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FCMB felicitates with Ijebuland on 2015 Ojude Oba Festival

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Leading financial services provider, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has congratulated the Alaiyeluwa, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona (CFR), the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of the Ijebuland, Chiefs of Awujale and all indigenes, friends and well-wishers of Ijebuland on this year’s Ojude Oba Festival.  

 

At the press conference to announce the kickoff of the traditional festival that pulls thousands of both indigenes, tourist and guests from all walks of life to the historical city every year, the Bank said it is proud to be a major partner and participant at the cultural masterpiece that equally serves as a distinctive platform to reconnect with the values that sustain the town’s rich history, heritage and industrious uniqueness of the Ijebu people.  

 

According to the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of FCMB, Mr. Ladi Balogun, in a goodwill message to the organisers, the Ojude Oba festival is a major platform through which the Bank connects with the community, and promotes the nation’s diversity. He stressed that the festival had become a long standing yearly tradition that the true sons and daughters of Ijebuland and tourists from other climes look forward to, as it equally serves as unifying factor and a tourist attraction.

 

“FCMB has been a major supporter of the Ojude Oba Festival for more than a decade and it has indeed been a mutually beneficial journey. As a socially responsible corporate citizen, we realise that globalization and social transformation, though essential, could also become a threat to the cultural identity of a people. We also recognize that respect for our heritage is important as a catalyst of cultural diversity and a guarantee of sustainable development”, the CEO stated.

 

In the same vein, the Founder of FCMB Group, Otunba Michael Olasubomi Balogun, CON, the Olori Omo-Oba Akile Ijebu, in a message to Ijebu people delivered on his behalf by Mr. Louis Ibe, the Head of Media and Reputation Management of FCMB, thanked and commended the Paramount Ruler, Alaiyeluwa, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona (CFR), for his distinguished andexemplary leadership over the years. 

 

Otunba Balogun further thanked all Ijebus both within and outside the country for demonstrating oneness as a people, urging them to ensure this year’s celebration surpasses previous years. He also prayed that the Kabiyesi’s reign “should continue to bring joy, prosperity and robust health, all in abundance to the entire Ijebu race, at home and in the diaspora”

 

For over a century, the Ojude Oba Festival has been an important avenue for promoting the rich Ijebuland’s cultural heritage on the global stage. The Festival attracts tourists from across the globe and Ijebu indigenes in the diaspora, boosting trade and the hospitality sector in the region. 

 

It is observed that the event has remained a unique platform for the locals to promote their wares to a broad range of visitors thus connecting to economic advancement.

 

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments. Having successfully transformed to a retail and commercial banking-led group, FCMB expects to continue to distinguish itself by delivering exceptional services, while enhancing the growth and achievement of personal and business aspirations of its customers.

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ZENITH BANK EMPOWERS NIGERIAN SMES, PARTNERS FACEBOOK ON SME DIGITAL WORKSHOP

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Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has reaffirmed its commitment to support local Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) with the introduction of the ‘Zenith Bank SME Digital Workshop’ to provide free digital training for business owners.

The initiative, which is being organized in partnership with social media giant Facebook, will provide free training on how SMEs can use digital platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to grow their businesses.

Commenting on the initiative, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, noted that the SME ecosystem is a very important component of the Nigerian economy and the digital workshop is expected to assist participants optimally use digital channels to engage potential customers, market their products and increase sales.

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The workshop is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th, 2020 by 08:30 a.m. at the following Zenith Bank branches: 23, Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos; 201, Ikorodu Road, Obanikoro, Ilupeju, Lagos; and 2, Aromire Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The Zenith Bank SME Digital Workshop is free for everyone. To register, send an email with the subject “Zenith Bank SME Digital Workshop” to smepartnership@zenithbank.com. The email should state the name of the participant and preferred venue of attendance.

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Zenith Bank Plc is recognized as one of the most innovative financial institutions in Nigeria and was voted the most customer-focused bank in Nigeria for the Retail and SME segments in the 2018 KPMG Annual Banking Industry Customer Satisfaction Survey (BICSS). Most recently, the bank won the Best Bank in Retail Banking and the Bank of the Year at the 2019 BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BOFI) Awards and was ranked as the Best Digital Bank in Nigeria 2019 by Agusto & Co.

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Ugo Set To Take Music Industry By Storm

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German-based Nigerian music artiste, Ugo, has started the year with a bang, as he recently dropped a new single titled ‘Life Is Banana’.

The song is currently receiving positive reviews among Afrobeat music lovers.

Off the current rave from ‘Life Is Banana’ single, he has also revealed plans for future collaborations.

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Known to have consistently dropped singles since making his debut in 2014, the Ihitenansa, Imo State-born artiste is proud of his roots, as he maintains his real name, “Ugonna” and plays a vibe which crisscrosses between local and international vibes.

Already working on an RnB song likely to be released on 14 February, there is no doubt that lovers of good music will be hearing more from the artiste this year through his thrilling melody and sensational rhythm that has seen him maintaining his consistency.

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Galaxy Of Stars As Adenuga, Otedola, Wigwe Shine

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The trio of Mike Adenuga, Femi Otedola, and Herbert Wigwe share one thing in common, they are excellent in their individual businesses.

Over the years, Adenuga has turned Globacom into one of the leading telecommunication outfits in Africa, while Otedola has gone from being a success in the oil and gas industry to forging new frontiers in the energy industry.

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On his part, Wigwe has led Access Bank from a mere middle-level bank to an enviable financial institution providing support for the most elitist businesses.

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Such is the achievements of these men that they couldn’t have gone unnoticed.

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The business and personal excellence of the trio got celebrated recently when they picked up medals at the prestigious Thisday Award presentation.

While Adenuga was celebrated as Entrepreneur of the Decade, his firm, Globacom won the brand category. Otedola and Wigwe were celebrated with the former emerging Philanthropist of the Decade. Access Bank’s Wigwe emerged Banker of the Decade as his financial institution.

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