GTBank Announces Model Casting Call For 2018 Fashion Weekend

Calling All Models! Have you got what it takes to strut the runways of Africa’s biggest fashion event? Then, the GTBank Fashion Weekend is looking for you. In preparation for the upcoming 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend, there will be an in-person Model Casting Call at Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos on Tuesday October 2nd, 2018. Models selected at the Casting Call will showcase the latest fashion designs at the 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend, holding in November 10th and 11th, 2018. Requirements: Only female models between the ages of 18 to 27…

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13,000 depositors lose N27bn to Wonder Bank

A wonder bank, operating under the name,  Micheno Multipurpose Cooperative Society, MMCS, has defrauded over 13,000 people to the tune of N27 billion in Cross River State. The scheme owned and operated by one Michael Eke, had promised depositors of N100,000 and additional N50,000 at the end of 40  days, and those who deposit N150,000 would get N300,000 at the same period A deposit of  N1 million would earn a N500,000 profit at the end of the same period while deposits above N1 million  would be calculated in N1 million …

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Aimart Realtors woos Nigerians with Worry-Free homes, unveils brand ambassadors

This is cheering news for millions of Nigerians who seek to own and live happily in their own homes as Aimart Realtors has finally come to make their dreams a reality. Mr. Martins Iluyomade, the managing director of the fast growing property company with head quarters in Lagos, while speaking at a recent press conference, called on Nigerians to take advantage of their various family-oriented packages and invest in worry free homes. Speaking further, Mr. Iluyomade disclosed that parts of the benefits of investing with Aimart Realtors include easy payment…

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GTBank offers free retail stall @ 2018 GTBANK FASHION WEEKEND

Do you make or sell fabulous fashion apparels and accessories? Can your fashion brand stand out at the biggest fashion event in Africa? Then, the 2018 GTBank Weekend is calling for you! Now in its third year, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has become the premier consumer-focused event that places African fashion on the global stage and helps small businesses in the local fashion industry thrive. The first and second editions of the event, which held in November 2016 and 2017 respectively, brought together over 250,000 people to interact with some…

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RevolutionPlus Launches Independent Sales Promo, Unveils Odunlade as Brand Ambassador

Nigeria topmost Real Estate company, RevolutionPlus Properties on Monday announced its annual Independence Sales promo in recognition of Nigeria’s national day celebration and also unveiled versatile Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola as its new brand ambassador. Its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Bamidele Onalaja while addressing newsmen at the company’s head office in Ikeja, said “the whole reason why we engage Nigerian celebrities as ambassadors is to create a synergy between our products and indigenous brands in the entertainment industry, identity and add value to such local brands and work together to…

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OBJ’s farm sealed for tax evasion

The Oyo State government on Tuesday sealed Obasanjo Farms and 15 other businesses over failure to pay the state’s Environmental Development Levy. The enforcement order was executed by the state’s inter-ministerial enforcement unit being coordinated by the Board of Internal Revenue. Other companies affected by the order included Black Horse, Heinemann Educational Books, Lister Flour Mills, Evans Brother, Butterfield bakery, Chicken Republic, MRS oil and Rasmed Publicity. Chairman of the board, Bicci Alli, told journalists that the order became necessary after the failure of the companies to comply with the…

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GTBank Fashion Weekend to hold in November

From Saturday the 10th to Sunday the 11th of November, 2018, fashion enthusiasts all over the world will be treated to an unparalleled exposé of Africa’s finest in fashion at the 3rd edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Holding in Lagos, one of Africa’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities, the two-day event will bring together renowned fashion personalities from around the world and budding small businesses in the local fashion industry to create the biggest fashion experience in Africa. Now in its third year, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has become…

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Again, GTBank Inspires Fashion Industry With Sketch To Fame

Sketch to Fame; A Call for Aspiring African Fashion Designers Are you are an aspiring fashion designer? Can you create amazing fashion sketches? The Sketch to Fame competition is for you! Organized by GTBank, the Sketch to Fame Competition is offering young African fashion designers the opportunity to have their original collection produced and showcased at the 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend. To participate in the Sketch to Fame competition, share five of your original sketches for a new collection on social media (Twitter, Instagram or Facebook) using the hashtag #Sketch2Fame.…

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UBA pumps up international spend limit on Naira Cards

Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced an immediate upward review of the monthly international spend limit on its debit and prepaid Naira cards from $100 to $2,000. The upward review, which represents a marked increase by 1,900 per cent, allows customers to withdraw up to $2,000 per month as against $100 which was obtainable previously. This, the bank said, has been done in response to the growing demand for higher limits by customers who make international transactions. It is also an indication of the improved…

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Depositors’ money endangered as 9 FCMB staff elope with customers’ N.5bn

For customers and depositors of First City Monument Bank, its panicky mode activated as members of staff of the new generation bank have allegedly bolted with depositors’ money runing into hundreds of millions. In what industry watchers have termed the biggest theft of customers’ deposit, nine members of the bank staff have made away with a total sum of N500 million, and their whereabouts remain unknown, though the Nigeria Police have secured an arrest warrant from a magistrate court in Lagos to effect the arrest of the suspected fraudulent staff…

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Fidelity Bank, BOI, Ford Foundation Unveil Lending Scheme For Aba Leather Manufacturers

Lender Donates Fully Equipped Secretariat To LEPMAAS Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender in strategic partnership with the Bank of Industry (BoI) has launched the Aba Finished Leather Goods Cluster Financing Programme, as part of continuous efforts to promote Made-in-Nigeria goods capable of meeting global standards for export and local consumption. N400 million in financing provided by BoI will be made available on a quarterly basis to over 300 members of the Leather Products Manufacturers Association of Abia State (LEPMAAS). The funds will be disbursed through the Fidelity Bank while…

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GTBank Records Profit Before Tax of N109.6BN for H1 2018 Audited Results

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its audited financial results for the period ended June 30, 2018 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. A review of the results shows positive performance across all financial indices, reaffirming the Bank’s position as one of the most profitable and well managed financial institutions in Nigeria. Gross earnings for the period grew by 5.9% to ₦226.6billion from ₦214.1billion reported in June 2017. Profit before tax stood at ₦109.6billion, representing a growth of 8.4% over ₦101.1billion recorded in the corresponding period of June 2017.The…

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Fidelity Bank donates Secretariat, launches loan scheme for Aba Leather Products manufacturers

Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BoI), Olukayode Pitan; Head, Corporate Bank, Fidelity Bank Plc, Obaro Odeghe; and H.E Dr., Executive Governor, Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu; at the official commissioning of a new secretariat donated by Fidelity Bank to the Leather Products Manufacturers Association of Abia State (LEPMAAS) in Aba  

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Meet UBA’s Leo, the virtual banker, on WhatsApp

The United Bank for Africa (UBA), has launched its famous chat banker, Leo, on WhatsApp and will be fully available to customers by September 1st, 2018. With this latest development from UBA, customers who are lovers of WhatsApp will be able to open new accounts, check their balances on the go and carry out basic banking services. Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, Group Managing Director of the bank who spoke about the launch of Leo on WhatsApp, said:  “Our customers are at the heart of our business and we, as a bank,…

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Sacked Diamond Bank Staff: Reps give CBN 21 days ultimatum

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions chaired by Rep. Nkem Abonta has given a final 21 days ultimatum to Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) to declare its position on the case of staff members of Diamond Bank Plc who were sacked without any form of compensation. Abonta stressed that the position of the CBN would guide the committee’s final decision on the case as CBN supervised all commercial banks in Nigeria. He directed the committee’s secretary to officially write again to notify CBN of the 21 days ultimatum to…

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Fidelity Bank partners with WorldRemit for instant money transfers to Nigeria

WorldRemit customers in over 50 countries can now send money instantly to millions of Fidelity Bank accounts directly from their mobile phones Leading digital money transfer serviceWorldRemit has joined forces with Fidelity Bank, one of Nigeria’s top financial services providers, for instant money transfers to four million Fidelity Bank accounts in Nigeria. The new partnership further expands WorldRemit’s footprint in the country and allows the 15 million-strong Nigerian diaspora living in over 50 countries – including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany – to send money directly from their phones to recipients in…

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Fidelity Bank co-funded BUA Group’s $350m cement factory commissioned

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo commissioned the new BUA Cement Factory located on Kalambaina Road in Sokoto State. Co-funded by Fidelity Bank Plc, the project which commenced in 2015 has an installed capacity of 1.5 metric tonnes per annum and is valued at $350 million. Fidelity Bank’s involvement in this project further demonstrates the Bank’s resolve to grow the country’s manufacturing sector. Regarded perhaps, as the single largest private sector-led investment in North West Nigeria, the plant is part of the company’s expansion…

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Poor services: You are economic saboteurs, Fashola tells Discos, Oduntan

