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A 45-year-old woman, Hadijat Muraino, has been arrested by police in Lagos State for allegedly conniving with her lover, Lukmon Ahmed, to fake her own kidnap and demand for N15 million ransom from her husband, Alhaji Kabiru Muraino.

This was revealed on Monday by the Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Edgal Imohimi.

Imohim said the woman; Ahmed; the lover’s younger brother, Ahmed Kudos; and another woman, Hadijat Rufai, were arrested after a discreet investigation by police operatives based on the alarm raised by the husband.

The woman, who had told her husband she was taking their daughter, Hamidat Remi, to a psychiatric hospital in Oshodi area of Lagos State, was picked up in one hotel room in Ado-Odo Ota area of Ogun State by police detectives.

It was from the hotel the group called Alhaji Muraino for N15 million ransom.

Hadijat Muraino, who spoke with newsmen at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, said she went into the deal because her husband has failed to take care of her and her child.

She said: “Nobody kidnapped me.

“I purposely went to hide in a friend’s house in order to collect money from my husband.

“I told him to give N500,000, he refused to give it to me.

“I didn’t intend to lie.

“It was frustration that led me into it.

“I didn’t demand N15 million from him.

“What I only asked my husband was just N500,000.

“My aged parents need money.

“I couldn’t give them money.

“All my husband is doing is flirting around with women and he abandoned me and my children.

“I am the only one taking care of my sick daughter and her siblings.

“My husband doesn’t care about us.

“He also had houses across the State without minding how we are feeding.

“We started together 27 years ago.

“Unfortunately when he became rich, he left me and married another wife.

“Anytime, I ask my husband for money, he would shout at me and warned me never to come to him again.

“I expected him to talk to me gently if he doesn’t have money, but he would be shouting on me and I thought that if I hide somewhere, I would make money from him, but unfortunately I was arrested.”

Kudos, who confirmed the development to reporters, said his brother had been dating the woman for a long time.

He said: “It was two weeks ago I saw the woman, her daughter and two other persons with my brother at Ado-Odo, but I don’t know what they came to do that fateful day.

“The following day after I saw them, my brother called me on phone to come and meet him somewhere.

“When I got to where he asked me to meet him, I asked him why he is not going to his house.

“When I was talking to my brother, the woman interrupted and said she was taking her daughter to a herbalist place in Otta, but I advised her to take her to a medical hospital, but the woman replied me that it was not hospital issue.

“On Saturday when I went to check the woman at the hotel where they lodged, I met my brother talking to the woman’s husband on phone to demand N15 million.

“It was in the process I collected the phone from my brother and advised the husband to pay them the money so as to secure the release of his wife and daughter.

“It was on Sunday I was preparing to go to the mosque to pray when policemen arrested me and brought me to Ikeja for questioning.”

Imohimi said Alhaji Muraino of Governor’s Road, Ikotun, Lagos State reported at Ikotun Police Station that his wife and daughter, who is of unsound mind, were kidnapped on their way to a psychiatric hospital.

He said the following day he received a phone call from someone who demanded N15 million before they would release them.

Based on this, Imohimi directed the anti-kidnapping squad to ensure their rescue and arrest the suspects.

He said: “Investigation revealed that the kidnappers were making their demands from a community in Ado-Odo Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State.

“The operatives quickly mobilized to the area and busted the camp of the kidnappers.

“The hostages were rescued and two other persons were arrested, while other gang members escaped.

“But the woman confessed that she planned her kidnapped with the suspects arrested to defraud her husband.”

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Tony Elumelu Donates Technology Centre To AAU




Chairman of UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, has made the donation of a multipurpose information technology center to his alma mater, Ambrose Ali University.

Through the UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Elumelu has championed the construction of a state-of-the-art multipurpose information technology building, which will benefit the students of Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State. The hall, to be named The Tony O. Elumelu multipurpose hall, is furnished with computers, desks, and chairs measure 839 square meters and have adjoining offices and conveniences.

Elumelu highlighted his motivation: “Education is crucial to Nigeria’s human capital – whether our young people join our national institutions, the private sector or, as I did, take the entrepreneurial path, no one can afford to be cut off from the digital world. It has been a personal mission to ensure that the hall was delivered to specification, for the benefit of the students at the AAU. Success brings with it the duty to give back, and I am just grateful that I am now in a position to meaningfully help the next generation”.

The multipurpose hall was formally handed over to the University, at a ceremony attended by members of the University’s governing council and staff, led by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ignatius Onimawo.

Speaking at the commissioning, UBA’s Directorate Head, South Bank, Mr. Chris Ofikulu, who represented the UBA Group Chairman, highlighted the contribution of UBA, through its Foundation, to education and development across Africa.

‘As a pan-African bank, operating in 20 countries across our continent, UBA is committed to being a socially responsible institution, and a role model for businesses in Africa. The UBA Foundation actively promotes the socio-economic improvement of the communities in which UBA operates, with a particular emphasis on development in the areas of “Education, Environment, and Economic Empowerment”. We believe in intervening and building capacity within communities, facilitating projects that will act as catalysts for social and economic development’ he stated.

