CBN Releases 2018 Economic Forecasts, Targets $40bn For External Reserves

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has released the apex bank’s economic forecast for 2018, even as he announced that the country’s external reserves would hit $40bn next year from $34.3bn as of November 3, 2017.

Mr Emefiele made this known on Friday in the apex bank’s economic forecast for 2018, while also announcing that inflation rate might drop from the current 15.98 per cent to a single digit.

The Punch reports that he hinged his forecasts on the foreign exchange and exchange rate management policies of the apex bank in recent months, which has led to a drop of 65 per cent in the monthly food import bill of the country from an average of $5.5bn to $1.9bn as of June 2017.

The CBN governor released the forecasts at the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Annual Bankers Dinner in Lagos in a speech tagged ‘Policy Options for Sustaining Nigeria’s Economic Upturn.’

According to the CBN governor, the economy has recorded some remarkable improvements in recent times and if the pace continues, the apex bank will adopt a growth-focused monetary policy stand that will see more credit to the economy.

Emefiele said, “We have also seen a significant appreciation of the naira from over N500/$1 to about N360/$1. In addition, we have seen stability in the rate for over six months now. I am glad to note that the exchange rate is not only stable, it is also converging across various windows and segments of the market.

“Since the establishment of the I&E Window, we have recorded about $10bn in autonomous inflows through this window alone.

“This reflects the effect of the increased transparency which that window accords the FX market and its benign impact of improving investors’ confidence and business sentiments. Our reserves have recovered significantly from a low of just over $23bn in October 2016 to over $34.3bn as of November 3, 2017.”

“Today, among the benefits of that policy is the considerable decline in our import bills. From an average of about $5.5bn, our monthly import bill has fallen consistently to $2.1bn in 2016 and $1.9bn by half year 2017. This is indeed commendable.”

“I expect that barring any unforeseen shocks, inflationary pressure will continue to ease; I believe that it may return to very low double-digit or high single-digit levels during the next year. Though the base effect had diminished, I expect that as the socio-economic factors that are driving food inflation are resolved, the inertia therein would dissipate and the pace of headline disinflation will grow.

“Foreign exchange reserves will continue to grow. Over the last 12 months, Nigeria’s FX reserves grew by over $10bn from just over $23bn in October 2016 to over $33bn in October 2017. It is my belief that if we remain resolute with our efforts, policies and actions, we can attain an FX reserve position of about $40bn by end 2018.”

“Exchange rate stability will continue. As we entrench and sustain the transparency in the FX market, as FX reserves accretion continues, and market confidence and improved sentiments remain, I expect that the exchange rate will not only be stable but would begin to appreciate against major currencies.

“The adverse competitiveness outcome, which such appreciation may entail, would be adequately mitigated by proactive policies to ensure that our balance of payments position is not undermined.

“Monetary policy stance could change when the underlying fundamentals become supportive. If the pace of disinflation becomes adequate and we see inflation at predicted levels, I am very optimistic that MPC may begin to see strong justification for an easing of monetary policy, which may further accelerate the recovery process.”

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Amancio Ortega Overtakes Bill Gates, Is Now The World’s Richest Man

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Spanish retailer and Zara founder, Amancio Ortega, is now the richest person in the world, with a $200 million edge over previous leader Bill Gates.

According to Forbes’ real time ranking, Ortega is now worth an estimated $85 billion, up an extra $1.2 billion from last month.

The 81-year-old Ortega has held the top position three times before, but he has always relinquished the lead within a day. Most recently, he surpassed Bill Gates on Tuesday, but by the end of the afternoon he was $100 million behind the Microsoft co-founder. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who held the top spot for a brief period last month is now ranked No. 3 with $82 billion.

A former store clerk, Amancio Ortega founded Inditex with his late ex-wife, Rosalia Mera, in 1975. They grew the business into an international juggernaut that now has a market capitalization of more than $100 billion. The company’s flagship store is Zara, but it also owns Zara Home, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius and Uterque.

 

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Piggybank, Afrotech Girls, Znm Foundation, Tambollo, Others Win SME100 Award

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Every year, SME100Nigeria one of Nigeria’s fastest growing platforms for young entrepreneurs; recognises and celebrates 25 Nigerians under the age of 25 who are doing phenomenal things in Nigeria and contributing to socio-economic development of the country. The Nominee reception and awards ceremony held on Saturday, 26th of August at the Terra Kulture Arena in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The ceremony which was well attended by young entrepreneurs, business managers, innovators, inventors and captains of industries was hosted by Akah Nnani and Seyitan Atigarin. It was an evening of inspiration with words of wisdom and encouragement from Lois Sankey Diamond Bank, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo Senior Pastor Trinity House and Mr Tonye Cole Co-founder Sahara group.

There were also musical performances by Saeon, Jeff Akoh, Ric Hassani and other talented young artists in the Nigerian creative industry.

The keynote speaker was Mr Segun Ogunsanya, CEO Airtel Nigeria who was represented by Emeka Oparah, Head Corporate Communications, Airtel. Emeka Oparah in his address advised young entrepreneurs to continue to strive in their various ventures and employ ethical practices that will set their businesses apart from others. He also spoke on Airtel’s commitment in contributing to entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

The Executive Director of SME100 Nigeria, Charles Odii in his welcome address spoke on the goal and aim of the awards. “The goal of this award is to stimulate an entrepreneurial culture among our youths. We identify young people doing phenomenal work across the country, and shine the spotlight on them so that all others can see them and aspire to set up businesses as well.” He said.

The selection of the finalists was cut down to 100 from 3,500 nominated candidates across the 25 categories of the award. The final 25 winners were decided by the Global Advisory Board of SME100Nigeria based on set down criteria and online voting.

