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The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeriadaily21 JULY, 2017RHIGHLIGHTFINANCE BUSINESS CIBN NEWS HEALTH SPORTS GENERALBECOME A MEMBER RMENTORINGTOP STORIESCBN Sells 195m to BankSenate okays N200/ forex discountfor hajj pilgrimsWrong diagnosis: Medical councilasks family to write petitionKidnappers shot dead during ransomnegotiationCIBN Events

FINANCE NEWSCBN Sells 195m to BankIn continuation of its foreign exchange supply drive, theCentral Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday intervened inthe interbank segment of the market to the tune of 195million. Figures released by the bank show that itoffered the total sum of 100million to the wholesalesegment, while the small and medium enterprises(SMEs) segment received the sum of 50 million. Theinvisibles segment, comprising tuition fees, medicalpayments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), amongothers, received 45 million. Confirming the figuresobtained, the CBN acting Director at the Bank, Mr. IsaacOkorafor, said the CBN was pleased with the state ofthe forex market, adding that the bank will continue tointervene to sustain the liquidity in the market andguarantee the international value of the naira.According to him, the bank remained determined toachieve its objective of rates convergence, hence theunrelenting injection of intervention funds into theforeign exchange market. Source: ThisdayBUSINESS NEWSIn Ex Partee, Court Orders Seven Paris Club Refund: Imo ConfirmsBanks to Remit 793.2m to TSA, Receiving N7bn, Ondo GetsBanks DenyN7.03bnTen months after the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) suspended nine commercial banks fromtrading in the interbank foreign exchange(IFEX) market for failing to remit a total of 2.33 billion belonging to the NigerianNational Petroleum Corporation/NigerianLiquefied Natural Gas Company to the federalgovernment’s Treasury Single Account (TSA), aFederal High Court in Lagos yesterday orderedseven of the banks to temporarily remit a totalof 793.2 million allegedly still domiciled withthem in contravention of the TSA policy.Justice Chuka Obiozor ordered the sevenbanks – Diamond Bank, United Bank for Africa(UBA), FirstBank, Skye Bank, Fidelity Bank,Sterling Bank and the defunct Keystone Bank(acquired by Heritage Bank) Source: ThisdayJames Sowole in Akure, Amby Uneze in Owerri, AdemolaBabalola in Ibadan and Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti. It is nolonger news that the federal government has released thethird tranche of the Paris Club fund to state governments,as the Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha,Thursday confirmed receiving N7 billion for the state’sown share of the latest tranche. Okorocha also confirmedthat the money would be used to clear 2017 outstandingpensions since according to him, the state governmenthad earlier cleared all the past pension arrears up toDecember 2016 and promised to begin to pay thepensioners at the end of every month with effect fromJanuary 2017. He said the government could not keep thepromise following the steady and disturbing increase inthe number of pensioners and the amount involved whichsnowballed into a staggering N1.5 billion even when somestates. Source: ThisdaySenate okays N200/ forex discount for hajj pilgrimsThe Senate, on Thursday, approved the recommendation by its Committee on Foreign Affairs that the Federal Government should grant a concession of N200 to aUnited States dollar for Nigerian Muslims’ pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in 2017. The recommendation was contained in a report by the committee, which wasconsidered by the Senate at the plenary on Thursday. The Senate, had, on June 7, 2017, debated a motion titled, The Extortion of Pilgrims by the National HajjCommission of Nigeria. The chamber mandated the Committee on Foreign Affairs “to investigate the circumstances surrounding the present feeding regime andthe exorbitant airfare fixed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, with a view to exposing any sharp practice therein and make recommendation concerningits findings to the Senate within seven days. In the report, which was presented by Chairman of the committee, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, the panel said at the

