UBA Group Launches Full Banking Operations in the UK

Three weeks after the UBA group launched its operations in Mali, the global financial city of London hosted a high-level gathering of business and public sector leaders on Thursday, February 28, 2019, as the new UBA franchise, UBA UK was formally birthed in the United Kingdom amidst high expectations. At the upscale ceremony which held at The Prestigious Shard in the city of London, UBA UK was formally introduced to business leaders across Europe and Africa with a commitment from the UBA Group of its readiness to galvanize trade and commerce between…

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How Leo won a million hearts in 12 months…More than one million Africans now bank on Leo

With ever-increasing customer expectations of quick service and near real-time transactional support, United Bank for Africa (UBA) committed resources to Artificial Intelligence (AI) a year ago, birthing Leo, a Banking Chatbot that helps customers carry out key banking transactions anywhere, using mobile devices and personal computers. Leo can be accessed via Facebook or WhatsApp.  “Our customers are increasingly asking for mobile services that make their lives easier, and Leo is becoming a growing choice for his convenience and personal solutions,” says Austin Abolusoro, who heads Online Banking at UBA.  Leo combines…

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Osinbajo Accident Helicopter Encountered Heavy Brownout During Landing—AIB

According to AIB report on the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recent Helicopter accident, that occurred at Kabba, Kogi State. The Commissioner said the Operator Failed To Carry Out Safety, Risk Assessment Of Landing Area Prior To Dispatch Of Flight Says Caverton did Conduct Site Survey Of Landing Field Prior To Flight. The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has stated that it initial findings into the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Helicopter Agusta AW139 Helicopter with registration number 5N- -CML and serial number: 31389, which crashed in Kabba, Kogi State, encounter a heavy brownout at…

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UBA Extends Africa Footprint, commences Full Operations in Mali

The pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc on Monday commenced full banking operations in Mali, extending its footprint and fulfilling the aspiration of deepening banking penetration in Africa. The launch of UBA Mali brings to 20, the number of African countries, where the Group currently operates, with global operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. The launch of the bank’s latest addition in Mali was occasioned by his Excellency, the President of the Republic of Mali, Mr. Ibrahim Aboubacar Keita who gave an…

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AYODEJI OMOBOYE WON THE 2018 ONE LAGOS FIESTA, RECEIVES CAR PRIZE.

Lagos State Government has presented a brand new Car to the winner of the star prize in 2018 One Lagos Fiesta (OLF) raffle draw, Ayodeji Omoboye, a resident of Igbogbo in Ikorodu at a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Alausa Ikeja.  L-R  Mrs. Abosede Adelaja, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Aramide Giwanson, the Special Adviser, Arts and Culture, Mr. Ayodeji Omoboye, winner of OLF 2018 Raffle Car, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Gbenga Adesanya, Orenuga…

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Hard Work, Resilience, A Long Term Vision And Luck, Everyone Needs A Little Help… Tony Elumelu New Year Message

In business, the role luck plays in success and personal achievement is rarely discussed. If luck is mentioned, it is done with slight condescension, and usually dismissed as a product of hard work, not deserving significant attention, hard work is paramount. According to Elumelu in his new year message, has in the past written extensively about the importance of working hard the history and his own experiences show that there is often a large element of success that hard work alone cannot explain. It is simply not true that “you…

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Key Things Speakers Told The Audience At the 2018 Vice-Presidential debate.

  Mr. Peter Obi of People Democratic Party (PDP), Yemi Osinbajo of All Progressives Congress(APC),  Mrs. Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Mrs. Umma Getso of Young Progressives Party (YPP) and  Mr. Ganiyu Galadima who represents the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), organised by Nigeria Election Debate Group, NEDB and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON)   The five vice presidential aspirants including Nigeria’s Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo addressed the audience at the 2018 Vice-Presidential debate held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, the discussion became aligned to the best ways to…

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UBA Academy Gets CIBN Accreditation for Excellence in Training, Capacity Building

In recognition of its high standard, quality of human resources development, training and capacity building, The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has certified and awarded UBA Academy the certificate of accreditation in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Competency Framework for the banking industry . UBA Academy, the dedicated learning and development centre of the Pan African financial institution,  United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, was accorded the new recognition of excellence at a ceremony presided over by the President/Chairman of Council of the institute, Dr. Uche…

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Heirs Holdings Signs $600 million Facility Deal with Afrexim Bank, to scale its Energy Investments.

 Chairman, Heirs Holdings Group, Mr. Tony Elumelu and President of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Dr. Benedict Oramah, during the signing of $600 million Facility Deal between Afreximbank and Heirs Holdings Group to scale Heirs Holding’s Energy Investments in Africa… in Cairo, Egypt.   As a further demonstration of the African Export-Import Bank’s (“Afrexim”) mandate to facilitate the growth of intra-Africa trade and support the development of African businesses, Afrexim signed financing facilities totaling US$600 million with the Heirs Holdings Group, a pan-African proprietary investment holding company. Heirs Holdings has significant investments across Africa,…

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Arik Air Reinstates Flights To Warri, Gombe, MMA2 As FAAN Suspends Action

Arik Air has reinstated flights to Osubi Airport, Warri and Gombe Airport as well as move all Port Harcourt bound flights back to Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) with immediate effect. A statement which was signed by the PR & Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola, said that the airline decided to reinstate flights following the suspension of an earlier decision by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria’s (FAAN) to withdraw Aviation Security(AVSEC), firefighting and rescue services to the airports. The statements said that Arik Air regrets any inconvenience the earlier closure…

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