The Big 5: NBC shuts down Ekiti Broadcasting Service, Adeosun elected Chairperson of AFRIEXIMBANK and other stories

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has shut down the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES) for breaching provisions of the Broadcasting Code.

NBC’s Southwest monitoring chief Professor Armstrong Idachaba cited breach of the electoral act and broadcasting code by the media outfit, after Governor Ayodele Fayose reportedly went on air to announce unauthorised results in favour of Olusola Eleka, his deputy and PDP governorship candidate.

As reported by the NAN, the governor was said to have also made malicious and unsubstantiated comments against INEC, the Police and the DSS.

Nigeria’s Finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has been elected as chairperson of the board of the African Export-Import Bank (AFRIEXIMBANK).

Adeosun was elected on Saturday during the annual general meeting of AFREXIMBANK in Abuja which was declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari.

She will be succeeding the outgoing chairman of the Bank and Minister of Finance of the Republic of Rwanda, Ndagijimana Uzziel. The position has a one-year tenure.

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Saturday, explained reasons for not signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement expected to increase intra-African trade by 52.3 per cent from the current 19 per cent.

Speaking at the Opening ceremony of the 25th General meeting of shareholders of African Export-Import Bank in Abuja, Buhari stated that the complexity of Nigeria’s environment had made it imperative for him to consult with all stakeholders before such agreement was entered into.

The Federal Government has on Saturday, dissociated itself from a purported Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee announced by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Gideon Sammani.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, in a statement by his spokesman, Lawrence Ojabo, who disclosed this on behalf of the Federal Government, described the publication as unauthorised and misleading, urging Nigerians and APC members in particular to totally disregard it.

Over 12 persons were feared dead at the weekend including a mother and two of her sons in a ravaging flood that hit Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital and its environs after a torrential rain.

According to reports, Mrs. Alirah Akintobi and her two sons Shuaib and Abideen were trying to escape when they fell and and got drowned at Ilawo area of Abeokuta after her petty store was swept away on Friday evening by the rampaging flood.

Their remains were sad to have been buried on Saturday morning amid tears by residents of the neighborhood.

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