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Wife Narrates Ex-Speaker’s Last Moments As Obasa, Lawmakers Pay Condolence Visit

 

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, led by Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Thursday paid a condolence visit to the family of the late former Speaker of the State, Rt. Hon. Abayomi Kinyomi, with the deceased’s wife, Chief (Mrs) Oluyinka Abeni, revealing his last moment.

 

According to Mrs. Oluyinka, her husband, days before his passing, was constantly checking for time and saying he wanted to go home.

 

“He was always checking the time. He kept complaining that he wanted to go home. He would complain about the bed, but we didn’t understand.

 

“When the pressure on his health suddenly imcreased and we were taking him to the hospital, I looked at him in the car where I was with him and I knew he could hardly make it.

 

“When we got to the hospital, the doctor came to check him and told me we’ve lost him. I can’t forget that day,” she said.

 

She described her late husband as a loving and caring man who planned everything about him.

 

She also thanked Speaker Obasa and the leadership of the House for constantly supporting the family even while Pa Kinyomi was alive

 

Mrs. Adeola Kinyomi, a daughter-in-law to the family, described the late former Speaker as a man who was very passionate about the development of Lagos, especially in its pursuit to become a mega city.

 

Condoling the family, Dr. Obasa said the former Speaker played important roles for the development of Lagos.

 

“Even after leaving the House, he continued to assist with his wisdom. We consider him one of us because once a lawmaker, always a lawmaker.

 

“To us, it is the celebration of a life well-lived. However, we will miss him,” Obasa said while promising that the House of Assembly will continue to support the family.

 

Kinyomi, who served as Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly between January 1992 and November 1993, died at 82 on Tuesday after a brief illness.

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Fidelity Bank Wins Best SME Bank Nigeria at Global Banking & Finance Awards 2022

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Fidelity Bank Plc, has been announced as the 2022 Best SME Bank in Nigeria by the Global Banking & Finance Review at its Annual Global Banking & Finance Awards which held in London, UK recently.

 

Global Banking & Finance Review is the leading online, digital, and print magazine for the banking and financial sector. The website receives over 7 million page views each year thanks to its balanced views and informative, independent news centered on the financial sector. The Global Banking & Finance Awards was created to recognize companies of all sizes that are prominent areas of expertise and excellence within the global financial community.

 

“Global Banking and Finance Review is privileged to honor those financial institutions that have achieved outstanding results and who stand out in their particular area of expertise in the banking and finance industry. Global Banking & Finance Review would like to congratulate the award winners and look forward to their continued success.

 

“The awards were created to recognize companies of all sizes that are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial community. They reflect the involvement of leading financial organizations and recognize the accomplishment, achievement, innovation, strategy, and progressive and motivating changes taking place within the financial sector”, reads a statement on the Global Banking and Finance Awards website.

 

Commenting on the award, MD/CEO Fidelity Bank Plc, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe said, “We are grateful for this recognition and dedicate the award to our customers who rely on us to provide the right support for scaling their business. Receiving this award at the beginning of the year, provides us with increased motivation to do more in helping our clients achieve their strategic business goals.”

 

Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged commercial bank operating in Nigeria with over 7.2 million customers serviced across its 250 business offices and digital banking channels. The bank was recently recognized as the Best Private Bank in Nigeria and Best Private Bank Digital Solutions for Clients in Africa in the Global Finance’s World’s Best Private Banks 2023 Awards; as well as the Best Commercial Banking Brand in Nigeria by the Global Brands Magazine Awards. The bank has also won awards for the “Fastest Growing Bank” and “MSME & Entrepreneurship Financing Bank of the Year” at the 2021 BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.

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Buhari Will Commission Dangote Refinery Before May 29 -Dangote Group

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The attention of Dangote group has been drawn to some misleading reports regarding the commissioning of its Dangote Refinery during the present working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to Lagos State.

 

In a terse statement signed by the Group Chief, Branding & Communications Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Mr Anthony Chiejina, the Group averred that “We want to state categorically that our 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Refinery project was never part of the President’s programme on projects to be commissioned.

 

“For the record, the projects slated for commissioning in Lagos State by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR include: Lekki Deep Sea Port; 32-Metric Tonnes Lagos Rice Mill, Imota; 18.75km Eleko to Epe T Junction Express road; John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan, Blue Line Rail (Phase 1) commissioning (Marina to Mile 2); Groundbreaking for the Blue Line Rail Phase 2 (Mile 2 to Okokomaiko), and MRS Lubricant, a private project in Apapa.

 

However, our Refinery will be commissioned before President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR formally leaves office in May, 2023, and the public will be duly informed and invited to the epic event.”

Before this statement today, Business Hilights recalls that there had been a fake news in an unverified twitter handle saying President Buhari will among other things commission the refinery which the company debunked and described as fake.

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