the richness and diversity of Nigeria by receiving his elementary education in Zaria and subsequently the famous Government College Keffi in the then Benue-Plateau State. He went to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, for his undergraduate degree, qualifying with a BSc. Economics (1976).

 

He founded the Alpine Group in 2005 – a project development company focused on intervening in high-growth sectors of the economy through direct investments. Alpine’s flagship project, the Ado Bayero Mall in Kano, commissioned in 2014, is currently one of the two largest shopping malls in West Africa.

 

He currently serves as the Chairman of the group

 

MHD has a burning desire to work with colleagues and public servants all over the country in addressing the obstacles and challenges they face, and take advantage of the immense opportunities available to be innovative, serve the nation and make Nigeria achieve its preeminent position as a superpower not just in possibilities, but in reality.

 

He wants to contribute – he knows he is ready because he has managed people and built systems that became profitable enterprises. Yes, he has been a great change agent both as GMD in NNDC and as Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of FSB International Bank Plc.

 

Today, Nigeria lacks institutions and leadership that can drive change with measurable, sustainable results.

 

Today, our public service is threatened.

 

Everyone is watching our government suspiciously, and nothing can be built in an environment dominated by a deficit of trust.

 

That’s where MHD sees an opportunity.

 

People are eager for a government they can believe in.

 

People are thirsty for quality leadership that delivers on the assignment to provide public goods without discrimination.

 

MHD sees how his children’s eyes light up in disbelief when he shares stories of how easy it was to get a job after graduation.

 

MHD extra-curricular activities, awards, and commendations

 

MHD has been involved in several extracurricular and national assignments:

  • Member of the Institute of Directors
  • Director of the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Director of the Nigerian German Business Council
  • Member of the Nigerian Industries Transparency Initiative
  • Member World Economic Forum
  • Member of the Corporate Council on Africa
  • Member of the Africa Business Round Table
  • Member of the West Africa Business Association
  • Member Presidential Advisory Council
  • Chairman Nigeria’s Technical Committee on Privatisation
  • Member President Buhari’s 2015 Transition Committee
  • Member Vision 2010 Committee
  • Member National Council on Nigerian Vision (NCNV) andChairman Nigerian Economic Summit Group – for two terms between 2003 – 2007.

 

How is Mohammed Hayatu-Deen different?

 

MHD recognizes that the task is monumental and requires deep reflection and strategic thinking. MHD is precisely what Nigeria needs in status and intellect. He is a change manager who has sacrificed his entire life building broken systems. His wealth of experience in the private and public sector space, heading top institutions in the North and the South, gives him a great perspective.

 

MHD possesses the ability to settle differences where disputes may arise. MHD will be a president for all, not a president for a section of the country or his friends and family.

 

MHD’s work ethic is comparable with those of global leaders of thought, and he intends to bring all these qualities to the service of the people. He will take bold steps to forge alliances and partnerships across the globe to foster unparalleled trade and investment relationships, which will fast-track Nigeria’s economic recovery.

 

MHD is a great listener and communicator and has the independence of mind to make hard decisions if it is in the interest of a more significant number of people.

 

MHD will not be shy to speak and walk with Nigerians throughout his tenure in office. He knows how to assemble a team that can deliver the best service.

 

He will take responsibility and accept criticism. He will reinforce the rule of law and the rights of every Nigerian regardless of location or level of access and build systems to support justice institutions.

 

Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Tennis, Swimming Fiesta Holds May 21, 23

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Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Tennis, Swimming Fiesta Holds May 21, 23

 

Naijanewsngr reports that Zenith Bank PLC, one of the country’s largest sports promoters, will hold two competitions at the exclusive Ikoyi Club 1938 later this month.

 

The Zenith Bank Secondary School Swimming competition, which takes place at the prestigious club’s swimming pool section, will feature 175 young swimmers from 14 secondary schools.

Zenith Bank/Ikoyi Club Tennis, Swimming Fiesta Holds May 21, 23

The Chairman of the club’s swimming section, Kunle Adeniji, assured reporters yesterday that everything was in order for the event on May 21.

