Ecobank has launched an app that will allow customers transact across 33 African countries

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Pan-African bank, Ecobank has launched a new mobile banking app. What’s special about that, you may ask? Well, the app is a unified platform that lets Ecobank customers in 33 African countries shop, send money and pay bills from the convenience of their phones. It is being advertised as the “first unified app delivered by any institution for use in 33 countries.”

Launched in Lagos over the weekend, the app allows customers transfer money across borders without paying fees for everyday transactions. It was designed to work with Ecobank’s Xpress Account, allowing customers open new accounts remotely without paper references.

Speaking at the launch, Patrick Akinwuntan, Ecobank’s Group Executive for Consumer Banking said, “This product launch fulfils our promise to create relevant solutions for consumers. With the Ecobank Mobile App, Ecobank customers can now make and receive instant payments across 33 African countries on their mobile devices. They can also pay in store with their mobile phones. This is genuine convenience delivered to our consumers.”

Ecobank MD, Charles Kié, explained the choice of Lagos as their launch location saying, “Nigeria is a leading hub for entrepreneurship and technology for Ecobank. This is why we chose Lagos as the venue to launch the Ecobank Mobile App. This new product will allow customers in Nigeria and other affiliates across our vast network, to grow their businesses by giving them a convenient and secure way of banking.”

Ecobank hopes to leverage on this app to reach its target of attaining 100 million customers “in a profitable and sustainable way.” The ability to transact across African borders seals the deal for me. I hope this will spur other financial institutions to tow the same line and ultimately translate into better service for customers.

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Recession: CAN chairman gives condition for divine intervention

Femi Makinde, Osogbo

The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in North Central  Zone, Rev. Israel Akanji, has said God is willing to help Nigeria out of its present economic crisis provided Nigerians and their leaders are ready to shun corruption, greed and bloodshed.

Akanji said this in an interview with journalists in Iwo on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 10th commencement  lecture of the Bowen University for the university’s fresh students.

The cleric, who is also the CAN  chairman in the Federal capital Territory said God was willing to end the economic and other crises facing Nigeria but stressed that  Nigerians must shun their sinful acts which he said brought the problems.

Akanji said, “Our nation,  Nigeria, we have the hope that the recession we are in is just going to be short lived. God who owns and put  this nation together who has continued to uphold this nation will definitely bring us out and place pur feet on the rock and put a new song in our mouth to sing.

“But we must repent of our sinfulness,  corruption and all kinds of greed. Once  we change our attitude, God will change in his own treatment to us, he is waiting for us.

“He says in his word ‘if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn away from their wicked ways I will hear, I will heal and forgive their land.

“God is ready to do so  but we should start by loving one another and stop bloodshed, kidnapping, stealing, witchcraft and look up to him he will divinely turn things around for us in Nigeria.”

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VIDEO: Jonathan during question and answer session at Oxford Union

Former President Goodluck Jonathan spoke at the Oxford Union of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom on Monday, October 24th, 2016.

See video of the question and answer session below:

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Court to rule in Tompolo’s case against FG Dec 12

Ramon Oladimeji

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed December 12, 2016 to decide whether or not to transfer a suit filed by wanted Niger Delta ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, against the Federal Government to the Court of Appeal.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun fixed the date after entertaining arguments from the parties on Tuesday.

Tompolo, who is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for an alleged N49.5bn fraud, sued the Federal Government through his lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.

He is seeking an order restraining the Federal Government and its agencies from further proceeding with the N45.9bn fraud charges filed against him.

The defendants in the suit are the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Inspector-General of Police, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff and the Chief of Air Staff.

Adegboruwa claimed that sections 221 and 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, which prohibited his client from seeking a stay of proceedings in his trial before Justice Ibrahim Buba, were infringing on his constitutional rights to fair hearing.

He is urging the court to nullify sections 221 and 306 of the ACJA and restrain the Federal Government and its agencies from deploying those sections of the law against Tompolo.

But the Federal Government, through the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), had described Tompolo’s suit as an abuse of court processes and urged the court to dismiss it.

The AGF told Justice Olatoregun that a warrant had been issued for Tompolo’s arrest after he repeatedly spurned summons by the court to appear and answer the criminal charges filed against him.

