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FCMB Expands Operations, Opens New Branch

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First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited will today (Monday) officially open a new branch in the Asokoro area of Abuja.

The development, according to the bank, is in line with its strategic expansion approach, which aims to extend the bank’s reach and make its operations accessible to more customers across Nigeria.

In a statement, the Vice President, Branch Management and Trade Services at FCMB, Mr. Oluwakayode Adigun, re-iterated the bank’s commitment to strategically grow its network to deliver exceptional banking services to more Nigerians.

According to him, “the new Asokoro branch is a strategic addition to our branch network. Though most of our customers prefer to carry out transactions from wherever they are, using our alternate channels such as FCMBMobile, FCMBOnline, USSD Quick Recharge and ATMs spread widely across Nigeria, some customers still prefer human interaction when banking. Thus, for such customers within and around Asokoro, they now have the opportunity to enjoy FCMB’s wide range of financial products and services.”

He further affirmed that, similar to what obtains at all FCMB branches across Nigeria, customers visiting the Asokoro branch can expect excellent customer experience from the bank’s team of service professionals, who are on ground to provide not just the usual traditional banking support, but also assist customers with mobile and internet banking registration.

The branch is also expected to offer numerous self-service options such as cash depositing and withdrawal ATMs, as well as self-service terminals for routine requests and transfers.
On his part, the Divisional Head, Retail Banking at FCMB, Mr. Olu Akanmu, emphasised the bank’s approach of deploying smart branching and technology in order to attain its retail banking growth and profitability goals.

“FCMB’s robust suite of financial solutions and an award-winning service culture are capabilities that allow us to do more for our customers. We continue to invest heavily in technology that empowers our customers to bank on their own terms through alternate channels and allows them to carry out transactions wherever they are.

“We are keen for residents of Asokoro and its environs to enjoy the benefits of these capabilities and look forward to helping them achieve their aspirations. This is consistent with the manner we have supported other customers for more than 30 years as a key player in Nigeria’s financial landscape,” Akanmu added.

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Ellah Lakes Partner Ondo State Government to Develop Oil Palm, Cassava in the State

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The management of Ellah Lakes Plc said it has partnered with Ondo State Government to develop and manage 5000 hectares of land for the purpose of cultivating oil palm and cassava in Ondo State, Nigeria.

The company stated in a statement signed by Kenechi Ezezika, Company Secretary, Ellah Lakes Plc.

Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer, Chuka Mordi said: “This is a significant landmark for the Company in the development of our landbank, & we are very excited to be working with ODSG.

I am delighted that we are fulfilling our strategic objective of progressively expanding our land bank & diversifying our portfolio and production base. I am also glad to say that the intercropping programme in Edo State is progressing steadily & we have achieved our first milestone of 100Hectares of Cassava with the participation of personnel of the Agricultural Development Program (ADP), in Edo State”.

The Special Adviser on Development & Investment to the Ondo State Governor/ Chief Executive Officer of Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA), Mr. Akinboye Oyewumi, who also spoke on the development said: “We are pleased with this collaboration with Ellah Lakes Plc., and we look forward to a mutually beneficial, valuable and fruitful venture.”

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Unilever Nigeria Appoints Mr Jaime Aguilera as a Non-Executive Director

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Unilever Nigeria Plc announced it has appointed Mr. Jaime Aguilera as a Non-Executive Director of the company effective from January 2021.

The company stated in a statement filed with the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Mr Jaime Aguilera worked with Coca-cola, Nestle and Procter & Gamble before joining Unilever as Executive Vice President Unilever Eastern Europe in September 2016.

Therefore, his experience spans from Europe, Americas and Asia.

His key expertise areas are “in Sales & Marketing and he has lead teams in Spain, Brazil, South Eastern Europe, Middle East, Mexico and Global teams.

“In 2009, he joined Unilever Spain as EVP & Chairman and then moved to his current role as Unilever Executive Vice President Africa, leading the Unilever business in Africa. Jaime is of Spanish origin and is an alumnus of the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas- ICADE. Jaime majored in Economic Sciences, Management & Business Administration.”

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MTN Nigeria, Gameloft Partner to Increase Access to Variety of Exciting Games

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MTN Nigeria announced it has partnered with Gameloft, a leader in the development and publishing of games, to increase access to a variety of fun and exciting games online.

The telecommunications giant in collaboration with its new partner, Gameloft announced the launch of MTN Gameworld, a new gaming platform for its subscribers.

According to MTN, the new platform will allow the Nigerian growing gaming community access to a lot of unique games online through an extensive premium catalogue from Gameloft and other renowned publishers.

Commenting on the partnership, Srinivas Rao, the Chief Digital Officer, MTN Nigeria, said, “We are constantly seeking to deliver innovative products that support the aspirations of our customers, whilst delivering superior user experience. This partnership allows us to provide our customers with access to a variety of exhilarating games from Gameloft and other leading publishers at an affordable rate.”

MTN Gameworld will allow subscribed customers access to a variety of games, which they can play at subsidised data rates through the MTN Gameworld app. Android, iOS and Windows phone users can subscribe via SMS, app, web, USSD menu (*447#), 131 USSD menu and any other MTN customer channel.

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