 

He also praised the sponsors for making concerted efforts to find and develop great swimmers in the country.

“We are ready to train the young ones and also give them a good template to grow in swimming.
“Our sponsor Zenith Bank over the years has been wonderful and we expect the kids to enjoy themselves come Saturday, May 21,” said Adeniji

The Zenith Bank Swimming competition will take place on May 21 at the Ikoyi Club, while the outfit will also host a tennis tournament on May 23.

 

Zenith Bank’s Group Managing Director, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, stated that the financial institution will continue to unearth latent talents for the sake of the country.

“We want the young ones to get the proper training to move up the ladder.

“Zenith Bank is committed to sports development and that is why we focus on youth programmes so that we can raise future champions for Nigeria,” he said.

 

“Other events are still coming up later this year after the swimming and tennis at Ikoyi Club. We are committed to raise future champions for Nigeria and to also make some stars at the senior level represent the country well at continental and global events.”

 

Kokoro: Lagos commissioner, Onipokia, Obateru, Atayero, Princess Kolade, others set to grace Olabisi Adeyemi’s movie premiere

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Olabisi Adeyemi to premiere star-studded new movie, Kokoro, May 21

Kokoro: Lagos commissioner, Onipokia, Obateru, Atayero, Princess Kolade, others set to grace Olabisi Adeyemi’s movie premiere

All is set for the movie premiere of Kokoro, a new film by BlingDiamond Concept, at the prestigious Blue Moon Events Centre, Lekki, Lagos, on May 21, 2022, as top paramount Yoruba monarchs, chiefs and crème de la crème of the Yoruba social circle, confirmed attendance.

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Aside from the Lagos commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile Yusuf Moremi, who is saddled with the role of keynote speaker at the event, among those also expected are the Onipokia of Ipokia kingdom, Oba Dr. Sola Adeniyi Olaniyan, Oshigin II; Obateru of Egbin Royal kingdom, HRM Oba Adeoriyomi Oluwasesan Abdul-Akeem Oyebo, and the Atayero of Aramoko Kingdom, HRH Olusegun Aderemi, who are the Royal Fathers of the Day, while the Yeye 1 of the source (Ile Ife), Princess Folashade Ogunwusi Fadairo is the Royal Mother of the Day.

Olabisi Adeyemi to premiere star-studded new movie, Kokoro, May 21

The Chief Launchers of the Day are popular socialite and Iyalaje Oodua, Princess Toyin Kolade; the Akinsiku of Lagos (Olori Eyo), Chief Adebola Dosunmu and the managing director of Adebiyi & Son Nigeria Ltd, Elijah Adebiyi.

Kokoro, which was written and produced by Olabisi Adeyemi, is an intriguing story of love, betrayal and deceit. The movie, shot in undiluted and rich Yoruba language, promises to be very entertaining and highly educative.

According to the storyline, Olabisi Adeyemi tells a story of a family man who finds it hard to believe that his childhood friend and business associate is responsible for his family destruction.

“As you already know that, I just don’t produce movies for the sake of it. I love my job and I always ensure I take my time writing the scripts in order to ensure that all ingredients needed to make a very good movie are not missing.

“And Kokoro is no exception. Aside from making sure the story is tight, best thespians in the Nollywood industry acted in the project,” she said.

Other special guests expected at the epoch making event are the CEO of Zone 4 Energy Limited, Lara Olaniran; CEO of Midstream Food and Beverages Nig Ltd, Alhaji Abdul, Founder/Chairman MKH, Dr. Muibi Kehinde Hammed (MKH) and the founder of T Pumpy Concept Limited, Adaralegbe Akintayo.

The CEO Emachristher properties Limited, Olajide Ahmed Idowu; CEO, Zenith Carex, Adelana Olamilekan; CEO, Carllion Construction Limited, Bidemi Amusa; Hon Sultan Adeniji Adele and Hon. Desmond Elliot would also be present.