“He failed and bluntly refused to present himself in court, thus leaving the court with no other option but to take measures at compelling him to appear,” the AGF said in an affidavit.

Malami maintained that sections 221 and 306 of the ACJA did not infringe on Tompolo’s rights to fair hearing.

The sections, he said, were made to ensure speedy and efficient justice delivery and prevent “malicious delays and stalling of criminal cases by parties employing frivolous and time-wasting tactics to impede the course of justice.”

Adegboruwa, however, filed an application, urging Justice Olatoregun to send the case to the Court of Appeal for determination.

He said, “In the course of further review of facts of this case, it transpired that the legal issues arising from the originating motion of the applicant are very recondite and novel as there have not been concrete apex court decisions on them and they also affect and will affect many criminal and civil cases all over Nigeria where the Administration of Criminal Justice Act is being applied.”

But the EFCC and the AGF had urged Justice Olatoregun not to transfer the case to the Court of Appeal but to dismiss it.

The judge fixed December 12 to take a position on the case.

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Why Fani-Kayode slumped in EFCC cell-Jude Ndukwe

http:// Ndukwe, the media aide to the former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has explained why the former minister slumped in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Saturday.

Ndukwe said in the statement on Monday that Fani-Kayode’s family and his lawyers had raised concerns about his health when he was re-arrested by the anti-graft agency on Friday, but their concerns were ignored.

The statment read in part, “We made known our fears that Fani-Kayode’s life was in dire danger as long as he remained in EFCC custody or in the custody of any agency of the federal government based on discreet information available to us.

“This is apart from the fact that his health has been badly affected since his incarceration for a whopping 67 days based on some questionable ‘detention orders’.

“This fact is well known to the EFCC as Fani-Kayode’s lawyers have written several letters to the Commission reminding them of the health condition of the former minister of aviation.”

Ndukwe said contrary to the expectation that the letters from the former aviation minister’s lawyers about his medical condition and that he had yet to complete his “therapy” following his earlier detention, the EFCC refused to release.

“It is therefore little wonder that based on the history of his medical condition which the Commission is very much aware of, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode slumped while in detention on Saturday, 22nd of October, 2016,” he said.

“But for the quick and professional intervention of the medical team in the EFCC medical facilities, the story could have been different, it could have been fatal.”

He called on the EFCC to release Fani-Kayode pending his arraignment for the charges against him, warning that there would be consequences should anything happen to him.

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Mc Galaxy releases a multi million naira censored and uncensored versions of his new video Bounce It Remix and a comedy

 After Hitting a Mega Deal from Walt Disney for his Sekem song being used in Queen of Katwe Movie, Mc Galaxy A.k.a the King Of New Dance in Africa official release the Visuals for His new International  music titled “Bounce It RMX” Featuring Jamaica international Raggae / Dance hall Artist Beniton and international super models Double Dose Twins.

This Video has two versions, the Clean Version and the HMMM HMMM (Clearing Throat) Uncensored Version for the International market.

The comedy skit features instagram comedian @iamkanmi also popularly known as Akanm d boy.

The Multimillion Naira Bounce it remix Video was shot in The United State of America and Nigeria By Wole Ogundare Of Blaze Productions.

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 Mc Galaxy ft Beniton X Double Dose Twins  (Clean Version)
Mc Galaxy ft Beniton X Double Dose Twins (Uncensored Version)

Bounce It Remix Skit Ft @iamkanmi
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The Shanghai Fashion House That Dressed China's First Lady Has Global Plans For Its Classic Couture

Born in the 1970s, Grace Chen lived in New York and Los Angeles for 15 years, making a name for herself by garnering a loyal following of celebrities like Helen Mirren and Oprah Winfrey with her designs. She moved back to Shanghai in 2009 and launched her namesake couture house, winning over the top echelons of the country’s high society.

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OMG! Femi Fana-Kayode Slumped in EFCC detention (Read details)

PDP chieftain and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slumped while being in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In an official statement released on Monday night by Jude Ndukwe, the Special Assistant to the embattled Femi Fani-Kayode on Media, raised an alarm that the former Minister of Aviation, slumped […]

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