Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Nike Animashaun
The career of Mrs Nike Animashaun, the flamboyant and controversial Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology appears to have coming to a crashing halt. Usually reliable sources at Alausa say she has been sacked for acts inimical to the tenets of the  Lagos State civil service.

It will be recalled that Mrs. Animsahaun had enjoyed a mecurial rise from the position of Junior Magistrate in the Lagos State Judiciary to become Permanent Secretary and power broker in the administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Babatunde Fashola. She had also been romantically linked to several big wigs including Dr. Tunji Olowolafe a close ally of Governor Fashola and Chairman of Deux Projects a big time Contractor of Lagos State

In what appears as a total  house cleaning  by the Ambode administration, the Director of Computer services in the same Ministry, Mr. Bola Omoboya is currently being investigated by the office of the Head of Service for insider dealings and award of contracts running into millions of Naira to companies related to him.

Why Semenitari Resigned As GMD of Unity Bank

Contrary to reports making the rounds especially on the new media for weeks that the Managing Director/CEO of Unity Bank Plc, Henry James Semenitari was forced to proceed on compulsory leave or sacked owing to boardroom squabbles and fraud among others, investigation has revealed that Semenitari was never fired nor suspended.

Investigations revealed that the former Unity Bank GMD resigned his appointment after 18 months at the helms of affair of bank to pursue other endeavours.

Semenitari would be remembered for his giant strides in repositioning Unity Bank in the short period, which has put the Bank on the track of steady growth and operational efficiency.

He successfully pulled Unity Bank from a financial loss position of N33 billion as at December 2013, which the bank inherited, to a profit before tax of N13.6 billion as at December 2014 financial year, being his first year of management.

During his tenure, the bank’s active customer base increased from less than 100,000 to over 800,000 accounts.

By the end of June 2015 financial year, the bank’s gross earnings rose to N33.56 billion against N30.85 billion last year, while profit was N7.89 billion in 2015 compared with N7.10 billion the same period of the corresponding year (HY) 2014.

Today, Unity Bank’s total assets have increased by 3.90 percent to stand at N429.66 billion compared with N413.30 billion in 2014.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Amuwo Odofin Industrial Layout Company Owners Send SOS to LASG on Man-Made Disaster

Properties owner and those working in the companies around Capital Oil Tankers’ Park of Amuwo Odofin Industrial Layout, have sent a “Save Our Soul” message to Lagos State government over the illegal construction works going on in the area which is causing them all sort of damages.

The people who come together explained that the issue started when one Mr Orgi Umeh Tochukwu, purchase a portion of land that is design to be road according to the approved layout in the survey made available to journalists from land speculators generally referred to as “Omo Oniles”, as if that is not enough he decided to construct his structure in a way that it blocked the drainage, thereby forcing water back into the streetLagos Gov. Ambode.

His action which has seen the people of the area exposed to series of property damaging erosion especially during this raining season, was reported to the local council officials at the Amuwo Odofin Local Government who directed them to approach the Lagos State Ministry of Environment. After the issue has been reported several times in the ministry and nothing has been done about it, they decided to put it into writing after which they decided to inform the media.

According to Mr Dipo Odewunmi, one of the representatives of those whose business were exposed to the erosion the blockage cause, “we approached Mr Orgi to plead with him to allow the drainage run into the canal at the back of his newly acquired property, but he asked us to re-channel the water back towards the tanker park, not minding the fact that we invested tens of millions in the drainage.

The properties on the layout that Tochukwu’s construction has been exposing to series of erosion includes; Capital Oil, Impacto Nig Ltd, Ghalayini Nig Ltd, Chronotech Nig Ltd and Jocobod Nig Ltd. They are thereby calling on the relevant authorities to save them from the avoidable disaster that may cost them billions.