The Paramount Ruler and the Prescribed Ruler , His Royal Majesty, Oba Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede, the Ogidi III, on Sarturday joined the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN as he gave his daughter’s hand to Mr. Olatunde in marriage.
Others present at the occasion were the new Chairman of Ondo state Council of Obas, Oba Dr. Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, the Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, and other prominent tradition Rulers.
The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu had earlier in the day joined the Engagement programme at the residence of Governor Akeredolu along with other dignitaries and well wishers from all walks of life.
At the reception, Governor Akeredolu took his daughter to the dancing floor to the admiration of his wife, Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, the bridegroom and all dignitaries present shortly after the cutting of the cake by the new couple.
The Ooniresa, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ojaja II was not left out as he arrived the reception venue to add beauty to the marriage programme at the tail end of the ceremony.
Politicians, captain of Industries, academics, religious and traditional leaders as well as top government functionaries in the state were present at the epoch making ceremony to cheer the governor and his wife.
Prominent personalities present include, Governors Kayode Fayemi, of Ekiti, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, former governors of Lagos as well as Osun, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Bisi Akande, minister of state labour and productivity, Tayo Alasoadura, minister of state for health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, first Lady of Edo, Betsy Obaseki and her Nasarawa state counterpart.
Others are former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, immediate governor of Adamawa, Bala Ngilari, and other top government functionaries.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday issued regulatory guidelines for the operation of Indirect Participants in the Payments System, with effect from Nov. 11.
The apex bank made this known in a circular issued by CBN’s Director, Payments System Management Department, Mr Sam Okojere, to banks.
The Indirect Participants are payments service providers who are non-clearing financial institutions but settle their payments obligations through clearing banks.
According to the guideline, to qualify as an indirect participant, an institution shall: have a satisfactory risk-based rating from the CBN and secure a letter of recommendation from its direct participating bank, signed by the Chief Risk Officer and an Executive Director of the direct participating bank.
The bank also directed that an indirect participant expected to settle all its payments obligations through only one direct participating bank per payment scheme at any given time.
“The relationship between a direct participating bank and an indirect participant shall be governed by a Settlement Agreement.
“Where the account of an indirect participant with a direct participating bank is not adequately funded, the direct participating bank may decline further settlement services to the indirect participant and inform the payment processor accordingly.
“Except as otherwise agreed, a direct participating bank or an indirect participant shall give at least thirty 30 days’ notice to the other party before terminating the Settlement
Agreement for any other reason apart from the circumstances in 3.4.
“The terminating party shall notify the Payments Service Provider (PSP) of its intention to terminate.
“A direct participating bank and an indirect participating bank shall enter into a bilateral agreement to guide the relationship.
“Where an indirect participant connects directly to a PSP for transaction processing, the indirect participant, direct participating bank, and the PSP shall enter into a tripartite agreement”, the bank directed.
It also directed that indirect participants must process their e-reference instruments through the direct participating bank or directly, through the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS).
“In the latter option, NIBSS shall indicate the source, (bank, indirect participant)
of the e-reference requests.
“The receiving bank shall not discriminate between e-references originating from banks and indirect participants.
“An indirect participant shall comply with the applicable provisions of the Nigeria Bankers’ Clearing System Rules (NBCS)”.
The Foursquare Gospel Church has asked Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, to step down from all ministerial assignments.
This was released in a statement on Monday by the National Secretary of the church, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, the church dissociated itself from Igbeneghu, saying appropriate measures would be taken against him. The associate professor had been filmed making amorous advances at a ‘prospective student’ of the University of Lagos.
The ‘student’ who was actually an undercover reporter, had introduced herself to Igbeneghu as an admission seeker. She had also claimed to be 17 years old. The senior lecturer had shut the door against her and demanded a kiss, as he drew her closer to himself.
The video had attracted criticisms from Nigerians, who demanded that the lecturer be punished. The church’s national secretary said action was being taken on the matter.
He said, “The attention of the leadership of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has been drawn to a video clip trending on social media platforms titled, ‘Sex for grades: Undercover in West Africa Universities – BBC News’ wherein a lecturer at the University of Lagos named Boniface Igbeneghu, also described as a pastor in Foursquare Gospel Church, was allegedly involved in sexual misconduct with some female students of the university.
“The general public is hereby informed that as holiness and Bible-believing church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural acts among our ministers. We totally dissociate ourselves from the purported conduct of Dr Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measures as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded.
“Meanwhile, the pastor in question has been asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.”
The University of Lagos has suspended its lecturer who was involved in a sex-for-marks scandal. The lecturer was exposed in a video by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker.
The vice-chancellor of the institution, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES in an interview Monday afternoon.
Mr Ogundipe said the lecturer has been suspended indefinitely. “A panel will be set up to investigate the issue,” he said.
The investigation is part of a broader one that uncovers the sex for grade crises in universities in Nigeria and Ghana.
The UNILAG lecturer, Boniface Igbeneghu, is a former sub-dean of Faculty of Art and head pastor of local Foursquare Gospel Church.
Mr Igbeneghu invited the ‘admission seeker’ to his office for ‘tutorials’ and at their first meeting asked: “how old are you?”.
After responding, the lecturer commented on her appearance.
“Don’t you know you are a beautiful girl? Do you know I am a pastor and I am in my 50s but if I want a girl of 17 years, all I need is a sweet tongue and put some money,” he said.
He later continued with the harassment of the undercover reporter oblivious that he was being filmed.
Many Nigerians have called for the suspension and investigation of the lecturer.