World record beckons as FirstBank Georgian Cup sponsorship hits a century

In furtherance of its commitment to the growth and development of sports, nation-building and the economy at large, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the Georgian Cup of the Kaduna Polo Tournament for the 100th consecutive year, possibly the longest-running sports sponsorship in the world and a Guinness Book of Records potential. The 2019 edition of the epoch-making sports championship runs from October 12 – 20, 2019 at the Kaduna Polo Club, Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna. The Kaduna Georgian Cup Centenary Polo Tournament commenced in 1919, with FirstBank…

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Zenith revs banking service with Z-Money

Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced Z-Money, which brings banking services closer to its customers and enhance financial inclusion among the under-banked and unbanked populace of the country. Z-Money is an agency banking product of the bank which entails the onboarding of agents who are expected to render basic financial services on behalf of the bank. Through the bank’s network of agents spread across the urban and rural communities in the country, customers are able to open accounts, deposit cash into an account, withdraw cash from any…

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Fidelity Bank Canvasses Better Data Sharing In Retail Growth

The Executive Director, Operations and Information, Fidelity Bank Plc, Gbolahan Joshua has advised data validation agencies and organisations to adopt appropriate policies that provide financial institutions with the required flexibility to utilise available customer data. Joshua who gave the counsel during a panel session at the 10th-anniversary celebration of Verve in Lagos recently explained that this would assist banks in the country drive new levels of customer engagements across digital channels and systems. He harped on the need for data-generating institutions in Nigeria to explore fresh ways to collaborate with one another.…

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FirstBank’s CEO, Adeduntan in Edinburgh for Ethical Finance Conference

As part of the Bank’s financial inclusion and global thought leadership drive, the Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan participated in the 2019 Global Leaders Interactive panel session of the 2019 Ethical Finance Conference held on 8 – 9 October 2019 at RBS Conference Centre, 175 Glasgow Road, Gogarburn, Edinburgh. The event had in attendance over 500 leading finance practitioners from all over the world. The Bank’s CEO, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, with other thought leaders, policy influencers and leading finance practitioners across the world deliberated on…

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Polaris Bank staff steals customers’ deposits, bolts away

A staff of Polaris Bank, Emmanuel Agbroko, has reportedly absconded with customers’ thrift savings. According to Umukoro Hendrix, the Divisional Police Office, Obiaruku town, headquarter of Ukwuani Local Government Area (LGA), Delta State, Nigeria, Emmanuel has been declared wanted over the alleged multi-million naira customer deposit fraud. The suspect was alleged to have duped depositors of their hard earned money through numerous crafty means. Emmanuel who works with Polaris bank at Obiaruku branch in Delta State disappeared on the 1st of Oct 2019. The suspect dropped a note and the…

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FirstBank celebrates 2019 customer service week, appreciates its effects on Banks 125yrs legacy

Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 2019 Customer Service Week themed “The Magic of Service’. The weeklong event is to be celebrated from 7 – 11 October 2019 across the Bank’s over 700 branch networks in Nigeria and its FBNBank subsidiaries in over half a dozen countries across 3 continents. Customer Service Week is an international celebration which highlights the importance of customer service and staff who serve and support customers daily to deliver…

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“This is our drive to improve the quality of education,” says UBA Foundation boss at 2019 call for entries

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has commenced the 2019 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries. Now in its 9th year, the essay competition, targeted at senior secondary school students in Nigeria is organised annually, as part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa. At the media launch which took place at…

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FIRSTBANK hosts 25TH Nigerian Economic Summit

As part of its continued commitment to creating an enabling environment and opportunities for the promotion of sustainable growth and development of the Nigerian economy, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered with The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to host the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#25), its annual flagship event. The Silver Jubilee edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit is themed “Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears” and scheduled to hold on 7 – 8 October 2019 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, would speak on “Gender…

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Access Bank launches DiamondXtra Independence Splash