See the full list of the award winners below:

NAME  Company  CATEGORY
1. Maryam Laushi Not too young to run Active Citizenry & Government Engagement
2. Chibuzo Aloizeuwa ACE Palace Farms Agriculture
3. Jekein Lato-Unah Artiste Arts, Craft & Culture
4. Garos Bot Botz Pretty Looks Beauty & Makeup
5. Georgette Monnou Unspoken Words Creative Writing & Content Creation
6. AfroTech Girls Afrotech girls Cyber Security & Technology
7. Abiola Chris-Amusan Rings Nigeria E-Commerce
8. Omozino Eguh Yudimy Education
9. Jennifer Uchendu Susty Vibes Energy & Sustainability
10. Buogo Obi WoodDesignes Environment, Housing & Interior Décor
11. Chinyere Uzuh Qwint Perfect Event Planning
12. Desiree Iyama Desiree Iyama Fashion
13. Joshua Chibueze PiggyBankNG Finance & Fintech
14. Aliyu Abubakar QuickShake Food
15. Precious Obiako Spotlight Skincare Health & Skincare
16. Natalie Obi Ethereal Olores Co. Manufacturing & Logistics
17. Gidado Shuaib Youths’ Digest Media & Communication
18. Tuke Morgan Music
19. Ebiye Performing Arts
20. Rotimi Okungbaye Photography
21. Stephanie Eze Mintville Professional Services
22. Zayyad Nasidi ZNM Foundation Social Entrepreneurship
23. Omimi Okere Qontent Software & Design
24. Georgia Oboh Sport
25. Sikemi Ifederu Tambollo Tourism & Hospitality
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First Ever International Drinks Festival Comes To Lagos This December

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This December promises to be more fun than ever before as Lagos is set to play host to the first ever International Drinks Festival, as brand owners, retailers, and holiday fun seekers will besiege Lagos in the single largest gathering of stakeholders in the drinks’ business ever witnessed in Nigeria.

During an exclusive press conference and elaborate unveiling ceremony held last Thursday in Lagos, Balmoral, organizers of the event and one of Africa’s biggest event management companies revealed that the event, which will take place from the 1st – 3rd December, 2017 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, V.I, is going to be an Exhibition of various drinks brands, Masterclasses with various drink professionals, various summits which will give the attendees opportunities to ask questions and interact with the drink experts.

The festival will also have a lot of interactive fun events to lighten up the atmosphere and introduce various brands to the general public.

The unveiling ceremony, if anything to go by, was an indication of the glamour and finesse that would encapsulate the major event coming in December.

The unveiling brought together members of the press from virtually all the major media outlets, as well as the crème de la crème of the music, movie, and beverage industry and even, the political class.

Guests were treated to a cocktail session on an exquisite artistic floor plan featuring a spirit bar, palmwine joint, and a local beer parlor complete with ladies on stilts, and some standing inside waist-high glass chandeliers. It was a sight to behold!

Coming on the heels of an Euromonitor International (a world renowned business intelligence company) report that Nigeria consumed 36.68 million litres of soft drinks in 2016, its spirits market worth $6 billion, and beer accounting for 55% of the total market share, Balmoral’s First-Ever International Drinks Festival will no doubt take Christmas to a whole new level in Lagos, come December 2017.

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CBN Cautions Nigerian Banks, Others Against E-Payment Penalty

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has cautioned banks and other electronic payment service providers in the country to navigate to the evolving and increasing complex regulatory environment to avoid penalty.

The caution was given by the Director, Banking and Payments System Department, CBN, Mr. ‘Dipo Fatokun, in a statement made available to The Punch.

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Fatokun made this known at the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria Bi-Monthly Forum in Lagos on Saturday, while making a presentation.

In the statement, he described fraud as the biggest challenge facing the electronic payment sector, stressing the need for banks, customers and regulators to tackle it.

 “Electronic payments continue to be a growth story across the world and Nigeria is not an exception, but banks and other service providers face a number of challenges in ensuring that they make the most of this opportunity,” he said.

He said the Nigerian electronic payments industry had been evolving in line with the evolution in global payments in both wholesale and retail systems.

CBN To Ban Microfinance Bank Customers Without BVN From Withdrawal From Jan 1, 2018 (See Circular)

Fatokun said banks, payment service providers, and the CBN had played various roles in developing the payments system and creating products and channels for electronic payments.

“The ATM channel accounts for the highest volume of transactions, while the NIP accounts for the highest value of transactions annually. This is because the ATM is usually the e-payment channel that new and lower value account holders always interface with, while corporates and upwardly mobile middle class customers make transfers using NIP,” he said.

He said the Retail Payments Transformation Programme of the CBN had led to the introduction of various electronic payment products and services by operators in the industry.

“The electronic products are gradually reducing the usage of cheques and cash, as noticed consistently in the annual performance report since the inception of the Cashless Policy in 2012,” he said.

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How The Naira Fared Against Dollar On Parallel Market (Aug 6)

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The naira on Sunday, August 6, closed at 365 per United States dollar at the parallel market, reversing the gain it recorded in the past week.

Last week, the local unit had closed at 363/dollar.

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The Nigerian currency, which initially traded at 365/dollar, recorded slight after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), sold $462m to players in the foreign exchange market last Monday.

The apex bank specifically sold the total sum of $462,336,426.74.

A breakdown showed that the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales received the largest allocation of $267.3m, while the sum of $100m was offered for wholesale interventions; the sum of $50m was allocated to the Small and Medium Enterprises forex window.

CBN Warns Against Abuse Of The Naira | Offenders Liable To N50,000 Fine Or 6-Month Imprisonment

Those requiring foreign exchange for Business/Personal Travel Allowances, tuition and medical fees, among others, got a total allocation of $45m.

The naira is forecast to trade in a narrow range this week, and is expected to get support due to dollar inflows from CBN.

At the official interbank market, the naira has stuck around 305.90/dollar since August 2016.