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has lambasted the Association of Electricity Distributors and condemned the association’s recent reactions to his directives to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Bureau of Public Enterprises and Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading company. Fashola, who called the association’s spokesperson a gatecrasher, stressed that his directives went to legal entities and not to an unlicensed organisation, ANED and that the Discos were sabotaging Nigeria’s economy through their actions. In a 28-page document released in Abuja on Tuesday by ANED, the power distributors argued…

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We Are Not Owing Any Staff -Fidelity Bank

Our attention has been drawn to the demonstrations at some of our Business offices in Lagos. The actions, aimed at preventing innocent customers from carrying out their banking transactions, is the handiwork of a few disengaged drivers from one of our vendor companies. We understand that the drivers who were in the past outsourced to the bank, have been paid their severance packages and entitlements by their employers. For the avoidance of doubt, we state categorically that Fidelity Bank is not owing staff salaries, severance packages or gratuity payments as…

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Security: Fidelity Bank Donates N50m To Lagos State Security Trust Fund

Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday donated N50 million to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) as part of contributions to improving the security of lives and property in the State. The cheque was presented by the Bank’s Executive Director, Lagos and South-West, Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe to the Executive Secretary, LSSTF, Dr. Abdulrassaq Balogun at a brief ceremony in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos on Monday. Onyeali-Ikpe who commended the Lagos State Government for its commitment to preserving public peace, and protecting lives and property of Lagosians, said security was paramount to…

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Appeal Court Dismisses Innoson’s Preliminary Objections Against GTBank

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu yesterday dismissed the preliminary objections brought before it by the Chairman of Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma and his company, Innoson Motors Ltd. Innoson arguing through his counsel, Prof. McCarthy Mbadugha had at the last hearing of the matter on June 14, 2018 raised objections to a motion brought before the court by GTBank seeking to amend its notice of appeal before the court. Delivering ruling yesterday, Justice Ogunwumiju held that, the court would be in serious error if it decides to wait…

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Heritage Bank to boost SMEs growth via The Next Titan Season-5 kick-off

Heritage bank Plc, Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking services provider, has strategies to boost the capacity development of small medium enterprises as the headline sponsor of the annual entrepreneurial reality show, The Next Titan, as the season five of the programme kicks off. Fela Ibidapo, Divisional Head, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, made the declaration on yesterday, during the Press Conference held to announce the official commencement of the reality TV show this year. He assured the public that the financial powerhouse would sustain its interest and sponsorship for…

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GTBank Rallies Support for Children With Autism

… Holds 8th Annual Autism Conference July 17-18 Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will hold the 8th edition of its Annual Autism Conference on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday July 18, 2018 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Themed “Raising a Child with Autism, the Role of Family and the Community” the two-day conference is part of the Bank’s Annual Autism Program, which brings together globally renowned medical specialists, parents, caregivers, health practitioners and concerned members of the public to share ideas on how to support children…

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The Road to the Finals of the GTBank Master’s Cup

Queens College Yaba, Ansar-Ud Deen Girls High School Itire, King’s College Lagos and Igbobi College progressed to the Finals of the 2018 Master’s Cup football competition after semifinal games played at the Agege stadium on Tuesday 26th June 2018. The semifinals began with matches in the female category; the first game saw 2017 Champions Queen’s College, Yaba defeat Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo by a lone goal. The 2nd semifinal saw Atlantic Hall, Epe lose to Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls’ High School, Itire 3-1. In the first semifinal in the male category, King’s College,…

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Beer Parlour operator loses N4.9m in Keystone Bank Account

A bar owner, Ifeoma Okolie, has alleged that N4,935,000, has been illegally withdrawn from her Keystone Bank account. The 38-year-old lamented that despite not using an Automated Teller Machine card on the account, most of the withdrawals were made through the ATM, adding that she did not get any alert while the transactions lasted. She said because the amount in the text message did not correspond with her expected account balance, she visited a Keystone Bank branch at Ifako-Agege, to lodge a complaint. Okolie said despite visiting the bank many…

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‘Decade Old Story’ Wins GTBank’s Dusty Manuscript Contest

A manuscript written almost ten years ago has been selected as the winner of the Dusty Manuscript Contest; a Prize organized for budding Nigerian writers. Written by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, the winning manuscript, titled Devil’s Pawn clinched the top prize ahead of The Orchid Protocol by Onoche Emeka Onyekwena and The Other Side of Truth by Nneoma Anieto, which came first and second runner-up respectively. Organized in partnership with Kachifo Ltd. and Okadabooks, the Dusty Manuscript Contest is the latest in a long line of GTBank’s YouREAD initiatives aimed at…

