Stanbic IBTC tasks Nigerians on house ownership

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has urged Nigerians to explore the benefits of homeownership by taking advantage of untapped investment opportunities in mortgage offerings. Ruby Onwudiwe, Head, Private Banking, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, made this known at the Stanbic IBTC Blue Talks Webinar titled “All You Need to Know About Buying A House (Mortgage). ”Citing the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Nigeria Report, Onwudiwe said homeownership rate in Nigeria is estimated at 25 per cent of the total population, which implies that over 75…

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Olam Nigeria, IFAD’s Value Chain Development Programme inject N3b into Nigerian economy

Photo caption: Representative of the Commissioner for Agriculture,Benue State, Mr Umar;  a female farmer beneficiary; Group Leader Agatu Rice Farmers and Deputy Chairman of Agatu LGA, Hon Anthony Ekuleno; VCDP- AF1 National Programme Coordinator,Dr. Bala Garba and Traditional ruler of Obagaji, Chief James Ocheje at the launch of the2020 Olam, IFAD-VCDP rice farming initiative and distribution of inputs to farmers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic at Agatu Local Government Area, Benue State,  recently The Nigerian economy has received a boost of over N3 billion, arising from the partnership between…

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Tesleem Kareem: A ranger conservator of uncommon grit

By Frank Meke He is an uncommon Ranger on a mission in a troubled nature enclave. Tesleem Kareem does not leave you in confusion or doubt of his mission to die protecting “mere trees and animals” under his watch in Okomu National Park, the smallest but one of the richest biosphere in south west cum mid west of Nigeria. He is a friend to those who love his protected kingdom for Flora and fauna resources and enemy to those who dare hurt or intrude in the bowel of the nature…

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Chinese ship hijack: Court to determine 10 pirates bail application on July 28

A Lagos Federal High Court, today, adjourned till July 28 to rule on the bail applications filed by 10 persons suspected of hijacking a Chinese fishing vessel, FV Hai Lu Feng II, last May.  Justice Ayokunle Faji fixed the date after taking arguments from their counsel and responses from the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). The defendants are: Frank Abaka, Jude Ebaragha, Shina Alolo, Joshua Iwiki, David Akinseye, Ahmed Toyin, Shobajo Saheed, Adekole Philip, Matthew Masi and Bright Agbedeyi. They are standing trial on three counts of hijacking the vessel…

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