end of extensive deliberations with relevant stakeholders and due consideration of the matter, that subsidy should be granted to pilgrims by the FederalGovernment. Source: PunchFour investments that keep your money secureYou know all the rules about getting ahead financially. You understand that you’re supposed to keep your expenses under control, stay out of debt, and save asmuch of your salary as you can. And you know that if you stick to these rules for long enough, you’ll eventually end up with a nice big balance in the bank. At thatpoint, you’re left with another question: What should you do with it? If you just let it keep piling up in the bank, your money stays safe and is available to you if youneed it – but at today’s interest rates, it won’t earn much. As the balance keeps climbing higher and the interest payments stay pitifully small, you’re likely towonder whether you’d be better off moving your funds to some other sort of investment – but if so, what? According to, the answerdepends partly on what you’re saving your money for. When you’re saving for retirement, stocks (or a mix of stocks and other investments) are your best betbecause they offer the best returns over the long run. However, for short-term savings, such as your emergency fund or personal savings, you need an account thatkeeps your money safe until you need it – while also bringing in a little interest to add to it. Source: PunchRefineries realise N62 billion from refined productsNigeria’s refineries – the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited Port Harcourt Refineries Corporation (PHRC); Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company Ltd.(KRPC); and Warri Refining and Petrochemicals Company Ltd. (WRPC) realised N62 billion from refined products in May 2017. The Nigerian National PetroleumCorporation (NNPC), which made this known in its monthly report released on Tuesday, said that the associated crude plus freight costs and operational expenseswere 50.01 billion and 9.31 billion respectively. This, it noted, resulted to an operating surplus of 2.68 billion by the refineries. According to the NNPC, theoperators of the refineries, the refineries combined capacity utilisation was 23.09 per cent with PHRC recording the highest level of 34.29 per cent during the periodunder review. The Corporation had since January, adopted a merchant plant refineries business model that takes cognisance of the products worth and crude costs.Total petroleum products production by the refineries in May, amounted to 222.02 million litres compared to 232.71 million litres in April. Source: GuardianCIBN NEWSANNOUNCEMENTFELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONThe Board of Fellows and Practice Licence of the chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, July 25, 2017 to considerFellowship applications. This is a great opportunity for all Associates who possess professional experience of ten years and above, post ACIB to be elevated to theprestigious category of fellowship. You are therefore encouraged to click here to download the Fellowship Application Form. The completed form should be sentto the Group Head, Membership Services while the dedline for submission is Friday, July 21, 2017Mr Nelson Olagundoye is available on 08028289271 or for further information and clarification of your enquiries.

Governing Council Approves New Group Life Insurance for MembersAs a means of ensuring that the Group Life Insurance Policy covers all the professional members of the Institute, the Governing Council at its meetingof December 3, 2015, approved a review of the policy which was introduced in 2012.To this end, all professional members who are up to date in the payment of their annual subscriptions will be covered under the new policy which hasa sum assured of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira). The new policy is expected to take off from January 2016.With the new policy, most members can enjoy financial peace of mind, safe and secure in the knowledge that the immediate needs of their loved onesare taken care of in case of any eventuality.For enquiries/comments, pleased contact Funmbi Akinluyi at: 0816 873 0986 or Peter Ejeomoat: 0802 844 4550HEALTH NEWSWrong diagnosis: Medical council Decline in global funding Exercise reduces chronic lowerasks family to write petitionthreatens search for HIV vaccine back pain by up to 16%The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has asked thefamily of late Kolawole Idowu to come forward with a formalcomplaint to the organisation for investigation into thedeath of the victim. The Registrar of the regulatory body, DrT.A.B. Sanusi, said the agency was ready to take up the case,adding that any of the doctors found wanting in the deathwill be appropriately sanctioned. It was reported thatKolawole had just completed his National Youth ServiceCorps programme when he took ill. The 29-year-old was saidto