On the CBN Investor and Exporters FX window, the local currency was quoted at 367 to the dollar, Reuters reported.

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CBN To Ban Microfinance Bank Customers Without BVN From Withdrawal From Jan 1, 2018 (See Circular)

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has declared that as from January 1, 2018, customers of microfinance banks and other financial institutions (OFIs) without the bank verification number (BVN) will be unable to make withdrawals from their accounts.

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The apex bank made this declaration in a statement issued on Friday as a way of indicating that it has extended the deadline for the verification, which was initially set for July 31.

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The statement which was issued by the director, other financial institutions supervision department, Tokunbo Martins, quoted the apex bank as saying that it extended the deadline following appeals from various bodies.

 “As you are aware, the deadline expired on July 31, 2017, and consequently several OFIs are in breach of this regulatory directive,” the statement read.

CBN To Ban Microfinance Bank Customers Without BVN From Withdrawal From Jan 1, 2018CBN To Ban Microfinance Bank Customers Without BVN From Withdrawal From Jan 1, 2018CBN To Ban Microfinance Bank Customers Without BVN From Withdrawal From Jan 1, 2018In March, Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance had written to Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, requesting that the BVN registration exercise be extended to microfinance banks.

“We have already commenced a review of such cases to identify and investigate cases of fraud,” she had said.

“We know that extending the requirement for BVN to microfinance banks may put a huge financial strain on the smaller microfinance banks; but some such as National Police Force microfinance (NPF), have over 27,000 salary accounts.

“Our inability to perform checks on such a large number of salary earners is a key risk.

“This will support the federal government’s efforts at reducing leakages to create headroom for the capital projects that will support the growth of the economy.”

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How The Naira Fared Against Dollar On Parallel Market (Aug 2)

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The naira gained marginally against the United States dollar at the parallel market on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

The local currency appreciated by 50k to exchange at N362.50, stronger than N363 posted on Tuesday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N473 and N422 respectively.

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At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the Naira was sold at N363, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N472 and N423 respectively.

The Naira, however, depreciated at the investors’ window, selling at N368.50 from 367.28 to the dollar.

Traders at the market said that uncertainty on the exchange rate permeated trading as buyers exercised great caution.

Since the implementation of the flexible exchange rate policy, the forces of demand and supply had been the sole determinant of the exchange rate.

CBN Warns Against Abuse Of The Naira | Offenders Liable To N50,000 Fine Or 6-Month Imprisonment

Though, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had since discontinued its peg on the exchange rate, it had remained resolute in its interventions and ensuring a robust and stable exchange rate policy.

The stability and availability of foreign exchange had impacted positively on the expansion of the manufacturing sector as reflected in the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for July.

According to data from the apex bank, the PMI stood at 54.1 per cent in July 2017, indicating expansion in the manufacturing sector for the fourth consecutive month.

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Naira Steadies As CBN Injects $462m Into Foreign Exchange Market

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday injected $462,336,426.74 million into the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, barely days after it intervened with 194 million dollars.

Mr Isaac Okorafor, Acting Director in charge of Corporate Communications, CBN made this known in a statement in Abuja.

He said the intervention was in line with the commitment of the apex bank to sustain and deepen flexibility in the foreign exchange market to further enhance foreign exchange flow in the economy.

A breakdown of the forex intervention figures obtained from the bank indicated that the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) received the largest allocation of $267,336,426.74.

The CBN also offered $100,000,000 as wholesale interventions, while $50,000,000 was allocated to the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) forex window.

Those requiring foreign exchange for Business/Personal Travel Allowances, tuition and medical fees, among others, got a total allocation of $45,000,000.

With yesterday’s forex supply, the total intervention made by the CBN for the week came to $657,336,426.74.

The CBN spokesman said: “the leadership of the CBN is impressed by the positive impact its current foreign exchange management is having on the manufacturing sector, agriculture and economic activities in general across the country.”

Okorafor expressed optimism that the Bank’s intervention, coupled with complementary fiscal efforts, would restore the economy to the path of growth.

Meanwhile, the naira maintained its steady rate against major currencies around the globe, appreciating to N360 to the dollar in the BDC segment of the market on Friday.

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TECNO Announces Exclusive Sales of Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition Smartphone at SLOT Systems outlets

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TECNO Mobile, leading mobile phone maker and ‘Official Tablet and Handset Partner of the Manchester City Football Club’, announced exclusive sales agreement with SLOT Systems outlets today. The contractual partnership provides for the exclusive nation-wide distribution of Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition smartphones.

Addressing the media on the partnership and unveiling of the Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition, Attai Oguche, Deputy Marketing Manager, PR, offline events and sponsorships, TECNO Nigeria said: “TECNO aims to leverage SLOT Systems’ nationwide presence to connect with local consumers who wish to experience or buy the flagship.  “

“Only 200 units of Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition Smartphones will ship to Nigeria this summer and we want to make the distribution nationwide. SLOT Systems stands out as the retail partner that can deliver high quality of customer service for this unique flagship.” Attai Oguche added.

“Over the past decade, SLOT Systems Ltd. has been delivering tailor-made customer service to Nigeria’s mobile phone consumers by leveraging advanced technology and trained personnel,” said Nnamdi Ezeigbo MD, SLOT Systems Ltd. “We are happy to partner with TECNO to provide our consumers with unparalleled mobile experience with the introduction of the new Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition smartphones.”

TECNO Camon CX flagship is the latest in a line of photo-focused smartphones of the TECNO Camon series; best known for its premium camera upgrades and pocket friendly price tag. The Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition features the City blue color and includes the official crest on the reverse.

Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition

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From L-R: Eason Duan, Brand Manager – West Africa, Tecno Mobile; Nnamdi Ezeigbo, MD & CEO, SLOT Systems Ltd.; Attai Oguche, Deputy Marketing Manager, PR, Offline Events and Sponsorships Tecno Mobile Nigeria; and Jesse Oguntimehin, Deputy Marketing Manager, Digital, Tecno Mobile Nigeria, at the launch of the Tecno Camon CX Manchester City Limited Edition at Renaissance Hotel Ikeja yesterday.

Camon CX Manchester City Limited edition stays true to the revolutionary pixel sensor and denoising camera technologies of the latest Camon CX/ CX Air flagships.

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Like Camon CX/CX Air, the phone also comes with dual cameras hosting 4-in-1 light denoising technology. This means the signal-to-noise (SNR) capability is 1.7 times better than the average smartphone and has an incredible capability to shoot beautiful, stunning photography in low-light.

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Each pixel sensor on the 16MP front and back cameras detect and transmit light from any image as independent signals that collectively forms the final image of a picture.  This state-of-the-art camera technology results in selfies that are thirty percent brighter than selfies from average smartphones.

This unique smartphone standout features such as full-metal casing in City blue, a laser-etched Manchester City crest on the rear and an upgraded storage space of 4GB RAM/ 64GB ROM, much bigger than Camon CX.

Customers who unbox the new phone will also enjoy customized gift packs including a City branded selfie stick, water bottle and Bluetooth speakers.

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The Camon CX Manchester City Limited edition will ship mid-July to Nigeria. Pre-order at SLOT outlets from the 17th – 21st of July 2017.

More Photos from the launch below:

 

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About Tecno Mobile

TECNO Mobile, born in 2006, is a premium mobile phone brand of Transsion Holdings. As the first dual-SIM handset supplier in Africa, TECNO is dedicated to transforming state-of-art technologies into localized products under the guideline of “Think Globally, Act Locally”. By now, TECNO has spread its presence in around 50 countries across the globe. Its product portfolio comprises of smartphones, tablets and feature phones.

Adhering to the brand essence of “Experience More”, TECNO is committed to enriching customers’ recreational life by providing customized quality products. In 2014 and 2015, TECNO maintained top 20 “Most Admired Brands in Africa” as per African Business, the most influential business magazine in the continent. In 2014, TECNO was awarded the International Quality Crown Award in the Gold Category in London.

As a fast-growing international brand, TECNO has achieved an accumulative sales volume of 120 million units. It is now one of the top three mobile phone brands in Africa and a major player worldwide.

TECNO is fully supported by Transsion’s strength in manufacturing, R&D and after sales services. With 5 manufacturing units around the world, the company is capable of producing 300,000+ handsets per day. Transsion R&D centres are located in Shanghai, Beijing, Lagos (Nigeria) and Nairobi (Kenya) with more than 800 experienced professionals, which are paired with an outstanding design team in France. Transsion’s after sales service brand has 1000+ service touch points globally powered by 4 repair factories to provide unequalled support to TECNO consumers.

For more information please visit www.tecno-mobile.com

About Manchester City Football Club

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, four League Championship titles, including two Premier League titles, and five FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of four teams comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F-Marinos among its sister clubs.

Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and Champions’ League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a world-leading first team training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.

For more information, please visit:www.mancity.com

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Unbox Your Phone – Buy The New Samsung S8 | S8+ And Get A Free Clear View Standing Cover

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With the release of the new Samsung S8 and S8+, smartphone enthusiasts can finally experience a smartphone with revolutionary design and layout.

The Samsung flagship has an amazing screen that envelops the entire surface of the smartphone plus its sides thereby, ensuring a truly smooth and strikingly beautiful device with no bumps or angles.

The Samsung S8 and S8+ offer a solid 360-degree user experience – good camera, water and dust resistant, foolproof security architecture and high-end performance even in the rain.

What’s more? You can experience a whole new level of interaction with your Smartphone, your new intelligent personal assistant.

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To reward its customers, Samsung is offering a free clear view standing cover to those who buy the Samsung S8 or S8+ before May 31st 2017.

These devices are available in 3 stunning colors – Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold.

Complete specifications of the Samsung S8 and S8+ can be found here.

You can also find the list of stores where you can get the device nationwide here.

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Career Insights Begins Empowering Nigerians With Digital Skills to Compete in Today’s Digital Economy

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The average Nigerian graduate stumbles through processes just because he has to. In high school, only a handful of students have access to career counsellors who can guide them at the early stages of choosing prospective careers.

University education is mostly a next logical step with most people picking their majors without all the necessary considerations. Shielded from the realities of a cutthroat employment market, the average Nigerian graduates from the University with all the wrong notions.

He is quickly confronted with a few realities.

Work Experience is the most useful commodity out here, however as we now live in the digital age, being equipped to not just survive but thrive in a digital economy becomes paramount to career success.

Not a lot of employers want to go the route of training graduates. They want experienced professionals and they want them by the boatload at the snap of their fingers. A lot of job seekers try to circumvent this problem by applying for Masters programs and professional certifications but they become over qualified with no practical work experience.

Two years in, they are armed with more certifications than experience, the problem persists.

The Career Insights Solution:

Career Insights has approached the problem differently, going above and beyond providing training on Digital Project Management and Business Analysis. Career Insights aims to ensure young graduates & professionals as well as people looking for a career switch can gain invaluable digital expertise and experience while they learn on the job.

The key is the ability to quickly adapt and offer flexibility:
Work experience and on the job training can be done on their flagship platform- eWorkexperience, ensuring candidates can learn at their own convenience or they  could just walk into the company’s DigiHub centre in Ikoyi. A huge part of the candidates learning will be working on actual digital projects to ensure it’s not just a load of theoretical learning.

Be Mentored by those already in the market:
A crucial part of success is effective mentoring. Who best to give you a hand and help you move up the career ladder than someone who has been where you are and now where you want to be. Candidates are assigned to mentors who are already industry experts in the digital field but once used to be candidates.

