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    Hadi Sirika: Arik Air not suitable for national carrier

Hadi Sirika: Arik Air not suitable for national carrier

Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, says the federal government has no intentions to convert Arik Air into a national carrier.Fielding questions from journalists at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, the minister said Arik Air will not be suitable for the carrier that the ministry is planning.Ahmed Kuru, the managing director of the Assets [...]

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    AMCON asks FG to convert Arik Air to national carrier

AMCON asks FG to convert Arik Air to national carrier

Ahmed Kuru, managing director of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has asked the federal government to convert Arik Air to a national carrier.Jude Nwauzor, AMCON spokesman, quoted Kuru to have said this on Monday when he appeared before the senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions.AMCON had taken over the airline in February 2017 owing to its [...]

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    House of reps probes AMCON’s N5.4trn debt

House of reps probes AMCON’s N5.4trn debt

The house of representatives says it will probe the N5.4 trillion debt portfolio of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).At Wednesday’s plenary session, the lower legislative chamber expressed concerns about debtors said to be reluctant to settle their debt.Cornelius Nnaji, a lawmaker from Enugu state had raised an alarm that AMCON has for long been in excess of its [...]

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    ICYMI: Court rescinds takeover order as Donald Duke pays AMCON N350m

ICYMI: Court rescinds takeover order as Donald Duke pays AMCON N350m

A federal high court in Lagos has reversed its order for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to take over the property of Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, over an alleged debt of N537,334,360.77.The court, in a judgement delivered on August 8, had also authorised AMCON and the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to take over Duke’s account [...]

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    AMCON refunds N282m to Zamfara from proceeds of auctioned assets

AMCON refunds N282m to Zamfara from proceeds of auctioned assets

The Zamafara state government says it has received N282 million excess funds from the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).In a statement on Friday, Zailani Bappa, senior special assistant to the governor on media, said the fund was received by Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, in Kano.He said AMCON "pointed out that the sum is a refund on the [...]

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    Trouble for AMCON debtors as Buhari signs new law

Trouble for AMCON debtors as Buhari signs new law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a new law which empowers the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to put the bank accounts of its debtors under supervision.On July 31, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo set up a task force with a mandate to devise a strategy to recover the N5 trillion owed to the corporation.The agencies tasked to go after the debtors are [...]

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    N3.6bn debt: AMCON takes over firm linked to former Benue governor

N3.6bn debt: AMCON takes over firm linked to former Benue governor

The federal high court in Abuja has given the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) the go-ahead to take over Bao Yao Futurlex Iron & Steel Company Limited and Bao Yao Huan Jian Iron & Steel over a N3.6 billion debt. In a statement released on Sunday, AMCON said Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, also ordered that the accounts of the companies be [...]

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    Osinbajo: We’ll no longer do business with AMCON debtors — they are enemies of Nigeria

Osinbajo: We’ll no longer do business with AMCON debtors — they are enemies of Nigeria

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government will no longer do business with those indebted to Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).Osinbajo said those who are indebted to the government -- via AMCON -- are direct enemies of both the government and the people of Nigeria.The VP said the debtors have made it impossible for the corporation to resolve its outstanding N5 trillion [...]

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    Acting CJN: Supreme court judges are only answerable to God

Acting CJN: Supreme court judges are only answerable to God

Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says no human being can influence the judgement of the supreme court.Speaking on Thursday when the management of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), led by Muiz Banire, its chairman, paid a courtesy visit to his office, Muhammad said the judges are only answerable to God and no one can intimidate them [...]

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    AMCON may disengage asset management partners slow in recovering N740bn debt

AMCON may disengage asset management partners slow in recovering N740bn debt

Ahmed Kuru, managing director/CEO of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says AMCON may disengage asset management partners (AMPs) that cannot cope with the speed and enormous challenges of debt recovery expected by the corporation.He also promised that the corporation may assign more accounts to AMPs that have shown aggression and zeal based on the review of the [...]

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    AMCON CEO: Our asset partners on course to recover N740bn

AMCON CEO: Our asset partners on course to recover N740bn

Ahmed Kuru, the managing director/CEO of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has pledged the corporation's full support to its Asset Management Partners (AMPs). This he did in the pursuit to recover the 20 percent or N740billion of the total eligible bank assets (EBAs) of AMCON portfolio of N3.7 trillion in the hands of obligors. He made the declaration in Lagos at the [...]

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    AMCON MD: It’s not easy to deliver change in eight years

AMCON MD: It’s not easy to deliver change in eight years

Ahmed Kuru, the managing director/CEO of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), says it is not easy to deliver a paradigm shift in two, three or eight years.Kuru disclosed this while speaking at the annual presidential dinner for the graduating senior executive course of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), hosted by the Alumni Association of the [...]

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    AMCON amendment bill ready in two weeks, says Onyereri

AMCON amendment bill ready in two weeks, says Onyereri

Jones Onyereri, chairman of house of representatives committee on banking and currency, says the AMCON amendment act will be presented to the house for third reading in two weeks. He made this disclosure on Tuesday, while on a routine oversight function visit to the Corporate Head Office of AMCON in Maitama, Abuja.The bill is seeking to further empower and embolden AMCON with [...]

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    Senate confirms Banire as AMCON chairman

Senate confirms Banire as AMCON chairman

The senate has confirmed Muiz Banire as chairman of the governing board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).Banire, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), was nominated for the position by President Muhammadu Buhari in July.The former legal adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was confirmed after a report was presented by Rafiu Ibrahim, chairman senate committee [...]

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    AMCON needs alternative dispute resolution to recover N5.4trn debt, says Onnoghen

AMCON needs alternative dispute resolution to recover N5.4trn debt, says Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, says the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) needs alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to meet its recovery mandate before its sunset period.Speaking on "strengthening AMCON recovery drive" in Abuja on Monday, Onnoghen said AMCON can effectively recover its outstanding N5.4trillion debt using this means.“I will encourage the use of ADR, as part of the [...]

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    AMCON says only 350 Nigerians owing N4.3trn

AMCON says only 350 Nigerians owing N4.3trn

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says 350 Nigerians are responsible for more than 80 percent of the N5.4 trillion debt portfolio of the company.Ahmed Kuru, managing director of AMCON, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Abuja.According to Kuru, the 350 Nigerians or their businesses owe a whopping N4.3 trillion of the N5.4 trillion debt profile of [...]

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