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​GROUP TASK PRESIDENT BUHARI TO INVESTIGATE LAGOS CP EDGAL OVER ALAKA CRIMINAL ALLEGATIONS

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By Osho Oluwatosin,Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly have been urged to thoroughly investigate the ongoing allegations against the renowned oil marketer, Alhaji Abayomi Kamal Alaka over his alleged connection with Baddo cult group in Ikorodu/Epe axis of Lagos State. 
Rising from its annual general meeting, the Ogbomoso Young Professionals Forum on Monday in Ogbomoso described the criminal allegation leveled against Alhaji Alaka by the Lagos Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi without a proper legal procedure has palatable and uncalled for. 
Speaking through its President, Comrade Demola Alao, the group accused the Lagos CP for playing politics and conniving with some business rivals of Alhaji Alaka to bring down the Ogbomoso-born oil merchant. 
Comrade Alao while addressing journalists argued that, the Lagos Police boss should not have  been quick to declared Alhaji Abayomi Alaka wanted without inviting him for questioning and give him fair-hearing to clear his name from the allegations. 
The group therefore, enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari and National Assembly to wade into the matter by properly investigate the matter and call on Lagos Police Commissioner to order before the issue degenerated into another political crisis. 
According to the group,  “It has been brought to our notice, the recent wanted notice declared by the Lagos Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi on Alhaji Abayomi Alaka for allegedly sponsoring the dreaded Baddo cult group in Ikorodu and Epe axis of Lagos State. 
“Nothing could be farther from the truth. Alhaji Abayomi Alaka Kamal is a respected son of Ogbomoso and a renowned petroleum marketer and owner of Alaka Petroleum who also has huge investment in estate management. 
“Alhaji Alaka, who is an employer of labour and profound ambassador of Ogbomoso town, someone who has taken many jobless Nigerian youths off the street with gainful employment cannot be associated with evil act especially with his reputation as a known Muslim cleric and oil marketer. 
“Our position at Ogbomoso Professionals Forum is not to be the judge, but urging the Nigerian police and federal government to allow the will of justice to prevail by allowing Alhaji Abayomi Alaka to be fully investigated in a public court and give him fair hearing before declaring him wanted without a legal procedure.” 
The group wondered why the Lagos  Police boss persistently connected the oil marketer to Baddo operation in the area, despite searching Alaka’s house without finding anything incriminating. 

 

The group said, “in the wake of this unprecedented event, as professional indigenes of Ogbomoso, we viewed the action of the Lagos Police Commissioner, CP Edgal Imohimi as being politically motivated by some business competitors of Alhaji Alaka to get rid of him from the oil business. 
“As professionals, we have firm believe in President Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade and zero tolerance to crimes and criminality, hence; urging the President to use his goodwill and office to constitute a panel of unblemished character to properly investigate the matter from the bottom to allow justice to prevail. 
“We strongly believe in rule of law and preach against any form of criminality in its entirety, thus, calling on the Lagos CP to toe the line of Justice and withdraw the wanted threat against Alhaji Abayomi Alaka Kamal and give him a level playing ground to clear his name in the court of law”. 
The group however, emphasized that, if Alhaji Alaka is found guilty of all allegations, it would not hesitate to disown him and blacklist him from the good book of the God chosen land, Ogbomoso town. 
“It is against this background, we hereby call on President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the National Assembly to wade into this matter and call on the Lagos Police Commissioner to order before this issue degenerated into another political crisis.”

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GTCO Rated Nigeria’s Strongest Brand and Best Banking Brand in Nigeria

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Africa’s leading financial services institution, Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (“GTCO” or “the Group”), has added to its impressive haul of accolades as it was recently named Nigeria’s strongest brand and Best Banking Brand in Nigeria by Brand Finance and Global Brands Magazine, respectively. These awards not only reaffirm GTCO’s position as a leading financial services group but also spotlights the Group’s enduring reputation as a customer-focused brand.

Over the years, GTCO has demonstrated remarkable commitment to shaping the future of financial services in Africa and is renowned for its innovative approach to customer service and stakeholder engagement. The Group’s brand strength is underpinned by a strong commitment to delivering cutting-edge financial solutions, fostering meaningful customer relationships, and Promoting Enterprise using its proprietary free business platforms. Commenting on the two awards, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, Segun Agbaje, said: “These achievements are a reflection of our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction, as well as to building a truly international brand from our proudly African roots. We are delighted to receive these recognitions and inspired to continue delivering our promise of enriching lives with every opportunity.”

