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Zenith Bank Ignores Customer Plights, Shuts Down Branches Over Naira Scarcity



Zenith Bank Ignores Customer Plights, Shuts Down Branches Over Naira Scarcity

Zenith Bank has closed some of its branches in some states of the country over naira scarcity and attacks

IfakoIjaiyeNews reports that Zenith Bank on Tuesday shut some of its branches in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other states across the country due to alleged attacks on its staff.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), which monitored developments across the FCT and environs on Tuesday, reports that the bank’s branches were under lock and key.

At Zenith Bank Check-Point branch, along Nyanya Mararaba road, the entry gates into the banking halls and the ATM Gallery were locked against customers.

An official of the bank who preferred anonymity said that some of the bank’s branches were also shut down due to poor network and scarcity of the new naira notes.

The official said that many of their branches across the country were attacked by customers who were unable to withdraw the new notes from their accounts.

NAN reports that some video clips on social media showed how staff of the bank jumped through fences to escape mob attacks from customers.

Zenith Bank Customers Complaints

Meanwhile, some customers of the bank Tuesday took to social media to lament their ordeal. A customer identified as @Ellacious_berry said on Twitter, that Zenith Bank was fully contributing to the suffering of the masses.

“Three days now, I cannot assess the mobile app. If the mobile app mistakenly opens, it won’t transfer, their ATM card is not paying either. I am sure closing my account with @ZenithBank,’’ she said.

Another customer, identified as @ambi 255 on Twitter, lamented the poor network and operational challenges being faced by customers of the bank in recent days.

“I think I will be closing my account with them,’’ he said.

Another customer identified as @IamSixFeet Tall on Twitter said: “one of the managers in my office just closed his zenith account this morning. My other two colleagues are planning to move all their money from Zenith account.”

Another customer known as Linda Chinemerem Paul on her Facebook page said, “those of you banking with Fidelity Bank, please, how is your experience with them. I want to migrate and dump Zenith.”

NAN reports that some branches of the bank in Enugu were working but the staff were not dressed in any of the bank’s outfit to avoid easy identification by angry customers.

Meanwhile, IfakoIjaiyeNews reports that Zenith bank staff flee through the back fence away from desperate customers over cash scarcity.

Already, frustrated customers have begun to take aggressive actions at the counters and cubicles of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), a development that led some banks to beef up their premises with more security personnel.

However, in a viral social media video, the bank employees chose to take their own safety into their own hands.

After a crowd besiege one of the bank branches, and the number of frustrated customers growing, the staff decided to escape using the back fence.In the video, the female staff members were permitted to make the initial move, using a ladder and the assistance of male personnel.

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2023: Lady Accuses Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate, Jandor Of Being A Rapist (VIDEO)



2023: Lady Accuses Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate, Jandor Of Being A Rapist (VIDEO)

Nigerian activist, Adetoun Onajobi has accused Lagos State PDP Gubernatorial candidate, Dr Azeez Olajide Adediran better known as Jandor of being a rapist and woman beater.

She made this damning accusation via her official Instagram handle on Tuesday saying, “Jandor, you have come out to contest as the governor of Lagos state. You see, sometimes I wonder why we make decisions that will come back to haunt us. Jide, Core Media, you are a rapist! the whole world does not know that you molest women but I am saying it.

“If you think I am telling lies against you, can you come out and counter me? Is it you who take advantage of women that want to govern the whole of Lagos state?

“A land that belongs to everybody? We have international investors here. I want a Lagos where people will be safe. Where there will be no intimidation. I keep saying it, I am a wife of Lagos. My husband is from Lagos state but it does not give me reason to justify any wrong thing people are doing. I am me. I have what I stand for.

“How can somebody like you, Jandor, say you want to govern Lagos state? Baba Ijesha touched a girl, she is in prison. You, how many of our girls do you want to sleep with? You are an animal, Jandor. So if you become the governor, everyone would take their kids and run away. It’s better the women run away”, she lamented to her shocked viewers.

Not sparing the incumbent governor of the state in her tongue lash, Toun said: “Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu, your results are out. You have seen the way people feel about your government. I call you ‘mumusie governor’.

“You have seen the outcome of what you have been doing these past four years. You have seen the outcome of the Endsars protest. I tell people that your brain is in Bourdillon where they control you from. This is an opportunity for you to get it right without interference (in the upcoming election).

“Our girls are being molested every day. A lot of people are being intimidated by their landlords. What are you doing”‘, she threw at him.

Sends Questions To Labour Party (LP) contestant, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV)

She also had a little bile for the Labour Party (LP) contestant, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, as she explained that she is taking sentiments aside for the broadcast.

“Young man, out of the blues, you are the only one everybody is talking about now. I see you are running on the love and respect everybody has for Peter Obi but we want to know you. Who is your wife, where are your children? What’s your antecedent? What have you been doing? What public or private offices have you held? What’s your lifestyle? Do you drink or smoke? Who are your classmates? We need to know you. When Jide was coming in, Ambode said he had mental problems. How competent are you to carry the problems of Lagos state’, she squealed

Hours after these weighty allegations were made against the PDP candidate, no statement has been released from their camp.

