John Chiahemen alleges false and libelous allegations against him over Gotel Expatriates

My attention has been drawn to a publication in The News/PM News and Sahara Reporters online news sites, both of January 16, 2020, captioned ‘On the matter of Gotel Expatriates’ (“the publication”).In the publication, Paul Ibe, the Media Adviser to Gotel’s Founder, His Excellency AtikuAbubakar, made some false and libelous allegations against my person to which I am compelled to respond in order to correct the misrepresentations and misinformation contained therein.

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FirstBank is the Biggest Mover in 2019 – KPMG SME Report

By Collins Nweze — Capital is crucial in driving sustainable Small and Medium Enterprises’(SMEs’) growth and uplifting the economy. First Bank of Nigeria Limited, as part of the launch of its specialised SMEs’ propositions, has continually supported SMEs through diverse initiatives. The bank says its support for SMEs is in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s directive on improved funding for SMEs to ensure economic growth and development.

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Nigeria: Minister of Power Engr Mamman Sale, shenanigan taken too far

By Francis Adeleye Adebowale– The situation within the Ministry of Power superintended by the duo of Engineer Sale Mamman and Mr. Goddy Jedy-Agba in the last few weeks undoubtedly calls for concern. This unpleasant development portends danger for every critical sector of the Nation if not immediately addressed and a solution proffered. The Nigerian energy sector, as over the years, has been plagued by widespread corrupt and illicit practices which has made successive government’s interventions go noticed. And this is not about to change if urgent and critical measures are not taken by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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How FirstBank Fintech Summit is contributing to bridge Nigeria’s financial inclusion

By Bala Augie– As financial solution providers continue to face stiffer competition globally from Fintech startups and emerging technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrency and crowdfunding, and the increasing level of disruption in the traditional mode of payment and business models, technology holds the key to unlock the potentials in the financial service sector across Africa through Fintech.

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Nigerian Elections: A democratic deficit

By Omoshola Deji– First Osun. Then Kano. Now Kogi and Bayelsa states. The spate of violence during election brings doubt on Nigeria’s ability to get it right. Unlike other nations, Nigeria seems to have no magic formula; no means of solving a problem without creating another. Democracy initially seemed an opportunity to annihilate tyranny, but has instead increased it. Rule of law, freedom of speech and other democratic ethics are consistently being violated by the ruling elites and “converted democrat”. Nigeria is fast becoming the worst country for democracy as franchise have become an object of attack. This piece appraises the flaws of Nigerian elections, particularly the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship poll, and the pundit’s verdict.

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