Live Digital Projects:
Digital Bananas Technology is a UK based company offering digital solutions to the UK and emerging market. The parent company of Career Insights. Candidates will have the opportunity to gain international work experience from the convenience of their homes while collaborating with 3,000+ UK professionals as they analyse, design, develop and deploy digital transformation initiatives focusing on the added value of big data/ analytics, cloud computing, mobile and social business.

With the experience gained, candidates can work for multinationals in Nigeria, work abroad or gain enough experience to launch their own digital business of next innovative app.

To date, Career Insights has helped over 4,000 Nigerians secure high paying digital roles in the UK and their recent success story in Nigeria is a graduate who secured a digital business analyst role with HSBC UK from Nigeria.

Want to learn more about how they can help you? Check them out at: www.careerinsights.tv/start-free

Results
Our 4,000 success stories point to the fact this works. After all, the proof of efficiency is in results. Each year Career Insights parent company, Digital Bananas Technology holds the DBT Awards, rewarding success and celebrating excellence in the UK you can watch the first one in 2014 here youtu.be/3QeciaoRWoE

And watch the subsequent years on their website: www.careerinsights.tv/dbt-awards/

Get started for free by registering on www.careerinsights.tv/start-free or call them directly on (0701 185 2771 or 0802 619 4849)

If you are based in the UK, call on: (02038903449)

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Become a Cyrpto – preneur: Attend TCC Smart Investors Networking Event (It’s Free)

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Invest in the future of Currency, attend TCC Smart Investors networking event!

This month of April, attend TCC (Trade Coin Club) Lagos event to learn the a-b-c of digital currency and become one of the smart fast growing investors in Nigeria!

There are two events happening this weekend and its all for FREE. 

Mainland

Venue: Planet 1, Maryland

Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017

Time: 2pm

For more info: 08185545050 | 08169653894

Info.tradecoinclub@gmail.com

 

Island

Venue: Four Points by Sheraton, Oniru

Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017

Time: 2pm

For more info: 08185545050 | 08169653894

Info.tradecoinclub@gmail.com

You can also visit and follow our social media handles F: Facebook.com/TCCNAIJA  | T: @TCCNAIJA | IG: @TCCNAIJA

TCC Smart Investors networking event

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Visit www.tradecoinclub.com for more information

Remember, this event is FREE. 

No Knowledge is lost in the digital age.

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Become a Cyrpto – preneur: Attend TCC Smart Investors Networking Event (It’s Free)

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Invest in the future of Currency, attend TCC Smart Investors networking event!

This month of April, attend TCC (Trade Coin Club) Lagos event to learn the a-b-c of digital currency and become one of the smart fast growing investors in Nigeria!

There are two events happening this weekend and its all for FREE. 

Mainland

Venue: Planet 1, Maryland

Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017

Time: 2pm

For more info: 08185545050 | 08169653894

Info.tradecoinclub@gmail.com

 

Island

Venue: Four Points by Sheraton, Oniru

Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017

Time: 2pm

For more info: 08185545050 | 08169653894

Info.tradecoinclub@gmail.com

You can also visit and follow our social media handles F: Facebook.com/TCCNAIJA  | T: @TCCNAIJA | IG: @TCCNAIJA

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Trade Coin Club Nigeria is a part of Trade Coin Club worldwide

Visit www.tradecoinclub.com for more information

Remember, this event is FREE. 

No Knowledge is lost in the digital age.

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Be Like Kolawole, Refer A Friend And Become A Quickteller Millionaire!

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This is Kolawole. 
Kolawole is a classic Amebo.
His friends prefer his news to a certain Linda…never mind.

Kolawole doesn’t tell you to send a broadcast to five of your friends or you will die, Kolawole didn’t tell his friends to bath with salt water during the Ebola scare,
He values the lives of his friends so much.

Kolawole has never shared those ‘Like and type AMEN’ posts on Facebook. 
He is smart, he knows his friends will ignore him without thinking twice.

When a Hot Gist comes, Kolawole doesn’t swallow it alone.Kolawole is not a glutton, he shares what he hears.

He heard that you can get paid on any transaction your friends and family make on quickteller.com.
So, he refers his friends quickly without a second thought.

Kolawole knows that referring five friends gives him N1000 instantly.
So, he slides in that chic’s DM, refers her and asks her to refer her cute friends too.
Kolawole doesn’t keep the best to himself alone.

Kolawole knows that the best referrers every quarter get 1 Million Naira.
Kolawole isn’t an enemy of progress, so he shares this with his friends too.

Kolawole is owing his landlord for 6 months,
So, he takes this seriously because there is no space under the bridge again!

Kolawole is smart, Be Like Kolawole.
Refer a friend to use quickteller.com and become a millionaire!

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Tell A Friend To Tell A Friend And You Could Be A Quickteller Millionaire!

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Everyone has that one friend that won’t call for months until they need your vote for themselves or their random uncle’s neighbor’s colleague’s wife’s sister’s friend for a beauty pageant or whatever they come up with these days. In good faith, you vote. Try to say hi some seconds later and pooof that friendship is Gone with the Wind until the next beauty pageant… LOL

You know how you scroll through your phone book for just one number and you keep scrolling like it’s a paid job?

There is an awesome way to make use of that phone book and as the good friend, I will tell you; what are friends for? winks

What if you could get paid anytime your friends or family use Quickteller for bill payments, funds transfers, Cable TV subscription, Airtime Recharges and Data subscriptions?

Don’t scream yet, okay maybe you can! So, here’s the deal and you have to promise to tell someone!

In Frank Edoho’s Voice Got a friend not on board the quicker life? Ask them to sign up on quickteller.com, whenever they make a transaction, your phone beeps.

Now what’s even better? REFER up to five people to sign up and you get N1000!