Access Bank Plc has unveiled a cash incentive campaign tagged: “DiamondXtra Independence Splash” in commemoration of the country’s 59 years independence. Mr Victor Etuokwu, the bank’s Executive Director, Retail Banking, said in Lagos on Thursday that the daily rewards promo was introduced to help Nigerians to gain financial freedom. Etuokwu said the campaign would also help in empowering Nigerians to fulfill their day to day needs as they celebrate the nation at 59. The campaign is set to run from Oct. 2 to October 31, and will reward more than…

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Union Bank staff in court for stealing N3.4m from customer’s account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal office, has arraigned Gladys Udia over alleged conspiracy, stealing, forgery and alteration of N3, 476,700.00. Udia was made to appear before Justice M. L. Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Portharcourt, capital of Rivers State. The anti-graft spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said this in a statement in Abuja. One of the counts read: “That you Gladys Udia and Dominic Okon a.k.a Paul (now at large) between the 24th and 31st of July, 2019, at Port Harcourt, Rivers State within…

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Fidelity Bank dangles N120m in GAIM Season 4, promotes culture of savings

Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender on Thursday announced the introduction of a new savings campaign in Lagos, as part of concerted efforts to promote the culture of savings amongst Nigerians. The Savings campaign which will ride primarily on digital technologies is one of the many initiatives of the bank aimed at rewarding new and existing customers for their unwavering loyalty and patronage. Dubbed “Get Alert In Millions (GAIM) Season 4”, the savings promo is expected to run till April 2020, a duration of six months and will see customers…

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Heritage Bank’s Sekibo advocates credible ID management to access facilities

MD/CEO, Heritage Bank, Mr Ifie Sekibo , has stressed the need for the federal government to work towards creating credible and strong identity management towards expanding access to credit in the country. Sekibo noting that while the Bank Verification Number (BVN) has been able to create a form of identification in the country, it has not been able to address some of the issues around identity management in the country. Speaking at the 2019 Annual Conference of Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN) at the weekend, the Heritage Bank MD…

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First Bank to boost financial inclusion with 500,000 agents

In a move aimed at enhancing financial inclusion across the country, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its drive to engage up to 500,000 operators on its agent banking platform. This was disclosed at the opening ceremony of the 12th Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) by FirstBank’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, who also served as the Chairman of the CIBN 2019 Conference Consultative Committee at the event which was held in Abuja, 24 – 25 September 2019. The CIBN conference themed:…

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Video: African Billionaire caught eating corn on the street

Billionaire businessman and chairman United Bank For Africa, Dr, Tony Elumelu was caught on video buy roasted corn from a roadside hawker on a Nigerian street. In the video that has gone viral, the influential businessman who is also the founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation walked up to the women selling roasted corn under an umbrella and was seen tasting the African snack and two were wrapped in a piece of paper for him. How ever there were no indicators on the video to suggest if it took place in…

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Wema Bank Supports Education for Children through Scholarship Awards

Wema Bank Plc – the inventor of Nigeria’s first fully digital bank, ALAT – has rewarded 20 of its Royal Kiddies Account holders as the financial institution announced winners of the Wema Education Awards for 2019. Given the earlier announcement to provide education support for its customers, a total of 20 winners emerged with six coming from the bank’s Lagos Region, five from South West and three each from South East, South-South and the Northern region. Speaking at the draw held at the bank’s headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday, September 25, Dotun…

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Fidelity Bank alert the public over attacks on social media

Fidelity Bank has alerted the public over a planned disruption of its services and attacks on social media by some outsourced staff of the bank who had issues with their employers. According to the statement signed by the Fidelity Bank’s Divisional Head, Brand and Communications, Charles Aigbe, the statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the planned disruption of service and social media attacks on the Bank by a few outsourced staff who were recently recalled by their employers. The move, which is the handiwork of the outsourced staff who were on secondment to…

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Wema Bank partners UNEP to promote Climate Action and Sustainability

Wema Bank has become one of the Founding Signatories of the Principles for Responsible Banking, committing to strategically align its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By signing the Principles for Responsible Banking, Wema Bank joins a coalition of 130 banks worldwide, representing over USD 47 trillion in assets, in committing to taking on a crucial role in helping to achieve a sustainable future. Taking place at the start of the UN General Assembly, the official launch of the Principles for Responsible Banking…

