FIRST BANK MD, IBUKUN AWOSIKA SET TO MAKE NOLLYWOOD DEBUT

The Chairman of First Bank, Dr Ibukun Awosika, is set to appear on the soon to be released movie, Citation, by Nigerian actor and movie director, Kunle Afolayan. The Punch gathered that the movie tackles the ordeals faced by female students in Nigerian Universities and it aims at propelling women to become great leaders. Dr Awosika plays the role of the university faculty dean, heading the senate hearing panel of a female postgraduate student (Moremi), played by Temi Otedola, who has been a victim of sexual harassment. Citation also features…

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SMEs MUST REINVENT TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE SAYS HERITAGE BANK’S SEKIBO

*SMEs must reinvent to remain competitive -Heritage Bank CEO, Sekibo* Managing Director/Chief Executive, Heritage Bank Limited, Mr. Ifie Sekibo has advised Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to reinvent themselves in order to remain competitive and overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on “Converting ideas into reality with focus on SME’s”, Sekibo also stressed the need for SMEs to continually embrace partnership and function as an integral part of a value chain. He said: “For SMEs to strive, they must continually re-invent themselves, one big plus for SMEs is…

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HERITAGE BANK TO DISBURSE CBN’S N100BN LOAN TO HEALTH, SELLS FX TO SMEs, EDUCATION SECTORS

Heritage Bank to disburse CBN’s N100bn loan to health, sells FX to SMEs, education sectors As part of proactive measures to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 and revamp the nation’s dwindling economy, Heritage Bank is set to disburse the N100billion set aside by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This is in line with the apex bank’s policy to introduce another intervention scheme directed to the health sector, which is known as the NGN100 Billion Credit Support for the Healthcare sector (the Scheme). Specifically, the scheme is to provide…

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SEE THE FACE OF THE MASTERMIND OF ABUJA FIRST BANK BOTCHED ROBBERY, ERNEST EWIM

Ernest Ewim: mastermind of botched Abuja bank robbery Here is the face of Ernest Ewim, the master-planner of last Saturday’s botched robbery attack against Mpape Abuja branch of First Bank. He was the last of the gang to be arrested by the police. Four other members of his gang, including the bank staff, Ehizo were arrested at the scene of operation on Saturday. A statement by DSP Anjuguri Manzah, the Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, said Ewim, 29, was arrested by a team of Police Detectives at his…

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BARMAN, MASTERMIND OF FIRST BANK ABUJA ROBBERY ARRESTED BY POLICE

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested the mastermind of the foiled robbery of a first-generation bank in the Mpape area of Abuja last Saturday. The suspect, a barman identified as Ernest was nabbed at his hideout by police detectives and is presently being held at the command headquarters by old CBN building, Garki, Abuja. The police had earlier arrested four suspects and gunned down the fourth member of the robbery gang identified as Patrick during the operation. The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, had…

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HOW FIRST BANK STAFF PLANNED THE ABORTED ROBBERY IN ABUJA

Wale Odunsi  The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has recovered four locally made pistols, one Peugeot 206 car and two daggers from the suspects arrested for the December 28 foiled First Bank robbery. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Bala Ciroma, made the disclosure at a news briefing on Tuesday in Abuja. He confirmed that four suspects were nabbed and that a staff of the bank was arrested as the mastermind of the robbery operation. Ciroma said: “Following the police arrest of four dare-devil armed robbery suspects during a…

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ABUJA FIRST BANK ROBBERY: BANKER DROVE US TO THE BANK, DISABLED CCTV, ADMINISTERED OATH OF SECRECY, SUSPECT REVEALS

He disabled CCTV, told us we could steal N7m’ Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The police on Tuesday paraded three suspected robbers, who attempted to rob an old generation bank in the Mpape area of Abuja last Saturday. An employee of the bank, Larry Ehizo, 30, was alleged to have led three others, Timothy Joe, 21; Princewill Obinna, 24; and Elijah David, 19, to the bank in an attempt to steal a huge sum of money from it. The fourth suspect, identified simply as Patrick, was gunned down by security agents during…

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FOILED ABUJA ROBBERY: POLICE GRILL FIRST BANK EMPLOYEES

From Nicholas Kalu, Abuja Employees of a first generation bank at Mpape in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are being grilled by the police over their alleged involvement in a botched robbery attempt on the bank last Saturday. A source said it was curious how the robbers gained access to the bank on a non-working day and some top officials suspected to have colluded with them were being questioned. Last Saturday, one robber was killed and four others arrested after a team of policemen and soldiers foiled their attempt to rob…

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FIRST BANK FINED 5MIL OVER ILLEGAL SALE OF SHARES

First bank A Lagos high court has awarded N5million damages against First Bank Plc in favour of its customer, Mr. Emmanuel Afolabi Onishile, for the illegal sale of his shares and loss of original title document. Justice O.O Femi-Adeniyi said the defendant breached the fiduciary duties it owed the claimant. The judge also ordered that the defendant must pay to the claimant N500, 000 as cost and that it would pay 10 percent interest per annum until the judgment sum is liquidated. The claimant had commenced an action against the…

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