have gone to the Ikeja Medical Centre, a private hospitalin his area, where he was treated for malaria and afterreacting to the drug, he was admitted for mental illness. Hismother and brothers had alleged that he was giveninjections which aggravated his health condition, just as theyclaimed that he was not properly diagnosed. After spendingtwo weeks at the hospital, he was reportedly transferred tothe Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. He wasadmitted to LASUTH psychiatric ward, where he went into acoma. Our correspondent reported that he was laterA decline in funding by donor agencies mightthreaten the search for a vaccine for HumanImmuno-Deficiency Virus/Acquired ImmuneDeficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS). This wasrevealed yesterday in a 2016 document ahead ofthe 9th International AIDS Society (IAS)Conference on HIV Science, which is scheduled tohold next week in Paris, France. According to the13th Resource Tracking for HIV PreventionWorking Group on Prevention Research &Development Investments, 2016, there has been adecline in investment priorities to fund the searchfor a vaccine for more than a decade. The reportstated that funding for HIV Prevention Researchand Development (R&D) decreased by three percent from 35 million in the previous year, to 1.17 billion. Meanwhile, the gains made with theAnte Retro Viral (ARV) drugs which is used toBeing highly active reduces the risk of chronic lowerback pain by 16 per cent, new research reveals.Regular moderate activity lowers the risk by 14 percent, a study review found. Yet, exercise has noimpact on short-term back pain or that, which causeshospitalisation or disability, the research adds. Thefindings were published in the British Journal ofSports Medicine. For decades, powerful painkillershave been doled out in their millions to relieve theagony of back pain – but growing evidence suggeststhe drugs are ineffective for the complaint, as well asbeing highly addictive. Source: Guardian

transferred to the Intensivehospital. Source: PunchCareUnitofthe manage persons living with HIV may be lost, ifnothing was done urgently to address the risingresistanceofthevirustoavailablemedications. Source: GuardianSPORT NEWSGusau’s Election as AFN PresidentUpheldAll Set for Zenith B’ball Final 8 in Hooligans ‘take over’ NigerianLagoswomen footballThe Arbitration and Harmonisation Committee set upby the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports and theNigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) on the petitions thattrailed elections into the 31st national federation boardThursday upheld the election of Alhaji Ibrahim Gusauas the duly elected president of the AthleticsFederation of Nigeria (AFN). The inauguration of theGusau led AFN board along with the other 30federations will take place today at the NationalStadium in Abuja at 2pm. The Committee made noreference to the basketball federation election thattook place in Kano on June 12. Winner of the NBBFelection which held on June 13 in Abuja, Musa Kida andhis board members, are to be sworn into office todayalong with others duly elected and cleared by thecommittee. Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister ofSports, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, confirmed yesterday thatthe delay in releasing the decision of the Arbitrationand Harmonization Committee was due to the volumeof work the committee was saddled with after theacrimonious elections in Abuja. In some majordecisions taken yesterday the Committee set up by theFederal Ministry upheld elections in the AFN and theweightlifting federation. Source: ThisdayAll is set for the Final 8 of the 13th Zenith WomenBasketball League expected to dunk off thisweekend in Lagos. Sponsors of the event, ZenithBank, have concluded arrangements to make thefinal phase a big show for all the teams and thefans of the game. Eight teams have qualified forthe Final 8 of the competition after the conclusionof the third and fourth phases of the league whichheld in Asaba and Ibadan respectively. The eightteams to battle for honours include; defendingchampions First Bank Basketball Club of Lagos, IGPQueens of Lagos, First Deepwater of Lagos andPlateau Rocks of Jos. Others Final 8 qualifiersinclude; former champions Dolphins of Lagos,Customs of Lagos, Delta Force of Asaba andGT2000 of Abuja. First Bank which campaigned inGroup A at the Ibadan phase that ended last Fridayamassed the maximum 20 points, winning all 10games played, scoring a total of 530 points andconceded 292 with a difference of 282. Dolphinswho led in Group B also didn’t drop any game