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Gomoney is The Best Digital Bank in Nigeria

Nigerian Observer - 2 ore 53 min fa

Technology has been described as one of the best things that occurred to man. The way it has made life easy can not be overemphasized. Furthermore, making life easier via technology also spans into the finance industry via the development of digital banks.

 

Digital banks have been a very convenient way for an individual to make a lot of banking activities without having to step into bank premises.

 

A lot of people find joy in just downloading an app in less than 30mins which will help them perform all their transaction duties online. With the use of digital banks, activities like checking your account balance to making several transfers with just a click from your smartphone or pc. Isn’t that amazing?

 

Here are some advantages associated with digital banks.

 

All-around clock banking – Due to digitalization, you can now have the opportunity to access all your banking duties at any point in time, mostly via mobile apps downloaded on your smart devices. Even at night, and you can top up your phone with just a single click.

 

Great Customers’ experience – with digital banking, you can now enjoy unparalleled customer experience, due to the Introduction of support channels to help put you on track and settle all your grievances. There is also an avenue for real live chat with your customer care agent, which makes your banking experience both rapid and amazing. 

 

Having checked through the above benefits of digital banks, it can be deduced that they are needed for your seamless day to day banking. Hence, the question “Which is the best digital bank in Nigeria?”

 

After a lot of research, it is however undaunted that gomoney is the best digital bank in Nigeria. 

 

Why should you choose gomoney as your digital bank?

 

With an increase in the number of digital banks in Nigeria, Gomoney stands tall in offering a digital banking experience that is very relevant to a diverse number of people, with their goal being to always create convenient experiences that will make their customers understand their cash flow.

 

How secure is gomoney?

 

News surrounding the development of digital bank apps boils down to the question, “How secure are they?” 

Having checked through this, recommending Gomoney as your digital banking app will be the best thing.

gomoney has shown absolute compliance with all regulations laid down by CBN, with all your deposits insured maximally by the National Deposit Insurance Corporation. This depicts that apart from your money being safe, it is also insured properly with the highest Deposit Insurance Company in Nigeria.

 

Conclusion

Change is very constant, and digital banks are the only panacea to having a seamless banking experience.

In addition, gomoney is here to help you on your journey to having a great banking experience so as to make banking more secure, personalized, and also cost-effective for everyone. 

 

gomoney is surely the best digital banking app in Nigeria.

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Senate President leads FG delegation on condolence visit to Borno over killing of farmers

Nigerian Observer - 3 ore 35 min fa

ABUJA – A federal government delegation led by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan arrived in Maiduguri, Borno State by mid-day on Monday on a condolence visit over the killing of farmers at the weekend by terrorists.

Members of the delegation include the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Ministers of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami and the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri.

Other members are the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno(rtd) and Senior Special Assistant(Media and Publicity) to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu.

The delegation was received on arrival at the Airport by the Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Umar Gadafu.

The delegation is in Borno, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government, to commiserate and identify with the family of the victims, the Government and the people of Borno State over the incident.

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Borno Killings: Senate Minority Caucus Mourns

Nigerian Observer - 4 ore 12 min fa

ABUJA – The Senate Minority Caucus on Monday expressed deep sadness over the gruesome killings of rice farmers in Borno State by the Boko Haram insurgents.

In a statement by the Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe signed by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom in Abuja, the caucus said it was saddening that the harvest season has now been turned to mourning season.

“We are horrified that our people, particularly the farmers who are toiling tirelessly to sustain the nation’s food security has always become the target of the insurgents.

“This is so horrendous and mind wrenching and of course the unmindful slaughter of our people in such dastardly manner is becoming way too many. It’s embarrassing to the country and calls to question the government’s strategy and capacity to tame the rising wave of insurgency and banditry ravaging a large swath of our dear nation, particularly in the Northern region”, he said.

The caucus, Senator Abaribe said, urges the government to up the ante in the fight against the frightening insecurity occasioned by the resurging Boko Haram insurgents, banditry and kidnapping all over the country.

It added that it is no longer enough for the presidency to always issue tepid statements by the condemning attacks and daily killing of our citizens, saying now is the time to take decisive action and review it’s strategy since it seems the current one has failed woefully.