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African Freestyle Football Federation commends Heritage Bank

African Freestyle Football (AFFC) Championship 2019 in collaboration with World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) have commended Heritage Bank Plc for its pivotal role in enhancing youth development and engendering Nigeria’s entertainment space on the world’s stage. The 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship ended on a high note, with defending champion Abdul Titi Kone of Cote d’Ivoire emerging as the African Champion once again. This event marked the 2nd edition of the African Championship and the 3rd annual edition of the Nigerian Championship hosted by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited. The…

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Union Bank announces Edu360 2019

Union Bank has announced the second edition of its annual education fair – Edu360, in line with its efforts to support education as a vital sector for Nigeria’s growth and development. The three-day event themed, ‘Education Beyond Walls’ will take place at the Union Bank Sports Centre in Surulere, Lagos from Thursday, 24th to Saturday, 26th of October, 2019, and will attract audiences across the education ecosystem including government officials, educators, parents and students.   Attendees will benefit from a robust programme lineup that includes talks, panel sessions, masterclasses, workshops…

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Access Bank join Barclays, others to launch Global Principles for Responsible Banking

Nigeria’s sustainability champion, Access Bank Plc., today launched the Global Principles for Responsible Banking as one of the Founding Signatories alongside other global banks. This is a further commitment to strategically align its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By signing the Principles, Access Bank is demonstrating its commitment towards using its products and services to support and accelerate positive changes in both local and international economies as well as promote lifestyles necessary to achieve shared prosperity for both current and future generations.…

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Heritage Bank boosts entrepreneurship among youths with Next Titan-6

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider has again thrown its usual support behind the organizer of The Next Titan, so as to have a better and improved season six of the programme. This year’s edition of the reality TV show is again headlined by Heritage Bank and is targeted at giving young entrepreneurs an opportunity to display their ingenuity and talents. The programme, which also, focuses on ensuring that the entrepreneurial goals of the Nigerian youths are achieved, had its auditions in four of the six geopolitical…

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FBNQuest Trustees celebrate 40yrs of leadership in legacy preservation

FBNQuest Trustees Limited, an FBN Holdings company has announced the celebration of its 40th anniversary as a leading provider of world-class trust and estate planning services in Nigeria. The event themed “A Legacy that Preserves Legacies” was held on Friday, 13 September 2019 at Landmark Event Centre in Lagos. The event presented an opportunity for FBNQuest Trustees to share key insights on the importance of Corporate Trust Management, Estate Planning, and Wealth Transfer, which are crucial elements to ensuring the preservation of legacies. Dr. Omobola Johnson, Senior Partner at TLcom Capital LLP…

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Union Bank teams up with LLA to empower 40 female entrepreneurs

Union Bank Plc has in conjunction with Leading Ladies Africa unveiled 40 female entrepreneurs who will be participating in the much sought after Enterprise and Leadership Programme (ELP). The initiative, being put together by a women-focused non-profit organisation, Leading Ladies Africa, is a two-month, practical, hands-on programme that is focused on enabling women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to identify business opportunities, create and sustain viable enterprises, and scale up their businesses. Speaking at the official media parley to unveil the participants, Lola Cardoso; Chief Digital and Innovation Officer; Union Bank said:…

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Unity Bank to help farmers reduce post-harvest loses

Unity Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to lending more to farmers and supporting them in getting more value for their farm produce.The bank is partnering with Binkabi, a blockchain-based commodity trading network to ensure that farmers get the right pricing and profitability for their produce.The Head, Risk Management and Compliance, Unity Bank, Usman Abdulqadir, said the collaboration would also help to provide end-to-end solutions for farmers and the entire agribusiness value-chain.Abdulqadir, who spoke at the launch of an agro commodities trade platform in Lagos, said, many farmers who harvest…

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LASG commends Fidelity Bank For Donating Laboratory To Correctional Home

Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender has handed over a well-equipped, state-of-the-art Kitchen/Catering Laboratory for the use of students at the Girls Correctional Home, Idi-Araba, Lagos. The project, according to the bank, is a clear demonstration of its unwavering support towards enhancing the lives and wellbeing of less privileged members of the society. Speaking at the commissioning ceremony in Lagos recently, the bank’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nnamdi Okonkwo said that the decision to embark on the project is borne out of a deep-seated realisation that vocational education remains vital…

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Wema Bank’s ALAT bags best digital platform

ALAT by Wema, Africa’s first fully digital bank, has emerged Best Digital Platform in Nigeria 2019 by International Business Magazine, a leading global journal that promotes flagship talent bearers from across the globe. Having met the award criteria for the year under review, the banking platform powered by Wema Bank was judged the winner by a deciding panel in recognition of its simplicity and refreshing service delivery. ALAT by Wema is a borderless banking app that offers an easy signup process, exciting saving options and other benefits to help customers…

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Xenophobia: Zenith Bank’s Chairman, Ovia pulls out of WEF

Founder/Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr Jim Ovia has withdrawn from further activities at the World Economic Forum Africa 2019, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. He has withdrawn because of the hypersensitivity of the issues surrounding the lives and well-being of Nigerian citizens living in South Africa and to contribute his voice against the poor state of security regarding foreign nationals living in Africa. Before taking his exit, Mr. Ovia stressed the need for youth empowerment and better government policies to curb continual attacks on persons living within…

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UBA’s double-digit growth yields 20k interim dividend

United Bank for Africa Plc has announced its audited half year financial results for the period ended June 2019, showing impressive growth across key performance indices as well as a significant contribution from its African subsidiaries.  In spite of the increasingly unpredictable environment witnessed in some of its countries of operations, the pan African financial institution delivered double digit growth in its profit before tax as it rose by 21 per cent to N70.3bn for the half year to June 2019, up from N58.1bn recorded in the similar period of…

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Wema Bank, BOI align forces over Sara by Wema

Wema Bank Plc, the pioneer of Nigeria’s first fully digital bank ALAT, has empowered over 100 women in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sub-sector. The business advisory seminar, tagged ‘Running A Profitable Business’ brought women entrepreneurs together from the bank’s Lagos Region. Speaking at the event, Mrs Aramide Awosanya, Regional Manager, Lagos Mainland, Wema Bank, said the initiative was taken to complement the policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which aims at MSME development in the country. It would be recalled that the CBN launched the MSME…

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Fidelity Bank posts double-digit growth, earnings and profitability in impressive half-year

Despite the country’s challenging and fiercely competitive business environment, Fidelity Bank Plc delivered a solid financial performance in the first half of 2019, recording double-digit growth in key revenue lines whilst achieving significant traction in digital banking uptake. Details of the audited half-year result for the period ended June 30, 2019, released at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday showed a 15.7 percent rise in Profit Before Tax (PBT) from N13.0 billion in the earlier period to N15.1 billion in the reporting period. Profit After Tax (PAT) rose by…

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UBA announces growth, profit, in newly released audited result

The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) has announced its audited half-year financial results for the period ended June 2019, showing impressive growth across key performance indices as well as a significant contribution from its African subsidiaries. In spite of the increasingly unpredictable environment witnessed in some of its countries of operations, the pan African financial institution delivered double-digit growth in its profit before tax as it rose by 21 per cent to N70.3 billion half-year to June 2019, up from N58.1 billion recorded in the similar period of 2018,…

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YEA 5: Fidelity Bank Empowers Over 200 Youth With Entrepreneurial Skills In Kano

Consistent with its unbridled commitment to youth empowerment in Nigeria, Fidelity Bank Plc, in partnership with Gazelle Academy and Bayero University Kano at the weekend concluded an entrepreneurship training programme for over 200 students in Kano State. Organised under the Fidelity Youth Empowerment Academy stream 5 (YEA 5), the week-long training programme seeks to equip undergraduates with requisite skills, know-how, and capabilities needed to take start businesses even whilst in school. Participants received training in various skill areas including, Fashion Designing, Makeover, Henna Design, New Media Marketing, Baby Bag Making, Bead Making,…

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Court Orders Status Quo In Stanbic IBTC VS AMCON’s N5.7billion Suit

