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In alignment with its strategic vision of building Africa’s first diverse business ecosystem, industry-agnostic investment company, VFD Group Plc, has recently acquired a 5% stake in the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) – making VFD Group one of its majority shareholders.

The NGX Group Plc is a leading integrated market infrastructure in Africa, that services the largest economy in Africa and is strengthening the competitiveness of African economies to achieve global prosperity. As a key player in the continent’s financial markets, NGX plays an active role in shaping the future of the markets through its investment in business innovation and technology. NGX Group provides a wide range of services including listing and trading securities, licensing, market data solutions, ancillary technology, regulation, real estate, and more through its wholly-owned subsidiaries – NGX Exchange, NGX REGCO, and NGX RELCO.

According to the Group Managing Director of VFD Group, Nonso Okpala, our investment in the pioneer exchange company of Nigeria is a strategic play in our ecosystem build, that ensures we are driving global prosperity by investing in businesses that have potential, helping them maximise their potential and supporting the platform that can help portray them to the world. Our investment in the NGX Group as the exchange company of choice is due to the wide range of services offered and how they are positioned for growth.

“Our interest in the NGX, is borne out of our desire to be a key player within the exchange business in Nigeria, contribute to the deepening of the Nigerian capital market and be a catalyst for capital formation within the Nigerian economy. With over a decade of operations, VFD Group has carved a niche for itself with over N50bn in equities invested in over 40 businesses without bias for sector or geography and we believe that our stake in the NGX will improve investor confidence in our country, drive capital appreciation and diversify our asset class” he said.

Founded in 2009, VFD Group’s business model allows it to operate in major sectors of the economy through its portfolio businesses, providing Financial Advisory, Asset Management, Real Estate, Technology, Debt and Private Funds Management Services, Hospitality, Insurance Brokerage, and Media, identifying solution-driven, consumer-centric businesses with growth and economic potential. It also goes a step further by providing investee companies with the required resources and guidance needed to maximise potential.

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Yemisi Imasi, CEO of Yellowpoint Group Declared Wanted by Nigeria Police For Fraud

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The Nigeria Police Force has declared Victoria Yemisi Imasi, CEO of Yellowpoint Group wanted.

 

The warrant of arrest was issued by the Magistrate/High Court of Lagos, according to the special police Gazette .

 

The publication shows that the 46-year-old is wanted for fraud, obtaining money under false pretense, and stealing in Lagos by the assistant inspector general of the police Criminal Investigation Department, (FCID) Alagbon, Ikoyi – Lagos.

 

*Sketchy* *operations* : The development followed a petition by Chive GPS, a dispute resolution company that provides debt recovery solutions on issues bothering on obtaining money by false pretense and fraud against Imasi.

 

The debt recovery company had laid a criminal complaint, dated 16th July 2021, of a well-orchestrated theft by Imasi following an advert by her company, Yellow Point Media Enterprise, and Yellow Point FT International Ltd on social media channels.

 

One of the affected victims suffered a N47.73 million loss after transferring the money to different accounts operated by Imasi’s company with the intention of investing genuinely in the various investment packages in exchange for a fixed return.

 

Amount owed to subscribers: While the exact amount owed to all subscribers is unknown yet, reports indicate that the amount owed may sum up to billions of Naira.

 

On a platform, victims claim that over N10 billion was deceitfully and fraudulently collected from over 6000 Nigerians with the intention of trading forex.

 

The petition signed by 689 users as of press time accuses Yemisi of diverting the money to fund her lavish lifestyle and buying properties.

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Shop Big Deals This Black Friday On Squad Black November

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With Black Friday finally around the corner, HabariPay is thrilled to announce that it has launched a seller community platform highlighting some of its merchants who have amazing deals for the season! Shoppers are encouraged to check out the Squad Black November sale page here to buy fashion pieces, groceries, household items, electronics, food, art, and so much more at unbeatable discounts! The sale is currently live and will run from now till 30th November 2022.With over 60% of shoppers set to purchase Black Friday deals online this year, HabariPay launched its #SquadBlackNovember campaign to help small businesses seamlessly showcase their products and services online. The company also supported these businesses with discounted logistics, FREE advertising, and connections with millions of ready-to-buy customers to ensure they would achieve massive sales during the period.Also, beyond the discounted prices, customers also have the opportunity to win shopping vouchers and coupons through trivia and contests on the brand’s pages. Follow and stay tuned @Officialsquadco on all platforms to be a part of this!Thinking of treating yourself or getting some early Christmas presents? Shop the Black November sale here – https://squadco.com/black-november/! PS: You still have a chance to be a part of this campaign as a merchant! Follow these steps:Sign up to Squad here – https://dashboard.squadco.com/sign-up and complete your KYC (if you haven’t).Upload the products you have for the black Friday sale to your Squad Storefront in readiness for sale, and make sure you reflect the discounts on each product. Visit the Google form here to input your details! Share your business name & category, brand logo, email, phone number and Squad frontlink.

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