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We Lied: Innosson Admits Spreading False Information about GTBank and Supreme Court

Innoson has today admitted that there was no Supreme Court judgement against GTBank. After falsely claiming a victory at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Chairman of Innoson Motors, Dr Innocent Chukwuma has admitted to completely distorting the directive of the Supreme Court and publicly apologized for spreading the fake and malicious news. Innoson had earlier deleted his declaration on social media that the apex court has ordered GTBank to pay him N14bn within 14 days. This was followed by a statement by his spokesman Cornelius Osigwe in which Innoson walked…

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Union Bank Releases Second Citizenship, Sustainability and Innovation Report

Union Bank has announced the release of its second Citizenship, Sustainability and Innovation (CSI) report – an annual compendium which highlights the bank’s strategic approach, initiatives and impact made in the areas of Citizenship, Sustainability and Innovation within the last year. The report touches on the impact Union Bank made within its host communities in 2017 and its commitment to its customers and other stakeholders. It also emphasizes the bank’s vision to inspire a future where private sector participants are committed drivers of the nation’s sustainable development. In its dedication…

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20 Budding Nigerian Writers Make it to Next Stage of GTBank’s Dusty Manuscript Contest

After spending several weeks poring over more than 1000 stories submitted for the Dusty Manuscript Contest, the judges of the competition have selected their top 20 entries. The selected entries are: Devil‘s Pawn by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson Home to the hill by Eunice Ekelaka Sambisa by Mohammed, Fatima Aliko The Smell of rain by Nneoma Otuegbe Omon by Henri Yeri The Orchid Protocol Onochie Emeka Onyekwena Love Unexpected by Pailyin John Children of the Night by Chimaobi Olayinka Ahuekwe Giants by Adeyinka Isioye The Fugitive by Chidubem Akala Kamalu’s Symphony…

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For fear of contempt, Innoson deletes false Supreme Court claims from social media

After falsely claiming a victory at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Chairman of Innoson Motors, Dr Innocent Chukwuma has deleted his declaration on social media that the apex court has ordered GTBank to pay him N14bn within 14 days. The retraction, judicial analysts believe, was advised by Innoson’s lawyers who fear that contempt of court charges on defaming the Supreme Court may be brought against the embattled businessman. Innoson had earlier on Thursday caused a social media storm by claiming that Supreme Court had ruled in his favour for GTBank…

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GTBank and Innoson’s Day at The Supreme Court: How it went down

– By Festus Igbinosa  The long-running case between Guaranty Trust Bank and Innoson finally had its day in the Supreme Court, and although there have been some wild tales on what transpired, here is the factual story of how it went down. Even before the doors of the Supreme Court had shut for the day, what was meant to be a simple directive by the Apex Court on the case between Guaranty Trust Bank and Innoson had been turned on its head, with false versions of the Court’s directives spread…

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GTBank Alerts Public On Fake Supreme Court Ruling

The attention of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (“the Bank”) has been drawn to false, mischievous and malicious statements circulating in the news and social media in respect of a purported directive by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make payments to one of its debtor Customers. The Bank’s Customers and the General Public are hereby kindly urged to disregard these false statements as nothing could be further from the truth. There was no directive or Order issued by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to…

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Airtel Promotes Corporate Philanthropy at Premiere of Touching Lives Season 4

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has reaffirmed its positioning as a key promoter of corporate philanthropy and responsible social investments as it calls on corporate Nigeria to embrace the culture of giving during the premiere of season 4 of its award-winning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Airtel Touching Lives. Speaking during the high-profile event, which held in Lagos at the Eko Hotel & Suites, yesterday (Sunday, 3rd June), the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, urged Nigerians, especially corporate organizations, to support laudable causes in…

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GTBank – Lagos State Principals Cup Season 9 Enters Group Stage

The draws for the 2018 Principals Cup football competition held at the Corporate Head Office of Guaranty Trust Bank on Thursday 31st May 2018. The season began on April 17, 2018 with zonal preliminaries which featured 594 Teams from 335 Schools in the male and female categories. The competition is open to Schools from the 6 educational districts in Lagos State. A total of 586 matches were played during the zonal preliminaries with 1,448 goals scored. Thirty-Two (32) of these teams – 16 each from the two categories qualified to…

