Monthly Archives: June 2017

Communication and PR Academics Support Call to End Use of AVEs. – AMEC Academic Advisory Group Statement

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Leading international communication and public relations academics have welcomed and supported the “Say No to AVEs” call by AMEC to end the use of advertising value equivalents (AVEs) as a purported measure of editorial media publicity.

GTBank Remodels Herbert Macaulay Library ……flags off YOU READ initiative


Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has transformed the old Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba into a state of the art learning and recreation facility. Executed in partnership with the Lagos State Government, the project is part of the Bank’s YOU READ CSR Initiative which identifies, renovates and reequips public libraries, turning them into centers for learning and social engagements for students and the general public.

Grand Finale of the GTBank Masters Cup (Season 6) holds on Thursday 29th June 2017

The 2017 edition of the GTBank Masters Cup will reach its climax on Thursday 29th June at the famous waterfront Onikan stadium in Lagos. The prestigious secondary schools football tournament is destined to end on an historic note as old rivalries will be renewed in the two matches that will feature the four most outstanding teams in this year’s competition.

Established in 2012, the GTBank Masters Cup is an annual football competition for first generation and private secondary schools in Lagos State geared towards the development of grassroots football, the discovery of young soccer talents, and fostering camaraderie amongst competing schools. The opener of this year’s final will be the match between Queens College, Yaba and Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire – a repeat of the keenly contested 2014 finals which, last time, ended 4-3 on penalties in favor of Queens College.

In the male category, two-time winners of the competition Anwar-Ul-Islam College, Agege will face arch-rivals St. Finbarr’s College, Akoka. Both teams met in the group stage of the competition in a thrilling encounter in which St. Finbarr’s College romped to a 6-2 win to finish top of Group A.

Except for St. Finbarr’s College who finished 2nd in 2015, three out of the four finalists have won the trophy in the past. Anwar-Ul-Islam College won the maiden edition of the competition in 2012, and retained the title the following year. They remain the only male team that have won the tournament twice in the highly competitive category.

Queens College has been the dominant force in the female category having won 4 times (2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016) while Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire emerged winners in 2013. Other past winners in the male category include Eko Boys High School, Mushin (2014) St. Gregory’s College, Ikoyi (2015), and Greensprings Schools, Lekki (2016).

Commenting on the Finals of the 2017 GTBank Masters Cup, Segun Agbaje, the MD/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said “We are proud to lead this initiative that provides an avenue for students to showcase their talents and passion for the game of football even as they remain committed to their academics.” He further stated that “This competition paves the way for youths to cultivate their sporting talents and aptitudes, while fostering and building a healthier lifestyle at a critical stage in their lives”.

Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a foremost Nigerian financial institution that has maintained a defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy since its inception in 1990. The Bank actively supports in-classroom and out-of-classroom educational programmes, infrastructure development, students’ scholarship and teachers training across Africa.

Digital banking holds the key to financial inclusion in Nigeria

Segun Agbaje

Nigeria’s economy may be in a difficult period, but with digitalisation at the core of the national banking strategy, financial inclusion has been given room to grow.
Nigeria is becoming increasingly connected thanks to digital banking
Author: SegunAgbaje, Managing Director and CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank

GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup (Season 5) Semi Finals


Students and football lovers in Ogun State defied the torrential rainfall as they trouped out enmass for the semi-final fixtures of the GTBank Ogun State Principals Cup at the MK Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Makun High school, Sagamu and Muslim high school, Isolu kicked off the female fixtures and remained inseparable after extra-time before Muslim High school narrowly secured their ticket to the finals by winning 3-4 on penalties