Private sector tourism body, FTAN boycotts UNWTO conference in Nigeria, carpets Lai Mohammed for non committment to promotion of domestic tourism

The umbrella pivate sector tourism body in Nigeria, the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN has announced its plans to boycott the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO conference in Nigeria over the non commitment of the Federal Ministry of Tourism and Culture led by Alhaji Lai Mohammed to the promotion of domestic tourism in the country. Speaking during a news conference in Lagos on Wednesday, the President of FTAN, Nkereuwem Onung stated that Nigeria has no business hosting UNWTO conference, when she has not promoted the growth of…

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Stanbic IBTC boosts customer experience with digital loans solutions

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has said it would continue to boost customer experience through its digital loans. This is part of the company’s efforts to assist Nigerians with gaining access to affordable funding for personal and business use. The non-collateralised loans, consisting of Stanbic IBTC Unsecured Personal Loan, Top-Ups, Smart Loan, EZ Cash, and Device Financing, would help customers access loans ranging from N20,000 to N20 million. All the loans can be accessed from any location 24/7 without having to visit the branch…

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Nkereweum Onung: Why tourism votes must count

By Frank Meke. Nigerian Tourism remains the most talked about sector before and after any dinner outing. Check through the social media and within organised and unofficial quarters, the heavy dosage of lip and eye service devoted to what and how this sector, can play,rightly roles of socioeconomic engagement is legendary. During the military era, it was the most “Preferred sector” and every conference, has it brochured in the most glossy print and the talking goes on. At the advent of Democratic experience under President Obasanjo, a near focal agenda,…

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Court remands BDC Operator over alleged N144m fraud

Justice Yellim Bogoro of a Lagos Federal High Court, has ordered the remand of a Bureau De Change (BDC) operator, Mr. Ibrahim Butali Abdulmumin, in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) till November 21, when his trial over alleged N144 million fraud will commenced. Justice Bogoro ordered the remand of the BDC operator, after he pleaded not guilty to a two count-charge of obtaining by false pretence and unlawful conversion of the sum of N144 million, fraudulenty obtained from a company, to his personal use. Arraigning the 41…

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Stanbic IBTC hosts Women in Tech event

Stanbic IBTC Bank, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has held the second edition of its Women in Tech event. The event is a celebration of women in the Nigerian tech space while encouraging more women and young girls to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It preaches the need to close the gender gap and empower women and young girls to seize the opportunities that the tech world offers. The event, themed “Building a career in tech: break the glass ceiling”, was held on…

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Court remands Ibadan-based businessman over Alleged N816m fraud

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Lagos Federal High Court, today, remanded an Ibadan-based businessman, Oluwabukola Odeleye, in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS), over alleged N186 million fraud and forgery. Justice Oweibo made the remand order after the businessman pleaded not guilty to the five counts charge of fraud and forgery made against him by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Lagos. The businessman was arraigned before the court alongside his company, Beedel Strategic Investment Company Limited on all the counts charge. Arraigning the businessman in a charge…

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