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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GTBank Launches Days of Dorcas Online Photography Competition

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, launches the Days of Dorcas Online Photography Competition. The contest is part of the bank’s Art635 Gallery initiative aimed at promoting Arts and supporting African artists. The online competition gives budding African female photographers,   between the ages of 18 – 39 years, the opportunity to enhance their career in visual arts and photography. To participate in the contest, interested artists/photographers are expected to send in their entries on the theme “The elegance of the African people” via the website; www.art635.gallery/daysofdorcas. Entries close on…

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Fidelity Bank proposes 11k Per Share dividend as profits soar by 94% as PBT Hits N20bn

Fidelity Bank Plc has delivered another set of strong financial results, posting a 94% growth in profits for the year ended December 31, 2017 and is proposing to pay 11 kobo dividend to shareholders. Details of the full year audited results for the top Nigerian lender, released on Monday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), shows impressive growth in all key indices. The performance capped a remarkable 2017FY for the bank which returned to the international capital markets and successfully issued a $400m Eurobond that was over-subscribed by over 200%…

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GTBank Sponsors Nigeria’s Kid Inventors to Global Innovation Challenge

Four junior secondary school students in Nigeria have created a mobile app that could revolutionise agriculture globally. Sponsored by Guaranty Trust Bank plc, they are on the verge of making history at the globally renowned Conrad Challenge Annual Innovation Summit in Florida, USA. Aged between 12 and 14, Mordi Menashi, Gbemi Famobiwo, Afolabi Williams and Osagumwenro Ugbo, all from Whitesands School Lagos and known together as Team Neon, created a VirtualFarm Application which helps farmers manage their farm and connect with their target markets. With its innovation, the team entered…

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CHEF RAPHAEL DUNTOYE IS COMING BACK TO GTBANK FOOD AND DRINK FAIR

Internationally acclaimed Chef Patron of La Petite Maison will be at the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair to facilitate a Masterclass on how to build a successful culinary career. Renowned for his lightness of touch and reverence for the best fresh produce, Chef Raphael began his culinary journey in 1995 when he left a career in engineering to follow a life-long passion for food and cooking. Chef Raphael joined the Butlers Wharf Chef School in 1995 and following his graduation, spent the next five years earning his culinary stripes under…

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Sibahle Mtongana, Host of Siba’s Table, is coming to the GTBank Food and Drink Fair

Food Network star and award winning chef Sibahle Mtongana will be at the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair to facilitate a Masterclass how to succeed as an African chef on the global stage. Best known for the popular Food Network show, Siba’s Table, Sibahle started exploring the world of food during her early years in East London when her Diabetic mom encouraged her to take a healthier and natural approach to cooking. This led her to completing a degree in Food and Consumer Science at Cape Technikon after which…

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LORRAINE PASCALE IS COMING TO THE 2018 GTBANK FOOD AND DRINK FAIR

LORRAINE PASCALE IS COMING TO THE 2018 GTBANK FOOD AND DRINK FAIR British Chef, bestselling author and TV personality, Lorraine Pascale, will be at the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair to treat guests to an exciting Masterclass on how to make the perfect desserts. Before she became one of the biggest names in UK food shows, Lorraine was the first Black British fashion model to appear on the cover of American Elle. Being there and done that, she decided to follow her real passion–cookery–and enrolled for Leith’s Diploma of…

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Queen of Nigerian Street Food is coming to the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair 

Popular Nigerian Chef and co-owner of Eko Street Eat, Chef Imoteda will be at the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair to host a Masterclass on the Art of Plating. Trained at Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Imoteda is the chef instructor and host of two TV shows, Urban Kitchen and Heels in the Kitchen. She is also the co-owner of Eli Street Eat, a company that specializes in bringing innovative twists to Nigerian street food. When she is not making the best of Nigerian street food, training budding chefs or…

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Food Network Star, Sunny Anderson is bringing her unique flavours to the GTBank Food and Drink Fair

Bestselling author and Food Network Personality, Sunny Anderson will be at the GTBank Food and Drink Fair to treat guests to an exciting Masterclass on how to make home cooking easy and exciting. Known for hosting popular shows such as; The Kitchen, Cooking for Real and How’d That Get On My Plate, Sunny is renowned for a cooking style that combines classic comfort foods along with unique flavours inspired by her many travels. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller Sunny’s Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life. Sunny is also a huge football fan…

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Elizabeth Solaru is coming to the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair

Baking aficionado and founder of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, Elizabeth Solaru will be at the GTBank Food and Drink Fair to facilitate a Masterclass on how to make great wedding cakes. Elizabeth was recently named as one of the world’s “Masterful 100.” Her creations have been featured in numerous international publications including Wedluxe, Strictly Weddings and The Telegraph, amongst several others. Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium is regarded as one of the best wedding cake companies in the world. The company creates beautifully handcrafted cakes that are adorned with the most realistic edible…

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Lagos Aglow For GTBank’s 2018 Food and Drink Fair

From the promise of mouth-watering delicacies to the allure of savoury wine tastings, the 2018 GTBank Food and Drink Fair is set to deliver, in 3 days, an experience that will certainly remain unmatched for the entire year. On April 29th, 30th and May 1st, 2018, the third edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair will bring together small businesses in Nigeria’s food sector, more than a dozen internationally renowned chefs and food experts and thousands of food lovers to create the biggest food experience in Africa. Organized by…

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Fidelity Bank alerts the public over malicious story in circulation

The Management of Fidelity Bank Plc has issued a statement over an alleged malicious story been circulated on some online and social media labelling it a ‘a failed blackmail and extortionist attempt.’ Read the statement below Press Statement Our attention has been drawn to spurious allegations against the Bank and its officials, making the rounds online and on social media. The unsubstantiated claims and accusations, designed to mislead the banking and general public are completely false, treacherous and libelous.   This latest attempt to bring the image of the Bank…

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Fidelity Bank Flags Off Digital Banking Awareness Campaign

Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday flagged off a Digital Banking Awareness Campaign Week, as part of concerted efforts to make financial services easy and accessible to its customers. Organised by the Bank’s South-West Directorate, the week-long campaign aptly dubbed “Go Digital” seeks to create awareness on its electronic banking products and services. Speaking at the opening ceremony at the Corporate Head Office in Lagos, Regional Bank Head (RBH), Ikeja, Ken Opara said the campaign is aimed primarily at sensitizing customers on the attendant benefits of using the Bank’s e-products. He…

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Heritage Bank’s MD, Sekibo, Kola Daisi In N605m Fraud Scandal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has charged the Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Ifiesimama Sekibo, before a Federal High Court in Lagos for an alleged fraud of N605,321,051.05. Joined with Sekibo in the charge sheet marked FHC/C/95C/18 is one Kolapo Kola Daisi and a company, Greame Properties Limited. The EFCC, in the first count, alleged that Sekibo,on July 29, 2016, “while being a bank employee, to wit: Managing Director of Heritage Bank, acquired the sum of N180m beyond your legitimate income through Greame Properties Limited, a company owned by…

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GTBank declares N200bn PBT, proposes N2.40/share dividend

Guaranty Trust Bank plc in its audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017, has declared Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N200.2 billion, representing a growth of 21.3 percent over N165.1 billion recorded in the corresponding year ended December 2016. The Bank both listed on the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges, indicated growth in its Gross earnings for the year by 1.1 percent to N419.2 billion from N414.6 billion reported in the December 2016; driven primarily by growth in interest income as well as e-payment revenues. The Bank,…

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