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Obafemi Martins ‘Oba Goal’ celebrates 36th birthday today



Nigerian football legend, Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins also known as Oba Goal has taken to his IG page to celebrate his 36th birthday.

The football star uploaded a graphic design of himself and simply captioned it ”Happy birthday to me.”

Obafemi Martins was born on the 28th of October 1984. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Chinese Super League side Wuhan Zall as a forward.

See also: The moment Falz cut his birthday cake (Video)

Martins is known for his speed on the ball. After leaving Nigeria for Italy at age 16, he has since played for a number of top-division clubs around Europe. He began his senior career in 2002 at Serie A club Inter Milan, before moving to Premier League club Newcastle United in 2006, and then to Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg in 2009.

Having joined Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan in July 2010, they loaned him to Birmingham City in January 2011.

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Another Win as FBNHoldings Group bags Several Honours at the 2020 ‘Great Place To Work’ Award Ceremony



L-R: Tunde Lawanson, Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, FBN Holdings Plc, Ugochi Onuekwusi, Human Resources Officer, Rev. Oluwayomi Uteh, General Manager, Operations TREM, Oyinade Kuku, Head, Human Resources, FBN Holdings Plc and Douglas Elisha, Technical Assistant to the GMD, FBN Holdings Plc at The Great Place To Work Awards held at Marina, Lagos on Friday which had FBNHoldings winning the Best Place to Work for Millennials and Women, Best in Leadership Practice, and 2nd Best Place to Work.

FBNHoldings Group has won big at the ‘2020 Great Place To Work Award‘ ceremony held last week Friday, in Lagos. The Holdings Company along with its subsidiary companies; First Bank of Nigeria, FBNQuest Merchant Bank, and FBNQuest Capital won various awards at the prestigious event.

FBN Holdings Plc received a ‘Platinum Certification’ as a great workplace further attesting to the quality of its people practices. It also received the award for the ‘Best Workplace for Millennials’; this has become evident with a high percentage of its workforce in this age category and the targeted HR initiatives to drive engagement and retention. FBNHoldings also topped the following two categories and received the awards as the Best in Leadership Practice and Best Workplace for Women. Overall, FBNHoldings was ranked as the 2nd Best Workplace.

In the other categories, First Bank of Nigeria Limited received a gold certification as a ‘Great Workplace’ and also won the ‘Best Workplace in Learning and Development’, affirming its peak performance in this space. The Bank was ranked as the ‘5th Best Workplace in the Large Corporates Category’.

FBNQuest also had a glorious evening at the event, based on research feedback and metric score from the ‘Great Place To Work’ team. In the other Categories- (Medium-sized Corporates), FBNQuest Merchant Bank and FBNQuest Trustees were adjudged as the 4th and 5th best workplace ranking respectively. They also received Gold Certification as a Great Workplace, while FBNQuest Capital received a Silver Certification.

Speaking on the awards received by the Group, UK Eke, MFR, the Group Managing Director of FBN Holdings Plc said ‘this is a reflection of the commitment and efforts of the FBN Holdings Group management in providing and building quality life for all our employees’ adding further ‘the awards also demonstrate our recognition of the critical importance of all our employees as we seek to remain the ‘hub for the best industry talent’ towards the delivery of our overall strategic objectives.

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Governor Ishaku backs Governor Zulum on use of mercenaries to fight Boko Haram



Gov Darius Ishaku

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has backed his Borno state counterpart, Babagana Zulum who advised the federal government to bring in mercenaries to help in the fight against Boko Haram.

Ishaku who led the governors of Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe on a sympathy visit to Borno on Tuesday December 1 over the killing of farmers in Zabarmari community in Jere local government area of Borno last weekend, stated that Nigeria needs external help in the fight against insurgency and should not be mourning every time.

Ishaku said;

“Our dear brother, we are here to condole you over the killing of farmers by Boko Haram insurgents. We are indeed saddened and traumatised.

“I will key into your request, which you said that the federal government should invite some mercenaries to come and help us out of this problem, because what you can’t do, what you can’t solve, I think we should invite who can solve it for us.

“We cannot continuously be mourning, there has to be a time to stop the mourning. All of us in the North East Governors Forum, we are pleading with the federal government to find a solution to the issue of Boko Haram because if we neglect it, it will become even worst.”

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Maina in detention in Niger republic, to be extradited to Nigeria – Police say



Following the arrest of a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina in Niamey, Niger Republic, the Nigeria Police Force says it is perfecting his extradition processes to Nigeria to enable him face trial in pending criminal proceedings against him.

Abdulrashid Maina, who was declared wanted by a court of competent jurisdiction, was arrested last night, 30th November 2020 through the collaborative efforts of the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL NCB, Abuja and their Nigerien counterpart.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force NPF, Frank Mba, says Maina is currently in a detention facility in Niger Republic awaiting the completion of the extradition processes.

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