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Access Bank confirms the death of its Group CEO

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“With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Dr. Herbert Wigwe” a statement from the bank said. “Herbert’s visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to social impact initiatives have left an indelible mark on Access Holdings and the communities we serve. His legacy will never be forgotten”, the statement added.

Access Bank has announced the death of Dr Herbert Wigwe, its Group CEO.

Mr. Wigwe died in a helicopter crash in the United States on Friday evening, February 9, 2024.

When the chopper crashed, he was one of six persons on board, including his wife and children.

“With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Dr Herbert Wigwe,” a statement from the bank said.

“Herbert’s visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to social impact initiatives have left an indelible mark on Access Holdings and the communities we serve. His legacy will never be forgotten”, the statement added.

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Following the disaster, the United States Federal Aviation Administration reported that it had begun an investigation with the National Transportation Safety Board.

According to accounts, Mr Wigwe was travelling with other Chris Ogunbanjo family members in a Eurocopter EC 130 helicopter when it crashed in Nipton, California, at 10:00 p.m. on Friday.

The tragedy occurred around 60 miles from Las Vegas, where the victims were apparently on their way to witness the Super Bowl on Sunday as part of a march between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

Herbert Wigwe – Profile

Mr Wigwe, 57, co-founded Access Bank in 2002 after working for years at professional services firm Cooper & Lybrand (now PwC).

After Cooper & Lybrand, the Chartered Accountant worked at Capital Bank before joining GTBank, where he spent over a decade in corporate and institutional banking, eventually advancing to the position of executive director in charge of institutional banking.

In 2002, Mr. Wigwe and his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, purchased Access Bank, which was then the 65th largest of the country’s 89 banks.

According to a 2015 survey by The Banker magazine, Access Bank is currently one of Nigeria’s top five banks, as well as one of the top 500 globally. It presently serves over 6.5 million account-holders, through 350 branches and with more than 1,500 ATMs in key centers across Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK.

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Meek Mill thinking about getting Ghanaian citizenship

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Meanwhile, other Ghanaians have turned to his comment area to express their views. Meanwhile, following talks and a lawsuit alleging that he has been sleeping with rapper P. Diddy, Meek Mill refuted the allegations and stated that he is being targeted racially. The lawsuit docs claimed that "Diddy had sexual relations with a rapper from Philadelphia who dated Nicki Minaj," narrowing the list to him. Since the news surfaced, the rapper has been quite active on social media, claiming that it is a campaign against him for being independent.

In a recent post on X, US rapper Meek Mill expressed interest in becoming a Ghanaian citizen.

In his most recent post, the “All Eyes on You” hitmaker, who visited Ghana for the Year of Return project, expresses his desire to naturalise in the nation for peace of mind.

He wrote, “I want to get citizenship in Ghana!!!” “If you don’t follow orders, America will tear down black men!”

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Meanwhile, other Ghanaians have turned to his comment area to express their views.

Meanwhile, following talks and a lawsuit alleging that he has been sleeping with rapper P. Diddy, Meek Mill refuted the allegations and stated that he is being targeted racially.

The lawsuit docs claimed that “Diddy had sexual relations with a rapper from Philadelphia who dated Nicki Minaj,” narrowing the list to him.

Since the news surfaced, the rapper has been quite active on social media, claiming that it is a campaign against him for being independent.

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Minority seeks investigation into GH¢68.5 million reportedly spent on photocopying WASSCE ‘Pasco’

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Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, said in Parliament on Monday, March 4, that the government used the money to photocopy old questions for SHS students to enable them study sufficiently for the WASSCE. Mr. Adutwum informed Parliament that the government acquired the previous questions from Messrs Kingdom Books and Stationery at a unit price of GH¢78.00 during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak to assist pupils ahead of the WASSCE.

The Minority in Parliament is pushing for an inquiry into an alleged GH¢68.5 million spent on photocopying old questions for WASSCE candidates in 2020 and 2021.

The Ministry of Education allegedly spent GH¢33.6 million in 2020 and over GH¢34 million in 2021 for this reason, both through single-source procurement.

Speaking to the media, Ashaiman Member of Parliament Ernest Norgbey urged the Special Prosecutor to thoroughly investigate what the caucus believes is a potentially corrupt practice.

“We cannot countenance this, and this is fraud. If this is not corruption, what else will be corruption? A photocopy costs GH¢78 per paper, and GH¢59.10 per paper, totalling GH¢68.5 million, what are we doing? And so, we in the Minority are taking strong exception to this, and we are saying that the Special Prosecutor must look into this matt
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, said in Parliament on Monday, March 4, that the government used the money to photocopy old questions for SHS students to enable them to study sufficiently for the WASSCE.

Mr Adutwum informed Parliament that the government acquired the previous questions from Messrs Kingdom Books and Stationery at a unit price of GH¢78.00 during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak to assist pupils ahead of the WASSCE.


“To help prepare the final year Senior High School students for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), the Ministry has procured 446,954 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) questions from Messrs Kingdom Books and Stationery at a unit price of GH¢78.00. The procurement will be funded from the Free Senior High School Account

“Mr. Speaker, in 2020, Government through its efforts to help students amidst COVID-19 to prepare for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination procured 568,755 past questions for students to try their hands on before sitting for the actual exams.”

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Political scientist tells Akufo-Addo: Be tough and consent to anti-gay bill

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Prof. Seidu emphasised that as president, Akufo-Addo's first role should be to defend Ghana's national interests and cultures. He emphasised the necessity for the president to consider Ghanaians' aspirations, even if they differ from those of the international community. "LGBTQ activists in America and Europe are extremely powerful and are putting pressure on their governments to impose these attitudes and habits on other nations, therefore I believe that the president [Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo] puts Ghanaians' interests before any other country.

Professor Alidu Seidu, Head of the Political Science Department at the University of Ghana, has encouraged President Akufo-Addo to resist international pressure and sign the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill.

Parliament enacted the measure on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, making LGBT activities illegal, including promotion, advocacy, and funding.

In an interview with Citi News, Prof. Seidu emphasised the significance of President Akufo-Addo prioritising national interests while upholding Ghana’s cultural norms, which typically prohibit same-sex unions.

He emphasised the power of LGBTQ lobbyists in America and Europe, highlighting the tremendous pressure they exerted on their governments to impose similar attitudes and practices on other countries.

Prof. Seidu emphasised that as president, Akufo-Addo’s first role should be to defend Ghana’s national interests and cultures.

He emphasised the necessity for the president to consider Ghanaians’ aspirations, even if they differ from those of the international community.

“LGBTQ activists in America and Europe are extremely powerful and are putting pressure on their governments to impose these attitudes and habits on other nations, therefore I believe that the president [Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo] puts Ghanaians’ interests before any other country.

“It is his utmost responsibility to protect our national interests and culture as president. And so if the people of Ghana are saying this is what they want but the international community is saying that it is not what it wants, he has to weigh the options.”

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