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UBA Foundation Launches Read Africa in Liberia

In pursuance of its mission to uplift the lives of the communities in which the United bank for Africa (Plc) operates, UBA Foundation’s initiative, Read Africa is visiting schools in African countries to encourage young children embrace the culture of reading. Read Africa is an initiative of UBA Foundation geared at rekindling the dwindling reading culture amongst African youths. Conceived …

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GCGT Season 7 Crowns Esther Benyeogo As Winner

On Saturday 24th June 2017, Esther Benyeogo the 19 year-old singer was crowned Season 7 winner of God’s Children Great Talent during a live television broadcast of the grand finale at Eko Convention Centre.  She received the show’s grand prize of a 250 million naira management contract, 10 million naira cash and a brand new Kia Rio. The winner’s prize was …

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Heritage Bank Grows Agent Outlets to 400, Moves to Badagry

  With the alarming number of market women, artisans and underserved population who are unbanked, Heritage Bank Plc has deepen its retail banking structure by growing its agent banking base to 400 ‘Corner Shops.’ This is in line with the financial inclusion strategy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, as Heritage Bank Plc launches agent banking services at the coastal …

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“Bring the World Closer Toegther”- Mark Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s New Mission

The new mission of Facebook “Bring the world Closer together” seeks to foster meaningful Virtual communities around the world. The company seeks to transcend from just connecting people which was her initial mission to fostering communities among the now connected people. Zuckerberg, speaking to CNN said the mission is: “To give people the power to build community and bring the …

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Keystone Bank Restates Support for SMEs with Growbiz Account

In line with the Federal Government’s recent drive to support growth of SMEs through its policies; Keystone Bank Nigeria Limited has reiterated its commitment to the support of the growth of small and medium scale enterprises in Nigeria. This sentiment was expressed by the Acting Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Hafiz Bakare. He noted the importance of SME’s to …

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No more ‘Nigerian Music Hour’!!! It’s Nigerian Music 24/7

Iroko, Nigeria’s largest entertainment company, is launching IrokoMusic – a Nigerian music and lifestyle channel for French-speaking Africa on Les Bouquets Canal+ on channel 127 – the new channel will launch on 20 June 2017 and will showcase top Nigerian hits, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The channel will play music videos from our very own Nigerian …

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Nigerian Tech Start-up and Mastercard deliver Cashless Online Shopping Payment Solution

The African e-commerce sector is plagued by cash, with the majority of payments still being made in cash at the point of delivery. Understanding the impact of this challenge, Mastercard has partnered with Nigerian tech start-up, NetPlus to develop an e-commerce solution that will help make cash a thing of the past, for e-retailers and consumers alike. The Mastercard e-commerce …

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Access Bank, Others Take Over Etisalat Nigeria Over $1.72 billion (About N541.8 billion) Debt

A group of Nigerian and foreign banks led by Access Bank PLC have taken over the management of Etisalat Nigeria following a collapse of efforts to reach an agreement with the banks on debt restructuring plan in the protracted $1,72 billion debt impasse. The takeover became effective as at June 15th. Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services, EMTS, promoted by a former …

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GTBank Launches GTPatriot, a Subsidized Banking Package for Nigeria’s Military and Paramilitary Personnel

Foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has launched GTPATRIOT, a unique Salary Account Package which offers Nigeria’s servicemen and servicewomen subsidized banking products and dedicated value added services. The GTPatriot Account allows serving members of the Military and Paramilitary institutions to open accounts with zero minimum balance whilst offering reduced Current Account maintenance fees and access to loans at …

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UBA Wins Again! Emerges Financial Brand of the Decade

  Pan African banking and financial services group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has added yet another laurel to its cap as it emerged the Financial Brand of the Decade at the Marketing Edge Awards which was held over the weekend. The award in recognition of UBA’s innovative and pacesetting role, is a product of painstaking review and assessment …

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