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Again, UBA Rewards Loyalty as Customers Win Big in Bumper Draws

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Africa’s Global Bank, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has again rewarded its loyal customers in the just concluded UBA Bumper draws, doling out millions in cash prizes.

 

The virtual draw was witnessed by relevant regulators including representatives of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).

 

20 lucky bumper customers won N100,000 each, another customer won N500,000; while two lucky star winners got N1.2m and N2m cash prize.

 

Austin Akeju, a UBA Bumper account holder, emerged the winner of the star prize of N2m; while Abigail Ijeoma Ogbuehi and Sunday Okpaka, smiled home with N500,000 and N1.2m cash prize respectively.

 

Winners of the N100,000 cash prizes are: Jesulayomi Dorcas Akintomide, Maryam Salisu, Ahmad Salisu, Fatimo Adeife, Imam Imam, kunle Aremu Micheal, Abdurrazak Abdulhamid, Eniye Ebi Ikisa, Fatima Muhammed, Mulikatu Dupe Saka, Amarachi Angela Nwanegbo and Onyinyechi Esther Nwafor.

 

Others are Emmanuel Ajiga Ogo, Ejiro Fidelia Oseya, Progress Osozebhueghele, Philip Domozu, Daniel Ornguga Ojume, Arinze Daniel Offorbuike, Benedict Ifeanyichukwu Ononye and Chinecherem Emelda Enuka.

 

When contacted over the phone, one of the winners Austin Akeju, expressed gratitude to the bank for the cash prize, adding that he was very excited, “I am very happy, thank you UBA for this amazing gift,” he said.

 

UBA’s Head, Personal Banking, Ogechi Altraide, who congratulated all the winners after the draw, said that “For several months, the bank has been all about putting smiles on the faces of its customers, while encouraging them to cultivate the culture of savings. Over the years, we have constantly given away huge cash prizes as reward to our customers, with the aim of appreciating our customers who believe in us and have trusted the bank with their funds.”

 

Altraide encouraged customers who did not win this time to get set for the Super Savers draw happening this December, adding that; “I will advise new customers to quickly key in by dialing *919*20# to open a UBA account and save a minimum of N5,000 to qualify for the Super Savers draw.”

 

The Group Head, Brand Management & Marketing, Uzoamaka Oyeka, said the general intent of the monthly, quarterly and periodical draws is to appreciate loyal customers, who have stayed with UBA over the years, while also presenting fresh opportunities for potential and intending customers to join the growing number of millionaires who have benefitted from several promos organised by the bank.

According to her, there are several saving options for customers to choose from to be able to experience the thrills and joy that comes with winning huge rewards from the bank. “We have the Super Savers draw coming in December, and I therefore encourage those of you who are yet to jump on this winning train to do so to enjoy their own life-changing moments. Customers who save with UBA stand the chance to win ₦2,000,000 and other fantastic prizes in the Super Savers Draw” she added.

 

United Bank for Africa Plc is a leading Pan-African financial institution, offering banking services to more than twenty-five (25) million customers across 1,000 business offices and customer touch points in 20 African countries. With presence in New York, London and Paris, UBA is connecting people and businesses across Africa through retail, commercial and corporate banking, innovative cross-border payments and remittances, trade finance and ancillary banking services.

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Lagos tenant escapes after storing hemp, landlord jailed

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a 51-year-old landlord, Saheed Ojomu, to five-year imprisonment for allowing his tenant to use his shop to warehouse cannabis.

Justice Daniel Osiagor handed down the sentence to the convict after he changed his not-guilty plea to guilty.

The convict was arrested over the banned substance found in one of his shops on March 31, 2017, by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

During his arrest and arraignment, he claimed that the banned substance belonged to one of his tenants, Sakiru (now at large), and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The charge read, “That you, Saheed Ojomu, 46, on or about March 31, 2017, at No. 1, Osho Street, Island, Lagos State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, being occupier and manager of a shop at No.1, Osho Street, Lagos Island, unlawfully permitted same to be used by one Sakiru (now at large) for the purpose of storing and dealing in 372.6 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa, a narcotic drug similar to cocaine, heroin and LSD, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 12 of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, Cap. N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”

During trial, the prosecution called two witnesses and tendered some exhibits, which the court admitted.

