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PIC MIX: Access Bank - Diamond Bank

EXPLAINER: 10 things to know about Access Bank, Diamond Bank merger

Beginning 2011 and effectively in 2012, Access Bank took over the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc.

Nnamdi Okonkwo

Alleged Diezani Loot: Court adjourns arraignment of two bank directors

An executive director at First Bank, Dauda Lawal, will also be arraigned.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: The News (Nigeria)]

Give me more time, Buhari tells Nigerians on 76th birthday

Mr Buhari also said he will keep reminding Nigerians about his performance in office so far.

Joint NLC, TUC, ULC nationwide protest over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18). 05389/30/10/2018/Deborah Bada/BJO/NAN

NLC condemns arrest of Sierra Leonean union leaders

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) condemns in the harshest tone possible such brutal infraction of trade union rights.

The customs spokesperson during the breakfast meeting Photo by Kingsley Adeniyi

Nigeria Customs gets ‘presidential nod’ to distribute seized items to IDPs, orphanages nationwide

The items like rice, second-hand clothes and groundnut oil were hitherto distributed to IDP camps in the North-east only

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Nigerian govt resumes talks with striking Polytechnic teachers

The teachers have been on strike since December 12.

Shell-and-Eni

MALABU: Eni, Shell knew of corrupt payments to Nigerian officials — Judge

The judge, Giusy Barbara, also berated Nigerian politicians and officials involved in the controversial deal.

Workers protesting at the National Assembly

NASS workers begin strike two days before Buhari presents budget

Electricity and water to the compound have been cut.

Future Awards 2018 names winners

The categories of the 13th edition of the award, according to the organisers, was increased to 20, to cater for more outstanding youths in various fields.

Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo in Austria for Africa, Europe Heads of Government meeting

The vice president would be speaking on the theme of the forum, ‘Taking Cooperation to the Digital Age’, which is holding on December 17 and 18.

Nigeria Army special parade to mark President Buhari's 76th birthday

Nigerian Army organises parade for Buhari on birthday

The president is clocking 76 today.

Diamond Bank and Acess Bank

IT’S OFFICIAL – Diamond, Access Banks merge

The transaction is expected to be completed by the first half of 2019.

A workspace used to illustrate the story

Companies to try four-day work week to curb stress, burnout

Meanwhile, many are exceeding 40 hours a week anyway.

Diamond Bank Headquarters Photo: Business News

Access Bank moves to buy Diamond Bank

The new deal, if approved by regulators, would see Access Bank acquire Diamond Bank.

Top Army chiefs

Three days after attacking UNICEF, Nigerian Army wants Amnesty International office closed

The army said there is credible evidence that the organisation is working hard to destabilise the country.

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

2019: APC says PDP has no alternative governance agenda

He said APC has spent the last three and half years carrying out massive infrastructure projects in all the 36 states of the federation.

Nigerian airports record 10.9m passengers, 163,646 aircraft movements in nine months – FAAN

There was an increase of 1.7 million passengers from 2017.

One of the buildings set ablaze by soldiers in Benue community

How Nigerian govt’s failures fuel farmers, herders conflict causing nearly 4,000 deaths – Amnesty International

At least 3,641 people killed between 2016 and 2018, most of them this year.

Restructuring to be discussed at presentation of ‘We are all Biafrans’ book

The foreword of the book was written by Atiku Abubakar.

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Suspected kidnappers kill man, driver on mission to deliver ransom

The police also named the victims.

Members of the United States Government Exchange Alumni Association

Nigerian alumni of U.S. exchange programmes hold maiden dinner

There are about 350 members of the association in the southwest.

A trailer used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: PM News)

Trailer loaded with cows kills three people, injures 24 others

“We have also recorded the death of seven cows.”

Team Delta

Delta wins National Sports Festival in style

Delta State first won the festival when Abuja hosted the biennial games in 2004.

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NiMet predicts weather for Monday

The agency predicted that the Northern states would experience sunny conditions during the forecast period.

Deji Adeyanju (Photo Credit: Politics Nigeria)

Police still holding Deji Adeyanju as evidence emerges of previous acquittal

The activist was freed of murder charges after a lengthy trial.