The caucus however commiserates with the government and people of Borno State, while it pray that God will console the families of the victims.

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Nass Committed To Women, Youth Involvement In Governance – Omo-Agege

Nigerian Observer - 4 ore 12 min fa

ABUJA – The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has assured that the National Assembly is committed to greater women and youth involvement in public governance in Nigeria through creative legislative interventions.

This comes as he decried women participation in public governance in Sub-Saharan Africa which is presently below 24.7 percent.

Senator Omo-Agege stated this while making a virtual presentation at a high-level conference on strengthening women and youth participation in the National Assembly.

According to him, no country can ever maximize its potential without fully exploring and exploiting the energy in its youth population, adding that “There is the need to drive inclusion and inclusive governance in both the Legislative and the Executive Arms of Government. This is a necessary step to achieving gender equality and full democratic governance.

“Because women represent more than half of the Nigerian population and the youths are the most energetic and dynamic segment of our society, I have no doubt that with many more of them participating in the decisions that shape our lives, they would pave the way for a more just, equitable, and peaceful society”.

The Ninth National Assembly, he noted, is championing the removal of clogs hampering the actualization of a comprehensive self-development of women and youths through legislative interventions.

He cited the Sexual Harassment Bill, passed by the Senate, awaiting concurrence at the House of Representatuves to buttress his point.

“While it is broadly acknowledged that there is no universal model that fits all circumstances, I am proud of the National Assembly’s commitment to the provision of equitable opportunities for the participation of Women and Youth in the Governance Process, by way of legislation and even by Constitutional amendment.

“I trust that the gains of this discourse would aid further engagements and help significantly as we engineer our home-grown solutions. It should also help set benchmarks for accountability on this all-important issue of greater women and youth participation in democratic governance. For us in Nigeria, we are ready,” he stated.

To prepare the youth and women for effective political participation, the Delta Central lawmaker made a case for funding schemes for youth-run businesses to empower them economically.

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Full commmunity devt. Impossible without women – Legal Practitioner

Nigerian Observer - 4 ore 18 min fa

BENIN CITY – A Benin based legal practitioner, Nna Victor has said that full commmunity development is impossible without the understanding, cooperation and effective participation of women.

In a lecture Presented to the National Association of Seadogs (aka Pyrates Confraternity), Benbow Deck, as part of activities to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), Nna said that women deserve respect, recognition at all times, considering their role as mothers, companions, breadwinners, teachers and guardian.

The lecture was themed: “Eliminating Violence Against Women: A Nigerian Perspective.”

According to him, “Unfortunately, there exists various degrees of manifestations of violence against women against women which hampers the attainment of the full potential of women in the society.”

He described violence against women as “any violation of a woman’s person, mental or physical integrity or freedom of movement through individual acts and/or societal oppression.”

Nna noted rape and defilement as one of the most violent and vicious means through which violence against women is perpetrated in Nigeria.

The implications for the country, he said include, negative economic impact, both in the use of resources and loss of productivity due to fear and injury; adverse psysical and health implications on victims as well as negative psychological effects.

He therefore recommended a national orientation programme aimed at educating the public on the implications of violence against women; provision and strengthening Institutions where women and girls who are victims are victims of violence as well as proper funding of Institutions and agencies that deal with violence against women.

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Peter Obaseki Grassroots Football Tournament: Cocoa FC Tackle Young Stars FC In Final Today

Nigerian Observer - 5 ore 9 min fa

BENIN CITY – The final of the 10th Edition of Peter Obaseki Football Tournament in Ovia will today hold at Igbogor Primary School football field, Ovia South-west Local Government Area of Edo State.

The match will be played between the Defending Champions Cocoa Football Club of Igbogor and Young Stars Football Club of Usen beginning from 4:00pm

The annual Grassroots Football fiesta according to the organisers is geared towards discovering talents, fostering of harmonious communal relationship as well as giving back to the society by an individual, who is much in love with the people.