GTCO is a leading financial services group with banking operations in Nigeria, West Africa, East Africa, and the United Kingdom alongside non-banking verticals in HabariPay, Guaranty Trust Fund Managers, and Guaranty Trust Pension Managers. Its leadership in the banking industry and efforts at empowering people and communities has earned it many prestigious awards over the years. The Group’s flagship banking franchise, Guaranty Trust Bank, was named Nigeria’s Best Bank and Best Bank in CSR at the 2023 Euromoney Awards for Excellence, Best Banking Group in Nigeria by World Finance, and Best Bank in Nigeria by Global Finance. Guaranty Trust Bank is featured in the Top 1000 Banks in the World and Top 100 Banks in Africa rankings by The Banker.

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Nigerian Barrister Orbby Vanessa Agwuncha aka BossLadyLaw Honored at Visionary African Women Summit in Kigali*

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**Nigerian Barrister Orbby Vanessa Agwuncha aka BossLadyLaw Honored at Visionary African Women Summit in Kigali*

 

 

KIGALI, RWANDA – Barrister Obiageli (Orbby) Vanessa Agwuncha, popularly known as BossladyLaw, a distinguished Nigerian lawyer, was recently recognized and awarded at the Visionary African Women Summit, held from June 12th to June 16th, 2024, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The summit gathered influential women from across Sub-Saharan Africa who have significantly impacted their communities through their careers, philanthropy, and community development efforts. The event focused on ensuring women are seen as positive contributors to society, moving beyond traditional objectification and specialization roles often depicted in the media.

This summit marked a departure from the typical portrayal of African women, emphasizing their positive and contributory roles in various sectors. Barr Orbby, in her address, highlighted women’s rights and the legal protections available to them, using Nigeria as a case study. She discussed the existing legal loopholes and suggested improvements to better protect women’s rights.

In her speech, BossladyLaw expressed her gratitude to the organizers for inviting her as a guest speaker and recognizing her achievements in Nigeria’s legal profession.

She also severed the rights to women empowerment. where women can have financial stability.

“It imperative that Every women should attain a source of income no matter how small”

During the summit, Prof Ogechi Adeola the Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Kigali Rwanda presented an award to Barr Orbby Vanessa Agwuncha, (BossladyLaw), she was elated.

The Visionary African Women Summit aims to create a thriving community of African women from various fields to inspire, empower, and equip them as nation builders. The event featured insightful keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, networking sessions, award presentations, exhibitions, entertainment, and a tour of Kigali.

 

Nigerian Barrister Orbby Vanessa Agwuncha aka BossLadyLaw Honored at Visionary African Women Summit in Kigali*

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Detained Binance executive Gambaryan has access to quality medical care, Nigerian govt Reveals

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Detained Binance executive, Gambaryan has access to quality medical care, Nigerian govt Reveals

Detained Binance executive Gambaryan has access to quality medical care, Nigerian govt Reveals

 

 

The Nigerian Government has denied keeping Binance Executive, Tigran Gambaryan in unsavory prison conditions.

The government said Gambaryan is being lawfully detained and has access to quality healthcare facility.

Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, said Gambaryan also has access to consular services from his country.

 

Detained Binance executive, Gambaryan has access to quality medical care, Nigerian govt Reveals

 

A statement by Idris reads: “It has become necessary for the Federal Government of Nigeria to address claims that Binance Executive, Tigran Gambaryan is being held in unsavory prison conditions in Nigeria, or that his health is deteriorating.

 

 

“We would like to state that these allegations are false and should be ignored.

“Gambaryan is being held in lawful detention and has access to quality medical care whenever required.

“He also has full access to consular services from his home government.

 

 

“The Federal Government will not do anything to jeopardize his fundamental rights to lawful trial, and to quality care, including healthcare, even as he undergoes trial by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

 

“It is worth reiterating that his detention is a court-ordered one, and only the court can alter the terms or direct his release.

 

 

“The Federal Government of Nigeria will continue to follow due process in its quest to bring Binance to justice — a legitimate sovereign quest that is similarly being pursued in several other countries around the world.

 

 

“This adherence to legal and diplomatic standards underscores Nigeria’s dedication to upholding justice and maintaining the integrity of its judicial processes.

 

 

“The executive is being treated with the utmost fairness, and his legal and human rights are being protected throughout the judicial proceedings.”

 

 

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