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CBN, AMCON Sell Polaris Bank
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) have formally announced the completion of a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) for the acquisition of 100 per cent of the equity in Polaris Bank by Strategic Capital Investment Limited (‘SCIL’).
This is even as the House of Representatives on Wednesday okayed the sale of the bank, noting that the acquisition followed the laid down procedure and the relevant presidential approval.
King Charles III writes Buhari, sympathises with flood victims
King Charles III has written to President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent flooding in Nigeria, sympathising with flood victims the country over the “devastating” incidents.
“Your Excellency, Dear Mr President,” he began in the message. “I wanted you to know how deeply saddened both my wife and I are to hear of the many people who have lost their loved ones and whose lives have been so dreadfully affected as a consequence of the devastating floods across Nigeria.
Supreme Court fixes judgment on seizure of Abacha, family members’ assets
CBN, NIBSS, set to introduce national card scheme
Mr Premier Oiwoh, Managing Director, NIBSS, said this at a Bankers’ Committee press briefing on Thursday.
He said the scheme, which had been approved, was the brain work of the apex bank.
Nigeria’s Flamingos qualify for first-ever World Cup semi-final
For the first time in their history of participating in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, Nigeria’s Flamingos have qualified for the semi-final stage of the biennial competition.
Qualification for the semi-final stage was by no means easy as the Flamingos needed the lottery of penalty kicks to get past the USA U-17 Women’s team.
Barbarians is back on Netflix
I will phase out fuel subsidy, says Tinubu
The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has disclosed that his administration will phase out fuel subsidy if elected during next year’s elections.
Aside from phasing out fuel subsidy, he promised to accelerate full implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act, implement additional favourable policies to attract investment in Deepwater assets within 6 months.