BREAKING: CBN fires First Bank directors

The Central Bank of Nigeria wielded its big stick on First Bank of Nigeria Limited as the apex regulator of activities of commercial banks on Thursday when it fired the entire members of the board of First Bank Holding and First Bank Nigeria Ltd.

The apex bank had earlier in the day queried the Board of the First Bank for removing Adesola Adeduntan as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, without regulatory approval.

The CBN also faulted the appointment of Abdullahi Ibrahim as deputy managing director, as well as the appointment of Ini Ebong, Segun Alebiosu, Seyi Oyefeso and Bashirat Odunewu, as executive directors.