Fully subtitled in English, the movie features Olabisi Adeyemi herself, Akin Lewis, Saheed Balogun, Bimbo Oshin, Abiola Ajibike and Toyin Alausa.

Jide Awobona, Mustapha Solagbade, Habibat Jinad, Kunle Omisore, Bukola Olatunji, Kazeem Adeshina and others are also present.

Kokoro, co-produced by Olu Michael and directed by Saheed Abolaji Oscar, would be showing to an exclusive audience at the Blue Moon Events Centre with red carpet starting 1:00pm in the afternoon.

The full movie would be available on Apata TV Youtube channel after the event for general viewing.

“Kokoro is my fourth movie. I started movie production with the release of Okan Mimo, then Eni Ibi and followed by Ayami,” she disclosed.

The movie premiere would be compered by Baba Tee and Mama Ajasco, Moji Oyetola.

Other side attractions at the movie premiere include music, dance and comedy with special appearances by the popular musician, Jide Harmony.

AMP President, Board Of Trustees, Patron And Others To Host AMP National Congress-

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AMP, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe MFR

The Association of Movie Producers of Nigeria, AMP, is billed to host its national congress to ratify a new constitution.

The 26 year old producers’ association is the oldest registered primary association founded by the late Amaka Igwe, Zeb Ejiro, Kenneth Nnebue, Joe Dudun and others.

The congress, which will hold between May 26 and May 29, 2022, is for all state chairmen and their secretaries.

Other expected participants include the Board of Trustees, patrons and some members of the constitution review committee.

According to the national secretary of the association, Baba Agba, “it is at the core that the new constitution be adopted for proper administration of the association”.

“The president of the AMP, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe MFR, had made it part of points that will be delivered during her tenure,” he said.

The venue will be announced at a later date. However, the management assured that the event will be held in Lagos.

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Is Being Chastised For His Presidential Ambitions

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Godwin Emefiele

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Is Being Chastised For His Presidential Ambitions

Emefiele, the head of Nigeria’s central bank, had gotten the N100 million presidential nomination forms.

Nigerians have slammed CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele for his presidential ambition.

Naija news reports that the decision of Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to run for president of the country has sparked outrage among Nigerians, who have continued to voice shock and disgust over the event.

On Thursday, Emefiele, who is serving his second term as governor of Nigeria’s central bank, got the ruling All Progressives Congress’s (APC) N100 million presidential nomination papers.

The revelation, which means he is now a card-carrying member of a political party, has sparked constitutional and ethical concerns, prompting calls for his resignation.

The CBN governor’s banners and advertising materials were in the public domain, and his supporters were mobilising for him around the country, conducting conferences and demonstrations.

Since the Delta State-born banker’s power bid became public knowledge, months after he had maintained, notwithstanding suspicions, that he was focused on his profession, anger and disbelief have grown in the country’s social media realm.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Following reports that the CBN governor Mr Godwin Emefiele has picked the APC N100m presidential nomination form, we urge him to immediately resign his position in line with S. 9 of the CBN Act,” rights group, Socioeconomic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) declared.

Abdul Mahmoud Reaction
Abdul Mahmoud, alias Dr Great Oracle, a popular advocate noted that the CBN boss’ decision literally amounted to poking his fingers at Nigerians and Nigeria’s laws.

“Emefiele is now poking his fingers at us and our law. This is just beyond contemplation, reason and logic that a sitting CBN governor is not only a closet member of a political party, he’s actively taking part in a partisan contest in defiance of Section 1 (3) of of the CBN Act, 2007 which secures the independence of CBN,” noted the human rights lawyer via his Twitter handle @AbdulMahmud01.

“Section 9 of the act talks about the governor having no other vocation than running the CBN. If this isn’t a vocation for politics, nothing is. Terrible.”

Apart from its apparent illegality, the outrage over Emefiele’s attempt at the highest post in the country originates, probably more importantly, from his lacklustre tenure at the central bank.

