Access Bank Restates Commitment To Deepen Presence In Kenyan Market After Discontinuation Of Sidian Bank Acquisition 

Access Bank PLC has cited the failure to fulfill some requisite conditions as the reason for calling off the proposed acquisition of Sidian Bank. The discontinuation ends Access Bank PLC’s …

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President Signs Budget 2023: Matters Arising, By Boniface Chizea, Guest Writer

Today January 04, 2023, I had 30 minutes virtual interview with Sunrise Programme on Channels Television on Budget 2023. This will then represent the second occasion that I have been …

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Sale of Polaris Bank: Our Story, By CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, today debunked media reports about irregularities in the recent sale of Polaris Bank. CBN explained that the divestment was executed based on the relevant …

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Like the Naira, Like the Pound Sterling, As UK Unveils New Notes, But…..

Just as Nigeria is introducing new, redesigned Naira notes, the Bank of England, which is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central …

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The New Naira Notes Are Here – Officially

Today, Thursday 15th December, 2022, the newly designed Naira notes went into circulation as promised by the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele. Several banks are …

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Payments Through National Domestic Card Scheme To Be Unified From January 2023

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has announced the introduction of a National Domestic Card Scheme with effect from January 16, 2023. The move is aimed at promoting stability, inclusion …

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First Bank UK @ 40 – Partnership Beyond Borders

FBNBank UK, a subsidiary of FirstBank Group is 40. The 40th anniversary was celebrated in London, last Friday 11th November with the theme, Partnership Beyond Borders.   The event which …

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FIRS Appoints MTN, Airtel & Banks As VAT Withholding Agents

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has appointed telecommunications giants MTN and Airtel as well as deposit banks in the country to withhold Value Added Tax, VAT, on all taxable …

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Hakeem Belo-Osagie: From The Boardroom To The Classroom

The notice came innocently enough last week from LinkedIn – ‘Hakeem is celebrating 3 years at Harvard Business School’, with the usual options to send congratulatory message. I responded: “Congrats …

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FirstBank Hosts Financial Market Dealers In Lagos On Friday

“Nigeria Macroeconomic Developments and Outlook: IMF View”, is the theme of the quarterly meeting of the Financial Markets Dealers Association, FMDA, to be hosted by First Bank in Lagos this Friday, …

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