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#NigeriaDecides2023: Final Results Of Presidential Election As Declared By INEC



#NigeriaDecides2023: Final Results Of Presidential Election As Declared By INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, commenced the last stage of the collation and announcement of the results of the presidential election.

A total of 18 presidential candidates contested the election which was held across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Saturday.

The election was postponed till Sunday in some polling units in different states due to violence, logistical problems, theft of BVAS and other issues.

But the election has been largely concluded across the 36 states and 774 local government areas in the country.

Some states where the election has been concluded have finished collating the results at wards, local government and state levels.

INEC collation officers across the states are expected to present their final tallies at the National Collation Centre in Abuja from 6 p.m. Sunday.

State collation officers are expected to take turns presenting their results.

The INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who presides over the proceedings at the National Collation Centre, is the Chief Returning Officer of the presidential election. He will make the announcement of the final results and declare the winner of the election after taking the results of the elections from the polling units across the country.

INEC had announced earlier that the final collation would commence at about noon but was later adjourned to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

This year’s general election is the seventh since the restoration of democracy in the country. The previous elections were held in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 respectively.

Described as the most keenly contested poll in Nigeria’s contemporary political history, this year’s ballots had 18 registered parties to be voted for.

However, four are considered major contenders. They are Atiku Abubakar of PDP, Bola Tinubu of APC, Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Kwankwaso of NNPP.

To be declared the winner, a candidate must score the highest number of votes and at least 25 per cent of votes in 25 states (two-thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states and the federal capital, Abuja).

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STATES All Progressives Congress (APC) Labour Party (LP) New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Abuja(FCT) 90,902 281,717 4,517 74,194
Abia 8,914 327,095 1,239  22,676
Adamawa  182,881  105,648  8006  417,611
Akwa Ibom 160,620 132,683 7,796 214,012
Anambra 5,111 584,621  1,967 9,036
Bauchi 316,694 27,373 72,103 426,607
Bayelsa 42,572 49,975 540 68,818
Benue 310,468 308,372 4,740 130,081
Borno 252, 282 7,205 4,626 190,921
Cross River 130,520 179,917 1,644 95,425
Delta 90,183 341,866 3,122 161,600
Ebonyi 42,402 259,738 1,661 13,503
Edo 144,471 331,163 2,743 89,585
Ekiti  201,494  11,396  264  89,554
Enugu  4,772  428,740  1808  15749
Gombe  146,977  26,160  10,520  319,123
Imo 66, 171  352,904 1,536 30,004
Jigawa  421,390  1,889  98,234  386,587
Kaduna 399,293 294,495 92,969  554,360
Kano 517,341 28,513 997,279 131, 716
Katsina  482,283  6,376  69,386  489,045
Kebbi 248,088 10,682 5,038 285,175
Kogi 240,751 56,217 4,238 145,104
Kwara  263, 572  31, 166  3,141  136, 909
Lagos  572,606  582,454  8,442  75,750
Nassarawa  172,922  191,361  12,715  147,083
Niger 375,183 80,452 21,836 284,898
Ogun  341,554  85,829  2200  123,831
Ondo  369,924  47,350  930  115,463
Osun  343,945  23,283  713  354,366
Oyo  449, 884  99, 110  4,095  182,977
Plateau 307,195 466,272  8,869 243,808
Rivers 148, 970 171, 998  1,115 84, 992
Sokoto 285,444 6,568  1,300 288,679
Taraba 135,165 146,315 12,818 189,017
Yobe  151,459 2406  18,270  198, 567
Zamfara 298,396 1,660 4,044 193,978
  TOTAL 4105663 1643168 238724 3052615


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#NigeriaDecides2023: Dino Melaye Protests, Alleges Manipulation of Results



#NigeriaDecides2023: Dino Melaye Protests, Alleges Manipulation of Results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agent, Dino Melaye has reacted to the INEC presentation of the final results of Nigeria’s 2023 presidential elections at the National Collation Centre in Abuja.

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has threatened to reject the result of the presidential election.

IfakoIjaiyeNews reports that Dino Melaye threatened to reject the result of the presidential election while raising concerns about the presidential election result in Kwara, Ekiti.

Dino argued that the failure of INEC to promptly upload online, results from polling units makes the results questionable.

Dino said, “Mr Chairman, I have a fundamental observation based on how proceedings went yesterday. Yesterday, we received results from Ekiti state and I worked on the result as presented yesterday and discovered that we have 987,647 registered voters in Ekiti, and 310,558 are accredited.

“And since we have 310,558 accredited, the result as presented yesterday, APC had 201,494, if you subtract that from 310,558, what you have left is 100,064, out of 100,064, PDP scored 89,554. If you subtract that from the balance of 100,064, what is left is 10,510, and now it was also recorded that Labour had 11,397 when the total number left is 10,510, leaving an over figure of 887, apart from this 887 surplus.”

“We have not calculated even the votes of other political parties because you will recall that they told us that ADC scored 1,037. So, you will see from that postulation and presentation yesterday that the figure did not add up. There was over-voting. The number of votes outweighs the number of the accredited votes and we know what exactly the law says concerning that. I move that should be considered because it cannot stand,” he added.

Yakubu later adjourned the results collation for one hour as party agents said they were coming up with their decision and standing on the observation they had raised.

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