Now, here’s the big chocolate topping on this ice cream; The top three referrers at the end of every quarter gets 3 million Naira! No raffles, no draws; you refer, you win, isn’t that worth sharing?

So, what are you waiting for? Refer a friend, tell a friend to refer a friend that knows a friend! Come on, what are friends for?

REFER A FRIEND NOW!

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How Naira Fared Against 3 Major Currencies At Parallel Market [Jan. 9]

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The Naira on Monday appreciated against the Dollar at the parallel market after about two weeks of losses.

The local currency gained 3 points to exchange at N490, from N493 it posted last Friday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N600 and N506, respectively.

Naira Crashes To A New Record Low Against Dollar As CBN Prepares To Eliminate Parallel Market

At the Bureau De Change window, the Naira closed at N399, CBN rate, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N599 and N510, respectively.

Naira Trades At 494/$ On Christmas Day, From 268/$ On December 25, 2015

Trading on the floor of the inter-bank market saw the Naira stable at N305.00.

Traders at the market linked the appreciation of the Naira to slow activities at the market.

The Naira had exchanged around N490 in spite of speculations that it would hit the N500 to a dollar mark.

Nigeria’s Naira, 3 Others Rated Worst Currencies In The World In 2016

Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, the President, Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), while decrying the spike in the exchange rate, had commended the CBN for keeping it below N500 to a dollar.

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Nigeria’s Naira, 3 Others Rated Worst Currencies In The World In 2016

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The naira is one of the world’s four worst performing currencies in 2016, according to a report by Bloomberg LP.

The report indicated that the Nigerian currency has lost 36.68 per cent of its spot returns for the year.

READ ALSO: Naira Trades At 494/$ On Christmas Day, From 268/$ On December 25, 2015

Other currencies in the bottom four are:

  • The Egyptian pound
  • The Suriname dollar
  • The Venezuela bolivar

Which dropped by 58.84 per cent, 46.68 per cent and 37 per cent, respectively, for the period.

The currencies that performed well are the Russian ruble, Brazilian real, the palladium, the Iceland krona, and silver, which appreciated by 21.31%, 20.96%, 20.08%, 14.42% and 14.41% respectively – ending the year as the best five performing currencies of the world.

READ ALSO: Naira Crashes To A New Record Low Against Dollar As CBN Prepares To Eliminate Parallel Market

Two Africa currencies, the Zambian kwacha and South African rand, emerged as the sixth and seventh best performing currencies in the world. The kwacha and rand appreciated by 11.96 per cent and 11 per cent respectively.

The report stated: “It was a particularly bad year for any currency called the ‘pound’. The Egyptian version was the worst performer in 2016 as the nation took the dramatic step of allowing it to trade freely in an attempt to stabilise an economy struggling with a dollar shortage and concerns over social unrest. Britain’s pound tumbled after the Brexit and never recovered.”

“When it comes to currencies issued by governments and central banks, the Russian ruble has been the best performer of the year as the oil market rebounded.

“While the UK currency’s slide didn’t match those in some emerging markets, it did tally the worst performance among major currencies.”

Some of the factors that affected the Naira according to Bloomberg included bombing of pipelines by militants and the economic recession.

READ ALSO:CBN On The Verge To Eliminate Forex Black Market

It would be recalled, the Nigerian currency on Thursday closed 490 to a dollar at the parallel market and maintained 305.25 at the official market segment pegged by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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#NNHB: The Kinky Apothecary’s Nigerian Natural Hair + Beauty Show (The Full Schedule + Ticket Info)

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The Kinky Apothecary NNHB event is this weekend!

Tomrrow, Saturday November 19th, 2016, The Kinky Apothecary’s Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show: Nigeria’s first ever expo dedicated to healthy hair, beauty and lifestyle, returns for the second year.

With celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood who has styled Will Smith, Viola Davis, Teyonah Parris and Jill Scott over the last 20 years, Felicia is an expert on all things hair, and was so at home in Lagos that she’s returning for her 3rd year.

The Kinky Apothecary C.E.O Nibi Lawson stated “The first Nigerian Natural Hair + Beauty Show last year was beyond my wildest expectations! Working with a great team this year, we can’t wait to reveal something even bigger: a fun yet educational environment where people can relax, mingle, shop, but most importantly, learn”.

This year there are more speakers and more activities from interactive hair sessions, live hair demos, pop-up shops for discounted products, panel discussion, networking, children’s play area and many mor .

READ MORE: The Kinky Apothecary’s Nigerian Natural Hair + Beauty Show (NNHB2016) Returns – 19.11.2016

The Kinky Apothecary NNHB2016 Schedule

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Ticket information:
 
Afritickets.com, or in person in one of the following ways:
 Uwa Earth Foods – 4 Abayomi Shonuga Road, off Dele Adedeji, Lekki Phase 1
 A Whitespace Creative Agency – 58 Raymond Njoku Road, Off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi
 The Beauty Insider (formerly Sacred Beauty) – 2 Abiola Close, Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Ikeja or by calling us on 0817 694 5728.

For more information about The Kinky Apothecary, please visit www.thekinkyapothecary.com or like the official Facebook page, KinkyApothecary.

To join our conversation on Twitter, follow us on Twitter: @KinkyApothecary and on Instagram visit @KinkyApothecary

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Why Shopping With Jiji Is The Best Shopping Experience Ever!

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Jiji.ng is the biggest Nigerian classifieds website. However, it is not just a collection of ads. Jiji can offer much more, and this is what makes it the best marketplace in the country. Here you can easily find everything you need or dream of – literally everything!

Whether you want to buy a pair of socks, a tablet, a chair or a house, you can do it with Jiji. The website allows to post ads absolutely for free for people from all over the country. As a result, the amount of categories and ads in each of them is huge. The selection is not limited to new or used items only – you can find both here.

