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Nigeria’s foremost pan African real estate company has compensated 10 of its staff who has spent ten years with the organization with mansions gift.

 

The real estate company did this as part of activities marking its 10th anniversary and a give back to staff that had spent well over ten years with the organization and compensation of their contribution towards the growth of the real estate company over the years.

In his speech while addressing the occasion that took place in one of the real estate’s locations in Manhattan Park and gardens where the houses were built, the Group Managing Director, Aare Adetola Emmanuelking has this to say;

“First of all, let me on behalf of the Management and Board send you the sincerest thanks. To the dignitaries in our midst and all guest; I give a warm welcome to this Landmark event.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of our beloved company, I want to spend time recalling the past, my biggest feeling is: enthusiasm and dream are the greatest asset and Standing on the stage of the 10th Anniversary celebration, I am deeply touched & emotional, remembering the time when I decided to take up this monumental challenge to start my own business, with the 3 key ingredients at my disposal; my seed investment of 200,000, the unflinching support of my amiable wife; Olori Aderonke EmmanuelKing and the most critical element the blessing of God the Father.

I appreciate all the dignitaries present on this occasion, my special greeting goes to His Royal Highness, the Emir of Uke kingdom Alhaji Abdullah Hassan, Hon. Engr. Muhammad Idris, Honourable Commissioner of Works and Housing, Hon. Auwal Modibbo, Aspirant House of Representative, Honourable Haruna Nalado, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT, Hajia Halimat Bawa Special Assistant to the President on Community Engagement, Alh. DIKKO Bala former International Maritime Organization Representative London. Represented and Alh. Ahmed Habu Gumel.

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And so, I headed off with sheer faith and the wind of grace backing us up; We started with ONE staff in the person of my humble self, this 1 staff went out and got 4 more on the very first day of opening on Monday, February 7th, 2012, These 5 went out and multiplied themselves by inviting more people to join this wonderful family and by the end of our very first year in business, we had about 70 to 80 staff; and in barely 10 years, look what we have achieved, with a staff strength of over 3,000 staff we have been able to successfully multiply ourselves; so now, imagine what can be done in another 10 years, with more products, better technology, & greater investment in our people.

People remain at the center of what we do both our clients and most especially our staff; you all know what is said about charity, it begins from home that is why we take great pleasure as a company is not just celebrating our people but also growing with them;

Going down memory lane; one of my longest-serving staff had a housing challenge and approached me for a loan and whilst she was narrating her ordeal, the Holy Spirit was also speaking to me; and at that time, I had 2 houses and I was moved to gift her the first personal house I had ever built for myself and we all know the emotions tied up with such property is.

And so I obeyed and gifted the 4 bedroom detached duplex which was worth 55Milion Naira as at then now valued at over 80 Million Naira; & SO today, to celebrate our decade Marines the incredible 10 still standing from the beginning, we will be gifting 8 houses each worth 24 Million Naira to all 8 of us today, DGSM Fisayo Oloruntoba has been gifted a detached 4 bedroom house in Treasure Park and Gardens, Resort and Estates Simawa while mine has also been gifted.

Also attached to these gifts are cash rewards in millions to help in the furnishing of their various houses. This is a token to appreciate your loyalty & tenacity; We can attest that these qualities are not easy to come by in the times we find ourselves.

A Hundred people started with us at the end of the first year and now, 10 years later; 10 are still standing so on behalf of the management; I celebrate you and is to further state that up till date; the care of our people remains at the core of what we do and Today is no exception as we take out time to celebrate our Incredible Decade Marines.

Finally, I want to use this opportunity to charge the decade marines, Will you grow to become the SCORE MARINES? that is, will I still celebrate you when this organization celebrates two decades? Challenge yourselves to be here for the next decade, bigger, better, and higher in position and impact.

Challenge yourselves to pass these qualities and gestures forward. Where you can, celebrate people; when the opportunity presents itself do not hesitate to be sacrificial, let us collectively determine to make the world around us a better place and so, It Is my great pleasure to state with so much pride and joy in my heart that I have had the opportunity to work with these incredible colleagues here for ten years; what a privilege it is to serve with you. Without any further ado, Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you our incredible decade Marines.”

