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RE: Aftermath of President Jonathan’s Failed Re-election Bid: Skye Bank Chairman, Tunde Ayeni in Fresh Mess

Our
attention has been drawn to a story tagged: Aftermath of President
Jonathan’s Failed Re-election Bid: Skye Bank Chairman, Tunde Ayeni in
Fresh Mess on some online sites, especially Octopus News. 

We are quite
surprised at this story, both because it is completely false and
malicious, and because no effort was made to contact the Bank to confirm
and or clarify the allegations before its publication, contrary to all
known professional rules and ethics of journalism. 

For the avoidance of
doubt, Skye Bank is a public limited liability company owned by over
450,000 diverse shareholders, with sound corporate governance structures
and practice. 

The Bank has a full complement of 13 Directors, comprising 9 Non –
Executive Directors, two of whom are Independent Directors, including a
former Deputy Governor of the CBN.  Dr. Olatunde Ayeni is a
NON-EXECUTIVE Chairman of the Bank. He is neither involved in the
management of the Bank, nor does the governance structure and practise
of the Bank give room for any director to use the Bank’s funds for
personal purposes.

Equally
important is the fact that Dr. Olatunde Ayeni is a private business man
who has business interests in various areas of the economy including
aviation, maritime, real estate, construction, financial services, ICT
and the oil and gas sectors amongst others. He has had business
interests in many of these areas before becoming the Chairman of Skye
Bank. 

He is also Chairman of several other companies, both quoted and
unquoted. He therefore has both business and personal relationships
outside of Skye Bank. Dr. Ayeni is not a politician, though by reason of
his network, he has relationships with various people, some of who are
technocrats, corporate players, and persons holding political offices
across various political parties and at various levels. 

As a private
citizen, Dr. Ayeni is well within his right to utilise his personal
resources at his discretion. Skye Bank did not support, contribute or
fund any political party, and neither did it directly or indirectly
support Dr. Ayeni to contribute to, support or fund any political party.

The
allegation in the story is totally untrue and baseless. There are no
concerns whatsoever about the safety of shareholders’ investment whether
by shareholders, or by the Bank’s very keen regulatory overseers
including the CBN and SEC. The Bank continues to maintain its sound
corporate governance and risk management practises that continues to
ensure its strength and growth, and recently earned it the coveted ‘Best
Bank in Risk Management’ Award by Conrad Clark in Association with Risk
Management Institute of UK and BusinessDay.

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Pregnant woman dies, daughter injured in car crash

Tragedy
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died in a car accident which happened at the Ikeja Along bus stop.

The
deceased’s husband, identified as Femi Ajayi, and their five-year-old
daughter, Darasimi Ajayi, were said to have sustained injuries in the
crash which occurred around 10pm.

PUNCH Metro
learnt that Femi was in a Nissan Pathfinder with his family inward
Oshodi when a CRV car rammed into his vehicle and made him lose control.

While the driver of the CRV sped off, the family’s car was said to have skidded off the road and rammed into a...
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Tuesday daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye (Open Heavens 22 December 2015) – Whose voice?

Topic: Whose voice? [Tuesday 22 December, 2015]

Memorise: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.  - Isaiah 30:21

Read: Ezekiel 14:1-5 (KJV)

1 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.

2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?

4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face,...

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This UNIPORT student was killed by Police van driving one-way

Edah Oghenekevwe Richard, a Mechanical Engineering student of University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday lost his life last night after being allegedly knocked down by a Police van driving one-way.
Richard, whose birthday was yesterday, was on his way back from Church and was standing along Assemblies of God Church junction in Alakahia, PH, when the sad event took place. He was allegedly hit by a Police Van with registration number NPF 1791D driven by one Inspector John Kanu.

A source privy of the incident revealed that: "The police van after hitting the boy, tried to drive off but were stopped by onlookers at the junction and eyewitnesses who demanded that the victim be taken to the hospital.

The police agreed and took him to the University of Portharcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), but on reaching there, they allegedly told the attending nurses that they just picked...

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