Sunday, October 11, 2015

KOGI-EAST SENATE: Aidoko floors Senator Abdulrahman at tribunal

The National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal handling petitions in Kogi state has ruled that Senator Abdulrahman Abubakar should vacate his seat for Senator Atai Aidoko, the PDP flag bearer in the March 28 National Assembly elections.  The Petition Tribunal stated that Senator Aidoko who came second in the results declared is the legitimate winner of the 2015 elections as the All Progressives Congress didn't present a validly nominated candidate for the Kogi East Senatorial elections.

It may be recalled Senator Aidoko became a Senator in a similar fashion in 2011 after the National Assembly elections tribunal sitting in the state quashed the victory of the then sitting senator, Dangana Ocheja of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over irregularities arising from the PDP primaries that nominated him.

Senator Abdulrahman has confirmed his lawyer's decision to appeal the tribunal's ruling at the appeal court.

UBA CFO and Finance Team Win Big at CFO Awards

Publisher, Instinct Business Akin Naphtal ;  Group CFOf, UBA Plc, Ugo Nwaghodoh;
and Group Editor, Instinct Business, Mrs. Kehinde Olesin

Pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa Plc had an excellent showing at the maiden edition of Nigeria CFO awards when its Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO) and the Finance Team emerged as double winners at the awards night held on October 2, 2015 at Four Points Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Lagos.

UBA CFO, Ugo Nwaghodoh, beat other nominees in the banking category, including; Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan CFO, FirstBank,  Stanley Amuchie, CFO Zenith Bank, Oluseyi Kumapayi, CFO Access Bank, and Oyinkan Adewale, ED/ Chief Financial Officer, Union Bank to emerge as the CFO of the year.

The Finance team of the year was also given to finance division of UBA for their exceptional handling of the bank's finances in the last one year, which has resulted in the bank emerging as one of the top performers in the Nigerian banking industry. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Hoesung Lee of South Korea emerges new IPCC Chair

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) elected Hoesung Lee of the Republic of Korea as its new Chair on Tuesday.

Hoesung Lee was elected by 78 votes to 56 in a run-off with Jean-Pascal van Ypersele. 

A total of six candidates including Ogunlade Davidson (Sierra Leone), Hoesung Lee (Republic of Korea), Nebojsa Nakicenovic (Austria and Montenegro), Thomas Stocker (Switzerland), Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (Belgium) were nominated for the position. 

The election took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where the IPCC is holding its 42nd Session. Elections for other positions on the IPCC Bureau, including the Co-Chairs of the IPCC Working Groups, will take place over 6-8 October. 

The election of the new Bureau, which will have 34 members including the Chair, opens the way for work to start on the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, expected to be completed in 5-7 years. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

N11 billion refund is arrant nonsense - Prince Audu

Prince Abubakar Audu

Ex-Kogi State Governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Prince Abubakar Audu has dismissed reports credited to the state chairman of the party that he would return N11billion to the state’s coffers if elected.
A visibly angry Audu told reporters at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja after a closed meeting with the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state wrote the report to discredit him.
Reports in online media quoted Kogi State APC Chairman, Alhaji Hadi Ametuo, of assuring the people that Prince Audu would return the over N11 billion he allegedly stole while in office, if re-elected.
Audu, who was confident of winning the election, said: “That is arrant nonsense. It is the PDP in Kogi State that is spreading the rumour and it will not help the members.”
Media reports last week quoted the Kogi State APC Chairman, Alhaji Hadi Ametuo, assuring Kogi people that his party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship poll, Prince Audu Abubakar, would return the over N11 billion he allegedly stole while in office.

Monday, October 5, 2015

20 UBA Customers Win All Expense Paid Trip To Dubai, 60 Win Other Prizes

             Mr. Idukpaye Iyke, Rep of National Lottery Commission, a Customer and Head, Marketing 
                              and Brand Communication, UBA Plc, Mr. Ikemefuna Mordi,  at the grand draw

As part of its commitment towards rewarding customer loyalty, Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa Plc has rewarded 80 of its customers in the first batch of the UBA Remittance Awoof Promo.

 The draws, which was well attended by customers of the bank, journalists and regulators from the National Lottery, is part of the bank's efforts to reward loyalty, give back to the society and impact the lives of individuals that carry out business with the bank.

 At the draws, which took place at the bank's Head Office on Friday, 20 winners, 10 each of Western Union and MoneyGram, were drawn and will be enjoying a 3-day all expenses paid trip to Dubai, sponsored by the bank.

The winners emerged from customers and non-customers that sent and received MoneyGram and Western Union money transfers at the bank within the period of January and August this year.

Kogi 2015: Audu condemns directive to brand government vehicles for campaign

Prince Audu and Gov Wada

The Prince Abubakar Audu Campaign Organization (PAACO) has vehemently condemned a directive by the incumbent governor of Kogi State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship flag-bearer, Captain Idris Ichalla Wada to all the Senior Special Assistants 1 (SSA 1) in charge of the affairs of the twenty-one Local Government Areas of the State to brand two government-owned vehicles each to be used by the Captain Idris Ichalla Wada Campaign Organization for electioneering campaigns ahead of the 21st November gubernatorial election.
The Director of Social Media to the Prince Abubakar Audu Campaign Organization, Mr. Odaudu Joel Minister made this known while briefing journalists and and the PAACO Social Media Team in Lokoja today.