The real estate company uses the opportunity of the anniversary to appreciate all its customers and reiterates its effort to make incredible housing affordable to every Nigerian.

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Zenith Bank Refunds N3.23m To Angry Customer Chiamaka Agim

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A leading Nigerian commercial bank, Zenith Bank has returned N3.23 million to Chiamaka Agim, a Lagos State resident whose N4.039 million was erroneously deducted on January 9.

 

According to reports, Zenith Bank had previously informed Agim that she would only receive N800,500 of the N4,039,900 that had been debited.

 

But on Monday, January 16, in the evening, the bank sent back N3,239,400.

 

Recently, the Zenith Bank client shared a post about the refund on her Twitter page.

 

 

Agim reported that on that Monday, the bank contacted her to provide an update on the refunded money.

 

“After the event, they had to put my account on pause, so I didn’t get any alerts,” the user said. I was told to visit the bank the next day,” she recalled.

 

“They had credited my account with N3,239,400 around 7.30 pm on Monday,” the customer said. “My account statement was printed when I got to the bank.”

 

She claimed to have discovered that Access, one of the two banks to which the funds were transferred, still held the remaining N800,500.

 

Zenith Bank stated that Access Bank is now withholding the funds and that it is not their fault at this time. They said Access Bank stated that the funds would not be released without a court order.

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UBA Appoints Abiola Bawuah CEO,UBA Africa

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The Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBA Africa.

 

According to a statement y the bank, Bawuah will also join the Group Board as an Executive Director, overseeing the Group’s operations across the African continent, outside Nigeria.

 

Bawuah, a Ghanaian national, is the first female CEO of UBA Africa.

 

Prior to her appointment, she was Regional CEO, West Africa, supervising the Group’s operations in nine subsidiaries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. She previously held the role of CEO, UBA Ghana.

 

Speaking on the new appointment, the Group Board Chairman, Mr Tony O. Elumelu, said, “Abiola has contributed significantly to the growth of UBA Africa for close to a decade. She brings a wealth of experience in commercial banking, and stakeholder engagement. It also gives me great pleasure that with her appointment, the UBA Group Board has now become a majority female board.”

 

The UBA Group also announced other appointments.

 

Chris Ofikulu was appointed the Regional CEO of UBA West Africa.

 

A statement by the bank said Ofikulu has over two decades of banking experience spanning corporate, commercial, and retail banking.

 

Similarly, Uzoechina Molokwu was appointed as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of UBA Ghana, subject to local regulatory approvals. He was previously the Executive Director, Business Development – UBA Côte d’Ivoire and has over 23 years banking experience.

 

Ayokunle Olajubu was also announced as the Managing Director/CEO UBA Liberia, subject to local regulatory approvals. He currently drives compliance across Africa subsidiaries and comes with 30 years banking experience in Nigeria and other African countries, including Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire and the Gambia.

 

Other appointments include that of Theresa Henshaw who was appointed as CEO of UBA UK, subject to local regulatory approvals. She was previously the DMD, Business Development, UBA America and joined the Group as ED, Business Development at UBA UK.

 

Usman Isiaka, currently CEO, UBA Sierra Leone, has also been appointed the Deputy CEO in UBA America, subject to local regulatory approvals.

 

Adeyemi Adeleke, the former CEO of UBA, UK is now the Group Treasurer. Adeleke will be working to unlock the immense value in the Group’s multi-jurisdictional balance sheet, leveraging on its presence in 24 countries within and beyond Africa.

 

In addition to the executive appointments, UBA has announced the retirement of High Chief Samuel Oni, an independent non-executive Director, from the board following the expiration of his tenure. He joined the UBA Group in January 2015 and served on the Board of the Group for eight years.

 

The Group Chairman, Mr Elumelu, expressed his appreciation to High Chief Oni, for his commitment, leadership and extensive contributions to the UBA Group and on behalf of the Board, wishes him the very best in all his future endeavours.

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