Firstbank Sustains Positive Impact, Welcomes Back Customers

FirstBank; Nigeria’s leading financial institution and Africa’s Bank of Choice has expressed its appreciation to the public – especially its customers – for their continued patronage of its services during the COVID 19 lockdown, whilst assuring the public that stringent measures have been implemented to ensure its branches and locations across the country operate in line with the health and safety guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Expressing the Bank’s delight at welcoming customers to its branches and locations from Monday,…

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COVID-19: Access Bank Set To Open 10 ‘CLOSA’ Branches.

As part of its commitment to increase customers’ access to banking services in communities across the country, Access Bank has concluded plans to commission 10 Access “CLOSA” outlets in six cities in Nigeria. “CLOSA” branches are Access Bank Branded Cabins situated in Metropolitan areas offering banking services to its customers. This is also a timely intervention to mitigate the effect of restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Access “CLOSA” branches will be located not less than 3km or more than 20km from the nearest existing Access Bank branch and will…

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Over 9.5 Million Nigerian Use Firstbank’s *894# USSD Banking Service

Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that it’s *894# Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), Quick Banking service has hit over 9.5 million customers. This is in a clear demonstration of its acknowledged leadership in electronic Banking. The Bank’s USSD banking service, launched in January 2015, is an easy to use, convenient, fast, user-friendly mobile banking channel through which various banking activities are carried out on a mobile phone – across the four major GSM network operators in the country – without the use…

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Access Bank To Splash Millions On Customers…

Access Bank Plc is set to splash millions of naira on lucky customers who will emerge winners in the forthcoming DiamondXtra monthly draw scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. According to Adaeze Ume, Group Head, Retail Products and Segments, Access bank Plc, “We have been encouraging our customers to stay safe and stay connected by using our various digital channels this period. We know these are trying times and our customers need funds to pay essential domestic bills, send money to their loved ones and also save…

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Fresh $319m Abacha Loot In UK, France – US

United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced that another $319m (N121bn) Sani Abacha, former Nigeria military dictator, loot is in the United Kingdom and France. This comes about a week after Nigeria got $311 million Abacha Loot from the US and the Bailiwick of Jersey. “The funds returned last week are distinct and separate from an additional $167m in stolen assets also forfeited in the United Kingdom and France, as well as $152m still in active litigation in the United Kingdom,” the embassy said in a statement on Wednesday. It…

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Lockdown: Interstate Travel Fuels COVID-19 Spread, Says El-Rufai…As Kwara, Oyo, Rivers Arrest 251

Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said illegal interstate travel is spiking coronavirus spread in the state. El-Rufai, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adeyeye, in a statement on Friday, said the majority of COVID-19 cases in the state had travel history. El-Rufai said the development had increased the danger of community transmission “now being recorded in some mainly rural local governments as the borders of the state”. The statement said, “The Standing Committee, on COVID-19 appeals for the vigilance and active involvement of all citizens in the effort to avert this peril.”…

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Gov. Wike In showdown With Police For Sabotaging Lockdown Order, Over 200 People Arrested So Far.

Governor Nyesom Wike has lampooned the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command for sabotaging the lockdown order through the issuance of illegal letters to companies. Wike, who monitored the lockdown in parts of Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt local government areas, disclosed that the level of compliance was up to 95 percent. He said: “I want to commend Rivers people for the level of support they have shown. The level of compliance is quite satisfactory. It is more than 95 percent within the two Local Government Areas.” “It is…

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Lafarge Africa Announce Retirement Of Company’s Chairman

Lafarge Africa has announced the retirement of Mobolaji Balogun as the Chairman of the company effective June 4. The company said this in a statement by Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, Director, Communications, Public Affairs, and Sustainable Development, posted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange website. It said Balogun had notified the Board of Directors of his intention to retire voluntarily as Chairman and step down as a member of the Board after the conclusion of the 2020 Annual General Meeting. The statement said Balogun served for 15 years, having joined the board in…

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Pastor Arrested For Defiling Siblings Aged Six, Seven, Eleven; Another Impregnates His Teenage Daughter

A Pastor has been arrested by operatives of the Edo State Police Command for allegedly defiling three siblings and another underaged girl. This and other alleged rape crimes were announced in a statement by the spokesman of the Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor. The spokesman said the command was also investigating a case of the alleged rape, which was transferred from the Iguobazuwa Divisional Headquarters. He explained that the preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, a 38-year-old man from Okosa community in Iguobazuwa, had unlawful carnal knowledge of his biological daughter,…

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COVID-19: Ecobank Nigeria Opens More Branches Nationwide

Ecobank Nigeria has encouraged its customers to obey the COVID-19 rules, emphasizing the importance of social distancing to check the spread of the Coronavirus, especially when visiting the branches. The bank, which gave this advice in a mail to customers, also thanked them for their dedication and continued patronage while confirming that more branches are being opened to decongest those already opened for business since the easing off of lockdowns across the country. Responding to media inquiries in Lagos, Head of Branch Network, Ecobank Nigeria, Titiloye Olarinde, said Ecobank takes…

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