CSW: UBA says innovation, optimisation of banking platforms key to customer satisfaction

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has emphasised that t satisfy customers, innovation, optimisation and upgrading of banking platforms must come to play. The Pan-African financial institution explained this in the spirit of ongoing Customer Service Week (CSW) at a virtual media parley on Wednesday. Speaking at the online forum, Alex Alozie, UBA’s Head of Operations, explained that the bank has intensified its focus on putting the customer first whilst still reaffirming its leadership position. Alozie said that in line with this year’s theme, the ‘Dream Team’, which embodies UBA’s core…

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Indigenous digital marketing firm to train youths on emerging digital skills

Harlong DigiTech, an indegeneous digital marketing firm has perfected plan to train one thousand youths and small business owners on acquisition of relevant digital skills. The training, which, according to the organiser, will run over a five-month period for different batches, is conceived as a way of injecting innovations into small businesses especially after the disruption triggered by coronavirus pandemic that has affected the survival of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. In a press statement, David Alonge, Team Lead at Harlong DigiTech, said the digital skill…

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Emirates resumes Nigerian flights, UAE begins visa issuance

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed that it would begin the issuance of visas to Nigerians from Thursday (today), the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced on Wednesday. Sirika had announced on September 30 that the UAE had written to state that it agreed to issue visas to Nigerians, a development that made the Federal Government lift the ban it had earlier placed on Emirates Airlines. “UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians, consequently decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into…

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Five killed, many injured in Lagos gas explosion

At least five persons have been confirmed dead and several others injured after an early morning explosion at a gas plant in Baruwa, a densely populated neighbourhood in Alimosho area of Lagos. Also, preliminary reports indicated that 89 shops, 47 buildings including a primary school and church as well as 23 electric poles, two transformers, gas tankers, one tricycle and a motorcycle were ravaged in the explosion said to have occurred around 5:45am. At least five persons have been confirmed dead and several others injured after an early morning explosion…

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Time to CAP Incessant Gas Explosion in Lagos

By Elvis Eromosele Lagosians woke up to the news of another gas plant explosion, this time is Baruwa, a suburb in a densely populated neighbourhood in Alimosho area of the state. So far eight persons have been confirmed dead with tens of others injured. Reports already indicate that at least 89 shops, 47 buildings including a primary school and church as well as 23 electric poles, two transformers, gas tankers, one tricycle and a motorcycle were ravaged in the explosion. It is disheartening. Every sort of reason has been advanced…

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Nigeria commences fiscal journey to 2021 as lawmakers get N13.08trn budget draft

Nigeria commences fiscal journey to 2021 as lawmakers get N13.08trn budge draft

President Muhammadu Buhari presented a record 13.08 trillion naira ($34.4 billion) budget for 2021 to lawmakers on Thursday. The budget represent an increase from last year as the country takes on the ensuing crisis brought about by the new coronavirus pandemic. As the president laid the 2021 fiscal document before the legislature, Ahmed Lawan, the senate president promised the treatment of the budget would be hasten to ensure its pasage as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, ahead of this important occasion, the senate had on Wednesday gone ahead to pass the…

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One more hurdle between Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala and WTO DG seat

As the race to the office of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) moves towards its conclusion, the WTO has officially announced two finalists for the position. The two last contenders are Nigeria’s candidate, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and South Korea’s candidate, Yoo Myung-hee. This means there is only one hurdle left to be crossed by either Dr. Okonjo-Iweala or her counterpart to clinch the position. Keith Rockwell, WTO spokesman, disclosed this to reporters at the WTO headquarters in Geneva after the results were announced to member states at…

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YouTube announces $100m Black Voices Fund for Nigerian artists, creators

YouTube today announced that artists and creators from Nigeria can apply for grants from its Black Voices Fund. The global $100m fund will, over the next three years, offer support to Black artists and creators so that they can thrive on YouTube. Interested artists and creators can apply for funding here, YouTube said in a statement on Thursday. The Black Voices Fund, says Alex Okosi, MD, emerging markets, YouTube EMEA, will invest with the intention to “present fresh narratives that emphasise the intellectual power, authenticity, dignity and joy of Black…

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NGSE Indicators Close In Red, As Investors Adjust Portfolios, Position For Q3 Earnings

Amid Positive NGSE Outlook, Time For Short, Medium-term Positions

Market Update for October 7 By Investdata Analysts The bullish stance of the Nigerian equity market took a hit at the midweek, when profit takers cashed out some of their gains from 12 successive sessions of rally driven by the increased liquidity inflow to the stock market in search of better return. This is just as more OMO, Treasury Bills and other fixed income instrument continue to mature, and since they can no longer be rolled over, these funds are being channeled into blue chip companies and high dividend paying…

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US stock markets rally after Trump surprises on stimulus

European stocks barely react while volatility remains elevated _________________________________________ US stocks gained ground on Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested a new stimulus bill, although the chances of lawmakers agreeing to a deal before the election appeared to fade. The S&P 500 index closed 1.7 per cent higher and the tech-focused Nasdaq Composite gained 1.9 per cent, as the indices recovered from falls on Tuesday when Mr Trump announced he would walk away from negotiations with Democrats about the size of a second bailout for the pandemic-scarred economy. Mr Trump…

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