Under his leadership, the naira has been in free slide, approaching N600 to the dollar. Under his leadership, the country has experienced a severe recession twice. Inflation is in double digits, and the jobless rate is at 35%.

Worse, many people believe he is operating the bank like a tyrant. He banned bitcoin trading early last year, which many young Nigerians had begun to welcome as a means out of the country’s high unemployment rates.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s Reaction

Ondo State governor and chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, slammed the CBN governor for running for President in 2023 while in office.

Emefiele’s move, according to Gov. Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was unusual, illegal, and “a joke carried too far.”

Emefiele reportedly visited Buhari in Aso Villa on Friday to inform him of his presidential ambitions in 2023, according to the Ondo governor.

According to him, “The news of the purchase of Declaration of Intent and Nomination Forms to contest for the office of the President in the forthcoming general elections. On the platform of the All Progressives Congress. Purportedly by the supporters of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele. Has been received with palpable disbelief and shock by many Nigerians. This act, if unchecked, timeously, portends great danger to the fragile economy of the country.

“Rumours had been rife on the subterranean partisan activities linked to him through these shadowy characters in the recent weeks. Pictures of branded vehicles, ostensibly purchased for electioneering campaigns, were also posted on the social media. The audacious moves by those who claimed to be supporting this interest have been unsettling.

“This latest news confirms that the Governor may indeed be interested in immersing himself in the murky waters of politics like any other Nigerian with partisan interests. It is incontrovertible that Mr Emefiele enjoys a constitutionally protected right to belong to any group or association and participate fully, just as any Nigerian.

“It is, however, difficult to imagine that a person who occupies the exalted and sensitive office of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria will be this brazen in actualizing his ambition.

“There is no gain asserting the obvious. The combined effect of the Public Service Rules, CBN Act and the 1999 Constitution, as amended, exposes not only the oddity inherent in this brash exercise of presumed right to associate.

“It also confirms the illegality of the act should he proceed to submit the forms while occupying the seat as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“Consequently, we admonish Mr Emefiele to leave the office, immediately, for him to pursue his interest. He cannot combine partisan politics with the very delicate assignment of his office. Should he refuse to quit, it becomes incumbent on the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to remove him forthwith. “This is a joke taken too far.”

SAN Ebun Oluwa Adegboruwa’s Reaction
In his reaction, Ebun Oluwa Adegboruwa, a senior advocate of Nigeria, said:

“I believe that the case of the CBN governor highlights the nature of governance that we have in Nigeria, which is everybody to yourself and no one for all. Things have fallen apart. It is the height of impunity and scandalous of the All Progressives Congress government for allowing him to bastardise his office,”

The senior lawyer who demanded the governor’s immediate sack, noted that the declaration makes a mockery of the country’s democratic experience.

“It is a mockery of our democratic experience and an abuse of decency. It is recklessness. I believe lawyers and lovers of peace should call for his removal or sacking,” he said.

“By purchasing the form, he lost the moral authority to function as governor of CBN. He should leave to join his colleagues in politics. He should not rubbish the office.

“The Nigerian Bar Association and civil society organisations should demand that all the money paid to him by the CBN should be refunded.”

The lawyer also alleged that Emefiele’s attention had been in politics, saying that may be responsible for the country’s poor economic growth.

Obiageli Ezekwesili’s Reaction

Nigeria’s former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, said that the Emefiele had turned over leadership of the apex bank to President Muhammadu Buhari after the latter took office.

She also said that the bank’s “ill-advised monetary policies” during the last seven years were motivated by politics.

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Following rumours that Emefiele had chosen the All Progressives Congress’s N100 million presidential nomination and declaration of interest form, Ezekwesili made his accusations. He allegedly obtained the paperwork on Friday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

In a series of tweets on Friday, the former minister said that the faulty monetary policies since Buhari took office in 2015 were proof that the bank had turned over its independence to the President.

Emefiele’s open partisan politics, she claimed, stemmed from the underlying politics behind the bad monetary policies and alleged control of the CBN by Buhari.