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Fidelity Bank’s Back-To-School Train Storms Egwuare Primary School, Edo State

It was indeed celebration galore for staff and pupils of Egwuare Primary School, Uromi in Edo State as Fidelity Bank Plc provided them with educational supplies, including computer systems, branded school bags, sandals, books and other writing materials to support learning. The Bank’s decision to embark on this initiative was borne out of the need to make life easier for students. The project tagged ‘Back to School’, was initiated and implemented by staff of Uromi Branch under the auspices of the Fidelity Helping Hands Programme (FHHP). The Bank’s intervention in…

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GTBank Implements PIN for 737 Transactions: Everything You Need to Know

Renowned for its simplicity and efficiency, GTBank’s 737 USSD Banking Service is the most robust USSD banking platform in Nigeria, staying miles ahead of its competitors and setting the pace for innovation in mobile banking. The Bank has continued to expand the services and features of the 737 service platform to make banking from a mobile device simple, fast and secure. GTBank recently implemented the use of a Personalized Identification Number (PIN) for completing transactions on the 737 banking platform. This means that customers can now create a 4 –…

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Fidelity Bank: We will catalyse opportunities to deliver better returns, Okonkwo assures shareholders

Fidelity Bank CEO, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo says the bank will catalyze growing opportunities in the Nigerian economy, to deliver good returns to shareholders in 2018. Speaking at the bank’s 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos last week, Okonkwo said the bank would continue to focus on redesigning its systems and processes to enhance service delivery, just as it will deepen cost optimization initiatives to reduce operating expenses and cost-to-service. Whilst shedding light on the evolving dynamics in the financial services industry, Okonkwo noted that the bank will continue to…

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Fidelity Bank Unveils Initiative to Unlock N500m Funding for SMEs

  Fidelity Bank Plc has concluded plans to organise a fair that is expected to provide an opportunity for operators of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) to meet with viable financing organisations. The bank estimated that the initiative would provide SMEs in the country an opportunity to access financing of about N500 million from viable organisations across the globe. The chief executive, Fidelity Bank, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo disclosed this Tuesday while speaking on the ‘Fidelity SME Forum,’ a radio programme that was monitored on Inspiration FM. According to Okonkwo,…

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Court declares Innosson Boss wanted for fraud

Chairman of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma, was on Thursday declared wanted by Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos for fraud.  Innoson whose arraignment for fraud was stalled on five different occasions was again not physically present in court to take his plea in the charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Chukwuma and his company, Innoson Motors Nigeria Ltd, were accused by the EFCC for obtaining properties by false pretence, containers of motorcycle, spare parts and raw materials property of a…

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Billionaire businesswoman, Folorunso Alakija, loses N3m to fraudster

Billionaire businesswoman, Mrs. Folorunso Alakija, on Thursday told an Ikeja High Court how one Vincent Ayewah, an employee of her Rose of Sharon Foundation, allegedly defrauded her of N3m. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Vincent, who was employed by Alakija as a clerk and administrative officer, is standing trial alongside his siblings, Florence and Emmanuel, as well as four others for fraud. The other defendants are Onuwa David, Okoronkwo Chikadibia, Ehizibolo George and Chinyere Awanah. Vincent was accused of defrauding Alakija’s foundation of the fund by forging cheques and conniving…

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ImpactHER Trains Women to Scale up Business, Access Institutional Capital

A non-profit, female-centric organisation, ImpactHER, has successfully concluded the training of female African entrepreneurs on how to access finance from corporate organisations for the growth of their business. The training conference held last week in Canton Concourse, Maroko, Lagos, saw over 100 women engaged in different lines of business in attendance. In her remarks, Founder, ImpactHER, Efe Ukala, explained that the foundation was created to help bridge the financing gap inhibiting female African entrepreneurs in their quest for entrepreneurial success.  “It is to help prepare African female entrepreneurs to access institutional capital…

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The glamour, the glitz as Abdul Bello takes over from Larry Ettah at UAC

Saturday 12th of May, 2018, remains another landmark in the calendars of UAC Nigeria Plc. It was the day Larry Ephraim Ettah anchored the ship of UAC Nigeria Plc, after steering it for 11 years out of his 29 years and 9 months of his engagement with the company and Joseph Ibrahim Danlami Dada, erstwhile Executive Director, Corporate Services, drew down the curtain on his 35 years meritorious service at Nigeria’s biggest conglomerate. Leaders from ‘Corporate Nigeria’ represented by Banks’ CEOs, top company Chief Executives and the government, led by…

