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Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Services Provider has partnered Next Generation to educate and empower not fewer than 300 primary and secondary school pupils, in a bid to make them emotionally intelligent to take financial decisions in the future.

Ajiri Efeturi, Team Lead, Customer Insight and Business Support of the bank disclosed this at a seminar organised by Next Generation, a-non-governmental organisation to raise emotionally intelligent generation at the Centre for International and Advanced Professional Studies (CIAPS) in Lagos recently.

The theme of the seminar was braced yourself for the future and it was aimed at transforming the next generation of youths in the country. Heritage Bank was the headline sponsor of the programme.

Efeturi said, “We are passionate and committed to playing our role in the Nigerian society about how to make young people to be financially literate,” remarking that the Nigerian youths are quite knowledgeable about movies and the social media unlike financial matters.

She said in a bid to address the gap in financial literacy, the bank has launched a comic magazine that would teach students financial literacy at a very early age, adding that the basis of the financial literacy is needs and wants.

Efeturi enjoined the students to spend their money wisely and keep some for the future, remarking that there is need for goal mapping, budgeting and development of financial behaviour.

She encouraged them to belong to school financial clubs, open savings account with the bank so that the bank would allocate relationship manager to them who would help to develop them financially, especially in profit and loss account and also enjoy the benefits of bank tours and to work in the bank in day as a banker.

Besides the financial literacy programme, the students who were in the age brackets of nine to 17 years from Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Ifako International Schools, Iju Road, Ifako-Ijaiye, Divine Offspring School among others were also exposed to talks on the beauty of virginity; trauma, abuse and addiction among teens as well as drug abuse.

Folashade Ajayi, a relationship and sexuality coach enjoined them to make personal decision to abstain from sex before marriage, avoid being alone with someone to whom they are not sexually and physically attached and avoid pornography and exotic films, literature (novels, magazines) and music among others.

The coach who is an executive director of Behind Door Initiative, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) also admonished them to be friends to people with good personalities, discipline and of good moral and religious values; dress modestly; avoid having sexual talks with people of opposite sex and avoid being with male friends that are more than one to avoid being rape.

The executive director also enjoined them not to be intimidated by threats and not succumb to blackmail and when everything else fails, they should open their mouths to shout.

Also speaking Timi Oyebode said for a victim to recover from trauma, abuse and addiction, such a person need to track the first experience, grieve her loss, state her gain, track triggers, create new coping mechanisms, response, friends, activities, life purpose and mantra.

Such a victim should also go for rehabilitation when necessary, plan to fall and to rise again; acknowledge that she is wounded and expose the wound to the open air, forgive herself; the abuser, God and discover the purpose of the pain because every pain has a purpose.

Earlier in her address of welcome, Mrs. Olufunke Fajusigbe, an advertising practitioner who also doubles as the founder and the convener of the forum said the purpose was for the participants to discover greatness from within themselves.

Also speaking, Professor Anthony Kila, CEO, Centre for International and Advanced Professional Studies (CIAPS) advised the students to see themselves as assets and their bodies as treasures, adding that successful people use their bodies and brains to achieve success.

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UBA Partners LCCI For 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair, Promises Customers 20% Discount On Registration

Peter Okunoren

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Pan African financial services institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry(LCCI) have partnered to organize the 2019 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair.

The Fair, which holds between November 1st and 10th, 2019, is the 33rd edition and is expected to provide an avenue for networking and other business opportunities that will assist to catapult business activities in Africa’s largest and busiest city, Lagos and in Nigeria.

UBA, which is the headline partner will be working together with LCCI, to provide a veritable platform that is intended to grow both domestic and international trade. It further presents participants and visitors with opportunities to seal medium and top business deals.

In line with UBA’s unflinching support to the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the bank is giving a 20% discount to its Small and Medium business customers who register to attend the fair.

UBA’s Group Head, Marketing, Mrs. Dupe Olusola, who expressed excitement at the partnership, noted that the bank, with its extensive spread across Africa and other major economies of the world, is always on the lookout for partnership opportunities that will benefit the business environment and the economies where it operates.

Olusola noted that the Bank is delighted as this year’s Lagos International Trade Fair is coming after a very successful organization of UBAmarketplace by the Bank in Abuja, where over 120 SMEs from 20 African countries exhibited their products, attracting over 50,000 footfalls.

She said, “UBA, the Pan African financial institution, has branches in 20 African countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States of America and France and has always been involved in activities that aim to strengthen business connections and networks across key economies.

“Thus, we have decided to partner with LCCI to promote this year’s fair which is in its 33rd edition because the Lagos International Trade Fair has become a genuine avenue for both domestic and international trade through business to business meetings, product launches, enlightenment opportunities for government agencies’ programmes, and international trade partnership deals across borders” she explained.

She added that the partnership will also offer the bank the opportunities to showcase its array of products to its teeming and new customers, adding that the bank will set up stands at various points to serve its customers and attend to various concerns.

The Director-General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Muda Yusuf who praised the collaboration between both institutions, noted that it is a partnership that is expected to yield great benefits, owing to the fact that the LITF hosts an average of 2,000 exhibitors annually, with over 200 foreign exhibitors from 16 countries.

He also added that arrangements have been put in place to make this year’s fair even bigger and better than the previous editions, adding that already, existing and potential exhibitors have been responding positively to register and participate at the Fair.

“We at LCCI believe that this is part of the bold initiatives of the bank with a corporate culture founded upon strong organizational values and performance-driven operating standards”, Yusuf said.

Yusuf stressed that the Chamber would maintain the brand promise of the Fair, with the theme ‘Connecting businesses, Creating value’, adding that this will be sustained this year in all its marketing campaigns.

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Win N200,000 Cash Prize In The Zenith Bank #ZBZeroBalanceChallenge

Gbemileke Ajayi

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Win big in the Zenith Bank #ZBZeroBalanceChallenge ⠀
How to win?
(1) ‎Post your one minute video on Instagram before 12 noon on Sunday the 18th of August 2019.⠀
(2) Use the hashtag #ZBZeroBalanceChallenge and tag + follow @zenithbankplc on Instagram.⠀
Click Here to view and download the Zero Balance song.⠀
Note!  ‎
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday the 20th of August 2019.
  • The participant must have zenith zero account
  • To Open zero account, kindly dial #966*0# and follow the prompts

Prizes🎁

1st prize: N200,000 
2nd prize: N100,000 
3rd prize: N50,000 ‎
The promos run from Sunday the 18th of August 2019.
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Zenith Bank Introduces Free Banking For Senior Citizens

Gbemileke Ajayi

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Zenith Bank Plc has introduced the Zenith Timeless Account, which allows Nigerians aged 55years and above to enjoy free financial services.

The Zenith Timeless Account is a product offering targeted at senior citizens (aged 55 years and above), pensioners, potential and existing retirees, that allows them bank for free and conduct banking transactions with ease.

Holders of the Zenith Timeless Account enjoy interest on Savings Account and are not required to pay maintenance, debit card, cheque book, or SMS notification fees. They also enjoy priority treatment at all Zenith Bank branches nationwide, and have access to a wide range of travel and holiday offers on tickets.

Do you have an old saving or current account with Zenith Bank and you are above 55 years old?

Quickly reactivate the account and begin to enjoy all the benefits of the Zenith Timeless Account.

You can visit the bank’s website, www.zenithbank.com , or any of our branches to open the account or reactivate your old account.

 

 

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