Standard Bank sponsors Multilateral UK-Africa Investment Summit in London

Standard Bank is partnering with the UK Government to sponsor the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, which will be held in London on January 20, 2020. The Summit will create new lasting partnerships between UK and African businesses, governments and institutions to deliver more investment, jobs and growth. These partnerships will benefit people and businesses across Africa and the UK. Hosted by the Prime Minister, the Summit will bring together UK and African businesses, African leaders and delegations, international institutions and young entrepreneurs. The summit will cover topics including: Trade and…

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Eclat Healthcare partners Edo State to drive health improvement programme

Interswitch Limited, a leading technology-driven company focused on the digitisation of payments in Nigeria and other countries in Africa, has announced that eClat Healthcare Limited, an Interswitch Group company, has partnered with Edo State in its mission to improve healthcare delivery through technology and innovation. This announcement follows the recent launch of the state’s compulsory healthcare insurance scheme, under the direction of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, recently. This is following the launch of the first phase of disbursement of the BHCPF (Basic Healthcare Provision Fund) to states through the National…

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Mediacraft Associates crowned PR agency of the year

Mediacraft Associates has emerged winner of the Public Relations Consultancy of the Year Award at the just concluded Lagos PR Industry Gala & Awards (LaPRIGA), held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was double honours for the consultancy firm at the event, as its CEO, Mr. John Ehiguese, also bagged the PR Practitioner of the Year Award. The agency clinched the prestigious award for its ‘creativity, and how it deploys global best practices and processes in rendering qualitative services to its numerous clients’. Presenting the award, Mallam Mukhtar…

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Stanbic IBTC wins double honours at CIPM Awards

Photo Caption: (L-R) Tosin Leye-Odeyemi, Head, Reward, Analytics & Reporting, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC; Olufunke Amobi, Country Head, Human Capital, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC; Titilope Ihemetu, Acting Head, Strategy Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria; Alhaji Ibrahim, Member of Governance Committee, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, during the CIPM Awards in Lagos recently .>/strong> Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC has won double honours at the HR Best Practice Awards organised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM). At an event which took place at the Eko…

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Stanbic IBTC named among top 10 brands making impact

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has been named amongst the Top 10brands making a difference in Nigeria. The first-ever Nigeria Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Ranking 2019 recently released by TRUCSR reflected that Stanbic IBTC Bank emerged number 10 on the list of Top 50 Brands making a difference in Nigeria. The Top 50 list is made up of companies from diverse sectors such as Banking, Oil & Gas, FMCG, Telecomms, Power, Pay TV, Tech, NGO, and Health, who are investing in highly…

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Financial Services Innovators launch Nigerian Industry Innovation Sandbox

The Financial Services Innovators (FSI) – a community of fintech enthusiasts passionate about driving innovation in the financial services industry recently launched the Nigerian Industry Innovation Sandbox at the sidelines of EFInA’s Financial Inclusion Conference in Lagos. This effort which is supported by over N250 million naira in multi-year grant funding from Flourish and EfINA, is intended to lower the barriers to innovation within the financial services ecosystem. With this industry innovation sandbox, any innovators can register as a member of the Financial Services Innovators at www.fsi.ng and access a…

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Workbarn consulting kick starts initiative to help 500 young Nigerians secure jobs by 2020

Workbarn Consulting, a human resources and management consulting firm, has kick started a CSR initiative which aims to guide individuals to align their career goals for professional success. Tagged ‘CareerBantersWithIfeadi’, the initiative is the brainchild of Ifeadi Anigbogu, a human resources, advocacy and management professional. The first edition of the initiative was held recently at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. ‘CareerBantersWithIfeadi’ played host to over 30 young professionals who experienced intensive practical coaching sessions on how to get jobs and excel in their careers. Speaking on the initiative, the…

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Interswitch boss mentors young entrepreneurs at CcHUB

Group managing director / founder, Interswitch Group Mitchell Elegbe, has advised business owners to identify problems in their environments and find ways to create solutions for them, noting that businesses earn more by solving real problems. Speaking on Thursday, November 28, 2019 during a Breakfast Chat series at the Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), Yaba, Lagos, Elegbe stressed on the importance of identifying the reason for embarking on a business venture – to solve a problem or make money. He explained that to stand out in business, it is important to identify…

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Stanbic IBTC promotes utilization of technology for social change in society

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting technological initiatives and fostering partnerships that would result in better living conditions for the citizenry. Mrs Bridget Oyefeso-Odusami, Group Head, Marketing and Communications, Stanbic IBTC, made this assertion at the Breakfast Session to herald this year’s edition of Techplus. Mrs Oyefeso-Odusami’s comments were coming on the heels of a presentation by Mr. Ahmad Modibbo, Founder/ CEO North-East Humanitarian Innovation Hub (NEIH), a social enterprise, on the firm’s involvement in a technological project that produces…

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AMCON recovers 61% of EBA purchase price as Senate backs speedy recovery

The Chairman Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Uba Sani, has declared that the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the leadership of current Senate President, Ahmed Lawan will join forces with the executive arm of government to wedge serious and sustained war against obligors of Management of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), whom he described as economic saboteurs who must be made to repay the over N5trillion outstanding debt owed the corporation. In a related development, Ahmed Lawan Kuru, the managing director/CEO,…

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