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Man loses N80m to Fake Estate Agent

A businessman, Olukorede Roberts, has told an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, how he was defrauded of N80m by a self-styled real estate agent, Jimoh Olawale. Olawale is facing two counts of obtaining money by false pretences and stealing. Roberts, while being led in evidence by Mr. E. A. Jackson, a prosecutor for the Police Special Fraud Unit, gave details of how he was allegedly defrauded by the defendant. The complainant revealed that he gave the money to Olawale for the purchase of a land at Block 2, Plot 1, Onikoyi…

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Nutritionist Commends Chivita’s ‘No-added Sugar’ Commitment

The National Publicity Secretary of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Mr. Olusola Malomo, has hailed the juice making standards of Chivita100% fruit juice, the flagship brand of Chi Limited, and its commitment to ‘no-added sugar’ process, describing it as a healthy substitute for raw fruits. He explained: “100% fruit juice is made from the flesh of fresh fruit or from whole fruit, depending on the type used. It is not permitted to add sugar, sweeteners, preservatives, flavouring or colourings to fruit juices. Chivita 100% complies with these requirements as articulated…

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GTBank Masters Cup Season 7 hit Quarter Finals

The 2018 GTBank Masters Cup went into its Quarter Final stage earlier this week. The matches which were played over two days took place at the Agege Mini Stadium on the 8th & 9th of May 2018. Day one began with Ansar-Ud Deen Girls’ High School, Itire winning its match with Greensprings School, Lekki 7-0 with Aleem Aishat scoring a hat-trick. The second game of the day saw Queens College Yaba edge Corona School, Agbara 1-0. The third game and first game for the boys save Kings college Lagos triumph…

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Kano Billionaire, Isyaku Rabiu Dies In London

Billionaire Kano businessman and Islamic scholar, Isyaku Rabiu, is dead. According to reliable sources who spoke to the News Digest, the cleric passed away after a brief illness in the United Kingdom. He was aged 90 years. A business associate who confirmed the news to the News Digest said he will be buried according to Islamic rites as soon as his body arrives Nigeria. Mr Isyaku founded a major family operated holding company with a history of investment in manufacturing, insurance, banking and real estate. In the 1970s, the group…

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Team Neon wins at the Conrad finals

Afolabi Williams, team leader, Olubusiyi Famobiwo, Menashi Mordi and Osagumwenro Naaman Ugbo, members of Team Neon from Whitesands School, Lagos, have emerged as the 2018 Power Pitch Winner of the Smoke-Free World category of the Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation challenge summit held at the Kennedy Space Centre, Visitor Complex, Florida, USA. The four junior school students made it to the fourth round and final stage of the competition, the only representatives from Nigeria and Africa that participated in the finals. They pitched their idea on a Virtual Farm project,…

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TEAM NEON WINS AT THE CONRAD FINALS

Afolabi Williams, team leader, Olubusiyi Famobiwo, Menashi Mordi and Osagumwenro Naaman Ugbo, members of Team Neon from Whitesands School, Lagos, have emerged as the 2018 Power Pitch Winner of the Smoke-Free World category of the Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation challenge summit held at the Kennedy Space Centre, Visitor Complex, Florida, USA. The four junior school students made it to the fourth round and final stage of the competition, the only representatives from Nigeria and Africa that participated in the finals. They pitched their idea on a Virtual Farm project,…

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Season 7 of The GTBank Masters Cup Enters Quarter Final Stage

The quarterfinals of the 2018 GTBank Masters Cup is set to hold on May 8-9, 2018 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos with 16 male and female teams competing for a semi-final spot in the prestigious tournament. Organized by leading African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, the GTBank Masters Cup is an annual football competition for first-generation and missionary secondary schools geared towards discovering young football talents and inculcating in young people, the values of sportsmanship, camaraderie and fair play. Season 7 of the competition kicked off with a total…

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Total Nigeria Marks World Malaria Day

The Total Group in Nigeria which comprise of Total Nigeria Plc and Total Upstream Companies and her partners (NNPC, NAPIMS, SAPETRO, Petrobras & CCNOC) joined the rest of the world to mark this year’s World Malaria Day. The determination of Total and her partners to eradicate malaria in Nigeria has never waned. The Company has over the years, continued to go into communities to create awareness and educate the Nigerian Populace on how best to protect themselves from malaria. This year the event took place at the Oniyanrin Community, Ibadan, Oyo…

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