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday, August 22, 2019, refused to set aside a status quo order it made on August 8th, 2019 in suit number FHC/L/CS/1360/2019, filed by Stanbic IBTC Bank against the MD, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). Justice Chuka Obiozor made the experte order based on the motion filed by the Stanbic IBTC Bank in Court on August 5th, 2019 through its lead counsel, Prof. F. Ajogwu SAN, to determine whether the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) can unilaterally re-price the Eligible…

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Elumelu to deliver keynote address at TICAD

Tony Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and the Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), will speak at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), taking place in Yokohama, Japan from August 28 – 30, 2019. As the leading champion of entrepreneurship in Africa, Mr. Elumelu will ensure that the voice of a new generation of African entrepreneurs, capable of transforming the continent, is heard at the highest level. Elumelu will speak alongside global and African political and business leaders, including Prime Minister Shinzō Abe…

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Ex-C/Rivers Gov., Duke loses Ikoyi property to AMCON, UBA over N537m Debt

A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria and United Bank for Africa to take over a property belonging to a former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke. Justice Chuka Obiozor made the order following an ex parte application filed by AMCON and UBA. The property was to be forfeited over an alleged debt of N537,334,360.77. Listed as first to third defendants were Stonehedge Investment Limited, Donald Duke and Owunari Bob-Manuel Duke, respectively. The applicants had prayed the court for “an order…

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Wema Bank, Dana Air in EFCC trouble over alleged money laundering scam

Wema Bank Plc and Dana Air, owners of Sri Sai Vandana Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) are enmeshed in a money-laundering scam and may be prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC over Dana Air’s inflight donation collected between 2014 and 2018. Speaking on the allegations, EFCC’s acting spokesman, Tony Orilade said “The EFCC will take it up. We will investigate and prosecute the crime element once prima facie is established,” Dana started Nigeria’s Sri Sai Vandana Foundation in 1995 and commenced the inflight donation in partnership with…

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Zenith Bank Records Improved Half Year 2019 Results

In a clear demonstration of its resilience and strong market share, Zenith Bank Plc has announced its audited results for the half-year ended 30 June 2019, recording positive growth across key financial metrics, thus affirming the bank’s position as one of the leading financial institutions in Africa. As a testament to its commitment to its shareholders, the bank also announced a proposed interim dividend pay-out of 30 kobo per share. Gross earnings grew by 3% from ₦322.2 billion to ₦331.6 billion driven by the significant growth of 24% (YoY) in…

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GTBank nets ₦115.8bn as profit before tax in 2019 half-year report

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its audited financial results for the half-year ended June 30, 2019 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. The half-year result shows positive growth across key financial metrics and reflects GTBank’s leading position as one of the best managed financial institutions in Africa. The Bank reported a Profit before Tax of ₦115.8billion, representing a growth of 5.6% over ₦109.6billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2018. The Bank’s loan book grew by 1.0% from ₦1.262trillion recorded as at December 2018 to ₦1.274trillion in June…

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How Union Bank’s top manager committed suicide

 A 46-year-old banker Mr. Onyechere Ibeakanma from Umunemeze Afugiri in Umuahia North LGA, Abia state, a relationship manager with Union Bank Plc., has committed suicide by drinking a substance suspected to be Sniper. According to report, Mr. Ibeakanma is married with a daughter and is said to be living peacefully and comfortably with the family until the evening of Friday 9th of August 2019 when he was discovered lying lifeless in his room in Victoria Island, according to close family sources Mr. Ibeakanma left a suicide note for his wife…

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Fidelity Bank splashes N2.6bn on customers

Over 6,000 customers have been rewarded to a tune of N2.6bn in the last four years by Fidelity bank Plc.This according to the bank is part of its continuous culture of giving back and rewarding its loyal customers. This was disclosed in Abuja on Tuesday by the Regional Manager of the bank (Abuja), Vanessa Mordi, during its campaign in Lugbe market. According to her, “In the last four years, over 6,000 customers have been rewarded under the Fidelity Personal Savings Scheme (FPSS), and over N2.6 billion has been given back…