“Tony Elumelu is a product of this great university and is conscious of the need to give back and there is no substitute for world-class educational infrastructure, and this is what has informed the construction of these facilities, that will help equip the future leaders of our great nation Nigeria,” he said.

The AAU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ignatius Onimawo, who expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards the gesture by the UBA Group Chairman, noted that one of the most pressing needs of the University for 2020 had been met, and thanked UBA and Mr Elumelu.

He challenged students to make proper use of the facilities provided by UBA and to ensure that they emerge great leaders and mentors like Elumelu, whose commitment to catalyzing entrepreneurial growth across Africa, through the Tony Elumelu Foundation, and institutionalizing African philanthropy, had created a strong positive role model. ‘We at Ambrose Ali university are so proud of our son Tony Elumelu and every time we see him doing good across Africa, we feel joy and accomplishment’ said Onimawo.

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Nigerian Bottling Company Appoints Matthieu Seguin As Managing Director

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Non-alcoholic beverage giant, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has announced the appointment of Matthieu Seguin as the company’s Managing Director effective October 3, 2019. Seguin succeeds George Polymenakos who was appointed in August 2016.

Until his appointment, he was the General Manager for Coca-Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland for almost 4 years.

According to a company statement signed by the Public Affairs and Communications Director, Mr. Ekuma Eze, Seguin will lead the organization and it’s over 2,700 employees to deliver growth, business optimization, and profitability for Coca-Cola Hellenic Business in Nigeria.

Eze stated that Seguin is a thoroughbred professional with multi-industry experience and a remarkable track record in business turnaround as well as a strong passion and commitment for people development, having served in different capacities in top management positions.

He further disclosed that Seguin is not new to the company nor the Nigerian business environment, having previously worked in Nigerian Bottling Company as the Commercial Director between 2011 and 2016.

Seguin joined Coca-Cola HBC in December 2009 as Group International Customer Director. In May 2011, he was appointed the Country Commercial Director for Nigerian Bottling Company. Before this, he had worked with Procter and Gamble for almost 18 years in different commercial roles across Europe, Middle East & Africa.

During his time as General Manager for Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, Seguin led the organization through a period of considerable success, delivering profitable growth through a focus on prioritization, simplification and team development.

Matthieu Seguin is an alumnus of the INSEAD School of Business, IMD Business School and Ecole de Management de Normandie. He has served on various boards including as Member of Board of Repak Ireland; Member of the IBEC National Council and Chairman of Food Drink, Ireland’s Prepared Consumer Foods Council.


Ekuma Eze
Public Affairs and Communications Director

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Aimart Realtors To Reward Customers In Season’ Promo Draws




Aimart Realtors, one of Nigeria’s premium real estate management and development company, will be hosting the grand finale of her special season’s promo on the December, 14th, 2019. The event which will take place at Air force Officers Mess, No 1 kofo Abayomi Lagos will see winners emerge from various categories of a promo many observers regard as top-notch in this season of a giveaway.

The current Aimart Realtors Promo does not just have huge reductions in the prices of houses and plots of land at all Aimart estates in Ibeju-Lekki and Lagos Mainland, there is a special top-up as customer who makes deposits for any package will smile home with lots of goodies to celebrate this year’s yuletide holidays and new year season.

In a statement issued by the company, the Managing Director Mrs. Oluwabukola Iluyomade, stated that the organization wants to excite all Nigerians during this season as they take advantage of the heavy discount on various packages in all their estates across different parts of Lagos.

In her words, “the vision of Aimart Realtors is to be a one-stop solution in the global real estate business. Besides, we are equally poised to provide precise, accurate and affordable real estate services that guarantee human dignity, wealth creation, and preservation for our esteemed customers.

“As the season approaches, we decided to provide this icing on the cake for all, right from the first day of October we started the promo till this December that we are ending this special promo”

She added that the excitement of this event is meant to wow everyone and set the stage for a bigger, better and fun-filled new year,

Since its establishment years ago, Aimart Realtors has successfully provided client-oriented solutions and real estate portfolios that offer optimized shelters for both individuals and businesses.

Over time, the company has remained consistent with its vision as “a one-stop solution provider in the global real estate business” and thus continues to design, conceptualize, build and manage decent and affordable residential, office, commercial accommodations that are excellent for habitation and investment.

The company has also created a top-notch standard in delivering worry-free-homes to customers at home and in the diaspora. Giving optimum value to virtually all her clients.

In all her jobs and activities, Aimart Realtors has maintained a clean record of delivering exceptional services in all areas of land documentation, survey plan, C of O and gazette processing and these have kept customers coming back with great satisfaction.

Interested customer who desired to end 2019 in grand style with the acquisition of land and homes at affordable prices should contact Aimart realtors on the following 234 1 2932213 +23481280794
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