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Senator Jibrin Isah accompanied by the Deputy Governor of the State, Chief Edward Onoja and the House of Representatives candidate was terribly embarrassed yesterday by hundreds of youths in Ankpa who came out in their numbers to jeer while demanding him to return to Governor Yahaya Bello who he said single-handedly made him Senator in 2019.


The embarrassment irked the senator to the extent he poised to physically engage the youths until he was restrained by some of his acolytes and whisked away.


A day earlier, he had a similar rejection in Ogodu, Abejukolo, Olla and OjiAji (all in Omala Local Government) and a more terrible outing in Ogugu, Okpo and Imane (all in Olamaboro Local Government) area which should ordinarily been within the firm control of the current Deputy Governor’s Local government.


Senator Isah had long ago adopted Chief Edward Onoja as his preferred candidate to replace Yahaya Bello having committed to oblige him other benefits based on an evolving arrangement. This is perhaps the reason for the lack of support from the APC members from Kogi East who clearly prefer the Chief of Staff, Pharm. Asuku as the next governor with the current Dekina LG council chairman, Hon Isyak Shaibu as his running mate.


Last year, Senator Jibrin Isah had a similar experience with the Bassa and Ibaji people who were outright in their rejection to his use and dump behavior


These happened on the heels of his donation of 10 cartons of noddles and 24 loaves of bread to flood-ravaged victims in Kogi East.


The APC seems to be experiencing a very bad season recently. On January 14h this year, thousands of their members decamped to the main opposition party, the PDP. Prominent amongst them are a former deputy governor of the State. Chief Simon Achuba, a leading political giant from the central area of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Karaku and a former speaker of the house of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Alfa Imam.

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Zenith Bank Refunds N3.23m To Angry Customer Chiamaka Agim



A leading Nigerian commercial bank, Zenith Bank has returned N3.23 million to Chiamaka Agim, a Lagos State resident whose N4.039 million was erroneously deducted on January 9.


According to reports, Zenith Bank had previously informed Agim that she would only receive N800,500 of the N4,039,900 that had been debited.


But on Monday, January 16, in the evening, the bank sent back N3,239,400.


Recently, the Zenith Bank client shared a post about the refund on her Twitter page.



Agim reported that on that Monday, the bank contacted her to provide an update on the refunded money.


“After the event, they had to put my account on pause, so I didn’t get any alerts,” the user said. I was told to visit the bank the next day,” she recalled.


“They had credited my account with N3,239,400 around 7.30 pm on Monday,” the customer said. “My account statement was printed when I got to the bank.”


She claimed to have discovered that Access, one of the two banks to which the funds were transferred, still held the remaining N800,500.


Zenith Bank stated that Access Bank is now withholding the funds and that it is not their fault at this time. They said Access Bank stated that the funds would not be released without a court order.

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UBA Appoints Abiola Bawuah CEO,UBA Africa



The Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBA Africa.


According to a statement y the bank, Bawuah will also join the Group Board as an Executive Director, overseeing the Group’s operations across the African continent, outside Nigeria.


Bawuah, a Ghanaian national, is the first female CEO of UBA Africa.


Prior to her appointment, she was Regional CEO, West Africa, supervising the Group’s operations in nine subsidiaries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. She previously held the role of CEO, UBA Ghana.


Speaking on the new appointment, the Group Board Chairman, Mr Tony O. Elumelu, said, “Abiola has contributed significantly to the growth of UBA Africa for close to a decade. She brings a wealth of experience in commercial banking, and stakeholder engagement. It also gives me great pleasure that with her appointment, the UBA Group Board has now become a majority female board.”


The UBA Group also announced other appointments.


Chris Ofikulu was appointed the Regional CEO of UBA West Africa.


A statement by the bank said Ofikulu has over two decades of banking experience spanning corporate, commercial, and retail banking.


Similarly, Uzoechina Molokwu was appointed as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of UBA Ghana, subject to local regulatory approvals. He was previously the Executive Director, Business Development – UBA Côte d’Ivoire and has over 23 years banking experience.


Ayokunle Olajubu was also announced as the Managing Director/CEO UBA Liberia, subject to local regulatory approvals. He currently drives compliance across Africa subsidiaries and comes with 30 years banking experience in Nigeria and other African countries, including Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire and the Gambia.


Other appointments include that of Theresa Henshaw who was appointed as CEO of UBA UK, subject to local regulatory approvals. She was previously the DMD, Business Development, UBA America and joined the Group as ED, Business Development at UBA UK.


Usman Isiaka, currently CEO, UBA Sierra Leone, has also been appointed the Deputy CEO in UBA America, subject to local regulatory approvals.


Adeyemi Adeleke, the former CEO of UBA, UK is now the Group Treasurer. Adeleke will be working to unlock the immense value in the Group’s multi-jurisdictional balance sheet, leveraging on its presence in 24 countries within and beyond Africa.


In addition to the executive appointments, UBA has announced the retirement of High Chief Samuel Oni, an independent non-executive Director, from the board following the expiration of his tenure. He joined the UBA Group in January 2015 and served on the Board of the Group for eight years.


The Group Chairman, Mr Elumelu, expressed his appreciation to High Chief Oni, for his commitment, leadership and extensive contributions to the UBA Group and on behalf of the Board, wishes him the very best in all his future endeavours.

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