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UBA doles Out N30m in ‘UBA Wise Savers Promo’

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has again rewarded another 20 customers who have emerged winners in the third quarterly draw of the UBA Wise Savers Promo winning N1.5 million each, bringing the total amount won so far by 60 customers to N90 million. The electronic raffle draw, which was held at the UBA Head Office in Lagos on Wednesday, July 31st, was witnessed by the relevant regulatory bodies including the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Lagos State Lottery Board and Consumer Protection Council.Lucky customers who emerged…

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PSN appreciates Fidelity Bank for support

Nigeria’s topmost lender, Fidelity Bank Plc. on Wednesday received accolades from the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) for its unwavering support for the healthcare value chain in Nigeria. The Board of Fellows of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) made the commendation at the Society’s Annual Dinner & Award Night in Lagos where Fidelity Bank honoured with an Excellence Award in Healthcare Value Chain in Nigeria. Receiving the award on behalf of the bank, Executive Director, Lagos & Southwest, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nneka Onyeali- Ikpe thanked the organizers for recognizing…

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GTBank Holds 9th Annual Autism Conference

For the ninth year in a row, Africa’s foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in Autism for two days of critical discourse on supporting children and adults living with Autism in Africa. Organized as part of the GTBank’s Orange Ribbon Initiative, the Annual Autism Conference will hold on the 30th and 31st of July 2019 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Themed, “Autism: Transitions, Vocational skills and The Role of Technology,” the Annual Autism Conference will bring to the fore the…

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Access Bank Wins 2019 GBA Women’s Market Champion Impact Award

Access Bank Plc. has emerged winner of the 2019 GBA Women’s Market Champion Impact Award for its efforts towards providing opportunities for women. The award is organized by the Global Banking Alliance for Women (now Financial Alliance for Women) in Paris, the award contributes to a growing list of recognitions for Access Bank, including the National Women in Finance Magazine’s Outstanding Banking Initiative Awards; the Global Banking Alliance (GBA) Women’s Market Champion Award; CBN Excellence in Women Economic Empowerment Award; National Council for Women Society Nigeria’s Dedication to Women Entrepreneurship…

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Non-Oil Exports: Fidelity Bank, NEPC, LBS Trains 100 MSMEs In Kano

·        Set To Unlock Potentials of Northern Export Market Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender is training over 100 SMEs at the 8th edition of the highly acclaimed Export Management Programme (EMP) with the aim of providing impactful, world-class support to Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kano State. Organised by the bank in strategic partnership with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the Lagos Business School (LBS), this programme currently in its third year was designed specifically to enhance the competitiveness of export-oriented businesses. The programme has since graduated over…

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UBA Marketplace 2019 holds in Abuja

Africa leading financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is set to host over 20,000 visitors, 120 small and medium enterprises and leading private and public sector players from across Africa, at the continent’s biggest entrepreneurial fair tagged #theUBAmarketplace2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, which will be held on July 26th and 27th 2019, on the sideline of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum, will host businesses and business owners in various industries including food, fashion, beauty, home/interior and gadgets. The event will offer plenary sessions and discussions on the…

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Access Bank UK pledges N350m for Children in Education, posts impressive result

The Access Bank UK used its’ annual Access Bank Polo Day at Guards Polo Club Windsor on Saturday 13 July to post results showing another year of outstanding international business growth. 2018 was the year that it joined the three key UK clearing systems, and collected the best African Trade Finance Bank Awards from both International Finance and CFI. All four strategic business units returned double-digit growth and in only its second year of operations, the importance of its investment in Dubai was demonstrated by a 200 per cent increase…

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Bauchi Governor’s Wife hails Fidelity Bank On Free Medical Outreach

•       1,000 Residents of Misau Community Benefit Wife of Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammad has commended Fidelity Bank for providing free medical outreach to 1,000 people in Misau Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The outreach was organised by the Al-Muhibbah Foundation in collaboration with staff members of the bank. Addressing beneficiaries in Misua, Mrs Mohammad urged them to regularly check their health status in order to reduce cases of diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, high blood pressure, amongst other…

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