More than 400 people have reportedly signed a petition seeking the removal/sack of the Managing Director of FCMB Group, Adamu Nuru, following the death of Tunde Thomas, the husband of a married staff the MD reportedly impregnated and fathered her two kids.
Tunde Thomas died of depression a few months after his wife confessed that his supposed two kids were fathered by Adamu Nuru, her boss.
According to the petition, Tunde Thomas’s health deteriorated since the confession and only recovered from a stroke a few months before he got into a new relationship.
In the petition addressed to Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and the FCMB’s board, the group described the death of Thomas as “an unjustifiable economic oppression by the elites against the less privileged in the society.”
They, therefore, called for a thorough investigation into the matter, saying Nuru has been working hard to sweep his “unethical conduct” under the carpet.
“This is a case of gross misconduct based on ethical grounds and an unjustifiable economic oppression by the elites (Adam Nuru) against the less privileged in the society,” it read.
“The MD has been doing everything possible to sweep this case under the carpet. We implore the Central Bank of Nigeria as the apex regulator and the board of FCMB to investigate this for the integrity of the bank and Nigerian banking industry.”
Tunde Thomas reportedly tried to move on as he later found someone he planned to marry and was expecting a child with, however, he had not completely recovered from his first marriage issues.
On December 16, Mr Tunde Thomas Died of cadiac arrest after returning home about two days before his introduction his heavily pregnant girlfriend.
Mohammed said “Assuming there was a DNA report that said there was indeed an affair between them and the children belong to the MD, that’s an evidence. But so far, there’s none. Also, has any evidence established his (Thomas’s) death was caused by our MD? Anyone can suffer cardiac arrest,” he said.
“It’s a mere allegation with no evidence or fact to back it up. That’s the issue. But if they come up with an evidence, we will respond. Also, the petition is going through the CBN, does the apex bank settle personal or marital issues?
“The person in question has died. When he was alive, he didn’t take up the matter himself but when he died, some people are claiming to be fighting for him.
“Based on the said petition, the deceased was about to marry another person which implied that he had also moved from what transpired during his first marriage.”
INEC To Begin Online Voters Registration on June 28
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it would begin the online voter registration, via its registration portal, on June 28.
The INEC National Commissioner, Mr. Festus Okoye, announced this at a news briefing on the preparations for the Gwaram bye-election in Dutse.
“The INEC Voter Registration Portal will be deployed to enable people to register online and thereafter go to their respective state or local government office of the commission to capture their biometrics and facials.
“Those that want to transfer their registration from one place to another can also make use of the online portal.
“Those that have prior issues of accreditation and with damaged or defaced PVCs can also use the online portal to rectify the challenge,’’ the commissioner explained.
Okoye also said that the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, would announce the time for the commencement of the physical registration at the end of the consultation with critical stakeholders.
He, therefore, appealed to all critical stakeholders to rave-up their voter education initiatives.
He also called on civil society groups and the media to assist in educating Nigerians on the import of online voter registration.
FG Sets Up Registration Portal For 10m Farmers To Capture Farm Details
The Federal Government said it has created an online portal to register about 10 million farmers, adding that process will enable it to capture their biography, geographical information of their farmlands, crops, and volumes of what they produce in the country.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, disclosed this during the opening ceremony of the 44th council meeting of the National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development (NCARD), yesterday, in Abuja.
Nanono said: “Although we initially set out to capture the data of 2.4 million farmers across the country, the results from the exercise have encouraged the economic sustainability plan team to expand the data capture to 10 million farmers.
“The database will be a platform for the Federal Government interventions going forward, putting an end to ghost schemes and other unscrupulous practices in the agricultural industry.
“A major hallmark of our agricultural interventions is inclusiveness. We have catered for the youths, women, and many demographic considerations in our implementation strategies.”
The Minister highlighted the outbreak of COVID-19, floods, and insecurity as some of the hiccups bedeviling the agricultural sector, which, however, prompted the government to set up a structural mechanism to address the problems.
According to him, the NCARD will promote the existing policies, programmes and projects at the national and sub-national levels for the purpose of entrenching synergy, best practices, entrepreneurship, livelihood and growth in the sector.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri, hinted, that “Nigeria economy has its GDP contracted for two consecutive terms of the second and third quarter in 2020; leading to recession.”
Measurement and Evaluation Agency to enlighten the PR Industry at the 17th Edition of Evaluate PR
P+ Measurement Services, a leading Media Intelligence and Performance agency in Nigeria, cordially invites Public Relations and Communications professionals to its 17th Edition of Evaluate PR event.
The event which is often convened via Twitter is set to take place via Google Meet platform due to the ban on the use of the micro blogging app in Nigeria. The event will be grazed by communications and measurement professionals who will share key insights from their wealth of knowledge and experience in PR and Measurement of communications to educate the audience, and it promises to be an interactive session.
Evaluate PR is an highly informative event in the PR Industry, and the 17th Edition will feature Mark Weiner, Chief Insights Officer for Cognito Insights, New York, USA and Kenneth Adejumoh, Head of Corporate Communications, Nosak Group, Nigeria, who together will provide robust perspectives and answers into the theme of the event and questions to be asked.
The one-hour event is scheduled to take place, Friday, 18th June 2021, between the hours of 12pm–1pm (West African Time).
To join in the conversation, kindly join using the Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/pro-mmap-ibn
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