She wrote, “If you did not know all along that Nigeria’s serial wrong and ill-advised Monetary Policies of the last 7 years were political because the @cenbank long handed its independence to the Villa @NGRPresident @MBuhari , at least now you know. They’ve outed themselves. Finally.”

Oby Ezekwesili, however, asked the CBN governor to resign from his position and pursue his “ill-fated political career”.

She tweeted, “The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria @cenbank must now immediately tender his resignation to stop further destroying whatever little remains of the country’s monetary policy reputation. Mr Emefele should leave immediately- tonight- to pursue his ill-fated political career,” She said.

“The audacity of Emefiele, a serving CBN governor to obtain the presidential form of the APC shows there’s no one in charge of Nigeria at the moment. Buhari is just existing in Aso Rock with no clues as to what is going on under his nose.This brazen impunity scares me,” fumed social critic Henry Shield Nwazuluahu, @henryshield.

Morris Money’s Reaction

Moris Monye, a popular social media commentator, in a rather sarcastic tweet, summed up all that is wrong with a man who controls the country’s vault taking part in an election.

“If Emefiele does not win the APC primaries with the vast power at his possession then he doesn’t know the ball,” Monye wrote.

“He can freeze opponents’ accounts, deny some people bullion vans, credit delegates any amount in their account, and bring raw, cold dollars in cash if they want. Limitless power.”

For Chidi Odinkalu, another human rights lawyer, the CBN governor’s move has to be some sort of a joke taken too far.

“Mr. Emefiele & his #Meffy2023 gang believe that they can get installed as Nigerian president by riding #CartsAndHorses through the Central Bank,” Odinkalu wrote, via @ChidiOdinkalu.

“He’ll 1st have to turn over #TheMint to a judge in his back pocket who will rule that party politicking is a “charitable cause.”‘

For another popular Twitter commentator, NEFERTITI, @firstladyship, the governor’s move has to be some sort of madness.

“CBN governor destroyed the naira & institutionalized arbitrage in the forex market. He restricted fintechs & blocked bank accounts of peaceful EndSARS protesters,” she said.

“So where did Godwin Emefiele get the N100m for his APC presidential form? Any limit to this N100m declaration madness?”

Financial expert, Kalu Aja, @FinPlanKaluAja1, is obviously lost for words.

“I have to collect my thoughts,” he wrote.

”We are going to talk about this on Spaces, and I will write an article on this. This is unbelievable, I honestly am in shock.

“I fear for the naira (it will fall). All those “loans” given to farmers are all gone.”

Following backlash, CBN Governor Emefiele withdraws from the presidential race

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Godwin Emefiele

Following backlash, CBN Governor Emefiele withdraws from the presidential race

Following outrage from Nigerians, CBN Governor Emefiele has dropped out of the presidential contest.

Despite confirmation from officials of the All Progressives Congress, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has backtracked after receiving strong criticism from Nigerians, saying he did not buy a presidential form to run for president (APC).

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This online news outlet understands that CBN Governor Emefiele has been the target of widespread public derision since Peoples Gazette reported on Friday that he had purchased the ruling APC’s candidacy form, confirming his recent plans to run for president.

“I am humbled by the growing interest of those asking that I run for the Office of President in the 2023 general elections: I have not come to that decision,” Mr Emefiele said on Twitter, adding that some farmers bought the form for him.

“I note and salute the sacrifices of those farmers and patriots going as far as raising personal funds and offering me Presidential Nomination Forms.

“I thank them most profusely. However, Should I answer their calls and decide to seek presidential nomination, I will use my own hard-earned savings from over 35 years of banking leadership to buy my own Nomination Forms without proxies in an open and transparent manner in full compliance with the laws and Constitution of The Federal Republic of Nigeria. And should I not run for elected office

“I will continue to serve and sacrifice for the good people of Nigeria under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is a serious decision that requires God’s Divine intervention: in the next few days The Almighty will so direct,” he said.

The CBN Governor’s remark contradicts CBN and APC officials’ statements that he purchased an APC nomination form and will run for president.

