Fayose in face-to-face meeting with Buhari

Ebun Francis || Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state and fierce critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, met face-to-face with the president at the villa on Thursday.

The controversial opposition governor was at the Villa to attend the Council of State meeting.

President Buhari summoned a meeting of the Council of State to deliberate on key national issues.

In attendance were former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, former military leaders Yakubu and retired General Abdusalam Abubakar attended the meeting.

The meeting, which started at 11 a.m, also had in attendance, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, four former Chief Justices of Nigeria, Senate President Bukola Saraki and state governors.

PHOTO: Royal Hibiscus, a movie sponsored by Fidelity bank Premieres

Royal Hibiscus, a movie sponsored by Fidelity Bank Plc premiered at the weekend. The movie is essentially a love story and Fidelity Bank has a love relationship with all stakeholders. This is reflective in all their operations, how they treat their staff, stakeholders and more importantly customers.

The movie is to encourage the art of positive story telling given that Cinema is a very powerful medium that should be exploited to help change the narrative about Nigeria and Africa.

L_R: Chairman, Board of Directors, Fidelity Bank Plc, Ernest Ebi; President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya; Chief Executive Officer, EbonyLive TV, Mo Abudu; and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo at the premiere of Royal Hibiscus, a comedy film sponsored by Fidelity Bank Plc.

PHOTOS: Fidelity bank receives BCMS & ISMS CERTIFICATION

Fidelity Bank formally received the British Standards Institution (BSI) certification for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) from the UK High Commissions’ Dep. Director International Trade & Investment at an Award Certification Presentation ceremony at the Bank’s Corporate Head Office in Lagos on Wednesday.

The event pictures are published here…

RIGHT TO LEFT: UK High Commissions’ Dep. Director International Trade & Investment, Mr. Ben Ainsley presenting the Information Security Management System (ISMS) and Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) Certificates to Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo on behalf of the British Standards Institution (BSI) ….. in Lagos on Wednesday.

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo (2nd right) receiving the British Standards Institution (BSI) certification for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) from UK High Commissions’ Dep. Director International Trade & Investment, Mr. Ben Ainsley in Lagos Wednesday.  With them are Banking & Payment Systems Officer,  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),  Mr. Bature Yunana Magaji (left) and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Digital Jewels Limited.

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo (2nd right) receiving the British Standards Institution (BSI) certification for Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) from UK High Commissions’ Dep. Director International Trade & Investment, Mr. Ben Ainsley in Lagos Wednesday.  With them are Banking & Payment Systems Officer,  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),  Mr. Bature Yunana Magaji (left) and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Digital Jewels Limited

PHOTOS: Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in Lagos, crowned ‘Igwe of football’

Thierry Henry, the former Arsenal striker currently in Lagos for the ‘Watch a match with Thiery Henry,’ an event put together by Guinness Fanzone was on Sunday crowned the ‘Igwe of football’ at an event in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Arsenal legend, clad in the attire of an Igbo chief, was also unveiled as an ambassador for the Made of Black campaign.

Published are photos from the crowning ceremony…

( PHOTOS) Over 1740 km road done so far says A’ibom Government

Tony Okoh || Over one thousand seven hundred and forty (1,740) kilometers of roads are currently under construction in various parts of the state says Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for works Mr. Ephraim Inyang-eyen adding that it is in line with the state’s determination to lay a solid foundation for economic growth and total Industrialization of the State.

One of the roads under construction

Mr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, who dropped the hint during an inspection tour of project sites yesterday further added that the Udom Emmanuel administration is committed to build a legacy of quality infrastructural development to facilitate economic empowerment of Akwa Ibom people.

Commissioner for works on project inspection

The Works Commissioner who remarked that road construction was a continuous exercise of the Udom Emmanuel administration’s urbanization program urged contractors to use the current dry season to speed up their jobs while ensuring best standards and specifications.

Inyang-Eyen noted, “The roads under construction here have at least a lifespan of over 25 years and government was not just constructing roads, but creating jobs for the teeming youth, in the second coming of the governor, our people will witness a fulfillment of complete industrialization of the State”.

One of the roads under construction

By May 2018, According to the commissioner, there will be a harvest of road projects in the state to commemorate the third anniversary of the Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration. “ it will be awesome, overwhelming because every part of the state will benefit”

One of the road projects nearing completion

The commissioner equally assured residents of the state that with the quality drainage system accompanying each of the road project under construction and a well laid out plan to empty water at well planned outfalls, flood will be a thing o of the past from subsequent raining seasons.

Eyen on project inspection

Meanwhile in each of the areas visited, residents came out in large number and expressed to the governor for the project and assured him of the maximum support.

They equally pledged their support and cooperation to the contractors for timely completion of the jobs.

Commissioner for works, Eyen inspecting one of the completed road projects

Some of the roads visited were Nsikak Eduok Avenue, where the State government is constructing double cell culvert to deflood the Ewet Housing Extension and its environs. Others were: 3.5 Km Ring Road 2, which begins on Aka Roundabout, crosses Akpa Ube Road, Information Drive and terminates on Abak Road, handled by Qumecs Nigeria Limited, as well as the 6.1Km Atan Offot Road, 19.5 Nnung Oku Ikono – Etinan Road as well as the 25km Uyo-Ikot Ekpene road handled by the construction giants; Julius Berger.

PHOTOS: Banky W, Adesua Etomi’s traditional marriage in Lagos

The marriage between Nigerian singer, Oluwabankole Wellington, aka Banky W, and actress Adesua Etomi, took place in Lagos on Sunday.

At the event were showbiz personalities including, Bovi, Basket Mouth, Ebuka, Kemi Adetiba, M.I Abaga, Lynxx, Juliet Ibrahim, Dotun Kayode, Toolz, Tunde Demuren, Chigul, among others.

Marriage Photos below…

PHOTOS: Buhari arrives Enugu Airport to begin first visit to S/East

President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday arrived the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu to warm reception.

He was received on arrival by governors of Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Ministers as well as Prominent traditional rulers in the region.

Here are some of the pictures of the President’s AirPort reception…

PHOTOS: CBN gov, Emefiele ringing the opening bell at London Stock Exchange last Friday

Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele last Friday, October 27, rang the opening bell at the London Stock Exchange.

Below are pictures from the event...

CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, addressing investors at the London Stock Exchange last Friday.

Emefiele ringing the opening bell last Friday, at the London Stock Exchange