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Students returns missing purse, her reward will shock you

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There is always a form of reward for every thing that is been done either good or bad. This is the story of a student of Muslim High School, Sagamu, Ogun State, identified  as Labake Samson, who returned a purse containing N18,000 and other documents to a branch of the First City Monument Bank.

The Student was rewarded with a commendation letter by the management of the bank.

She was also rewarded with N2,000 by the owner of the purse and N1,000 each from other three people for her honesty.

The 19-year-old, who spoke with our correspondent in a telephone interview on Thursday, said she was on her way home from school last week when she sighted a purse at the Isale Oko area of Sagamu.

“I picked the purse, checked it and saw N18,000 and an FCMB automated teller machine card, among other documents. I took the purse to the Sagamu branch of the bank and asked the officials to call the owner of the purse. I was surprised when a manager at the bank and the owner of the purse later came to my school to give me a commendation letter and N2,000 respectively.’’

Samson who lost her father when she was five years, said she was not tempted to keep the purse despite her financial challenges.

“Things are really hard but my mother must never hear that I stole anything. She has always told us to be God-fearing, honest and contented. It did not even cross my mind to steal the purse though I need a new school uniform, sandals and textbooks. My mother said she believed that God would take control,” she said.

Speaking to our correspondent on the telephone on Thursday, the Head of Communications, FCMB, Mr. Diran Olojo, said the bank would soon announce a reward for Samson.

“The girl should definitely be celebrated. No doubt about that at all. What she did is extremely commendable considering the challenges in the country. We will ensure we reinforce the message to her and her peers that she did the right thing.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Akeredolu: There’s A Serious Security Crisis In Ondo

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Akeredolu: There’s A Serious Security Crisis In Ondo

Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has expressed that there is a serious security crisis in Ondo State.

He made this remark while lamenting the murder of a monarch in the state, Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, who was killed by suspected kidnappers.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, Akeredolu described the incident as a sad one for the State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The governor described the act as a heinous crime that is too heavy and unbearable.

He said he has directed security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police, to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.

Akeredolu also vowed to do all he can to unravel those behind the act and make them face the full wrath of the law.

He advised that caution should be exercised from making public reference in statements or utterances in respect of the “great loss.”

 

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Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele

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 Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele

CBN Governor – Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has predicted that the nation’s economy may emerge from recession in the first quarter of 2021.

Recall that some days ago, Nigeria entered into recession for the second time since 2016.

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made the prediction on Friday during the 55th annual Bankers Dinner which held in Lagos.

He expressed that the expected economic growth was two per cent.

Also Read: Nigeria Will Exit Recession By First Quarter Of 2021 – Finance Minister

Emefiele said, “With the sustained implementation of our intervention measures, we do expect that the Nigerian economy could emerge from the recession by the first quarter of 2021.”

“We also expect that growth in 2021 would attain 2.0 per cent. However, downside risks remain, as restoration of full economic activities, particularly in service-related sectors, remains uncertain until a COVID vaccine is produced and made available to millions of people across the world.

“Second, with the significant rise in cases in advanced markets and the imposition of lockdowns in parts of Europe, concerns remain on the impact this could have on growth in advanced economies, commodity prices and the financial markets.”

He also called for measures to “insulate our economy from the impact of these shocks through our diversification efforts, while also working to ensure that we adhere to safety protocols in order to prevent a surge in COVID-19 related cases, as this could further cripple economic activities.

This prediction by the apex bank echoes the projection of the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who stated that Nigeria would exit recession in the first quarter of 2021.

 

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah’s Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah's Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the call for the scrapping of the popular ‘Black Friday’sales by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

Recall that earlier on Friday, the board asked a radio station, demanding that it stops using the word “Black Friday” to refer to Friday.

Also Read: TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

The board explained that since Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam, tagging it “Black Friday” is derogatory and a thus, should not be condoned.

Reacting to the statement, the former lawmaker from Kaduna described the threat by the Hisbah board as ‘nonsensical.”

He wrote:

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