FirstBank to maximise COVID-19-triggered opportunities

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has assured its stakeholders that it will maximise the opportunities that have come to light due to the disruptions caused by theCOVID-19. FirstBank’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Adesola Adeduntan,  gave the assurance yesterday  at the bank’s Virtual Corporate Customers forum webinar. At the forum with the theme, “Navigating the Financial Impact of COVID-19 – Business Leaders’ Role in Finding a ‘New Normal,” Adeduntan said that the bank would continue to leverage the changes to reduce cost of doing business. He said that the bank had…

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First Bank committed to widows’ empowerment

  First Bank of Nigeria Limited has reiterated its commitment to the cause of widows, assuring that it would continue to support and empower them to become financially independent.     Nigeria’s oldest bank gave the assurance on through its Group Executive, International Banking, Mrs. Bashirat Odunewu, at an empowerment programme for widows held to commemorate this year’s International Widows Day at the palace of the Elegushi of Ikateland, Lagos, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi.   Odunewu explained that the initiative, in partnership with the International Women’s Society (IWS), was one…

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UBA, GTBank, Zenith, First Bank, Access make top 1,000 global banks’ list

  Nigeria’s tier one banks, UBA, GTBank, Zenith Bank, First Bank and Access Bank, are among African lenders, including ETI, that made The Banker magazine’s 2018 1000 global banks ranking.   A statement issued by the publication yesterday stated that Africa’s economic fortunes improved over the 2017 review period following a difficult couple of years in which lower commodity prices hit the performance of the continent’s largest markets.   It added: “This slowly improving economic climate is reflected in the growth trajectory of Africa’s banks, which have, across the board,…

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First Bank counsels students on financial literacy

Executive Management and staff of First Bank of Nigeria Limited yesterday delivered career counseling sessions with over 3000 secondary school students across the regions to inculcate financial literacy and inclusion in young students.   The counseling, according to a statement from the lender, was part of activities marking the Bank’s second edition of its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) Week scheduled for June 19 – 23, 2018.   The event themed ‘Touching Lives; You First’, offers FirstBank employees the opportunity to give their time and resources in the service of…

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Court remands couple over alleged forgery of First Bank cheque

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a cohabiting couple, Patrick Nana, 35, and Ifeoma Alexander, 39, who allegedly forged a First Bank cheque with an intent to withdraw a sum of N98, 000. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O .I. Raji, granted the accused bail in the sum of N150, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum. Raji said the sureties should be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government. “The accused should remain in Kirikiri Prisons pending when the…

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FirstBank drives convenience, financial Inclusion with Firstmonie Agents

  First Bank of Nigeria Limited has launched Agent banking services, on the refreshed Firstmonie brand, to provide customers access to banking services in areas where they live and work , the lender said in a statement. It explained that the Firstmonie Agents, who are positioned within communities with limited or no banking penetration are regarded as the “bank branch” closest to customers around their locations. Customers are able to open accounts, deposit cash into any account, withdraw cash from any bank account, buy airtime, pay bills, and do so…

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Zenith B’ball League: First Bank, Dolphins win again as 1st phase ends

The first phase of the National Women’s Basketball League sponsored by Zenith Bank ended on Monday in Abuja with favorites First Bank and Dolphins maintaining winning streak. A total of 18 teams from various parts of the country took part in the competition which started on April 10 at the Package B Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Abuja. However, three top contenders maintained an unbeaten run so far in the league series which is expected to continue in Kaduna from May 1. First Bank, Dolphins and Customs after…

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Curtain falls on 1st phase of Zenith B’ball League

First Bank, Dolphins, Customs remain unbeaten   The first phase of the 2017 Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League ends today (Monday) in Abuja with three teams battling to emerge tops after maintaining an unbeaten run so far. First Bank, Dolphins and customs are the unbeaten teams in the first phase looking to compete for the top position. This will make the second phase in Kaduna an explosive competition. Today in Abuja, First Bank will square up with Taraba, Dolphins take on Zamfara while Customs will entertain Oluyole. The results in…

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Zenith Basketball League: First Bank, First Deepwater renew rivalry

Archrivals, First Bank basketball club and First Deepwater, will on Saturday renew rivalry as both sides clash in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women basketball league at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium. While First Bank have not dropped any point from the three matches played so far in the series, Deepwater only managed wins two against Nasarawa Amazons and Taraba Hurricanes but dropped one match against Plateau Rocks. Today’s tie promises a lot of thrills and frills as First Bank Coach Peter Ahmedu has charged his wards to…

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Zenith Bank Basketball: Ekiti, Oluyole, Coal City in relegation battle

The seeds are being separated from whiffs at the ongoing Zenith Women’s Basketball League in Abuja Although relatively new comers, Ekiti, Oluyole and Coal City Queens are gradually making impacts in the league with victories recorded yesterday, this may not be enough to keep them in the division. The other teams that might not survive relegation are Taraba Hurricanes, Zamfara Babes and Plateau Rocks. In some matches decided yesterday, Plateau Rocks recorded their first victory by beating Taraba 67-20 points; Delta Force outpointed Zamfara by 50-24 while Oluyole also defeated…

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