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Agbaje: Using Fairs to Redefine Retail Banking BY IJEOMA NWOGWUGWU

Segun Agbaje

Segun Agbaje, the managing director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), is not a popular man. To many, he is aloof, too strait-laced, not your typical run-of-the-mill Nigerian. As one of Nigeria’s foremost bankers, he has a reputation for running a tight and efficient ship, is unflinching in his pursuit and recovery of loans from the country’s systemically chronic debtors who have a sense of entitlement believing that they can borrow depositors’ funds without paying back, and does not give a hoot about those critical of his take-no-prisoners approach to banking.



It is no secret that football enjoys a huge and passionate followership in Nigeria and unites millions of Nigerians, and as such, Chivita 100% has unveiled new Limited Edition Packs featuring football stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, David De Gea and Anthony Martial as part of its “Breakfast with the Stars” campaign to provide football loving Nigerians a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and share healthy and complete breakfast moments with these stars.

GTBank emerges Nigeria’s Best Bank …….. The Banker Awards 2017


Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been recognized as the 2017 ‘Bank of the Year Nigeria’ at The Banker Awards which held in London, United Kingdom.

Our dealings are clean and legitimate – Sterling Bank


Sterling Bank Plc has said its dealings being a lead bank in an N8 billion syndicated loan-financing transaction between it and Grant Properties Limited, a property development company, owned by one Chief Olajide Awosedo, which spanned over a decade solely with depositors funds was transparent.



Anambra State is one of the leading states in Nigeria in the political and economy sectors. There is no way the political and economic history of Nigeria will be written without reckoning with the contributions of indigenes of Anambra State, who contributed immensely to the development of the Nigerian economy and polity.

Among the indigenes of Anambra State, one man who has distinguished himself in different sectors is Dr. Arinze Madueke (Ezeana Okaka), the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Zidora Group who hailed from Ukpor in Nnewi South L.G A of Anambra state.
Married with three kids, Dr Arinze Madueke is a reputable well respected man. The man with a big heart as he is able to accommodate everyone. A man of the people who is passionate about education, wellbeing, integrity and adding value to people’s life. He’s a great philanthropist that has affected the life’s of many.

Dr. Arinze Madueke, Managing Director/CEO,Zidora Group

Dr. Arinze Madueke, Managing Director/CEO,Zidora Group

Dr. Arinze is a moral instructor and believes in living a good legacy for the younger generation to emulate. His passion has driven him at an early stage to several community project and social responsibility towards people which is now a norm.

He has been recognised severally and received so many awards by various parastals, corporate organisations, the Nigeria police Force, schools and the less privileged.

Zidora Group is an organisation whose vast interests, cuts across sectors like Travels and Tour, Education, Agriculture and Food production, Oil and Gas, Dredging and Mining, Real Estate, as well as Pharmaceuticals, and Chemicals.

 Dr. Arinze Madueke (Ezeana Okaka N'Ukpor)

Dr. Arinze Madueke (Ezeana Okaka N’Ukpor)

At just 33 years old, Dr. Arinze Madueke, an internationally trained Medical Doctor, is one of Nigeria’s most successful Entrepreneurs, and Philanthropists.

He can best be described as an innovative entrepreneur, a problem solver, one who is constantly looking for new ways to solve old problems.
Dr. Arinze, is the President and Chairman of Zidora Group, which has various subsidiaries such as; Zidora Travel and Tour, Zidora Real Estate and Realtors, Zidora Agricultural and Food Services, Zidora Medicals, Zidora Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Limited, and Zidora Consults Nigeria Limited.


He is known by many as a man who touches lives, and puts smiles on the faces of everyone who comes in contact with him.

Dr. Arinze is one man you must meet at least once in your lifetime to understand the true meaning of humanity. He is the greatest Philanthropist of his generation who started giving even when he had little.
He is also the founder of the Non-Governmental Charity Organisation, Zidora Aid Foundation, ZAF.

ZAF is a non profit charity organisation, doing fantastic work with the disabled, the less privileged, the disenfranchised, and Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.

The core beneficiaries of Zidora Aid Foundation charitable endeavours, are women and children.

The founder, Dr. Arinze, is passionate about the underdogs of the society; people too vulnerable to help themselves, and through ZAF, he has also been able to reach out to millions of people through legal aid, medical assistance, distribution of food and relief materials to refugees, IDPs, and the less fortunate, scholarships, skills acquisition and leadership training, and community development.

ZAF, successfully launched the ‘Education 2020 Project’; a project designed to eradicate illiteracy in rural communities by the year 2020, through funding of schools, distribution of books and study materials, as well as awarding scholarships to millions of African students.
Dr. Arinze’s work with the less privileged, the poor, and the downtrodden, are commendable, and the Education 2020 Project, kicked off in his home State of Anambra.

His outstanding performance in various fields of life, by rendering selfless services, as well as contribution to the social and economic development of Nigerians, has earned him recognition, both home and abroad. He is however, very humble, and amiable, and despite his success, he relates well with people across all socio-economic classes.

Despite all odds, Dr. Arinze has achieved immeasurable success in business and he has contributed immensely to the development of the Nigerian economy with his entrepreneurial ingenuity.

Considering his qualities, wealth of experience and philanthropy gestures, there is gathering storm from different quarters that Dr. Arinze should take a short at the Nigerian politics.

Though he has not publicly declared to take part in any upcoming election, many people are calling on him to declare for the House of Representatives seat.

Some of the school of thought who believe in him, equally believe that he can use his wealth of experience, business network and philanthropy gestures to transform the fortune of Anambra State if given the opportunity.

Courtesy: CFR Magazine