Monthly Archives: July 2017

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UPDATE ON FIRE INCIDENT AT STERLING BANK – CREEK ROAD

Wednesday, 19 July 2017: Wednesday, 19 July 2017: An armed mobile policeman fleeing from an irate mob after shooting a tanker driver disrupted banking operations at the Sterling Bank branch on Creek Road this morning. He ran into the premises of the bank to escape being lynched.

Security operatives attached to the bank disarmed and arrested the fleeing mobile policeman but did not hand him over to the irate mob.

The mob got upset and attacked the bank with the intention of unleashing mayhem on staff and customers. The branch’s reception area was vandalized and set ablaze.

The security operatives attached to the branch prevented the mob from entering the branch while evacuating staff and customers before the arrival of police reinforcement. The branch has been temporarily shut down.

We wish to inform all our customers that normal services will continue at nearby branches and through all our electronic channels.

Sterling Bank is working with security agencies to resolve the issue.

PRESS STATEMENT: DIAMOND BANK CONFIRMS APAPA FIRE INCIDENT.

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The Management of Diamond Bank Plc on Wednesday confirmed that there was a fire incident as a result of Mob action at its Creek Road, Apapa branch in Lagos State.In a press release made available to correspondents, Head, Corporate Communications, Chioma Afe, said the bank was set ablaze by an angry mob after a policeman allegedly shot dead a trailer driver outside the bank premises.

LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT MINISTER applauds Tony Elumelu’s commitment to job creation and poverty alleviation.

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At the 30th Anniversary celebration of the award-winning Transcorp Hilton Abuja, the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, commended the relentless efforts of the chairman, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, Tony O. Elumelu CON, towards job creation as a strategy for poverty alleviation in Nigeria and Africa.

Billionaires Otedola And Tony Elumelu Join Folorunsho Alakija For Her 66th Birthday Thanksgiving (Photos)

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Nigerian businesswoman and the richest black woman in the world, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, recently celebrated her 66th birthday over the weekend.

The businesswoman, took to the church to offer thanks to God for sparing her life to witness yet another year and she was accompanied during the thanksgiving service by her husband, children, in-laws and friends including United Bank of Africa’s owner and businessman, Tony Elumelu, billionaire oil mogul, Femi Otetola, and others.
See more photos from the thanksgiving service below;
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IT’S OFFICIAL: ETISALAT NIGERIA FORMALLY ANNOUNCES 9MOBILE AS NEW NAME

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Etisalat Nigeria has adopted 9mobile as its new trade name, its successor company, Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited, EMTS, on Tuesday formally confirmed the development.
“Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), which previously traded as ‘Etisalat Nigeria’ wishes to inform its over 20 million subscribers, government, regulatory agencies and all relevant stakeholder groups that the telecommunication company has changed its name to 9mobile as a further testament of our unwavering commitment to ensuring business continuity as Nigeria’s fourth largest telecom operator,” the company announced in a statement.
The statement signed by its Chief Executive Officer, Boye Olusanya, explained that the new trading name, 9mobile, represented the company’s “0809ja heritage,” “9ja-centricity”, and its “evolution over 9 years of operations in Nigeria.”
Mr. Olusanya said although the company’s trading name changed, it remained true to the same values it was built.
“A strong and resilient Nigerian spirit continues to reside in us, uniting us with our subscribers, confident that you will continue to believe in our new brand, which strongly reflects our innate creativity and youthfulness,” he added.
Besides, he said, the rebranding was a testament to the company’s dynamism, responsiveness and agility as a business, while leveraging the power of technology to deliver innovative products and services to meet customers’ needs.
“Our confidence in our ability to continue to make this happen is bolstered by the sheer determination, commitment and passion of our people to do more; and continue delivering excellent service.
To ensure the change of name was delivered efficiently and responsibly, the CEO said 9mobile announced plans to migrate to the new brand over the next few months.

Describing its travails as a transition, he urged its subscribers to be patient, as he reaffirmed the company’s commitment to remain a listening brand.
“We will continue to innovate, support, and empower you to do more, whether as an individual or a business,” he said.

-Premium Times