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One of the best features of using this service is Jiji android App. It settles down in phones and puts hundreds of thousands of offers in your pocket, making them accessible whenever you feel like shopping. Even right at this moment!

Reason to use Jiji App are numerous:

  • It is designed for Android and iOS and you can download it for free.
  • Installation is very quick.
  • Minimum of advertising is guaranteed.
  • Convenient filters, just as in the full version.
  • It doesn’t use much data and traffic.
  • It doesn’t occupy much space and doesn’t influence your phone’s functionality.

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As a buyer, you can:

  • Scan the vast variety of ads.
  • Create the lists of things that fit you perfectly by using tags and filters.
  • Open suggested and similar ads.
  • Read detailed descriptions and view photos.
  • Contact a seller to specify information you are interested in.
  • Access the service from any place and at any time you want.
  • Do shopping without paying for traffic.
  • Use Jiji App and enjoy it.
  • Get access to special offers and sales.
  • Keep calm and not worry about your safety – Jiji knows how to deal with the scammers.

Being a buyer lets you get an additional source of income, which may become the main one with time.

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As a seller, you can:

  • Post ads for free.
  • Post even more ads for free.
  • Sell fairly used things you don’t need but some people may need.
  • Make money instead of just throwing something away.
  • Boost your ads to make them more attractive and seen more often.
  • Get a verified status and prove to be a reliable person.
  • Become a part of the most successful trade team in Nigeria.

One of the best features of using this service is Jiji App. It settles down in phones and puts hundreds of thousands of offers in your pocket, making them accessible whenever you feel like shopping. Even right at this moment.

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Jiji is the revolution in online shopping. It unites buyers and sellers of the country. From Lagos to Maiduguri, everyone becomes easily accessible and ready to help you. Laptops and Smartphones, shoes and clothing, tokunbo and the vast variety of car models are available and affordable for everyone. Buying property takes only several minutes, while Jobs category waits forward to helping you to find a favorite occupation and your true purpose.

Discover shopping with Jiji.ng, and life will become better!

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TOP 25 Finalists Emerge in the FirstStars Reality TV Show!

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Twenty-five contestants finally emerged in the FirstStars Reality TV Show, to feature in the more tasking and professional top 25 phase of the first Edition of the FirstStars Reality TV Show.

The chosen 25 scaled series of screening exercise hurdles, including live performances in front of the FirstStars Judges comprising of Industry experts.

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The contestants had initially had to qualify for the top 50 spot from a group of 100 most outstanding contestants pooled from the auditions which took place in April this year.

FirstBank in partnership with EbonyLife TV, through the First@arts initiative premiered on Wednesday, September 28th 2016–The FirstStars Reality TV Show. FirstStars showcases the business of the arts and opportunities in the creative industry with focus on film making in a competitive reality show that gives young actors, producers, directors, script writers and art directors, the opportunity to show their creativity and skills to a global audience. They get the chance to win a cash prize as well as produce a feature length film.

The top 25 will now be involved in more tensed and professionally film making sessions capped by weekly tasks to be presented to the panel of judges comprising of industry experts such as Tosin Otudeko- Writer and Producer, Deyemi Okanlawon  – Film, TV, Theatre and Voice Actor, Tolulope Ajayi- Producer and Film Maker, Theo Lawson- Director, Iretiola Doyle- Writer, Actor, Producer and Presenter, Walter Adawaribi Taylaur (Waltbanger)- Producer, Director and Screenwriter &Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde (Celebrity Guest Judge)- Actress.

FirstBank is reinforcing its commitment to the growth of the creative industry and the existing opportunities which aids nation building and diversification of the economy.

Come along on this journey, by tuning in to EbonyLife TV every Wednesday at 8pm WAT as FirstStars Reality TV Show presents the world as a stage for the contestants to write the script of their lives and show the world what they are made of!

For more information on FirstStars, please visit www.firstbanknigeria.com/firststars and follow these social media handles for daily updates on the show:

Twitter: @FirstStarsNG

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstStarsShow/?fref=ts

For videos, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA6eCJ1WIfx7tKHpjSRTA52M0zJ2BDqkG

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BIG News From Ecobank

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Big news from Ecobank this OCTOBER!!! – This week they’re upgrading the way Africa banks can support you as a customer.

Do you sometimes find it difficult to keep track of your money? Well Ecobank is about to make your life easier and convenient.

Ecobank is launching a new way of staying on top of your money and in control of it ALWAYS.

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Watch out for more news this Friday.

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Disney Consider Buying Twitter

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It’s been reported that Google are looking to purchase Twitter and now they could be facing some competition from Disney if reports are to be believed.

It was first reported on Monday that Disney was considering joining the growing list of potential suitors for the social networking company. It’ll be joining a list that is said to already include Salesforce Inc, Microsoft and Google.

Disney already owns ABC and ESPN and is the only media company rumored to be eyeing the social network.

READ: Disney Under Fire Over ‘Moana’ Halloween Costume

Disney may buy Twitter

CNBC reported on Monday that a Twitter sale could happen in as soon as 30 to 45 days.

Though one problem with this acquisition would be that Twitter has an image problem, and that might harm Disney’s clean reputation and penchant for tightfisted control of its properties. Twitter has had well-publicized struggles controlling users who post racist, homophobic or sexist content. Also, Twitter has become known as a tool for terrorist groups such as ISIS. These groups use the network to recruit people to their causes.

However the company and Twitter already have a link . Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been on the Disney board since 2013.

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Want To Get The Best Out Of Life? Let’s Show You How

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FBN Insurance: Let’s Show You How To Get The Best Out Of Life

Getting the best out of life does not just happen; you plan it.

The choices you make today will aid your realities tomorrow. The question is: What kind of tomorrow do you want for yourself? One predicated on chance or one ironed out to the minutest detail, to ensure you lead the life you’ve always wanted?

