Nigeria should have national assessment centre –RIMAN president

President of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN), Mr. Jude Monye, is also Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Risk Officer at Heritage Bank. In this interview with TONY CHUKWUNYEM, he speaks on the challenges facing risk professionals in the country and why the banking industry is again grappling with rising non-performing loans (NPLs). Excerpts:   In the wake of the 2008/2009 banking crisis, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced measures to improve risk management in banks. But the industry is again grappling with rising non-performing loans…

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My wife and I work together as photographers –Shola Animashaun

A proud member, professional Photographers of America (PPA), Shola Animashaun is a multi-award winning professional photographer, specializing in editorial and Commercial Photography. His resilience and attention to clients’ briefs and details has afforded him the opportunity to work with top Nigerian celebrities, international stars in different parts of the world like, Tuface, Akon, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna and Chris Brown. Shola teaches photography in his photography Academy. ABIOLA ALABA PETERS engages him in a chat in his Ikeja head office, where he shares the story of his early life, rise to…

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Sen. Bent: Parties should field female Vice President for 2019

Astute politician and advocate of inter-ethnic marriage, Senator Folashade Bent, (CON), in this interview with SONY NEME, talks about some national issues which threaten the unity of Nigeria as well as the Chibok Girls’ saga, which she said remains a sour taste for the people of Adamawa State Despite the recent swap of Chibok Girls, from your constituency for Boko Haram commanders, opinion has continued to differ as some Nigerians insist that the kidnap was stage-managed to score political points and oust your party, the PDP from power. How do…

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My vision is to see the rebirth of Shasha Kingdom –Oba Ogunronbi

When Oba Akanbi Ogunronbi mounted the throne of his forefathers as the Oba of Shasha Kingdom in 2012, his major concern was to build a new Shasha that will be a role model to other communities in Lagos State. In this interview with ESTHER BAKARE he spoke about his fifth year coronation anniversary and his Economic Empowerment and Development Strategies (SEEDS) which will be unveiled at the grand finale of the anniversary Can you give us a brief history of Shasha town? Shaha was founded in the 16th century by…

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Those goading Buhari to seek reelection are his enemies, says Emiko

Senatorial candidate, Prince Yemi Emiko, narrowly missed becoming the Olu of Warri, a revered stool currently occupied by his brother. Similarly, his son, Prince Stanley Emiko of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), lost the Warri South Constituency 1 by-election penultimate week, ironically, to his younger sister, Princess Shola Daibo of the Accord Party. In this interview with SONY NEME and OLA JAMES, Prince Emiko speaks on the election, bickering in the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari’s health What is your impression about the just concluded by-election in Warri South? We…

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BoI does not grant political loans–Olagunju

With over N1 trillion loans disbursed by Bank of Industry (BoI) in its over one decade and half operation to transform the Nigeria industrial landscape, its Acting Managing Director, Waheed Olagunju at the bank’s recent 57th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Abuja, said that the bank is strict when it comes to lending facility. He rules out political loans. ABDULWAHAB ISA was there and brings the excerpts. In 2016, you had a robust profit before tax and after tax, how were you able to make this happen? Being able to…

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Buratai’s warning to soldiers very timely, says Kwande

Ambassador Yahaya Kwande is an elder-statesman, member Board of Trustee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland. Kwande, in this interview with MUSA PAM, speaks on the timely warning of the Chief of Army Staff to Army officials to stay off politics and politically related activities and also on the anti-corruption war of President Buhari’s administration How do you view the Chief of Army Staff warning Army official to stay off politics? The warning is timely coming at this time, not only to the…

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