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Elumelu to Tour East Africa On Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure

LAGOS, NIGERIA – Entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu will lead a 5-day working visit to East Africa, where he will meet with national leaders of Kenya and Uganda. In his capacity as Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr. Elumelu will travel to Uganda (April 10) and Kenya (April 12) to meet with […]

N605m Fraud: EFCC Drags Heritage Bank CEO, Sekibo to Court

Photo: Heritage Bank CEO, Ifiesimama Sekibo By Ayo Balogun, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This is not the best of times for the Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Ifiesimama Sekibo as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has dragged him before a Federal High Court in Lagos over an alleged N605,321,051.05 fraud. In the charge sheet marked […]

UBA Strengthens Brand Affiliation on Nigerian Campuses, Unveils 30 Ambassadors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has launched the second edition of its Campus Ambassador Programme with the induction of 30 new brand ambassadors. The UBA Campus Ambassador Programme is an initiative to identify young emerging leaders among students of tertiary institutions and give them a unique and highly rewarding learning […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation Selects 1,000 Entrepreneurs for 2018 Programme

Photo: L-R: Director of Partnerships, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Mrs Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu; Member, Board of Trustees, TEF, Mr. Alex Trotter; Founder, TEF, Mr. Tony Elumelu; CEO, TEF, Parminder Vir; and Member, Board of Trustees and wife of the Founder, Dr Awele Elumelu, during the selection announcement of (TEF) 10-year, $100 million Entrepreneurship Programme, held in Lagos. […]

Senate Confirms 2 New CBN Deputy Governors, Rejects 1 MPC Nominee

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has confirmed the appointments of two new Deputy Governors (DG) of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN. The new apex Bank appoitees are: Mrs. Aisha Ahmad and Mr. Edward Adamu. Similarly, the upper Legislative Chamber approved the nomination of three out of four members of the Monetary […]

FirstBank’s PLAS: Meeting Your Pressing Financial Needs in No Time

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Salary accounts can do more than just receive monthly pay; they have inherent wealth that can be unlocked to help you achieve dreams that make you fulfilled on your job and be on top of situations at home and at work. First Bank of Nigeria Limited creates opportunities for salary accounts holders […]

China Development Bank, UBA Sign Letter of Intent for $100m Loan to SMEs in Africa

Photo: Group Managing Director/CEO, UBA Plc, Kennedy Uzoka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, a pan-African banking group and China Development Bank (CDB), the world’s largest development finance institution, on February 27, 2018 announced the signing of a letter of intent for  $100 million seven-year to finance the development of small and […]

China Bank, UBA Sign $100m Loan Deal to Support SMEs in Africa

Photo: Sitting from L: DG, Global Cooperation Department – Americas and Africa, China Development Bank(CDB),  Mr Jin Tao and GMD/CEO, UBA Plc, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka. Standing: President of CDB, Mr. Zheng Zhijie and Chairman of UBA Plc, Mr Tony Elumelu —- (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, a pan-African banking group and China […]

UBA Foundation Brings Comfort to Students of Usman Danfodiyo University

Photo: Photo: Commissioning of Pedestrian Bridge at Usmanu Danfodiyo University 1: L-R: ED, North, UBA, Ibrahim Puri; VC, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Prof Abdu Zuru; GMD/CEO, UBA Plc, Kennedy Uzoka; Sokoto State SSG, Prof. Bashir Garba; and representative of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Kabiru Usman. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UBA Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility Arm […]

Firstbank Launches Its Virtual Community For Women

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely two months after First Bank of Nigeria Limited celebrated the one year anniversary of FirstGem, its lifestyle offering for women, the Bank has announced the launch of a website specifically designed to build a virtual community of like-minded women in order to encourage interactions among them, whilst importantly focusing on key […]

Elumelu Seeks More Int’l Multilateral Organisations’ Support For Entrepreneurship in Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Mr. Tony Elumelu, has stressed the need for global organisations and multinational institutions to support the much-needed growth in the African continent; adding that ultimately, such growth will affect the world positively. Elumelu, who pointed this out on […]

Failing, Lopsided Global Economy Persist in 2017 – Report

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The gap between the super-rich and the rest of the world was said to be widened last year, leaving a small minority continued to own wealth. Oxfam made the submission in its latest global richest report. The firm has produced similar reports for the past five years; including the 2017 […]

FirstBank Internet Banking Upgraded to Promote e-Banking Efficiency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In order to maintain its leading edge in banking technology, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has upgraded its Internet Banking Solution, FirstOnline, with improved features to promote and safeguard the electronic banking experience of customers vis-à-vis payment efficiency, versatility and productivity in their business transaction. The user friendly and secure internet banking […]

CBN Rewards FirstBank’s Fight Against Electronic Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was another night of reward, with FirstBank showcasing the strength of its brand by winning  two of the three awards up for grab in the keenly contested Nigerian Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) 2017 Annual Dinner and Awards Night held at the Federal Palace Hotel on the 14th of December 2017. FirstBank […]

Firstmonie Agent Now in Every Neighbourhood!

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imagine a walking, talking ATM. No it is not a machine, Firstmonie agents are humans like you, except you can now perform a majority of your banking transactions with them without stepping into a banking hall.  With this bespoke channel, FirstBank is committed to empowering individuals without bank accounts and bridging the […]

UBA Wins Big at The Bankers Award; Crowned African Bank of the Year

Photo: (L-R) –  Former BBC correspondent, Mr. Michael Buerk; Chief Executive, UBA Capital(Europe) Limited, representing UBA Group, Mr. Andrew Martin; and  Editor,  Middle East and Africa, The Banker. Mr. James King, during  The Banker Awards 2017  in London. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has once again proven its […]

FirstBank Unveils the Universities’ Ethics Challenge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with the CFA Society Nigeria to host the Universities’ Ethics Challenge. The event which is scheduled for November 9 – 12, 2017 is one of the educational outreach programmes designed by CFA Society Nigeria for university students; it aligns with FirstBank’s Corporate Responsibility […]

UBA Head of Marketing Wins top Marketing Professional Award

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa Plc has continued to make waves on the continent adding more laurels to its ever-increasing list of achievements. The Bank’s Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Bola Atta was recognised as the Top Marketing Professional in West Africa at the 7th Marketing World Awards (MWA) […]

FirstBank Supports 2017 Down Syndrome Awareness Week

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – FirstBank has pledged its support for The 2017 Annual Awareness Week of the Down Syndrome Foundation, scheduled for Monday, October 23 – 27.  The 2017 edition is not the first time the Bank is supporting this initiative, as the Bank has over the last 8 years partnered and participated in a number […]

UBA Introduces Video Live Chat with Co-browsing Technology

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In recent times, customer behaviour and expectations are ever-evolving and with this challenge, comes the need to meet their needs as well as ensure, new offerings are at the forefront of technological evolution. On the back of this development, UBA a leading innovative player in Financial Services is finding new ways to […]

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