At FBN Insurance Limited, we do not just sell insurance; we offer ourselves as your financial services partner in the journey towards a fulfilled life. We have an array of innovative products designed with you in mind. Take our Easy Save policy for example. This policy helps you put aside some money for short term projects with an interest of 5% on your savings. Instead of joining an ‘ajo’ or ‘esusu’ group where you need to start hoping that other members of the group pay their contributions when due, why not take our Easy Save policy and be in total control of your finances?

Our Family Income Protection Plan (FIPP) assures your family of a certain and continuous income in case of any eventualities. We understand the love and value you place on your kids, particularly their education, that is why we have designed a FlexiEdu policy specifically for them. FlexiEdu ensures you never have to worry about tuition again for the foreseeable future.

Are you Extended family inclined? Then you should check out our Extended Family Support plan (EFSP). Whenever you think of any life-related insurance business, think FBN Insurance Limited.

Our subsidiary, FBN General Insurance Limited, deals with all non-life insurance businesses. Talk about truly reliable auto insurance packages, we’ve got it. You own a business and are worried about your staff’s trustworthiness? Get our Fidelity Guarantee cover. Involved in logistics and haulage? Our Goods-in- Transit policy is what you need to give you peace of mind.

Many times, due to one unforeseen development or the other, people have lost properties worth millions due to flooding, fire or theft. For those who stay in Lagos, especially in some parts of the Island, the fear of flooding is the beginning of wisdom. But is this fear supposed to drive you to the brink of restlessness? No! Choose our Householder plan today and you can safely forget about your fears and worries with respect to your home.

Why should you choose us, you may ask? Simple; we do what we say. While others avoid paying claims, we actually look to make good our promises on same. This year alone, we have paid out in excess of N1.7bn in claims and maturity across both the life and general businesses. Indeed, we are easily one of Nigeria’s leading financial services company.

Interested in taking charge of your tomorrow from today? Reach out to us now by calling 01-9054810, 01-9054380, 01-9054364- 5, 01-9054444. You may also visit our website

www.fbninsurance.com or simply track us down on social media: @fbninsurance on Twitter and FBNInsurance on Facebook. For us, YOU are all that matters!

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Winners of the Enterprise Challenge Meet Sir Richard Branson

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The winners of the 2016 Enterprise Challenge, Keturah Ovio Onoweya and Sophia Ike Onu met Sir Richard Branson, the Founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group on Wednesday 29 June in Oxford United Kingdom for a mentoring session.

At the mentoring session, He gave ideas and advice on how to run a sustainable and profitable business in this current economic environment.  He also shared some personal business experiences during the meeting.

 

After the session, Keturah and Sophia joined a number of promising entrepreneurs from the Virgin StartUp and Virgin Media Business’ VOOM competition for Lunch and Networking. They also attended this year’s Sunday Times Fast Track 100 event and awards.

Sophia founder of The5kshop said “The Enterprise Challenge has been an incredible journey; mentally tough in so many ways but also incredibly stimulating and enjoyable. Meeting Sir Richard Branson was so surreal! Moments before he walked into the room, I was a bit anxious but the minute he came in and we got chatting, it really felt like talking to an old friend. It was impressive how well he understood my business as he casually shared intelligent advice and tips. Richard is definitely that lecturer that can make the toughest subject seem so easy. He answered all our questions with details.

“It’s so easy to understand why he’s referred to as the Godfather of Entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom.  Thank you Richard for being you, continue to inspire”

Keturah founder of Qeturah Dot Com said: “Meeting Richard Branson was a once in a lifetime experience. He is probably best known as one of the first ‘positive disruptors’ in business and has always been a real inspiration to me. Talking to him made me believe that everything is possible – you just have to make it possible, and I look forward to seeing how I can apply his words of wisdom and encouragement to my life and business going forward.”

More than 10,800 young Nigerian entrepreneurs entered the competition, which was conceived and organised by British Council and Virgin Atlantic in partnership with Zenith Bank and Samsung, in order to help talented young Nigerians develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Adrian Bird, Head of Nigeria for Virgin Atlantic, said: “Virgin Atlantic is delighted to support the Enterprise Challenge once again. We are a company built on entrepreneurship and are proud to support this initiative which enables young business people to let their dreams fly.  It has been exciting to see so many young Nigerians come up with new and innovative ideas that attempt to tackle the most pressing challenges facing the country. Keturah and Sophia have shown incredible skill, talent and dedication and we believe they have a very bright future ahead of them.

Lucy Pearson, Acting Country Director of British Council Nigeria comments: “The work of the British Council in education and the wider society helps transform not only national education systems, but builds more inclusive, open societies and increases young people’s opportunities for a better future. The Enterprise Challenge fits perfectly into this remit, effectively helping to develop the flourishing talent within Nigeria. After all, entrepreneurs make a difference not only to their immediate families and communities, but as the business leaders and employers of the future.”

Sola Oladipo Executive Director Zenith Bank Plc says: “One of the biggest hurdles in business – particularly for young entrepreneurs – is connecting with those who ‘know’, and have already succeeded, and finance. The Enterprise Challenge addresses both these and we’re proud to be a partner.”

 

A representative for Samsung Electronics West Africa, said: “We at Samsung deeply understand the importance of encouraging the average Nigerian youth to innovate and create products, as well as become wealth generators for themselves. To this end, we strongly support this initiative by British Council and Virgin Atlantic and are throwing our complete weight behind this project. We challenge Nigerian youth to explore their capabilities and talents to create products and services that will grow into big and deeply rooted brands in the near future.”

The winners have since received a financial grant worth N2m each and will all benefit from continued support from the initiative’s partners. In addition, Enterprise Challenge winners will receive a fully-funded scholarship to attend a five-day entrepreneurship foundation course at the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in South Africa.

 

 

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