On Friday, national voices including as Oby Ezekwesili and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu sought Emefiele’s urgent resignation, claiming that his actions might be termed economic sabotage.

Chelsea has been purchased for £2.5 billion by a Todd Boehly-led group

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Todd Boehly

Chelsea has been purchased for £2.5 billion by a Todd Boehly-led group

After former owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government, Chelsea FC announced that arrangements had been negotiated with a new ownership group to purchase the Premier League giants.

On Saturday, the club announced this in an official statement on its website. The club would be purchased by a “new ownership group” led by Todd Boehly, according to the report.

The club’s shares will be purchased for £2.5 billion, with the revenues going to charity and £1.75 billion for the club’s “benefit,” according to the announcement.

They said: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed for a new ownership group, led by Todd Boehly, Clearlake Capital, Mark Walter and Hansjoerg Wyss, to acquire the Club.

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“Of the total investment being made, £2.5bn will be applied to purchase the shares in the Club and such proceeds will be deposited into a frozen UK bank account with the intention to donate 100 percent to charitable causes as confirmed by Roman Abramovich.

“UK Government approval will be required for the proceeds to be transferred from the frozen UK bank account.

“In addition, the proposed new owners will commit £1.75bn in further investment for the benefit of the Club. This includes investments in Stamford Bridge, the Academy, the Women’s Team and Kingsmeadow and continued funding for the Chelsea Foundation.

“The sale is expected to complete in late May subject to all necessary regulatory approvals. More details will be provided at that time.”

The club was purchased by the Boehly-led company from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who bought Chelsea in 2003.

Following British government sanctions implemented in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Mr Abramovich was compelled to cede his ownership of the club.

Is Kylian Mbappe’s Contract Going To Be Renewed In PSG

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Kylian Mbappe

Is Kylian Mbappe’s Contract Going To Be Renewed In PSG

There have been rumours that French forward Kylian Mbappe may join Real Madrid after the current season ends.

The transfer mystery of Kylian Mbappe continues, with the PSG striker’s future still up in the air. There have been rumours that the French striker may join Real Madrid after the current season ends. Mbappe’s current PSG contract expires on June 30. In a tweet, Kylian Mbappe’s mother has spoken out about her son’s future at PSG.

*Kylian Mbappe transfer: Is Kylian Mbappe leaving PSG for Real Madrid?*

Kylian Mbappe’s mother, Lamari Fayza, made a statement on Twitter, saying, “There is no agreement in principle with Paris Saint-Germain (or any other club). Discussions around Kylian’s future are continuing in a climate of great serenity to allow him to make the best choice, with respect for all parties.”

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Mbappe’s mother reportedly travelled to Doha with PSG to sign a new contract with the player, according to the Spanish outlet MARCA. According to the article, PSG wants a French forward in their squad at least for the 2022/23 season, which coincides with the Qatar World Cup, Qatar’s highest achievement in football. Another possibility, according to the article, is that PSG might entice Kylian Mbappe to sign a two-year contract extension with the guarantee that the club will ease his sale if he decides to leave at the end of the first season.

*Kylian Mbappe PSG career*

The 23-year-old was instrumental in PSG’s Ligue 1 title victory this season.
Kylian Mbappe has scored 24 goals and provided 15 assists in 32 Ligue 1 appearances thus far. In total, he has 167 goals and 76 assists in all competitions with PSG.
Despite his goal-scoring exploits, the French footballer was unable to assist PSG win the Champions League this season when the French champions were eliminated by Real Madrid (3-2 on aggregate).

In the first leg of the pre-quarterfinal, he scored a key goal in the 94th minute to earn a 1-0 victory over the Galacticos.

In the second leg, he scored again in the 39th minute, but his French colleague Karim Benzema scored a hattrick to give Real Madrid the victory. Mbappe has already made an impression on the international stage. He scored four goals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup as a 19-year-old to help his team win the tournament.