toamass 20 points, scoring 785 points and conceded623 with a difference of 162. In Group A, PlateauRocks and Benue Princess tied at 13 points apiecebut Plateau sailed through on superior averageThe spate of attacks sweeping across the Nigerianmen’s Professional Football League (NPFL) has foundits way into the women’s game, following violenceunleashed on Sunshine Queens goalkeeper, ElizabethJohnson by suspected fans of Bayelsa Queens at theNembe Stadium in Bayelsa State on Wednesday. Alsoon Wednesday, the league match between hosts,Adamawa Queens and visiting Osun Babes endedinconclusive following a dispute. The wave of attackscurrently sweeping across the women league isworrisome to many stakeholders, who feel that thecurrent NWPL board led by Aisha Falode is justbarking without action. The Sunshine Queens keeper,Johnson, a former Super Falcons goal tender,narrated her experience at the hands of fans atNembe stadium on Wednesday in a chat with TheGuardian yesterday. Our match with Bayelsa Queenswas almost ending in a goalless draw when thereferee awarded a dying minute penalty to the hometeam. But soon after the match, which we eventuallylost 0-1, some fans ran into the pitch to attackme. Source: Guardian

aftertheSource: Thisdayhead-to-headresolution.GENERAL NEWSKidnappers shot deadransom negotiationduring Apapa Crisis: LagosDisown Killer CopThe Police have smashed a four-man armed kidnapsyndicate terrorizing Aba and its environs. Policedetectives attached to Omoba Division got the upperhand on the syndicate on Wednesday at Ovungwu,Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of AbiaState. The syndicate had on July 18, 2017, in OsisiomaNgwa abducted a man identified as OnyemaechiMbamaonyeukwu Ijeoma, the Managing Director ofMba Hotels Aba in his ash colour Nissan Infinity SUVwith Reg. No. GWA 807 DH and held him hostage in anuncompleted building at Umuajuju Ovungwu, IsialaNgwa South LGA while negotiating for a ransom. Actingon a tip off, the detectives swooped in on thehoodlums’ den where the gang opened fire on sightingthem. During a shootout, two of the Kidnappers lateridentified as Nwadibia and Monday were gunned downwhile others escaped with bullet wounds. The victimwas rescued unhurt and one of the detectivessustained injuries. Items recovered include the victim’sSUV,twomotorcycles,andfourGSMphones. Source: PunchPolice Government reinstates Christian,Islamic studies as separateThe killer cop, whose identity the police are yet to subjectsreveal, had shot and killed a tanker driver duringan altercation that was exacerbated by thedeceased’s refusal to move his vehicle from thebank’s premises. The death of the driver at thehands of the errant Non-Commissioned Officer(NCO), who was simply identified as a sergeantattached to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) 23, hadthrown Apapa into chaos. Irked by the driver’sdeath, his colleagues had gone on rampage,setting the two banks ablaze and vandalisedproperties, even though the policeman hadalleged his actions was in self-defence. Owoseni,said after an on-the-spot assessment of the scenelast Wednesday and given the informationgathered from eyewitness account, the sergeantacted on his own. Reiterating the fact that thesuspect has been taken into custody, he saiddespite that the policeman was stabbed, the gungiven to him was not to be used at will. He said: Itwas an unfortunate incident. Like we said before,the policeman in question has been taken intocustody and currently being guarded in thehospital because he was stabbed. As of thismorning, he was taken to the theatre forsurgery. Source: ThisdayThe Federal Government yesterday ordered theNigerian Educational Research and DevelopmentCouncil (NERDC) to make Christian ReligiousKnowledge and Islamic Religious Knowledgedistinctive subjects in the basic education curriculum.The merging of the two subjects under Civil Educationin the current curriculum by NERDC has been asubject of controversy. The separation will douse thiscontroversy and enhance mutual trust betweenadherents of the two major religions in the country.The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu,gave the directive for the separation of the subjectsyesterday in Abuja, at a meeting with educationstakeholders from the six geo-political zones and theFederal Capital Territory (FCT). The meeting attendedby the commissioners of education from variousstates was part of the efforts to strengthen thepartnership among the three tiers of government inthe implementation of the Sustainable DevelopmentGoals 4 (SDG4).Source: Guardian

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