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UBA Emerges Best Bank in Support of Real Sector

Photo: L-R: Adetola Fadeyi, Head Wealth Management, United Capital Plc; Frank Aigbogun, Publisher, Presenting the best bank  in support of the real sector trophy to the Usman Isiaka, Head, Strategic Business Unit, Lagos at the BusinessDay Banking Awards, 2017. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan-African banking group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, at the weekend was recognised […]

Buhari Asked Us to Shift Focus to Northern Nigeria, Says World Bank President

Photo:President of the World Bank Group, Mr. Jim Yong Kim By Oludare Sunday Fase, Washington, DC (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the World Bank Group, Mr. Jim Yong Kim told reporters that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari specifically requested that the group shift it focus to the northern region. Mr Kim disclosed this during a press […]

To Make Progress, We Must Prioritise SMEs, Creative Sector –Elumelu

Photo: L-R: John Rice, Vice Chairman GE; Tony Elumelu, Chairman Heirs Holdings and Vice President Of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osibanjo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of African proprietary investment company, Heirs Holdings, Tony O. Elumelu, CON has called on the government to prioritise SMEs, the Creative Sector and access to electricity to drive job creation, inclusive […]

Baru Has Transformed NNPC Trading Company From Debtor Status To Profitability, Says Aide

Photo: Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director (GMD) Dr. Maikanti Baru (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director (GMD) Dr. Maikanti Baru has reaffirmed his commitment to consolidate the NNPC group, especially its trading arm for efficiency and profitability. Since assuming duty, Dr. Baru has secured about $2 billion discounts […]

FirstBank Collaborates with NESG to Host the Abuja 23rd Economic Summit

Photo caption: Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma and Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika during the 23rd Nigeria Economic  Summit  in Abuja. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of the continued commitment to drive thought leadership, policy influencing initiatives and sustainable national economic development, First Bank […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts African Entrepreneurs

Photo caption: L-R: Chief Operating Officer, The Tony Elumelu Foundation(TEF), Mrs Owen Omogiafo; Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Parminder Vir; Company Secretary, Mr. Obong Idiong; Programme Manager, Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, Onajite Emerhor-Ogwu. Lagos, Nigeria, 5 October 2017 – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s largest philanthropy focused on supporting entrepreneurship, today announced that the 3rd […]

FG Released N336b Capital Funds to MDAs in Q1 2017

Photo: Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has, to date, released N336 billion from the 2017 Budget to Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies for the funding of capital projects in the first quarter of 2017. The balance of N14 billion is being processed, pending resolution of some formalities within the […]

FirstBank Celebrates Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week: Promoting Random Acts of Kindness

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited has initiated a whole week of celebrating its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) initiatives from September 25 – 29, 2017. The historical FirstBank CR&S week themed ‘Promoting Kindness; Putting You First’ would witness the culmination and consolidation of the Bank’s interventions in social responsibility, promoting random acts […]

UBA Delights Customers with Callback Technology

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It would appear that the United Bank for Africa Plc has carved a niche for itself and gone way above its peers with its deployment of Al-powered Callback Technology. The Al-Powered Callback Technology is one that enables the bank to call back customers instantly when they contact the bank for one reason […]

OPEC Extends Nigeria’s Exemption On Oil Production Cut

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee, JMMC has extended the exemption granted Nigeria on the output cut which was imposed on member countries in January 2017. The meeting of the body which held Friday in Vienna, Austria, upheld Nigeria’s position that the exemption, which was […]

Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs to Receive Tech Support from Microsoft

Photo: L-R – Philanthropy & CSR Lead MSFT Nigeria, Sola Amusan; Director, Group Marketing and Corporate Communications, Heirs Holdings, Pelumi Fadairo ; GM Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso; CEO Tony Elumelu Foundation, Parminder Vir; Marketing and Operations Director Microsoft Nigeria, Ade Ajayi, during an MOU signing between the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Microsoft. — (AFRICAN EXAMINER) […]

Dangote Begs Public to Help Monitor Truck Drivers

Photo: Dangote cement trucks …Sets up Hotline for Incident Reports (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Management of Dangote Industries Limited (Dangote Group) has issued a passionate appeal to members of the public to assist in monitoring and reporting both recklessness and illegal haulage of contrabands goods by some of its truck drivers. The company has also […]

At Chatham House, Elemelu Says Negative Narrative is Africa Greatest Challenge

Photo: Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu *Calls for urgent reset to attract global capital to drive job creation and reduce poverty AFRICAN EXAMINER – At a gathering of senior policymakers and developments experts hosted by UK’s leading foreign policy institute, the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, spoke on a panel alongside United Kingdom Minister […]

FirstBank Set to Disburse N15bn to Private Schools

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It is the beginning of another school term and as students return to school after the long holidays, First Bank of Nigeria Limited remains committed to supporting schools with their business requirements to enhance preparations for the school year. FirstBank has developed an array of products and solutions targeted at enabling schools […]

Ebonyi Tackles Federal Government Agencies Over Unremitted Funds

From   Ignatius   Okpara, Abakaliki The governor David Nweze Umahi, led administration  in Ebonyi state, South-east Nigeria, has threatened to drag some federal government owned establishments operating in the state to court over alleged tax evasion and failure to make remittances due to the state. The state Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Dennis Ekumankama, gave […]

Uber Picks Expedia’s Khosrowshahi as New CEO

Photo caption: Dara-khosrowshahi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uber’s board has selected Dara Khosrowshahi, the head of Expedia, to serve as its new chief executive, according to two people familiar with the decision, as the troubled Silicon Valley company looks to turn over a new leaf. The unanimous vote on Sunday came after months of infighting, leaks […]

Press Release: Your UBA Card Can Be Used On Any Site, Anywhere

Dear Esteemed Customer, In our relentless bid to continuously provide excellent services to our customers, we work hard to protect your transactions and Identity. We recently sent you correspondence indicating that your cards would be protected from certain risky sites. We have listened to  you and have heard that this is not in line with […]

FirstBank Promotes Over 3000 Staff

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited has promoted over 3000 of its workforce in its recent promotion exercise targeted at rewarding staff for strong performance in driving the Bank’s business. The Bank in recognition of the hard work and contributions of staff rolled out unprecedented promotions across board, moving up over 3000 staff […]

Finish your Refinery Before 2019 -FG Begs Dangote

Photo caption: L-R: Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu; Group Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects & Portfolio Development, Dangote Industries  Limited, Devakumar Edwin; and President/CE, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, during the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources working visit to Dangote Oil Refinery, Petrochemical and Fertilizer Projects in Lekki. (AFRICAN […]

Transcorp Posts Strong Half-Year Results, Records 134% Profit Growth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), Nigeria’s foremost conglomerate, has announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017, showing significant growth in key financial indicators. The company recorded N4.2bn as profit after tax (PAT) for the half-year ended 30th of June 2017, translating into 134 per cent growth compared […]

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