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FIRST BANK AKOWONJO BRANCH TURNS DEATH TRAP……… As about six customers drowned into a broken soak-away…..

Information reaching Society Reporters NG revealed that no fewer than six people were injured while on the queue to withdraw from the bank’s ATM this morning 13, November 2017 around 8am.

According to an eye witness, the incident happened earlier this morning when patrons of the bank were trying to withdraw cash from the bank, and suddenly just like a hurricane or would you call it tornado, the soak-away of the bank which was constructed just by the atm machine collapsed and all the customers on the queue drowned inside the pit.

SOCIETY REPORTERS NG effort to take pictures was distracted by the police officers at the scene while they were ceasing phones from people and guarding anyone from taking a snap.

We gathered that few of the victims have been taking to a nearby hospital, while some others went their various way.

As at the time we are filing this story, we gathered that two of the hospitalized were seriously injured and going through intensive care attention.

We will continue our investigation on the incident while other residents in the area have promised to avoid the bank and its evil trap in this yuletide season.





EFCC to arraign ex-Accountant General, Otunla, others for N2bn ONSA fraud Dec. 7... +More revealing details of his funds transfer!

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on December 7 arraign a former  Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Jonah Otunla, and eight others before the Federal High Court in Abuja on money laundering charges involving diversion of N2bn from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser.


The defendants were scheduled to be arraigned before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Tuesday but the arraignment was re-scheduled to December 7 due to the unavailability of the judge who was said to be attending a training organised for some judges in the country.


But Otunla was absent from court on Tuesday.


One of his co-defendant, Otunba Ade Adelakun, was however present in court.


The rest of the six defendants are companies said to have benefited from the N2bn withdrawn from ONSA account with the Central Bank of Nigeria


The companies named as co-defendants are Gold Reef Industries Limited, Lambster Nigeria Limited, G.C Electronic Limited, Sinmilak Nigeria Limited, Wehsac Farms Limited, Shepherded Field Global Resources Limited and Stellavera Development Company Limited.


The EFCC, in the five counts filed against Otunla and others on October 11, 2017, accused the defendants of transferring the sum of N2bn from ONSA account with the Central Bank of Nigeria between June and August 2013.


The anti-corruption agency alleged that the defendants withdrew the money from ONSA account purportedly for the supply of security equipment.


Society Reporters NG further findings reveal that the transfer was made to diffrent accounts and upon our investigations, we were able to get some of the account with United Bank for Africa UBA. 


we will reveal more of this funds transfer and other details in our next edition of this story.


Sunday Adebayo.

2017 TASTE OFF FOOD FESTIVAL: What To Watch Out For At The Event……

Chef and co-founder of Le Bernardin a French elite restaurant, Eric Ripert brilliantly captured the essence of creativity with his compendious saying; “The art of cooking: it’s when you mix craftsmanship at the highest level with creativity.” 

These words aptly resonate with the ongoing innovation set forward by exceptional drivers on the verge of redefining culinary experiences in Nigeria. 

In a bid to create awareness about Nigeria’s rich food culture, the 5th edition of the Taste off Food Festivals aims to showcase the rich diversity in Nigerian cuisine and delicacies as it brings vendors, manufacturers, exhibitors, local producers and service producers together at the one day event. 

‘Taste Off’ Lagos is Nigeria’s foremost outdoor food festival which show cases Nigeria’s diversity in fine dinning and food retailing. The very best exhibit their Signature dishes created by their celebrated Chefs/ Cooks to specially reflect the Food Philosophy of our ever-bubbling City – LAGOS!

With over 100 food vendors, with the expectation of 10,000 guests, this event promises to be a lifetime experience for everyone. From finger licking foods to live musical performances to live Chef demonstrations to vintage wine and liquor tasting from world-class brands, it’s a day for the whole family to enjoy.


The one day event with the theme, “Taste Off: Food Festivals ‘A Lagos Culinary Experience” will hold on the 19th, November, 2017 at Eko Atlantic Waterfront, Victoria Island, Lagos. 

The landmark edition is a continuation of re-writing the history on Nigerian cuisine and its impact on generations to come with the ultimate objective of evolving into a food loving tourist’s dream. 

According to the organizers, the festival director Bisola Dejonwo-Tokan told us that  the objective is to promote the Nigerian cuisine and food recipes as well as the production of quality, locally produced foods to encourage healthy eating and community health.

Their intent is to offer people a unique and rare dining experience one that will etch in the hearts of those who played hosts to the especial event.

The event will also be used to raise national awareness about food, promote and increase the availability and access of healthy foods to urban communities. 

Part of the key attractions are; VIP lounge catered and dedicated butler service, International food pavilion, live cooking shows demonstration and competitions.

The organizers of this commendable initiative are dedicated to ingrain Nigeria as a world-class destination and home to lip-smacking African delicacies. 

Some thousands of prominent personalities from Africa and the world will brave the Atlantic. 

In a bid to have a very successful exhibition/festival, the event co-ordinator Mr Taofeek Okoya also express his profound gratitude to the supporters of the event while thanking the Lagos State internal Revenue service, Access Bank Plc, Knoor Cubes a brand of unilever, Jubaili Bros Engineering, Sunlight, and Miele among other sponsors and supporters of the laudable event.

While also addressing the reason why they support the festival, brand manager of Knoor cubes one of the event sponsors also thank the organisers for bringing this kind of event to its fore and agree to always support its course as the brand has a whole lot to do with the event as far as food matters are concerned.

The organizers therefore promises all comers to be rest assured of a rewarding time at the event.




UBA Bags More Laurels as Group head of Marketing Wins Top Marketing Professional Award

Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa Plc has continued to make waves on the continent adding more laurels to its ever-increasing list of achievements. The Bank’s Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Bola Atta was recognised as the Top Marketing Professional in West Africa at the 7th Marketing World Awards (MWA) & Marketing 360 Summit.


The prestigious award was presented at the event which was held in Accra over the weekend.


Speaking on the rationale behind the award, the Chief Executive Officer/Group Executive Publisher, Instinct Wave, Mr. Akin Naphtal, noted that the top professional award was given to Atta to celebrate her outstanding achievements and contributions that have helped shape the marketing landscape and influenced brilliance in many individuals, especially young fliers. ‘Through the years, Bola Atta has pushed professional ethics and made excellent contributions to the industry.’


UBA was also nominated in the category of the Financial brand of the year for its activities aimed at improving customers’ interactions as they provide excellent services.


Commenting on the award, Bola Atta stated: ’I am very honoured to be recognised for this award. I am also really happy to be representing the United Bank for Africa, a brand that is dominating the financial landscape on the continent’. ‘Hard work definitely pays off’ she said.


The MWA recognises and celebrates top individuals that continue to deliver superior product values to the market and exhibit excellence in upholding concrete marketing strategies while standing out from competition.

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