The real reason Sanusi was dethroned – Gov. Ganduje

I dethroned Sanusi as Kano Emir for criticising me publicly. The real reason why Lamido Sanusi, the immediate past Emir of Kano, was dethroned has been revealed. Salihu Yakasai, the Special Adviser to the governor, made the revelation while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise programme on Tuesday. He said the former Central Bank Governor was booted out for publicly criticising the administration of his principal, Umar Ganduje, despite having access to the governor. “The emir (Sanusi) had access to the governor and could have advised him if he wanted to…

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First Bank, Heritage Bank and Polaris Bank set for mega merger

Nigeria will soon witness another round of merger and acquisition in the banking sector as financial advisers are putting finishing touches to a merger arrangement between First Bank of Nigeria, Heritage Bank and Polaris Bank. A source privy to the merger told our correspondent that both Polaris and Heritage have been looking for a worthy bank to do business with as they have been told by the apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), after a round of stress test in banks last year to shape up or lose…

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KALU’S ORDEAL POLITICALLY MOTIVATED – NORTH AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, EUROPEAN UNION

A North American Intelligence Agency has frowned at the incarceration of the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, describing his ordeal as “Politically motivated.” A revered source in the agency who craved anonymity because he is not authorised to speak on the matter said Kalu remains a respected figure globally, especially within the political and business circles, and has been in the fore front of the fight against corruption in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the source: “We have received many highly classified intelligence from Kalu, exposing corruption…

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