Unity Bank grows Q3 ’19 profit by 150%

Unity Bank Plc’s profit has grown to N1.611 billion during the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, representing 150 per cent increase compared to N644 million recorded in the comparative period ended same period in 2018. The bank in a statement said its gross earnings also grew 20 per cent from N26.1 billion to N31.3 billion during the same period under review. Similarly, profit after tax increased by 147 per cent to N1.482 billion in Q3 2019 from N601 million in the comparative Q3 2018. This result was achieved on…

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Unity Bank unveils brand ambassador

As part of its retail banking drive, which targets the youth market, Unity Bank Plc is poised to launch a product specifically designed for the younger generation in the 18-35 years age bracket. To this end, the lender is collaborating with Adekunle Gold, a multiple award-winning singer, song writer, and creative designer as its Youth Brand Ambassador. In a statement, the Bank’s Head of Retail Banking & SME, Mr. Funwak Akinmade, stated, “the choice of Adekunle Gold is a strategic partnership aimed at defining and reinforcing the Bank’s brand in…

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Corruption war: Govt agencies must have unity of purpose – Adeniran

Comrade Debo Adeniran, Chairman of Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), speaks on the war against corruption. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports Do you think government is doing enough in the fight against corruption? President Buhari in its 2015 campaign promised to fight corruption and insecurity. This anti-corruption crusade got the kudos of the major leaders of world. And President Buhari is often quoted as stating that the historic duty of his administration is summed up in the clarion that “If we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill us”. No doubt…

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Eid-El-Fitr: Atiku, govs call for peace, unity

Former Vice President and APC Chieftain, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to demonstrate a greater spirit of tolerance and firmer commitment to peaceful coexistence, which he describes as the prerequisite for unity and love in Nigeria. In his Eid-el-Fitr message to mark the end of the Ramadan, Atiku urged Muslims to imbibe the lessons of the fast, which include: self discipline and sacrifice through abstention from eating, drinking and sinful acts. “Abstention from eating and drinking should go a long way to create empathy from the rich towards…

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Sustained development for Etche

As at May 29, 2015 when the good people of Rivers State rightly expelled the All Progressives Congress ( APC) from government, the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality were one of the most neglected communities. They were denied developmental projects, appointments and respect from their own state government. Due to no fault of theirs, they were degraded to second class citizens in a state where they served as food basket and also have some of the critical oil producing communities. Their situation was worsened by the fact that Etche APC…

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Ekiti guber aspirant preaches unity among APC members

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Ahead of the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, an aspirant, Mr. Yinka Akerele, yesterday advised members and leaders of the opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to close ranks and ensure the party’s victory at the poll. According to him, the mission of taking over power from those he described as usurpers must dwarf other tendencies among the party members. He added that they needed to remain united until APC records success democratically. He spoke when he visited the party’s secretariat where he officially notified…

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Karamajiji: A forgotten beggars’ colony

Some years ago, the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Nasir el-Rufai considered beggars a nuisance on the streets of Abuja and decided to forcefully evacuate them to a “special location”. The idea was to give Abuja, the Capital City, a facelift. However, many years after, the vision appears to have been derailed. CALEB ONWE reports     Karamajiji, a sprawling ghetto is home to both Gwari aborigines and other tribes, especially, low income earners. It is hidden right behind the National Military Cemetery, a few metres…

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Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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Ogoni clean-up is all noise, says Niger Delta monarch

Chairman, Ogoni Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Highness, King Suanu Baridam, the Kasimene Bangha VII, yesterday said that the Ogoni cleanup exercise that was launched by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Niger Delta, was all noise as there was no sign to suggest that the government was serious with the exercise. Already, reports said some concerned citizens in the region would be filing legal action against the Federal Government at an Abuja high court today. Also, our visit to the devastated communities revealed so much worries…

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