World Earth Day 2022: Unity Bank, RESWAYE Clean Lagos Beach, Plant Trees

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Unity Bank To Empower Over 5m Women With ‘Yanga Account’

World Earth Day 2022: Unity Bank, RESWAYE Clean Lagos Beach, Plant Trees

In commemoration of this year’s World Earth Day, Unity Bank Plc in partnership with 3 non-government organisations – Recycling Scheme for Women and Youth Empowerment, RESWAYE, MEDIC and KBG – has conducted a beach cleaning exercise as part of its commitments to promoting environmental sustainability.

No fewer than 200 members of staff, as well as over 100 members of RESWAYE thronged the venue of the cleaning exercise – the Lagos Kids Beach Garden within the Oba Elegushi beach environs – where they picked and removed over 100,000 plastic bottles from the beach to make the beach safer and reduce ocean pollution.

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The Bank also carried out a tree planting exercise across the country, as the Staff of the Bank across the bank’s branches nationwide planted at least one tree.

Speaking at the event, the Group Head, Risk Management, Unity Bank Plc, Mr. Chris Nwambu said that the World Earth Day initiatives are part of the Bank’s corporate social responsibility aimed at leading major collaborative initiatives for climate action.

Citing recent reports on ocean pollution, he decried that “of the over 300 million tons of plastic waste ends up in ocean’s yearly, an estimated 8 million tons of plastic enters our oceans. There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste estimated to be in our oceans. While 70% of our debris sinks into the ocean’s ecosystem, 15% floats, and 15% lands on our beaches.”

He added that such activity as the collaboration and partnership by organizations would play a vital role in reducing the threats of ocean plastics and thereby reduce the climate risks they pose to the earth.

He reiterated that Unity Bank will continue to be very aggressive in terms of environmental protection and sustainability commitments, adding that “in line with the Bank’s agribusiness strategic focus over the past couple of years, the Bank has granted access to credit to businesses in greenhouse farming and metal recycling to the tune of 3.25 billion naira”.

He said, “But beyond supporting sustainability-related business, the operations of the Bank have adopted sustainable practices in the way we carry out daily activities as a matter of corporate culture. As of today, thirty-one branches of the bank are running on Hybrid Solar Solution while 70% of our 416 ATMs Bank-wide are powered by hybrid solar solutions with a projection to migrate an additional 15% to hybrid solar solutions before the end of 2022.

“The reduction of carbon emissions by the bank since migrating branches and ATMs locations to Hybrid Solar Energy in 2018 now totals 21,631kg of Carbon Dioxide, saved monthly.”

Unity Bank has over time promoted corporate and business philosophy that encourages low paper usage, recycling and adoption of renewable energy through increased investment in solar-powered branches and ATMs.

WEMA Bank Debunks Money Laundering And Bribery Claims

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WEMA Bank Debunks Money Laundering And Bribery Claims

 

Naijanewsngr reports that the attention of WEMA Bank Plc has been drawn to recent reports in the media on money laundering and bribery allegations on certain customer’s transaction.

 

Recall that the publication mentioned the names of certain Wema Bank management staff allegedly involved in the said transaction.

 

The Bank in it’s reply to the claims wishes to state categorically that there is no merit in the article, and it is a malicious publication against members of our staff and the Bank’s customer.

The said allegations are being peddled by an aggrieved 3rdparty, Timi Popoola, who voluntarily released his property to be used as part of the collateral to secure a loan obtained by the Bank’s customer.

 

Specifically, on Tuesday March 15, 2022, the case no. MIK/B/6/2022–Commissioner of Police vs. Adewole Isaac & Kingsley Ananwude, for alleged stealing and money laundering involving N1.7billion was struck out by Magistrate A.O. Layinka (Mrs.) of the Magistrates Court, Ikeja and the defendants discharged following the Legal Advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State that no prima facie case has been established against the defendants.

 

We urge the general public to ignore the false information being circulated.

The Bank has already engaged its solicitors to institute appropriate legal action.

Signed

Wema Bank
Marketing Communications & Investor Relations