However, at the resumed trial of the convict on Wednesday, his counsel, Mrs Vivienne Ekwegh, informed the court that her client had decided to change his plea.

The prosecutor, Mrs N. J. Mamza, did not object to the application of the defence.

After listening to both counsel on the new development, Justice Osiagor ordered that the convict retake his plea.

After his plea was retaken, the prosecutor reviewed the facts of the case and urged the court to sentence the shop owner in accordance with relevant laws.

But counsel for the convict, Ekwegh, in her plea for mercy, described her client as a ‘victim of circumstances’, as he was unaware that his tenant warehoused the banned substance in his shop.

She, therefore, urged the court to award a fine option in lieu of a custodian sentence.

In his judgment, Justice Osiagor sentenced the convict to five-year imprisonment.

However, the judge ordered the convict to pay a fine of N300,000.

In addition to the monetary fine, the judge also ordered the convict to perform three weeks of non-custodian community service.

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N2.9bn fraud: Court Sends IDID Nigeria Limited’s CEO, Kenneth Amadi, To Jail

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•As Judge Liquidates Company

 

As a result of his involvement in fraud to the tune of N2.9bn, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IDID Nigeria Limited, Kenneth Amadi, was on Monday, convicted and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, by Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa of a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The judge arrived at the decision, after finding him guilty of counts 4 and 5 of the criminal charge made against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

Justice Allagoa, who also convicted Amadi, declared that the sentencing is without an option of fine, and equally ordered that IDID Nigeria Limited be liquidated with immediate effect.

It would be recalled that the day’s judgment was earlier slated to have been delivered on November 22, 2022, but the same was not ready, due to the very busy schedule of the court.

The convicted Amadi and his company, IDID Nigeria Limited, were dragged before the court by the FGN when he held sway as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Eunisell Limited, a company founded by Chief Chika Ikenga.

Prior to Justice Allagoa’s judgment, counsels had adopted their final written addresses on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Meanwhile, at the last proceeding on the criminal case, Justice Alagoa, had ruled against the no-case submission instituted by the convicted Amadi, questioning the N2.9bn fraud charge, slammed against him by the FGN.

In handing down his ruling, the judge held that the prosecution had raised issues that require the embattled ex-staff to proffer answers, prompting the court to order Amadi to open his defence.

Amadi had contended that the prosecution had not been able to make any prima-facie case against him and as such had no business being in court.

He then urged the court to strike out the criminal charge against him and accordingly acquit and discharge him without any further delay.

But responding, the prosecution, led by Mrs. Aderonke Imana, had insisted that Justice Allagoa should discountenance the prayers of the convcit, because a case has been made against him and that he ought to put up a defence. The prosecution then asked the court to order Amadi to open his defence.

Specifically, Amadi and his company, IDID Nigeria Limited, are were tried before the court on a five-count charge of conspiracy and fraud to the tune of N2.9 billion.

The convict was charged before the court on the offences bothering on obtaining by false pretence; forgery, unlawful fund conversation and fraud.

The offences which contravened sections Section 1 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act. Cap.A6, Lam of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act. Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offence Act, Cap. M17. Law of the Federation of Nigeria. 2004 and Punishable under the same Section of the Act.; Section 27 (b) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 14 (1) of the same Act. And Sections 434 and 435 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap. C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under the same Section of the Act

One of the charges against the defendants include receiving and obtaining by false pretense, with intent to defraud, the sum of N2, 900,000,000 belonging to Eunisell Ltd, from A-Z Petroleum Ltd and AMMASCO International Ltd; omitting making full and true entry thereof in the books and accounts; suppression of data in respect of the financial transfer to Eunisell Ltd; and converting the same amount without authority to create sufficient deposits to promote the credibility of his own company (IDID Nigeria Limited).

