FirstBank appoints Mrs. Oluwande Muoyo as non-executive director

Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, today announced the appointment of Mrs. Oluwande Muoyo as a Non-Executive Director. Mrs. Muoyo joined the board of FirstBank from FBN Holdings Plc., the parent company of First Bank of Nigeria Limited. Speaking on her appointment, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, CEO, FirstBank said, “We are excited to welcome Mrs. Oluwande Muoyo to the FirstBank Board. She brings to the Board her depth of experience which spans over three decades in various leadership and strategic positions across the private…

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SMART MONEY WOMAN: FIRSTBANK PARTNERS ARESE UGWU, UNVEILS TV SERIES OF THE AWARD WINNING BOOK

    First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with Arese Ugwu for the TV adaptation of her best seller, Smart Money Woman. The weekly show – in its first season – is billed to premiere on Africa Magic Showcase on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 9:30pm. The Smart Money Woman is a programme that shows the experiences, sacrifices, struggles and vigour of women in society as they carry out their day to day activities in spite of the gender imbalance in the society, especially in Africa.  The…

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FirstBank’s CEO, Adesola Adeduntan honoured with Forbes Best of Africa Award

  Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr.  Adesola Adeduntan, has been honoured with the Forbes Best of Africa Award. The award presentation was held on Friday, 11 September 2020 at a virtual event by Forbes in conjunction with the Foreign Investment Network (FIN). The online roundtable discussion themed “Harnessing the financial resources and social capital of philanthropy to making a lasting impact” was supported by the World Philanthropy Network and featured a keynote address by former Nigerian President, Chief…

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FBN INSURANCE BROKERS HOSTS WEBINAR TO SENSITISE SMES ON RISK MANAGEMENT AND CYBER SECURITY

FBN Insurance Brokers Limited, a subsidiary of Nigeria’s leading financial services group, FBN Holdings Plc, has announced a webinar to sensitise SMEs on risk management and cyber security. Spearheading discussions at the webinar are seasoned experts on insurance brokerage, cyber security and risk management. The event is themed Risk Management and Business Continuity amidst COVID19 and scheduled for 10:00am on Thursday, 17 September, 2020. To participate in the event, click here to register. Olumide Ibidapo, MD/CEO FBN Insurance Brokers will speak on Risk Management; Harrison Nnaji, Chief Information Security Officer…

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FIRSTBANK PROMOTES CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF STAFF, GRADUATES THIRD SET OF ITS SENIOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (SMDP) PARTICIPANTS

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has graduated 12 successful candidates in the third edition of its Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP). The graduation ceremony held virtually, via the Zoom video conferencing platform on Wednesday, 2 September, 2020. The Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP) is FirstBank’s intensive modular programme for a select group of senior managers to principal managers who are proven leaders in their respective functions and have been identified as central to the Bank’s succession plan. Prior to the 2020 programme, 40 exemplary…

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Ocean Marine’s MD carpets Blogger’s Attempt to Tarnish Company, Chairman’s Reputation

Managing Director of Ocean Marine Solutions Limited (OMSL), Rear Admiral Ameen Ikioda (retd.), has slammed blogger, Mr Jackson Ude, over his tweet in which he imputed wrong and malicious motives into the business transactions of Chairman of the company, Capt. Idahosa Wells Okunbo (Capt. Hosa). In the latest tirade tweeted by one Jackson Ude, whose trade in stock has been to fabricate utter falsehood and disseminate via multiple social media platforms, the pen-for-hire writer alluded to an alleged Trans Forcados Pipeline (TFP) contract, and attached bank statements from January and…

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International Literacy Day 2020: FirstBank Set The Pace With Innovative e-learning Solutions

By Eche Munonye Covid-19 brought a huge challenge to education and literacy, First Bank of Nigeria Limited responded with a Rosetta stone of innovative e-learning initiatives that have far-reaching effects Since 1967 that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have been celebrating International Literacy Day to promote the importance of literacy and education, every September 8 had witnessed book gifting, book reading and related activities are undertaken by the UN body and its coalition of partners. But this year is a departure as such enshrined activities are…

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2020: GTBank’s mid year profit before tax hits ₦109.7bn

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its audited financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2020 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. The half year result reflects GTBank’s leading position as one of the best managed financial institutions in Africa. The Bank’s loan book grew by 8.1% from ₦1.502trillion recorded as at December 2019 to ₦1.624trillion in June 2020 and customer deposits increased by 18.5% to ₦3.001trillion from ₦2.533trillion in December 2019. Profit before Tax closed at ₦109.7billion, representing a decrease of 5.2% over ₦115.8billion recorded in…

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First Bank’s Ibukun Awosika makes movie debut in ‘Citation’

Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has made her debut in a movie produced by award-winning, and proudly Nigerian movie producer, Kunle Afolayan. The movie, Citation, is created to correct one of the greatest ills – rape and sexual molestation – which affect the educational system and indeed societies around the world. Mrs. Awosika plays the role of the dean of a university faculty, overseeing the senate hearing panel of a female postgraduate student (Moremi), played by Temi Otedola, who has been a victim of sexual harassment.…

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MultiChoice reviews prices for DStv, GOtv subscription

MultiChoice says it will effect price adjustments on some DStv and GOtv packages from September 1, 2020. This decision was made after careful consideration of the market and a review of its business operations. “We have made efforts to contain any price adjustments on subscription prices. However, in order to ensure the sustainability of the business we have to consider financial impacts, including inflation as well increased content and operational costs. As such we have reviewed the prices of some of our bouquets so that we can continue to survive…

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