Access Bank Partners She Leads Africa to empower female SMEs

The first phase of #SheMeansBusiness, a Facebook programme aimed at empowering female SMEs on how to leverage digital platforms to drive growth in their businesses, was recently concluded by Access Bank Plc in partnership with She Leads Africa. The training, aimed at scaling up the skills of small business owners to take advantage of the captive market on social media platforms in Nigeria and beyond, kicked off in June and has held in Abuja, Lagos, Enugu and Ibadan, with over 500 female business owners in attendance. A statement from the…

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Euromoney Awards: GTBank Named Best Bank In Africa

One of the leading financial institutions in Nigeria, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, has been named the Best Bank in Africa 2019 by Euromoney at its annual Awards for Excellence, which held in London on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. GTBank was also named the Best Bank in Nigeria for a record ninth time, reflecting the Bank’s position as one of the best managed financial institutions in the country, with strong and focused leadership that keep the business in a constant state of re-invention and…

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Ecobank empowers customers through Wealth Creation

Ecobank Nigeria Limited, has reiterated it’s commitment towards supporting businesses to achieve sustainable wealth passed down from one generation to another, through its advisory arm. This was made known by the Managing Director, Mr. Patrick Akinwuntan. Akinwuntan, said this at the weekend, during a breakfast session organised for its premier banking customers in conjunction with its Securities, Wealth and Asset Management (SWAM) in Lagos. He said Ecobank was committed to having regular sessions to educate its premier customers on ways to ensure their businesses outlive them and successfully transit to…

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Fidelity Bank MD advises Audit Executives on Technology Innovations

Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, the Managing Director, Fidelity Bank plc, has advised Chief Audit Executives (CAE) to adopt technology innovations in tackling imminent risk and opportunities that come with technology advancement in banking. He said this at the 42nd Quarterly Meeting of the association of Chief Audit Executives (ACAEBIN) where banks’ CAE, representatives from fintech companies and representatives from the Central Bank of Nigeria gathered to discuss ‘Internal Audit and The New Digital Frontier.’ Okonkwo was represented by the Deputy Managing Director, Fidelity Bank Mr. Mohammed Balarabe. He said: “By the…

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Ecobank wins Most Admired Financial Services Brand award

Ecobank has won the award for Most Admired Financial Services Brand in Africa. Brand Africa, which released the top 100 brands in Africa recently, also listed Dangote conglomerate, MTN Group and Anbessa shoe of Ethiopia as highly admired brands in different categories. Brand Africa 100 is involved in a pan-African survey and valuation of brands in Africa, to create a unique index and ranking for the Best Brands in Africa. Brand Africa 100 believes that one of the key catalysts for Africa’s growth, competitiveness and reputation lies in developing and…

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Fidelity Bank launches Exclusive Education Advisory Forum

The Private Banking Division of Fidelity Bank Plc, recently organised an exclusive advisory forum in Lagos. The forum was aimed at providing sufficient information and guidance for select clients who wish to have their children study abroad. In her opening remarks at the event, the Divisional Head, Private Banking, Fidelity Bank Plc, Chioma Nwankwo, was quoted in a statement to have noted that, “Studying abroad is becoming more popular among Nigerian students as the country itself continues to pursue integration into the international landscape. “The demand for professionals with global…

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Otedola concludes sale of shares in Forte Oil’s fuel, upstream businesses

Mr Femi Otedola, the Chairman of Forte Oil Plc, has announced the completion of the sale of all his shares in the firm’s downstream and upstream businesses. Forte Oil had disclosed on December 24, 2018, the divestment by its majority shareholder, with Otedola saying he had reached an agreement with the Prudent Energy team, investing through Ignite Investments and Commodities Limited, to divest of his full 75 per cent direct and indirect shareholding in the company’s downstream business. Otedola, on his verified Instagram handle on Wednesday, said he had exited…

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Ecobank set to support Nigeria movie industry

Mr Patrick Akinwuntan, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, says the bank is set to support the Nigerian movie industry to project everything good about Nigeria. Akinwuntan was quoted by a statement on Monday to have said this at the premiere of the movie ‘The Bling Lagosians’ in Lagos. He said Ecobank was determined to support the creative industry as it was most suited in the task of reinventing the Nigeria of ‘our dreams’. He said that the suport was in line with the vision of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to…

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POS collection: Fidelity Bank, NIPOST launch 266 agency banking centres

Fidelity Bank Plc, in collaboration with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) launched 266 agency banking centres in efforts to extend financial services to rural communities and low income segment of the society, to boost financial inclusion in the country. The alliance is also targeting over 1,400 other locations across Nigeria in a short time. Post-Master General of NIPOST, Bisi Adegbuyi, said Fidelity Bank will have its Point of Sale (POS) used in NIPOST facilities nationwide. He explained that following the development, NIPOST’s Financial Services Unit was mandated to establish a…

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Court halts sacking of Tinubu, Boyo as Oando directors by SEC

Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been restrained by a federal High Court, Lagos, from taking any step concerning its imposition of a fine of N91,125,000.00 on the Group Chief Executive Officer of Oando Plc, Mr. Wale Tinubu, and barring him and his deputy, Mr. Omamofe Boyo, from being directors of public companies for a period of five years. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun granted the order yesterday following an ex-parte application accompanied with an affidavit of urgency filed before the court by Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) leading two other senior advocates,…

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