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Femi Otedola says I Joined 1978 Ali Must Go protest

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Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola says he understands the call for better governance by the youth, adding that he joined the Ali must go protest of 1978 at age 16.

Otedola stated this in a social media post on Sunday holding the Nigerian flag.

He said he shared the sentiment of his daughters – Tolani, Florence (aka DJ Cuppy) and Temi – who joined the #EndSARS protest in London and Lagos.

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness,” he stated.

“I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London.

“As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better.

“We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times.”

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Ex-Senate President Pius Ayim dumps PDP for APC 

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Ex-Senate President Pius Ayim dumps PDP for APC 

 

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, on Saturday formally joined the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC), dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He announced this at the Pa Oruta Ngele Township Abakaliki during the Grand Finale of the APC local government election Campaign.

Ayim led a host of other notable personalities across other political parties including former state and National Assembly members, former governorship candidate of Labour Party, Edwin Nkwegu, Senator Obinna Ọgba, former national and state assembly candidates, with hundreds of their supporters to join the party.

The new members were received by APC National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State and Minister of Works, David Umahi, state chairman of the party, Stanley Meghan, and other leaders of the party.

Speaking at the event, the Minister of Works, David Umahi, praised Anyim for all the support he gave to the APC during the 2023 elections.

He also thanked President Bola Tinubu for all the support given to him when he faced legal battles after joining the party.

He said, “President Tinubu called me to come and see him and when I came he carried me in his car personally to meet a Senior Advocate of Nigeria who handled our case.”

Minister Umahi noted that he faced serious attacks and conditions for deciding to join the APC but was grateful that today the party had become the beautiful bride of all in the state and southeast.

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SEC okays RT Briscoe’s N10bn fund raising plans

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SEC okays RT Briscoe’s N10bn fund raising plans

 

RT Briscoe Nigeria Plc has secured approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise N10bn through a newly introduced savings and investments scheme.

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of RT Briscoe Nigeria, Mr Seyi Onajide, disclosed this in Lagos during an interactive session with journalists.

He also spoke on the company’s commencing the conversion of petrol/diesel vehicles to run on compressed natural gas.

Onajide in a statement said the savings and investment scheme would allow the rich, semi-rich, and the poor to participate in the N10bn fund raising.

The scheme is open to both existing RT Briscoe’s 43,000 share holders and non-share holders.

Onajide said the investment would go to a trustee, already set up by SEC, who would keep the invested sum with interest until the trustee calls a meeting of all subscribers to decide if their money should be converted to Briscoe shares or not.

“The savings and investment initiative gives opportunities to all interested parties to grow funds either to buy Briscoe shares or not. There will be additional benefits for those who end up choosing to buy Briscoe shares,” he said.

He said RT Briscoe remained committed to meeting its debt repayment obligations to banks coming with interest and charges, but promised that the debt would be resolved before converting the savings into shares.

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Rear Admiral Madueke wants court to stop ex-wife Diezani from using his name

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Rear Admiral Madueke wants court to stop ex-wife Diezani from using his name

Rear Admiral Alison Amaechina Madueke has petitioned a Lagos High Court to issue an injunction preventing his ex-wife, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from using his first name (Alison) and surname (Madueke) following their divorce.

He has requested that the court order Diezani to revert to her maiden name, Diezani Kogbeni Agama, and to publicly announce this change in newspapers in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

The petition, filed under suit number LD/15144HD/2024, claims that Diezani’s continued use of his name poses significant legal and financial risks to him due to her ongoing criminal trials in Nigeria and the UK. Alison Madueke cited that they ceased cohabiting in May 2015 following her ministerial appointment.

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Diezani later filed for divorce in November 2021, which was finalized on April 13, 2022, by Hon. Justice A.A. Ozegya at the High Court of Nassarawa State, Mararaba Gurku Judicial Division.

The retired naval officer expressed that the ongoing association of Diezani with his name is causing embarrassment and damage to his reputation and public image.

Despite the legal dissolution of their marriage, Diezani continues to use his name without justification or consent, creating a false impression of an ongoing relationship.

Alison Madueke has also stated that he had instructed his solicitors, Messrs Foundation Chambers, to send a formal letter to Diezani on December 14, 2023, requesting her to cease using his name and revert to her maiden name.

The petition seeks to enforce this change formally and to ensure public notification of her name reversion.

Rear Admiral Madueke wants court to stop ex-wife Diezani from using his name

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