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GLOWFUX Concert ’22 held with pomp and pageant as FIDSON, Rite Foods, Unilever, Beloxxi, Bobo Foods and others fete the charity event

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Wednesday, the 28th of December 2022 is a day that will not be forgotten in a hurry by many families
across Lagos State.
The day which started like every other day recorded the successful hosting of the much-talked-about 7th
edition of the annual charity concert called GLOWFUX.
GLOWFUX Charity Concert, an initiative of Fanafillit Integrated Concepts, is an annual end-of-the-year
charity event that brings together children from orphanages/special needs establishments for memorable
end-of-the-year celebrations with the general public.
In its usual style, the event had loads and loads of games for both adults and children without any form of
discrimination, and winners of each competition which were ably anchored by the popular children's party
MC – Daddy Yo went home with a variety of souvenirs courtesy of Rite Foods, Omo Detergent, FIDSON
Healthcare and Beloxxi Biscuits and Bobo Foods. Noteworthy as well is the scholarship in ICT by Epeetech
Solutions for five individuals from Lofty Skills Soccer Academy who emerged the most outstanding in a
brain tease game.
The hallmark of the event was the induction of new GLOWFUX Young Ambassadors who were charged to
become promoters of the humanitarian cause and other charitable initiatives. The new young ambassadors
are Master Diamond Olowu, the popular child music act Vanessa Jones, Miss Hidarat Aroyewun and Miss
Oluwadarasimi Kalejaiye.


Also, some awards of recognition were presented to individuals and organizations who were identified with
outstanding humanitarian exploits for the year 2022 calendar. The awardees are Oba Adedokun Abolarin,
the Orangun of Oke-Ila as GLOWFUX Man of the Year 2022 who was unavoidably absent, Olori Sekinat
Aramide Elegushi who was ably represented by Mrs. Oyeleye and Otunba Tope Oyefeso received the
GLOWFUX Woman of the Year 2022 award, Iba Habeeb Okunola MON, the Akosin of Yoruba land who
was ably represented by Mr. Folarin Animashaun was awarded the prestigious GLOWFUX Detribalised
Philanthropist of the Year 2022 while Ark of Relief Charity Foundation, Airtel Nigeria and Ambassador
Temitope Williams received the GLOWFUX NGO of the Year 2022, GLOWFUX Socially Responsible
Company of the Year 2022 and GLOWFUX Ambassador of the Year 2022 respectively.
Also recognised was Ambassador Gbolahan Odukoya who was appreciated for his remarkable contribution
to the success of the GLOWFUX Charity Concert 2022.
The 2022 edition of the concert held at the frontage of Dan & Den Arena, Elegushi Beachfront, Lekki,
Lagos had in attendance, six establishments for the needy, namely, Little Saints Orphanage, Lofty Skills
Soccer Academy (a football academy for the less privileged), Modupe Cole Memorial Home, Peculiar
Saints Orphanage, Child Lifeline Home and Only God Charity Home Initiative.
All the beneficiary establishments carted home lots of gift items ranging from clothes, food, household
items etc., courtesy of the over 200 guests each of whom arrived at the event with gifts for the beneficiary
homes.
As everyone at the event was entertained with superlative performances by MC Wadada, Da’Fresh Olorin,
Vanessa Jones, Meyrah, First Class Comedian, Hilary Jackson, DBard Creative Media, and Dom Sax etc.,
so were they all treated to refreshments like biscuits, sausage and drinks courtesy of Beloxxi Biscuits and
Rite Foods. And at the end of the event, everyone left with souvenir bags containing well-packaged jollof

rice prepared by Beeth Events Concepts and other branded products courtesy of FIDSON Healthcare PLC,
Rite Foods, Beloxxi Biscuits and Omo Detergent.
It is worthy of note that this edition of GLOWFUX Charity Concert would bring to the record, a total of 13
special needs (government-owned and private-owned) establishments with over a thousand children and
adults that have benefited from the project since inception.
The GLOWFUX 2022 recorded the support of FIDSON Healthcare, Beloxxi Biscuits, Unilever Nig, Rite
Foods, Bobo Foods, Elegushi Royal stool, iCare Foundation, Courtville Group, Seniors Wellbeing
Foundation, Hands Lifting Hearts Initiatives, Corsican Brothers, MALENS diagnostics, Headway Events, DJ
MAPS Productions, Epeetech Solutions, NINE28 Multimedia
While the media supports include AIT, KRAKS TV, Pulse.ng, thestatusng.blogspot.com
theeagleonline.com.ng, thegazellenews.com, newspop.com, mockinbird.com.ng, omonaijablog.com.ng,
freedomonline.com.ng, Hottestgistinnaija.com, theelitesng.com freedomonline.com.ng,
thecitypulsenews.com, Global Excellence magazine, saharaweeklyng.com freelanews.com
theimpactnewspaper.com

 

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