Peter Obaseki Soccer tournament which is played amongst communities in Edo and Ondo States is eponymous football ritual is also aimed at complimenting the Edo State Government effort in the area of sports development in the state.

On the road to final, Young Stars FC snatched a hard fought 1:0 victory against Unique FC in the Semi Final match to book a place in today’s final.

In the second semi final match, defending champion Cocoa Fc spanked tournament’s favourites Invincible FC of Ondo 3:0 to clinched the the remaining final ticket.

The Cocoa farmers wasted no time as they scored inside five minutes of the game through Akim. Ten minutes later, Akim made it 2:0 while Faruk on resumption of hostilities in the second half scored Cocoa third goal to put the game beyond the Ondo based opponents.

Meanwhile, the 3rd place match between Unique FC and Invincible FC is billed to kickoff by 1.30pm today.

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Edo govt begins screening, revalidation exercise for pensioners in 18 LGAs

Nigerian Observer - 5 ore 14 min fa

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Government has announced the commencement of the revalidation exercise for pensioners in the 18 Local Governments Areas (LGAs) of the state, in furtherance of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s commitment to the welfare of workers and pensioners in the state.

In a statement, Permanent Secretary/Chairman Edo State Pensions Bureau, Mr. I.D.S. Juwobor, said the exercise will hold across the three Senatorial Zones of Edo State from Wednesday, 2nd December to Saturday, 12th December, 2020.

The process is assured to be hassle-free and seamless as pensioners will be required to do biometric thumbprint verification and cleared in less than two minutes.

According to Juwobor, the exercise tagged “AM ALIVE” Screening/Revalidation Exercise for State Pensioners offers an option for Skype verification for pensioners who are resident outside the country.

He directed all pensioners in the state to be physically present at the venues for the screening with their letters of Approval to Retire from Service and the pensioner’s Biometric Verification Slip.

The Pensions Bureau chair further noted that “it is important to add that pensioners and officials at the venue of the exercise are required to put on face masks, keep social distance and adhere to other COVID-19 regulations.”

The statement reads: “It is hereby announced that the Edo State Pensions Bureau in collaboration with the Information Communication Technology Agency will conduct “AM ALIVE” Screening/Revalidation Exercise for State Pensioners. The exercise is scheduled to hold across the three Senatorial Zones of Edo State from Wednesday, 2nd December to Saturday, 12th December, 2020.

“The Schedule Dates and Time for the Screening are as follow: (i) Edo South-Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th December, 2020 – 8.00am -4.00pm (ii) Edo North-Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th December, 2020-8.00am-4.00pm (iii) Edo Central – Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th December, 2020-8.00am-4.00am.

“The venues for the screening of pensioners are the Councils Hall of the various Local Government Councils while the venue for pensioners in Oredo is the Imaguero College Hall, Sapele Road, Benin City. All pensioners are required to come with their letters of Approval to Retire from Service and the pensioner’s Biometric Verification Slip.”

Juwobor further noted: “Pensioners who are resident outside the Country may wish to be screened via Skype.

“They are therefore advised to notify the Managing Director, Information Communication Technology Agency ICTA and send the following documents via email to – [email protected]: (i) Biometric Slip; (ii) Pension ID: (iii) Skype ID: (iv) Phone Number (v) Country and (vi) Letter of Approval to Retire from Service.”

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Fed High Court Jail Former Access Bank Manager 5 Years

Nigerian Observer - 5 ore 17 min fa

ASABA – The Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State on Monday sentenced former Information Technology (IT) Access Bank Manager, Asaba Branch, Mr. Onus Osagie Amahian, to Five years imprisonment each on a 25- count charge of forgery and false entry into the Delta State government payroll.

The Presiding Judge, Justice T B Adegoke said the sentence is to run concurrently.

The convict was prosecuted by Economy and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Benin City, Edo State Zonal office for fraudulently inserted names and account numbers of his family members and friends into the payroll of Delta State government via Access bank, and subsequently paid monies into those Accounts; thereby defrauding the Bank of an aggregate sum of N 9, 344,013.23m.

The Court held “that you Onus Osagie Amahian between the month of August and October 2011 at Access Bank Asaba Branch within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did steal the sum of N9,344,013.23 only from Delta State Government payroll (NEFT/ DTSG/.TCO/ ACC ) in Access Bank PLC branch Asaba and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390(6) of the Criminal Code Act CAp C38 of the Revised Edition ( Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007”

Another reads: “that you Onus Osagie Amahian on or about the August 26, 2011 at Access Bank Branch Asaba within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did make false entry by transferring the sum of N450,942.57 out of Delta State government payroll ( NEFT / DTSG/ TCO/ ACC) in Access Bank Plc branch Asaba into access bank account number : 0009564039 operated by one Osagie Blessing knowing same to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(2)(C) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M17 of the Revised Edition (Law’s of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 and punishable under Section 1(2) of the same Act”.
However, the defendant pleaded guilty to the 25 count charges.

Having pleaded to the charges read before him, the prosecution counsel, F.O. Dibang asked the court to convict and sentence him accordingly, saying that the convict had made enough restitution to the victim of the crime.
But, Mr. Amaghian’s counsel, Mrs. Itohan Richard pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, saing the convict had been in prison custody since 2011, and had shown remorse for his action.

The counsel further pleaded with the “court to consider the convict being a first time offender who is now a Reform person, rehabilitated with brown new mind; and had pleaded guilty on time to avoid taking the court through long process during prosecution”.
Justice Adegoke, said having listened to both sides, and considering no record of criminal activities agaiast him and with certain amount of money recovered from him, sentenced the former Bank Manager, Amaghian to five years imprisonment, hoping that the convict will turn a new leaf.

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Edo govt to conduct physical verification for PUWOV personnel in Edo Central, North

Nigerian Observer - 5 ore 20 min fa

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Government will conduct physical verification and headcount for personnel of the Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) scheme in Edo Central and Edo North Senatorial Districts, from Wednesday 2nd December to Friday 4th December 2020.

In a statement, Coordinator of the scheme, Mukhtar Yusuf-Osagie, said the exercise was compulsory and those who do not participate risk dismissal from the scheme.

According to him, the schedule for the exercise is as follows: “Esan West Local Government Area (LGA), Esan North East LGA, Esan South East LGA, Esan Central LGA, Igueben LGA are to meet at Esan West Council Hall (Aliu hall) between Wednesday, 2nd December and Thursday, 3rd December, 2020.

“However, due to closeness, Owan West LGA and Owan East LGA are to report at Esan West Council Hall for the screening. Time is 8am daily.”

For the Edo North leg, he said the exercise will hold from Thursday 3rd to Friday 4th Dec, 2020 at Etsako West LGA hall and local councils to be screened include: “Etsako West LGA, Etsako East LGA, Etsako Central LGA, Akoko-Edo LGA. Time: 12pm on 3rd December, 2020 and 8am on 4th December, 2020.”

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Edo leading in regional effort to revive oil palm devt – Report

Nigerian Observer - 5 ore 22 min fa

BENIN CITY – The Africa Oil Palm Initiative (APOI) has said Edo State is leading a regional expansion in oil palm development in the Niger Delta region, leveraging its sustainable models and approaches to create a regional platform.

This was contained in a report titled “The Africa Palm Oil Initiative: Highlights 2019-2020,” x-raying efforts to emplace a sustainable way to increase oil palm production in West and Central Africa.

According to the report, “In Edo State, one communications campaign has had a massive impact – raising awareness of the successes in Edo has caused a further 6 other palm oil producing states in Nigeria to join the platform. The campaign was centred around materials produced showing stakeholders how to get involved in the platform and outlining the aims and processes of APOI.

“The facilitator used this information at conferences held in the state and beyond at the NEXIM Bank Forum 2020, which attracted CEOs, governors from other states, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and palm oil producers and processors.

“At the following platform meeting they discussed how to expand the Edo State platform into a Regional platform, with the addition of the six other states of the Niger Delta geopolitical region – Ondo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross-Rivers, Delta, and Awka-Ibom States.”

The APOI ranked Edo among nine other Africa countries leading the resurgence of oil palm production. The countries include Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, and Sierra Leone.

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